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Pear Tree – November 2016

pop-and-meWith my father-in-law “Pop” a few years back

Rest in Peace, “Pop” Mistretta

“If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.” Yogi Berra

 

On October 16, I lost my father-in-law, Anthony “Pop” Mistretta, who was the most amazing person. He was 94 when he passed and was still bowling and driving up and down the Garden State Parkway this year! Always an inspiration, Pop gave me great business advice on running Pear Tree, which is why I wanted to dedicate this month to him — and quote from Yogi Berra since Pop was a big Yankees fan.

Like Yogi Berra, Pop has his own “isms” and the best business advice he once gave me was not to worry about the big clients, but rather the small ones. And he was right. As it’s all the small clients that have kept Pear Tree going all these years.

The above photo is my favorite of us because we had so much fun that night. My husband Dennis and I took Pop to see The Characters — our good friend Danny Solazzi’s band. Always up for a good time, Pop and I had one drink after another. Dennis was the designated driver. Near the end of the night, Dennis was getting ready to pay the bill. The waitress came to our table and Pop shouted, “One more round!” The look on my husband’s face was priceless!

To read more about Pop’s life, you can see his obituary here: http://www.galantefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=621985

Pop was much loved and this was a great loss for us. For anyone who has worked with Pear Tree, please know that Pop LOVED Pear Tree and his last words to me were, “How is your business?”

And I KNOW he is watching over us, smiling in heaven! ❤

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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.

AUTHOR

Books

“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/

Writing

I’ve been a professional journalist since 1995, writing for magazines, websites and newspapers. Currently I am writing for Vitamin Retailer Magazine and New View Media.

Here are links to some recent articles:

The Kids are All Right: Trends in Children’s Health: http://vitaminretailer.com/kids-right-trends-childrens-health/

Grammy Winning Producer Rob Fusari: https://issuu.com/newviewmg/docs/livingston_-_october_2016_1.32.44_p/13?e=18163354/39801602

 

Esty Store!

Pear Tree now has a store where you can purchase my artwork! Enjoy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearTreePunkArtParty?ref=hdr_shop_menu

NOVEMBER PRESENTATIONS!

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m. “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” at Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. This program is free, but please call the library to register as space is limited.

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

LECTURES

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.

Free

“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

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Trends from the 1970s”

“How to Meet Your Soul Mate”

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community” (music optional)

“Learn and Listen Series” (MADE FRONT PAGE OF CALDWELL NEWS!) 

“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)

“The Life and Music of Johnny Cash” (with Keith Beck)

Read more about the Learn & Listen Series on the front page of the Caldwell News! http://www.mypaperonline.com/library-patrons-learn-and-listen-about-famous-musicians.html

Pear Tree Music Extravaganza

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta hosts music shows tailored to your needs featuring between one and three musical artists that she represents. So far, we have holiday shows and a show for Valentine’s Day. Is there something else you have in mind? Let’s talk! Call 908-276-1514

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)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Holiday

“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History”

“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”

Seniors

“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.

BUTTONS

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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