Pear Tree – September 2015

SAM_8265Maryanne, proprietor, enjoying birthday!

August is not only my birthday month, but always the celebration of Pear Tree, which began August 2008. Pear Tree is now on its seventh year! It’s been truly amazing! ❤


“Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.” – Wayne Dyer

Rest in peace, Wayne Dyer. What a loss. Reading his positive affirmations every single morning was a big part of my life. He was a great contribution to this world and will be missed.


Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).

And check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Or find me on Twitter and Linked-In.



“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Love Cats” is now available on Amazon! For paperback, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513 and for Kindle, go here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBGVJQS/

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” by Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi

Antoinette and Domenic’s memoir is nearing publication also. We are just putting the final touches on the book. Stay tuned!

Managing Editor

My exciting news for the month is that I am the managing editor for the upcoming Bergen/Hudson County, New Jersey edition of Dining Out magazine! I am honored to be a part of this fine publication! http://diningout.com/


FREE! Book Reading/Signing: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Cresskill Library, Cresskill, New Jersey, 7 p.m., I’ll be reading from my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” There will be a Q&A as well as a book signing. Copies of my new book “Love Cats” will also be available.

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”: I’ll be presenting this lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at Westwind Assisted Living, Franklin, New Jersey. This event is for Westwind residents only.

“Learn & Listen Series: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”: will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Westminster Village, Westminster, PA. This event is for Westminster residents only.

FREE! Book Reading/Signing: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at Maywood Library, Maywood, New Jersey, 6:30 p.m., I’ll be reading from my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” There will be a Q&A as well as a book signing. Copies of my new book “Love Cats” will also be available.


Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90 day policy.


“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (Free if I can sell books)

“Love Cats” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Trends from the 1970s”

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

“Learn and Listen Series”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with singer, Carol Erickson)

“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” (with Ruben Castillo)

“The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” (with Stephen Fuller)

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Benefits of Butter, Fats and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (singer optional)

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Thanksgiving Fun Facts”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”


“Make Art out of Recyclables” (with artist Lorraine Brown)


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.

If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can do research free of charge.

Over 40 Modeling

Why not? Please check out my page on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mystuff/manage_photos

So cool to still be doing this at 52 years of age!


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