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Town Dock Renovation



Councilmember Mariann Dalimonte and the Town of North Hempstead detail their plans for the Town Dock

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n Tuesday, June 7, Councilmember Mariann Dalimonte and the Town of North Hempstead’s Department of Public Works hosted residents at the Port Washington Public Library to present Town Dock renovations. The Nelson and Pope Engineering Firm is working with Councilmember Dalimonte and the town to create plans and designs for the Town Dock upgrades. The Town Dock, located on Main Street overlooking Manhasset Bay, has been a remarkable community asset for decades in Port Washington. The dock has withstood rough storms on the North Shore, but the dock has suffered some significant damage over the years and requires repairs. While these repairs will come at a substantial cost, they are necessary to maintain the dock that is used and loved by the community. “Fortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to provide funds for an in-kind replacement of the Town dock at an estimated cost of 12.5 million dollars,” said Dalimonte. “An in-kind replacement means that the town dock will be repaired in such a way that is essentially a replacement of what already exists there but at no cost to the Town of North Hempstead taxpayers.” “This project has been in the queue for a while, and in the capital plan, we were able to initiate the project about 24 months ago,” said the commissioner of North Hempstead’s Department of Public Works, Victor Thomas. “It’s been a long time primarily because you’re designing something and bouncing it off the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and other agencies for approvals. We have made suggestions and requests to the DEC, and they have given their firm guidance on how to proceed.” Working on the waterfront requires patience and professionalism. The state and other entities set forth many regulations and rules to ensure the waterfront structure will be up to the current code and as environmentally conscious as possible. The department head for the Transportation/ Municipal Site Department

Residents viewing the plans for the Town Dock.

Nelson and Pope engineers answered residents’ questions. (Photos by Julie Prisco) at Nelson and Pope Engineering Firm, Russell Scott, gave a run down on the structural, cosmetic and landscape renovations planned for the Town Dock. “The layout of where the existing bulkhead is, is going back in the same placement… we’re not changing the shape,” said Scott. “That bulkhead will be a new epoxy-coated steel bulkhead that should have a very long life span and withstand the storms. Along with the bulkhead, we are replacing all the floating docks.” “We are incorporating green structures,” explained Scott. “We will be moving some underground stormwater retention systems to work more efficiently. The first batch of rain will infiltrate into the ground, and when you have the more severe rain events and overflows, that will then go out into the harbor.” Rain gardens will be planted on the perimeter of the parking area facing the water. Runoff water from the parking lot

will go directly into the rain garden, where native species will be planted for a beautiful perennial flower garden to bring some color to the dock. “A recent add-on to the project is a storm vent at the southern end of the dock,” said Scott. “The area has deteriorated, so we are looking to upgrade it because if we’re fixing the dock, we should fix something immediately adjacent to it.” The engineers at Nelson and Pope recognize there are multiple plaques, memorials and educational signage that will be taken down. They will be stored somewhere safe to then incorporated into the design when the dock is nearly finished. Safety improvements to the dock will include inclined ramps, handicap parking spots and raised crosswalks in the parking lot. The raised crosswalks serve two purposes: to allow people who park in the lot to safely get to the dock, and to slow cars speeding through the parking lot.

The lot now has approximately 180 spots, but the Nelson and Pope engineers have found a way to add in 11 more spots. In addition to extra spots, there will be six electric vehicle charging parking spots. Other amenities include phone charging stations, benches, a gazebo, water drinking fountains and bicycle racks. Now that the project has received its permits from the DEC, the next step is for FEMA to review the plans and provide construction estimates. FEMA does a very close analysis of the plans to ensure they are up to code and determine what aspects of the project their grant will cover. The Town of North Hempstead will fund what the grant will not cover. The amount the town will provide is not determined yet, as the FEMA analysis hasn’t been completed. But Thomas told the group that the amount is fluid, depending on the use of the grant money. Councilmember Dalimonte has stressed the importance of the Town Dock to the residents, and that it will be tricky to have it shut down for this lenghty project. Dalimonte has requested that parts of the dock remain open during construction to allow residents to have some access to the dock. “The geometry of the dock allows for the project to be done in phases,” explained Scott. “So once construction begins on one section, it will be closed off, but another section will be open to have safe access to parking and the dock.” After the presentation, residents were allowed to view the plans closely and ask the engineers, the commissioner of Public Works and Councilmember Dalimonte questions about the renovations. One resident brought up the sheet piles previously used for the dock. Sheet pilings are sections of steel with interlocking edges that are driven into the ground to provide earth retention and support. The resident pointed out how the previous sheet pilings were too short and therefore severely deteriorated from storms and weathering over the years. The previous sheet piles were estimated to be 17 to 22 feet deep in the ground. But the new sheet pilings will be coming down 40 feet, which is a substantial difference and will significantly improve the longevity and structure of the dock. The project is expected to begin this fall and is estimated to be a 12-month-long process. Councilmember Dalimonte encourages residents to sign up for her newsletter to receive updates on this project and other town events. Visit northhempsteadny.gov/ district6 to sign up for the newsletter.


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The Village Of Manorhaven Elections 2022 Manorhaven Mayor and trustee elections will take place on Tuesday, June 21

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he Village of Manorhaven is having its election for Mayor and two trustee positions on Tuesday, June 21, at the Village Hall from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The two parties running in the upcoming election are the Manorhaven Residents Party and the Manorhaven People’s Working Party. The Port Washington News asked each member from the two parties questions to allow residents of Manorhaven to learn more about the candidates before voting next week. The Manorhaven Residents Party consists of Mayor Jim Avena for re-election, trustee Rita Di Lucia for re-election, and Dan Garcia for trustee.

Mayor Jim Avena


What is your background? I grew up in Whitestone, Queens and worked in my father’s flower shop since I was 12 years old until I finished college. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Long Island University and then served in U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam Era reaching the level of First Lieutenant. I worked for various investment firms, including as President of Cantor Fitzgerald. I have two grown children and seven grandchildren. I have lived in Manorhaven for 12 years, having lived in Plandome and Manhattan for 20 years prior.


What inspired you to run for Mayor when first elected and for re-election since? I ran for election as Mayor initially because I thought the village government could be better run financially, organizationally and otherwise. Over the past six years, I have turned around the Village’s finances to the point where S&P has rated us AA+ for the past several years. I hope to be re-elected to a final term as Mayor to continue the work we’ve done so far, such as paving the rest of the streets that need it while using grant money to pay for it instead of taxpayer dollars, building a strong business base along Manorhaven Boulevard once construction is completed, and many other initiatives to continue to improve the quality of life and infrastructure of our Village.


If re-elected, what are you looking forward to working on? Aside from finishing the street paving and Manorhaven Boulevard projects, I can’t wait to get started on a fully integrated plan to attract both businesses and shoppers to our new Boulevard. We’ll work with building owners, the Business Improvement

District, the Chamber of Commerce, and existing successful businesses to develop a plan that will help new businesses succeed. We’re also extending and improving the Nature Trail through over $300,000 in funding thanks to County Legislator DeRiggiWhitton. We also have infrastructure issues to deal with that are largely funded from government grants. I’m looking forward to continuing to use my extensive finance and management background to help make Manorhaven even more beautiful and special than it already is.

Rita Di Lucia


What is your background? I am a life-long resident of Port Washington and I have lived in Manorhaven for 28 years. My husband, David Nick Di Lucia, is a life-long resident of Manorhaven. We have 2 children (24 and 21) that were also born and raised in Manorhaven! I work for the Port Washington School District at Paul D. Schreiber High School. I am very involved in the School District serving on several Committees, a Supervisor in the Athletic Dept and I am also the Co-President of the Paraprofessional Association for the District. Besides the School District, I spend a lot of time in the Community volunteering. I am the President of the PW Columbiettes, the VP of Membership for CancerCare and stay involved in all the village and town events.


What inspired you to run for a trustee position? My husband was a trustee for 6 years (3 terms). During his last term in 2007 he started his own company which took up too much of his time, leading him to not run for trustee again. At this time, a developer was trying to build condos on the waterfront which the previous administration supported. I got involved and realized I needed to run and have a voice to represent our residents in our waterfront community. When this was finally settled, I took over the Morgan’s Dock project. After 10 years of anticipated permits, bits and construction delays the vision finally came to life. Morgan’s Dock was one of the main reasons I kept running every two years as I wanted to make sure that this project did not get put on hold. Every time a new administration came in, they had a different idea or tried to reallocate the funds but with the help of Mayor Avena it was finally completed in June of 2019. Throughout my term of office, many Mayors and Trustees were not re-elected but I was always there, as a steady and experienced Trustee making sure the community was represented.


If re-elected, what are you looking forward to working on? By the time the election is held, Manorhaven Boulevard should be

almost completed and this is going to finally put Manorhaven on the map! If I am elected, I plan to move forward and keep enhancing the quality of life for our residents. Complete the Nature Walk, finish paving our roads, incentives to the empty store fronts, keeping the waterfront vibrant, streets cleaned, codes enforced…everything I have already been working on and I will keep working on until it finally gets done!

Dan Garcia


What is your background? In 2018, after my mom had passed away, and our daughter had started her own life, it was apparent we were ready to downsize. There were two options; move back to where I’m from in California or stay on the Island and move somewhere we had gravitated towards for the past 30 years. That somewhere being Port Washington and in particular, Manorhaven. This village was similar to my hometown with its small, neighborly coastal vibe. Our restaurants, many friends and the Knights of Columbus were all right here. My business background has always been in marketing and sales with Consumer Electronics companies such as HarmonKardon, Maxell, Acclaim Entertainment and Nokia. For the last 15 years I have had the privilege of being an insurance agent and retirement specialist for the Knights of Columbus. Assisting my members, whom I now call neighbors, and their families prepare for their future(s).

Mayor Jim Avena.


What inspired you to run for a trustee position? Serving my community has been in my blood since moving to Long Island. Before we moved here I was a Volunteer Firefighter with Manhasset-Lakeville for 28 years and when I moved to Port, I transferred to the PWFD (Flower Hill Hose Co.1). But, I wanted to do something in my own backyard. From neighbors and friends alike, I heard how Mayor Avena and Trustee Di Lucia worked so very hard to improve the quality of life for the residents of our village. Now knowing them personally, I felt their vision for the future was rock-steady. Di Lucia’s work and determination to rebuild Morgan’s Dock came to fruition. And, look at the work being done on Manorhaven Boulevard. Avena’s business acumen and foresight gave Legislator DeRiggiWhitton the confidence to commit to making improvements to our village that will highlight this coastal jewel of ours. We’re already seeing the effects of this with new small businesses opening up here. That kind of commitment didn’t just happen-it happened because there is a measure of trust between our Mayor and our Nassau County and Town of North Hempstead representatives. My inspiration to run is to be an active participant in the continued growth that has been envisioned by Avena and Di Lucia both.

Rita Di Lucia.

Dan Garcia. (Contributed photos)


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People’s Working Party On Tuesday, June 21 P Manorhaven Village Hall


John Popeleski


6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


• Serving Manorhaven as a Trustee for the past 6 years • A Manorhaven resident for the past 23 years • Over 30 years of public water service, extensive sewer maintenence and fire safety • President & past Captain of PWFD Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company 1 • Will continue to protect your taxpayer dollars, eliminate wasteful spending, roll up his sleeves and get things done as your new Mayor

John has been a driving force in overseeing critical infrastructure planning and repairing damaged roadways is at the top of his list. John has the knowledge and experience to maintain and oversee our pump station and its current upgrades. He is managing sewer line repairs to bring down costs, and keeps a regular maintenance schedule. John brought water and electricity to the Preserve and Dog Park, he’ll oversee the Preserve pathway and lighting project, is involved in the Manorhaven Blvd. project, and brought water to Morgan’s Dock.


Harry Farina



Monica Ildefonso


• Seeking a second term to continue to serve the residents as a Village Trustee • A Manorhaven homeowner and resident for 18 years and lifelong Port Washington resident • A local business owner for 40 years, Farina Construction & Landscape Company • Chairman of the Tree committee and active member of St. Peter’s of Alcantara Church Harry looks forward to continuing as Trustee. He has been active in addressing parking and overcrowding concerns with residents, working directly with Trustee Popeleski on drainage issues in many areas of our villlage, and on Phase B of our sewer restoration and road resurfacing. Harry will continue to work hard for Manorhaven! • A Manorhaven resident for the past 28 years and a longtime Port Washington resident • Has specialized in domestic services and “people care” for the past 30 years • A Board member with the Port Washington Community Action Center (CAC) • A Board member with the Chilean-American Foundation, charitable non-profit organization and active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church Monica looks forward to the opportunity to serve the Manorhaven community as Trustee. She is sensitive to diversity in Manorhaven and is ready to share her passion and drive to do what it takes to make our community a better place to live for everyone! 232926 S

If elected what are you looking forward to working on? First and foremost, although I am not an elected official, earlier this year, Avena responded to my concern by allowing me to voluntarily spearhead a residential parking study. So, I am looking forward to completing and delivering to the village

residents a solution to our on-going parking dilemma. Second, I would like to establish a cross-pollinated working relationship with the retail and restaurant owners that would have them promote one another as vested interests in our coastal community and more importantly our coastal economy.

The Manorhaven People’s Working Party consists of trustee John Popeleski for Mayor, trustee Harry Farina for re-election and Monica Ildefonso for trustee. The Port Washington News reached out to all candidates for a response but did not hear back from Farina and Ildefonso.

John Popeleski


What is your background? I have been a homeowner in the village for 24 years and retired from the Port Washington Water District six years ago. I’m also a member of Port Washington Fire Department Atlantic H&L Company One. Previously, I was a Captian at the fire department, and presently I am the President of the company. What inspired you to run for mayor? I feel it’s time for a change in the village Mayor seat. I have no hidden agenda, and if elected, I am there for the village’s residents.



John Popeleski. (Contributed photo)

If elected, what are some goals you have for improving the village? My goals are to keep working on the improvements to the village sewer system, the preserve pathway project, the storm drain problem on Orchard Beach Boulevard and to continue re-paving as many roads as possible. All of the projects mentioned hopefully will be done with grant money so we can save the taxpayer money.

Village Board of Ethics Violation information: On May 12, 2022, the Village of Manorhaven Board of Ethics conducted a hearing to determine whether trustee John Popeleski had violated Code of Ethics sections 7-4 (Use of Village position for personal or private gain), 7-17 (Gifts, tips, and other benefits) and 7-19 (Particular matter disclosure). According to the Village of Manorhaven Board of Ethics, Popeleski has been “receiving rent-free use of garage space at a property owned by an applicant for approval by the Board of Trustees of a tree removal application; participating in the discussions, deliberations and vote to approve the tree removal application; and failing to truthfully disclose the pertinent facts and circumstances.” On June 1, 2022, the Board of Ethics unanimously ruled that Popeleski violated the Village Ethics Code and must pay the village a civil fine of $5,000. Below is a statement from Popeleski regarding the Ethics Committee decision: “The moment I announced my candidacy for mayor was when Jim Avena and Gerard Terry began their mission to try to eliminate me from the mayoral race. What I thought was a generous offer from Jim Avena to park in his brotherin-law’s garage turned out to be part

of an intricate scheme. Avena’s Ethics Board is a prejudicial board of friends he appointed when he was elected mayor. He has misused his office and exerted illegal influence on that board. When the board reconvened, they dismissed the court stenographer so there would be no public record. Avena failed to mention that he lives in a Dejana home rent-free, is still on the Dejana payroll, and the trees in question were unanimously accepted by the Village Board with or without my vote. Anyone who interferes with Avena’s agenda is eliminated. This included our very capable Building Superintendent, who put a stop-work order on a Dejana project and was fired. Because he was wrongly terminated by the mayor, he received a sizable award in damages from our taxpayer dollars and has now returned to work. Look who is calling the kettle black. This hearing has been Avena’s attempt to undermine my candidacy and an attempt to fool the public. I know Manorhaven residents are smarter than this and will make the right choice on Tuesday, June 21, to end the corruption and misuse of taxpayer dollars. I refuse to be railroaded and will dedicate myself to winning this race for the good of all Manorhaven residents.”

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HarborFest 2022

The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and the Town of North Hempstead presented the 30th annual HarborFest.

Performers on the Family Fun Stage. (Photo provided by Debbie Greco)

Dance group performing for the community. (Photo provided by Debbie Greco)

Red Stocking Revue performing at the Tug Boat. (Photo by Julie Prisco)

The PUPS (Picking Up Plastic Stuff) booth to raise environmental awarness. (Photo by Julie Prisco)

The Fire Rescue Boat demonstration. (Photo provided by

Shoppers browsed the vendors on Main Street.

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(Photo by Alex Nunez)

Thank you Port Washington Chamber of Commerce for the beautiful day! (Photo provided by Debbie Greco)

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The food court had many delicious options.

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To the Jewish Community of New York


Pops is Tops: Music of Louis Armstrong 3:00 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room) A Juneteenth event. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is proud to present the amazing Alphonso Horne and his band, performing an interactive concert featuring the music of Louis Armstrong. This event is brought to you by the PWPL Children’s Library and will be an in-person only event for families. Register at www.pwpl.org/ events. Priority given to Port Washington card holders. Made possible by The Donald & Barbara Zucker Family Foundation.

Compassionate care for Sinai Chapels families is now available at Riverside-Nassau North Chapels.


Film Program: “West Side Story” 2:00 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room) Producer/director Steven Spielberg’s take on the 1957 musical stars Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Rita Moreno as Valentina, and Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke. Screenwriter Tony Kushner adapted Arthur Laurents’ play, which features lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Leonard Bernstein.

Dear Friends, For four generations, Sinai Chapels has served New York’s Jewish community with compassion and care. After over 40 years of personal commitment to Sinai Chapels, I have decided to close the Fresh Meadows chapel to spend more time with my family. I will continue, however, to assist families as a consultant alongside many of Sinai’s longtime funeral directors who have also joined this accomplished team. RiversideNassau North Chapels specializes in all movements in the Jewish faith, and I personally selected them to serve families that have relied on Sinai Chapels for many years.


Art Talk with Alice Schwarz-Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents 12:00 p.m. )Lapham Meeting Room/ Hybrid) Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer remains a beloved figure whose art continues to appeal. The Met exhibition “Winslow Homer Crosscurrents” reconsiders Homer’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that crosses his prolific career. Join museum educator, Alice W. Schwarz, in an exploration of Homer’s paintings from the civil war and reconstruction to the Caribbean islands and the coast of Maine. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Participants are invited to join us in-person or virtual via Zoom. Register at www.pwpl.org/events.

On behalf of all of us at Sinai Chapels, thank you for trusting us to serve you. If you have prearrangements with us, please know that your contract is safe and will be honored by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels (55 N Station Plaza, Great Neck), as well as other providers in the Dignity Memorial® network. If you have questions regarding your prearrangement, please call us at 718-445-0300. For other questions or additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 516-487-9769 or visit www.jewishfunerals.com. Sincerely, Michael Resnick President, Sinai Chapels

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Fiction Book Discussion 7:30 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room/ Hybrid) Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Inspired by dystopian classics such as 1984, Never Let Me Go, and The Handmaid’s Tale, this novel eviscerates the dominant American parenting culture, while highlighting the tragedy of state-sponsored family separation. Is there

one right way to mother? Can a bad mother ever be redeemed? With warmth, heart and dark humor, the novel tells a timeless story of a mother fighting to win back her child, and her struggle to hold onto her integrity while being indoctrinated. Copies of the book are available on Libby and may also be reserved for pickup at the library. Participants are invited to join us in person or via zoom. Register at www.pwpl.org/ events.


Teen Gaming 3:30 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room) Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to come play Nintendo Switch games with other teens after school. No registration required. Singles (60+) Discussion Group 7:00 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room) Join us for an informal discussion that aims to build community with intelligent discussion, laughter, and social interaction. The group will be led by Lilyan Strassman, LCSW-R, Psychotherapist, and Life Coach. The topic will be “Joy: Its Source and Its Lifeforce.” Register at www.pwpl.org/events.


Baby Rhyme Time 9:30 a.m. (Children’s Garden) A story time with songs, music and bouncing rhymes that emphasizes early literacy skills. For children ages birth to 12 months. Register at www.pwpl.org/events.


Park Story Time 9:30 a.m. (Blumenfeld Park) Join your favorite librarians at Blumenfeld Park (across the street from the library) for Park Story Time! No registration required. In case of inclement weather, story time will be held at the library. Sandwiched In with Ron Brown 12:00 p.m. (Lapham Meeting Room/ Hybrid) In one of the ironies of New York City history, Washington Heights is named after one of the greatest American defeats of the Revolutionary War. Almost three thousand patriots were captured by the British and England occupied New York City for the next seven years. Join Professor Ron Brown as he continues his series on New York City neighborhoods and explores the history of the Washington Heights. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Participants are invited to join us in-person or virtually on Zoom. Register at www.pwpl.org/events.

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Republicans Rebuff Democrats’ Plan Dominant party had pushed bill to change election years

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n May 27, myriad local elected officials came together at a press conference to discuss proposed legislation that would move all village and town elections to even-numbered years in which there are major federal elections (congressional and/or presidential). The proposed bill was being pushed by Democrats and opposed by Republicans. All those who came together at the Town of Oyster Bay (TOBAY) Beach in Massapequa were fired up and ready to speak their mind about the effects of the implementation of this change. “It is illegal and we will do everything in our power as elected officials to make sure that local government is heard and that local government has their elections on odd years so we don’t get lost,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said. The proposed change is controversial for a plethora of reasons. One of the main points of Republicans’ discontent is the fact that New York City was left out of this

Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven) was one of the sponsors of the bill that would have moved town and village elections to even-numbered years. (Office of Gina Sillitti)

change. To many Republicans, this change does not seem constitutional and then on top of that it comes across as suspicious to

leave out one of the leading voices of the state. “If it’s such good government, why did you exclude New York City? Why did you keep them out?” Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin said. “We know why. Because New York State is run by New York City and New York City doesn’t particularly care for the suburbs and the quality of life.” In an interview with Anton Media Group, Jay Jacobs, chair of both the New York State and Nassau County Democratic committees, responded to the constitutionality and the exclusion of New York City in these proposed changes. “There is nothing in the Constitution,” he said. “This is set up by election law and can be changed by election law. But, the reason we didn’t include the cities is that they are covered under the Constitution. And so if we wanted to change the voting in the cities, they’re correct. We would need to have a constitutional amendment, but not as it relates to counting-in town offices.” Republicans continue to take issue with the fact that these elections would align with larger, federal elections. It is no secret that it takes a lot of time and money for local candidates to get their name out during

an election, and these difficulties increase during times of federal elections. “We would have to compete with presidential candidates and gubernatorial candidates to talk about local issues,” said Blakeman. “We know what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to obscure local government.” Their belief is that the voters will pay less attention to local elections, having them lose their importance, and it will cause the suburban voice to be drowned out. “This is literally stealing the voice of the suburbs. We can’t tolerate this,” Clavin said. Jacobs takes the opposite view. Many studies have proven that voter turnout increases during federal election years, he pointed out, meaning the voters within the suburbs would have an increased say in their government. “Turnout in odd-year elections is in the 25 to 30 percent range,” Jacobs said. “In even-year elections, depending upon whether it’s a gubernatorial or presidential, [turnout] is somewhere in the mid 40s to as high as near 70 percent. This is consistent throughout the state, so it just makes sense

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The Lost Eden: America In The Harding Years

The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, by Ryan Walters JOSEPH SCOTCHIE jscotchie@antonmediagroup.com


ister, we could use a man like Her-bert Hoo-ver agaiiiin.” So sang Archie and Edith Bunker at the beginning of All In The Family, the highly popular sitcom that captivated Americans throughout the 1970s. Let’s substitute “Warren Harding” for “Herbert Hoover.” That’s the conclusion any reader will reach once finishing Ryan S. Walters’ The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, a brisk biography of a popular president who met an untimely death three years into his presidency. The twentieth century can be divided

into three eras: The conservatism of the 1920s, the liberalism of the 1930s and ‘40s and finally, the triumphant liberalism of 1965 onward. That’s one conservative era and two liberal ones. The latter won out. Calvin Coolidge, Harding’s popular successor, has been the subject of recent sympathetic biographies. Now, its Harding’s turn. Walters’ volume focuses on the Harding presidency. There is little on his upbringing, how a small-town Ohio lad became a newspaper publisher, using that as a springboard for a political career that landed Harding in the White House in 1920. Walters presents a portrait of a man who inherited a nation in turmoil and promptly set it on a right path. In 1919, Americans were jubilant that the Great War was over. Reality soon set in. Due to over-lending practices, inflation ran rampant. Unemployment shot up. A restless army of young men were returning

home. In 1917, Bolsheviks took power in Russia. By 1919, they were on the march, especially in America, which had extremely lenient immigration laws. Labor strikes, race riots and terrorist bombings dominated the news. Politicians were targeted. A bomb at a J.P. Morgan bank on Wall Street killed 30 people. Lynch mobs roamed the countryside in both the North and South. The sitting president, Woodrow Wilson, was now an invalid. The man remained obsessed with having League of Nations membership approved by a reluctant U.S. Senate. That membership, many feared, would obliterate American sovereignty. If say, the British Empire was in a jam in a far-off Asian or African land, American troops would have to fight for the Brits even without congressional approval. Enter Warren Harding. Elected as a senator from Ohio in 1910, Harding first made his mark by giving the keynote address at the 1916 GOP convention. In his

day, presidents from Ohio predominated. That alone made Harding a favorite for the 1920 nomination. More important was his message. Where did “America First” come from? It was the man’s slogan. And he knew how to articulate it: “I think it’s [America First] an inspiration to patriotic devotion to safeguard America first, to stabilize America first, to prosper America first, to think of America first, to exalt America first, to live for and revere America first.”

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Bikers Raise $15,000 At 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride

he weather was spectacular for The Maurer Foundation’s 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride on June 5 when almost 200 participants took to the road for their largest ride to date, raising more than $15,000 in support of breast health education. BMB Solutions and Event Sponsor CEO Brian Busto stated, “The ride was a huge success. Helping to support The Maurer Foundation’s goals is very important to me and my firm, as we have all encountered a family member or a friend diagnosed with breast cancer. The Maurer Foundation is always trying to make a difference by raising funds and awareness through events like the Motorcycle Ride.” Many new faces joined this year’s event, including founder, Dr. Virginia Maurer, who enthusiastically crossed off a bucket list item by joining as a passenger on a bike. Escorted by the Suffolk County PD Highway Patrol and led by the Chosen Souls Motorcycle Club, bikers and their passengers set off for the 50-mile run from Overlook Beach in Oak Beach to the Riverhead Ciderhouse in Calverton, where participants enjoyed lunch, raffles and camaraderie in a beautiful indoor/ outdoor setting.

Chosen Souls Motorcycle Club Many motorcycle clubs came out in support, including Sworn Guns, Doomstrikers, Fire Riders, Victory Riders, Punishers, Founding Sons, AmVets Riders Post 88, and especially Chosen Souls MC. “Without the Chosen Souls, a ride of this magnitude would not be possible for us. From organizing the route to club outreach, they made this run safe and successful, and we are so grateful,” Executive Director Susan Samaroo explained. A special thank you to Event Sponsor BMB Solutions, Breakfast Sponsor

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HARDING from page 4B Harding had allies. An America First GOP caucus had huge majorities in Congress. Harding was able to both reduce spending and cut taxes. The budget deficit shrank; the economy boomed. How easy he had it! There were no entitlement programs on the books and the U.S. military had no global obligations. Let the Brits run the planet. Harding was able to produce the first arms reductions treaty in history, itself a forerunner to the U.S.-U.S.S.R. treaties that dominated the Cold War era. He appointed four conservatives justices to the Supreme Court. Unemployment fell from 12 percent to 3 percent. The United States held 42 percent of the world’s Gross National Product, now leaving Great Britain in the dust as the world’s top economy. Most impressive was the rise in wages. For the past 50 years, wages in America had failed to keep up with inflation. Half a century! The Harding boom set the pace for the next five decades. America dominated. More important, its young people were able to marry, buy real estate and start a family. By the time the average couple reached 30, there were already two or three—or more— children tugging on their mother’s apron. The streets were safe. So, too, were public schools, now the finest in the world. How did it happen? There were tax and spending cuts, but also trade protection and immigration reductions. The GOP of Harding’s day was protectionist. No wonder

Opening Day 1922. Babe Ruth welcomes Warren Harding to Yankee Stadium. they dominated the White House. With industries and products protected by stiff tariffs, both the city and the countryside boomed. After decades of debate, the 1920s saw deep cuts in legal immigration. In 1920, more than 800,000 mostly European immigrants came to America. In Harding’s first year, Congress slashed that number to 350,000. In 1924, when Coolidge ran for election

following Harding’s death, the numbers were cut down to 100,000. Even during the Depression 1930s and barbaric 1960s, wages for American workers increased on a steady basis. With the 1965 immigration bill and the free trade consensus of the postwar era, they have plummeted. Industries gone overseas, jobs at home going to immigrants. Fertility rates in America have dropped in half. Who

From left: Foundation supporter Jodee Sarisky; Don Gelestino, Champion Elevator Corporation President/CEO Don Gelestino; Dr. Virginia Maurer About the Maurer Foundation The Maurer Foundation established in 1995, is a non-profit based in Melville. The Foundation’s mission is to save lives through breast health education that focuses on breast cancer prevention, early detection, risk reduction and healthy lifestyle choices. —Submitted by the Maurer Foundation can afford to have more than one or two children? Walters celebrates Harding as a decent, tolerant man. Anti-lynching legislation failed. By the early 1920s, however, that grisly practice was on the decline. Harding supported a Jewish state in the Middle East. He appointed Rabbi Joseph S. Kornfeld as the first Jewish minister to a foreign country, in this case, then-Persia. Harding’s achievements speak for themselves: 888 days of peace, prosperity, and a bid for justice. He also championed “Americanism,” echoing Theodore Roosevelt’s opposition to “hyphenated-Americans,” while also criticizing efforts to create voting blocs among certain ethnic groups. Here, Harding was well-meaning, but terribly naïve. The Jazz Age President is a solid read. Since World War II, the world of Harding and Coolidge has been rejected by both parties. The GOP that was once protectionist, isolationist and restrictionist has been, since the 1950s, free trade, open to mass immigration and eager to fight wars for democracy. So, too, are the Democrats, who indeed created that world during the administration of Harry Truman. There’s a better way. The America of Warren Harding represents the way home. Peace and prosperity. Yearly raises. Christmas bonuses. Couples with two or three children. What’s wrong with that? Call it America’s Lost Eden.


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Sports Can Save The Conversation What do you do when those phenomenal discussions with friends and family suddenly turn on a dime into confrontational conversations? Well, someone needs to twist around that conversation for the sake of sanity. When I need a break from listening to everyone argue over who knows less about politics, I try to throw out some jokes. When they go over as well as burnt meatloaf, I’ll turn the conversation to sports. Why sports? Unless you bring up funding sports stadiums with taxpayer money or talk hockey with a Ranger and an Islander fan in the room, most people can relate to sports on some level while remaining calm. The key point is the discussion doesn’t need to dig deep into statistics or even the strategy of the game. For example, a few weeks ago, I was with a group of friends and neighbors at a backyard barbecue. Then it happened. The enjoyable conversations somehow turned into argumentative discussions. I refused to let the tone of the BBQ change from burgers, oysters and enjoyment. So I rudely, but with a respectful tone, interrupted the person who continued to ramble on about the same point. “… Hey, I was on the Cross Island the other day and passed by UBS Arena. Haven’t been inside yet, but it looks great with that brick front, and right next to Belmont Racetrack…” Joey, a guy I know from the neighborhood, jumped in. “The place is beautiful. I know they have other events, but I read that it’s one of the first hockey-specific arena designs in the NHL. Also has a better feel than the Nassau Coliseum.” Another guy, Matt, who is a construction engineer, entered the fray. “Hey, what about Citifield? I got to see the plans before it got built. Extremely cool idea and they nailed the design of Ebbets Field with the arched exterior and the canopied entrance. I heard they wanted the centerfield flagpole, but Barclays Center got it.” Another voice spoke up. Steve introduced himself as a financial consultant. “I know they raised the money with New York City municipal bonds, but Citigroup pays $20 million a year for the naming rights. And like any other MLB team, they got an amazing cash revenue stream from merchandise and broadcasting rights. The Mets are only behind the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, and


Giants in net worth at $2.6 billion.” My attempt to get back into the conversation got pushed aside by some girl drinking a Bloody Mary. “I go to a culinary school upstate and went to Yankee Stadium last week and watched the game from the monitors in The Jim Beam room. Then I sampled the Hawaiian food place and the vegetarian food around the stadium. Great food in the Bronx.” Jodi should check out Archer Avenue for Italian food. My point is that anyone can jump into a

sports conversation by relating their occupations to the same positions that exist with any sports franchise. Here’s another great example of me turning to sports in an attempt to squash an ugly conversation. Once again, the setting is a barbecue with Joe Reilly starting to get a little too loud. “I’m sick of replacing shocks every six months. With the money in this country the roads should be paved in gold, not potholes. Damn our politicians…” I stepped in with the first thing that came to mind. “Hey, how about those beautiful new fields next to Weldon E. Howitt in Farmingdale? Man, football and baseball field gems. You’d think they were moving the Mets and Yankees to Long Island.” Evan, an optometrist somewhere in Nassau County, put down his beer and spoke up. “Yeah, real nice. Tax dollars going for elite items not needed. Are these kids already playing professional sports in high school?” Then a voice came from another

guy who walks over and stands next to me. “That’s probably the kind of crap that gets voted into the budget that not enough people have the guts to vote the damn thing down.” That was my cue to get up and approach my buddy at the grill. “Hey Frank, how are those ribs coming?” Alright, that attempt may have blown up in my face, but with the right discretion, the turnaround to a sports discussion works. One last point. Don’t be deterred from turning around an argumentative conversation because you fear resistance from people who insist they don’t care about sports. Ironically, those are the same people that will go to their cousin or nephew’s game and find themselves yelling at the top of their lungs. What did you think of this story? Email tfiction@hotmail.com to share it with Tom Kuntzmann. He is an outdoorsman with main interests in hiking and golf. His column focuses on local outdoor events and suburban stories.

A Middle Road To Gun Reform The past month has been a sad one in light of the massacre of innocent people in both Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, TX. These two events have heightened the talk about reform of the nation’s gun laws. While there are multiple opinions, pro and con, on any solution to gun violence, if our members of Congress would follow the public opinion polls they would be able to muster the courage to do the right thing. Every time there is a gun-related tragedy, the news is dominated by the two loudest groups and no attention is paid to what the majority of Americans want. The opinion polls reveal that 10 percent of Americans want no changes to gun laws and the other 10 percent, want a ban on all gun sales. What the members of Congress ignore is that anywhere from 60 to 80 per cent of the public want meaningful changes in the law and that group includes gun owners. Since 1994, Congress has been unable to find a consensus on any revisions to the gun laws. The previous ban on the possession of assault weapons was allowed to expire, thanks to a flood of campaign contributions from the NRA. I have always viewed people like Senator

purchaser has a criminal record involving the use of a gun. Nor is it a violation of anyone’s rights to prevent people with mental issues from acquiring a gun. A number of these issues are covered by so-called red flag laws, which have been adopted in 21 states. Those laws permit police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. INSIDE POLITICS New York State has a red flag law, Jerry Kremer but law enforcement officials have not always been diligent to Mitt Romney (R-UT), as a middle- use them, as was the case of the of-the road politician who might Buffalo shooter. have been president, with a better New York State is in the midst campaign. Regrettably, Romney of passing a law that will prevent has received more than $13 million sales of assault type weapons to in NRA contributions, which makes anyone under the age of 21. Is him an unlikely proponent of any there a chance for meaningful gun reforms. national gun reform this year? All If Congress would shut out the the politicians have to do is listen to 20 percent of noisemakers and the majority of Americans, many of listen to the majority, they could whom vote. find easy changes to the gun laws. Former State Assemblyman There is overwhelming support for Jerry Kremer is a columnist for background checks for anyone pur- Anton Media Group and partner chasing a gun. The polls show that at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in 68 per cent of gun owners support Uniondale. The views expressed such a change. It isn’t unreasonable are not necessarily those of the to find out if a prospective firearm publisher or Anton Media Group.


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Phil Collen Of Def Leppard’s Fave Glam Acts DAVE GIL de RUBIO dgilderubio@antonmediagroup.com


eeing Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple may have cast the die for 14-year-old Phil Collen in terms of getting sucked into the world of playing music professionally, but it was glam rock that sucked in the future Def Leppard guitarist and the rest of his bandmates. “From ’71 to ’74 was [a music era] that kept popping up [throughout our band’s history],” Collen explained, “You start with the New York Dolls—I love Johnny Thunders’ guitar. And Steve Jones was the next generation of that. I

love Johnny Thunders and Steve Jones as much as I love Michael Schenker and Ritchie Blackmore, which I add all of that to my thing and I think you can have both. We absolutely did that. And Mick Ronson—a huge, huge influence all the way through.” That glam rock impact continues to this day right up through the recently released Diamond Star Halos, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ 12th studio album whose title is a lyric from the T. Rex 1971 hit “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” Recorded during most of 2020 into 2021, the 15 songs on this outing were fueled by the pandemic-forced isolation that allowed Collen and vocalist/writing partner Joe Elliott the freedom to indulge in what the former called “... the most creative period artistically that we’ve ever had.” With the Leps in-between labels at the time, the

UK quintet was able to stretch out and take changes ranging from bass player Rick Savage spending 12 hours recording a 12-string guitar part on the Collen gem “This Guitar” or getting bluegrass royalty Alison Krauss to duet with Elliott on this song along with the equally buoyant “Lifeless.” As a band notorious for taking years to pull albums together (Def Leppard’s prior album was a 2015 self-titled effort), the speed with which this outing was pulled together was both surprising and rewarding for Collen. “The creativity was unbounded,” he recalled. “When you go into a studio and are playing, people are waiting for you and vice versa. When we do the writing, we get to do it on our own time in our own little universe. I think if we had been in a regular recording studio, none of that would have happened. I can’t wait to do it again. I think we’re going to do it again next time

David Bowie circa 1974

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David Bowie

Mott the Hoople circa 1974 (Public domain)

(January 8, 1947 to January 10, 2016)

“I saw Bowie doing ‘Starman’ on TV when I was 14. I was already into guitar playing since I’d seen Deep Purple so I was already smitten. Then my world went from black and white to color just that quick.”

T. Rex

(1967 to 1977)

“It was the same kind of thing [as David Bowie]. Cool. Infectious. At the time being in England it was right there.”

Mott the Hoople (1969 to 1980; 2020 to the present)

“I was at one of the classic concerts. I saw Mott at Hammersmith Odeon and the support band was Queen. That was brilliant.”

because it’s so much easier.” In the meantime, the Leps are heading out on the road for a twice-canceled stadium tour with some old friends—Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett. It’s a string of dates the 64-year-old guitarist is very much looking forward to. “It’s just going to be a blast and so much fun,” Collen said. “The bands are all radically different from each other. I’m really excited about the

response to this and what we’re going to get out of it as a show. And also, what it represents. We all come from the same background. Everyone loved all those [glam] bands as well, so it’s a little celebration of that.” To that end, Collen shared with Long Island Weekly his favorite artists from that era of glitter. Def Leppard will be appearing on June 24 with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett at Citi Field. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for more information. Visit www.longislandweekly. com to read a longer feature on Def Leppard.


(1970 to the present)

“What I’d been waiting to hear was hybrid between pop and rock. It was The Beatles meets Led Zeppelin. We’ve actually modeled ourselves on Queenmeets-AC/DC. So you have the power. And also, the backing vocals. When I sing, I kind of shout. It’s Sex Pistols. It’s Slade. I’ve always done that and I always felt there was an energy. AC/DC didn’t really have great backing vocals. They did when Mutt Lange sang them on the records. We actually have this energy—it’s not just guys singing harmony. It’s this power. Queen was that thing. Brian is unbelievable with what he did. He’s so underrated.”

The Sweet

(1968 to 1981; 1985 to the present)

“I love The Sweet. They started out as a pop band and all their early hits were written and recorded for them. They were this bad-ass band. Their drummer, Mick Tucker, could have been in Deep Purple if he wanted. He was just amazing. The whole band was a pop version of Uriah Heep. They had these vocals and great catchy songs.”

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New class of 2022 doctors will help alleviate primary care physician shortage


YU Long Island School of Medicine celebrated its first graduating class of physicians this week, marking three years since the new medical school opened its doors, launching the nation’s first accelerated program devoted exclusively to training primary care physicians. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the US is expected to be short of primary care physicians by upwards of 21,000 within a decade, and the school’s graduating students will contribute to alleviating that deficit. More than half of the physician graduates will remain in the greater New York and Long Island regions. NYU Long Island School is one of the first medical schools in the nation to be tuition-free—and the first on Long Island—following the tuition-free model of NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Manhattan, both under the auspices of NYU Langone Health. “NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s inaugural Class of 2022 is the realization of a bold vision to make medical school financially attainable and attract exceptional students into the field of primary care,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health. “We hope that many of the graduating physicians will choose to practice on Long Island, keeping our communities healthy and helping NYU Langone Health expand upon our network of quality physicians across Long Island.” The physician graduates, totaling 20 in the Class of 2022, will practice in four primary care areas: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and OB/ GYN, along with general surgery. They will first fulfill their medical residencies, including those attending NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, Johns Hopkins, Mass General, and other prestigious institutions to which they were accepted. By graduating from an accelerated three-year program, they begin these residencies a year earlier than those who graduated from a traditional fouryear medical school where students typically focus their final year on other specialties. Founding Dean Steven Shelov, MD, MS, gave the keynote at the ceremonies, commending the graduates: “All of you are empathic, patient, powerful listeners,

NYU Long Island School of Medicine Class of 2022 celebrates with Founding Dean Steven Shelov, MD and caring, kind, and humble, eager to bring out the best in yourselves. We in the leadership of NYU Long Island School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health are committed to you, our charter class, as you become exemplary physicians.” Also addressing the graduates at this year’s inaugural commencement were Gladys Ayala, MD, vice dean of NYU Long Island School of Medicine; Steven Carsons, MD, senior associate dean of Research at NYU Long Island School of Medicine; and Joseph Greco, MD, senior vice president and chief of Hospital Operations at NYU Langone Hospital— Long Island. NYU Long Island School of Medicine, which is located in Mineola on the campus of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, celebrated its Class of 2022 graduation at nearby Molloy College in Rockville Center. The graduates continued from there to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, to join a collective graduation ceremony honoring all NYU 2022 graduates. To sustain its full-tuition scholarship initiative, NYU Long Island School of Medicine is supported by philanthropy as well as receiving support from NYU Langone Health. —NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Prestigious DECA Recognition Awarded Plainview-Old Bethpage John scholarship have expressed interest F. Kennedy High School senior in pursuing a career in business, esGabrielle Sorgie has been awarded pecially in the hospitality and tourism the prestigious Marriott Scholarship industry. Sorgie will be honored at through DECA Inc. This $2,000 the International DECA Competition scholarship is given in Atlanta, GA, to only five seniors during a ceremony among the myriad at the Grand Awards applicants from across session. the country. DECA’s scholDECA is a long-runarship program ning, nonprofit provides more organization that than $200,000 in provides career scholarships to high readiness resources in school and college the fields of marketing, DECA members at finance, hospitality the International and management for Gabrielle Sorgie Career Development students across the Conference (ICDC) globe. The Marriott Scholarship is each year. Many corporate partners awarded to DECA seniors who have of DECA provide scholarships exhibited an extraordinary amount through the DECA scholarship of leadership, both in and out of the program. DECA Inc. administers the classroom, and who have a penchant program based on guidelines set by for giving back to their community. the donor. DECA scholarships are In addition, students who receive the strictly merit-based. JUNE 15 - 21, 2022 • GRADUATION CELEBRATION | 3C

Twin Sisters Named Valedictorian, Salutatorian


ethpage High School seniors and twin sisters Suchitha Channapatna and Ruchitha Channapatna were named as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2022. Suchitha finished with a grade point average of 110.9, while Ruchitha earned a grade point average of 110.5. “I feel very grateful and very lucky, because I know our grade is very intelligent and talented in their own ways,” Suchitha said. “It was a pleasant surprise and I’m grateful to be a part of this district and for all of the opportunities that they provide for us.” Growing up together, the Channapatnas have been best friends to each other and pushed themselves to excel in everything. Both agreed that their personalities are different, which complements each other. “It was nice for us to have this honor together and it was really nice for us to see all of the hard work we put in starting to pay off,” Ruchitha said. Both scholars take part in many of the same clubs and organizations that includes the high school’s Regal Eagles Robotics team, science research and

There’s No Limit To The Places You’ll Go The Locust Valley Office would like to say

music, among other activities. Ruchitha said that those programs expanded their horizons and showed them that the possibilities are endless. “I think it’s been more fulfilling than challenging to participate in so many clubs and groups, because we enjoy everything that we do,” Ruchitha said. Suchitha agreed and added that each activity gives them something to look forward to. “Even though we spend a lot of hours on things like our science research project, it’s that goal of going to a competition and competing with the best that makes it all worthwhile,” Suchitha said. “We always keep a goal in sight so that it’s not a difficult task.” The twins thanked their friends, family, teachers and high school Principal Nicholas Jantz, District Director of Science Chris Pollatos, Director of Technology Andrew Choi and Robotics Club team adviser Leon LaSpina. They both plan to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall. Suchitha plans on studying mechanical or aerospace engineering. Ruchitha plans on studying biomedical engineering. —Bethpage School District

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 on their impressive accomplishments. Stay true to yourself and never stop learning.

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Bethpage High School seniors and twin sisters Suchitha Channapatna, right, and Ruchitha Channapatna were named as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the class of 2022. Bethpage Union Free School District


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ocal officals, friends, families and county agencies gathered recently at Nassau County’s David S. Mack Center for Training and Intelligence in Uniondale to celebrate the graduation of 158 new Nassau County Police Department officers and three Nassau County Police Medics. Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton joined her colleagues in government to honor graduates from her district. Among those hailing from the 11th Legislative District are: Andrew F. Brendel, Stephanie Ferrante, Mike Mandarino and Kevin Martinez. “This was an especially emotional ceremony because I have known some of the graduates since they were children and grown close to their families over the years,” DeRiggi-Whitton said. “We are all so proud of your commitment to public service and what you have accomplished, and I will be praying for the success and safety of each of these young officers as they embark upon this new chapter in their lives.” —Nassau County Legislative offices

New Nassau County Police Department graduates Photo by Peter M. Budraitis


Congratulates the Class of 2022 We are very proud to announce that our 8th grade students have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in academic awards and have been accepted to the following Catholic High Schools: Archbishop Molloy Chaminade High School* Dominican Academy Holy Trinity Diocesan High School* Kellenberg Memorial High School*

The Mary Louis Academy* Our Lady of Mercy Academy* Regis High School* Sacred Heart Academy* Xavier High School

Saint Anthony’s High School Saint Dominic High School* Saint Francis Prep High School* Saint Mary’s High School*

*Denotes full and/or partial scholarships awarded by these schools to some of our students.

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The Saint Anne’s Parish Family wishes the Graduating Class of 2022 all the best as they begin their high school education! ~ God Bless and God Speed

Congratulations Class o/2022!

The Saint Dominic Community is proud of the accomplishments of the Class of 2022 in Academics, Arts, Athletics and Community Service. The class received over $18 million dollars in scholarships!

Thomas James Waller Valedictorian Dalyn James Annunziata Jaden Carl Baldwin Jessica Anne Salvante Barayuga William Rocco Barrese Connor Berlinghoff John Connor Blyman Ryan Walter Bowden Jonathan Vincent Buffa Emma Burke Jackson Scott Burkhardt John Joseph Byrne Jr. James Franklyn Camacho Quinn Louis Campbell Enzo James Carpentiere Carmine Anthony Caruso Christopher Andrew Chelius Jeffrey Evan Cordero Danielle Frankey Correia Patrick Flynn Crawley Angelina D’Agostino Katrina Rose Diano Madison Sophia Donnelly

Kenneth Justin Dow Matthew K. Driscoll John Brennan Eberle Katelyn Rose Entenmann Jessica Marie Ferraro Alexandra Figliuzzi Christian J. Finnegan Gabrielle Paige Flanagan Thomas Joseph Flanagan Corina Maria Flores Kallie Lena Friedrich Julie Dorothy Gallo Andrew James Geissler Luca Jaden Lopetrone Goldflam Benjamin Higgins Casey David James Johnson James Nicholas Kamerer Ava Lynn Kelly Lauren Elizabeth Krupa Francene Gabrielle Linton Sandhya Scarlet LoGalbo Elena Victoria Loughlin

Jessica Anne Salvante Barayuga

Salutatorian Annabel Grace Maher Aldo Joseph Mancini Kyle Shawn Marshall Matthew James McGovem Patrick James McGovem Liam Joseph McGroarty Sean Reilly McGroarty William Michael Morales Mary Grace Napolitano Timothy Michael Nigro Christopher Gerard O’Brien Michael Callen O’Sullivan Sean Anthony Peavy Katelyn Janine Pecoraro Sophia Marie Peduto Michael Louis Petrucelly Ryan Cornelius Petrucelly Jamie Marie Pierce Albert T. Ramos Daytona Anne Ranieri Gianna Nicole Repole Ciaran Burke Reynolds

Christian William Ripp Anthony Romance Megan Bridget Ruff Harkirat Sahansra Christopher Andrew Sars Emma Jane Santivasci Taryn Rae Schroeder Marissa M. Seneci Jashandeep Singh Michael Skoros-Espinal Alexandros Spanos Thomas John Spillane Delia Katherine Tarasco Holly Toomey Derek Andrew Torres Thomas James Waller Grace Ann Webb William George White Arianna Mae Whitton

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Commencement Speech Highlights 2022 Following two years of cancellations and virtual ceremonies, traditional commencements have returned to college campuses nationwide. As always, this year’s roster of speakers includes entertainers, politicians, athletes, CEOs, entrepreneurs, writers and other notable A-listers.

Here’s a sampling of famous speakers and their words of wisdom for the class of 2022

Kamala Harris, Tennessee State University

The vice president challenged fellow HBCU graduates to discover solutions for an “unsettled” world. Favorite Quote: “Here in the United States, we are once again forced to defend fundamental principles that we hoped were long settled—principles like the freedom to vote, the rights of women to make decisions about their own body, even what constitutes the truth.”

Billie Jean King, Springfield College

A tennis legend and pioneering champion for social change, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ rights, King spoke about the significance of 50 years of Title IX and encouraged graduates to be a “problem-solver and an innovator.” Favorite Quote: “As a gay woman, I was not comfortable in my own skin until I was 51 years old. You never really understand inclusion until you’ve been excluded. So don’t let others define you. You define yourself in your life.”

Taylor Swift, New York University

self-sabotage, create a reality where only your experience exists, The internet blew up when NYU ruin perfectly good moments for yourself and others, deny any announced Swift would be this wrongdoing, not take the steps year’s commencement speaker to make it right, feel very guilty, and receive an honorary degree. Telling stories about her triumphs let the guilt eat at you, hit rock bottom, finally address the pain and travails, Swift told graduates you caused, try to do better next to learn from mistakes and stay time, rinse, repeat.” resilient because “life can be .................... heavy, especially if you try to carry Tim Cook, it all at once.” Favorite Quote: “In your life, Gallaudet University you will inevitably misspeak, trust A leading institution for the deaf the wrong and signing person, community, underreact, Gallaudet overreact, has a longhurt the standing people relationship who didn’t with Apple, deserve it, whose prodoverthink, ucts have not think signature at all, benefits

Congratulations to the 2022 Class of Gold Award Girl Scouts Girl Scouts are making meaningful, sustainable changes in their communities and around the world through the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. These 53 young women are courageous leaders and visionary changemakers. They are our future, and it looks bright! Baldwin Daniella McCoy Sterling Young-Wells Bay Kate Blundin Joan Olivero Bellmore Brigid Lamaze Morgan Schaefer Central Park Giuliana Feijoo

Shannon Graham Samantha LaSalla Paige Matarazzo Catherine Rovelli Great Neck Farah Daredia Nicole Kam Hardscrabble Sara Hughes Michaela Johnson Emma Grace Schneider

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Floral Park/Bellerose Tulah Chatterton Emerson Lucatorto

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Garden City Avery Davis Sofia Gargiulo

Manhasset Justine Cuomo Claire D’Ambrosio Samantha Palmadessa

Sophia Stefanakis Emily Theodosopoulos

Rockville Centre Alison McManus

Massapequa Ava Fiorello Eden Price

Seaford/Wantagh Emma Alexander Rachael Brite Danielle Galardi Amanda Ham Katie Moulder Melanie Zylberberg

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The Plains Priya Dubey Rhythm Osan WARM Sarah Faley Alexandra Mora Meghan O’Sullivan Deanna Polosino

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PATIOS WITH PURPOSE INSIDE Gender neutral décor Your summer garden (Cover image courtesy of Safavieh)

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Is Your Backyard Summer Ready? Cast stone fountain

Outdoor landscape design Photo courtesy of Hicks Landscapes



In the warm months of summer, backyards become our outdoor living rooms. We hang out on the patio, barbeque, and enjoy time with friends and family. Although outdoor décor is often thought of as a table and chairs and maybe a lounge chair or two, there are tons of stylish elements you can add to create a spectacular space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy a meal. Take your backyard from boring to beautiful with these décor ideas.

Add Sound

Create a quiet place where you can enjoy the sounds of nature instead of your neighbors and passing cars. The calming sound of water from a fountain or the musical sounds from windchimes instantly brings a Zen feeling into your outdoor space. If you are fond of birds, consider adding a bird feeder or birdbath so you can enjoy the sight and sounds of local songbirds as well.

Lighten Up

Enjoy your outdoor space deep into the night by adding lighting throughout your backyard. Solar lights are readily available and are a quick, no-hassle way to bring light to areas where you may not have access to electricity. Light sets can be strung through pergolas, along a fence or in the trees to create a sparkling backdrop. Well placed lanterns and candles near your pool, seating area, patio or dining table create a warm ambiance and make your garden feel like an extension of your house at night.

Outdoor lighting

Create Comfort

Think about how you will use the space and make it comfy! For dining areas choose comfortable chairs where you can enjoy long dinners with family and friends. Cushioned seating and lounge sets provide additional comfort for a relaxing afternoon by the pool. Tame the hot summer sun with large umbrellas and add an outdoor-friendly rug to create a more luxurious appearance. A fire pit will keep the party going into the cooler months of fall and spring. Sit back and enjoy the warmth of the fire in comfortable Adirondack chairs. Finish off

The New Hope Seating set at Hicks Nurseries your design with decorative pillows and wall decor in outdoor-friendly materials to warm up the space.

Plant Your Favorites

Choose stylish pottery in colors that match your décor and fill them with vibrant plants. For example, a palm plant and purple petunias create a tropical feel, while boxwood and red geraniums create a more classic look. The color combinations you choose should reflect your home and personal style. Make sure your outdoor planters have drainage holes and

choose plants that best fit your sunlight conditions. As summer gets underway, now is the time to create a backyard space that complements how you live and entertain. Bring the party outdoors with enjoyable sounds, proper lighting, creature comforts and colorful plants to make you feel like you’re on vacation in your own backyard. — Karen Musgrave is the marketing and e-commerce associate at Hicks Nurseries (100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury). Visit www. hicksnurseries.com for more information. JUNE 15 - 21, 2022 • DESIGN & DÉCOR | 3A

Top Seven Remodeling Don’ts Homeowners devote their spending to home remodeling projects BY TRESTON DUNN


Home renovations have skyrocketed over the past year, but some projects are more worthwhile than others. Local homeowners are wasting money on the wrong projects that won’t pay off in the end.


omeowners are redirecting their spending habits to make major changes to their homes, as opposed to spending money on their daily commute or on a family vacation,” said Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth. “However, just because a project makes sense now doesn’t mean it will pay off down the road.”

Top Seven Remodeling Don’ts


Setting an unrealistic budget It pays to set aside extra money for your remodeling projects. Surprises pop up, and you don’t want to revisit projects later because of sub-par work now. Plan on spending an extra 15 to 20 percent of the total project cost—just in case.

Set a realistic budget


Being too trendy You may want what’s “new and now” in your home but think about resale value. What’s trendy today won’t necessarily be in style five years down the road. Consider classic designs and styles and get advice from a designer.

Don’t forget the garage


Only focusing on the inside Don’t forget about curb appeal. The outside of your home is the first thing buyers will notice. Spruce up your yard, power wash your house and replace your siding to boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value. Consider installing vinyl

siding, which is energy efficient, deters termites and resists cracking and surface scratches.


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REMODELING from page 4A

Don’t skimp on problems you can’t see door is one of the best home repair projects when it comes to resale value, with an average of 95 percent of the cost recouped. When it comes to color, white is the most popular and will offer the best resale.

your wallet and low energy bills are also attractive to homebuyers.


Waiving Skimping on problems window you can’t see quality Now is the time to fix air leaks, Energy-efficient update insulation and check structural windows regulate the issues. According to Energy Star, sealing air temperature inside your leaks and adding insulation can provide home all year long, lowering up to a 10 percent savings on your energy utility bills. Install new replacebills. Projects that cut energy costs help ment windows to increase your


Some remodeling projects should be left to the professionals

Don’t forfeit window quality home’s resale value. A local home repair expert can come to your home for a free assessment to help determine the best options.


DIY all the time While you may want to tackle a DIY project, many remodeling projects should be left to the professionals. Safety and structural issues often come up when homeowners try to tackle in-depth projects themselves. Interview several contractors, reach out to their former clients and get advice from friends. Never settle on a contractor based solely on cost; get a feel for their work. Treston Dunn writes for Window World.

A Refreshing Take On Real Estate

Don’t just put your home on the market, give it the attention it deserves.

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Let’s Call A Design Truce... Gender Neutral Design BY GREG LANZA


One loves their favorite floral bedding, the other can’t let go of their black leather sofa. Creating spaces for a couple to embrace can be quite frustrating when both are passionate about their own specific style. There’s a level of conflict but with a little letting go, there’s always a solution. Better to compromise than to cause design conflict.

and a way to contrast with the item they sit on. Photography and drawings especially hung in random gallery style are welcomed by everyone and become a conversation wall.


Mid-century modern furniture promised a futuristic lifestyle that men react olor, shape and pattern pretty Muted florals in sienna or gray tones are well to. Their curvy silhouettes work with much dictate what’s masculine or also a great compromise. traditional and modernist architecture. feminine in design. Neutralizing Blue and the deepest navy work, Mixing soft and hard edge shapes allows a space and still make it exciting for both always. Cut it with plenty of white trim, both sexes to express their taste. Details sexes can pose a challenge. If you have highlight with fresh flowers and orchids like a ruffle on a muted gray, tan or brown an interior designer, fantastic. If not, with in white or even fuchsia or chartreuse. A throw or cushions can soften a gentlea curated look book, dream board and a few floral pillows and a crystal chandelier manly palette. Shape and texture work plan, design bliss can be achieved—just won’t upset. hand in hand, so this is the perfect place don’t bring home any surprises! Here are to get adventurous. Art and Accessories several ways to achieve gender neutral Large tropical foliage adds neutral A dramatic dark wall can camouflage design success. drama without being overly feminine and an imposing dark sofa if painted the same fussy. Flower arrangements should be Color and Pattern color. It can be made softer with framed kept in tight shape formation rather than Green has always been the go-to for art with extra-wide, white mat borders wispy and wild. avoiding gender stereotype. From olive and frames hanging above. A collection and hunter to lime and grass, green is ac- of curvy white or cream pottery can add a Theme cepted universally. Its position in nature feminine touch to shelves or tables. There’s also quirky, eclectic design that makes everything peaceful, inspiring and Landscapes and modern art appeal to take a higher level of skill to obtain the totally on-trend. Bring the outdoors in both sexes as does geometric, abstract right intention. Think Glam/Farmhouse with a bold green sofa balanced overhead patterns, and animal prints. Faux fur - mixing a blingy light fixture over a rustic with a series of flirty botanicals. Orange adds luxury and softness while making a farm table or Mission/Victorian—straight and rust, colors also found in nature, textured statement. Sisal, seagrass, jute line craftsman wood furniture with swirlwork well with the male-female mix. and Moroccan rugs make a workable ing florals and lush velvets. As trends and Bright floral patterns by Josef Frank lean foundation to build on. Throws and cultures blend more design fusions exist. towards whimsey rather than feminine. accent pillows are easy seasonal swaps There’s a lot of mixing to discover.


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Mix soft and hard edge shapes. On a past project, I had to blend her Tuscan dream with his passion for everything southwest. Because it was a townhouse, it was easier than having a home’s distinctive exterior style and interior architecture dictate the direction. Today rules of authentic design can be bent. Currently I am working in a classic American farmhouse with colorful art from important Puerto Rican and Cuban artists. Greg Lanza is the owner of Greg Lanza Design / Birch Hill Design (New York and Florida). Visit www.greglanzadesign.com for more information and inspiration.

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Backyarding Has A Purpose

Identify your backyard’s purpose, then build the yard of your dreams Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working and working out to relaxing and recreating—has a different purpose for each of us. Identifying your backyard’s role in your family’s health and happiness is the key to cultivating a purposeful outdoor space that is customized to your needs. “How do you a create a more purposeful outdoor space? First, you need to identify what type of ‘backyarder’ you are,” explained Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and the TurfMutt Foundation. “Then, you can get to work in your yard with that idea in mind.” Here are just a few of the backyarding personality types. Which one are you?


Your yard makes neighbors green with envy. You know how to maintain a healthy living landscape all year long, and you have the latest outdoor power equipment to make even big jobs easier. You put the right plant in the right place, so your green space is always thriving.

Outdoor athlete

Forget basement workouts—you have an outdoor gym and exercise space that makes the neighborhood running club want to pit stop at your house. Your yard is the ideal place to stay active and inspire others to work out, too.

Work From Home Pro

Your work from home means nature is your background, and there’s no lag on the living landscape. The birds, squirrels and, yes, the dog your co-workers see on conference calls are all real. All you need is strong wi-fi, your nicest sweatpants, and a jacket for chilly morning meetings, and you’re ready for work.

Nature Lover

You know that nature starts at your own back door, and understand pollinator support and plant choice. You prefer to spend your free time in the urban habitat of your living landscape, watching the birds, bats, butterflies and other wildlife that count on your yard for food and shelter.

Kid Zone Creator

You know the safest place for young kids is in your own backyard, and you work hard to create an outdoor fun zone they will never want to leave. A flat area of sturdy turfgrass to play sports and pitch a tent? Check. Treehouse? Check. Zipline 10A | DESIGN & DÉCOR • JUNE 15 - 21, 2022

strung safely between backyard trees? Check. An elevated garden where they can help grow family meals? Check. Natural playscapes, like a patch of sand bordered by rocks and log stump seating? Check. “Fun” is your middle name, and you are winning at this game.

Pet Pamperer

Your focus is on Fido – no one knows your yard better – and you take cues from your four-legged friends about how to purpose your backyard. You’ve planted appropriate turfgrass that can stand up to pet play, and you’ve used soft foliage to create a natural barricade between “off limits” areas and the rest of the lawn. Trees

and shrubs are strategically planted for shade, and you’ve even set up a shallow water feature to help your pup cool off on hot days. Planting with purpose for you means keeping toxic plants out of the picture. (For a complete list, visit ASPCA’s list of non-toxic and toxic plants.

Entertainer Extraordinaire

Your backyard was the neighbourhood hot spot long before the pandemic made that trend posh. Family milestones, birthdays, graduations, reunions, socially distanced BBQs – your yard is *the* place to gather. Your yard is set up for success with patio furniture, fire pit, yard games,

plenty of outdoor seating, string lights, and maybe even an outdoor kitchen.

Zen Master

Your yard provides you and your family a place to be still and de-stress. Whether it’s coffee in the morning or yoga in the afternoon, you know that spending time outside is good for your health and well-being, and thanks to your yard these benefits are only steps away. Sign up for Mutt Mail, a monthly e-newsletter with backyarding tips and all the news from the TurfMutt Foundation. To learn more about creating the yard of your dreams, visit TurfMutt.com —TurfMutt Foundation



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New Books In Design And Décor For some fresh concepts and inspiring project ideas, check out some of these new books on the shelves for home design, style and decor.

The New Design Rules

Whether you’re embarking on a weekend refresh or complete renovation, interior designer Emily Henderson wants you to take risks with your home design without experiencing regret. In this visually driven decorating bible punctuated with photographs from real homes and colorful illustrations, she takes you through her entire process, including every single decision she makes when it comes to picking paint, arranging furniture, hanging window treatments, and deciding on lighting fixtures. You’ll also learn when to hire a contractor versus an architect versus a handyperson, all the materials to consider (and why you might want to skip those marble countertops), proper measurements of the elements in each room, and so much more. By the end of the book, you’ll feel more confident when it comes to visualizing the home of your dreams, and you’ll finally know how to make it happen.

A Lovely Life

You might think that you need to make big changes to create a better life but it’s often the small, intentional, everyday decisions that shape our environment over time and bring sustained contentment and well-being. Savor the process. Melissa Michaels shows you how to cultivate a lovely life in each season: Spring—experience —experience renewal as you clean up and reimagine your spaces and learn to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. Summer—enjoy refreshment with a summer staycation, self-care nourishments and the delight of simple pleasures. Autumn—make room for reconnection when you decorate to reflect your family, style, and story; embrace gratitude; and adopt seasonal rhythms for body, mind and soul.

Home with Rue

No matter your location, your style, or your budget, beautiful design should be available to all. As a pioneer in the digital magazine industry, Rue has inspired thousands since establishing their business in 2010. Now Rue’s editorial director, Kelli Lamb, has created this incredible collection to carry their style and advice into book form. Home with Rue is a compendium of inspirational and accessible ideas to help anyone imagine, plan and create their ultimate living space. Written in the signature Rue voice and full of beautiful images of real homes lived in by real people, it features thoughtfully curated advice, how-to information, and resources. Each chapter focuses on a different space and explores a variety of complementary aesthetics. Woven throughout are expert insights, concise tips and tricks sharing why certain decorating methods work, and quotes from top designers on their creative processes and favorite details or memories of a space. 12A | DESIGN & DÉCOR • JUNE 15 - 21, 2022

The Life Eclectic

Featuring homes of the world’s most well-respected creatives, including Studio MacLean, Manfredi della Gherardesca and Martin Brudnizki, The Life Eclectic is a celebration of individuality, and embracing the joy that fluidity in taste can bring. How often have you leafed through an interiors book and wondered how you might be able to recreate the eclectic, joyful and chic style of famed designers, when your mis-match belongings seem to juxtapose in all the wrong ways? The Life Eclectic is an interiors book that through carefully selected case studies of homes from the U.S, Britain, Australia, France and Denmark, shows how highly regarded designers, artists, gallerists and writers curate their treasured (and varied) possessions to glorious effect.

Welcome to the Jungle

If you’re bored with the same old entry-level houseplants and long for something new, up your game with Enid Offolter. Called “the Houseplant Queen” by The New York Times, Offolter and her company, NSE Tropicals, are celebrities within the rare plant community, with legions of obsessed Instagram followers and plants that sell in heated auctions for thousands of dollars. In Welcome to the Jungle, Offolter shows you how to grow and propagate some of these exceptional botanicals on your own. From the king anthurium with its deeply pleated leaves to velvety Colombian beauties known to make collectors drop to their knees, to plants with hot-pink leaves, bizarre corkscrew-shaped flower spikes, lacy fenestration, and dramatic variegation, these amazing aroids (a family of plants known for its extravagant foliage) bring a lush, tropical aesthetic to your home that will make you the envy of all your plant-loving friends. If you’re ready to rise up to the next level, Welcome to the Jungle is full of tips, professional advice, behind-the-scenes stories from fellow plant collectors, and the inspiration you need to grow plants that make a statement.

At Home on the Water

The idea of a retreat—a place removed from one’s daily stressors, a secluded haven to be enjoyed by family—is more appealing than it has been in decades. But second homes are far from a novel concept. Families have built retreats since the late 1800s, when the well-to-do began to construct reprieves in coastal areas to escape the combustive atmosphere of city life. Homes on the water have been coveted and cherished for their particular restorative qualities. In an oceanside house, one can’t help but pause to contemplate the view. At Home on the Water by Jaci Conry offers a history of coastal living and features 12 homes on the water on both coasts and the gulf. This stunning title focuses on both the design of the homes and the way the homeowners live in them, embellished by interviews with homeowners, designers and architects. —Book descriptions courtesy of the respective publishers and Amazon. Compiled by Christy Hinko.


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Nestled in the brush on the shoreline of Lloyd Harbor stands Panfield, the magnificent estate of Bernadette Castro, heir to Castro Convertibles, as in modern-day furniture pioneers of the pull-out sofa. The company is still in existence today, with their relaunched product line of pull-out ottomans, sold online and through the Home Shopping Network (HSN). Castro became a sensation at the age of four as the company’s spokesmodel for demonstrating how easy the Castro Convertible sofa was to use.


astro, who served as commissioner of the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation from 1995 to 2006, has since redirected her successful talents of stewardship back to her Panfield estate. The Tudor revival/Jacobean designed estate totaled 299 acres when it was originally built for Albert Goodsell and Margery Robbins Milbank in 1915 by John

Mead Howells. Milbank was an attorney, a founder of the present-day Manhattan firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, with notable clients such as the Rockefeller family and the Chase Manhattan Bank. His wife was an artist, originally from Pennsylvania. In 1957, Salvatore Giordano, Sr., former CEO and executive chairman of Fedders Corporation, the home air conditioning pioneers, took ownership of the estate and

Photos clockwise: Panfield estate; The Blue Room; the library Photos courtesy of B. Castro

subdivided most of the property. In the late 1960s, Bernard Castro went house hunting with his daughter, her husband and their nine-month-old baby “in the country”. Castro said, “We could not afford a mortgage, and knew we wanted to get my parents involved in the purchase of a family home.” She remembers being in the real estate office and seeing her father’s interest pique when he spotted a photo of Panfield in the broker’s file drawer. “He asked, ‘What’s that?’ and I remember looking at my mother and thinking, ‘Uh-oh!’,” said Castro. My father never even went upstairs to see the rest of the house before making the offer to buy the estate,” said Castro. “We walked in

the front door of Panfield and he [Bernard] was in love; it reminded him of everything grand in Europe.” She does not recall ever seeing any other homes in the process of their house hunting. “Panfield might have been the first and only home we saw,” said Castro. The home was nearly empty except for a few pieces of furniture, left over from the Milbank and Giordano families. Bernard insisted that the sale of the house include all that remained inside the home and the remaining two acres of property. The Castros recovered some of acreage, which now totals more than five. “Milbank was an active Protestant,” said Castro. “Panfield reflects some of those characteristics.”


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Panfield boasts 25 rooms and more than 13 bathrooms. Every room has a stone or marble fireplace. The floors are glorious maple and many of the walls are oak-lined. “The foyer of Panfield is the wow factor of this home,” said Castro. And it is. Its symmetric, oak-lined walls stretch more than 30 feet and are adorned with hand-painted portraits of the Castro family and some of its descendants, all meticulously captured by Dutch painter Kenneth Van Rensselaer. She confesses she loves all of the rooms in the home, each has its own appeal and brings joy for different reasons. “The living room is most special because it’s where all of the grandkids hang out when they visit,” said Castro, mother of four and grandmother to eight. “Panfield is a grand ol’ girl with lots of good karma,” she said, adding “One of the best memories of the house has to be when my parents and my husband were alive and we’d have the big family Christmases.” And with such a generous size family, it’s easy to have no less than 24 people at the table without even trying. “Another of my favorite memories in this home is when Panfield played host to my daughter Terri’s wedding; it was beautiful,” gushes Castro. “And my everyday favorite thoughts of Panfield are as simple as the time I spend sitting in the library doing my morning prayers.” Since returning back from her 12-year assignment in state office, Castro has returned her focus to the preservation

and restoration of Panfield. “Panfield was patiently waiting for me to come home,” she said. “And I love historic preservation and architecture.” Despite its elegance, Castro confides that Panfield has been a regular home to her family, noting that many paper airplanes have been launched toward the chandeliers. “To me, Panfield is a family legacy,” said Castro. “I don’t know if any of my children would want to take over Panfield; they have different lives and love to travel. Young people today want to button things up and move on.” Panfield is her project of love right now, and especially noting the living room ceiling. “It reminds me of an Italian villa, aged and unperfect,” she said. “It speaks to me; I intentionally do not want to restore it.” Castro said her father was also a architectural purist and preservationist. Bernard built an indoor pool house onto one of the wings of the home. He left the exterior of the house intact. “If a purist comes along to buy this house one day and decides to restore it to its original elements, the home’s stucco exterior and windows are all still in place.” Castro said for now, she is content at Panfield and will continue with her preservation of the home and community. “I look at Panfield as doing my part” said Castro. “I have served the state through stewardship and now I am the steward of Panfield.”

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for deaf students. Apple’s CEO urged graduates to “lead with your values.” Favorite Quote: “What I mean is that you should make decisions, big and small, each and every day based on a deep understanding of who you are and what you believe. These are not static things, and you wouldn’t want them to be. You will learn more and grow more with each passing year as all of us do, but there are foundational values that are core to your personality and your character and these are the things you should choose to live by.” ....................




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will be attending 4 year institutions


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an annoying overactor. I persisted in annoying the world for decades, and the world relented, yo. I’m just me.” ....................

Ken Burns, University of Pennsylvania

Allyson Felix, University of Southern California

Fresh off his new series on Benjamin Franklin, Penn’s Joe Biden, founder, the award-winning University of Delaware documentary filmmaker urged Returning to his alma mater, graduates not to focus on Biden told students it’s “no time to amassing “Benjamins.” be on the sidelines” during what Favorite Quote: “We’ve nearly can “feel like a very dark moment broken this Republic of ours, Ken Jeong, in America,” referencing the mass but somehow you’ve got to Tulane University shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. fix it. You’re going to have to The actor and doctor, whose Favorite Quote: “Your generinitiate a new movement, a comedy and medical careers ation is the most generous, the new Union Army, that must be began in New Orleans, ruminated most tolerant, the least prejudiced, dedicated above all else — inon the difficulties of pursuing the best-educated generation this cluding your career and personal challenging paths and told gradnation has ever known. And that’s advancement—to the preservauates to “find your toughness, cul- a simple fact. And it’s your genertion of this country’s civic tivate your love for what you do, ation, more than anyone else, who ideals. You’ll have to learn, and and never will have to then regive up.” answer the teach the Favorite question, rest of us Quote: “I ‘Who are that equaldon’t define we?’ ‘What ity—real myself by my do we equality— job. I’m not stand for?’ is the halljust a doctor. ‘What do mark and I’m not just we believe?’ birthright a comedian. ‘Who will of all I’m not just we be?’” Americans.”


Hamdi Ulukaya, Northeastern University

Favorite Quote: “As we started to grow, we hired everyone that we could. I realized an hour away there was a community of refugees who were having a hard time finding jobs. I said, ‘Let’s hire them.’ I promise you that there is nothing more rewarding than showing up in the world for other people, no matter how hard it may be.” ....................

The most decorated track and field Olympian in history, Felix famously called out Nike for refusing to protect the salaries of sponsored athletes who are pregnant. Nike, along with several other athletic brands, reversed its policy. Favorite Quote: “Remember: Your voice has power. You have to use your voice, even if it shakes. There are times when you will ask for change, and there are times when you’ll create it. It’s important to live a life of purpose.” —BestColleges.com

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graduates will be attending 111 different colleges


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Congratulations To This Year’s Valedictorians And Salutatorians MEET THE VALS AND SALS OF THE CLASS OF 2022 Bethpage High School Valedictorian: Suchitha Channapatna Salutatorian: Ruchitha Channapatna

and David Zeng

Carle Place High School Valedictorian: Katerina Barilla Salutatorian: Harleigh Buck

Great Neck South High Valedictorian: Jansen Wong Salutatorian: Ross Williams

Chaminade High School Valedictorian: Charles Ambach Salutatorian: Nicholas Bifone

H. Frank Carey High School Valedictorian: Devin Casano Salutatorian: Emily Lavin

Division Avenue High School Valedictorian: Simar Parmar Salutatorian: Grace Lim

Henry Viscardi School Valedictorian: Nicole Carbone Salutatorian: Hunter Tobias

Elmont Memorial High School Valedictorian: Vivian Zhu Salutatorian: Malik Hyman

Herricks High School Valedictorian: Keneil Soni Salutatorian: Chloe Chang

Farmingdale High School Valedictorian: Kevin Piraino Salutatorian: Amanda Treulich

Hicksville High School Valedictorian: Sam Zhen Salutatorian: Sean Zhen

Floral Park Memorial High School Valedictorian: Gagandeep Kaur Salutatorian: Meaghan Kilcarr

Holy Trinity High School Valedictorian: not received Salutatorian: not received

Friends Academy Headmaster’s Commendation Award winners: Lucy Schoeffel and David Cooper-Boyce

Island Trees High School Valedictorian: Enayah Khan Salutatorian: Dylann Ries

Garden City High School Valedictorian: Emma Nagler Salutatorian: Aidan Wu

Jericho High School

General Douglas MacArthur High School Valedictorian: Summer Looney Salutatorian: Anna Conway Glen Cove High School Valedictorian: Teresa Melfi Salutatorian: Doris Serrano Great Neck North High Valedictorian: Sahar Tartak Salutatorians: Kevin Khadavi


Valedictorians: Rebecca Cho, Pranav Dendukuri, Matthew Ingber, Calire Ma, Janice Rateshwar, Mackenzie Setton,

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Congratulations To This Year’s

VAL/SAL from page 10C Jericho High School Cont’d Ethan Zhang , Evelyn Zhu Kellenberg High School Valedictorian: Megan Monaghan and Ryan Gerhart

New Hyde Park Memorial High School Valedictorian: Laurence Lai Salutatorian: Emma Ouyang North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Valedictorians: Ella Shusterman and Rachel Hanan Speaker: Jasmine Edalati

Locust Valley High School Valedictorian: Elizabeth Gresalfi Salutatorian: Nicole Berritto

North Shore High School Valedictorian: Kate Gilliam Salutatorian: Emma Nelson

Long Island Lutheran High School Valedictorian: not received Salutatorian: not received

Our Lady of Mercy Academy Valedictorian: Joelle de Poto Salutatorian: Molly Fitzgerald

Manhasset Senior High School Valedictorian: Dylan Wu Salutatorian: Evan Ginsburg

Oyster Bay High School Valedictorian: Kevin Biggiani Salutatorian: Bridget Zahradnik

Massapequa High School Valedictorian: Matt McAuley Salutatorian: Erin Goldrick

Paul D. Schreiber High School Valedictorian: Hannah Brooks Salutatorian: Brooke Garmisa and Kevin Taylor

Mineola High School Valedictorian: Alvin Tsai Salutatorian: Katherine Ahn

Plainedge High School Valedictorian: Alyssa Rosen Salutatorian: Belle Zheng

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Valedictorians And Salutatorians Plainview-Old Bethpage High School Valedictorian: Olivia Schmidt Salutatorian: Justine Choi

Syosset High School Valedictorian: Sabrina Chen Salutatorian: David Wang

Roslyn High School Valedictorian: Daniel Liu Salutatorian: Lindsay Fabricant

Waldorf School of Garden City Valedictorian: Yiren Zhang Salutatorian: Colin Li

Sacred Heart Academy Valedictorian: Angela Dattoma Salutatorian: Olivia Christel

Wantagh High School Valedictorian: Julianna Rose Salutatorian: Skyla Marchesi

Seaford High School Valedictorian: Jack Pidherney Salutatorian: Rayann Ramoutar

Westbury High School Valedictorian: Laiba Shahid Salutatorian: Debora Sorto

Sewanhaka High School Valedictorian: Farhaan Khan Salutatorian: Kira Sethi

Wheatley School Honor students: Winston Lee and Emme Resnick

St. Dominic High School Valedictorian: Thomas Waller Salutatorian: Jessica Anne Salvante Barayuga

W.T. Clarke Senior High School Valedictorian: Nicholas Espinosa Salutatorian: Katherene Qi

St. Mary’s High School Valedictorian: Alessandra Barlas Salutatorian: Matthew Warner

Editor’s note: Schools which are missing names or images were not received by press time. Efforts to print those will be made in a following local edition.

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Founding Dean Receives Honorary Degree


he Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell celebrated its eighth commencement ceremony on May 9. The event took place at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. Taking the next giant step in realizing their dreams, 98 graduates from the Class of 2022 became the nation’s newest doctors and scientists to join the field of medicine; however, they were not the only ones with degrees in hand. To his surprise and delight, founding dean Lawrence G. Smith, MD, MACP, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the institution he helped establish. The distinct honor was presented by Hofstra University Board of Trustees Chair Donald M. Schaeffer and conferred by Hofstra University President Susan Poser. “Dr. Smith has brought creativity, insight and humanity to the practice of medicine and to medical education,” said Poser. “He has always believed medicine must be practiced with a deep understanding of the patients and community being served. These values define the Zucker School and its ground-breaking curriculum.” Launched in 2008 through a unique partnership between Hofstra University and Northwell Health (then known as North Shore-LIJ Health System), the Zucker School of Medicine was the first new allopathic medical school in New York in more than 35 years. “When we were asked to build a new medical school, we said it would not be like the older medical schools; it will be all about learning, not teaching,” recalled Smith, noting the school’s unique learning environment and patient-centered approach to medical education. “We integrated physiology, anatomy, basic science, and clinical medicine. Our students see real patients and have gained their confidence because you can’t be a doctor if patients don’t trust you.” In addition to his role as dean, Smith served as Northwell Health’s chief medical officer from 2006 to 2011 before assuming the role of physician-in-chief until December 2021. During his tenure, the founding dean led the institution through significant milestones and achievements, including full accreditation from the Liaison Commission on Medical Education (LCME) in 2015. Under Smith’s leadership, the Zucker School also focused on diversity and community service. A student-run clinic in Queens provides quality healthcare in one of the most

Ashley Barlev, MD, PhD, from New Hyde Park is conferred.

diverse urban areas in the nation, and the school’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program provides an educational pathway for students from underrepresented groups to pursue health care careers. Smith will become dean emeritus upon his retirement at the end of this year. He will be succeeded by Dr. David Battinelli, MD, who is vice dean of the Zucker School of Medicine. The commencement ceremony was presided by Poser, Smith and Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. With newly conferred degrees in hand, the emboldened graduates from the Class of 2022 are up to fulfilling the school’s mission to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.

Eight additional students from the Class of 2022 were conferred with dual degrees. Six graduates received their MD/ PhD, including New Hyde Park resident Ashley Barlev, MD, PhD. Barlev, who will begin her residency in pathology and laboratory medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania this summer, is proudly following in her family’s footsteps. “My father and sister are physicians. They were part of my inspiration for pursuing medicine.” An ambitious and diverse group, the Class of 2022 consists of 46 women, 52 men, 10 first-generation individuals and 19 students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM). —Hofstra University

Plaza College School Of Nursing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Plaza College introduced its School of Nursing to the Queens community with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 6, a day also nationally celebrated as “Nurses Day”. Elected leaders and school officials gathered with the college’s first cohort of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for tours of the Center for Healthcare Simulation and presentations by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Helen Arteaga Landaverde, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst. “It is not every day that we cut the ribbon on a new initiative, one as significant as this, and it began in 1916 with our founders with a vision for bringing career preparation to communities, particularly to women, during the onset of American involvement in World War I and 106 years later, we have become quite a bit more complicated and sophisticated,” Plaza College Provost Charles Callahan IV said. “I think our founders would agree that we’re on the right track.” Nursing is Plaza’s fourth baccalaureate degree program. The 16-month program is designed as an upper-division program whereby students will apply 60 previously earned credits to 60 core nursing credits to complete the degree. It’s the first nursing program of its kind to be introduced in Queens in decades. “It’s great that students in Queens no


Plaza Nursing longer have to travel to other boroughs for a program like this. It is now in our backyard. This is more than just about simply a ribbon-cutting; it’s about upward mobility, you know, the jobs of the future, giving our communities, communities of color and an opportunity a pathway into the middle class,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards. “And that’s what you’re preparing. That’s what Plaza College is doing today.” Richards also touted the diversity of the cohort of students as a true representation of the borough, which is the most diverse county in the world. As the students complete their studies and prepare to enter the workforce, this is especially significant for the local

healthcare organizations with which Plaza partners for clinical rotations and future workforce placement for graduates. Those partners include a number of specialized children’s and psychiatric hospitals, long term care and nursing organizations and major medical centers, including Elmhurst Hospital. “These individuals sitting right next to me, they decided to be courageous and give their time and passion and tears and sweat because those nursing books are hard and they decided I’m going to be courageous and I’m going to give back and have an impact,” Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst said. —Plaza College

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The Friends Academy Class of 2022 is headed to...

The American School of Paris American University of Rome Babson College Belmont University Binghamton University Boston College Boston University University of British Columbia California Institute of Technology University of California Santa Cruz University of Chicago Clemson University University of Colorado Boulder Cornell University

Dartmouth College Davidson College University of Delaware Denison University Elon University Emory University Florida Atlantic University Fordham University The George Washington University Hamilton College Howard University Lehigh University, Marquette University University of Miami

Michigan State University University of Michigan The New School New York University Northeastern University in London Northwestern University University of Notre Dame Pennsylvania State University University of Pennsylvania Purdue University The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama University of Southern California Southern Methodist University University of St. Andrews

Stonybrook University SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry SUNY at Plattsburgh University of Richmond Syracuse University Tulane University Villanova University University of Virginia Virginia Institute of Technology Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University Williams College Yale University

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This waterfront property, halfway to the Hamptons at 14 The Boulevard in Sea Cliff, sold on May 18 for $2,775,000. This exceptional beach house offers light and airy living space featuring an impressive open layout with soaring ceilings and tall glass doors leading to an expansive deck, sparkling pool and private sandy beach. The primary suite features a luxury stone bath with steam shower and soaking tub, walk-in closets and private balcony overlooking Hempstead Harbor. There are three additional bedrooms and three bathrooms. The basement is recently finished. The one-car garage is attached. Sunsets, sailing, paddle-boarding and kayaking are yours to enjoy steps away from your back door. Experience the magic of the quaint Village of Sea Cliff with its restaurants, shops and museum. Just 25 miles to Manhattan, this home is part of award-winning North Shore School District and comes with mooring rights. This updated and lovingly maintained spacious and sprawling three bedroom ranch located at 386A Glen Cove Ave., in Sea Cliff, in a cloistered location on the Gold Coast of Long Island sold on May 28 for $785,000. This beautiful home features the convenience of single floor living, natural sunlight and spacious rooms throughout. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Located within the North Shore school district and minutes away from transportation, shopping and the tranquil Tappan Beach. Gas is available on street.

Leapin’ Lizards

urking in my chopped wood pile, on my cool concrete landing and in the ivy canopy of my backyard in New Hyde Park are dozens of little lizards, Italian wall lizards to be exact. The experience catches me off guard each spring when they emerge. Here’s a little backstory about these miniature Meditteranean monsters from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Also known as the ruin lizard, the Italian wall lizard is not native to New York. Originally from the Mediterranean area, it was introduced around 1967 in the Town of Hempstead, most likely the result of an accidental escape from a captive population believed to be from Rome, Italy. It adapted well to urban and suburban settings, and is now permanently established on western Long Island and in isolated pockets in New York City as far north as the Bronx. Italian wall lizards are active in New York from April to October. Their diet consists primarily of insects. During the winter months they become inactive and have little freeze tolerance. As such, they are not likely to spread much further north. Breeding takes place during the spring and summer. House cats and some species of birds are believed to be their main predators. While adult Italian wall lizards are highly variable in color and pattern, they are generally tan with green on the head, neck, and most of the upper body. Younger lizards are duller with no green and have distinct dorsal stripes. In addition, their underside is white and they may have various dark markings on the body. Males are larger than females.

Escape Artists

Lizards have a unique way of escaping capture—their tails break off when grasped by potential predators such as snakes, birds, mammals and even other lizards. Muscles within an unattached tail then cause it to twitch for several minutes, hopefully distracting a predator’s attention long enough to allow the lizard to escape. The tail will regenerate, but it will not obtain the length or color of the original tail. Although natural range expansion associated with an invasive species undoubtedly helped the dispersal of the Italian wall lizard, deliberate relocation of individuals from the core population is likely responsible for their rapid spread in the last 10 years. Release of these lizards, or any wildlife, is illegal without a permit. While often well-intentioned, such releases can introduce diseases to native wildlife populations and upset natural predator-prey relationships that have evolved over millennia. —Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Christy Hinko

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to hold elections when people tend to come out to vote.” Another major issue that was discussed at the press conference was the peculiar timing of this proposal—it was not brought up until very recently, when the legislative session was coming to a close. “To try to pass this at the last minute, when the legislature will adjourn next week, is wrong,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said. This delicate point seems to bring in some flexibility from the Democrats that have proposed this bill. The idea of tabling this matter until next January has been discussed. Many agreed they do not want to push things in an untimely manner and are willing to make this concession to ensure that this has the public support they feel it deserves.

“So I don’t want to do it in a way that people feel that it was inappropriate or that it’s not fair,” Jacobs said. “I want it to be fair, but it is the right thing to do,” he explained, still supporting this election move. “If you believe in democracy, which means you want more people to vote, rather than less people to vote, it’s as simple as that.” Though Jacobs had pushed for the passage of the bill, it failed to come out of the Senate and Assembly’s Elections Committees for a floor vote in the final rush to complete the legislative session. The issue is tense on both sides of the aisle, with both parties believing that they are right in this manner. In the Senate, Kevin Thomas of Levittown was a co-sponsor. The primary sponsor was James Skoufis of the Mid-Hudson region. Main Assembly sponsors included Judy Griffin (D–Rockville Centre) and Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).


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GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Because you’re well-aware that knowledge is not wisdom, people sounding certain in their recitation of dogma will have no influence on your decision making this week. You will, however, make very wise choices based on your many experiences in a particular arena.

Solution: 15 Letters

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Traditional thinking suggests, before anyone can show the way, one must know where they’d like to go. However, an excellent guide can provide both the route and the destination. You’ll meet such a person this week. Trust is key in this relationship. It will be wise to put your guide to the test before you embark.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People tell you who they are in dozens of ways at once, which might be confusing or overwhelming for someone less experienced, but not for you. You’re excellent at reading people, a skill that will continue to serve you well this week. You’ll enjoy meeting new people while navigating to a viable new situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those claiming to have a “great opportunity for you” maybe see you as a great opportunity for them. The best opportunities are open to only those who recognize them. You’re such a person, looking out for qualities and conditions not obvious to all. You’ll see them coming together like gathering clouds, and then act. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your beliefs, which are based on the best information you have in a given moment, will inevitably change as the world does. There’s no shame in this. Values, on the other hand, withstand the tests of time. Love, tenderness, beauty, harmony and teamwork are values represented in your week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sometimes you seek spoilers because the tension of not knowing is too much. An experience can still be surprising even when you have a rough idea where it’s going. So do what you must to make yourself comfortable. Attaining the right amount of knowledge going into a situation can be a form of self-care. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you’re looking for a way to prove your brightness to yourself, try this one: Find something in the boring minutiae to be curious about. Anyone can be interested in the obvious amusements and headlines, but it takes an especially bright mind to be interested in what seems to most to be inherently dull. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll pitch your ideas. Some get it. Others are puzzled or amused. Don’t worry too much. All ideas start as inconceivable. Most good ones are considered in their infancy to be laughable and ridiculous. Surround yourself with minds you admire. If you can’t find them in person, then you can in books. Keep going.


An increased awareness of your spiritual nature is your cosmic birthday gift, along with a feeling of peace and radiant calm that makes all around you feel safe and secure. Your business, attention and help will be in high demand this year. You’ll find a way to support many at once. Other highlights include: a spending spree of extremely useful items that help you make more money, traveling for love and an unlikely pairing that successfully extends the reach of both parties. COPYRIGHT 2022 CREATORS.COM


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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Things will have a way of escalating if that’s what will get your attention. So, to prevent the drama, pay attention to small things. Fix the problem while it’s small. And when others need you, though it’s not a problem, it’s also something better to tend to when the need is still reasonably small.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People need one another; it’s true. And it’s just as true that there are limits to interdependence, past which a relationship becomes an unhealthy tie better described as co-dependent. The question will pop up: Is one person leaning too hard on the other? See what happens when one walks away; there’s the answer.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You might be surprised at how incurious the world can be and how often interesting people go ignored. It will be a theme of the week. It will take some daring but go ahead and ask the question on your mind. You will be well-received. When all is said and done, people long to be recognized.


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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unrealistic expectations are often the cause of disappointment, and sometimes the cause of marked improvements and magical transformations. It’s too early to tell what’s going to happen. Keep dreaming the impossible dream. It just might be what everyone needs.

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Bidding quiz You are South, and the bidding has gone: North East South West 1♦ Pass 1♠ Pass 2 NT Pass ? What would you bid now with each of the following four hands? 1. ♠ AQ95 ♥ AQ7 ♦ K4 ♣ 9843 2. ♠ Q983 ♥ J2 ♦ Q5 ♣ J9643 3. ♠ KQ1064 ♥ Q97 ♦ 5 ♣ AQ62 4. ♠ KQ854 ♥ AQJ72 ♦ J4 ♣ 8 ***

1. Six notrump. Bidding is a highly specialized language where partners agree in advance that certain bids in certain circumstances have certain specific meanings. The vocabulary of bidding is very limited — the four suits, the numbers one through seven, the words “notrump,” “double,” “redouble” and “pass” — and yet, proper use of these fifteen terms can perform wonders. In the present case, partner has shown a balanced hand of 18 or 19 points for his two-notrump bid. He presumably wouldn’t have jumped to two notrump with less, because he knows that your one-spade response might have been based on only six points. Added to your 15 points, this gives your side the requisite 33 points needed to make six notrump a very sound contract. 2. Pass. You are not required to

continue bidding over two notrump, so the safest thing to do is pass. It could be that a partscore in clubs is a safer contract, but partner can’t pass if you bid three clubs, leaving two notrump as the only realistic alternative. 3. Three clubs. Slam is certainly a possibility, but the best slam is apt to lie in a suit rather than in notrump. Three clubs allows for partner to show three-card spade support, if he has it, or to raise clubs if he has four cards in that suit. If he does support one of your suits, you can try for slam by bidding four notrump (Blackwood) next. If partner bids three notrump over three clubs, indicating lack of interest in either of your suits, you should pass. 4. Three hearts. Here, too, there is a strong possibility of slam, but first you should find out if partner can freely support either of your suits. If he does by now bidding three spades or four hearts, you should check for aces via Blackwood next. If partner retreats to three notrump over three hearts, you can try for slam by leaping to five hearts (invitational to six) at your next turn. Partner should pass five hearts with something like ♠ Jx ♥ Kxx ♦ AKQx ♣ KQxx, but should carry on to six with ♠ J10 ♥ Kxx ♦AKxx ♣AKxx.

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assau County Museum of Art (NCMA) currently showcases artists from around the world in its exhibit titled “Impressionism: A World View.” The display focuses on the beloved art movement of impressionism. The art style is characterized by its visible brush strokes with bold, unmixed colors. The movement began in 19th century France with artists like Monet, Manet, Degas, Pissaro and Renoir. Impressionism was originally met with harsh criticism, as audiences believed that the visible lines made the work look unfinished and incomplete, but it is now a beloved and appreciated art form. While impressionism began to generate its audience, the movement began to spread to other areas internationally. Because of its origins, many impressionist exhibitions focus mainly on France and surrounding countries. However, the NCMA has provided its patrons with impressionist painters from around the world. While there are French artists displayed–notably Degas, Renoir, Pissaro and Cézanne–there are also artists from areas that are not usually renowned for their impressionism, like Vietnam, Hungary and England. “This exhibition, as noted by the title, is ‘Impressionism: A World View,’” explained NCMA’s Director of Education Laura Lynch. “The idea is that impressionism moved around the world. There were artists that came to Paris and met other artists. They were influenced, inspired by the French artists like Renoir, Monet and Degas. They got to experience the style of impressionism, and would go home to their countries of origin and paint in that style… That is what is on view.” While the exhibition pays homage to international artists and landscapes, it also pays attention to local scenery as well. One of the galleries is dedicated to paintings depicting Long Island landscapes. This aspect of the exhibit, once again, shares a different story about impressionism. “There were many artists out East,” explains Lynch, “who had travelled to Paris and met all the other impressionist artists. And just like any other new style… they got inspired and started their own schools on the island.”

The gallery at Nassau County Museum of Arts. “The Painters of Peconic” displays the beautiful scenery of the North Fork, allowing patrons to look at a familiar environment through a new lens. Another departure from the status quo is the museum’s attention to contemporary impressionism. After moving through the museum’s galleries on the first floor, the second floor of the museum hosts contemporary artwork that has similar qualities and traits to traditional impressionist artwork. These works were chosen for the exhibit because of traits including light, brushstroke and color. “We feel like they are extending, or continuing, in the tradition of impressionism and the movement,” said Lynch. “It was important for us to show the impact

Art by Alfred Sisley.

of impressionism and the enduring power of impressionism–in the sense that artists now are still absorbed and focused on how to manipulate light and color and atmosphere.” All of these elements create a beautiful and well-rounded exhibit. Through this unique lens of impressionism, visitors have the opportunity to see both traditional French artists alongside international and contemporary artists. Additionally, patrons have the opportunity to see Long Island in a new light. Because the NCMA has proven to be an important resource to provide outdoor space to its visitors–especially during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic–it’s appropriate that there is an exhibition on

Art by Childe Hassam.

impressionism, an artform that values capturing the beauty of nature. After the invention of the camera in the 19th century, artists felt less concerned with capturing their subjects exactly as is, and instead they focused on capturing fleeting moments in time. With this intention shift, artists became much more occupied with capturing moments in nature, aiming to capture shifts in lighting. “There is a conversation between the work on our walls and the nature on our grounds,” said Lynch. With so many beautiful landscapes on the walls of the museum, it’s hard to ignore the beauty of the nature surrounding the castle. Alongside “Impressionism: A World View,” the NCMA has launched a new format for viewing their exhibits. Beginning with the current display, the museum has introduced QR codes next to text descriptions that will provide both a Spanish and Mandarin translation. This is an initiative that will continue to be provided moving forward. The translated tour is just one way that the museum hopes to welcome visitors of diverse backgrounds and create a more accessible space for non-English speakers. “A goaled mission of the museum,” said Lynch, “is to make the museum a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities.” As an essential part of the community, it is important for the museum to serve all visitors that enter their grounds. In addition to the exhibit and resources above, the museum provides numerous classes and programs to its visitors. These programs are available to the public and can be found on the museum’s website, https://nassaumuseum.org/ . For anyone interested in learning more about the exhibit, the museum offers “Impressionism–A Guide to Looking” on their website with more information.

Art by Jacques Martin-Ferriéres. (Photos by Hannah Devlin)

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The Friends of the Library thanks the 250 attendees of our 53rd Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon on May 13—and dozens more viewing on Zoom. The event featured Lidia Bastianich, chef, Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, memoirist, and restaurateur, in conversation with Susan Isaacs, Port’s own best-selling novelist. We salute our generous sponsors for their community spirit and support for the library! Photo: Rob Salzbank

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Boys Varsity Lacrosse

Schreiber’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team Defeats Syosset 9-8 for the Class A Nassau County Championship Schreiber’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse team.

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Senior Henry Haberman wins the 2022 James C. Metzger Lacrosse Leadership Award.

The team celebrates their win! (Photos from the Port Washington Public School District)

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Town Officials Celebrate Library Hosts A Pride Month Film Screening Grand Opening of and Discussion Oh My Goodness


orth Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and Council Member Mariann Dalimonte recently attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Oh My Goodness in Port Washington. The Town officials presented a certificate of recognition to celebrate the new business.

Oh My Goodness is a youth wellness center that aims to provide children with the knowledge and tools they need to live a wholesome and well-balanced life. They also have an additional location in Garden City. —Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead

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PORT WASHINGTON L EGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Mika Mooney Law, PLLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/22. Location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Oakland Dr. Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: Law. 6-29-22-15-8-1; 5-25-20226T-#233133-PORT L EGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of GOLD COAST COOKIE COMPANY, LLC. Arts of Org files with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/1/21. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 31 Sands Point Road, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful act. 6-29-22-15-8-1; 5-25-20226T-#233141-PORT L EGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT Board of Education Port Washington Union Free School District 100 Campus Drive Port Washington, NY 11050

Sealed proposals marked on the outside “Musical Instrument Repair RFP” for the following will be received by the Board of Education, Port Washington Union Free School District, Administrative Annex, 90 Avenue C, Port Washington, New York, 11050, until 10:00 am Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at which time the proposals will be publicly. MU SICAL INSTRU MENT REPAIR FOR PORT WASH INGTON PU BL IC SCH OOL S FOR TH E 2022-23 SCH OOL Y EAR The specifications and the contract documents may be secured on or after Thursday, June 16, 2022, from the Office of the Board of Education, 100 Campus Drive, Port Washington, New York 11050. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject or to accept any or all Request for Proposal, which in the opinion of the Board will be in the best interest of the School District. Board of Education Port Washington Union Free School District By: Elaine Fenick District Clerk 6-15-22 1T# 233404 PORT

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The Port Washington Public Library welcomes filmmaker Isabel del Rosal for a public screening and discussion of her new film, Walk with Me, as the library continues to celebrate Pride Month throughout June. Isabel del Rosal is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and Walk With Me (2021, 112 min.) is her debut feature film. The film follows Amber (Devin Dunne Cannon) as she is forced to start over at the age of 30 with a young daughter, after building up the courage to leave her husband and the only life she has ever known. As she struggles, she meets Logan (Bridget Barkan), a free-spirited musician who lends an ear to Amber’s situation. What starts out as a close friendship quickly evolves into an unexpected romance. Walk With Me explores what it means to be a woman, a mother, a daughter and a lover—how we embrace and reject who we are, and how we eventually learn to stand tall in our own shoes.

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Board of Appeals Village of Baxter Estates NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Board of Appeals of the Village of Baxter Estates will hold a Public Hearing on June 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Office, 315 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, for: 1. Application of JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, as Tenant, and EWS Realty/Mark Schlossberg, as owner of premises at 115 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, Section 5, Block D, Lot 938 on Nassau County Land and Tax Map, for variance from §17560 (B.).1.(c.) of the Code of the Village of Baxter Estates, to permit a wall sign with a height above ground level, including logo and letters, of 18’ 3.75”, where maximum permitted height is 15’. The application and plans are on file in the Village Office, 315 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, and may be examined during business hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-4PM, Fridays 9AM3PM. All interested parties may attend at the aforementioned time and place or send written communication to the Village Office to be heard. Any individual requiring special assistance to attend should notify Village Clerk-Treasurer Meghan Kelly at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

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Walk With Me has screened at 20 festivals worldwide, with more to come. It has won the Spirit Award and Best Actor at Brooklyn Film Festival, Best Emerging Director at Manhattan Film Festival, Best LGBTQ Film at Lady Filmmakers, Best Female Composer at Toronto Int’l Women’s Film Festival, Best Feature at New York Int’l Women’s Film Festival amongst many other awards and nominations. Walk With Me is one of two sponsored films at this year’s BFI Flare in London and is an official Pride film at organizations all over the US. After the screening, filmmaker Isabel del Rosal will take questions from the audience and discuss the making of the film. This free event is co-sponsored by Be the Rainbow, an LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and visibility organization based in Port Washington. —Submitted by the Port Washington Public Library

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FunDay Monday Returns To North Hempstead Beach Park this Summer

own of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board have announced the schedule for the 2022 FunDay Monday season. This popular, FREE senior program, held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, takes place every Monday from July 11 to Aug. 22. “FunDay Monday is one of the Town’s most popular programs for our senior residents, and we are excited to again be hosting a full slate of events throughout the summer at North Hempstead Beach Park,” Supervisor DeSena said. “FunDay Monday has become a summer staple in many of our residents lives and the Town is happy to once again host these weekly events filled with games, exercise, and rousing performances.” Organized and hosted by the Town’s Department of Community Services, FunDay Monday offers hundreds of seniors from across the Town the opportunity to gather for games, music, dancing, entertainment, and exercise. The program’s most widely attended events are the Health Fair, which will take place this year on July 25 and HomeTown USA scheduled for Aug. 22, which honors

our nation’s Armed Forces and veterans. The 2022 FunDay Monday Summer Event Schedule: July 11: Stan & Edi will charm you with their singing. July 18: The Vic Vincent Band will rock the beach. July 25: Senior Health, Education and

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Aug. 1: Viva Las Vegas! This Vegas themed FunDay Monday will include a performance by an Elvis and Frank Sinatra Tribute. Aug. 8: Marty and the “G” Men will show off their vocal talents with music from the 50s and 60s. Aug.15: Beat-A-Likes - a Beatles Tribute will take North Hempstead Beach Park by storm! Aug. 22: HomeTown USA: An exciting celebration of American traditions with crafts, hobbies, demos, musical performances, a classic car show and a special Salute to the Armed Forces. Enjoy performances by the Quatrain Barbershop Quartet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Bud & Linda from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the National Circus Project. FunDay Mondays will also have plenty of fun activities throughout the day including fitness classes, games, arts & crafts, beach walks and more! FREE bus transportation is available from various points throughout the Town. For further information, or for a pick-up location near you, please call 311 or 516-869-6311. —Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead

Legislation Passed To Support Long Island Ratepayers Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti (D-Port Washington) announced that she helped pass legislation to require Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) service providers to reimburse residential and commercial customers for spoiled food or medication caused by a power outage that lasts for 72 hours or more (A.6428-C). “Long Islanders are all too familiar with the damage caused by extreme weather as several recent storms have left thousands

of residents without power for days,” said Sillitti. “During these prolonged outages, families and businesses owners often have to dispose of spoiled food and medicine, adding to the costs of recovery. By requiring service providers to support their customers during outages, we can help ensure that all of our families are able to fully recover after the storm settles.” The bill, which passed in both legislative houses, mirrors a 2021 law that required

utilities regulated by the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to offer similar reimbursements. Recent tropical storms like Isaias in 2020 and Henri in 2021 caused significant damage and outages, and it’s critical to take steps before this year’s hurricane system to ensure Long Island families are better protected, noted Sillitti. —Submitted by the office of Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti

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Town’s Landscaping Law Prohibiting Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board are reminding residents and landscaping companies that the Town’s landscaping regulations are now back in effect as of June 15. The regulations are aimed at reducing noise and air pollution caused by gas-powered leaf blowers. Under the regulations, commercial landscapers are

prohibited from using gas-powered leaf blowers from June 15 to September 15 every year. Commercial landscaping is permitted between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and no operation on Sundays and holidays. These restrictions may be suspended during emergencies.

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