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  • Long Island mom creates weekend events focused on fun and letting go of fear

    MELVILLE, Long Island — A Long Island mom has created a way for fellow moms to get together, focus on themselves and tap into their inner children. They’ve come together — some meeting for the first time — for a weekend filled with activities that will push them out of their comfort zones. “When I look at kids, you know, they have this wild abandon. They don’t stop themselves from doing things, they try anything, they fall, they get up. And […]

  • Mr. G hits the field with young soccer stars at SUSA Academy on Long Island

    SMITHTOWN, Long Island — Nir Sveri has been coaching soccer for kids for many years now, including a team of 11-year-olds at SUSA Academy on Long Island. “They won the New York Cup last year and they really haven’t lost a game since November 2017 — 22 games in a row,” Sveri said. The girls practice three times a week and then travel to tournaments and games on the weekends. Sveri said they do it all for the love of the game. […]

  • Broadway’s Jessica Vosk on her journey from Wall Street to ‘Wicked’ star

    NEW YORK — Jessica Vosk, who grew up in Clinton, New Jersey, was involved in community theater as a kid, but went in a totally different direction in college and walked right into a job at an investment firm halfway through her senior year. “I really worked very hard, so I was able to climb the ranks very fast in that job. But in that amount of time, I also refused to see any shows, I didn’t do any singing,” Vosk […]

  • TDF celebrates 50 years of bringing theater to all New Yorkers

    NEW YORK—When you look at the list of shows out now, there’s something for everyone. From “The Band’s Visit” to “Mean Girls” and let’s not forget that Disney favorite, “Frozen!” Broadway is targeting a very broad audience and much of that is in thanks to the TDF. “TDF is an art service organization that believes theater is for everybody. It’s for all New Yorkers and everyone should be able to go, in a nutshell,” Victoria Bailey, TDF’s Executive Director, said. […]

  • Mr. G goes back to camp for a day with the kids and counselors of West Hills Day Camp

    Huntington, L.I.— There’s nothing better when you’re a kid than a fun day at camp. And it was all fun and games when i stopped by West Hills Day Camp in Huntington, Long Island. Led by Kevin Gersh, West Hills is a family owned camp that’s been in existence since 1954. Kevin’s father founded the program, but Gersh put his own touch on it with a camp tailored to kids with special needs. He calls himself the Chief Autism Officer. […]

  • Mom’s quest for perfect necklace leads to successful jewelry line for parents

    NEW YORK—Whether it’s been easy or hard, the journey to motherhood is one to be remembered and treasured — and that’s exactly what Melissa Clayton, a certified public accountant at the time, was hoping to do as she searched for a special necklace after the birth of her first son. “I couldn’t find anything I loved, so I decided to make it myself and that was really how it all started,” Clayton said. She hand-stamped his name on a sterling […]

  • Pesso’s Ices grows huge fanbase thanks to 80 deliciously homemade flavors

    Bayside, QUEENS — It’s tiny in size, but big in flavor and in it’s 14 years under the ownership of Gidon Pesso, Pesso’s Ices & Ice Cream has built quite a following. “Almost every day after I pick up my son from nursery or day camp, this is the first place we come to. He loves this place,” one customer said. There are almost 80 different flavors of ices, ice cream and gelato to choose from and they’re all homemade. […]

  • Former rock and roll publicist finds a new passion in ping pong

    NEW YORK — 2008 was a bad year for Carol Klenfner. She had major back surgery, endured the loss of her husband and then was let go from her long-time job in public relations repping some of the biggest rock bands in history. “A couple of bands you might have heard of: The Stones, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Elton John,” Klenfner said. She said it all hit her like a ton of bricks. “There I am in my much-smaller apartment […]

  • Kate White on shifting gears from Cosmo’s editor-in-chief to murder mystery and advice writer

    NEW YORK — Cosmopolitan was the go-to magazine for women in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with bold letters and women who graced the front page and inside, articles about relationships, celebrities, health and fashion. In charge of it all for 14 years was Kate White. “It was the most fabulous job in the world. The most delicious fun — 14 years and I got to take it to No. 1 on the newsstands,” White said. She said that unlike […]

  • Former dancer helps aspiring artists build career through scholarship program

    NEW YORK — With each twist, leap and turn, it’s clear how gracefully Jacalyn Tatro moves — and it’s no surprise this Illinois native is attending The Juilliard School as a dance major this fall. “I only dreamed of getting in, so when that became on opportunity for me, that was something I definitely had to grab on to,” Tatro said. She received a little money from Juilliard but could still use help with her tuition, so she went to […]