Syllee’s Reviews

Typically, I write reviews based on personal experiences (i.e., dining, businesses, or products). Stay tuned as I upload and add to this category.  Contact me if you would like to be considered for a review (no promises).

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Saving the Night

“Saving the Night” came to life after Dr. Matthew Caron’s high school friend, David Heitpas died unexpectedly about 5 years ago.  It occurred to Matt that he should not let his friends’ dream of writing a children’s book die, too.  Matthew Caron is a chiropractor,...

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24/7 Storage Review

Are you tired of searching and searching for outdoor, secure storage of a camper, boat, car, or?   24/7 Storage opened for business November 2021 to help respond to the volume of local storage needs.  It is a great option with a fenced exterior perimeter, a private...

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Have You Seen the Nostalgically Modern Dayton’s Project?

Spring 2022 Update about the Minneapolis Dayton's ProjectOriginal Review Below Created December 21, 2021Historically, we delay our Christmas preparations until after Thanksgiving and Mr. Lee’s birthday.  To kick things off, we’ve started the abbreviated home...

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Trusted Remodeling

Update: Trusted Remodeling and Trusted Snow Removal are now Trusted Property Management LLC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trustedsnowremoval Speaking and working with Dominic Hanlin, owner and operator of the business described below will demonstrate his...

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Trusted Snow Removal LLC

Update: Trusted Remodeling and Trusted Snow Removal are now Trusted Property Management LLC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrustedsnowremovalSpeaking and working with Dominic Hanlin, owner and operator of the business described below will demonstrate his...

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Bonita Springs Carrabbas Serves Dinner to RV

Smiles were behind the masks of Bonita Springs Carrabbas servers when they delightfully delivered each course of our 3-course meal to our RV door. “Bon Appetitt” restaurant style in the safety of our motorhome.

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References and Kudos

Sylvia Lee has been helping me promote my first book. She has done all sorts of things to promote “Saving The Night ”, my first children’s book. As a first time author , I have nary a clue on how to market and promote my book. Sylvia has done a review, contacted local papers and done countless other promoting and marketing of my book. Because of the many things she has done, my book is becoming noticed. I have a local paper doing an article and she continues to influence the trajectory of my book. She is creative, organized and is all about the success of those she is working with. She is nice and knows how to get positive press and promotion for your projects. Sylvia works tirelessly on whatever project she is supporting.

https://myvillager.com/2022/07/20/saving-the-night-childrens-book-sheds-light-on-late-friend/

Matt Caron

Author - "Saving the Night"

Here is the link to what Mary Ann Grossman, Editor of the Book section of the Pioneer press wrote in her column this fall.

https://www.twincities.com/2022/10/01/new-fall-books-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR10VsxStWs3PMGxqmH0o9s0CW0dPAVsVe_P8nxtL2OYHRLwD177szg

“Matty Caron, who grew up in St. Paul, tells the story of a young Prince who’s afraid of the dark and shares his adventures with a mushroom, a daisy, an eagle and a wolf, all of whom depend on the dark to thrive. It’s a story told to the debut author by his late friend, David Hietpas, 30 years ago. It’s a slightly complicated story for the littlest ones, but those past kindergarten should enjoy it. Bill Tierney’s paintings are almost like photographs and make for a very pretty book.”

Per the Pioneer Press, “Mary Ann joined the Dispatch-Pioneer Press in 1961 when there were two papers. She has been a fashion writer, a women’s columnist and the women’s department editor who brought “society” pages into the 20th century. She was named book editor in 1983, just when the local literary community exploded. She has won the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award, a Page One Award and YWCA Leader Lunch Award. She retired in 2001 and works part time. A graduate of Macalester College, she lives on St. Paul’s West Side in a money-sucking Victorian house with assorted old animals.”

It is a honor to be recognized by someone of Mary Ann Grossman’s experience and stature.  I pitched the “Saving the Night” book to Ms. Grossman months earlier.  Author Matt Caron provided a copy of his “Saving the Night” book for Ms. Grossman’s review.  Kudos again to Matt for writing a memorable book illustrated beautifully by  Bill Tierney.    

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