Summer may seem over and the kids are back to school, but who said the fun had to stop? Saturday, September 20th, Westerleigh Park will host the 7th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival, also known as WestFest.

This year a total of 15 music acts of all different genres will take three stages, and an art exhibit by the South Shore Artists Group will be on display. For the kiddies - there will be face painting, pony rides and balloons. WestFest 2014 will be this Saturday in Westerleigh Park from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

In an article written by Nicholas Rizzi, from, he interviewed and reported the festival organizer, Jim Indelicato, discussing how Westerleigh Folk Festival came to be.

"Indelicato, a musician himself, said he started the event six…

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We have the final Staten Island summer real estate recap with August 2014's numbers. 

August 2014 Real Estate Market Sale Sides

Month Year Monthly Sales Monthly Volume Avg List $ Avg Sale $ Median Sold $ Avg DOM
August 2014 310 $129,364,145 $437,315 $417,303 $385,000 90

The summer started with June 2014, having a 303 monthly sale in properties. August increased in single digits and had 310 monthly sales.

Staten Island real estate in August was not the best month this summer, but still had high performing numbers. Staten Island wrapped August up with an average sale price of $417,303. This is an decrease from the $438,199 that was brought in June 2014.

Month Year Monthly Sales Monthly Volume Avg List $ Avg Sale $

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Staten Islanders are making a difference in a charitable way for a topic and concern that seems taboo at times. September is Suicide Prevention Month and local Staten Island businesses are hosting events where proceeds go to support American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide.

Silver Lake Golf Course had an outing on September 10th called "Strokes for Life," which Tom Crimmins Realty gave a generous donation.

'Guitars for Life' Featured Artists:

"E" Wynter Carnavalle Scott Lobadio" Mary Lombardi Gerald Massa Kwue Molly Ed Mulligan Dave O'Donnell" Megan Padovano Robert Padovano Brian Profilio Rooster Susan Sullivan

"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national nonprofit…

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Three weeks ago, we posted the first installment of our social media tips series, titled Social Media Twitter Queuing. To appeal to consumers, readers and other users - it is important to know what to post online. 

  • This may seems like a shocker but - people don't like to read online. When it comes to online reading, they just scroll and scan. Try to grab their attention with good tweets and posts that are up to date. Infographs are informative pictures, Buzzfeed articles seem to be all over social media dashboards and are relevant. 
  • Keep it clean, keep it professional. Especially if you are a college student and went to a big party last weekend - stop and second guess your posts that may seem inappropiate for a future employeer to see.…

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You are paying for house insurance, assuming your property is covered for any natural disaster that can possibly occur. However, not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don't necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as the risks are too great. As a result, homeowners must purchase flood insurance through a private company.

What Is Flood Insurance?

Most insurance policies cover some form of water damage, ranging from leaking faucets to bursting plumbing pipes. Fun fact you may not realize is - some policies don't cover water damage because of flooding of rivers or backed up sewers that pump into your home. Standard flood insurance policies cover "direct physical damage" to a property resulting from floods.

A separate policies…

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