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MeetNewsday’s Brand Ambassadors

Newsday is all about living your best life on Long Island. Meet our brand ambassadors who are doing just that.

Since day one I’ve never worked a job I didn’t like, never lived anywhere I didn’t want to and the No. 1 way, surrounding myself with my best people 24/7.

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Occupation:

Radio/TV guy, event maker, clothes designer and celeb/athlete wrangler.

Hometown/Where you live now:

Oyster Bay

Social media handles:

IG: @Harlanf73 | FB: harlanf

Why did you want to become a Newsday Brand Ambassador?

I’d love to be a part of Long Island’s daily cultural fabric! From unknown culinary spectaculars to incredible unknown designers I’d like to assist in bringing some of these great things to the forefront!

What do you like to post on your social media accounts?

Food, sneakers and…. well if I tell you anymore now you are not going to come visit me, now are you?

How are you living your best life on Long Island?

Since day one I’ve never worked a job I didn’t like, never lived anywhere I didn’t want to and the No. 1 way, surrounding myself with my best people 24/7.

What’s your favorite place/favorite thing to do on Long Island?

Bring me to the water! Grab me some chicken Salvatore, a half rack of Jackkie O Ribs and a cannoli sundae. A little sneaker shopping and it’s the perfect day!

What’s something you haven’t done on Long Island yet that you can’t wait to do?

Open up the Sole Free cafe.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I am a complete baseball card nerd.

Lastly, a bacon, egg and cheese – on a bagel or roll?

What, am I some kind of animal? Of course on a roll.

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Being an ambassador for Newsday would provide me the opportunity to become more involved in the community and participate and collaborate with individuals.

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Occupation/background:

I was born in Brooklyn. Around the age of 12, I moved to Uniondale. I went to Uniondale High School where I immersed myself in a variety of afterschool activities such as volleyball and track and field. I even did stats for the football team! I am currently living in Elmont. I am the founder and executive director of BOLD MYNDS, a youth organization that caters to the empowerment of young children. In 2015, I left a career in the education system to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Yes, I am the type to take the leap of faith and succeed. I prefer the path unknown, but deep down, I know!

Social media handles:

IG: / @Solemauricebolden/@Boldmynds | FB: /soledad.s.maurice/BOLDMYNDS

Why did you want to become a Newsday Brand Ambassador?

Being an ambassador for Newsday would provide me the opportunity to become more involved in the community and participate and collaborate with individuals. This would be a wonderful addition to what I am already doing as I can add value to the work I do daily, in turn giving back to the community.

What do you like to post on your social media accounts?

I love to post things of substance on my social media that keep my followers informed. Topics on entrepreneurship, business opportunities, entertainment and motivational stories are at the top of my list. I love posting about what other individuals have going on in their businesses to support them.

What’s your favorite place/favorite thing to do on Long Island?

The Nautical Mile will always be my favorite place on Long Island. That is where my husband proposed to me. I love overlooking the wonderful bays of the Long Island Sound shores, the view of the various yachts, and the nice calm winds that blow through the night. It does not get any better than that!

What’s something you haven’t done on Long Island yet that you can’t wait to do?

I have never been to Fire Island! I must take a trip there.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

My older brother and I are (almost) exactly 1 year apart. I was born on September 18 and he was born September 19. Yes, I was and will always be his birthday gift! LOL!

Lastly, bacon, egg, and cheese – on a bagel or roll?

I do not eat bacon or eggs, but when I did — it was on a roll of course!

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I love staying active in the community! Being new to NY, I want to connect with new people.

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Occupation:

Dancer/fitness instructor

Hometown/Where you live now:

Born and raised a Colorado girl! I just moved from Denver (June 2020) to Babylon, NY.

Social media handles:

IG: @themishy | Twitter: @theemishy | FB: /mishlm

Why did you want to become a Newsday Brand Ambassador?

I love staying active in the community! Being new to NY, I want to connect with new people.

What do you like to post on your social media accounts?

I am a new mom so I am posting a lot about baby and mom life, but my main priority is health and fitness. Balancing new mom life with at-home workouts is currently keeping me busy.

How are you living your best life on Long Island?

I moved here during the pandemic and haven’t gotten to explore much yet! I am adjusting to living in a new place, being a new mom and figuring out what working from home looks like.

What’s your favorite place/favorite thing to do on Long Island?

I love walking into the Babylon Village and grabbing a coffee and going for a stroll in Belmont Park. I love eating out and trying new places. Little Vincent’s cold cheese pizza is a fave and wandering Robert Moses beach. I did my maternity shoot there! Stay tuned as I get to explore Long Island more!

What’s something you haven’t done on Long Island yet that you can’t wait to do?

I can’t wait to get to Fire Island this summer! I have heard so many amazing things about it.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I have some fun ones, but I guess I’d say I danced for the Denver Nuggets for 3 years.

Lastly, a bacon, egg and cheese – on a bagel or roll?

I swore it would be a bagel, but then I moved here and it’s definitely a roll!

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Newsday has always been a staple in our home, since the days when my brother was a Newsday carrier … Being an ambassador allows me to continue that tradition …

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Occupation/background:

I’m an attorney handling New York no-fault litigation and arbitration, helping medical professionals obtain compensation for their treatment of patients.

Social media handles:

IG: / @StacyMandel79 | Twitter:/@StacyL79| FB: / StacyL79

Why did you want to become a Newsday Brand Ambassador?

Newsday has always been a staple in our home, since the days when my brother was a Newsday carrier on our block, delivering the newspaper to our neighbors. Being an ambassador allows me to continue that tradition in today’s virtual world, delivering useful information to our Long Island neighbors!

What do you like to post on your social media accounts?

When I love a topic that I think others will love, too, I share it on social media, including the numerous local Facebook groups I administrate. Whether it’s Long Island memories and nostalgia with Hey Long Island… Do U Remember ….?, my love of my hometown with We Love Oceanside, NY, the joy of local houseplant hobbyists with Long Island House Plant Love, or the wonders of live music and shows at Broadway and Theatre Talk and Hey Long Island… Do U Remember the Music….? there is always something new, exciting and fun happening.

How are you living your best life on Long Island?

Living on the water enables our family to enjoy the feeling of Long Island. Watching the ducks in the canal, hearing the sounds of the boats going by and seeing the sunsets in the evening over the water allow us to cherish Long Island every single day.

What’s your favorite place/favorite thing to do on Long Island?

I love going to great restaurants and live events with family and friends: music concerts, comedy shows, live theater, musical theater – especially musical theater! Finding a great venue and hearing and seeing our local talented performers… that is the best way to celebrate the talent of Long Island.

What’s something you haven’t done on Long Island yet that you can’t wait to do?

I would love to do a weekend winery and spa tour out on the East End and really explore parts of the Island I have not yet been to, finding great niche restaurants and learning about and tasting fine wines.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I’ll share with you two fun facts: I love ’80s music and am a super-fan of singer-songwriter Rick Springfield. And I have more than 150 species of house plants in our home.

Lastly, bacon, egg, and cheese – on a bagel or roll?

BECSPB on a seedless ROLL, please!

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