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Celebrating the New Year, Outdoor Winter Fun, News & More in January 4th's Newsletter!

We've got the best things to do around Long Island all winter long in our first weekly newsletter of 2013!


This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
January 4th, 2013
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If you're looking to enjoy a mouthwatering meal, or you're looking for a new hot spot where you can enjoy some lavish cocktails after a long day, then head over to one of Ruvo's two convenient locations in Port Jeff & Greenlawn.

Ruvo's elegant menu includes the best fare both land and sea, and they put a unique, fresh twist on Italian classics. Whether you're in the mood for shrimp, salmon, pasta, or steak, Ruvo's extensive menu offers options to suit any palate.

Planning a big night on the town? Ruvo's bar boasts a wide variety of wines, specialty cocktails, and bottled and on tap beers - including their own special Indian Pale Ale! 

No matter what the occassion, let Ruvo dish up a meal to remember.

For more info,
please visit their website or call 631-261-7700
for Greenlawn or 631-476-3800 for Port Jeff
Dear Long Islander,

With the New Year underway, holiday festivities have begun to wind down, and many have begun to push forward with their New Years Resolutions - everything from fitness, to financial prudence, to getting out there, and experiencing more. This week, we've got a Guide filled with Tips & Tricks on keeping your your 2013 New Year's Resolutions, and starting the year off right here on Long Island. We've also packed our calendar with all sorts of upcoming events both indoor and outdoor, that kids, friends, and family can all enjoy. A big theme for resolutions this year has been "Spend more time with loved ones", and to make that easier than ever, we've got you covered with more of the best Long Island has to offer - be sure to check the Events Calendar regularly for more upcoming events, and feel free to add any upcoming events you're hosting!

Learning RX of Jericho
Offers Cognitive Skills Training Shown to Benefit Children with ADHD
It is not uncommon for individuals with ADD and ADHD symptoms to have weak cognitive skills. Cognitive skills are the underlying mental abilities that enable us to process information. With testing to determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses and appropriate “brain training” exercises, students can see dramatic improvement without medications. A study by Torkel Klingberg, a neuroscientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, showed that 60 percent of the unmedicated ADHD children in his study no longer met the clinical criteria for AD/HD after five weeks of cognitive skills training. Steve Kent is the director of the Jericho LearningRx Cognitive Skills Training Center.
For more information, please visit their website, or 516-870-3737.
Hot Off the Presses
Tips & Tricks for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions in 2013
Stay on Track with All Your New Year's Goals
Making New Year's resolutions is easy. We do it when we're all full, happy and a little overwhelmed from the holidays. Keeping New Year's resolutions is a different story. But getting in the right mindset (both before and after January 1st) will help you in keeping New Year's resolutions.  Chances are, at some time in your life, you've made a New Year's Resolution -- and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change, but then not following through. There is nothing magical about January 1. If you give your New Year’s resolution a trial run in December, and it goes well then keep it up. And there is no reason you can't start in February or March, if that is when the desire to make a change strikes you. New Year's resolutions are supposed to be ongoing goals, so don't focus too much on the start date. Now, on the other hand, don’t let this be an excuse to let procrastination get the better of you!
For All the Tips & Tricks, Read this Article in Full on!
Local Headlines
Bipartisan Outrage Over Failure to Vote on Sandy Relief Package
Matthew T. Crosson Memorial Scholarship Established for Stony Brook Journalism Students
Cuomo Backs First State-Sponsored Full-Day Pre-K Program
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Under Investigation at Roosevelt Field Mall
This Week's Local News Brought to You By:
Denis A. Miller Insurance
Giving You Peace of Mind When Disaster Strikes
Making sure that your home, car, and business have the proper insurance coverage is vital for a quick recovery after disaster strikes - something that many Long Islanders learned after Superstorm Sandy. Denis A. Miller Insurance is here to help - their knowledgeable agents can help you find the right coverage for all of your needs - they specialize in problem solving, and are experts in dealing with tough insurance issues. They have successfully filed over 5000 flood claims out of their Long Beach office, and this is why they are home of "The Floodman." Flood Insurance is especially important for home owners on LI - there are many low lying areas that are prone to flooding, and this coverage is vital to protect your home, car, and valuables. If you do not already have Flood Insurance, give Denis A. Miller Insurance a call for a free quote today - it takes 30 Days for Flood Insurance to go into effect, so you want to be sure to stay on top of it! Are you a Homeowner that received FEMA Assistance as a result of Superstorm Sandy? You'll be required to purchase Flood Insurance for your home - let the experts take care of it, and rest easy knowing that everything you've worked hard for is protected, and backed by the best - Denis A. Miller Insurance.
For more information & a Free Quote,
please visit their website, or call 516-432-9245.
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

As a result of Superstorm Sandy, the Long Beach Boardwalk will have to be demolished. To support and commemorate the beginning of the demolition process, head down to the 2.2 mile long oceanfront boardwalk this Saturday, January 5th, starting at 11AM on Grand Blvd. A ceremonial event will be held for all attendees. Show your support for the victims and share in this positive outlook for the future! 
Did you make a new year’s resolution to stay in shape? If so, head down to Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for the first hike of the new year! Starting at 10AM on Saturday, January 5th, this will be a great way to begin 2013 the right way. Hikers are encouraged to dress warmly for the weather and registration is required. Bring your family or friends for a fresh start! 
If you’re looking to start off the new year in an educational way, then Fun For the Kids: Creature Creations is the place to be! Hosted by Connetquot River State Park, this event will take place on Sunday, January 6th, from 1:30PM-3PM. In an effort to teach kids about Long Island animals and the ways that they survive, they will learn about the oddities that make each species unique! Don’t miss out on a fun day for your kids!
Are you a fan of the Disney Classic? If so, head on down to the Cultural Arts Playhouse any evening this weekend for a wonderful portrayal of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Showtimes are Fridays 8:00 PM, Saturdays 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM & Sundays 3:00 PM. Admission is $25. Bring the whole family for a magical evening filled with your favorite fairy tale! 

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This Week's Events Brought to You By:
Robert Kandell Insurance & Financial Services, LLC
Bob Kandell has been helping sole proprietors along with groups of two or more employees navigate their way through the maze of medical insurance for over 23 years. In today's economic environment, you deserve an Insurance Broker that will shop health insurance options with your best interest in mind.
Don't forget to protect your most important asset - your income - through Disability Insurance. Bob has access to all of the top rated carriers. If you are thinking about Long Term Care Insurance, give Bob a call. He even has Dental Insurance for individuals and small groups. As a full service insurance broker, Bob is affiliated with a service oriented property & casualty agency offering personal auto, homeowners and flood insurance. For your business, Bob can quote your commercial auto insurance, general liability, workers' compensation and the mandatory New York State DBL. Bob works closely with a financial & retirement planning and money management organization.
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Thank you for reading - If you find this newsletter helpful, make sure to forward it to friends, relatives and fellow Long Islanders. Have a happy and safe weekend and tell 'em you read about it in the Newsletter!

The Team



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