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When listening to female singers, it's often the sopranos that get all the attention! Well, not really... but although even Lady Gaga has been known to hit some deep notes, many low-voiced lady singers are sometimes forgotten when it comes to the media spotlight. So here's my humble attempt to give contraltos some of the accolades they deserve.
Green Medicine of the Year: Healing Plants
Going outside for a spring stroll? Watch where you step! That dandelion you're walking on has a distinguished medicinal history dating back centuries. Why not increase your appreciation of nature by learning about the amazing healing properties of plants and how many of our medicines, such as aspirin, originated from plants.
On Wednesday, February 22, Richmondtown Library hosted "Staten Island's Got Talent!" in the its spacious community room. Children in the neighborhood signed up to play instruments, sing, read poetry, and even demonstrate karate. It is a great way for kids to have fun and build confidence in performing in front of an appreciative audience. Check out Richmondtown Library's website for upcoming "Staten Island's Got Talent!" events.
I saw a butterfly like this one during a walk through a seashore park on a recent afternoon.
Well... maybe I didn't see this exact butterfly. Because of its beauty and spirit-like flight, the familiar orange and black monarch butterfly plays a role in traditions associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), as revealed in El círculo mágico, a Spanish language children's book by Barbara M. Joosse, and Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead, an English language picture book by Judy Goldman.
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