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Pear Tree April 2018

DSCF1438Maryanne Christiano Mistretta

“Good Friday is a day of hope. It is a day where we look forward to a brighter tomorrow. Many things have happened to change the course of our lives, but it has not shaken our faith.”  Rev Dr Peola Hicks

Entering the 10th year, Pear Tree has always been about a brighter tomorrow. When you follow us on Facebook, you see nothing but positive quotes. Good Friday is a day to reflect that — faith and hope. I’ve been blessed to work with so many amazing people over the years; those who I helped write books and those who have made my Learn & Listen series what it is today. We keep moving forward, in a business that has created jobs for people and have made many dreams come true, in our own Pear Tree way.

Thanks to everyone who has had faith in my programs and book editing. Want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey? Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

THE WIN! 

The “WIN” is back! Congratulations to Liam Cusack who won a beautiful lucky coin purse last month. April’s win will be a Lucky Women’s Wallet of Prosperity!

To WIN this the wallet, send an email to maryannechristiano@gmail.com with the word “WIN” in the subject line; and answer this question: What does the word “Hope” mean to you?

 

 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 directly from my publisher, Next Century! To get your copy, go here: https://nextcenturypublishing.com/product/on-the-guest-list/

 “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

“The Gypsy Smiled” is now available 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!

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Caldwell Library Literary Series. I’ll be speaking about my life as author and journalist. Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Free.

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash Featuring Keith Beck” — Denville Library, Denville, New Jersey. Free.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring Stephen Fuller” — Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash: Featuring Keith Beck” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald: Featuring Barbara Hassenfeld” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7 p.m. “Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ A Celebration of Elton John’s Last Tour” Featuring Rob Fusari — Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life & Music of Elvis Presley: Featuring Ruben Castillo” at Bloomingdale Library, Bloomingdale, New Jersey. Free

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2 p.m. “Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ A Celebration of Elton John’s Last Tour” Featuring Rob Fusari — Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Friday, November 16, 2018, 1 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Woman’s Club of Chatham, “Chatham Room” of the Library, 214 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey

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

“Say No to Bullying!”

“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)

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – A Celebration of Elton John’s Last Tour” (with Rob Fusari)

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

“Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Barbara Hassenfeld)

“History of Motown” (with Stephen Fuller)

“The Life and Music of Michael Jackson” (with Charlie Fusari or Stephen Fuller)

“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)

“Paleo for Beginners” (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) 2018 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree December 2017

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Pear Tree Holiday Lunch!

From Left to Right: Keith Beck (Learn & Listen series musician), Maryanne Mistretta (Proprietor), Joan Brusco Bunda (R.O.A.R. collaborator), Jayne DiGregorio (Manager of Learn & Listen series).

“So much wasted time.” – Last words of David Cassidy

The last words of David Cassidy are so profound, especially from a man who seemed to do everything but waste time. It’s a great reminder that we should all be living our lives to the fullest and doing what we love, every day, with people we respect.

Speaking of loving what we are doing, in addition to Pear Tree, I’m now working as writer and editor for Renna Media: http://rennamedia.com/

It’s a pleasure and an honor to be on board with Tina and Joe Renna! I’m going on my third week now, and it’s the most wonderful thing, covering local events like Christmas tree lightings, Boy Scout events, and Christmas walks. Nothing beats being out in the fresh air and basking in the energy of happy children, taking their photos, and then writing about it! In the words of Joe Renna, “It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle.” And what a great lifestyle it is!

Meanwhile Pear Tree is still going strong on a part-time basis with many lectures, book signings, and ghost writing/book editing. There’s so much to do, with no time to waste! What can I do for you? Don’t let your dreams pass you by. Contact Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta today at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

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!

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m. BOOK SIGNING at Randy Now’s Man Cave, Bordentown, New Jersey.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6 p.m. “The Life and Music of Michael Jackson: Featuring Charlie Fusari” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2 p.m. (Snow Date: February 11) “The Life and Music of Freddie Mercury: Featuring Rob Fusari” – Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Janis Joplin: Featuring Anna Oh” – 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. Featuring Stephen Fuller” — Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, March 15, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of John Lennon” featuring Keith Beck — Mendham Library, Mendham, New Jersey. Free.

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Caldwell Library Literary Series. I’ll be speaking about my life as author and journalist. Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Free.

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

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

Monday, June 4, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash: Featuring Keith Beck” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside 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 July 2017

SAM_2707Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom … The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Stephen Covey

In honor of Independence Day, Pear Tree would like to thank everyone who has supported the independent, small businesses, such as Pear Tree, as we enter our ninth year!

I’m very excited that “The Gypsy Smiled” will be published later this year by GenZ Publishing. I’ve also been writing for New View Media and Vitamin Retailer Magazine. As well as book editing. Please note, there is now a “waiting list” for book editing/ghost writing! Life is good!

NOTE: Due to a highly productive schedule, Pear Tree had to cancel some lectures this summer. Pear Tree apologizes for any inconvenience. Very special thanks to Stephen Fuller for stepping up to plate and presenting some of the Pear Tree Learn & Listen series for me. To find them, please visit his website: www.fullersounds.com

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. 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 later this year.

Journalism

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:

“Reigning Cats & Dogs”: http://vitaminretailer.com/reigning-cats-dogs/

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

 UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

 Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

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

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, 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.)

“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; or fill-in, Doreen Brusca Arminio )

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

“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 — March 2017

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“Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” -Sylvia Plath

 With this edition of Pear Tree, I bring you the BEST news ever! My third book “The Gypsy Smiled” was picked up by a traditional publisher! (Unlike my first two books, which were self-published.)

To say I’m walking on air would be about right! I’ve been having a blast celebrating with my husband, friends and family.

My publisher is GenZ and the book will be available all over the world in three to six months!

What a blessing!

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. YAY! 

 Journalism

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!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 PRIVATE for Chatham Antique Society. “History of April Fool’s Day.”

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Englewood Library, Englewood, New Jersey. Free.

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.

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.

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”

“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)

“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 — January 2017

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Keith Beck and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Learn & Listen Series: The Life & Music of David Bowie and John Lennon”

“I have the audience I deserve. Or at least I have the audience that represents the kind of people that I like.” — George Michael

One of the many blessings of being self-employed is connecting with, as George Michael once said, “the kind of people that I like.” Whether it’s in the audience for a Learn & Listen series or someone I’m helping write a memoir, it’s just one of the precious things about my business that I never take for granted!

I definitely look forward to more of that in 2017!

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

WHAT’S NEW?

I am now working as an official wedding officiant! For more information and testimonies, visit: https://maryannemistrettaweddingofficiant.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/wedding-officiant/

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 favorite 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!

All library presentations are FREE, but please contact the library to sign-up, as some of these events get filled very quickly! 

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 1 p.m. Book reading and signing for “Love Cats” at Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Portions of book sales proceeds will go to R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) https://respectouranimalsrights.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, New Jersey.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. “History of Valentine’s Day” — Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Englewood Library, Englewood, New Jersey. .

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

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — New City Library, New City, New York (Rockland County).

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)

“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) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree – January 2016

SAM_9278Selfie at Elmwood Park Library, always having fun!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

“If you didn’t do anything that wasn’t good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous.” – Lemmy Kilmister

Almost nine years ago, I took a big chance. I left a cushy job as editorial assistant without a back-up plan. After a summer of rest and working part-time at a little health food store, which was even more frustrating, I decided to start Pear Tree Enterprises and lived happily ever after.

This summer will mark the ninth anniversary of Pear Tree. In the beginning, I took on all kinds of jobs and clients; and have crafted Pear Tree into solely a business of writing, ghost writing, book editing, typing, public speaking/lectures. Not only am I doing the things I love most, but working with people I adore! Life is truly pleasant when you take that “dangerous” chance and trust yourself! Perhaps 2016 is the year for you to take that chance?

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/

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”

“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 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)

Holiday

“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”

“Christmas 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.

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!

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 – May 2015

SAM_7122Spring has sprung!

“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.” – Marlon Wayans

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures, 40+ modeling) at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client that 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.

WRITING and EDITING

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

My fictitious “Love Cats” will be published later this month and available on Amazon, as well as directly from my publisher, Next Century. Stay tuned!

“Demons, Love and Hope” (formerly titled “The Love of God and a Good Man”) by Ana Kladivko with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Anna’s memoir is now with Next Century Publishing and will be published within the next few weeks! Exciting times ahead for Anna!

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” (Formerly “Loving a Korean War Veteran” by Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi, with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

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

“Paris is Really for Lovers Part II” by Scarlet Cassadine

I’m so happy to be working with Scarlet again, copy editing her sophomore effort, as I worked on Part I last year and it’s available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Is-Really-For-Lovers/dp/1629038466

IN THE NEWS!

Prior to my “Paleo for Beginners” foodie event at the Washington Township Library, Long Valley, New Jersey, last month, I was interviewed in the Observer about my paleo lifestyle! Check it out! http://www.newjerseyhills.com/observer-tribune/news/caveman-diet-discussed-in-long-valley/article_225401a6-6fcd-5968-8968-355e730c439a.html

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

“Italian Food Family and Community”

Last month I presented this lecture at the William E. Dermody Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. I had the time of my life meeting the most interesting people, including artist Andrea Mistretta (http://www.mardigrasgraphics.com/).

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”

I’m excited to be presenting this lecture on Tuesday, May 12, at Fellowship Senior Living, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

I’ll be presenting this program again:

  • Wednesday, May 13, Seabrook, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

 “History of Motown”

I can’t wait to present this phenomenal music-history lesson on Monday, May 18, 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater, New Jersey.

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“History of Mother’s Day”

I had a most wonderful time presenting this lecture for the Bridgewater Women’s Club last month. If your club is interested in a lecture, reduced rates are available!

I’ll be presenting “Mother’s Day” again:

  • Friday, May 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Arista Care, South Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7 p.m. at Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Last month, Bridget Briant, Lorraine Brown, and I had a fabulous time presenting at the following New Jersey libraries: Sayreville Library, Lincoln Park Library, Millburn Library, Fairview Library and Secaucus Library. It’s truly rewarding to be around such creative children!

Stay tuned, there will be more dates for this fun program in June and July!

“Senior Prom”

“Senior Prom” was presented at the NJ Easter Star, Bridgewater, New Jersey last month. What a beautiful group of people! I can’t wait to go back!

“Learn and Listen Series: “Ella Fitzgerald”

Carol Erickson and I will be presenting “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” on Monday, May 4, 1 p.m. at The Jewish Federation Plaza, West Orange, New Jersey.

“Learn and Listen Series: “Elvis Presley”

Ruben Castillo and I will be presenting “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” on Sunday, May 10, 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hills, Morristown, New Jersey.

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

This was the very first lecture I ever presented, two years ago at Mount Arlington Senior Living, Mount Arlington, New Jersey. I’m so happy to be going back there to present a repeat on Friday, May 8, 2 p.m.

 All Lectures

Here is the complete list of all the current available lectures.

LECTURES

Free

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

General

“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”

“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)

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)

Holiday

“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

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

“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”

Children

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

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.\

Over 40 Modeling

Why not? Please check out my page on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/3652779/viewall

BUTTONS

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

Copyright (c) 2015 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.