Follow our Yolanda throughout her pregnancy as she talks about what she is experiencing. Here she talks about weeks 1 through 14. This is the start of the second trimester, where the pregnant mother may experience an increased appetite, varicose veins, and a stuffy nose.
1 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting & Display Rockefeller Center – TONIGHT 30 Rockefeller Plaza New YorkNY 10012 Visit Website: Website. 05:00 PM Dec 04, 2019
2 Moriches’ 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Center Square Shopping Center 552 Montauk Highway Center Moriches, NY 11934 Visit Website: Website. 07:00 PM Fri, Dec 06, 2019
3 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mary Jane Davies Green, Manhasset at Mary Jane Davies Green Plandome Road Manhasset, NY 11030 Visit Website: Website. 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Fri, Dec 06, 2019
4 Orient Beach State Park’s 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park 40000 Main Road Orient, NY 11957 Visit Website: Website. 06:30 PM Fri, Dec 06, 2019
5 Annual Brookhaven Town Tree Lighting, Holtsville at Holtsville Ecology Site 249 Buckley Road Holtsville, NY 11742 Visit Website: Website. 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Fri, Dec 06, 2019
6 The Maidstone Hotel’s 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony, East Hampton at The Maidstone Hotel 207 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 Visit Website: Website. 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
7 9th Annual Patriotic Holiday Tree Lighting, Nesconset at 316 Smithtown Boulevard Nesconset, NY Visit Website: Website. 05:00 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
8 Kings Park’s 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Kings Park Library Main Street/Route 25A Kings Park, NY 11754 Visit Website: Website. 04:30 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
9 Freeport Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting Woodcleft ave Freeport, NY 11520 Visit Website: Website 05:00 PM – 11:00 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
10 Grace Tree Lighting at Grace Episcopal Church, Massapequa 23 Cedar Shore Dr. Massapequa, NY 11758 Visit Website: Website. 05:00 PM Sat, Dec 7, 2019
11 Annual Train Car Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa, Port Jefferson Station Terryville Chamber Train Car Park 1003 Rt 112 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 Visit Website: Website. 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
12 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting at Deepwells, St. James at Deepwells Farm County Park Route 25A and Moriches Road St. James, NY 11780 Visit Website: Website. 04:30 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
13 Belmont Lake State Park’s 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, West Babylon at Belmont Lake State Park Southern State Parkway, Exit 38 West Babylon, NY 11703 Visit Website: Website. 04:15 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019
14 Bellport Village’s 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bellport Village Bellport Lane Bellport, NY 11713 Visit Website: Website. 06:00 PM Sat Dec 07, 2019
15 Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery’s 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium 1660 Route 25A Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Visit Website: Website. 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Sat, Dec 07, 2019.
16 Nesconset’s 2019 Holiday Lighting – Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at Gazebo Park 127 Smithtown Blvd Nesconset, NY 11767 Visit Website: Website. 02:00 PM – 04:30 PM Sun, Dec 08, 2019
17 Medford’s 2019 Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting at Medford Memorial Park Route 112 Medford, NY 11763 Visit Website: Website. 04:00 PM Sun, Dec 08, 2019
18 Stony Brook Village’s 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting at Stony Brook Village Center 111 Main Street Stony Brook, NY 11790 Visit Website: Website. 05:30 PM Sun, Dec 08, 2019
19 OLA Knights of Columbus Children’s Christmas Parade, Copiague at Great Neck Road/OLA 1400 Great Neck Road Copiague, NY 11726 Visit Website: Website. 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM Fri, Dec 13, 2019
20 15th Annual Tree Lighting at Planting Fields, Oyster Bay at Planting Fields Arboretum 1395 Planting Fields Rd. Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Visit Website: Website. 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Fri, Dec 13, 2019
This week’s installment of This, Not That, Thursday, is about getting out of the habit of sitting at home watching TV after work. Instead of the boob tube, we’ve made a list of local, free live music to help get you started. Tonight is – Live at 5 in Patchogue & Music on Main in Farmingdale! Check it out
Hi everyone! For this week’s “This, Not That, Thursday” we are looking at healthy alternatives to sugary drinks. Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking sugary drinks on your waistline and your teeth. It may have far more health risks than many of us may realize. Drinking sugary drinks can cause a decline in kidney function, an increase in your risk of diabetes, and can cause vascular issues. Sugary drinks also deplete your mineral levels and leave you dehydrated. Sugary drinks are also linked to dementia and cancer.
These are just a few of the negative health effects of sugary drinks. Help to cut the cola with these healthy and delicious sugary drink alternatives.
Tea – iced or hot- With all the different ways to enjoy it hot or cold, tea is likely one of the best sugary drink substitutes on this list. Tea has an extensive variety of flavor profiles and caffeine levels. There’s a tea out there for everyone! Perfect for any season or time of day, tea is a versatile sugary drink substitute and easy way to enjoy flavored beverages with little to no calories. Herbal tea can be used to help you unwind, boost your immune system, or reduce pain or soreness.
Freshly-squeezed lemonade- A classic summertime pick-me-up, fresh lemonade—maybe with a dash of cane sugar or agave nectar for a hint of sweetness—has enough citrusy flavor to help wash away those memories of your sugary drink guzzling days.
Sparkling water- After decades of public health initiatives, consumers are leaving sugary drinks behind for its sleeker, healthier counterpart: flavored sparkling water. Nowadays, sparkling water makers are everywhere, from homes to offices, hotels to restaurants. Rather than buying bottles and cans, avid sparkling water drinkers often invest in carbonated water dispensers to mitigate the environmental impact of buying cases of fizzy water. Now that’s some savvy sipping!
Kombucha- Kombucha is a recent health trend that shows no signs of fizzling out. While its poignant flavor is not for everyone, Kombucha typically contains little to no sugar and is a potential source of probiotics, which are known to promote gut health. It contains antioxidants and may protect against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Sparkling water with a splash of juice- Perfect for brunch, sparkling water with a splash of pineapple, orange, cranberry, or mango juice is a great non-alcoholic, low-calorie alternative to sugary drinks or mimosas at brunch.
Fruit and herb infusions- Infusions are a great way to use up any extra fruit and herbs in your fridge before they spoil. Simply chop whatever fruit and herbs you have, throw them in a pitcher or reusable water bottle, and you’ll be sipping on some fruity goodness in just a few hours. If you enjoy fruit flavors but don’t want the sugar rush of juice, infusions are the way to go!
Coconut water- Like Kombucha, Coconut water is a health fad and popular healthy substitute for sugary drinks that’s been on the scene for a few years now. Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water is a natural source of potassium and electrolytes, making it the perfect tropical alternative to plain water.
Mineral water- Mineral water contains zero calories and has the added nutritional benefit of minerals such as calcium, magnesium sulfate, and sodium sulfate. Mineral water is an everyday sugary drink substitute that’s sold at most grocery stores and online. It can help to lower blood pressure, regulate blood circulation, strengthen bones, and promote digestive health.
It is already mid-August and many families with a college student are about to start on a new adventure. Whether the young adult is going to a commuter school and living at home or attending an away college and living in a dorm, there are many changes about to hit family dynamics and the college students lives. Long discussions should now begin about forming healthy habits that will be important for now, and more importantly, for the future. I always advise living the way your grandmother taught you. Here are some of Grandma MaryAnn’s suggestions.
Grandma MaryAnn says you must:
Get your sleep – It is important to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. During sleep your body may be resting, but your brain is busy processing all the information it was exposed to during the day. Sleep helps your immune system to stay strong and prevent colds and other infections you are constantly exposed to. If possible, shut off all your electronic devices 30 to 40 minutes before going to sleep; the light from the screens can affect chemicals in your brain that enhance getting to sleep.
Eat well – Food is your body’s fuel. In order to work hard and think clearly, you need to eat the fruits, nuts and vegetables that we all know are the right stuff. Starting with a healthy breakfast will get the brain ready for the day. Healthy snacks are a must. The crash after the candy bar will be tough to handle.
Exercise – Exercise needs to be a part of your regular schedule because it decreases stress, keeps your mind sharp, and is fun. You should think of it as an investment in yourself.
I wish all the students a great year, and remember to call your Mom and Grandma as often as you can because with loving words from your biggest supporters, there is nothing you can’t handle.
We, here on the Island, are in the middle of tick season and it is reported that there is an above average tick infestation this year. If you do come in contact with a tick, there is always the time honored tweezer method to grasp and remove it.
Another method is to take a cotton ball and put a liberal amount of liquid soap on it. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball. Rub for a few seconds and usually the tick will release and be attached to the ball. This simple method is perfect for children and upset adults.
As always, prevention is the best medicine. Please check out the 8 best ways to avoid being bitten by a tick.
Obesity is a known risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. A recent study out of Israel found that obese or overweight 17- and 18-year-olds can have an increased risk of developing colon and rectal cancer, and the risk may be increased as high as 50%! We now have another reason to encourage good eating and exercise habits for our children. The earlier these healthy life style habits begin, the better.
As you know, Pokémon Go is a hot new game being played by countless people. There have been mixed reviews on this augmented reality game from concerns about safety to praises about increasing physical activity. I posted this video to give you a very detailed description about what your children are involved in, and I believe it is important to have a discussion with them about the possible dangers to look out for while playing a game like this.