Tag: News Makers

  • Stay tuned for our new book

    App-solutely the finest

    Small Bites, Big Taste

    by Christine and Scott

    Appetizers appear simultaneously in England and America in the 1860s, mainly to provide a global counterpart for the French ” hors d’ oeuvre.” Also called finger foods, these little bites have popped up in one form or another in practically every civilization since ancient times. One may say it was an instinctual evolutionary throwback to our hunting and gathering days of fruits and nuts.

    As the founder of Autisticana, I asked one of my newsmakers what the difference was between the two.

    Lisette replied,”” appetizers are usually served in restaurants or before you usually have a big meal.

    She then said, ” Hors d’ oeuvre is typically served at parties as one-bite meals.

    As investigators, we then researched the difference and this is what we found.

    Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are similar in that they are both small bites of food that are served before a meal. However, there are some key differences between the two.

    One key difference is the time at which they are served. Hors d’oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, while appetizers tend to indicate the beginning of the meal. Another difference is that hors d’oeuvres are not considered to be part of the meal, whereas appetizers are usually chosen specifically to complement the following courses.

    In summary, Hors d’oeuvres and Appetizers are similar in that they are both small bites of food, but Hors d’oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, whereas Appetizers are usually chosen specifically to complement the following courses and are considered as a part of the meal.

    The literal meaning between the two is really about serving time. Hors d’ oeuvres are typically served before the meal even begins, while appetizers tend to indicate the beginning of the meal.

    Hors d’ oeuvre isn’t considered to be part of the meal, but appetizers are usually chosen specifically to compliment the following courses

    We asked the team if they prefer to eat a whole meal, or do they enjoy eating appetizers instead.

    They said they rather eat appetizers and dessert and call it a night!

  • Barbra Walters has spoken to a lot of celebrities around the world and she was the first woman to change society and now women can forever be a news reporter. She was also the top 10 fascinating people around the world. Barbara Walters was determined to interview a lot of famous people around the globe even people that wanted to help others and advocated for people with develop disabilities and others with special talents and special needs. . Barbara also interviewed pop stars, princes, dictators, divas, world leaders, and so many other famous people which she was not afraid to speak to on her show. She was the best female interviewer in the world and was not afraid to talk to people from all different backgrounds and generations. She was also the first Co-Host of a U.S. news program. She and Harry Reasoner co-anchored the ABC Evening News from 1976 to 1978, which makes her a historic moment to be the very first U.S. female network news anchor which is something interesting. She was also on The View which made history about women running their own national television show. She also interviewed people at the biggest events around the world. She unique model is that fact that she interviewed people in a special way and she had a very special type of talent that very little amount of people can do but Barbra Walters could. She used to work for ABC News and 20/20. She became a journalist because she always wants to make news stories and every detail.

    She had a sister name Jackie which she was on the Autism Spectrum which back then they used to called “mentally retardation” which it was an old term that Autism wasn’t a thing at the time of that period. She helped Jackie to show her how to have empathy and compassion , this way she could grow and develop her independence. Part of the reason that she looked after Jackie made her realize that she wanted to be in the show business and news reporter in the first place.

    Why do I want to interview people?,Because Christine has taught us through her years with Barbara that she was not afraid to interview anyone even if they sounded strange to the world and people thought that their personality, politics, sexuality, lifestyle, was not accepted. She had respect and saw inside of the thoughts or talked about what was going on in the world. Barbara professed a dream to be a professional journalist. The show 20/20 gave Barbara Walters a whole different kind of platform which she can combined emotional interviews with hard edge news. She has empathy for everyone around the world that very little amount of people on their prospective side. She was able to deal with people that were convicted criminals or admitted to cheat on someone which she was not afraid to talk about, and interviewed and saw them as human beings. She was unafraid to promote every interview in a different light. . She was self coached and didn’t think it realize about all she had done for others. . Barbara Walters used all of her techniques to show the sense of humor, her sense of outrage and her sense of curiosity which people could be aware if they want to study being a therapist or a person who loved to bring up questions.

    What inspired me to be like her is that she is very open minded at people and let them speak from their heart and not push them. want to talk about like some people don’t wanna talk about certain topics like most of the time .Christine does the same with our news group and has taught us the same. I would not mind if something is going through someone’s mind I just want to help. She is a good interviewer and a good listener because she know what’s she’s doing. Barbra Walters worked hard to get ready for the interview so she can get ready for the big interview like the toughest questions or the top headline of the day.

    Our coach Christine taught us to be like and the lessons she learned to pay it forward to all of us to be the best we can be and help others. We have all become investigators and news reporters because of Christine in honor of Barbara and her sister Jackie. Dr. Christine has helped us to to use our voice. if I want to ask someone a question or I am meeting someone at a greet local business like we have done in the past , like going to the dealership or a gym or bakery or local events. This is a good opportunity that we have the chance to go on sn interview and ask them a few questions about the business or history about the place they started and are passionate about. We learned how to talk about our company Autisticana , and see what we can do to raise awareness about the Neurodiversity community that we can show case our amazing special talents.

    The reason why the whole Autisticana Crew should be like her is because she had the inspiration of interviewing people for their entrepreneurial careers and what is like to work for the company, or what brings you the idea of developing the company. This whole team would be interested to meet and greet with people around the country and soon talk to people around the globe. This could be the opportunity to interview, staffs, celebrities or former athletes and possibly local legends that once accomplished their dream and passion during their famous careers. Someday we are going to be local heroes of what we accomplished in helping others. We @autisticana are excited what the future holds and thank coach Christine for pushing us to be are best selves and have a purposeful life just like Barbara Walters taught her.
    We never knew who Barbara was because we are young but Christine always tells us how proud she would have been for all of us and what we are doing as a team. We hope others will join us so we are stronger as a team to help others that are sad and ostracized by society. Barbara paved the path for

    Wonan, we are paving the path for people with disabilities. Thank you Christine and Barbara for helping and caring.

    Scott Weisbrot. CEO of Autisticana

    ” A news media company that is going to sweep the nation.”

    “We are a non profit and hope the right sponsors will come in so Christine who has done everything can have help bringing us to the top. “

  • Damar Hamlin is the safety liner on the defense side for the Buffalo Bills went to cardiac arrest during last Mondays Game at Cincinnati, Ohio against the the Cincinnati Bengals. The whole community prayed for Damar Hamlin to get a speedy recovery and the whole world decided to pray for him to hope that he’ll be okay. The whole Sports Industry talked about Damar Hamlin throughout the whole week. Everyone dedicated to show love on the #3 and hopefully pray for a miracle. All of the players and crew members of the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals huddled in so they all prayed for Damar Hamlin to get a recovery as soon as he makes it alive. Damar Hamlin also run his own toy drive since 2020 and donated $3,000 and reached to 8.5 million from the love and kindness on GoFundMe.

    When Damar woke up, he was able to communicate by writing, and wrote to the doctors, “Did we win?” And they respond with, “Yes, you won the game of life.” He took a lot of recovery and when time goes on, he was able to talk and speak again which he FaceTime the whole Buffalo Bills Team. Coach Sean McDermott was thankful that the miracle came to life. The whole Sports Community we’re grateful for his recovery and he was able to survive this horrific moment. Everyone around the football community decided to show their love for Damar and put down the #3 for every Jersey especially the special spot on the 30 yards line. The whole paramedic team did a fabulous job for an emergency check up after what happened and got applauded by the fans from their dedicated work.

    Buffalo Bills ended their regular season with a win against the New England Patriots. The match started off with the whole team giving the full respect and contributing Damar Hamlin for the love and care.

    The game started with a 96 yard run from Nyheim Hines the #20 which he took the run through the sideline and took the touchdown for the opening kickoff run to do it for Damar Hamlin. The whole crowd was amped up for what they witnessed and it was first time that the Buffalo Bills got a stunning opening TD for the Bills since safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest. The NewEngland Patriots quickly responded for a Tocuhdown after the Bills opening Tocuhdown. Josh Allen through passes to Gabe Davis #13 and Stefon Diggs #14 to get close to the end zone. During the 2nd Quarter, Josh Allen passed the ball to Dawson Knox #88 for the touchdown and give the love to Damar Hamlin. Both teams had really good defensive but the Patriots level up at 14 by halftime.

    When the game went to the 3rd Quarter, the Patriots got most of the ball until an interception from Tre’Davious White #27 at the 1 yard line and made the play for Damar. When it was at kickoff, Nyheim Hines took the 101 yards run for the touchdown and this is his 2nd kickoff touchdown which made the fans wild to gain back the lead. After that amazing play, Josh Allen took sacrifice throws and took the long throw to John Brown #16 for the Touchdown. During the 4th Quarter, Parker from the Patriots got the touchdown but then failed to get the 2 point conversion. Afterwards, Josh Allen took a moment and threw nearly 60 yards to his best friend Stefton Diggs for The Bills Mafia Touchdown which it was the most exciting Touchdown since Hines 2 TD scrimmage. The Patriots we’re about to get a touchdown with 5 minutes left and it was intercepted from Matt Malino #58 which the whole Bills Mafia cheered on the sideline. The Patriots got another interception and give it to Tremaine Edmunds #49 and the Buffalo Bills won 35-22 which they’ll head to the Wildcard Round against the Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins got the spot of the Wildcard and eliminated the Jets while the Bills knocked out the Patriots opportunity for a playoff spot.

    The Buffalo Bills had a great win and showed their fans the love for football and Damar Hamlin. The Bills FaceTime Damar that they won the game for him and it was the match that Bills will never forget to end their regular season match before playoff season. The whole game was like a Hollywood show for beliefs and love for the action of football. The whole news media went to spread the love of his words of wisdom and the belief that the Bills would win the game for him.

    The Quarterback Josh Allen said “It had been 3 years and 3 months since the Bills’ returned a kickoff for a touchdown”. The Bills star quarterback Josh Allen also said, “It was spiritual. Bone chilling.” Hamlin, watching from the hospital, tweeted, “God behind All This, no coincidence.”

  • A year at a glance with our News Makers @autisticana. The News Media Team that is going to sweep the nation.

    It is a little over a year, and I can not be more proud of my News Makers at Autisticana. We are an all ability news team that explores and investigates great news worthy corporations, people, restaurants, travel, stories, and fun conscious leadership events.

    As a team of conscious like minded leaders our goal is to peak people’s curiosity, share good news and advocate for what is right.
    We got inspired and got to work during the pandemic to help ourselves and others overcome their fears and isolation.
    As the team founder and coach , there was no better way than to make lemonade out of lemons by teaching our youth that you can find joy in the most painful of times.

    How do we do that ? PURPOSE!

    I have been an integrative medicine doctor and holistic counselor and coach for years, working in the field of adolescent medicine and at risk youth and young adults.

    When the pandemic hit, I knew I needed to create something amazing to help out all kids and young adults from the devastating effects of Covid 19, and the effects of being a teen or young adult period.

    Then I got the worst call of my life. I always say , “When you think it is bad, it can always get worse and you must keep on rising and paying it forward.

    On September 4 th 2020, as I was running my programs my baby sister Cat called and told me she had cancer. I was broken and still am. I dedicated my life to children with cancer and now this news?
    Cat was 38 years old , had four young boys and was diagnosed with stage four intestinal cancer.
    She continues to fight and we ask everyone to pray for her daily.

    As broken as I was, I immediately
    rerouted all my holistic programs and coaching to develop a great team of conscious leadership and like minded individuals to show my young nephews that you can keep going, keep working for the greater good in the toughest of times. We can all find a new rhythm that will get us through. Developing this group was the heart beat for me.

    Living life is all about being purposeful and kind. Story telling and the art of , is more than just a story . It is the essence of life and manifesting the life you desire.

    I have taught myself and everyone that you hold the power to write your own script, and that your creation of your own story will be the beautiful blueprint to create the life you desire. You can choose to take action and manifest your own script. We created positive stories and news pieces from excursions that we took and still do weekly.

    I created the News Makers in honor of my mentor Barbara Walters, who had a sister with disabilities and always wished for her to have a vocation. I got to work and taught my young adults everything about research, writing , communication, executive functioning , interpersonal skills, kindness, compassion, listening , communicating effectively, wellness and so much more.

    We have all been through a lot in the past year at Autisticana, and we have all rose to the occasion.

    I now have developed an excellent team of friends, leaders, mentors and innovators that will just continue to expand to help out everyone in need.

    We are a conscious leadership news media company that is going to sweep the nation.

    I developed an enrichment center in Stony Brook Ny and a writing , wellness center in Rhinebeck area Ny.

    We have now partnered with 13 hands equine rescue, where my team, and so many more to come will learn about assisted animal therapy and everything rescue has to teach.

    Animals have a way of going above and beyond what us mere mortals can not .

    I will always have a heavy heart from my family tragedy but will always reroute the pain into positive story telling and great experiences for all our youth, because they hold all our futures in their hands.

    The News Makers are now almost finished with producing 12 Chapter books, 7 plus children’s empowerment books, yoga mats, library programs and my soon to be released Memoir “ By Your Side “, A Walk in The Park with Barbara Walters” 25 years of loving ,laughing and lessons with the world’s most legendary journalist.

    Through all the hard times, we have learned to chop wood and carry water, so that we can keep teaching our lessons forward and helping humanity.

    I am so so proud of my team and words can not express the love and pride I have for all these young adults.

    Pictures say more than a thousand words.
    If you have the desire to write your own script for a life you never thought you could have. Please come join us at The News Makers, a news media friendship team , that creates daily purpose, and that is going to sweep the nation.

    With love and light and pride for my team.
    Dr. Christine Grimaldi

  • It was on the 5th of December, 2022 which we stopped by at Toast in Port Jefferson which they also have another location in Patchogue. The whole group went out for some brunch and had a wonderful time with delicious food and had some interesting conversations. I had Cinnamon bun pancakes which it was really delicious out of this world. There has to be stories about Scrooge and his life and time in the Victorian Era in the United Kingdom. Knowing old times of England is really good to know about their history and their past generations.

    We got to the Charles Dickens Festival Port Jefferson, New York. Next we stopped by to see some interesting events and people being all dressed up for “A Christmas Carol” which it was Charles Dickens famous plays in the local theatre for the performing arts. The show also popular in books, tv shows, movies, live plays, and other media sites. There was a campfire where everyone gathered and roast up their marshmallow with the whole crowd. I also saw a couple of people dressed up as Ebenezer Scrooge and saw other people being all dressed as people of London during the Industrial Revolution. Going back to the 1800s was interesting to see what was life back then. I took a picture with Ebenezer Scrooge with the cast of the “A Christmas Carol” and saw so much more live events. I saw a group of singing carol’s and then saw a horse on a wagon carried passengers around the Town Centre. At the end we saw the fire truck and get to see Santa Claus.

  • The reason why the temperatures don’t last that long because of the cold front in the region and shorter daylight which makes it harder to warm up more than 55 F or 12 C. That means the only way that it will work is that the temperature have to stay around 10 degrees different at night go back to the same temps which the weather warmer if the winds doesn’t affect the forecast. However the temps don’t match when the real feel is more cooler than the exact temps during the winter months comparing to spring.

    The only way it will work is that the temperatures has to match for over 24 hours or 10 degrees different or more than 2 days around the same spot with warmer temps which the weather would be warm for sweater weather or perhaps a perfect day to go outside like the park or town center. Others may assume that the body’s main sensors for detecting climate shifts lie on the surface of our skin depending on sun light and heat during the day. Once it turns dusk outside during the winter, it can either quickly become cold or breezy for sweater weather depends on how much the temperature drops or keep the similar temps. Sometimes in certain parts of the world can only use specific temperatures and weather related issues during the winter months because of the anticyclonic spin being close to the United Kingdom line which that could the reason why the jet stream goes around the United Kingdom and Ireland to cause of getting all of the gloomy days included Northern France, Northern Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Both Norway and Sweden do attempt to have lots of snow because of the polar air which brings in the cold air

    The Earth of the globe and the deal with global warming has been a problem with why the temps often change the climate when one day is cold and the other day is warm. Other parts of the world shows that it can be colder for one week and the next week it gets warmer on a specific region depending on where you live in. The moist is a big role for the summer months while the dry wind takes responsible for shorten the warm weather especially the lack of daylight in the winter months. Sometimes the Polar vortex can increase the air pressure which the jet stream weakens the surface while it allows cold to drip depending on the destination. Some months the tropics forces the jet streams to go straight north which the majority of warm weather its the north even the arctic section which is a big issue with climate change and wildfires in the woodlands during the summer months.

  • Autisticana has been fortunate enough to incorporate famous James, owner of NexCycle. We get to go every Wednesday’s to have a great workout with him. We ride the bikes for 15 minutes, standing and sitting as we sweat it out. As our Coach Christine always says, Sing, Sweat and Serve and we will always be happy. So we maintain our rituals as upcoming newsmakers @autisticana.org. We also get to request some of our songs as we get to play the game called music trivia which is a lot of fun.

    James uses the medicine ball to pass it to each other, after our ride. Sometimes we do yoga, and we do workout stations like sit ups and curls with the dumbbells. We learn different tasks every time when we start the day for his classes. Hopefully we will keep going weekly and our great team will begin to expand. As Christine always says, we are stronger as a team than we are alone. This program will bring us more opportunities for new workouts, as we get stronger for our soon to be, famous news media company.

    James has worked for NexCycle for 7 years, which he first opened in a small studio in St.James. He then moved to another studio because it was bigger and wider for his class, as he exponentially expanded.This made it easier for him to move around the gym with different workout stations.

    He has been having more people join his studio since he got the bigger current studio. We are so glad that his classes are packed again after the pandemic, which put so many classes on hold with virtual classes.It is so nice for all of us to be together back in person and working out hard.

    As the months have gone by, James decided that it was time to have full capacity in person classes again, which brings us all a vibrant group of collective energy. Others can still do virtual classes if they are not conformable in person.

    “We thank you James, as these classes have been priceless to our coach Christine and all of us.

    A lot of autistic people never learn to ride bikes, so this has been a great experience for us, to be a part of a culture that is normal to most.

    James Remien, is voted our conscious Newsmaker of the month!

    Nexcycle is located at 430 North Country Rd in St. James.

    If you want to learn from the best, than this is the place to go!


  • The reason why I chose this book is that it helps me understand the facts of why I love the sound of nature and enjoy going into the ocean and discovering interesting things in the seashore. Another reason why going to the ocean is really a beautiful place to visit is that it would help you stay calm and stay focused while easing the pressure on your normal life to get some good meditation. It’s very helpful to ease what’s going on in the world and very helpful to feel the sand and the water as a sensory feel. The Ocean is also a great place to release your emotions and use it as a free therapy because it would help you keep your typical and mental health steady if you feel like you want to go somewhere calming. It’s also very helpful for nature so you can use it for a sensory feel if you love it while touching the surface of the ocean. Feeling the sand and the seashells is very good for a sensory feel which makes you feel good.

    The reason why I think surfing is very good for you is because it’s good for your mental and physical health while living the moment. It’s also very good while tracking the waves while waiting for the right moment to get on the surfboard while hanging on. Once in a while I would watch the experience of nature and see ocean animals and see boats passing by or the clouds passing by while looking at the rest of the view of the ocean. Seeing the ocean is really helpful. It’s a relaxing experience while getting on the water which gives a sensory feel while getting in and the ocean is a wonderful place to use it as a happy place or a palace if you want to get peace. There’s so many beautiful things while enjoying the natural beauty of the ocean.

    – Scott Weisbrot

  • Many New Yorkers are pleased with the idea of having a soccer stadium in New York City because this would attract a lot of commuters who would take the train or find a Soccer Stadium besides Redbull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, for the New York Redbulls. A 25,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium will be erected in Queens, across the street from the New York Mets’ Citi Field. A Newly developed neighborhood would be great for the economics of New York sports and local business. NYCFC has been using Yankee Stadium in the Bronx as its home venue since its first season in 2015 when the team was established in 2013. New York’s other MLS other team, the Red Bulls, played their home games in Harrison, N.J., where every year they host the Hudson River Derby. According to the New York Times and the New York Daily News, NYCFC will build the stadium cost estimated at $780 million, though the venue will be on city-owned land. A new stadium for the 2021 MLS Cup champions could be built, which is expected to be ready by 2027. The City will be private government and city funds, except to bring 6 billion dollars in revenue to the city over 30 years. The breaking ground will be expected to start early as 2023.

    On the day when NYCFC announced their stadium would be in Willets Point Queens, New York. Mayor Eric Adams announced that NYCFC would have its official home, and it would be the first professional-specific soccer stadium. After that, Queensboro FC planned to add a stadium at York College. New York City FC would add more fan base and create new apartments for affordable housing, an elementary school, hotels, and the stadium, including a taxi rank at Citi Field for residents if they want alternative transportation. This means they will have to take over the industrial yard and an auto shop area known as the Iron Triangle. So they take over and turn it into a green city of Queens. Fans around the metro area were more excited about the idea and easier access to transportation.

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared NYCFC their official home in Mets Willets Point
  • There’s so much things to do during the fall and winter months. People can go skiing snow tubing and community events, hiking. The town also often host local beer festivals and cultural activities in the area. The weather is cooler during most of the summer and it has the best scenery of the amazing different colors of leaves during the autumn. Lack of carbinonaxie which is good for the people to breathe in with the fresh air. It is also one of the most iconic places in Upstate New York with so much sceneries.

    Housings and ski resorts for the holiday tourism. People should consider moving to Upstate New York because there’s less population than Southern New York which they need to move up in the north. They also have a solar farm. They have colorful housings and stores in their local downtown area on Route 23A Main Street in Tannersville. There’s also art museums, historic places, antique shops and other local attractions. Upstate New York also has a lot of real life Cafes and Thrift Stores for local business.

    During the Winter Months, most of the time it always snow and has plenty for people to do skiing, snow tubing and so much adventurous activities during the day. People can sit by the fire and have marshmallows with hot chocolate to keep you warm. There’s also great shopping and dining options especially when people wanna enjoy their getaway trip to the resorts or Winter Lodging for fun activities. Others can do non winter activities like snowshoe trails through the woods, or shopping downtown and enjoying a craft beer tasting. There is plenty of activities like historic sites and other events which is the reason why the Catskills are the ideal destination! 

    The reason people should move to the Hudson Valley/Catskills because they can have the luxury life or find something that fits your budget but wanted to find somewhere with nature. Most of the houses would have more freedom of the walk around the property and often see wild animals once in a while or see the shooting stars on a clear night.

    The place is a the sense of wonders during the summer months like going out to so many fun places to go out for a trip to remember. Theres plenty of lakes and waterfalls for tourists to spend parts of the day like swimming in swim holes, paddle boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, fishing, and exploring animals in the nature preserve. The Catskills has local eatery and brewery for adults who love to socialize and have a good time. Hit the highlights or go through the horizon and see where the road takes you to find a great spot like, biplane adventures, the waterpark, mountain activities, or eatery cafes and restraints for the whole family. They can also stop by at local music festivals if they wanna have a good time especially theres the shops of Woodstock were they can check out and relive the memory of the Hippie Era. Also there’s a couple of petting zoo for kids and people who adores with animals and loves learning about history at some of the local museums and art museums.

    The scenery is beautiful during the autumn because of the Fall Foliage and theres much adventurous activities. The weather is also breezy and crisp during the autumn months. There’s also lots of fall festivals, horse back riding trails, hiking trails, farmers markets and trips to the farm.

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