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Teaching Speeders A Lesson BY STEVE MOSCO

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School zone speedsters face a new round of surviellance in the state’s effort to thwart their reckless ways. Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Bethpage High School recently to sign legislation that authorizes the addition of school speed zone cameras in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to proponents, the new law aims to enhance the safety of children, pedestrians and drivers in school areas by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

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BY CHRIS BOYLE

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (seated) signs legislation aiming to add speed cameras to school zones.

Student’s Service Nets Award BY STEVE MOSCO

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Exceptional youngsters on Long Island were recently recognized by Supervisor John Venditto and Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-founders Robert and Philip Eslick as winners of the 2014 Kids of Distinction community scholarship program. Jordyn Seri, a senior at PlainviewOld Bethpage High School, was one of the 10 recipients of the honor. For contributions to her community, Seri received a commemorative plaque and a $2,000 academic scholarship check.

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Plainview Pair Joins Israeli Cause

Officials honored 10 local youngsters with scholarships.

Local residents are helping to highlight Israel’s strength in hospitals and contributions to the good of humanity. Plainview residents Alice Bruno, vice president of communications of Tobay Hadassah, and Linda Hillel, co-president of Tobay Hadassah, are part of a global group of women working to raise money to support Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center. “Hadassah was founded in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York by a woman named Henrietta Szold,” said Bruno. “It started as a Zionist organization — which it still is — but our main focus is Hadassah Hospital in Israel, for which we are a support group. As an organization, our donations go towards the hospital because it isn’t government run...it’s a private hospital, and many major innovations in medicine come out of Hadassah Hospital that the entire world utilizes.” Hillel went into the history of Henrietta Szold and her efforts that gave birth to both Hadassah and the legacy of hope it would become in Israel.

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Bethpage Resident’s Dream Granted BY HERALD STAFF

The crew helped grant the wish of a 91-year-old Bethpage resident.

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As part of their Senior Dreams Come True program to grant wishes to Long Island residents in need, the lawyers and staff at Genser Dubow Genser & Cona got down and dirty to restore a long neglected yard in Bethpage for the homeowner, 91-yearold Elizabeth Schroeder, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. When Schroeder’s daughter Joan saw an article featuring the GDGC program, she was anxious to get help for her mom so she could remain in the small cape cod home in Bethpage where she has lived for 62 years. “Unfortunately, I have been unable to handle or afford the necessary care for the property,” said Joan. “My mom always relished sitting in her front and back yard, feeding the birds.” Joan reached out to local congressmen, Boy Scouts, schools and others seeking help but to no avail. “With the amazing donation by GDGC, my mom will now be able to return to the outside of her home

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safely and watch her new 7-monthold great granddaughter playing in the yard like I did as a child.” Elizabeth has 3 children and 13 great grandchildren. To accomplish this monumental task, GDGC engaged Morningstar Tree Company to excavate and remove an old metal shed, bushes and assorted rubble. Several weeks before the GDGC staff got together with their rakes, pick

axes, and pitchforks to dig up the vines, ivy and even stone and bricks buried under the dirt, a GDGC partner put down weed killer to start the job. “Our team is gratified to make a difference in our community by helping one senior in need at a time,” said Jennifer Cona, managing partner, GDGC. “We love hands-on projects and this yard clean-up was right up our alley giving us a

sense of accomplishment unique to working with our hands. Even though Elizabeth Schroeder has Alzheimer’s, we know she will enjoy her new yard so she can be in the fresh air and sunshine.” Applicants must be 65 or over with an income limit of no more than $1,500 a month for a single person and $2,000 a month for a married couple. Applicants are required to send a letter or statement under 750 words describing their wish and documenting how they have contributed to society in some way. To obtain a “wish request” form and application, go to the GDGC website at www.genserlaw.com or call Janet Russell at 631-390-5000 for more information. Senior Dreams Come True is also seeking donations to help raise funds to grant wishes. Donations are tax-deductible under 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

Chamber Hosts BBQ In Old Bethpage The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce held its annual barbecue at Haypath Road Park in Old Bethpage on Wednesday, June 18. Among the attendees were outgoing president Gary Epstein, incoming president Elan Wurtzel, Legislator Judy Jacobs, Plainview water commissioner Andrew Bader, incoming vice president, Ilene Sommer, incoming treasurer Bryan Trugman, incoming membership secretary Shelley Feigelson and board members Larry Weiss and Marianne Plummer. — Herald Staff

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AWARD from page 1 Venditto and the Eslicks honored Seri because the young adult has “spent the best years of her life doing what she does best, helping others.” Seri is an ongoing member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Community Service Club, participating in benefits hosted by the club, including the Senior Citizen Prom and an event that featured writing holiday cards to soldiers abroad. “At the high school’s college fairs, Jordyn has acted as a student ambassador where she helped greet admissions representatives and guide them to where they could sing in and set up their booths,” said a Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. spokesperson. “In addition to this, Jordyn has tutored middle school students free of charge in order to help them with organizational skills, time-management and studying tips.” Seri was also honored for her involvment in the Environmental Club where she helped recycle bins of plastic bottles, as well as her participation in a program called

Jordyn Seri (center), a senior at Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, accepts her award.

Dogability, where she acted as a mediator between children with mental or physical disorders and trained therapy dogs. “It is because of Jordyn’s strong drive to help others, that the Town of Oyster Bay is proud to recognize Jordyn as a 2014 ‘Kid of

Distinction,’” said Venditto. The winners were selected by the Kids Helping Kids organization, which established a committee to judge a record number of applications that they received for the 10 year anniversary of the program.

“This program is very much geared towards recognizing activities done on a youngster’s own initiative,” Robert Eslick said. “We are recognizing kids who participate in activities for the benefit of their community of neighborhood, outside of school-related activities.” Venditto said these young people will serve as great role models for the next generation of community-minded kids. “There are many young individuals who have contributed to the great quality of life we enjoy here in the Town of Oyster Bay. We felt it was important to recognize our young residents who involve themselves in voluntary community, charity or civic activities on their own individual initiative,” said Venditto. “This provides a perfect opportunity for them to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. They will surely stand as role models for their peers.”

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Cuomo discusses speed zone cameras at Bethpage High School.

SPEEDERS from page 1 “New York State will not tolerate drivers who exercise reckless behavior and put other people at risk — especially around our schools,” Cuomo said. “By empowering Nassau and Suffolk Counties to install dozens of speed cameras in school zones, we are helping to protect our students and ultimately save lives. This should send a message to all drivers — slow down and obey the speed limit, especially when passing by a school.” The new law means more drivers will likely be nabbed for exceeding the speed limit, and while some residents believe it’s a necessary price to pay to save lives, some feel it is an unfair use of technology against otherwise law-abidding citizens. Scott Grann has lived on Round Swamp Round in Old Bethpage for close to 20 years. In that time, he said he has seen and heard many drivers burning rubber in front of Old Bethpage Elementary School, just steps from his house. “People drive like animals down this road,” he said, adding that he hopes cameras will deter high-speed driving. “It’s beyond people just going a touch over the speed limit. Trucks driving to the expressway from Farmingdale come barreling down the road, right past the school,

going at least 50. They don’t care.” But not all residents are happy about the timing of the governor’s new law. Camille Toma, a member of the Farmingdale PTA, said that residents have been complaining about people speeding down Conklin and Rt. 24 for years. “If he really cared then he should have done something when people were complaining,” Toma said. “I

scene. The law enables speed cameras to be placed in up to 56 school speed zones in Nassau County. According to data released by the governor’s office, there is a 70 percent chance that a child hit by a vehicle going 40 mph will be killed, but a child hit by a vehicle traveling at 30 mph has an 80 percent chance of surviving. Officials said implementing speed cameras in school speed zones will supplement police presence on the streets in catching speeding violations and preventing the accidents that arise from speeding. Aside from catching drivers in the act, officials said the presence of speed enforcement cameras will also encourage drivers to proceed with caution through school speed zones, thus enhancing the safety of children, pedestrians and drivers alike. “A school zone safety report indicates 200 motorists per hour exceeded the posted limit by 25mph,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “I thank Governor Cuomo for approving this pilot program as it protects our children and serves as an important message to motorists to exercise care in our school zones.”

think the Governor is capitalizing on our tragedy to try and garner some sort of favor... I think it’s disgusting.” The new law, which will take effect in 30 days, authorizes Nassau and Suffolk counties to establish a pilot program with speed cameras in school speed zones — one per school district — to record speeding violations as they occur, without requiring a police officer to be present at the

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urges residents to use caution when contractors offer to provide free fill materials for use in leveling or grading of their residential properties to avoid being victimized by illegal solid waste dumping Homeowners should be skeptical and ask tough questions when a contractor offers to provide fill material at no charge. The ‘clean fill’ often ends up being solid waste and homeowners could find their properties burdened with contaminated material. DEC suggests homeowners seeking to obtain suitable fill to do the following: Notify the DEC Regional Office and the local town clerk in writing, in accordance with the regulation 6NYCRR Section 360-8.6(b), at least 30 days prior to undertaking any grade adjustment project; Identify where the materials are coming from; Ensure that the contractor is

Susan Maxwell, director of the Nassau County Empire Games for the Physically Challenged, Gordon Ryan, founder, along with the 30 year volunteers who have been of service to the games were recently commended. With the support of private-sector donations, County Executive Mangano began saving the Games in 2011 after New York State eliminated funding for them. The games take place at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College. Athletes compete in track, field, slalom, swimming, wheelchair basketball table tennis, archery, and more for no cost. “Before the start of the ceremonies, I was grateful to meet the people behind the scenes of the Games,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am so grateful for their assistance and for their continued support. I look forward to continuing to work together to continue the Nassau County Empire Games for the Physically Challenged in 2015.”

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homeowners can protect themselves is by taking steps to prevent being victimized. Once contaminated soil is placed on a property and graded, the process of removal becomes costly and difficult. For details, contact DEC’s Office of Materials Management at 631-444-0375.

CAUSE from page 1 “Henrietta Szold and her friends were lovers of their Jewish faith, and they wanted to do something meaningful in regards to it,” she said. “She traveled to Israel — before it was actually a country — and saw the hard conditions there and that healthcare was almost non-existent at the time. She came back to New York and got her little knitting club together, formed Hadassah and raised enough money to send a few nurses over to Israel to help out. As time went on, Hadassah raised more and more money, sent more and more personnel, equipment, and eventually funded the construction of the hospitals, the first of which was completed in 1939.” Hadassah Medical Center has two hospitals; one at Ein Kerem and the other at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. Among the medical breakthroughs they have brought about, Bruno said, are stem cell and macular degeneration research, Parkinson’s disease, immunology and more. Hadassah raises its hospital support money through various fundraising exercises, the most recent, Bruno said, being stem-cell walks held in Great Neck and the south shore of Jones Beach. These events raised a great

Top: Tobay Hadassah members Marcy Alper, Alice Bruno, Linda Hillel and Debbie Friedman. Bottom: Tobay Hadassah celebrates 60 years of supporting Israeli medical care.

deal of capital for the cause, she said. In addition, Hadassah also supports several American charitable causes, such as sending children to summer camp. “Hadassah Hospital does not turn anyone away,” said Bruno. “People come from all over the world that can not get treatment elsewhere for an illness that they have, and Hadassah Hospital is the one place that will take them in. They do it for the world, not just the Israelis.” In addition, Hillel added, Hadassah also supports refugee children throughout the world and sponsor them as they are given refuge and education in Israel. Many of them eventually grow up to be doctors, lawyers and other professions that offer a positive contribution to society. Hillel, who has served as president of the Tobay chapter for the past five months, extolled the virtues and grace of all the members under her watch, stating that Hadassah is not merely a Jewish organization; all races, creeds, colors and religions are welcome in their mission to make a better tomorrow for all. “These are the most well-educated, well-spoken, well-read, warmest and kind-hearted people you could ever hope to meet,” she said. “I’m so honored to be associated with them and fortunate enough to have been appointed their president...ultimately, anyone who comes to our meetings or joins feels empowered and knows that giving is so much more than receiving.”


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The Town of Oyster Bay’s “Music Under the Stars” program kicks off July 8 and features performances from various acts in different Long Island parks. The first concert of the series features award-winning country rock band Lonestar at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa July 8. Featuring country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and “Amazed,” Lonestar has been making an impact on audiences with their music for over 20 years. “The biggest accomplishment of the band’s storied career has been witnessing the impact of Lonestar songs in the lives of others,” said Supervisor John Venditto. “Nowhere has this been more evident than in the group’s performances for U.S. armed forces stationed overseas in Iraq and Kuwait, where classics like ‘I’m Already There’ have elicited powerful emotional displays from men and women who’ve put their lives on the line defending America.” Following Lonestar, Peter “Herman” Noone and his band Herman’s Hermits bring their swinging 60s hits to Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale on July 10. “Accompanied 19Aby his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone performs over 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and Daycare / Nursery Schools his admirers span the generations,”

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Peter Noone plays with Herman’s Hermits in Farmingdale on July 10. like you’ve never heard it before.” To close out the first week of “Music Under the Stars,” on Saturday, July 12, Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra perform at the Town’s annual “Salute to America” veterans appreciation night at Burns Park in Massapequa. “The Concert Pops have been performing throughout the east coast in their Pops Under the Stars series, entertaining crowds at benefit concerts for the American Cancer Society and the United Way.” Venditto said. “Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra offer an excellent orchestra performance that captures the heart of American music. I think this will be a performance that all residents will enjoy a great deal.” All performances begin at 8 p.m. and residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information about the “Music Under the Stars” program, visit the Town of Oyster Bay website at www.oysterbaytown.com or call the Department of Community and Youth Services at 516-797-7900.


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Diet and exercise are the best ways to help stay healthy and keep in shape, but supplementing a healthy lifestyle with cosmetic surgery procedures will leave you in the best shape that you can be in… healthy and beautiful both inside and out! Breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reductions provide beautiful, natural-looking results. Combining these procedures with liposuction, tummy tuck, body lift, facelift, eyelid lift or other nonsurgical services is most effective. Regardless of which procedures you select, you can turn back the hands of time! The hottest surgical techniques to make you look younger include eyelid lifts, facelifts, deeper laser resurfacing, and rhinoplasty. The eyelid lift only takes about an hour and can give a very youthful appearance to both the upper and lower lids. A facelift, whether it is mini, lower, or full lift can take years off of facial appearance. A facelift is great way to pull up the excessive skin, rejuvenate the neck and lift the jowls. Mini, or modified facelifts are often performed on much younger patients before the signs of aging are advanced. Overall, the natural look is of utmost importance. Combining laser resurfacing procedures and rhinoplasty is effective in completing a full facial rejuvenation. In addition, injections work well to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, such as Botox Cosmetic® and Juvederm coupled with non-surgical skin tightening and laser hair removal ensures phenomenal results. If you are struggling with those last few inches, Body Contouring can be the answer. The most common body contouring technique is liposuction and utilizing the latest and most advanced products, your recovery is fast. Smart Lipo MPX, is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, “bra fat,” abdomen, “love handles”, “saddle bags,” inner and outer thighs and knees. It is an excellent complement to Cellulaze which is the first FDA approved procedure to permanently get rid of cellulite.

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Great Summer Events In Nassau County Parks The Cole Brothers Circus comes to Eisenhower Park on Friday, July 11, through Sunday, July 13. Nassau County Executive

EDWARD P. MANGANO I am so very proud of our parks system and all we have to offer in our great county. This summer, we have an action-packed lineup. With a combination of quality entertainment and fun activities for the whole family, we look forward to seeing you out and about. Alongside my continued dedication to creating tourism, the incredible support we have received from local business sponsors has made bringing top-notch events to our residents at no additional cost, a great reality. Here’s a look at some upcoming happenings. Pack your lawn chair and mark your calendar, because we have some good old-fashioned entertainment in store. The month of July is going to be full. Beginning with a musical performance by Swingtime Big Band on Wednesday, July 2, we are kicking off quite a busy time. The following day, again stop by the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park to enjoy Mike

DelGuidice and the Billy Joel Band. Both acts will hit the stage at 7 p.m. If it’s up to us, this Fourth of July is going to be one you are sure to remember. Starting at 10 a.m., the 1864 Independence Day Celebration will be flowing with music, dancing, trade demonstrations, speeches, a parade and so much more to enjoy. We hope to see you all at Old Bethpage Village Restoration for the fun. If Friday’s festivities aren’t enough, grab the family and head to Lakeside Theatre on Saturday, July 5, for Neil Berg’s much-anticipated “100 Years of Broadway.” Like most of our musical performances, this must-see production is free of charge and will start at 7 p.m. The International Music Nights

Concert Series is a great Nassau County tradition, with nearly two-dozen nights dedicated to music and culture that honor a range of ethnic groups. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the park, music and culture all summer long. Help us to continue the celebration of each and every one of our Nassau County residents with Punjabi American Night on Sunday, July 6, German American Night on Monday, July 7 and Armenian American Night on Sunday, July 13, all beginning at 7 p.m. at Lakeside. Our busy calendar continues to unfold with a number of incredible music shows. On Tuesday, July 8, see Jersey 4 — a Tribute to Frankie Valli — and on Friday, July 11, check out Oldies Night

with Jay Siegel’s Tokens. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theatre. On Wednesday, July 9, South Bound will be entertaining audiences at Eisenhower Park’s Parking Field 6A beginning at noon, before Five Towns College Pops hit the stage at Muttontown Preserve’s Chelsea Mansion at 7 p.m. The Long Island International Film Expo (LIFE) will be taking place from Wednesday, July 9 through Thursday, July 17. Please contact Bellmore movies at 516-783-3199 or the Nassau County Film Office at 516-571-3168 for more information. In the meantime, to help you get in the spirit, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Lakeside Theatre, on Thursday, July 10, for a showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The film is set to start at dusk. Also, remember to clear your schedule the second weekend in July because the Cole Brothers Circus is coming to town. Shows will take place at Parking Field 6A of Eisenhower Park on Friday, July 11 at 5 and 8 p.m., as well as 2, 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please visit www.nassaucountyny. gov/summer for more information on any of our summer events.

Charcoal, Lighting Fluid And ‘60s Memories As a child growing up on Long Island in the late ‘60s, many memories come to mind. The most vivid ones, those that make me feel best and cause me to smile, all seem to revolve around summertime. School was out. The weather was great. It was light till nine at night. After playing all day, we would come home for dinner. Two or three times a week, we would barbeque. These days, it is called “grilling.” Meat on the fire, hot and fast. As we have come to understand now from celebrity chefs and carping foodies, barbeque is cooked “low and slow” with the flame never touching the meat. Totally different process. But back then, if it burned in the backyard, it was a barbecue. Creating the perfect barbeque was an art form, a technique mastered by father and handed down to son. We had our barbeque pit in the backyard. It was made of brick and slate, with two built-in metal grates. They were identical, the top grate was about 10 inches above the bottom grate. The charcoals went on the bottom grate,

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FRED STEINBERG the top was used for food. Before lining the bottom grate with charcoal, a layer of paper had to be put down. We used newspaper. Next came coals. After layering them perfectly, they had to be doused with the right amount of lighter fluid. If too little fluid was applied, the charcoal would not burn and massive amounts of fluid had to be added. Too much fluid would not only make the food taste like lighter fluid, but also might cost you eyebrows if the fire roared and you were not quick enough to jump back. When everything was set correctly, you lit the match. First, the corners

of the newspaper were lit. Next, you threw the match in the charcoal. The fire grew as it consumed the lighter fluid and newspaper. As it subsided, it had to be fanned, usually with a folded newspaper. When the embers started to glow, it was time. First the burgers, then the dogs. Lastly the buns. Everything tasted better on the grill. There were no health concerns, no worries if the burgers were rare in the middle. Ultimately, we all

The charcoal briquettes are glowing. It’s officially summer. survived. Our most pressing need was then finding the right stick to put the marshmallows on, sticking them right on top of the charcoal. They were hot and delicious. We couldn’t wait to do it again. Local resident Fred Steinberg was born and raised on Long Island. Email: Editorial@antonnews.com


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| EDITORIAL Summer Starts When The Sky Is Lit While June 21 is considered the official start of summer, the real fun doesn’t kick off until bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles, sparklers and jumping jacks are lighting the night sky on July 4th, honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 238 years ago. Rarely does it rain on July 4th (we’re having a hard time remembering when it did), which makes the night that much more sweet. You can step out your door and find a fireworks celebration almost anywhere in Nassau County.

Sitting in a lawn chair at one of the numerous official and unofficial fireworks shows in the area and beyond marks a time-honored tradition of lounging around, forgetting about the work week ahead. The cotton candy and toy cart makes its way around the perimeter of the park, while the Good Humor and Mister Softee trucks sit nearby, giving the kids a bridge between the music and firework-filled sky. The Nassau Pops put on quite a show each year. From kid smiles to adult “aaahhs,” Independence Day pushes families towards the heart of summer, one pop and sizzle at a time.

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Sometime in early spring, you published a story about the skimming devices that were found on the ATMs at a TD Bank in Plainview. The article caught my attention and prompted me to make changes in the way I handle my money. First off, I would like to thank you for paying attention to your readers and listening to their concerns regarding the issue. You were willing to research and report on a real problem that no one else had yet recognized. Thank you, also, for questioning and digging into TD’s administration although it was undoubtedly an intimidating task. Because of your efforts and reporting, I have become a safer bank customer in several ways: I’ve started withdrawing cash from bank tellers instead of from ATMs when possible; I now use cash instead of my card much more frequently than I used to; if I have to use my card, I opt for credit instead of debit; and I monitor my bank statements much more closely and check often for inconsistencies or fraudulent charges. I suggest your other readers still remember the TD incident and follow a path to becoming better bank costumers. Thank you again for protecting and serving your readers. Julie Kim

Is Kimba Woods a Judge — or a joke? Queen Kimba recently gave a convicted 60-year-old thief 39 years to pay back the $300,567 in disability pension benefits that he virtually stole by faking a Long Island Rail Road disability. It’s bad enough that she’s only asking him to pay back $700 a month; but this is on top of her recent sentencing of another LIRR fraudster to pay back the $300,000 he stole at a mere $25 a month — meaning that it would theoretically take him 982(!) years (even though, according to the Bible, Methusaleh himself only made it to 969-years-old). This “sentence” would be funny if it wasn’t so sad for society and the rule of law. I’d like to point out to Judge Woods (whom I’d like to sentence for judicial malpractice in my own Court of Common Sense) that the dictionary defines a “judge” as “someone capable of making rational and wise decisions.” These recent decisions of hers could make even the famous iron statue of Lady Justice cry tears of shame underneath her blindfold. Richard Siegelman

We, as a community, are faced with a dire situation. The New York Blood Center is asking for assistance over the summer to maintain the necessary supply of all blood types, but specifically O-negative. The summer months pose the greatest difficulty for the Blood Center as they historically see a drop in donations. I hope this letter serves as a reminder and I urge all residents to continue to help those in need by donating blood. Every donation goes a long way to help saving the lives of those in medical emergencies. I, along with Legislator Michael Venditto, will be hosting a blood drive at the Farmingdale Public Library on August 25th from 1:30 to 7:30PM. For more information, please contact my office. To find other locations to donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, please call toll free 1-800-933-2566 or visit www. nybloodcenter.org. I thank all of you in advance for your generous donations as we continue to help make our community stronger and more prepared for any sort of emergency, both small and large. Rose Marie Walker Legislator Nassau County Legislature, District 17

Artists Wanted The Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald wants to publish the artwork of community residents of all ages — young, not so young and in between. Whether you work in oil on canvas or finger-paints on construction paper, we want to see your work. Take a photo of your creation (with a camera, not a cell phone), and email it to editor Steve Mosco at smosco@antonnews.com

Letters to the editor are welcomed by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald. We reserve the right to edit in the interest of space and clarity. All letters must include an address and daytime telephone number for verification. All material contributed to Anton Community Newspapers in any form becomes the property of the newspapers to use, modify and distribute as the newspaper staff or assigns see fit.


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My Grandfather’s Last Thoughts Editor’s note: Michael Pevsner of Massapequa Park recently earned first place in Anton Community Newspapers and Cockpit USA’s essay contest about military heroes. Pevsner submitted the following essay about his grandfather, Private First Class Harold Hibler, who served in WWII, in the Army’s 101st Infantry. Hibler was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart for his actions. Hibler was discharged in 1945. He passed away on Aug. 23, 2008. My grandfather’s last thoughts could have been...of shrieking bullets overhead and seeing his young comrades so alive one moment, covered in blood the next during the Battle of the Bulge. It could have been leaving school at so early an age, taking any job to earn what wages he could to support his family during the Great Depression. It could have been of his private war with heart disease, finally succumbing after a valiant struggle. I hope, however, that my grandfather’s last thoughts were of the family he created and the loving legacy he left us all. Harold Hibler, PFC, was a man of integrity, hard work, and thrift. A decorated war hero who survived the Battle of the Bulge, went on to work his entire life, and still found time for his family. A man whose biggest desire in the world was to see his children and grandchildren receive the education that he did not have the chance to get, and to see them benefit from his lifetime of dedicated work. One who is remembered as a role model, a man whom I am proud to call my grandfather. One of my grandfather’s core values was hard work. As a child of the Depression, and a man who constantly worked from the age of 18, until he was 83, at jobs ranging from selling papers in the streets of Brooklyn, to owning a gas station supply shop in Queens. He held a serious work ethic in the highest regard, and that was not lost on me. He encouraged me to challenge myself and not waste a moment, goals I am reaching now by maintaining grades in four AP classes, working two jobs, and devoting countless hours of my time to my school’s Key Club; organizing events, collecting money for UNICEF, ringing the Salvation Army bell in December and running my

school’s Key Club website. All of these things gave my grandfather pride in me, and continue to give me pride in myself. My grandfather took me to work with him in Queens all of the time; more recently, he congratulated me on my first official job, at Massapequa News. Shortly after that, he called me from the hospital, while he had his own matters to deal with, to congratulate me on getting yet another job, at CVS. The last material object I showed my grandfather was my first pay stub from CVS. Never have I seen anyone smile as brightly. Another virtue my grandfather bestowed upon me was that of prudence. Again, as he was a child of the Depression-era, waste was not tolerable in his house. He firmly believed that one man’s refuse was another’s treasure, and on my own scavenger hunts through his basement, I have found vintage designer clothes, license plates, car parts, tools and even a portable record player, most of which he saved from the misfortune of spending eternity in a landfill. He was more resourceful than a Hollywood spy, and I inherited that sense. I have always followed after him in being careful not to throw away something that can be useful a second time, especially if that something can bring back memories or be resold as a collectible. One of my hobbies is collecting sneakers; my grandfather always wanted to see me sell a pair of rare sneakers for more than what I paid. Looking now at the values of some sneakers that I have accumulated, if I had the heart to part with a pair, I could do just that, turn my sneaker collection into an investment. Beyond that, among my most treasured possessions are random little journals and notebooks that my grandfather got as souvenirs from stores, business contacts, and promotions, each signed “love always”, that now house both memories of him and my written words spanning from the moment I was able to write, to present day. My grandfather was, and still is, a role model. The things I hold closest to my heart are the wealth of memories I have of him and the lessons and characteristics he passed on to me.

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Museum Of American Armor On The Fourth Of July The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will roll out of its new $5 million home and present selected vehicles for operational display on Friday, July 4. Armor experiences will be offered to a number of D-Day veterans and new members of the museum while living historians provide visitors with a glimpse of what their

grandfathers experienced some 70 years ago while FDR is heard over vintage loudspeakers. The Museum of American Armor, at 1303 Round Swamp Road, in Old Bethpage, will be open on the Fourth between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Its collection includes World War II tanks, artillery, armored cars and weapons that broke the back of the Axis powers during World War II.

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Richard “Moon Man” Mooney, USMC, Operation DeSoto, Vietnam, circa 1967. Mooney is commander of V.F.W. Post 6910 in Floral Park Centre.

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Bryant Piontkowski, USN, Petty Officer Third Class, taken in Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station in Hawaii, circa 1968.

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| VETERANS | WALL OF HONOR At left: Rinaldo “Len” Aloisio, Army, Corporal, Fort Bliss, Texas, circa November 1951.

At right: Jim Ansel, Army, served in Vietnam with 2/9 Artillery, 3rd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. Photo at Camp Enari the Brigade HQ, circa 1966.

Matthew J. Giametta, USMC, Lance Corporal, pictured with his sisters Lisa and Aprill. At left: Thomas C Costa, Air Force Reserves, Captain, Chaplain, served 1982-88, of Levittown, currently pastor at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Hicksville.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s so much going on this week that you may feel as though maintaining your possessions just takes too much of your time. Do it anyway. Neat and clean environs reinforce the mindset that you’ve got your act together. Your responsible attitude makes you attractive and successful.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your fantasy life is strong, and you could spend a good deal of energy building castles in the air. You can’t live in them, but some of the ideas are practical enough to apply once you touch back down to Earth. A healthy balance means allowing yourself to dream but commanding yourself to take practical steps, as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This week shows you in an ambitious mood, and you’ll require much of yourself. Of course, it’s difficult to make big things happen if you are distracted by every enticement along the way. Because you’re after the larger experiences of life, you feel the need to bring your lower appetites into control. CANCER (June 22-July 22). This week you have something that really needs to be accomplished and a message to match the task. There will be no such thing as over-communicating it. To keep yourself and everyone around you on purpose, repeat yourself often. Find new ways to say it. With constant communication, you will get there.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Empowering talk leads to exciting developments in a relationship. Things really are getting better. Practice describing your experience, feelings and needs. Avoid claiming that another person is “driving you crazy” or “making you mad.” The more responsibility you can take for your own state the better off you’ll be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The mightiest warrior knows that battling isn’t the only way to victory. Some of the best victories are handed over. Negotiation would be better in this week’s case, but if you must go to the mat, offer your opponent nothing to resist, and there won’t be much of a fight. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll gladly deliver good news. As for the bad news, you might leave it for someone else to tell — or not — hoping that by ignoring it, depriving it of your breath and attention, it will somehow disappear. Sometimes this method works! At least if you focus yourself on the positive there will be far less room for the negative. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll have a knack for speaking in the vernacular most appropriate to your company this week, and you’ll be around many types. There is a Malayan proverb that goes, “Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.” You’ll do it all! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The way you feel about a loved one is similar to the way you feel about music. You know there is meaning there, but the meaning is beyond words. Go ahead and try putting it into words anyway. Your loved one will benefit from knowing that your affections run deep. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re on the fast track. Creativity is flowing, and your social network is growing. Pretty soon you won’t be able to tell the difference between your business relationships and your social relationships. Pool resources with family, colleagues and friends. You’ll get there faster getting there together. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may feel somewhat depleted at the start of the week, but don’t worry. The well of joy inside you hasn’t dried up; it’s just that you can’t reach it with a broken rope. New tools are needed. Where will you find them? Almost anywhere you look. Your intention to be happy will lead to many fortuitous discoveries.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS Before you make any radical changes, ask yourself, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life?” Permanent changes will be life enhancing, while committing to something short term will be more effort than it’s worth. An August business endeavor is a win as long as you don’t break your own investment rules. October brings a fortuitous meeting, and romance will sweep into your life. January endeavors require heart, faith and sweat, but they will be some of your best times this year. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are devoted and true, and yet there is something inside you that is weary from doing the right thing. Being good doesn’t always feel good. You’ll start to wonder whether there’s such a thing as being too good. The malaise you feel is a sign that you need a break. Demand less of yourself this week.

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A fellow in his late 50s, a successful salesman in the medical-equipment field, stopped by my office recently to discuss addiction. He has been reading my columns on the topic, and wanted to share some thoughts. He is an alcoholic who has been sober for several decades, and now works with others trying to beat addictions, most commonly, heroin. “The story is always the same,” he said, nodding his head knowingly. “Always the same.” By that, he means how people become addicts to substances ranging from alcohol to opiates and what they do to deny it, hide it and ultimately get in deeper and deeper. Listen to the stories of addicts, he said, and whether it’s a Hollywood star who gulps Grey Goose from a water bottle or a suburban kid copping oxycontin out of medicine cabinets, the trajectory of the tragedy is always the same. Then, there comes a point where some addicts get clean and many don’t. Here, all of the stories aren’t the same. Sometimes, with luck, the parents can step in, and after trying everything, try yet something else. And it works. Add in support from people like my sober salesman, and the story doesn’t have to end in tears. Here’s one such story from a local mom: As a parent of a heroin addict, I have been following with great interest your series on addiction. The disease of addiction is very insidious. It starts out slowly and then takes over every facet of the addict’s life and the family’s life as well. Our family went through many years of pain and suffering. I don’t think that words can describe the helplessness that one feels as they watch a loved one self-destruct. As a family unit we went to all of the family components of every rehab that my child was involved in—the words can be helpful, but if the actions of the addict don’t change, you still have that feeling of helplessness. Unfortunately, our society looks at addiction as if it should be controlled by the addict—as if they can willingly just turn off that switch that makes them use and become healed. People you think of as friends don’t give you the same comfort they would were your child suffering from cancer, diabetes or any other disease. “You, the addict, should fix it yourself.” Our insurance companies think that patients should be cured after

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JOHN OWENS three or four days of detox. They won’t pay for extended care, and unless the family has thousands and thousands of dollars to pay for their loved one’s care, with no guarantee of a cure, you are on your own. There is a twofold problem with most of the rehab facilities in the New York: They all seem primarily concerned about the financial aspect of the case, and most of the programs are rather punitive in nature. After a particularly bad run, I took my son to a facility in North Palm Beach, Fla. Their whole approach to the addict is so different from anything I have seen in New York. They are genuinely concerned with the addict’s recovery. The clients live in an apartment and are responsible for taking care of cooking, cleaning and such. In addition to therapy sessions, they go to outside Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and are encouraged to get a sponsor. They have an opportunity to meet many sober people. They also do extracurricular activities, such as going to the gym, movies and bowling. They get to see and live a sober life. This can only be accomplished with the client’s willingness to do step work and participate in these groups. After 90 days there, my son came home a changed person. He is actively involved in AA, this includes working the steps. He has made many new sober friends. He is now clean almost eight months. I applaud your efforts to bring attention to this terrible disease. I want to let people know that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you. This is a story worth sharing. Any other readers who have a story to share, please email it to me. Your insights and experiences are important. And your anonymity is assured. John Owens is editor in chief of Anton Community Newspapers. Email: jowens@antonnews.com


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Leaf Blower Flap Isn’t Just About Noise For over 40 years, gas-powered leaf blowers have been a focal point for irritation and frustration over neighborhood noise. The issue is percolating up all over the country again, and now it’s also about swallowing doody. Gas-powered leaf blowers aren’t the only gardening and landscaping apparatus that use loud two-stroke engines (it takes two piston movements to complete one cycle of combustion), but it’s pretty easy to understand what lawn mowers and chainsaws do and why they are used. The purpose, efficiency and effectiveness as a gardening tool of using powerful blowers on a typical 50by-100-foot property is more mysterious. Even the phrase “leaf blowers” is a misnomer. They don’t blow just leaves. They blow everything that’s on and in and around your lawn into the air, where it lingers for hours until it settles onto the neighbor’s car and their kids’ faces. Mold, pollen, seeds, little rocks, dead bugs, live ticks, it’s all launched at high speed. The polite word for it is “fugitive dust,” but on the street we call it “rodent feces,” and worse. In two-stroke engines, fuel is mixed with oil for lubrication, and about 30 percent of the mixture goes unburned and gets spewed out. That smell in the air after the gardener leaves is a mix of

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MICHAEL A. MILLER carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and various carcinogenic hydrocarbons. In late 2011, a study by Edmunds. com, the auto information site, found that the hydrocarbon emissions from half an hour of yard work with a two-stroke Echo leaf blower generated about the same carbon monoxide and non-methane hydrocarbon emissions as driving the 3,900 miles from Texas to Alaska in a 6,200-pound Ford Raptor. We know a lot more now than we did 10 and 20 years ago about allergies, asthma and the dangers of extended exposure to very fine particulate matter, which can penetrate deep into lungs, enter the bloodstream and harm the heart and other organs. This isn’t a joke. The noise is a problem, especially for people with limited mobility who

taught to gun up the throttle to maximum, always. Perhaps some business owners are trying to make a point. One East End landscaper told the East Hampton Star that banning or regulating blowers was “the stupidest idea…If they don’t like the noise and people making a living…people should leave town and go somewhere where they don’t have leaves or people to bother.” The Washington State Capitol in can’t easily escape, or for the mother Olympia sits in a 290-acre park, from who finally got an infant to sleep. which work crews clear 80 tons (180 Leaf blower noise seems particularly dump truck loads) of leaves annually. jarring, especially throttling up, and It’s a big space. Nassau County has 14 seems to carry unusually longer incorporated villages that are smaller distances and penetrate walls and than 290 acres. Earlier this year, in closed windows. But while most response to legislators fed-up with gas people perceive gas-powered blowers blower noise and smells, testing deterto be much louder than other machin- mined that using electric tools or rakes ery, it doesn’t always measure out in would require seven extra workers. as convincingly, creating doubt about In this century, information travels action and enforcement. faster than sound, and a lot of old claims Even louder than a 115-decibel blow- about imposing hardships on businesses er is the sound of a little kid coughing. aren’t going to hold up. Opposing Some landscapers in my neighreasonable standards and precautions borhood have been buying even will grow support for a total ban. louder, larger and more inappropriate Mike Miller has worked in state machinery. I frequently see workers and local government. Email: mmiller sent out with no hearing protection, column.gmail.com

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MIKE BARRY Recognizing a strike which impacted commuters effective Sunday, July 20, would inflict insufficient mayhem, the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) union leaders want their prospective work stoppage pushed back to September. This comes as no surprise. But I was astonished to see the four U.S. House Members who represent Nassau County — Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) — agreed with the LIRR’s union leaders while invoking an absurd cover story: the fate of Long Island’s summer tourism industry. “We encourage the MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the LIRR’s parent] to accept a proposal from the involved employee labor unions to extend the current ‘cooling

off’ period for an additional 60 days,” stated a June 19 letter to MTA chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast, which was signed by the aforementioned U.S. House Members, and six others, from downstate New York. The correspondence is posted at www.smartunionlirr.com, and goes on to say “we are concerned about the

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effect that any potential work stoppage [in July 2014] could have on Long Island tourism, as the LIRR is a vital means of transportation to the East End and other destinations during the peak tourism season in the summer months.” True enough. Yet if you asked typical LIRR daily commuters whether they could more easily withstand a July LIRR strike, as compared to one in September, I daresay 90-plus percent of commuters would want a LIRR strike to occur in July. It is an easier time of year to take vacation, their children are on summer break, and the roadways are less clogged because neither school buses nor teachers are making the trips they take between September and June. To its credit, the LIRR’s Commuter Council, an entity created by the state legislature, began distributing pamphlets to LIRR riders at Penn Station in late June, offering guidance on how to prepare for a July strike. Meanwhile, the LIRR’s unions have the downstate Congressional delegation and two separate Obama administration-appointed panels backing them, even though the recommendations of those presidential nominees were non-binding, whereas the MTA’s labor negotiators are fending for themselves at the moment. The MTA has remained too silent throughout these proceedings, and could learn something from The Metropolitan Opera, which is currently in the midst of contract negotiations with 15 of the 16 unions representing employees that work at the Met. In a full-page New York Times advertisement (June 20), the Met’s executive committee explained how work rules forged in a different era are today financially unsustainable, and draining the institution’s resources. One example the Met

LIRR brass at a recent event promoting summer travel. If a strike comes, would it be better now, or in September? cited in its ad: the orchestra receives 16 weeks (yes, 16) of annual paid vacation. I’m sure comparable, unjustifiable expenditures are set into motion by the LIRR’s work rules. The MTA should take a full-page advertisement in a major daily newspaper and explain clearly some of the LIRR’s antiquated work rules to the public. LIRR commuters do, however, have weapons in 2014 that were not at their disposal in 1994, the last time the LIRR’s unions walked off the job. The first are the dramatic technological advances that have been made in the workplace. Given a laptop and an iPhone, most people can conduct business almost anywhere and, while they may miss face-to-face contact with colleagues and customers, a LIRR strike in 2014 is a major inconvenience as opposed to an event that can cripple the economy. The last 20 years have also brought widespread business continuity improvements made in the wake of 9-11, and Superstorm Sandy, times when New York City offices were either closed or inaccessible for extended periods of time. Should a LIRR strike occur, and continue for weeks, or even months, you’ll see city-based businesses rent space in either Nassau or Suffolk to accommodate their Long Island employees. Indeed, rather than shutting down the Island, a prolonged LIRR strike could boost to its commercial real estate market. Mike Barry, vice president of media relations for an insurance industry trade group, has worked in government and journalism. Email: MFBarry@optonline.net


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Nassau’s Invisible Immigrant Community Most Long Islanders don’t think about Belmont Park beyond the annual Belmont Stakes. But look closely, and you will see that year in year out, the track is a very active and important economic force. Belmont Park has been part of the Long Island community since 1905. The grounds reside partially within Floral Park and Elmont, overlapping slightly into Queens. It typically holds nine or 10 races each day, Wednesday through Sunday. It’s a major part of the economy not just for those towns, but also for Long Island as a whole. Its economic contribution rests largely on the shoulders of an invisible group of men and women — nearly all of whom are immigrants. In racing parlance they are known as “backstretch” employees. These people perform essential jobs related to the care of the horses, including grooming, feeding and exercising. At Belmont Park, there are approximately 2,000 backstretch workers, most of whom live on the park grounds, according to Paul Ruchames, executive director for Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) of New York, a non-profit that provides health care and other services to the workers. “The horse racing world, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars, would not exist or it would be very tiny in New York without these workers,” said Ruchames. Despite their critical role in Long Island’s economy, there is little integration between the backstretch workers and the local community. Part of the reason is that the vast majority of workers live in dormitories on the grounds. Some have children who go to the local schools. Some take second jobs at the car wash or deli nearby. Most, according to Ruchames, “keep a low profile.” Life on the backstretch starts at 4 a.m. and ends around 11 a.m. Nearly all of the jobs these workers perform are physically demanding. “One is called a hot walker, who walks the horse before and after exercise,” said Ruchames. “Then there is an exercise rider.” There’s also the groom, who Ruchames said is the secret behind each horse. It is the groom who has the best gauge of the horse’s health and condition. “The groom bandages and takes care of the horse,” he said. “The groom knows the psychology of the horse. He knows his eating habits and sleeping habits.” All of these jobs require the men and women to be outside and exposed

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MARYANN SLUTSKY to the elements for hours at a time. And there’s always the risk of being kicked or thrown by animals weighing well over a thousand pounds. “There’s a lot of shoveling,” said Ruchames, “and restraining the horse takes a lot of strength.” The immigrants performing these jobs accept these risks. Most come from rural villages in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala — many from the same village or neighborhood. A good portion has had exposure to, if not hands-on experience, working with farm animals. For some, it’s a family tradition. Despite the hard labor, one thing is clear to Ruchames: The backstretch workers have a tremendous work ethic and truly love what they do. “They come to have relationships with the horses,” he said. Think of the bond people have with their pet, he said, “Now imagine that it’s your job, eight hours a day, working with your pet. Your pet runs a race — and wins!” Love or not, these are the proverbial jobs Americans simply won’t do. Ruchames said when trainers advertise openings, they get few, if any, responses from American-born workers. In the past, backstretch workers were African-Americans. Now, the role falls mainly to immigrants. Today’s backstretch workers are hired by the horse trainers, and brought to the U.S. on H2-B visas, like farmworkers. BEST was established in 1989 by people who had these working conditions in mind. “It was originally started just to handle drug and alcohol problems,” said Ruchames. “About seven years ago, it expanded the mission to include health care.” Largely funded by New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, BEST helps subsidize the workers’ health care costs, as well as provides alcohol and substance abuse counseling, psychological counseling and prescription medical assistance. It also established an on-site medical facility that offers primary care, chiropractic services, acupuncture and other treatments.

Dr. Fred Cogan, primary physician at the BEST Backstretch Clinic, said that he sees ailments related to the grueling outdoor work, and notices similarities with those in law enforcement, where long-term exposure to the elements is common. Cogan tries to ensure basic preventative care, such as routine blood tests and annual physicals, as well as immunizations. Planned Parenthood comes by once a month to offer their services. The benefit of the program goes beyond the backstretch. Over a five-year period, Ruchames said, “We saved the local community over $2 million in health care costs by what we are doing here. People who are going to our medical facility are not going to the emergency room.” Backstretch workers also receive childcare through the Belmont Child Care Association, popularly known as Anna House in honor of Anna Cordero, the late wife of Hall-of-Fame jockey Angel Cordero. Anna House is open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the workers’ schedule.

Top: Paul Ruchames, executive director for Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) of New York Bottom: A mural vividly portrays track — and backstretch — life. There’s also an on-site chaplaincy run by a separate non-profit called the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America N.Y. But non-profit organizations can do only so much. The passing of comprehensive immigration reform would be a game-changer for backstretch workers. For example, they would be able to reap the benefits of taxes they pay. The workers pay into Social Security, but rarely see the benefit because many ultimately move back to their country. We’re ready to wager that immigration reform would bring a better future for these workers — and for Long Island. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky is the executive director of Long Island Wins, a communications organization promoting commonsense immigration policy solutions that work for all Long Islanders. Email: mslutsky@longislandwins.com


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One concept that addresses many of Long Island’s economic and social needs is “transit-oriented development.” It should become a prominent focal point in this election season, as Long Islanders discuss our future ambitions. Transit-oriented development (TOD) refers to any development — housing, office, retail or any combination of them — located adjacent to transit stations (for us, the Long Island Rail Road). What’s especially impressive is the number of priority needs it addresses on Long Island. From an economic standpoint, we need to grow job opportunities, and TOD provides settings for office and retail jobs, as well as housing. We need to increase our population, in order to expand our economy and reduce the individual tax burden, and TOD enables higher-density growth without impacting less commercial areas. We need to provide more varieties of housing — smaller units and more rental options that appeal to young people as well as those looking to down-size from larger homes — and TOD can accommodate those varieties as well. From an environmental standpoint, we need to preserve our open space and the suburban lifestyle for which Long Island is renowned; we need to reduce our reliance on cars, and we need to be more creative in how we address our parking needs, so that we eliminate the growing blight of cars spreading out from transit stations in all directions. Transit-oriented development can accomplish all of that and more. For a look at innovative approaches to parking, for instance, see the Long Island Index’s ParkingPlus Design Challenge. From the standpoint of increasing innovation, we need to better link our centers of innovation — our universities, research centers and business incubators — and the people who work at them. We need to provide enhanced downtowns offering the mix of housing, entertainment, workspace and transit access that young people seek. We need to provide more options for reverse-commuting so that the talent and businesses we want to attract will move to Long Island rather than to Westchester County, southern Connecticut or northern

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NANCY RAUCH DOUZINAS New Jersey — nearby locations where reverse-commuting is so much easier and economic growth is far surpassing Long Island’s. Again, transit-oriented development can support all of that. The good news for Long Island is that crucial resources needed to expand TOD are already in place. First, we have the Long Island Rail Road and its 124 stations. Local communities will have to decide for themselves whether they want transit-oriented development and on what terms, but many larger communities do — for any number of the reasons cited above. Second, we have the space. There are more than 4,000 acres of surface parking lots in and around Long Island’s downtowns, and that space can be far more creatively imagined and effectively used. Think what a difference it would make if that space was contributing to Long Island’s economy in innovative ways while offering even more parking. That’s the reality of what’s possible, as the ParkingPlus Design Challenge reveals. Third, we have the access that transit provides to all parts of Greater New York City, the business capital of the world, and we need to put that access to greater use for Long Island. Election season is upon us and will be escalating as we approach November. Long Islanders should ask candidates for office what they will do to enhance transit-oriented development. It’s time for those candidates to hear that we are tired of watching the jobs that we need go to those other nearby locations. We need transit-oriented development and the economic growth that goes with it. It’s time for Long Island to get more TOD. Nancy Rauch Douzinas is president of the Garden City-based Rauch Foundation. Website: www.long islandindex.org


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Summer Of ‘69 Celebration BY ANTON NEWS STAFF

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dinner and Q&A with astronauts for Lunar Module workers. No autoFred Haise, Buzz Aldrin and Walter graphs are allowed. For details, contact Cunningham takes place at 6 p.m. Carol Nelson at 516-572-4026. To make Admission is $100 per person and $50 reservations, call 516-572-4066.

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, is turning back time and celebrating the Summer of 1969 on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 On July 20, 1969 Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first human beings in history to walk on the moon. On Friday astronauts Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13) will give a lecture about the first moon exploration from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit www.cradleofaviation.org and click on the events link. On Saturday the Summer of ‘69 Exhibit opens, and it will run through September. The exhibit features over 50 photographs of the Apollo missions, 35 Woodstock photographs and artifacts, Mets memorabilia and more. The exhibit is free with museum admission. A Lunar Module worker reunion takes place from noon to 4 p.m. The reunion is open to all of those who worked on the Apollo program. Admission is free, but reservations


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The art exhibit Trees brings the outdoors inside at LIU Post’s Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, July 11. Featuring watercolors, hanging sculptures and paintings on canvas, the exhibit contains 30 works by local artists.

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Artist John Day contributed a sculpture created from more than 500 branches collected from Leeds Pond Preserve in Plandome Manor and the LIU Post forest. Elizabeth Kolligs, inspired by the changing season of Shu Swamp on the North Shore of Long Island in Mill Neck, contributed large paintings focused on changing seasons. The exhibit is free and open to all. For details, call 516-299-4073 or visit www.liu.edu/museum.

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The art exhibit Journey in Stone & Wood opens at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, on Sunday, July 20. Working in marble, limestone, alabaster and wood, 12 sculptors studying with Thom Janusz will exhibit work done in his Stone and Wood Carving programs. Participants in the exhibit include Rose Burke, Temi Cain, Alex Fuchs, Riva Gelman, Angela Goldman, John Lemmerman, Michael McDyer, Paul Moreno, Bruce Rosenzweig, Bette Rubin, Dorothy Schwartz and Jan Shulman. An artist’s reception takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on opening night. The gallery is open free of charge Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and

Art by Thom Janusz weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 631-462-5400. For details, visit www.artleagueli.org.


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| SPECIAL EVENTS Summer Splash

and 11:30 a.m. and evening sessions begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Beginners should bring one skein of light-colored yarn in a worsted weight and a pair of size 8 knitting needles. Students who are already knitters should bring their patterns, needles and yarn. Advance and in-person registration must be accompanied by a check for $80 payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library. To register, call 631-692-6820.

Thursday, July 3 Children can enjoy summer craft stations, scavenger hunts and exploration tables at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., from 2 to 5 p.m. The activity is free with museum admission (members, free). The phone number is 631-367-3418.

Green Teens Thursday, July 3 The Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, hosts science and nature related activities with students from the Green Teens program from 2 to 4 p.m. The program engages students from neighboring high schools to develop and teach interactive nature and environmental education programs. The activity is free with museum admission.

Firework Cruise Friday, July 4 And Saturday, July 5 Freeport Water Taxi at Richmond St. hosts a firework cruise from 9 to 11 p.m.

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Attendees will enjoy free tastings from wineries, distilleries and breweries. Admission is $30 per person. For details, call 516-521-7744. The website is www.freeportwatertaxi.com.

Blood Drive Tuesday, July 8 The Athletes for Life Blood Drive takes place at Long Island Blood

Thursday, July 10 Mood Indigo plays at Great Neck’s Bow Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Road, at 7:30 p.m. The film is about Colin, a bachelor, whose hobbies include developing a “pianocktail” (a cocktail-making Services, 905 Walt Whitman Road, piano) and devouring worldly dishes Melville, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. prepared by his trusty chef. When For details, call 516-655-2299. he learns that his best friend has a new American girlfriend, his lifestlye changes. Knitting Classes Tickets are $15 (students, $10); Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30 They cost $20 at the door. To buy Beginners and intermediate knitters tickets, call 516-829-2570 or visit can learn how to improve their www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org/ techniques with experts at the Cold furman#mood. Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road. Morning sessions begin at 10 see EVENTS on page 24A

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Midsummer Night Dance Thursday, July 10 Learn how to dance in the Celebration Tent at the Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lessons will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Dances will feature ballroom and others. Admission is $30 at door and $25 in advance. Sessions will also be held on Thursdays, Aug. 7, 21 and 28 and Sept. 4. Dance classes for the whole season cost $160 ($20 per dance). Tickets can be purchased at www.bit. ly/1qaLmoq.

Wings and Beer Saturday, July 12 The Summer Wings and Beer Festival takes place from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Cannon’s Blackthorn, 49 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre. Patrons will receive a total of 16 wings and 42 ounces of craft beer divided between eight Long Island restaurants and four local breweries. Tickets are $35. They can be purchased in advance at www. bestwingsli.com. • NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Closed for show change on Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 18

Garden Party Through Sunday, July 6 Garden Party, an art exhibit inspired by flowers, is on display at the Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn. Artists include Louis Comfort Tiffany, Marc Chagall, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Maurice Prendergast, David Hockney, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, Robert Mapplethorpe and Georgia O’Keeffe. The exhibit is free with museum admission. Call 516-484-9338, ext. 12 to inquire about group tours.

AftermondernisM Through Sunday, July 6 The exhibit AftermondernisM is on display at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The exhibit, which focuses on the work of Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard, broadens the concept of fractured asymmetry. This exhibition illustrates the broad range of styles spanning non-objective abstraction through sharp focused realism.

Outdoor Life

It explores man’s relationship to the countryside through the art pieces “Large Winter Scene,” “Clear Weather in the Valley,” “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” “La Grande Jatte” and “Max Schmitt in a Single Scull.”

Nassau County Museum Gardens Ongoing View the flowers and the greenery at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The museum’s large garden contains quiet nooks, a beautiful view and horticulture. The grounds are free and open to all.

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 Ongoing Visit the Nassau County Museum of Art and view more than 40 sculptures, many of them monumental in size, by artists including Fernando Botero, George Rickey and Mark DiSuvero are set up to interact with nature on the museum’s property. The grounds are free and open to all.

Walking Trails

Through Sunday, July 6 The film Outdoor Life plays at the Nassau County Museum at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 3 p.m.

Ongoing Walk the trails of the Nassau County Museum of Art. The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration. The grounds are free and open to all.

Family Sundays Ongoing Each Sunday, the Nassau County Museum of Art offers a 1 p.m., docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are free with museum admission, reservations are not needed. • ONGOING EVENTS

Equine Art Show

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Through Wednesday, July 30 Equine Extravaganza & Other Things, an art exhibit inspired by horses and farm life, showcases at the Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center, 95 Harbor Road. The exhibit will include equine-inspired watercolor, acrylic paintings and a sampling of artist Diana Berthold’s traditional, non-traditional, pictorial, and ribbon quilts.

The art is presented for viewing, but it is also available to buy. To view Berthold’s art, visit www. distinctivedesignsbydiana. The phone number is 631-692-6820.

Rhythm & Repetition Through August 10 The exhibit Rhythm & Repetition in 20th Century Art is on display at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. The exhibit focuses on artists who use repeated shapes as a method to organize their compositions. Drawn entirely from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition features work by Berenice Abbott, Richard Anuskiewicz, Oscar Bluemner, Arthur Dove, Childe Hassam, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Richenburg, Emilio Sanchez and Friedrich Stowasser (Friedensreich Hundertwasser), among others. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The phone number is 631-351-3250.

Don Resnick: Essence of Place Through August 15 The art exhibit Don Resnick: Essence of Place is on display at Hofstra University Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery. Curated by Karen T. Albert, the Museum’s associate director of exhibitions and collections, the exhibit features the essential and eloquent beauty of the land, sea and sky on Long Island and the Resnick family enclave in Maine. An interactive touch-screen kiosk in the gallery will provide supplemental material on the artist’s process as well as his artistic training. The phone number is 516-463-5672. The museum website is www.hofstra. edu/museum. For a map and directions, visit www.hofstra.edu/map.

Shakespeare Festival Through Sunday, August 24 The Arena Players Repertory Theater group will present their 26th annual Shakespeare Festival at the Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Performances are given on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Actors in full Elizabethan costume perform on the Vanderbilt Courtyard stage against the backdrop of the historic mansion and Bell Tower. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 516-293-0674. Performances are cancelled on Friday, July 4 and Sunday, July 27.

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Melanesian Works Through August 28 Hofstra University’s museum showcases artwork created by communities of the South Pacific. The art is located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus. For directions and a map, visit www.hofstra.edu/ campusmap/.

Wednesdays and Sundays Take a tai chi class at the Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., at 10:30 a.m. Tai chi, a unique form of moving meditation, calms the mind, relaxes the body, and strengthens the spirit. Professional instructor Linda Cafiero designs classes with all experience levels in mind. Classes are $15 per session (members, $5). The phone number is 516-333-0048.

Alice’s Wonderland

Yoga at the Gardens

Through August 31 Journey down the rabbit hole at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave, Garden City. The exhibit inspires curiosity, encourages exploration and helps make the unknown more familiar. Children will enjoy activities such as experimenting at a mad tea party and a game of croquet.

Thursdays and Saturdays Relax at the Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, by taking a

yoga class at 11:15 a.m. Lorili Henry, professional kripalu instructor will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Classes are $15 per session (members, $5). The phone number is 516-333-0048.

Vanderbilt Observatory Fridays The Vanderbilt Museum’s planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, hosts night-sky viewings from 9 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting). Observation is free to visitors with a planetarium show ticket. Admission is $3 for those without a show ticket.

Sculpture Art Exploration Ongoing Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection at Hofstra University with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed exploration backpacks. Activity materials and backpacks are located in the Emily Lowe Gallery. Participants return the backpacks, but they can bring their completed art projects home. The activity is free. Hofstra University is at 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. For directions and a map, visit www.hofstra.edu/ campusmap/.

Fabulous Interiors Through September 30 Explore interior designs and artworks by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915-45, at the Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. Wolfe designed the Planting Fields’ vibrantly colored Tea House, and Duveen designed Tudor-inspired interiors for the country house, Coe Hall. The exhibit in Coe Hall is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The entrance fee is $4 for non-members. The Tea House is open from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Entrance is free with park admission.

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Wednesdays and Fridays Every day, people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children ages 3 to 5 will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity. Admission is $3 with museum admission ($2 for members).

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| COMMUNITY CALENDAR St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Mass Schedule Saturday Evenings: 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sundays: 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturday: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 270 Washington Ave., Plainview Phone: 516-938-3956 Web: www.stpiusxrc.com

Wednesday, July 2 Movie: American Hustle The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p,m. of this explosive ensemble movie. A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). Civil Rights Lecture The lecture, “The Near Death, Life & Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” outlines the tradition of civil rights in the U.S and the difficulties presented in getting the legislation passed during the turbulent sixties. The event takes place at the LIU Hutton House in Brookville from 10 a.m. to noon. Camping Crafts The Plainview library presents this program for tweens and teens entering grades five through 12. In the program, attendees will use lanyards, beads and hot loops to create an assortment of fun summer crafts. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.

Monday, July 7 Steampunk Chalkboard In another teen program, the Plainview library invites tweens and teens entering grades five through 12 to use gears, dials and other interesting embellishments to create a steampunk themed chalkboard. Program is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A. Book Chat The Plainview library invites bookworms to join in a book chat with Anna Katsavos. This program attendees will discuss Billy Lynn’s

Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. Event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in downstairs meeting room A.

Wednesday, July 9 Movie: Her The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m. of this striking film. In Her, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson.

Thursday, July 10 Reading Club Bus Trip Join the Plainview library for the “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, Rock & Roll Book Tour,” featuring the book launch of author Chris Bohjalian’s newest book, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. Luxury bus transportation leaves July 10 at 5 p.m., CHRIS BOHJALIAN costs $25 per person and includes transportaton to the Armenian General Benevolent Union at 55 East 58th St., entry into the book launch party and light refreshments. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Sunday, July 13 Inked Windowpane Tweens and teens entering grades five through 12 are invited to the Plainview library to join in on a program. Attendees will use ink and paint to create a unique work of art on a mirrored windowpane. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.

Through Aug. 7 Adult Summer Reading Club The Plainview library continues to celebrate 50 years with its adult summer reading club. Sign up at the information desk or online at www. poblib.org to submit book reviews and participate in all of the reading events. The library will share member-submitted book reviews on its website. All those who register are eligible to participate in a Skype interview with Author Chris Bohjalian on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and a Title Swap on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Through Aug. 30 Take A Book On Vacation The Plainview library is offering residents the opportunity for long term summer book loans. Through Aug. 30, residents can take up to 10 books out for long term loans without an overdue fee. If you return five

Above left: Plainview library holds a book discussion on July 7. Above right: The library presents two showings of Her on July 9. books, you may borrow an additional five. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Ongoing Events Clutterers Anonymous This 12-step self-help group offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881. Babies And BimBam A fun, interactive class at HANC of Plainview for children. Cost is $50 for six classes, or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact shecht@hanc.org, or call 681-5922.


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Plainview Homes Needed: Adopt Today

Jenny Gentle and loving, this senior Chihuahua mix enjoys going on long walks and cuddling. She would do best in a home with adults or older children.

Jacobs Visits Troop Nassau county Legislator Judy Jacobs was the invited guest of Girl Scout Troop 3584 recently. Jacobs was honored to have been asked by the Troop to attend an evening with a woman in the community they admire. “They were just the most wonderful young ladies, each telling a

story about my background, and then asking me questions about being a legislator,” said Jacobs. “I was extremely touched and they provided a memorable evening complete with a poster they made and presented me with for the occasion.” — Herald Staff

Madison This Calico loves to lounge around, play with toy mice and eat cat treats. She craves attention, and she would adapt well to a home with no other cats or young children.

| PLAINVIEW LIBRARY CALENDAR Please note: This is not the library’s full calendar listing, only highlights. For the full calendar of events, visit. www.poblib.org.

2 Wednesday Simply Stronger 12 p.m.

3 Thursday

Literacy Nassau 10 a.m. Seniorobics 10 a.m. Plainview Players 6:30 p.m. Abraham Low Self Help Systems 7:30 p.m.

7 Monday

Yoga 10:15 a.m. Hadassah Tikvah Chapter 12 p.m. Book Chat 1 p.m. Zumba 4:45 p.m. Clutterers Anonymous 7:15 p.m.

8 Tuesday Literacy Nassau 9:30 a.m. The Transition Network 10 a.m. Stock Research Group 1:30 p.m. Department Manager’s Meeting 2:30 p.m. Open Door Family Group 7:30 p.m.

9 Wednesday

Simply Stronger 12 p.m. Movie: Her 3, 7:30 p.m.

10 Thursday

Literacy Nassau 10 a.m. POB Cares/Pace 12:30 p.m. Computer Kindergarten for Grownups 2 p.m. Memior Writing Workshop 3:30 p.m.

Lucky and London These Chihuahua buddies are the perfect pair. Since spending their whole lives by each other’s side, they are inseparable. They are housebroken and walk well together on a leash. They would do best in a home without small children. These pets can be adopted at the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington. The phone number is 516-883-7575.


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• July 22 The Four Season Garden: Trees and Shrubs with Year Round Interest While spring is the most popular season to many gardeners, creating the four-season garden has become a popular trend. Using plants that provide ornamental flowers, foliage, fruit, fall

• August 26 Landscaping with Native Trees and Shrubs There has long been a debate over the virtues of native plants vs. exotic species. Many native flowering trees and shrubs, evergreens and ground-covers can provide ornamental benefits and function in the landscape. Because these plants are native, they are sure to thrive in our climate when sited correctly. This workshop will dispel the notion that native plants are not as interesting in the landscape as exotic plants. August 26 at 6 p.m. $65

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• July 15 Grow More With Less: Creating a Sustainable Landscape With limited natural resources and other

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• August 19 Designing a Bird and Pollinator Friendly Garden Birds and beneficial insects are an important part of the garden. These important animals help to control harmful pests while pollinating a wide variety of garden plants. This lecture will focus on using flowers and trees and shrubs that can be planted to attract and keep these helpful creatures coming back for more. August 19 at 6 p.m. $65

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Hofstra University’s School of Continuing Education offers several one-evening summer seminars on topics horticultural. Sign up now for a 10 percent early registration discount on tuition. All courses are taught by Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, New York. Simeone He received an AAS degree in ornamental horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale and a BS in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Since 2005 Simeone has published four books: Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Great Flowering Landscape Trees, Great Landscape Evergreens and The Wonders of the Winter Landscape. The prolific lecturer gives an average of 50 horticultural presentations a year to garden clubs, plant societies, professional landscape, nursery and arboricultural trade associations and academic institutions, and he has appeared on garden shows including Martha Stewart Living and HGTV. In 2010, the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association named him its Man of the Year. For more information on Hofstra’s summer gardening or other courses, email ce@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-7200.

color and bark interest can really spice up a garden. Using these plants in effective plant combinations can further enhance the natural beauty of the garden. This topic will explore woody plants that possess two or more seasons of interest and how to use them effectively in the landscape. Other considerations will include attracting wildlife into the landscape. July 22 at 6 p.m. $65


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| BIRD’S EYE VIEW

Fledgling Hawks At Bethpage BY MICHAEL GIVANT

Top: A red-tailed hawk fledgling in its nest.

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Bottom: A tree swallow waiting with an insect to give to its fledglings. (Photos by Michael Givant)

I recently went to Bethpage State Park and met with Kathy Wegman, an environmental horticulturist who specializes in wildlife habitat for golf courses. We went to a nest to see a family of red-tailed hawks which includes three fledglings, young birds that can’t fly. After looking at them for a while, Kathy asked if I mind staying here an hour. What travail!! How often do I get a chance to watch a family of red-tails with three fledglings and perhaps a dad delivering a freshly caught rodent breakfast?

unobstructed view and significantly closer to me. He circles to a high branch in a perimeter tree where he’s got a clear look at two men driving off in a golf cart. Dad doesn’t seem bothered by me or the golfers but is dutifully vigilant. I scan the tapestry of how the nest is tightly woven together from sticks, and thin branches. That birds have made this “basket” using just their bills and feet without the aid of hands, is a marvel. The nest appears larger than the norm of three-feet. I stop scanning when I see the eye and light eye bar of a fledgling peering over a thin branch. After Kathy comes back, I tell her what I’ve observed. She says that she thinks that the “adult” flapping its wings might be a fledgling that is larger than the other two. When we look at my pics a day later, that is indeed the case. How many times did I mistake the mom for the dad! I don’t know how long the fledglings will be here. Even after the young can fly they stay with the parents for some weeks until their flight ability develops. Maybe I’ll see them again. However seeing this family together, in the silence of the woods and the attention that one or both adults paid to the fledglings was more than worth the time here.

In The Nest Red-tailed hawks, otherwise known simply as red-tails and occasionally as the “hen hawk” are large at 19-inches and commonly seen. They often circle over suburban woodlands sometimes displaying their rust colored tail. They perch on poles and highway lights also making them noticeable to us. They hunt their favorite prey, small mammals like mice, from high branches. I’m in a clump of woods with tall trees and fairways on either side. It is silent. There’s no more gunfire from the target range on the park’s periphery that we occasionally heard coming here. In the nest are three fledglings all of which have a rust colored neck and breast. Two of the fledglings are showing their sides and the third, the largest, stands up. One of the adults, that I assume is the father, flies from the nest to a tall tree on the perimeter facing the nest with its head partially covered by leaves. If I hadn’t seen it fly here I’d probably not have spotted it. The dad’s white belly has a light brown band. Large and solid looking, his movements are low key but he’s a steadfast guardian of his brood. Out of the corner of my eye I see an adult red-tail gliding across the fairway. That 49-inch wingspan is difficult to miss. A second later another red-tail follows. The second was either in the nest or in another tree where I didn’t see it. Back at the nest, out of the corner of my eye, there’s a dark raptor flying silently through the trees. I marvel at how it navigates these tight spaces as it goes to a high branch. Through binocs the concave area of the raptor’s eye socket seems dark and mysterious. I love looking at the eye of a raptor. The moment is filled with the power of silence. The red-tail flies off

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the branch going downward without even a whoosh, then flies across the fairway disappearing into the trees.

floats downward. Then two others rise up as the wind changes direction. At this point something is vaguely bothering me. This bird and the other two fledglings have a tawny breast and Incorrect Assumption the adult that was alone inn the tree The adult is now preening as the doesn’t. Could this “adult” in the nest sun goes in, its tawny breast becoming be a fledgling? paler. It occasionally looks at me One of the two adults now returns possibly out of curiosity. Periodically landing in a tree in back and off to it turns toward the nest’s center flapthe side of the nest. It’s partially ping its broad white and brown wings hidden by another branch but the in anticipation of flight. After the rust tail is visible. Soon he’s in flapping ceases a small white feather the low branch of a tree with an

We go off with the licensed bird bander, Susan Harwood, who is going to band some tree swallow young and then put them back in their box nests. However I’m taken by the flying ability of some adults that are near the nest. They flit around, speed up and glide in the air, almost stopping. What they can do in the air makes human built aircraft look out-and-out clumsy. As we are leaving two swallows approach the nest box. One is near the hole and the other perching nearby. Parents checking on their young. They are protective and I like it. One has an insect in its bill caught on the fly. It’s for delivery to the young, who need food. I look around as golfers walk the fairways while in the woods and at this fairway’s edge, avian parents are tending to their broods. The cycle of life is where you find it.


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| REAL ESTATE: SOLD

Another Week Of Home Sales In Plainview BY STEVE MOSCO

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The Plainview-Old Bethpage neighborhood is a great place to live, with plenty of shopping, restaurants, parks and wonderful schools. With all these amenities, it’s no surprise that Plainview has become a highly desirable place to raise a family. Here is a listing of some houses in Plainview sold within the last month. Homes shown here represent closed sales, selected for their interest to readers by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald editor. Except where noted, data and photos are provided courtesy of Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.

This split-level house at 38 Stratford Rd. in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school district recently sold for $500,000 and features four bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and nine total rooms on a 7,000-square-foot lot. Built in 1955, this brick and vinyl-sided home features an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a partially finished basement, a family room and a rear deck in a private yard. Homeowners pay $14,608 in taxes.

This split-level home at 25 Jerold St. in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school district recently sold for $462,000 and features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and seven total rooms on a 7,070-square-foot lot. Built in 1959, this vinyl-sided home features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, a large family room and a private backyard with plenty of patio potential. Homeowners pay $12,147 in taxes.

This split-level home at 17 Lex Ave. in the Bethpage school district recently sold for $520,000 and features three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and seven total rooms on a 7,150-square-foot lot. Built in 1955, this brick and siding home has an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, a partially finished basement with bonus room, a den, a third-floor jacuzzi and a very large backyard with patio. Homeowners pay $10,512 in taxes.

This split-level house at 1 Barnum Ave. in the Bethpage school district recently sold for $570,000 and features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and six total rooms on a 8,556-square-foot lot. Built in 1956, this aluminum and vinyl-sided house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, first- and secondfloor outside entrances and a rear patio with lots of space. Homeowners pay $13,425 in taxes.

| NEWS BRIEF PSEG Warns Residents Of Scam PSEG Long Island is urging its residential and business customers not to be defrauded by payment scams that are increasingly targeting customers across its service territory. The scam, which has been reported by utilities across the country, involves individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSEG Long Island employees threatening to turn off electric service if payment is not made to them that day. The scam involves payments using Green Dot MoneyPaks. As noted on the MoneyPak packaging and on the company’s website (www.moneypak. com), to protect from fraud, consumers should treat the MoneyPak like cash and only use the MoneyPak number with

businesses on their approved partner list. PSEG Long Island alerted its customers to a similar scam earlier in the year. In recent weeks, there has been an increase in a new tactic that is targeting small businesses. An individual calls pretending to be a PSEG Long Island employee. The caller demands the customer to make a payment within hours using a type of pre-paid card, such as a Green Dot MoneyPak, available at pharmacies and convenience stores. Customers are advised that if they do not immediately call back and provide the MoneyPak information their service will be turned off that day. In many cases, customers who fall victim to the scam do not realize they have been defrauded until the next billing cycle and a payment

has not been posted to their account. When PSEG Long Island makes an outbound phone call to customers, the representative will ask to speak to the Customer of Record. If that person is available, the PSEG Long Island representative will explain why they are calling and will share information that includes the account name, address and current balance. If customers do not receive this correct information, they likely are not speaking with a PSEG Long Island representative. Additionally, if the Customer of Record is not available, the PSEG Long Island representative will not discuss the account at all. The representative will ask the party who answered to give the Customer of Record a message to call PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0025.

PSEG Long Island offers a variety of payment options, and would never require a customer to use one specific type of payment. PSEG Long Island customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 10 days in advance. Any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of a call from PSEG Long Island — especially one in which payment is requested — should call us directly at 1-800-490-0025 or visit a local PSEG Long Island Customer Service Center. Service Centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with locations listed on customer bills and online at: https://www.psegliny. com/page.cfm/Account/Payment/ CustomerServiceCenters.


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YMCA Encourages Pool Safety The YMCA of Long Island is encouraging Long Island parents and children to take the national “Pool Safely Pledge,” to be safe in and around the water this summer. A campaign of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and now in its fifth year, “Pool Safely” (www.poolsafely.gov) is a comprehensive pool safety program which includes safety tips and checklists for parents, along with a commitment by parents, caregivers and children to follow recommended safety guidelines designed to prevent residential drowning and entrapment incidents. “With summer just around the corner, ‘Pool Safely’ is a perfect opportunity to reinforce basic water safety practices for parents, and to instill in children at an early age the importance of following these rules,” said YMCA of LI President Anne Brigis. “As a national partner with the U.S. CPSC on this campaign, we encourage all of our members — and all Long Islanders with pools on their property — to take the pledge.” The ‘Pool Safely’ Pledge (http:// www.poolsafely.gov/pledge/) asks adults to commit to five water safety steps in and -around their pools: PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE HERALD JULY 4, 2014

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU US Bank National Association, as successor Trustee to Wachovia Bank, National Association as Trustee for Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-14, Plaintiff, against Insoo Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 11/20/2013 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on 07/22/2014 at 11:30AM, premises known as 44 Midwood Drive, Plainview, NY 11803 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, SBL No.: 12-77-128 and 150. Approximate amount of judgment $561,868.72 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 9391/2012. Mark Ricciardi, Esq., Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff, 53 Gibson Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 Dated: June 9, 2014 1098015 6/18,

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6/25, 7/2, 07/09/2014 7-11-4; 6-27-20-20144T-#118186-PLV/OLD LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of ARTIEMS, LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/25/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 25 Seton Court, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 7-25-18-11-4; 6-27-20-20146T-#118181-PLV/OLD LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Sequoya Enterprise, LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/2013. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 5 Harcourt Rd. Plainview NY, 11803. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 7-25-18-11-4; 6-27-20-20146T-#118205-PLV/OLD LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BY THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 246, Article III,

Section 246-18-E of the Code of the Town of Oyster Bay, notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public meeting, which will take place in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York, on JULY 10, 2014, at 7:00 P. M., to consider the following appeals: BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS APPEAL NO. 14-235 PLAINVIEW ADAM BORG: (A) Variance to construct one story addition having less side yard setback and aggregate side yards than permitted by Ordinance; also encroachment of eaves and gutters. (B) Variance to construct one story addition and second story (rooftop) deck exceeding maximum gross floor area than permitted by Ordinance. W/s/o Bluebird Ln., 132.20 ft. N/o Parkway Dr., a/k/a 25 Bluebird Lane, Plainview, NY APPEAL NO. 14-236 PLAINVIEW STEVEN VELOSO: Variance to allow an existing widened driveway having less side yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. S/s/o Cranford Rd., 560.10 ft. E/o South Gate, a/k/a 8 Cranford Road, Plainview, NY APPEAL NO. 14-237 PLAINVIEW PAULA LEFKOWITZ: (A) Variance to construct 6 ft. by 17.6 ft. front porch extension having less aggregate side

LEGAL NOTICES yards than permitted by Ordinance. (B) Variance to allow existing pool equipment having less rear yard setback and side yard setback than permitted by Ordinance; also encroachment of eaves and gutters. N/s/o Bucknell Dr., 150 ft. W/o Cornell Dr., a/k/a 6 Bucknell Drive, Plainview, NY JUNE 30, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK 7-4-2014-1T#118813-PLV/OLD LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that in

• Designate a water watcher every single time children in their care are in or near the water; • Make sure children in their care know how to swim; • Learn CPR; • Remove or secure ladders in on ground pools when the pool is not in use; • Ensure that all pools have a proper fence with a self-closing and self-latching gate, and safe drain covers. Children can also sign an online pledge, in which they agree to never swim alone, and to ask their parent for swim lessons. The YMCA of Long Island provides over 22,000 swim lessons annually for all ages, starting as young as six months, noted Brigis. “Swimming lessons provide children with important, potentially lifesaving skills, to keep them safe in pools, on boats, or at the beaches, and they also offer tremendous benefit by providing regular athletic activity and provide a sense of achievement and confidence,” Brigis added. To learn more about swim instruction programs, contact the YMCA of Long Island at 516-674-8091.

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accordance with Town Law Section 181-a (1) and pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 35, (2a) the fiscal affairs of the Plainview Fire Protection District in the Town of Plainview, Nassau County, New York, for the period beginning on January 1, 2013 and ending on December 31, 2013, have been examined by Independent Certified Public Accounting firm of Cullen & Danowski, LLP, Port Jefferson, NY. A copy of their independent audit report has been filed with the New York Office of the State Comptroller where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested

persons. In accordance with Town Law Section 181-a(4) the Board of Directors of the Plainview Fire Protection District in the Town of Plainview, County of Nassau, State of New York, has prepared a written corrective action plan in response to the management letter issued as a result of the above referenced independent audit. This corrective action plan is available for inspection by all interested persons at the Plainview Fire Protection District Office, 885 Old Country Road, Plainview, New York, 11803. 7-4-2014-1T#118825-PLV/OLD

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Water District Committed To Excellence BY HERALD STAFF

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The Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff recognize the District’s hard-working staff who are committed to providing the Plainview-Old Bethpage community with high quality water all year round. “We are extremely fortunate to have an exceptional group of people working together who are dedicated to protect our water supply for our entire community,” said Kessler. “Our District personnel are extensively trained and have the knowledge and resources to quickly and effectively address any issues that could arise.” Plainview Water District staff work around the clock, even in the most adverse conditions, to ensure that all District facilities are efficiently operating at all times and that

residents consistently receive water in their homes. District personnel pride themselves in providing high quality service, including rapid response times for their consumers. “District employees are also trained to follow strict guidelines and procedures to ensure customer safety,” added Shulroff. “They are taught to be vigilant on-site and are mandated to carry a photo identification card at all times.” In addition, District customer service representatives are trained to recognize the identities of all employees and can confirm their assigned work locations. Following these guidelines and protecting the well-being of the community continues to be the District’s highest priority. For more information on the Plainview Water District, visit www.plainviewwater.org or call 516-931-6469.

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Big Crowd Graces ‘Run Start’ Program BY HERALD STAFF

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The opening session of the 10 week Run Start Program, co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club, attracted close to 200 novice and would be runners to the track at Bethpage High School on Wednesday evening, June 25. The Run Start Program is designed for folks who want to get started with a

running program to help them achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle, but need either the motivation or the guidance or both to get started. New runners are bein schooled in nutrition, hydration, proper form, footwear/ apparel and injury prevention. They are eased into a gradual training regimen that will prepare them to run the Farmingdale Main Street Mile on August 30 comfortably and well. Head coach Debbie Blair, coaches

Local Athletes Among B-Ball Winners BY HERALD STAFF

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Jennifer Golio (kneeling, first from right) of Plainview and Camryn Roeller (standing, first from left) of Old Bethpage were among the Fundamental Sports Training ninth grade girls AAU basketball team that took second place at the prestigious Basketball at the Beach Classic at Richard Stockton College, in Galloway, New Jersey, June 14 and 15. The girls posted a 3-1 record,

defeating The Storm (PA), 46-24, FBC Defenders (NJ), 40-37 and the Golden Eagles (NY), 42-19. They lost to York Unity (PA), 42-25. Other members of the team consisted of Kristen Cassidy, Levittown; Kiersten Colvin, Rockville Centre; Kaitlin Deegan, Levittown; Yonique Hill, Baldwin; Angeline Klein, Levittown; and Raya Skopicki, Jericho. The tournament featured 85 teams in divisions from 5th Grade through 11th Grade. FST is located on in Westbiury.

Bob Cook and Ed Melnik and sports medicine specialist Dr. Steven Jonas are looking forward to a great summer of helping folks towards a healthier lifestyle. “We are thrilled that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Parks Department are once again being so supportive of a Program that has a great potential for creating a healthier Nassau,” said Run Smart head coach Debbie Blair. “This

is a program where everyone who is willing to put in just a little effort can be a winner.” It’s not too late to get started. Sessions are being held at the Bethpage High School track every Wednesday evening through Aug. 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. The one time fee for the entire program is $30. Call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646 for more information.


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