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Chef Adrian continues to teach and learn at Lifestyles Caffe

  Since the Covid-19 lockdown, Chef Adrian has been dazzling Lifestyles Zoom audiences with cooking demonstrations that leave them hungry and/or inspired to expand their repertoire in the kitchen.  How did he get to be a pro? Adrian Gresnigt knew from a young age that he wanted to travel. He got a lifetime ticket when …

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Feeling at home and starstruck with Julia Gargano, Staten Island’s ‘Idol’

When Julia Gargano stopped in to visit Lifestyles for the Disabled, the virtual audience was packed with over 100 fans and soon-to-be-friends.  “Before we met her, I was excited. Then she seemed excited to see us. I was starstruck,” said Andrew M.  Starstruck pretty much describes how everyone felt by the end of our session …

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A warm ‘pop-up’ of winter nature activity at Blue Heron Park

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It was a cold, dark, drizzly day — perfect for going to the park, right? It is if you go to Blue Heron Park in Annadale where the Nature Center is comfortable, warm and dry. Not only that, outside their large windows is a “cafe for birds.” About a dozen feeders …

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Michael Moorer, proud southpaw heavyweight champion, gives advice for life

Fit and active at 51, Michael Moorer looks like he could still be in the ring. During a visit with Lifestyles for the Disabled, the former heavyweight champion Michael shared how sticking to his convictions helped him achieve his goals. Read our full article here, on SILive.com. (Written collaboratively by Steven Filoramo and Joseph Padalino …

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‘Buon Natale’ — Merry Christmas, Italian style

“Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!” declared Lauren Lombardo, wishing the crew of Life-Wire News Service a merry Christmas and happy New Year. For the full story and photos, visit our SILive.com article by  Joseph Padalino, Antonio Pabon, and Salvatore DiBenedetto:  ‘Buon Natale’ — Merry Christmas, Italian style (Brought to you by Honda of Staten …

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Staten Island’s hometown singer Bekah steps into the light

Bekah Samuel showcased several of her new songs, including “Angles in Los Angeles” and “Ego” at a recent screening of the film Destinova. Listen to Life-Wire reporter Meredith Arout interview Bekah, and hear a sample of her music. For the full story and photos, visit our SILive.com article by Steven Filoramo, Meredith Arout, Salvatore DiBenedetto, …

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Making Pesto With Friends

Making pesto can be a group effort. Follow the link below to our photo story in the Staten Island Advance to learn more.  Featuring photos by Alan Russo, Meredith Arout, and Angel Bruno. Making Pesto: A group project, SILive.com