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Celebrating Solitude by Rachel Astarte Piccione

"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others." —Alice Koller

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What Does It Mean to Be Creative? by Sylvia D’Andrea

The Master has Whispered in my Ear

What does it mean to be creative? Painters, sculptors and writers all use their creativity. Creativity also is employed by a mother who dreams up activities to keep her children entertained. It's utilized by the corporate manager who needs to keep a staff of sales people motivated. We all are being creative when we produce a product, an object or a hoped-for outcome.

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Sewing Classes Beginning in October

Beginning October 15th, So You… Sewing and Design Studio will be offering after school sewing classes every Monday from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Palisades Community Center for ages 8 to 13. Owner Vivian Burns explains, “This class is great for beginners as well as those with some sewing experience.”

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Florist Recycling Counts

“Recycling is a huge opportunity to extend the life of nearly every product we purchase. This simple action is one of the kindest and easiest efforts you can do for the earth. Its magnitude is so huge that the EPA reports nearly half of the world’s carbon footprint comes from all the things we buy,” shares Lynn Mehl, founder of Good Old Days Florist. If we reduced only 5% of our purchases, collectively we would save 127 million metric tons of CO2 emissions every year, or the equivalent of 24 million less cars, according to a 2009 EPA report.

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Creative, Eco-Friendly Kitchen and Bath Design

Maggie McManus Kitchens & Baths can help you find ecofriendly design solutions for your kitchen, baths, entryways, closets and other rooms in your home. Maggie McManus, a member of the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and a Certified Kitchen Designer, has 20 years’ experience designing and remodeling.

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Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture Workshop

Karen Rice King is returning to Jeffersonville, New York, to present a weekend training in pendulum dowsing and earth acupuncture on October 13th to 14th. Hosted again by Cynthia Crisp and Catskill Mountain Spirit, she will teach participants how to use a pendulum to ask questions, as well as L-rods to dowse the property.

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Vastu’s Yoga Teacher Training Open House

Have you been searching for a way to bring your yoga practice to the next level? Do you want to share with others the benefits yoga has brought to your life? Explore limitless possibilities and your deepest dreams during Vastu’s Anahata Teacher Training Yoga Program.

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Save 25% with Go Green Dry Cleaners Pickup and Delivery Service

If you are looking for high quality, environmentally- friendly dry cleaning delivered straight to your door, Go Green Dry Cleaners Pickup and Delivery Service based in Airmont can offer just that. They pick up your clothing from your home or office, saving you both time and money. Their delivery service is available at no extra charge. As they say, “let them go the extra mile so you don't have to”.

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Local Massage Therapist Working With Tender Touch For All

Jen Servidio, a nationally certified licensed massage therapist and Reiki master, recently began working with a non-profit group called Tender Touch For All, which specializes in working with nursing homes and senior facilities. Servidio believes that this organization provides a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Awareness Through Movement Lynn Kenny Classes

Lynn Kenny, founder of Move- BeWell Feldenkrais Studios of Bloomingburg, is ready to kick off the fall session on Thursdays with Awareness Through Movement™ classes at Pine Bush Elementary school.

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