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Posted by on 05 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: anthology

TTtG manuscript is now available on Scribd at 37% off the list price.

Trails Through the Greenbelt

Picture from the WCRC Bake Sale

Posted by on 02 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: fundraising, poetry

This is a picture of all the money raised at our WCRC Bake Sale.  EVery single dollar.

Fundraiser for Wellness Community

Posted by on 01 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: fundraising

TTtG proceeds have gone to the Wellness Community Recovery Center here in Staten Island.  The WCRC had a bake sale and the money raised combined with the money already in the pot, $710 was raised.  As a result, South beach Psychiatric Center will be having a Christmas party next month.  Thank you all for your contributions and to those who have bought TTtG.  We hope to get a little further into the black.  I would also like to give thanks to Digna Quinones for her support and efforts to help us promote TTtG.  She works for the Office of Mental Health and we are extremely grateful for her influence, since she is responsible for assisting the office in becoming more friendly towards recipients of mental health services.  Much love, Digna.

In memoriam

Posted by on 27 May 2008 | Tagged as: notices

I learned today that Rebecca Vergara, one of the authors in TTtG, passed away from a heart attack.  For those of us who knew Rebecca, it took us all by surprise.  She was a very sweet woman and an excellent poet and writer to boot.  At the place where I work, South Beach Psychiatric Center, we have a regular event called Wellness Day.  Rebecca would not only participate in the festivities, but has also facilitated some wellness-related groups as well.  We knew her best for groups related to writing and spirituality, namely reading auras.  When she learned about an anthology of poetry being published, she immediately took interest.  I remember looking through her poetry to see what was suitable.  She definitely had a good selection.  She had a gift where she could write short poems, yet say so much within the words she scribed.   She will be greatly missed.  Once an obituary is officially posted, I will repost it on this site.

Date to remember

Posted by on 24 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: events

April 26th will be the official date for the official TTtG Release Party. It will be located in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, located at:

312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island 10301
at the corner of Clinton Avenue,
one block east of Snug Harbor

The event will take place at 3PM and end at 5PM.  For mass transit information, check out HopStop.

In addition, thanks to one of our authors, Erica Ls Sbordone, TTtG will be available at the CSI Bookstore. Orders will be placed in May.

Major props

Posted by on 17 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: events, fundraising

I’d like to thank everybody who was able to make it to the official TTtG Fundraiser. Because of your support, we managed to raise a sizable amount of money from book sales, art sales, and bath product sales combined. Of course, there is a promise for more.

Here’s a selection of pictures taken by Doug Cala and his family. Featured in this selection is a duet by Doug and myself. Also included in these photos (in order) are Adrianna Goffredo, Jen Carlo, Jackie Cassen, Just Words, Doug Cala, and myself. In addition, there’s also the setup that the owners of the ETG Book Cafe helped us put together.



Posted by on 09 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: events, notices, promotion & publicity, status updates

I have 150 copies of TTtG on hand, so if you’d like to pick up some copies, e-mail me at to arrange how you’d like to receive the book before we sell it at the release party.

There is a correction that needs to be made. We were not able to secure the Greenbelt Nature Center, but we are still on our feet looking for more appropriate places to have our official release party. We have a few places in mind, so I will surely keep you updated on whatever developments take place. Thank you for your patience.

Fundraiser at ETG Book Cafe

Posted by on 07 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: fundraising

We have set an official date for our fundraiser. It will be on March 15th from 3-5PM at the Every Thing Goes Book Cafe.

It is located on 208 Bay Street near Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY. The phone number is (718)442-8256.

Their e-mail is, and you should also check out their website at and subscribe to their list-serve for events taking place on their neighborhood stage.

It is only 3 blocks away from the Staten Island Ferry. We will be selling assorted products, such as jewelry by Jen and artwork by Jane. In addition, there will be poetry readings by Jen, Doug, myself, as well as other performers who have yet to fully commit. We encourage everybody who attends to patronize the place. I highly recommend their teas (all fair trade), as well as the Hum-Dinger. It is a bagel spread with both cream cheese and hummus. For the vegans, I recommend the mandalas, which are assorted seeds pasted together in a circle. Stay tuned to this site for more information on our events.

We have yet to determine an exact time and location for the official TTtG release party. Once I receive this info, I will post it immediately.

Our first customer

Posted by on 01 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: promotion & publicity

Let me clarify that even though people have committed to buying the book, credit will go to Delores Jordan of Mobile, Alabama for being the first person to officially purchase Trails Through the Greenbelt. I know that in the future, we will have many more customers.

TTtG is online and ready to be sold

Posted by on 01 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: promotion & publicity, publication updates

Here’s the link.


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