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Wading River Local Market

Wading River Local Market

Wading River Local Market

 

I have recently been working with an amazing group of local small business owners at The Wading River Local Market located in the loft space of Thrifts and Gifts 302 North Country Road Wading River NY 11792. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm and some Fridays as well.
Each week this market brings together different local businesses to try to revamp the stagnating business district in Wading River. The market is a great way to help support your local farms through purchasing fresh produce/dairy/breads and even plants and flowers. You can get hand made jewelry, scarves, hats, soy candles, pet treats and so much more!
Every weekend the market tries to bring in new and different vendors to help spread the word about great small businesses right in your area. We are always looking for new vendors so if you or someone you know is looking to participate send us an email at Wadingriverlocalmarket@hotmail.com.
This weekend December 14th we are hosting a wine and cheese socail and announcing raffle winners!! Tickets are $1 or if you bring in a non-perishable food item you get a ticket for free!! We have set up adorbs gift baskets for you to win for the holidays and all of the proceeds go to the local food bank.
Visit us on Facebook or on Twitter to learn about the latest updates on events, specials and local news!

 

Dancing For The Paws Fundraiser

Dancing For The Paws

Dancing For The Paws

 

We know how much I love rescuing animals and how important the cause is to me. In my opinion pets are not rescued enough and people look for any and every excuse to purchase their pet because having a rescue pet has some sort of stigma attached to it.  This is so far from the truth!  There are some very awesome people who are having a fundraising event called Dancing for the Paws to help raise donatons for a great rescue called Friend of Freddie Pet Rescue.  Here is a little about them: Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue, located at 200 Middle Country Road Middle Island NY, is a nonprofit pet rescue, dedicated to finding homes for unwanted dogs and puppies. Our adoption process is simple and fast. Application, reference checks, home visit. Our adoption fees (like most rescues) are based on age of dog, breed and medical needs of the dog/puppy that is being adopted. Please visit our “up for adoption album” on our page, it is updated daily. Adoption fees include microchipping, up to date shots, spay/neuter and vet care after you adopt. Come and visit our center and fall in love.

You can join in the fun too on Tuesday November 5th from 6:30-10:30pm.  Your participation can help raise money and awareness for some great animals and a great rescue! You might even find a new best friend!! If you can’t attend please send a donation anyway! You can also bring donations directly to Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue or bring to the event.  Rescues can never get enough food, toys, blankets, newspaper, anything to help!  If you need any more information just ask!!! Please tell your friends and family the show will be great and who doesn’t want to have a good time while helping out a great cause!

Delish Veggie Hummus Cups

Delish Veggie Hummus Cups

Delish Veggie Hummus Cups

 

 

I love summer parties!! My favorite part is finding fun new foods to try to make for the guests. I prefer to make finger foods of sorts and if at all possible theme it. I am not sure why I am so obsessed with this but it just makes me happy. Summer time is the perfect time of year to make use of vegetarian recipes when even the most carnivorous of carnivores are more likely to eat vegetables to keep them rather than eat a hot cooked meal. This is also the best time to make use of foods people would normally turn down. I found this refreshing recipe at one of my favorite places Tablespoon.com. I have added a bit of my own touch to it but the original recipe looks just as delish.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (pre-made or make your own)
Organic Cucumber
Organic Tomato
Organic Red Bell Pepper
Black Olive
Hummus (any flavor you prefer personally my favorite it jalapeno or spicy)
Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Grease cupcake or mini-cupcake pan before placing dough in cups.
2. Pull apart dough or use a cookie cutter and place inside each muffin cup making sure there are no holes and that the dough is thick enough to hold the veggies and hummus but leave enough space so the dough bakes into a cup and not a muffin.
3. Poke small holes with a fork in the bottom of the cups to prevent the bottoms of them from rising and being unable to fill them effectively.
4. Bake the cups at according to the pre-made directions or the recipe you used to make the dough.
5. While the cups are baking, chop the cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and olive. I prefer to dice my olives but you can also chop them in to larger chunks.
6. Once the cups are finished baking, transfer them to a cooling rack and make sure to cool completely before filling.
7. Once cooled start filling with hummus and veggies. You can also fill some with just hummus or just veggies.
8. Serve when ready done and watch everyone devour!

**If you have feta lying around or different veggies go for it! If you have fresh fruit and whipped cream or cream cheese you can use those too! You can do so many things with this recipe it is really fun!

Personal Favor For The Beagle & A Great Family

Fundraiser for Doug

Fundraiser for Doug

 

 

One of my closest friends has recently found out his 6 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a difficult thing for any adult to go through not to mention a child. Since there is only so much one family can do they have decided to have a fundraiser to help! Any little bit goes a long way. Please click here to read more about Doug and his family as well as see what you can do! There will be a fundraiser on June 22nd with food, drinks, fun, games, raffles and many other things! Once I have more details I will of course, keep you posted. Please help me help my friend and his family as this cause is very important to me and I don’t reach out like this often and let’s be honest can you resist that little face?!?!?!?! I don’t think so!
Please also share this link or post anywhere and everywhere you can! If you would like to donate a product or service for the raffle or even a gift to Doug or his family feel free to e-mail me accounts@thegreenbeagle.com. I appreciate any help for my friend and this super little boy!
Being that I have no idea what exactly Lymphoblastic Leukemia is as I am sure many of you don’t either here is what Wikipedia says: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a form of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts.
Malignant, immature white blood cells continuously multiply and are overproduced in the bone marrow. ALL causes damage and death by crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow, and by spreading (infiltrating) to other organs. ALL is most common in childhood with a peak incidence at 2–5 years of age, and another peak in old age.
Cure is a realistic goal. ≥94% of children have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years and appear cured. 30-40% of adults have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years. [1][2][3]
Acute refers to the relatively short time course of the disease (being fatal in as little as a few weeks if left untreated) to differentiate it from the very different disease of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which has a potential time course of many years. It is interchangeably referred to as Lymphocytic or Lymphoblastic. This refers to the cells that are involved, which if they were normal would be referred to as lymphocytes but are seen in this disease in a relatively immature (also termed ‘blast’) state.

Agroforestry, Coppicing and Keyline Design w/ Mark Krawczyk

Agroforestry, Coppicing and Keyline Design

Agroforestry, Coppicing and Keyline Design

 

 

LOCATION:
The Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
View Map · Get Directions

DATE/TIME:
March 2 & 3
10 am – 5 pm

Suggested Donation $40-$60 each day

DESCRIPTION:
Mark Krawczyk, permaculture polymath, will be teaching this Saturday and Sunday (March 2 & 3) sharing his wealth of knowledge from experience in many diverse fields. Join us as we open up our 16th PDC now in session to the general public. Mark Krawczyk spent four years after discovering permaculture traveling and apprenticing with leaders in the fields of agroforestry and forest gardening, natural building, coppice forestry and traditional woodworking. Today he owns and operates Keyline Vermont LLC, teaches natural building with Seven Generations Natural Builders, makes chairs and other wooden products using traditional techniques Riven Wood Crafts and maintains the grassroots community non-profit Burlington Permaculture. Mark is currently in the process of co-authoring Coppice Agroforestry – Perennial Silviculture for 21st Century with Dave Jacke.

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ZANI’S FURRY FRIENDS RESCUE

 

Turn your home into a spa and help Zanis furry Friends Animal Rescue to help animals this holiday season. Treat yourself to a professional facial or pamper yourself with a full spa treatment with incredible Seacret Minerals from the Dead Sea skin care products. Order here view all available products or IT’S YOUR SEACRET for a personal analysis. Now through December 31, half of all proceeds to benefit Zani’s furry Friends Animal Rescue of NYC.

Seacret is one of the leading names in the skin care industry, a unique company which uses the finest organic minerals from the Dead Sea , leaving your skin looking cleaner and healthier than it has in years! Best of all, Seacret- which has sold over $600 million in products in 33 countries worldwide last year alone- is paraben free, and none of their products are tested on animals! You can find products for anyone in your family and these products make great gifts too!

There are no catches. There are no gimmicks. Just a lot of animals getting desperately needed help this holiday season, all while you treat yourself to the finest skin care products on the market. For more information on Seacret’s products and to place your orders, please visit http://www.seacretdirect.com/?ID=SueTorres and click on “products” to see how you can look and feel great.

If you have any questions related to the fundraiser or to learn about special discounts for preferred customers, please feel free to e-mail me at sue.fundraiser@gmail.com.
EVEN IF YOU DON’T ORDER, PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS TO THIS EVENT!
Thank you so much, and have a happy holiday season!

Free Lennox Protest

Save Lennox

Save Lennox

 

Free Lennox Protest – New York City
Public Event · By Save Lives – Pass Oreo’s Law
July 9 at 10:00am until July 31 at 1:00pm
845 Third Avenue, New York City

*****UPDATE: Monday, July 9, 2012 @7:30 pm Eastern*****

UPDATE: CONSULATE CONTACT INFORMATION ADDED

PROTEST at the BRITISH Consulate 10 am – 12 Noon

British Consulate-General, New York
845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Main Tel: (212) 745-0200
Main Fax: (212) 754-3062

Email: public.affairsny@fco.gov.uk

Click here for a listing of Consulate personnel with their titles, e-mails and phone numbers.

RALLY at the IRISH Consulate approximately 12:30 – 2 pm

(Note: Lennox is under the jurisdiction of Belfast in Northern Ireland. The Irish Consulate Office does not represent Northern Ireland. Any correspondence with the Irish Consulate should be framed as a request for an official statement to the Belfast City Council in support of allowing Lennox to be rehomed. Please do not get angry or show any hostility toward anyone at the Irish Consulate. We are merely asking them to intercede or use any influence they may have to save Lennox).

Consulate General of Ireland
345 Park Avenue – 17th Floor
New York NY 10154-0037
Tel: + 1-212-319-2555
Fax: +1-212-980-9475

On-line/e-mail click here

Diplomatic Staff

Consul General: Mr. Noel Kilkenny
Deputy Consul General: Ms. Jackie O’Halloran Bernstein
Press and Information: Mr. Peter Ryan
Vice Consul: Ms. Fiona McCabe
Administrative Attaché: Ms. Monica Horgan

When communicating with the press, please use 11am at the British Consulate as the starting time. This will allow us to gather and get organized before doing media.

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Original event invitation starts here:

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Lennox is a dog that was wrongfully seized and who has been sentenced to death after a 2 year battle to save him. All attempts to return Lennox to his family have failed. There are numerous petitions, letter writing campaigns and phone-in campaigns. It’s time to take it to the streets in support of the Save Lennox campaign.

This event is being organized by the Oreo’s Law Task Force, a project of No Kill New York. We chose to launch the event from the Oreo page because we hope that Oreo’s spirit and memory will shine on our endeavor. It is also our wish to let the people who hold Lennox’s life in their hands that the animal advocacy community never forgets an injustice. The campaign to honor Oreo’s memory started in 2009 and is still going strong today.

On Monday, July 9, 2012 @ 10:00 am we will gather at the British Consulate Office in New York City. When the Consulate closes at 12:00 Noon, we will move the protest to the Irish Consulate Office and continue there.

When: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

Where: 845 Third Avenue, New York City
(between 51st & 52nd Streets)

Second Stop : 345 Park Avenue, NYC
(between 44th & 45th Streets – Grand Central Station)

We wont have time to make signs for everyone, but we will have some. Get out your markers and crayons and make your own. We will be posting some hi resolution graphics that you can take to a printer if you want to have a sign made.

Kids Organic Cooking & Eco Camps

Kids Organic Cooking & Eco Camps

Kids Organic Cooking & Eco Camps

 

What a great activity for your children with your children!   They can learn and have fun at the same time.  These can be amazing experiences that your children will carry with them throughout their childhood and into adulthood.  Organic Cooking and Eco-camps can be essential to the education of the youth in the green movement. I wish more states had organic cooking and eco-camp programs available.

Date and Time: June 11 at 10:00am until July 26 at 4:00pm
Kids Summer Organic Cooking and Sustainability Camps

The Art of Food Cooking Camp June 11-14 Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm (ages 9-16)
The Spice of Life Cooking Camp July 9-12 Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm (ages 9-16)
Organic Fruitopia Cooking Camp July 23-26 Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm(ages 5-9)

These 16 hour camps are tasty hands-on classes of learning all about specific foods… organically ! We will dive into the fun food sculpting as well as seasoning experimenting and learn how to cook healthy,organic dishes while we do it. We will look at the traditional cooking as well as the non-traditional dishes. All campers will learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety and food handling practices. Campers will taste test each dish and take home a full notebook of recipes. All equipment, aprons and food is supplied.
*Note* All recipes will be Gluten free as my kitchen is completely gluten free.

The Art of Trash Sustainability Camp June 11-14 Mon-Thurs 2pm-4pm(ages 9-16)
Water Wonders Sustainability Camp July 9-12 Mon-Thurs 2pm-4pm(ages 9-16)
The Art of Trash Sustainability Camp July 23-26 Mon-Thurs 2am-4pm(ages 5-9)

These 8 hr camps will focus on caring for our planet. In “The Art of Trash” Kids will learn about recycling and the trash we create while making fun art large and small. In “Water Wonders” kids will experiment with water while learning about water pollution and the solutions. Both camps help bring awareness of our planets problems while creating a fun way to learn about them.

Inclusive Cost Of Camps:
$175 per student for 10am-2pm cooking camp alone
$69 per student for sustainability camp alone 2pm-4pm
$229 per student for 10am-4pm cooking AND sustainability camp
$259 per student for 8am-6pm extended child care hours with both camps

For more information please contact:
Natural Living 281-678-7948
www.shopnaturalliving.com

Eco-Chic Party Tips

Eco-Chic Events

Eco-Chic Events

 

 

This article was written by our fave guest blogger and one of my closest friends Danielle Mosley! She wanted to share some excellent tips for hosting eco-chic parties in 2012.
Even though the holiday’s are over there is still a full year of events left to be scheduled!
Here are some simple tips on throwing zero-waste “eco-chic” parties:

1. First things first are invitations.
The easiest way to send an eco-friendly invite is an Evite. There are so many sites doing that these days so you can find the perfect one. Try Evite.com or Stationery by Amy Adele.You can also make your own invites out of things you have from around the house or find items such as recycled card stock at your local craft store. You can be original with the writing by using cut outs from a magazines or even images and make the invite a game to figure out, left over ribbon from the holidays, buttons, you name it!  Be Creative and have fun with it! Guests appreciate when the host goes out of their way and personalizes the party.

2. No matter the size of your party you are going to notice a pile up of trash from plates and cups to straws and cutlery. Skip the plastic and try reusable flatware. Plenty of places also sell biodegradable utensils and flatware, even napkins. Like these Bamboo Plates, Biodegradable Trash Bags or these Biodegradable Paper Straws.

3. Next is décor…you can deck out the whole party with biodegradable goodies like balloons and crepe paper steamers Make your own confetti with scraps of paper from your amazing homemade DIY invites. You can make a pretty amazing centerpiece with magazine flowers . You can even create a mini version of this for a party favor for your guests. Use clean vegetable cans, decorate the outside with a solid piece of recycled paper and decorate in a similar fashion to the invites. If your event calls for real flowers please make sure to buy them locally, make sure they are organic like OrganicBouquet.com.  If you keep bottles and jars like i do you can use them as vases or votives and make cute take aways for your guests as well. If you use candles safely you can save energy and since it is winter if you cook your food and plan arrival times can keep your venue warm without having to turn on your heat.  If you have to use party lights make sure to get energy saving bulbs, no need for your bills to sky rocket just because you want to have fun!

4. Next are food and drinks obviously. I know you know to go local and organic which is easy enough now many local groceries have their won organic or natural sections. In some areas it isn’t as easy to find organic wine or liquor. One of my fave organic wine retailers is OrganicWineCompany.com or you can try Crop Vodkas or Prairie Vodka. If beer is more  your style then try Eel River`s Certified Organic I.P.A .
If you are unsure what kinds of apps and fun food to serve you can always check out our receipe section where I have plenty of fun food for the greenie in you! Also keep in mind if you use all organic foods and biodegradable flatware, cups, utensils you can throw it all to be composted.

Have You Heard About Slut Walks?

Slut Walk NYC

Slut Walk NYC

I was invited to this event by a friend of mine a few months back and I had to admit I have never heard of it. At first I thought she was calling me a cruel name but then she explained. I do like the idea but as I have done some research and heard some interviews not all feminists are pro-Slut Walk. I would like to know your opinion on the Slut Walks. Have you ever heard of or participated in one? If so, please fill me in I would love some more insight. If you haven’t would you participate in this event?
Below is the information for SlutWalk NYC. Let me know what you think and if you would go or are planning to go!

Time: Saturday, October 1 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

…No matter who you are
No matter where you work
No matter how you identify
No matter how you flirt
No matter what you wear
No matter who you choose to love
No matter what you said before:

NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent. SlutWalk NYC is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming*, and working to end sexual and domestic violence.
*SlutWalk NYC’s working definition of slut-shaming: the derogatory, sexist language and policies that are used to shame self-identified women who are perceived as sexual.
SlutWalk first began in Toronto, where on January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force’s view of sexual assault by stating: “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.
As the city’s major protective service, the Toronto Police perpetuated the myth and stereotype of ‘the slut’, and in doing so have failed us. With sexual assault already a significantly under-reported crime, survivors have now been given even less of a reason to go to the Police, for fear that they could be blamed. Being assaulted isn’t about what you wear (check the stats, research, studies, etc); it’s not even about sex; but using a pejorative term to rationalize inexcusable behaviour creates an environment in which it’s okay to blame the victim.
Society teaches “Don’t get raped” rather than “Don’t rape”. It is time to stop blaming the victim!
SlutWalk is about expressing our unity, fighting to shed the stereotypes and myths of sexual assault and supporting a better understanding of why sexual assault happens, putting the blame where it belongs: on those who perpetrate it. We believe in working toward better partnerships and conversations in our communities to help make this happen.
The term ‘slut’ has carried a predominantly negative connotation. Aimed at those who are sexually promiscuous, be it for work or pleasure, it has primarily been women who have suffered under the burden of this label. And whether dished out as a serious indictment of one’s character or merely as a flippant insult, the intent behind the word is always to wound, so we’re taking it back. “Slut” can be re-appropriated.
We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result. Being in charge of our sexual lives, however we choose to express them, should not mean that we are opening ourselves to an expectation of violence, regardless if we participate in sex for pleasure or work. No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault.
WE ARE COMING TOGETHER. As people from all gender expressions and orientations, all walks of life, levels of employment and education, all races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds, from all points of this city and elsewhere.
We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk, to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all. Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you attend. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us.
Join us in our mission to spread the word that those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception.
We are in the process of organizing the event. Details will follow shortly.

Please also check out:
http://slutwalknyc.com/
http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/
http://twitter.com/SlutWalkNYC
If you want to get involved please contact us: slutwalknyc@gmail.com and slutwalknycweb@gmail.com

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