Betsy Abraham

Journalist, Writer, Editor

United States

Content creator with a love for news, entertainment and everything that falls in between. Typos and empty coffee cups are my worst fears.


Recent Articles

Best Brunch in Virginia

Unlike most things in life, brunch is deliciously uncomplicated. There's no end to the variations a good chef can put on the breakfast trifecta of eggs, meat, and cheese, and once you throw in a Bloody Mary (or two), it's easy to wonder why brunch isn't a daily ritual.

Virginia LOVEworks Road Trip

Love is in the air. And throughout Virginia, it's also on walls, outside museums, and in vineyards and parks. More than 50 years ago, a state tourist campaign said that "Virginia is for Lovers," and the slogan stuck.

A Father's Day without their dad

It will be a week of two milestones and many emotions for Ali Guillermo. Sunday will be his first Father's Day without his dad, also named Ali, an intensive care nurse at Long Island Community Hospital who died of COVID-19 in April after treating coronavirus patients.

13 apps to help LI families save money

From shopping, to scheduling, to co-parenting, apps are helping modern families organize almost every aspect of their lives. "Using an app can make a huge difference, especially for a family that's busy with activities or has a lot of kids," says Stephanie Ortiz, a writer and mother of six children ranging in age from 6 to 16.

Selling your house soon? Tips on staging for any budget

Keren Crispin says she knew she needed help the first time she opened her Dix Hills home to potential buyers. When she hosted an open house for the unoccupied 3,000-square-foot property, a couple expressed concern about how their furniture would fit in the expansive space. "I was blown away.

Learn gardening, swap seeds, get free fertilizer at LI Facebook group

When Anna Maria Ramsuchit needs local honey, she heads to Facebook. More specifically, the 37-year-old stay-at home mother from Mastic heads to the Long Island Homesteading Forum, an online community of residents looking to learn more about gardening, swap products, get canning ideas and try to identify that thing growing in their backyard.

Coronavirus forces families to grieve at sparse services

Pepper Bonay-Martin almost didn't make the guest list for her father's funeral. Only 10 people - including the funeral director and two pallbearers - were allowed in the Harlem facility due to regulations imposed by the state because of the coronavirus. That left seven spots open and "my family is huge," says Bonay-Martin, of Massapequa.


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At Christian Institutions, Leaders Weigh the Cost of Progress

The first step in passing on a mantle is to make sure it's going into the right hands. Historic Christian institutions have seen an influx of new leadership, with boards calling on both experienced professionals and industry newcomers to steer their organizations.

Long Island Weekly
Pets4Luv Animal Shelter Faces Eviction From Source Mall - Long Island Weekly

New owners of property cite safety issues as nonprofit scrambles to find new home For the past 10 years, they've found dogs and cats loving homes, but now, a Westbury animal rescue is seeking shelter as they face eviction from the Source Mall. Nonprofit animal rescue Pets4Luv received word last week from the Lesso Group ...