A round-up of blogs posts on Patch sites around the East End during the week of Feb. 12:
1. Fighting for Veterans and Their Families with My State of the Union Guest
Congressman Tim Bishop writes that he was proud to invite a Long Island Army widow whose husband died from illnesses linked to open-air waste disposal "burn pits" in Iraq to attend the president's State of the Union Address.
2. What Should I Wear To My Massage Appointment?
Elaine Campbell, owner of E Day Spa in Hampton Bays, answers customers questions about what to wear to a massage appointment and what to expect.
3. Is the Stress in Your Mind Causing Stress on Your Hair?
continues the discussion on hair loss in women.
4. 'Love is in the Air' This Valentine's Day!
Andrea Scatuccio, co-owner of Sweet Petite Soirees, put together a gallery of party ideas for valentine's day. Be sure to save them for next year.
5. View from the East End: Democrats May Implode Picking Their Next Presidential Candidate
T.J. Clemente wrote this week, "There may be as many as 20 candidates running for president in 2016."
6. Retired Westhampton Beach English Teacher Makes Appeal to the White House
Sarah Mendenhall-Luhmer wrote about retired English teacher Bob Ornstein who has begun a mission to change the way the Veterans Administration processes claims.
7. National Children's Dental Health Month
offers advice for healthy dental habits for parents on how and when their children should go to the dentist and how to take care of their teeth.
8. New Hamptons TV Show
Ian Grossman writes that the Hamptons has a new TV show debuting Friday, March 8, on MadhouseTV.com.
9. Assembly Amends Bill to Increase Minimum Wage to $9 Per Hour
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. writes that the wage change mirrors President Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum wage and index it to inflation.
10. Food Wasteland
, asks, Do you ever think about food waste? Do you know that with a few simple changes you can not only start to save money but also help to eradicate hunger.
11. Tip of the Week: What about Storm Water Management?
Long Island Builders Institute has a discussion of storm water management looks at its causes and dangers, plus helpful ways to prevent it.
12. ARF Executive Director Voted Chair of New Suffolk County Pet Store Rating Board
Jamie Berger of ARF blogs about the new Suffolk County Pet Store Rating Board.
13. Updating Heirs on Your Accounts
, explains why beneficiary forms for retirement accounts and insurance policies supercede instructions in a will.
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