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Pear Tree November 2017

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, featured poet at All About Eve Arts Festival

“Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.” — Tom Petty.

Once again, we’re at that time of year where we reflect on thankfulness. Last month brought many things to be thankful for. The month began with the All About Eve Arts Festival (http://www.njrep.org/plays/allabouteve.htm). I was humbled and extremely honored to be one of the 50 featured poets, thanks to Gregg Brown, aka Gregg Glory of the NJ Poets Society.

Then the month ended with a wonderful business trip to Atlanta for a trade show (since my day job is Associate Editor at Dentistry Today magazine). During my down time, I was thrilled to check out Herman’s Hermits, featuring Peter Noone at Atlanta’s City Winery, as well as some acoustic music at Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe.

I’ve also been spending time focusing on Pear Tree’s “Learn & Listen Series.” We are currently in the process of making a documentary about the series. We have some incredible new talent on board, such as Anna Oh (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrvTXk99Lrg) Rob Fusari (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh1N50LfhEw). And the series is now being managed by Jayne DiGregorio and Rich Timberlake.

What are you thankful for? Pear Tree always loves to hear from our readers!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) 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 be sure to check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings.

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/

“The Gypsy Smiled” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is now available on Amazon! For paperback go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1545447470

And for Kindle, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Monday, November 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. (NOTE: Closed to the public, this is for the Nutley Library Book Club). 

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of John Lennon” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Janis Joplin” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7 p.m. (Snow Date: March 21). “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” — Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

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.

 

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Create Your Dream Box and Make it Happen” (Limited to 10)

 “Learn and Listen Series”

“The Life and Music of Freddie Mercury” (with Rob Fusari)

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Anna Oh)

“The Life and Music of Janis Joplin” (with Anna Oh)

“The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” (with Stephen Fuller)

“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)

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)

“Beautiful and Pain Free on High Raw” (includes dish)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Holiday

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

Seniors

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

“Remembering Our Pets”

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.

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.

Copyright (c) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree — September 2017

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Golden September — it’s a time to dream and a time to make those dreams come true. — James Kambos

 

“Dreams come true” seems to be the theme of my life. From time to time I look at my old paper journals, memory feeds in Facebook, and my old Pear Tree newsletters and it seems so many wonderful things have been experienced and accomplished.

I’m incredibly blessed for all the many people I have in my life; whether it’s love, friendships, or work — life just keeps getting better and better!

This month in particular, I look forward to having my third book “The Gypsy Smiled” published by GenZ on Sept. 15. Be on the look out for it!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) 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 be sure to 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/

“The Gypsy Smiled” will be traditionally published by GenZ and available on Amazon on SEPTEMBER 15! 

PUBLIC SPEAKER

 UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Sunday, September 10, 2017 — PRIVATE PARTY “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” Elmwood Park Library. Free.

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” – Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 to 10 p.m. I’m honored to be reading my poetry at the All About Eve Festival held at the West End Arts Center, 132 West End Ave., Long Branch, N.J. Tickets are $15.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of John Lennon” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. Free.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Janis Joplin” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free

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.

Paid Programs

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art/Inspiration

“Create Your Dream Box” (Limited to 10, must have sign up sheet)

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

“The Life and Music of David Bowie”

“The Life and Music of John Lennon”

“The Life and Music of Johnny Cash”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”

“The Life and Music of Janis Joplin”

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

 

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

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

Seniors

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

“Remembering Our Pets”

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.

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.

Copyright (c) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree April 2017

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Maryanne Christiano Mistretta (left) and Adrienne Asterita 

“If the people in the audience are talking, you’re being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you’ve got something they want to hear.” – Chuck Berry.

 Pear Tree’s “Learn and Listen Series” is certainly something library patrons have been wanting to hear, as the series continues to fill libraries to the brim!

Most recently, The Englewood Library, Englewood, NJ hosted “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” featuring Adrienne Asterita. Patrons were singing along and dancing, having a fabulous time. Prior to Adrienne’s performance, and the bio, I had the audience sing “Happy Birthday” to Ella, as she would have been 100 on April 25.

Pear Tree has a new addition to the “Learn & Listen Series” – Sammy Davis Jr.! Librarians, take note, you may want to add this wonderful program to your calendars!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, typing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) 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 be sure to 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/

“The Gypsy Smiled” will be traditionally published by GenZ from three to six months.

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:

Dream On! Trends in Sleep and Relaxation Supplements: http://vitaminretailer.com/dream-on/

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

UPCOMING  PRESENTATIONS!

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 p.m. “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. “Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6 p.m. “Life and Music of Frank Sinatra” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” – New City, New York. Free.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. Free.

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.

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”

“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 Sammy Davis Jr.” (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)

“The Life and Music of Patsy Cline” (with Adrienne Asterita)

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Adrienne Asterita)

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.

Copyright (c) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree – December 2016

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“One thing good about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” — Bob Marley

It was fantastic getting together with Flip Peters and Stephen Fuller, musicians of Pear Tree’s Learn & Listen series, last month for a bite and some pow-wowing for the upcoming year! Stay tuned, Pear Tree will be adding more tributes to the Learn & Listen series which has been so successful in libraries this past year! What a blessing to be working with such great talent!

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:

Dream On! Trends in Sleep and Relaxation Supplements: http://vitaminretailer.com/dream-on/

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

DECEMBER PRESENTATIONS!

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 7 p.m. “John Lennon and David Bowie Holiday Party” — Maywood Library, Maywood, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 2 p.m. “The History of Santa Claus” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m. Book signing for “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” at Randy Now’s Man Cave, Bordentown, New Jersey. I will also be selling copies of my second book, “Love Cats.” Portions of proceeds of each book will support Randy Now’s Man Cave.

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.

Copyright (c) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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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.

Copyright (c) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

2

Pear Tree – September 2016

Joan, Me, Darlene

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (center) with great friends

Left, Joan Brusco, co-founder of R.O.A.R. and Right, Darlene Foster, artist

“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” — Sam Walton

This month I wanted to include the above photo of my very good friends Joan Brusco and Darlene Foster because they are people I’ve had the pleasure to work with as well. 

It’s been one year since Joan and I founded the non-profit animal rights group R.O.A.R: https://respectouranimalsrights.wordpress.com/

And Darlene and I have worked creatively together. Not only has she designed my two book covers, but it was six years ago that I modeled for some of her extraordinary photographs, which can be seen in her website in the Fine Art section under “Galleries.” http://www.darlenefoster.com/

It’s such a blessing to be creative with people you truly love! ❤

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/

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

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Taking a much needed break for September! Check back in October, we have some great ones coming up! 

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”

“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)

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 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.

Copyright (c) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

2

Pear Tree Enterprise – August 2016

SAM_0749Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor and Fran Larkey, librarian

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

If there was ever a month where I felt the truest sense of community since starting Pear Tree back in 2008, it was last month! I’m so thrilled that Fran Larkey of Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey, hosted four of my “Learn & Listen Music Series.”

Every Wednesday for the month of July we had a “waiting list” as the library was filled with 50 people each week. Needless to say, we had a blast!

So, this month’s Pear Tree is dedicated to Fran Larkey, who made it all happen. With very special thanks to my entertainers: Ruben Castillo (Elvis Presley); Keith Beck (Johnny Cash); and last but certainly not least, Stephen Fuller (Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole).

The series was so successful it made the cover of the Caldwell News!

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/

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

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Taking a much needed break for August! Check back in September! 

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”

“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)

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 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.

Copyright (c) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.