I step out my front door and the humidity is intoxicating. I want the day off because I'd like to go to the beach. I am surrounded by water and to my east is the Atlantic Ocean.

Starting at the Verrazano Bridge, South Beach has a board walk that stretches two miles from Fort Wadsworth and then another half mile to encompass Midland Beach. Off the boardwalk at South Beach you can kayak, play tennis, or fish at the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier. On top of that there are other amenities offered in the park area such as chess tables, benches and bocce courts especially designed for seniors. Midland Beach has a playground and courts for shuffleboard and tennis as well as a Sea Turtle Fountain for children.  Staten Island's newest beach Cedar Grove follows and…

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The Memorial Day Parade is among the big events this weekend on the Island. The parade is from 11am to 3pm   The parade route starts on Forest Avenue between Decker and Victory Boulevard, heads down Hart Boulevard between Castleton and Revere, Randall Avenue between Forest and Castleton, goes down Walbrooke  Avenue between Castleton and Forest, then Gregg Place, Delafield, and Elwood Place between Randall Avenue and Walbrooke Avenue.

At  9am on Monday there is an Advance Four-Mile Run. The  start line is on  Father Capodanno Boulevard between Miller Field and Sand Lane.The Memorial Day run includes a Free Kids Fun Run at 8am. Registration is 7 to 7:30 am by the gazebo on the boardwalk. Registration for the Four-Mile Run is $35 and entries will be taken…

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Fleet Week New York  is, now in its 27th year.  Fleet Week is the city’s time-honored celebration of the U.S. Navy , U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.  This celebration gives the citizens of New York an opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.  The featured ships are located at 455 Front Street in Stapleton and there are free tours starting today. There will also be live music starting Saturday by Atomic Krush, Steppin' Back and Cherry Bomb.  Sundays music venue will be Cory Singer, Nikki Briar and Jordan Green.  Monday features The Neal Alpert Band, Prodigal Child and finishing the…

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Eight years ago we gathered around our kitchen table with what was for the last time with my Mom.   My Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and we were made aware that these were her final days.  We were all feeling there was nothing anyone could do to lighten the weight of our heavy hearts.  We were hopeless.  The woman who gave us this news was from the American Cancer Society.  Along with this she sat with us and she proceeded to talk with us about HOPE.  Knowing that nothing would ever be the same again she helped us to trust that we weren’t alone. This is just one of the many ways the American Cancer Society gives strength for us to FIGHT.  Saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant and one dollar at a time.  Together we can…

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On Saturday June 13, 2015 from Noon to Midnight at Michael J. Petrides School 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY Tom & Sue Crimmins are sponsoring our team “TOM’S TOP PICKS” for the American Cancer Society's Staten Island Community Relay for Life.

Cancer patients receive the full value of the money raised in their area if they take advantage of the American Cancer Society's offerings.  The society provides many services to cancer patients, including help with transportation and lodging and equipment such as hospital beds or walkers.  For those going through chemotherapy, the group provides wigs, cosmetology products, moisturizers and makeup to help them feel better and look better. Trained volunteers also come and help those who are going through…

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When preparing to sell your home you may be staging the interior so that it is more inviting for a potential purchase. You may want to stage your yard and entryway as well.

During the spring months many yards look vibrant but may also need some extra care for curbside appeal. Pulling weeds and adding a fresh layer of mulch where needed can give your yard a fresh well-maintained look.

Your entryway can be visible from the street and will be seen up close when buyers tour your home.  You can update the front door hardware and entry mat if they are dated or worn.  A real estate agent can generally be of value with more tips when listing your home to make a great impression on buyers. 

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