Saturday, December 19, 2009

Smithtown Open House

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! I will be holding a public open house in Smithtown today from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. My client lowered the price to $250,000 on Thursday. This is the hottest listing in Smithtown. Come join me at 10 Route 25A during the blizzard. To view the virtual tour and photos go to

Cottage Surrounded by Park Land , 2172252, 250,000, 10 Route 25A, Smithtown, NY, 11787, 11787, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 780 sq. feet, 2 Bedroom Cottage With 9 Foot Ceilings, Full Walk Out Basement.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bull Joke

A man takes his wife to the live stock show. They start heading down the alley that houses all the bulls. The sign on the first bull's stall states: "This bull mated 50 times last year." The wife turns to her husband and says, "He mated 50 times in a year, isn't that nice!"

They proceed to the next bull and his sign stated: "This bull mated 65 times last year."The wife turns to her husband and says, "This one mated 65 times last year. That is over 5 times a month. You could learn from this one!"

They proceeded to the last bull and his sign said: "This bull mated 365 times last year." the wife's mouth drops open and says, "WOW! He mated 365 times last year.That is ONCE A DAY!!! You could really learn from this one."

The fed up man turns to his wife and says, "Go up and inquire if it was the same old cow every day."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Amazing Growth of Facebook.

It took Radio 36 years to reach 50 Million listeners,
14 years for TV to reach 50 million Viewers.
The internet reached 50 million users in 4 years,
3 years for I POD.
Facebook reached 100 million subscribers in only 9 months and now have over 300 million subscibers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankgiving Inspirational Quotes

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kings Park High School Multi Year Reunion 2010

Kathi Varacchi Oshea of the Class of 1973 has posted information on the Kings Park Senior High Scshool Multi Class Reunion for 2010 and the class of 73 55th birthday bash on Facebook. To be held at Celtic Crossing (formerly Teigues) on July 31st 2010. Starting time is 6:00 PM; Official end time is 1:00 AM. However, Many of the former party animals do not make it past 10:00 PM. Type KP Multiclass Reunion in the search box on The Facebook Tool Bar for more details, photos, and comments from many of your classmates or click on the following link.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

George Carlin Joke

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. George Carlin

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Confucius Say...

Confucius Say... War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jonathan Larosa is the Winner of the Islander Tickets

Jonathan LaRosa from Kings Park was the first to call for the free Islander tickets.

Free Islander Tickets

Free Islander Tickets – I have 4 Islander tickets for tonight’s 7:00 game against the San Jose Sharks. The first person who calls my cell at 631-697-1122 can have them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jack Lynn Memorial 09

On Saturday, October 3, 2009 softball games and a barbecue are scheduled to raise money for Kings Park High School scholarship and John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship Fund SUNY-Geneseo

The softball tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. sharp at Flynn Memorial Park, Old Commack Road, Kings Park. Three divisions: coed, advanced, regular. Guaranteed three games, T-shirt, and barbecue.

A Barbecue and silent auction will be held at Celtic Crossing Tavern, Pulaski Road and Lou Avenue. Browse the 36 auction baskets! starting at 4:00 p.m.

Donation: $20 per person (children free) / $30 per family / softball team price $3,000, free agents $30. Teams must register with $200 by Sept. 20. Includes food, T-shirts, and softball game. Call (631) 262-0543 for details.

Thanks to the support of family and friends, the Jack Lynn Memorial Scholarship Fund has given a total of $24,000 since 2005 to students from Kings Park High School and SUNY-Geneseo

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kings Park Day Bike Rally

the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Kings Park Day Bike Rally on Saturday June 20th, 2009 to benefit the Marty Lyons Foundation & Kings Park Varsity Club. This event is sponsored by Plycon Van Lines of Kings Park. The rally starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Kings Park High School Rear Parking Lot. Click on the following links to download an application with more details and a map.

Click HERE to Download Form

Click HERE to Download Map

Kings Park Day

Kings Park Chamber of Commerce is holding their 32nd Annual Kings Park Day on Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

the chambers goal each year is to provide more toys, smiles, happy faces and fun than the previous year.

Any business/organization/non-profit who wishes to participate in the Kings Park Day Fair and is only setting up a table to promote their business/organization,etc. who will be doing give-aways and not selling any products should complete the Table Application.

Is a business/craft vendor, etc. who is selling items/products (only approved by the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce) for their profit must complete the Craft Vendor Application.

Any further questions, please contact Dee Grasso, Event Coord. @ 631-269-7678
or Visit

Click Here for Table Application

Click Here for Vendor Application

Become a Kings Park Day Sponsor!

Click Here to Watch Video from Last Year's Kings Park Day!

Kings Park Multi-Class Reunion July 25th 2009

Susan from the Kings Park Class of 1972 announces: This year's Multi class reunion at Celtic Crossings (The old Teigues for you old timers) The usual routine-casual dress-shorts and beer-hopefully we will see a bigger turnout from the classes of the 60's.

Let me know if you are coming-I will post a list to entice others to come. You never know who can't wait to see YOU. It's always a blast. Every year new faces. And.....don't worry about how you look-we're ALL old, fat and bald-except me of course- I still have most of my has been a FEW years! E-mail me- if not here, then at yahoo. I'm still at sfallon51. Hope to see all of you alumni! Go to Photo Albums for pictures of the previous years

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

AP reports Springsteen ticket glitch has pol calling for federal probe

Springsteen ticket glitch has pol calling for federal probe
3:45 PM EST, February 3, 2009

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII. (Getty Images / February 1, 2009)
A New Jersey congressman is demanding an investigation after Bruce Springsteen fans were unable to buy tickets from Ticketmaster's Web site -- which then promptly offered them more expensive tickets from a subsidiary it owns.U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell of Paterson wants the federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving Ticketmaster and a ticket reseller it also owns called TicketsNow.When tickets for Springsteen's Meadowlands show went on sale Monday, some fans got an error message on their computer screen that shut them out from buying tickets. They also saw an ad for TicketsNow, offering tickets for hundreds of dollars more than their face value.A Ticketmaster spokesman says the system did not fail, and that only a small handful of potential purchasers had problems.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kings Park Class of 1973 Reunion-July 25th, 2009

Kings Park Class of 1973 reunion to be held this year on July 25th 2:00 to 6:00pm @ Three Village Inn $55.00 per person. Kathi does not want to sign the contract unless 75 people or more plan to attend. Please contact Kathi Oshea 609-978-0437; if you would plan to attend.

I would love you all to join us again, many of your classmates asked that we do it again. Could not find a better place that would match our pricing and quality of food and drink, so called The Three Village Inn and they are excited to have us again. Hope this New year finds you all well, Keep in touch

Love Kathi Varacchi

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ticketmaster Is Now In The Ticket Scalping Business

The Federal Government needs to break up the Ticketmaster monopoly. If you must buy your tickets from Ticketmaster use the charge by phone service or visit one of their outlets. If you try to buy tickets online you will be ripped off. Ticketmaster now operates; they call it a sister company. They say this a secondary ticket market seller that allows them to sell ticket at market value; sometimes prices are 10 times more than the face value plus all their usual add on fees. When you log on to the Ticketmaster website they redirect you to Sounds like ticket scalping to me; maybe the laws have changed, but I thought ticket scalping was still illegal in NY state.

The following information was taken from the Wikipedia website:
Ticketmaster is a ticket sales and distribution company based in West Hollywood, California, USA, with operations in many countries around the world. Typically, Ticketmaster's clients (arenas, stadiums, and theatres) control their events, and Ticketmaster simply acts as an agent, selling the tickets that the clients make available to them.

Ticketmaster sells a large percentage of its tickets online, some via phone, and a percentage through its many ticket outlets.

Ticketmaster collects no part of advertised ticket prices, in lieu it adds services fees to recoup its costs. Consumers often find these markups unreasonably excessive, especially because there are many instances where no alternative purchase method is offered (allowing the purchase of tickets without incurring fees). This business practice, along with a dearth of competitors, has led many to view Ticketmaster as monopolistic. Alternative ticketing companies have emerged but due to Ticketmaster's exclusive agreements with a large percentage of venues the competition has not lowered service fees. Not all events generate the same consternation. Many ticket buyers have the option of purchasing tickets directly from venue box offices, thereby avoiding service fees from any ticketing agent though many box offices will also charge a service fee, particularly if the venue is owned by a ticket agency. The typical fees in addition to a ticket's face value include:
Ticketmaster Service Charge
This is Ticketmaster's charge for the general service they provide and maintain. You will pay this charge no matter which way you buy the tickets through Ticketmaster (Phone, online or in person at a ticket center), although the amount of the charge may be different for different channels and different payment methods.
Building Facility Charge
This is determined by the venue, and not Ticketmaster.
Processing Charge
This is Ticketmaster's charge for processing your order and making the tickets available to you (mail, etc.) This is usually not a per ticket charge, but rather a per order charge.
Shipping, E-Ticket Convenience, or Will Call Charge
Ticketmaster charges a fee for ticket delivery, even if the ticket is in the form of an automatically generated virtual "e-ticket", which buyers must then print out themselves, at their own expense (at a lower cost to Ticketmaster than any other medium). Buyers may also be charged an extra fee to collect the ticket(s) from the venue. E-ticket convenience charges have been known to be issued even when purchasing a ticket directly from Ticketmaster box offices.

While 35% is typical, it can be considerably more. Take for example, a $25.00 ticket to see Symphony X at the Pearl Room, just outside Chicago, has a $7.25 service charge, no option for will call or printable ticket, and $14.50 as the least expensive method of delivery. With the final processing charge of $2.40, this makes the total $49.15. With not even a "building facility charge" at the Pearl Room, this is a 97% increase in the cost of the ticket.
These price increases are predictable, considering that Ticketmaster is often the sole vendor of tickets (many venues do not even offer ticket sales for their own events).

Another charging practice is Parking Fees and excessive shipping. Although Ticketmaster reports this as being charged by the vendor, this is rarely the case. One example of this being a $25.00 ticket to a 2007 Dream Theater concert at the Fillmore in Detroit, MI including an $8.60 service charge, a $9.65 shipping fee (the ticket coming in an envelope with a 23.5 cent bulk stamp), and a $5 parking fee at a venue that doesn't have parking.

For more information click on the following link:

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reunion of Employess of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Calling All Former Employees Of Kings Park Psychiatric Center
Reunion To be held at the Smithtown Landing Country Club
Date June 19, 2009, Time 7 to 11pm
$60.00 pp, Price includes hors d’oeuvres, complete dinner, dessert & coffee
Live Band & DJ
For information contact Myra Fontana at 631-663-3099 or 631-291-5353
or e-mail
Prepaid ticket only. Payment must be received by May 1, 2009.
Checks made payable to: Myra Fontana
57 Marvin Drive, Kings Park, NY 11754

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kings Park Graduate Mark Falanga Writes Book

Just finished reading a book titled "The Suburban You"; this book was written by an old friend and Kings Park High School alumni from the class of 1976 Mark Falanga. Mark now lives in a Chicago Suburb and wrote this book about many funny stories about family life in the suburbs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tips for a Better Life

Tips for a better life
25 photos
By Nithya Shanti
Tips for Better Life
1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Sleep for 7 hours.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did the previous year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink plenty of water.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
14. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
15. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
16. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
18. Smile and laugh more.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Forgive everyone for everything.
26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
28. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
29. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
30. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
31. The best is yet to come.
32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
33. Do the right thing!
34. Call your family often.
35. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
36. Each day give something good to others.
37. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
38. Share this with someone you care about (Click the "Share" link below)

For more on wonderful happiness ideas, please join the group "The Happiest Day of Your Life"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Suze Orman Said Credit Card Companies Are Being Stupid By Not Negotiating

I was watching the Suze Orman Show from Sat Jan 3rd. She commented that the credit card companies are being stupid by not negotiating with people who are behind on their payments. She said by not negotiating and raising interest rates to 29 to 32% and insisting they pay off the debt within 5 years is going to force people to file bankruptcy and you will start to see many credit card companies fail like the mortgage banks did in 2008.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Avoid Foreclosure

Do you know how much your home is worth in today’s market? Are you thinking of selling? Are you is in danger of loosing your home to foreclosure? Don is a Certified Distressed Property Expert & Real Estate Short Sale Professional. Call today for a complimentary, no obligation, custom market analysis and consultation to discuss your options!

The market is changing and so are we. When you need a professional real estate company, you can rely on the number 1 office in Kings Park for results! We will provide you with old fashioned service with today’s technology.

Don Stirnweis, CDPE, E-Pro, GRI, RSSP, SRES
Licensed Sales Person & NYS Certified Appraiser
Cell Phone 631-697-1122

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Licensed Sales Person, Certified Buyer Representative
Cell Phone 631-235-8564