Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our Upcoming Issue

In celebration of the Harvest Moon Click here

A little nostalgia.....

Upcoming issue: Healthy Harvest & Organic Foods

The upcoming issue of Sacandaga Sun will be our Premiere edition. It will be a dedication of sorts to the Autumn season, its fresh crisp air, the leaves falling in their glorious colors and the warm yet cooler days gently approaching us. Autumn or Fall as many call it, including myself, is a favorite time of year for many next to Summertime. When you think of Fall time, you think apple pies, pumpkins, walks in the country, the harvest moon, or the first full moon after the autumnal equinox. Often, the Harvest moon seems to be bigger or brighter or more colorful than other full moons. So that is where we begin our first edition of Sacandaga Sun, enlightening people of the brighter or more colorful ways to live a healthier lifestyle.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Our History

Hello All-

Today I wanted to touch base on the History section of the magazine. We are working on putting together a page or two showcasing the local history of our towns/cities with pictures. Send in any pictures for consideration and also send in a SASE so I can return the pictures to you.

We have a local teacher who is working with us on putting together these pages and will be writing a variety of articles to compliment them. This is something that people love to see or read about. It is missed in our community and it often can bring back memories good of long ago.

Won't you please consider becoming a part of these pages? If you'd like to become a sponsor of the History pages, we have special rates for just that and you will become a contributor to our magazine with the opportunity to submit historical articles of your choosing to become printed and direct mailed from Fulton Co. to the Capital District region.

We'd love to have you! Visit us on Face Book under Sacandaga Sun to contact us or email me directly at: sacandagasun@yahoo.com

Thank you and have a blessed day!

Your Editor in Chief,
Shelley D. Brienza

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvest Time!

Autumnal Equinox
Sep 22 2010 11:09 PM EDT

More Natural Helpful Hints; Coffee filters .... Who knew!


Coffee  filters .... Who knew!   And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the  microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome...  Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3.  Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4.  Filter broken cork from wine.  If you break the cork when opening a wine  bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the  skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter. 

7.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve  lined with a coffee filter.

8.  Weigh chopped foods.  Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a  kitchen scale.

9.  Hold tacos.  Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10.  Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.  Line a plant  pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through  the drainage holes.

11..  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as  needed in a coffee filter.

12.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use  strips of coffee filters..

13.  Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken  fingers, etc on them.  It soaks out all the grease. 

14.  Keep in the bathroom.  They make great "razor nick  fixers."

15.   As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18.  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies..  Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23.  Use them to sprout seeds..  Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers.  Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in  phone book..

25.  Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Summer edition of the Farmers Market Forum

The Summer edition of the Farmers Market Forum, the quarterly newsletter of the Farmers Market Federation of NY, is now available on the web.

The link to the Summer 2011 Farmers Market Forum is http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/newsletters/Summer2011.pdf.
Please feel free to make copies to distribute to the farmers and vendors in your market or direct anyone interested to the website to enroll in the email announcement of the newsletter.

The Summer edition of the Farmers Market Forum is brought to you in partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets’ Pride of New York program.  Visit their website at www.prideofny.com.

Also sponsoring the Summer edition is Johnny’s Seeds.  Visit www.johnnyseeds.com for a full catalog.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Contact Us!

Hello All-

Today I am asking if your business would like to be included in our online business directory? Send your name, address, phone #, email or other contact info and we will make sure we post it!

Sacandaga Sun is expanding to the Capital  region. We need to pull together our resources to help one another; please consider becoming one of our sponsor advertisers. We are looking to share your knowledge with others seeking out your specialty business. Our readership will compromise all persons with a direct interest in general health, holistic therapies, organic means, eco-green living, education, historical methods, and so much more. It's all about finding ways to live naturally and in better health and having the choice to make empowered healthy lifestyle decisions.

Shelley D. Brienza
Sacandaga Sun

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's All Coming Together....

Hello All-

Today I wanted to touch base again on more of what my mission is. My goal is to create a resource guide for all kinds of alternative, healthy lifestyle, holistic lifestyle, Eco- Green choices available or Arts and Music, Education, History postings, Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit, Meditation, Yoga and even classified listings for anything that falls within our categories.

When you break down what each section entails, it is a lot to learn. And learning is what I hope to be able to provide you with via my articles. We have doctors interested in submitting articles. We have alternative health care providers wanting to join in this venture. We have you the public who want to participate and we welcome that. Send in your thoughts or ideas for publication. We want to hear from you.

Let's take a look at Meditation today. What is it? How do you do it? Why would you want to try this? What are the benefits of it? Where did it begin? Is it proven to be effective? All questions worth an answer. This is what we will be exploring in Sacandaga Sun, Holistic Resource Guide.

Meditation: Many people consider meditation as a form of prayer or worship. However, it is not that exactly. It is more like you allow yourself to become "aware" of a particular way of focus. Some examples of this are, listening to your own breath, in and out, in and out, in a repetitive manner. Listen to yourself; focus. Imagine inhaling positivity and exhaling all negativity that you have come across during your day/week. Let it go. 

Any state of mind you create where you specifically focus in on, whether dreaming of walking on a beach under the warm sun and a sandy beach and actually imagining the warmth of the sun or feel of the sand on your feet for several minutes is meditating. It is that easy to do. As long as you have no other outside distractions and can concentrate on your "vision" or "exercise" through breathing...you will have mastered the beginning of true meditation. Try it. It is proven to be healthy for your mind, body and spirit. 

We will be published 6 x a year right now. We will be direct mailed to specifically targeted homes, businesses and others. No wasting of your advertising dollars. No drop off's. This is a magazine that you can subscribe to or purchase at a local store; select locations.

You will be seeing my ladies out and about, spreading our vision and asking for you to help us help you. We are ready. Are you?

Your Editor-in-Chief,
Shelley Brienza

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

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