Save those memories and the macaroni necklace!

OliviaIt’s been nearly 15 years since the artwork of a five year old graced the front of my fridge. I have a couple of Carolann’s pieces framed and hanging but for the most part, her years of drawings, collages, art projects, poetry, and paintings are stored away in bags and boxes. Sound familiar? Plum Print is a wonderful way to save your most precious memories and reclaim your closet space – plus they’ve got gift certificates for Mother’s Day!

Credit and inspiration for this post goes to Olivia!

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Clean Up Your Social Media

clearappWe’ve all heard it before “Don’t post anything online you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see.” For most of us, the consequence of disregarding that advice is varying degrees of embarrassment sometimes combined with some explaining to do. For others, the fallout can be a lot more painful.

Ethan Czaho, former Chief Technology Officer of Jeb Bush’s US presidential campaign learned the hard way. The 31 year old resigned his plum position a mere 36 hours after a series of distasteful tweets and posts from his past were brought to light. Now Czaho’s done something to help others prevent a similar fate with the “Clear” app.

The beta version, released last week, combs through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for potentially inflammatory posts and gives users the option of deleting them. Czaho says the iOS app will eventually include additional social networks, emails, personal blogs, and search results.

Unfortunately, you can’t use it right now but you can sign up to be put on the list. While nothing can done about people grabbing screen captures of postings, it’s looking like a useful tool to have in your online identity arsenal.

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…And We’re Back!

wfaslogoIt’s so good to be home!!

Now that I’m pretty much settled in on the Mary DeSilva Morning Show on 94.3 WFAS, I thought it would be a great time to catch up with Mary’s Corner. Look for regular updates starting Monday, April 27th.

A lot of listeners have called about the change in frequency and reception issues. I totally understand because I can’t hear us where I live – but here’s how to work around it:

From your smartphone log on to http://www.wfasfm.com, scroll down the page and click on the free 94.3 WFAS app for iOs or Android. Download the app of choice, sync your phone to your car or connect your phone to an auxiliary jack, and hear us when you can’t get us on the dial!

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I’m so glad you stopped by!

There’s been a lot happening but I’ll be checking in from time to time as I plan my next adventure. In the meantime, here’s a little something to think about…I hope you have a terrific day!

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OPERATION PROM Celebrates 9 Years

Happy 9th anniversary to an amazing group that has roots in Westchester – OPERATION PROM! From their website:

“Self proclaimed Promologist, Noel D’Allacco, founded Operation PROM, a nationally recognized 501 c 3 not for profit organization in 2005, when she worked as an event planner.  She began collecting bridesmaid dresses from clients and donated them to students from her high school, Saunders HS, in Yonkers, New York.

Operation PROM was originally established to help low-income students attend their Proms by providing free Prom dresses and tuxedo rentals. It has since expanded to also help students with scholarships and school supplies. The organization primarily assists students who are sick, homeless or live in shelters and do not have family to assist them. To date, Operation PROM has helped thousands of students attend their prom at little or no cost. To request a free prom dress, students must be recommended by their guidance counselor and meet the requirements, such as a severe financial need, and the student should be passing all of their classes.

Noel and her team oversee all national chapters of Operation PROM.  Noel runs the organization while also working as a Business Professor at the College of Westchester in White Plains, New York.”

Noel and everyone at OPERATION PROM work tirelessly to help outfit area teens in need of formal wear, as well as school supplies and scholarships.  If you’d like to lend a hand, please visit them at www.helpprom.org or see below for sponsorship opportunities.

Operation PROM Celebrates 9 Years!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

LakeIsleCounty Club

660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY

6:00pm

Dinner, Entertainment, Special Guest Speaker,

Silent Auction & Shopping Benefit

Tickets: $65pp in advance, $75 at the door

Hosted by NBC Today Show Fashion Stylist, Jene Luciani

Appearances by the Miss Westchester & Miss New YorkUSA Contestants

Miss New   York Teen Belleza Latina 2012

Honoring WestchesterCounty’s Best Salons who support Operation PROM:

JK Flashy Makeup Services, Mamaroneck – Jill K. Imbrogno, Owner

Le Loft Salon & Spa, Pleasantville – Francesca Vendittelli, Owner

Nicholas Day Spa, Pelham – Nicholas J. Elezaj, Owner

Salon Posh, Mamaroneck – Diane Mammana, Owner

Noel D’Allacco, Founder of Operation PROM

Robert P. Astorino, Westchester CountyExecutive

Kevin M. McGuire, Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Social Services

Established in 2005, Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need.  Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled.  School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to our regular donations of Prom dresses and tuxedos.

Operation PROM is partnered with the Westchester County Department of Social Services.

501 c 3 Not-for-Profit

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Prom King & Queen Sponsor  $500

Includes four event tickets.

Your company will be mentioned in our press release and included on the Operation PROM blog, your logo on our website for 1 year, and your company name and contact info will be featured in our event brochure.  Eligible for vendor table, fee waived.

Prom Prince & Princess Sponsor  $250

Includes two event tickets.

Included on the Operation PROM blog, your logo on our website for 1 year, and your company name and contact info will be featured in our event brochure.

Vendor Opportunity $150

Includes two event tickets.

Your company will be provided with a table and your company name and contact info will be featured in our event brochure.

Auction, Raffle & Gift Bag Opportunity

Items for our silent auction, raffle, and gift bags are greatly appreciated.

Your company name and contact info will be featured in our event brochure for product/service donations of $150 or more.

Please make checks payable to Operation PROM.

Payments are due by August 30th.

You may mail your payment to:

Operation PROM

P.O. Box 924

Bronxville, NY 10708

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New Apps to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe!

Thank you to Officer Pete Dandreano of the Greenbugh PD for this invaluable information about apps from the Red Cross and the FBI:

Whether you live where hurricanes strike or have loved ones who do, this is a must-have app. With Hurricane by American Red Cross, you can monitor conditions in your area or where your loved ones are, prepare your family and home, find open shelters and let others know are safe even if the power is out.
Download the app now or search for “Hurricane by American Red Cross” in the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

Thanks again, Pete, and please be safe, everyone!

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Another Facebook Change!

A while back, Facebook began alerting us to forthcoming changes in email settings. It looks like they’ve started! Here’s the deal:

Many users will find their email address settings have changed to show @Facebook.com addresses on their profiles where other email addresses were once visible. Emails sent to a user’s account show up as messages and the @Facebook.com address is visible to the public even if they’ve specified otherwise. I just checked out the “Contact Info” box on my profile and sure enough, my previously chosen email has changed. It’s easy to fix:

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Go to your Profile page and click on Update Info. Scroll down to the Contact Info box and click on Edit. I wasn’t able to remove the Facebook email address but I was able to hide it from my Timeline and select who was able to see it.

In other social media news…I’ve deleted my Klout account (too much of a time sucker) but I’m now on Instagram! Follow me at @marydesilva.

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