Pear Tree – October 2015

SAM_8617Maryanne Mistretta, proprietor

“I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.” – Yogi Berra

Rest in peace, Yogi Berra. His awesome Yogi-isms 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/

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/


SAM_8643Maryanne Mistretta and Keith Roth

Guest on WRAT, 95.9-FM: I was thrilled to return to WRAT to record as co-host on Keith Roth’s “Electric Ballroom.” The show will air sometime in November!

FREE! “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Teaneck Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

FREE! “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 7 p.m., Denville Public Library, Denville, New Jersey.

FREE/CHILDREN: “Make Art Out of Recyclables”: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Chatham Library, Chatham, New Jersey. Please call to register; seating is limited.

FREE/CHILDREN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maplewood Library, Maplewood, New Jersey. Self-esteem and anti-bullying workshop for young girls.

FREE! “Italian Food, Family and Community”: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 7 p.m., Haverstraw Library, Haverstraw, New York. With special guest, Carol Erickson!


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”

NEW!! COMING FEBRUARY 2016: Dining Out’s Best Restaurants of Hudson/Bergen County

“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”


“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!


Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

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