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Mandela Fellows Visit to U.S.

More than twenty scholars of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders from countries all over sub-Saharan Africa spent the month of July learning what they could about nonprofit organizations and how they serve people here. 

Check out the birds at Blue Heron Park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Tuesday was a wintry day but life was popping at Blue Heron Park. It was all happening at the bird feeders. Because contrary to popular belief, not all birds go south for the winter. And even though it was cloudy and cold, with temps in the mid 30s, we didn’t even […]

A windy Great Kills Beach as Jose passes by in the Atlantic

While Hurricane-turned-Tropical-Storm Jose is making its moves in the Atlantic, it’s making its presence known along the coast with high surf and riptides. It won’t be coming here, Andre Fitzgerald assured us. It’s going north and turning east. Rain here, but more in Long Island tonight. We decided to go to the beach and see […]

Life-Wire Podcast: Tony Orlando Memories

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Breakfast Mourns Loss of Services for NYC Disabilities Community

The Staten Island Disabilities Council held its Mourning Breakfast to lament the cuts in services. The March 3 event was one of five breakfasts held in each of New York City’s boroughs to appeal to Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore services, increase salaries of care workers and to open more assisted living facilities for those […]

Spanish Dance Troupe Demonstrates Inclusion

“I like to see how Danza Down, Compañía Elías Lafuente works with dancers with disabilities. It is beautiful and curious to see how professionals of different arts are engaged in this world, a world that most people do not care about.” -Paco Santos

Winter Birds and Owl Pellets at Gateway

On a mild Thursday (Jan. 26), members of the Lifestyles Media Department went to Gateway National Recreation Area at Great Kills for a program on birds. It was just after a nor’easter had hit the area, and Park Services Ranger Kathy Garofalo explained that the birds had deserted the feeders. So with some models and […]