Good Monday friends! Today at La Voz with Mariel Firoi is business and wellness day.

Our colleague Manuel Blas visited us, and we met Frank De Raeffele, entrepreneur, Buddhist practitioner and executive director of Dharmakaya, to talk about the weekend retreat for people who are BIPOC leaders, from July 21 to 23, with full scholarship. Applications are being accepted now.

We met José Torres, Senator Michelle Hinchey's new bilingual constituency services coordinator. He can be reached Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, at 721 Broadway, or by calling 845-331-3810. He can help with housing, utilities, and tax issues.

In addition, the mechanic Tino García, from Tino's Essential Auto Care, visited us to give us advice for our car to have it ready for the spring that begins this afternoon.