Hicksville News: Hicksville Native Retreats Into Wellness

Wellness-focused and wanting to embrace the essence of what it meant to be truly relaxed, Maria Christodoulou took a day for herself and went to the beach with some friends. It was while listening to the waves crash and soaking up the sun when she came up with a name for her own business. Now, the Hicksville native is the entrepreneur of her brand Bliss Without Bother.

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A View With Sound: Sound View Greenport

I woke up and from my bed I could see streaks of light pink emerging from behind the clouds. The sun was rising and my body, unfamiliar with the view, was responding with anticipation. I walked to the sliding door and took in the view of the water's expanse and energy. It had been too long since I'd woken up so naturally and so peacefully. The sounds of the subway rumbling by, hurried passerbys outside my apartment window, and my neighbors getting ready for work were all far away, as if that life was a dream, and I was just waking up. 

I had been invited to Sound View Greenport by Teach Mayer, the general manager who, despite a very busy schedule, exudes a charming and gentle unhurried kindness. As soon as I arrived on the premises, which originally developed from a 1930s beachside concession stand, Teach was gracious to provide me a tour of the quarter mile property.

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