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Farmer’s Market by the Sea

The Farmer’s Market is a community conduit. It creates relationships and promotes a healthy way of life. Long Beach has really adopted this routine of market culture. People come out after their walks or bike rides on the boardwalk to get that certain item that they’ve woven into their lives. — Georgia LoPresti Meckes One Read More

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The Oceans’ Bark Beckons

In 2011, Mitch VanDoff and his son went on a random visit to Gilgo Beach. Walking along the shore, they found some interesting pieces of driftwood and decided to take them home. Later, Mitch sat at his kitchen table looking over the pieces of weathered wood, trying to imagine what he could turn them into. Read More

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Thinking Global, Teaching Local

Lisa Wright still remembers the words written by a teacher on her second-grade report card: Lisa has an unusually high social conscience for someone so young. Prophetic words indeed! That report card was an early predictor of what she would ultimately choose to do with her life—and she was lucky enough to find it in Read More

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Earth Arts

Everything tells a story – Michelle Kelly, Earth Arts of Long Beach Happy New Year Long Beach! This month I’m sharing an interview I did with Michelle Kelly, owner of Earth Arts of Long Beach. I’ve always wanted to visit her pottery/art studio and before the end of 2017, I finally got my chance. Michelle Read More

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