Happy July 4th, 2017! Beautiful weekend in Long Beach & today was a 10. The beach was crowded. As I walked the beach, all I could think was, are these visitors and locals going to pick up all the garbage that is around them? I'm hopeful that we respect our beaches and our fellow neighbors. Leave the beach pristine, pick up after yourself and others. Respect the lifeguards, swim in between the flags, they are there for a reason. Yes, I've become a "local" and want my town to be respected and cared for....Be your best, always...
From a snow storm last week to almost 60 degrees this weekend, Spring is definitely in the air. Thanks to Karin and Laura, we have this fantastic new design to wear while showing off your fit shape.
My workout girls and I have been using TRX and kettle bells for a long time now and we just started using a Steel Mace and Indian Clubs. We groan and complain during most of the workout but in reality, we all enjoy it, appreciate the results and have fun together.
So, find a workout partner, walk, run, bike or lift together. Take care of yourself inside and out.
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Wow, only a few days left of 2016. We are thankful for all your support in 2016 and look forward to your continued support in 2017. With your help, we will continue to donate to local organizations, charities, scholarships and families.
Geoffrey is off to Australia tomorrow for 2 weeks. In addition to having an incredible experience, I hope he finds some cool graphic shirt ideas for Rebuild the Beach to add to their upcoming 2017 Collection.
If you have an idea and want to see it come to "print", reach out to us and share your ideas.
In the meantime, stay safe, happy and healthy. Take care of yourself. Be peaceful.
My favorite holiday is tomorrow,Thanksgiving. Geoffrey and I are off to Cleveland to see the family. I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.
Rebuild the Beach has continued to be busy and donating to many different causes. We donated to 3 different Breast Cancer organizations and Mustaches for Movember. We are now raising money to donate to the The Long Beach Christmas Angel, http://www.longbeachchristmasangel.com/ and True Potential Tutoring, http://truepotentialtutoring.com/ Two very important organizations that help our Long Beach Families.The Long Beach Christmas Angel holiday party is December 9th and True Potential Tutoring is having Bingo Night on December 10th. Check their sites for further details.
It's been a Whale of a November and I'm obsessed with all the fantastic photos. Check out, Artie Raslich, www.artieraslich.com on Facebook.
Stay happy and be kind.
Labor Day Weekend has come to an end and fortunately Hurricane Hermine only brought fantastic surfing conditions to our Long Beach, New York. The July Fireworks that were cancelled in July were launched on Friday Night. We watched them from our roof top. It was a beautiful clear night and they were a spectacular sight. Thank you City of Long Beach.
Rebuild the Beach had a busy summer and we are looking forward to our upcoming events. October 1st is Irish Day, we will be set up at Station for Hair. October 8th & 9th, City of Long Beach Fall Festival at Kennedy Plaza. October 23rd Shopping Crawl at Ocean Ride Cycling Studio. October 29th Halloween at the Plaza with Arts in the Plaza. (don't worry, we'll remind you next month)
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Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
My boyfriend, loves to surf cast at night, stopping at each jetty to cast a couple dozens of times, hoping to "lure" a striped bass or blue fish. One night, he's casting away and i'm trailing behind, enjoying the beauty of the Long Beach ocean and sky, walking thru the water but there's garbage everywhere. Joe, gives me a plastic bag that he keeps with him, to hold the "keeper bass" he wants to haul in and I begin picking up garbage. The first night, I picked up 2 bags of garbage; plastic cups, bottles, fast food containers, bags, balloons, diapers, feminine hygiene applicators (YUCK) etc. I've been garbage picking while he fishes, I feel as if i'm doing something. A little boy came up to me with an empty can and one of those awful plastic rings that holds a 6 pack, he wanted to help, as did his parents. Another night a couple stopped to tell me they just picked up a bag of garbage. My friend, Lorna, is picking up on the East End of Long Beach. Hopefully, cleaning up our beaches will trickle up and more people will help out and clean up.
Keep an extra plastic bag with you, whether at the beach or the park, I'm sure you will find some cans, bottles etc to pickup. It's easy being clean.
Thank you in advance for helping !!!
Long Beach High School Academic Awards Night was a huge success.
Rebuild the Beach, asked our candidates to write an essay about what they feel needs attention in our community. The selected essays, initially were not my first choice but after rereading them along with 20 + other essays, we selected 2 for our annual scholarship. Both essays were personal, honest and caring.
One student wrote about the need to help our veterans. She was opening up about her grandfather and expressing how necessary it is that our community, society & world needs to assist what's in front of us. We all know it's easier to look away but it's time that we cease looking away and starting looking and helping.
The other selected essay was about the highs and lows of social media. As we all know, there can be a tremendous amount of abuse in the Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat arena. I was impressed at how candid this student was and how ahead of her years she is with wanting to express the importance of using the arenas for positive things, building people up, not bringing them down.
What I've learned from both students and their essays is we all need to be kinder and more helpful. Reach out, get involved, help others that are less fortunate. Think about what you are doing and the ramifications.
Sending peace and light for a beautiful June!!!
Everyone loves the 54" x 84" Sweatshirt Blanket, Life is Better at the Beach, Long Beach, NY. Makes a great gift for your Grads, dads and any loved one...Great for the beach, keep in your car for those cold and windy baseball games and perfect for your couch. You won't be disappointed in this quality 100% cotton blanket....
Today, the Long Beach Ticket Booths, all receive some new colors....Our local artists did an amazing job painting all the booths. They were all painted at Kennedy Plaza and I'm sure there was a winner but to me, they were all winners... Looking forward to seeing them up on the boardwalk Memorial Day Weekend....The one featured, was painted by my friends, Sammi Hoop & Ben Metzger. They are Mr. & Mrs. Long Beach & Arts in the Plaza....