Pear Tree – March 2016

SAM_9630Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Proprietor

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” —Confucius

There’s not much in life that beats the beauty of being a late bloomer. I had my first article published when I was in my late 20s and didn’t even consider writing as a career in my 30s. Who knew that by my 40s I’d have my own business and two books published in my 50s? I can’t even imagine what’s to come! I love my life so much I never plan on stopping, God willing.


Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, 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, Facebook, 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/


I’m having a blast as Managing Editor for the upcoming Bergen/Hudson County, New Jersey edition of Dining Out magazine http://diningout.com/

Visiting all the fine restaurants in the area is just awesome, as well as working directly with publisher Paul Turpanjian. Stay tuned, mid-March will be our debut issue!


It’s so awesome when old clients return – even if it’s over three years later! Special thanks to Kaan Tulgar Productions (http://www.kaantulgar.com/) for using Pear Tree Enterprises again for web content writing. It was a pleasure!


I’m very excited to be writing for New View Media Group, covering positive news stories throughout New Jersey. These newspapers are not only online but in print, which excites me very much!

Here are two recent articles:

Chatham Women Run Shopping Fundraiser with a Cause: http://www.mypaperonline.com/chatham-women-run-shopping-fundraiser-with-a-cause.html

Moms Helping Moms: http://www.mypaperonline.com/moms-helping-moms-partners-with-homeless-solutions-of-morristown.html

SAM_9653Maryanne and Olga of Florham Park Seniors


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. Roseville Manor, Newark. (Private event for seniors)

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” Thursday, Feb. 10, 11:15 a.m. Springfield Seniors (Private event)

Contact me (maryannechristiano@gmail.com) if your senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.


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” (music optional)

“Learn and Listen Series”

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

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

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

“The Life and Music of David Bowie” (with Keith Beck)

“The Life and Music of John Lennon” (with Keith Beck)

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 50 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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