It’s Wednesday: A happy midweek, everybody, and welcome new readers Tutty, Alice, Serge, Pete and Lillian.
Jolly Green Giant Great Big Tender Peas were trademarked on this day in 1927. Zeppo Marx – the unfunny one – received a patent for a cardiac pulse rate monitor.
Reading? Check: Long Island billionaire Jim Simons and his wife Marilyn have donated $25 million to the New York Public Library, one of the institution’s largest-ever gifts. The money is targeted for sprucing up branches in Harlem.
Drink smartly, my friends: Innovator of the Year winner Michael Chalavoutis has reformulated and rebranded Alpha Wolf, his brain-boosting energy drink, with a new exclusive focus on natural ingredients, the end of two “traditional” flavors and a new “exotic” blend.
Carol Lane calling: The Long Island Capital Alliance is looking for presenters for its next healthcare pitch-athon, set for Sept. 27.
Sweet: Indiana’s Knapp Foundation has gifted $1 million to fund Feinstein Center research into how bioelectronics can be used to treat diabetes.
Size matters: Big things are going on with Tiny Houses.
Right the wrong: If you missed Monday’s calendar, click here.
Oh and: Girls Inc.’s annual Butterfly Awards honor four incredible Long Islanders, including Hofstra’s incomparable Gail Simmons, not until Nov. 2, but get it in your book now. Too many awesome committee names to drop but … what the heck … Pina Campagna is one of them.
Please par-tay responsibly: Riverhead’s second annual Alive on 25 street festival kicks