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According to the Amputee Coalition of America, there will be 3.6 million people living with some type of limb amputation by the year 2050. In order to bring awareness to this issue, the Amputee Coalition of America has designated the month of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. For Massapequa’s Dan Bastian, limb loss awareness is on the mind year-round. As a certified prosthetist and co-owner of Progressive Orthotics and Prosthetics,

Firefighters learn lifesaving techniques SPORTS: Is tackle football altering teens behavior?

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Bastian has helped give patients a new outlook on life—especially for those whose life suddenly takes an unexpected turn. “The only limitations you’ll have [as an amputee] is what you put on yourself,” said Bastian. “If you want to do something, you’ll be able to do it.” As an amputee himself, Bastian understands what his patients go through when they walk through the Albertson facility’s door. At only 15 years old, Bastian was diagnosed

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Not letting his disability get in his way of being active, Massapequa’s Dan Bastian dives into a swimming pool.



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Pennies Make Change

Madaline Kaiser, Anthony DiDomenico and Livia Mulhearn met an African ball python snake during a reptile presentation.


eaford Middle School raised more than $1,800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients program. The annual collection drive, organized by the National Junior Honor Society under the direction of adviser MaryLou Christenson (third from left), ran for three weeks. Students brought loose change and dollar bills to school every day. “You can save a life with every penny you donate,” said sixth-grader Gabriella Doris, who gave in memory of a relative who battled leukemia.

An Animal Adventure At Lockhart There were some “oohs,” “aahs” and even a few “ewws” as second-graders at Lockhart Elementary School in the Massapequa School District got an up-close look at reptiles. Dennis Fleury, director of the Tackapausha Museum, brought several creatures to the school including a skink, a bearded dragon, a hog-nosed snake and an African ball python snake. Students touched the reptiles

and learned about critters that are indigenous to Long Island. Second-grade teacher Meredith O’Pasek said that the presentation served as an introduction to the animal unit in science. Throughout the spring, students will study different types of animals and their characteristics. —Submitted by the Massapequa School District

Bonding Over Books Fourth-graders recently served as reading role models for kindergartners at McKenna Elementary School in the Massapequa School District. Students in Christine Cardone’s class read to their younger peers in Gina Ring’s room for their Books are Golden celebration. Each kindergartner chose a book from the classroom library for their fourth-grade buddy to read. Selections included classics like The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears to more modern books from the How Do Dinosaurs? series. After reading together, each student


he animals of the Central Park Zoo could be found roaming the Seaford Middle School stage recently as the Drama Club presented Madagascar Junior. A cast of 34 student actors portrayed lions, penguins, zebras and more during the two evening shows. Lead performers included Raelyn Luft as Gloria the Hippo, Skylar Monroe as King Julien, Brendan Murphy as Alex the Lion, James Price as Marty the Zebra, Hailey Salce as Skipper the Penguin and Faith Schaefer as Melman the Giraffe. “I liked being able to get on stage and perform for everyone and show all of the hard work that we put in,” Luft said. The play was based upon the 2005 DreamWorks animated film, Madagascar, which Murphy said he has seen “at least 40 times.” That knowledge of the movie helped him in developing his character. The high-energy show featured choreographed dances and even a few gymnastics tricks to catchy musical numbers like “Steak,” “Wild and Free” and “I Like to Move It.” Madagascar Junior was directed by English teacher Susan Steinberg with music department Chairwoman Barbara Sherwin serving as assistant director.

filled out a sheet with the name of the books, the author and his or her favorite part of the story. The buddies then worked together on a craft. Cardone explained that her fourth-graders helped the kindergartners with their literacy skills such as word pronunciation and reading comprehension. “The fourth-graders are positive role models for the kindergartners,” Ring added. “They see them reading, and then they want to learn how to read even more.” —Massapequa School District

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Serving The Community With Tech BY DAN QUIÑONES


t did not take Michele Lipson long to feel comfortable taking over as the new library director at the Plainedge Public Library. Lipson has been the library director since August, and says she has felt comfortable since the first day she stepped foot inside. “The board made me feel comfortable,” Lipson said. “I knew that they had the best interests of this community at heart.” Lipson, who grew up in Great Neck, has been involved in libraries since 1987. After being in Roslyn for 23 years, she felt it was time to do more. “I had a larger vision,” Lipson said. “I loved being a librarian, but I knew I could make a difference being a director. Being a librarian is

Michele Lipson the best job ever, but I knew that there was more. I needed to go further.” When Lipson got her start in libraries, she was in the children’s room, which meant she was always dealing with books and story hours. She did not plan on having a longterm career as a librarian, but the advances in technology changed her plans. The introduction of computers to libraries in the 1980s changed the way people

viewed them. Libraries used to be all about books, but with the addition of new technology, there are now a number of different reasons to utilize them. Lipson, who was the computer services librarian in Roslyn, said the library staff has been doing a lot of training in terms of technology, so they will be able to train the public. “We’re teachers now. There is no doubt about that,” said Lipson, adding that library staff recently helped someone who didn’t have a computer or access to one, and had to renew his passport. “People come to the library, they trust libraries and we help them. Where else was he going to go that someone was going to sit with him and walk him through these steps?” Although the way things are done in a library has changed with technology, Lipson

Michele Lipson at a solar eclipse event at the library. said it has not changed what libraries are all about: namely, education, whether that is education from reading paper books, eBooks or listening to an audiobook. The Plainedge library offers a variety of things that pertain to everyone in the community, with events that range from exercise classes to craft programs for all ages. Lipson’s vision as library director is to ensure the Plainedge library offers what

the community is looking for. “We are here to serve the community always,” Lipson said. “We’re open to hearing suggestions. Every public library should be what the community wants, which is why every public library is a little bit different. Because every community is a little bit different. We’d like to provide what Plainedge needs. That’s what I would like to see: for the community to take ownership and give feedback.”

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Old Westbury Gardens Launches World War I Exhibit


ong Islanders will see something a little different the next time they visit the Old Westbury Gardens and Westbury House. The area destination is launching a World War I exhibit to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the end of the war. Between April and November, guests will be able to enjoy a diverse selection of revolving exhibits, events, lectures, gardens and guided tours exploring Long Island’s role in WWI. “We’re thrilled to be able to share rare archival material with the public for the first time through the launch of a compelling WWI exhibit that tells the story of duty and sacrifice of Long Islanders who

participated in the war,” said Nancy Costopulos, Old Westbury Gardens CEO. “We’ve also partnered with the National World War I Museum and Memorial to present an exciting lineup of diverse activities exploring this period in our nation’s history.” The WWI exhibit will feature photographs, letters and a variety of historic artifacts showcasing the loyalty, service and sacrifice of Long Island families who participated in the war effort. In addition to sharing material from Old Westbury Gardens’ extensive archives, Old Westbury Gardens is also inviting Long Islanders to share personal artifacts and stories from family members who participated in WWI. In addition to the exhibit, Old Westbury Gardens will also be hosting a World War I reenactment and gymkhana garden faire on the weekend of June 23 and 24. “Exhibits like these complement the historic relevance of the Gardens and enhance the visitor experience,” added Costopulos. “This exhibit will enable new and returning guests to explore our nation’s history through the

stories of local Long Islanders.” The WWI exhibit comes on the heels of a successful year of accomplishments in 2017. Key preservation projects in 2017 spanned work that continued to restore the grounds and Westbury House. A three-year preservation effort restored the South Allée and Hemlock Hedge to its original glory. Visitors will soon be able to see the Allée as it was meant to be seen. 2017 also saw the completion of the Westbury House Service Wing Portico restoration, which was removed in the 1970s following structural decline. The Service Wing will be newly available to the public in 2018. The Gardens has also succeeded in preserving 150 years of American

history—caught in more than 10,000 individual documents, photographs, drawings and priceless historic film reels detailing the original family’s life—by working to bring the archives up to modern standards. “Faithfully restoring Westbury House and the Gardens as a whole is essential to protecting and preserving all that is so special about Old Westbury Gardens and the history of Long Island,” said Costopulos. “Our highest calling is to ensure future generations can continue to benefit from this Long Island and American treasure.” For more information, visit —Submitted by Old Westbury Gardens

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Somehow, some way, no parent lost their child that night. When a luxury coach bus carrying The same, tragically, could not 43 passengers—including 38 Long be said about the grim spectacle in Island high school students, along Canada’s Saskatchewan province, with chaperones and the driver— when a bus carrying a junior hockey smashed into an overteam collided with a pass on the Southern tractor-trailer the preState Parkway at Eagle vious Friday, killing Avenue in Lakeview Our roadways 15 and injuring 14 early last week, two others. The immense are often confusing young passengers grief on display in suffered serious injuphotos and intereven for longtime ries, while five others views with survivors residents. had moderate injuries and loved ones is and 36 suffered minor enough to leave any injuries. person emotionally Published reports shook—especially painted a horrific scene when reflecting on with twisted metal, glass everywhere just how close our own community and students, some trapped in the was to a similar catastrophe. wreckage, screaming for help. The Now with students and other one miraculously missing element passengers beginning to leave amidst the chaos—casualties. hospitals after receiving treatment for



their injuries, it is time to take a close look at the driver’s conduct, the bus company’s regulations and the state’s safety measures on the parkway. No charges were levied on the driver, but he was from out-of-state and did not understand the Island’s parkway system. Therein lies the crux of the problem: our roadways are often confusing even for longtime residents, let alone charter drivers who rarely, if ever, have to deal with our low overpasses. In fact, if you have ever driven on this island, chances are you have seen a truck hit an overpass, whether that be a low train trestle on a local road or a bridge on the parkway. Obviously posted warning signs are insufficient. It might be time for drastic measures—better to spend millions on infrastructure than thousands on funerals. —Steve Mosco

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Goodbye To The Uninvited Guest The other day, my mother was lamenting about the fact that we never just pop over for dinner anymore. She insists we don’t need an engraved invitation and she always has enough food available no matter how many people show up. If, like me, you came from an Italian family, you know that truer words were never spoken. But today’s society seems to have new, unwritten boundaries, that 40 years ago seemed unnecessary. It was not uncommon, during my childhood, for relatives to stop by after dinner on a Tuesday to visit. They may have been out shopping at the mall and in the neighborhood, so they would swing by, usually bringing a piece of cake. Without even flinching, my mother would put up a pot of coffee and remove the centerpiece from the dining room table. My parent’s house was ready for company 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. I can’t ever recall my parents having dinner, and then heading to the living room in their pajamas to watch TV. Somewhere in the back of my mother’s refrigerator was some type of dessert that was always off-limits because it was “just for company,” in case someone showed up. If there were a dessert in my fridge that I was saving “just for company,” it would be green-molded and look like a high school science project by now. Our parents may have left the cocoon of the family back in Brooklyn for the great, wide-open spaces of Long Island, but they continued the social contracts of the past, as it

LONG ISLAND LIVING Paul DiSclafani was the only way of life they knew. Somehow, they had always been able to maintain an active social life while still taking care of the children, the house and the bills. Unfortunately, that is not a skill they were able to pass down to our generation. Since becoming parents, our generation created new social contracts that were more in tune to our hectic lives at home. Coffee after dinner was now reserved for the weekends or restaurants. Visiting friends or family unannounced, especially during the week, has gone the way of the rotary phone. Let’s be honest, if someone rings your doorbell on a Tuesday night at 8 p.m., your first reaction is “Who could that be?” Our lives in the ’90s were a little more complicated when compared to the ’50s as both parents needed to work to afford a home and provide an excellent quality of life for the kids. We needed to schedule everything, including play dates for our kids. Our lives revolved around working, homework, Little League, food shopping, doing laundry, band practice, housework and school. Our social activities were pushed way down the Totem Pole. Our parents

couldn’t have possibly prepared us for this because they never imagined a life that would require scheduling a “date night” with your spouse. As a sibling, I know I can stop by my brother’s house anytime of the day or night just to say hello, but I wouldn’t do it on a Wednesday night for no reason and expect to be entertained. In today’s household, family time after dinner is reserved for decompressing and then getting ready for the next day. Unless it’s a planned special occasion, I want to be in my jammies after dinner. My wife has always maintained that “We shine ‘till nine.” Getting company after dinner just doesn’t happen anymore. Our grandparents always had an open-door policy and a kitchen like a 24-hour diner. Our parents have continued that philosophy, and my mother still always has that piece of cake somewhere in the fridge, just waiting for an unannounced visitor to drop by. And when they do, they usually bring another piece of cake that can be served or saved for the next visitor. It’s a never ending cycle and part of what made them “The Greatest” generation. Today, our generation happily finishes the dinner dishes on a Tuesday night and heads to the living room to watch Survivor on the DVR without any worry that someone is going to ring the doorbell and interrupt during the Tribal Council. Of course, the phone will sometimes ring at 10:15 p.m. and when you check the Caller ID, it’s your mother. Doesn’t she know you never call anyone after 10 p.m.?

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Brandi Carlile’s Fave Artists BY DAVE GIL DE RUBIO


randi Carlile’s name may not resonate like that of Dolly Parton or Adele (who have both recorded her songs), but she’s quietly made quite a name for herself while emerging from the Americana corner of the room. With the release of her sixth studio outing By the Way, I Forgive You, Carlile has added another 10 solid songs to an already impressive canon. Aided and abetted by longtime creative partners Tim and Phil Hanseroth, the Washington State native tapped the production tandem of Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings to tag-team on a project that features the contributions of legendary late string arranger Paul Buckmaster and a cameo by Nashville singer-songwriter Anderson East. As a self-taught musician inspired by Elton John as a teenager, Carlile is and continues to be a huge music fan who was happy to share some of her influences. Elton John

“Elton John is an incredible man and humanitarian. He’s raised over a billion dollars for AIDS research and education. I fell in love with Elton John via his activism and his charity and

then found his music, which is a fascinating way for an 11-year-old to discover someone. He’s a consummate entertainer, he’s full of positive energy and he never gets tired of giving a platform to young people.”

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“As far as new artists go, I’m going to throw a new artist out there who I’m listening to non-stop nowadays and who I think is super-brilliant. I think Sam Smith is unbelievable. He is easily our generation’s George Michael meets Kate Bush. He’s an incredible singer, a total entertainer and a class act all the way around. He’s my favorite new artist right now.”

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“Dolly Parton is pure goodness, is incredibly talented and is a strong woman and brutal feminist without ever having to say so. I feel like a lot of times, they are poles in the music industry. The poles of morality lie with Elton John and Dolly Parton. No one surpasses Elton John and Bernie Taupin and as far as women’s music goes, no one surpasses Dolly Parton as a writer, singer or a musician. She is the princess of country music.”

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Earth Day Celebrations At The Long Island Children’s Museum The Long Island Children’s Museum is inspiring its young visitors to take care of Mother Nature as they try their hand at earth-friendly crafts on Earth Day. Learn how to protect the planet on Earth Day (April 22) and every day. Visitors can also enjoy Mo Willem’s characters come to life in the LICM Theater, explore the art of karaoke and spend time with dinosaurs. Check out the programs and events for the week of April 17 to 22.

stART (Story + Art) April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Join each week as the museum reads childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft. This week’s book is The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter in preparation for Earth Day (April 22). After the story, create a Sloth Bear mask to wear home and help raise awareness

Silly Rabbit Spinners April 20 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hop into the inner lobby this month to make your own silly rabbit spinner toy to take home. Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

Music and Movement April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to noon Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm while having fun. Ages: 5 and under. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

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When: Through April 20 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; April 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Willems’ classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre. This is a joint production of LICM

and Plaza Theatrical and is produced with permission of Music Theater International. Book and lyrics by Mo Willems; Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.

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Elephant & Piggie’s: We Are in a Play!

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Traveling Exhibit: Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice

One Giant Step Backwards: Children get to step back 70 million years as they come face to face with dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period in the newest exhibit at Long Island Children’s Museum, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice. ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. This week’s recipe is “Compost Critter” Cups. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members).

(oke)? Kick off National Karaoke Week by decorating craft microphones and singing along to popular songs. Show off your voice and just let it go. All ages. Free with museum admission.

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Through May 13 Travel back to the Cretaceous Period and come face to face with dinosaurs of all sizes in their prehistoric environments. The immersive exhibit takes you to two dinosaur habitats (warm and cold environments), as well as a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig component), where junior paleontologists will experiment with materials and tools. Examine a touchable T-Rex and Triceratops and make observations and comparisons; climb into a Troodon nest and play with dinosaur eggs; uncover dinosaur bones and examine fossils in a dig station; cooperate and collaborate as you help complete an over-sized puzzle and don insect costumes. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Museum Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $13 for adults and

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Imagine being American in every way except on paper and knowing that if you are the victim of violent crime, you cannot report it out of fear of being deported. This is the sad reality for nearly 800,000 young immigrants who found hope in DACA. If you’ve heard the acronym but are not familiar with DACA, it refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal program that began in 2012 permitting any person who was brought into the U.S. before the age of 16 the temporary right to live, study and work legally in America, providing they meet certain criteria including no criminal record and attending in high school or college, or serving in the military. According to the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of current DACA recipients are 25 or younger, many of whom were brought to the U.S. as children so they might escape persecution, violence and poverty for the promise of a better life. One young immigrant, Rodrigo Trejo, shared his story with United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country:


“When I was in the 11th grade my step dad was deported to Mexico, but he had a conversation with me before he was sent back. He told me that I was going to have to be the man of the house because he didn’t think he was ever coming back. I didn’t know what he was trying to say at the time, until he passed away crossing the U.S border. He couldn’t bear to be away from his family.” Although Rodrigo became depressed and dropped out of school he bounced back. He reenrolled and graduated at the age of 20. Soon thereafter he applied for DACA in order to continue his education. “I plan to continue my studies and want to help others who have the potential of becoming someone great but because



of similar life circumstances, don’t believe in themselves,” he said. On Sept. 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pronounced, “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded [effective March 5, 2018].” On Jan. 9, 2018, four months after Session’s announcement, a U.S. District Judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, thus allowing recipients to renew their protected status for two years, re-affirming their legal legitimacy to remain in the U.S. A subsequent appeal of the judge’s ruling to keep DACA going failed. If DACA were to be permanently rescinded it would prevent young immigrants like Rodrigo from applying for deportation protections and work permits, exacerbating the isolation, uncertainty, hopelessness and terror that preceded DACA becoming law. If you follow national news, there is a cat-and-mouse game being played with DACA recipients in our nation’s capital. Let’s not lose sight of the fact

that what is at stake is the physical and emotional well-being of young people like Rodrigo who came to the U.S. as children by no fault of their own. In addition to the shifting sentiments expressed by the president, there is an organized anti-immigrant movement underway in the U.S. led by groups such as the Federation for American Immigrant Reform (FAIR), Center for Immigration Studies and Numbers USA. These nativist groups advocate for white European power and political control, and paint undocumented immigrants with a broad criminalized brush. The issue of immigration in the U.S. is much broader than DACA. Nevertheless, we need to stand up to protect these young people from being rounded up and sent away. If you believe in human rights, doing nothing is not an option. Andrew Malekoff is the Executive Director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. To find out more, visit

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From The Rider’s Mouth

Lauren Hough talks about upcoming Longines Masters of New York BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF


How long have you been a professional show jumper?

Well, I just turned 41 (birthday is April 11) and I turned professional when I was 18. [I started riding] before I could walk. (Lauren’s parents, Linda and Champ Hough, were both professional riders and trainers)


What advice do you have for others who may want to try show jumping or learn to be an equestrian?


It takes a lot of patience and perseverance. It is important to ride because you love the horses.


What do you think fans who are new to the sport will find most exciting about watching show jumping?

Two things: The first is that we are dealing with two athletes, the horse and rider. That is very different

Lauren Hough will compete in the Longines Masters of New York April 26-29. from any other sport and it is really special to show the horse/rider bond. The other interesting fact is that men and women compete equally—we are the only Olympic sport where men and women compete against each other.

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How do you train for show jumping competitions?

Horses are treated somewhat like Formula 1 race cars. They get the utmost care so they perform at their best at competitions. Horses can’t just come out of the field and you put a saddle on and go. A lot of thought and effort go into getting horses to peak at the right time. It’s a sport that you work on 365 days a year because the horses need care every day. We usually start working with young horses to bring them along in training programs for years before they reach the top levels.


What are you most looking forward to about the Longines Masters of New York?


It’s fantastic that we have another five-star event and I always like to support a new event in America at the five-star level. It’s new to us, but hopefully we will have a big crowd and good following. We encourage people to come and watch and cheer us on.


What makes the Longines Masters of New York unique from other show jumping competitions?

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The new inception of the Riders Masters Cup that debuted in Paris adds to the excitement of the competition. It’s great to have another team competition and make it exciting for spectators to watch. Also, the fact that the Longines Masters is an indoor series with the possibility of a good bonus for the

grand prix winners up for grabs is really exciting. At the shows, there is a Prestige Village that is open to the general ticket holders and they get to stand at the rail and watch the riders warm up before they go into the competition ring. That is pretty unique and really fun.


What was it like competing in the first leg of the Riders Masters Cup at the Longines Masters of Paris? How does the competition compare to other classes?


The debut in Paris was quite successful. It came down to the very last match, which makes It exciting for the crowd. It’s a very unique competition; no other venue has it. It will be interesting to see what Robert (Ridland’s) strategy will be with the second event in New York. He will want to win on home soil. There are different tactics to use in each round based on the format, where you can really go for broke in the second round. You need a very specific horse for this competition, one that is a speed specialist.


What does it mean for the sport of show jumping to have the Longines Masters Series come to New York?

We had some success in California and with it moving to New York, there is a lot of support behind the event. It’s a big horse area and I hope we can reach out to a new audience to showcase our sport.

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Understanding Liver Disease In Women

While there have been great strides in increasing awareness of many conditions that impact women, there is one that often flies under the radar—liver disease. Many women are surprised to learn that liver disease is among the top 10 causes of death in the United States and that it impacts one in six American women.

As the largest internal organ in the body, the liver plays many important functions, including filtering the blood of alcohol, drugs and toxins; manufacturing essential body proteins and regulating the balance of many hormones. The liver is the only organ that can repair itself but various diseases can cause reversible and irreversible damage. Approximately 5.5 million Americans are currently living with chronic liver disease, and up to 30 percent of adults have excessive fat in their liver which could lead to more serious liver disease. There are more than 100 different liver diseases, and several are more likely to be diagnosed in women, including:

Alcoholic liver disease

A common cause of cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease is more common in women because women absorb more alcohol relative to their body size than men. As little as two drinks a day may be enough to cause this condition. Yet, it is highly preventable by avoiding or minimizing consumption of alcohol.

Autoimmune hepatitis

This inflammation of the liver happens when immune cells mistake the liver’s normal cells for harmful invaders and attack them. It can occur along with other autoimmune diseases like Graves disease, inflammatory bowel disease and lupus. Approximately 80 percent of patients diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis are women.

Viral hepatitis

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A, B, C, D or E virus. Each type is spread different ways, including by eating unclean food, having sex or sharing needles. With some types, the virus goes away on its own. In others, it can be a lifelong condition. Hepatitis E is particularly dangerous in pregnant women.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

As the most common liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects 60 to 80 million Americans. Excessive fat can be toxic to the liver and cause inflammation. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the US with risk factors that include diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is the leading indication for liver transplantation in people less than 50 years of age and it is the most common predisposing factor for primary liver cancer in the U.S.. NAFLD can be prevented by eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. In people with NAFLD, diet, exercise and weight loss can reverse the condition. In women, vitamin E can also help reverse this condition.

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LONGINES MASTERS Rides Into New York April 26 - 29 APRIL 18 - 24, 2018


Competition • Special Events • Cuisine • Art





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Action On The Island


Must-See Classes At Famed Show Jumping Competition


ith the Longines Masters of New York riding into New York at the end of the month, you’re guaranteed four days of nonstop, heart-pounding action and the best of luxury lifestyle. Here’s your guide to the must-attend, Olympic-level show jumping competitions throughout the event.

Longines Speed Challenge Friday, April 27, 8:30 p.m. The Longines Speed Challenge—the fastest class in the world—is synonymous with emotion, suspense, and thrilling competition. With prize money of $100,000, the Longines Speed Challenge takes place over the same 1.45 meter course on all three continents and has become one of the most-anticipated highlights in each leg of the Longines Masters Series. Created in Paris in 2010 by EEM, this class requires perfect timing and infinite precision, two values which are dear to the Longines brand, a passionate supporter of equestrian sports. It differs slightly from traditional speed classes because a fault (a knocked over rail) only leads to a two-second penalty, instead of the usual four. A fallen rail needn’t be crippling, therefore, and riders can still hope to make up these two penalty seconds by going just that little bit faster. This modification has given this high-flying sporting class an even more spectacular dimension as riders work to close the gap by speeding up and cutting corners. A full-fledged world speed championship run across three continents, the competition has fans on the edge of their seats as the power and agility of show jumping is on full display.

Andy Kocher and Artemise du Houssoit (Photos by Christophe Taniere for EEM)

Masters Power Saturday, April 28, 1:20 p.m. New this year for Season III of the Longines Masters Series, the peerless six-bar power contest, “Masters Power,” will be making its debut on Saturday. The concept is straightforward: riders each make their way through a line of six obstacles, the last of which—as long as no rider knocks the bar off—is continually raised. Show-stopping thrills are guaranteed, and when combined with the high stakes, the audience experiences a unique event, marveling at each run and being swept away to another dimension, as the riders push their limits to jump obstacles often exceeding a remarkable 2 meters.

Masters Cup Saturday, April 28, at 8:35 p.m. Witness history at the second and final stage of the brand-new Riders Masters Cup. An all-new team-based competition, the Riders Masters Cup was created by EEM in conjunction with the EEF (European Equestrian Foundation) and Longines as Founding Partner. The Riders Masters Cup pits

Preparing to ride for the RidersUSA in the Masters Cup against each other the two greatest show jumping powers in the world—the United States and Europe—in a never-before-seen head-to-head duel-style competition. The first round of the competition premiered in December at the Longines Masters of Paris, when Riders Europe barely edged out Riders USA. Now, as they vie for the title, Riders USA will fight to earn the victory on their home soil. This first-time competition is destined to take the sport to ever greater heights, inviting fans to show their patriotism and share in show jumping’s intrinsic values: discipline, excellence, prestige and teamwork.

Longines Grand Prix Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. The Longines Grand Prix is the grand finale of each leg of the Longines Masters Series, the pinnacle competition in the Grand Slam Indoor of

Show Jumping. A highly technical, Olympic-level course, with approximately 12 obstacles and 15 demanding jumps—up to 1.60 meter in height—with tough sequences and double and triple combinations, the Longines Grand Prix requires horses that are perfectly trained and focused and experienced riders who must not make even the slightest error of judgment if they want to win. To determine the winner, riders who jump clear (or have the same number of penalties), take part in a jump-off, a shorter version of the initial course where time is of the essence. The $350,000 prize money is just the beginning. Any rider winning three victories “straddling” two seasons is entitled to a $1 million bonus, while an unprecedented $2.25 million super bonus is granted to any rider able to sweep all three Longines Grand Prix in a single Longines Masters season, starting in Paris, then heading to Hong Kong, then finishing in New York. As victor of the Longines Grand Prix in Hong Kong, all eyes will be on Patrice Delaveau of France to see if he can win in New York and also in Paris in December to claim the one million-euro bonus. In addition to the Olympic-level competitions, amateur riders, including local New Yorkers Ariana Rockefeller and Clementine Goutal, will have the opportunity to rub elbows with the best of their sport and compete in the same cutting-edge arena. Which competition will be the most nail-biting, the most suspenseful? You’ll have to catch them all to decide.




Inside The Longines Masters Of New York American Leg of the International Longines Masters Series

Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen and Patti Scialfa at Longines Masters of Los Angeles


ext week, April 26-29, NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be the setting of the debut Longines Masters of New York. Bringing indoor show jumping to Long Island for the first time ever, the Longines Masters of New York is the must-attend spring attraction, offering something for the entire family. Attracting the world’s top-ranked show jumpers, the four-day event will bring unparalleled sport, combined with unrivaled luxury lifestyle, with one-of-a-kind artwork, shopping, musical performances, Instagram-worthy cuisine and much more. But for those who aren’t familiar with the Longines Masters Series, how did it all begin and how did it comes to New York? More than 10 years ago, Christophe Ameeuw and his team at EEM set out Ariana to bring show jumping Rockefeller to an international stage with the creation of the Gucci Paris Masters. In 2015, EEM introduced the first intercontinental trilogy, which we now know as the Longines Masters Series, “Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping.” This year marks yet another milestone for the series as we welcome the competition to New York for its final leg. The ultimate in luxury and culture, New York is the ideal new setting for the American leg of the grand slam of the Longines Masters Series. Taking place at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, the Longines Masters of New York will be the first prestigious indoor equestrian competition in Long Island, appealing to fans and riders throughout the East Coast, Canada and Mexico. New York horse enthusiasts of all ages have been eagerly awaiting an indoor stadium show jumping event as iconic as past National Horse Shows at Madison Square Garden. For the new generation of equestrians, this will be the first time seeing a show jumping competition in an indoor arena in New York. The coliseum has housed some of the most legendary events and amazing accomplishments. It is home to the ice rink where the legendary New York Islanders brought home four Stanley Cup trophies and the stage where Billy Joel performed 32 times to sold-out crowds. Clearly, under these lights, this is where champions compete and legends rise, and so it is a natural fit as the new home for the Longines Masters of New York. Over the years the Longines Masters Series has welcomed some of the biggest names in sports, Hollywood, business, and more. From the competition ring to the VIP area, you never know who you will spot. Some notable past attendees and

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook

Kate Capshaw, Destry Spielberg and Steven Spielberg

participants have included Jessica Springsteen and her parents Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Georgina Bloomberg, Hannah Selleck, Eve Jobs, Jennifer Gates and father Bill Gates, Kaley Cuoco, Iggy Azalea, Denise Richards, Selma Blair, Guillaume Canet and many more. Dazzling spectators in three of the most iconic cultural hubs in the world—Paris, Hong Kong, and now New York—the Longines Masters Series mirrors the art, music, and gastronomic creativity of these cities. Feel your heart pound as you witness four days of the best riding in classes such as the one-of-a-kind Longines Speed Challenge and the Longines Grand Prix. At the Longines Masters of New York, be sure to visit the Prestige Village to

indulge in luxury of all kinds and have a sneak peak of the riders as they warm up for the ring. New Yorkers will have an additional element of excitement for the event as they cheer for New York’s strong group of local riders. Show jumping legends like McLain Ward, Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal and more will have the unique opportunity to showcase their talent in the city they love and call home. Whether you are an avid equestrian fan or have yet to experience the thrill of the sport, the Longines Masters of New York is sure to entertain and delight. Don’t miss out on the action and the opportunity to make history at the debut Longines Masters of New York.




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A Weekend Of Entertainment

EM, creators of the international Longines Masters Series, recently announced the much-anticipated entertainment lineup for the four-day Longines Masters of New York, which will take place April 26-29 at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The international show jumping series will feature a star-studded lineup of live musical performances and DJ sets throughout the debut of the Longines Masters of New York, highlighted by Saturday night’s Riders Masters Cup After Party, performances by New York-based artists, including BLACKOUT, Victory Boyd, Michelle Cleary, Regina Wilson and more. Between all the heart-pounding action, guests will be able to visit the massive 60,000 square-foot Prestige Village to shop equestrian boutiques and premium brands such as Longines, Mark Cross, Hermès Sellier, and Sam Edelman, view one-of-akind artwork from Helmholz Fine Art Gallery, Jen Brandon Studio and Donna B. Fine Art, and more. Musical performances and DJ sets will fill the Prestige Village with toe-tapping beats throughout the entire event, creating an exciting, immersive cultural experience for


Longines Masters of Paris after party (Photo by Christophe Taniere for EEM)

spectators. Singer, songwriter and producer Victory Boyd will bring down the house on Friday, igniting the audience ahead of the Longines Speed Challenge, considered the fastest show jumping competition in the world. In addition to the New York talent, female rock electric string quartet Phat Strad will electrify Saturday with acoustic live sets throughout the day, playing classical, operatic, adult contemporary, classic rock, dance/ electronic and the most-requested

pop hits from the 1980s through today. The group has opened for artists such as Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, John Mayer and Train and will similarly set the stage for BLACKOUT, a New York-based a cappella group. After the top riders from Europe and the U.S. battle it out in a brand-new duel-style competition that will have the fans on their feet and cheering for their team, the Riders Masters Cup, the excitement will continue at the after party in the Prestige Village, which will have the crowds “dancing their hooves

off” in their Sam Edelman shoes as the Barons de Rothschild champagne flows late into the night. New York-based artists will perform the National Anthem ahead of each marquee show jumping class. Brooklyn-based FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson will also be performing the National Anthem during the weekend as a tribute to those who serve in the new home of the American leg of the international Longines Masters Series, which started Season III in Paris and Hong Kong. Additional performers will include singer, songwriter Michelle Cleary, who has performed at Madison Square Garden more than 30 times and sung the National Anthem for Rangers hockey, Knicks basketball, Big East Tournament games, a New York Yankees playoff game and more. The Long Island Children’s Choir, whose mission is to unite children in song, to instill confidence, creative, and cooperation, and to encourage a sense of philanthropy in each of their young artists, will perform ahead of Sunday’s Longines Grand Prix, the most prestigious competition of the Longines Masters of New York. For more information visit www. Tickets are available at

The Glamour Of The Prestige Village

t the end of the month, the Longines Masters of New York will not only bring four days of elite show jumping competition to Long Island, but it will also bring a unique, immersive guest experience called the Prestige Village to ticket holders. Led by Title Partner, official timekeeper and watch, Longines, the Prestige Village will be the Longines Masters Series’ hub for guests to browse and shop for the newest gear, styles and equipment in both the luxury and equestrian industry. Shoppers can peruse brands such as Hermès Sellier and Sam Edelman; Automobili Lamborghini, who will showcase their newest Super Sport Utility Vehicle model, the Urus; Longines, who will display the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” and Longines Grand Prix Trophy; and Ariana Rockefeller, who will debut her new limited edition saddle bag designed exclusively for the Longines Masters of New York. Riders, both professional and amateur, can try the latest in equestrian fashion with items from long-time partners and leading brands such as Kingsland, Equis, Romitelli Boots and LA Saddlery, as well as newcomers like recently launched Vestrum Italy and New York-based Free Reign. Saddle makers CWD and Voltaire will feature their top of the line product and Tagalo will share their

Artist Rita Dee’s “Trailguide” will be on display. newest technology. Brands like Mark Cross, Devialetand Beck & Heun will have interactive booths for guests of all-ages to lean into their equestrian calling. Draw out your competitive spirit at the Mark Cross booth, where the historic Riders Masters Cup trophy will be available for fans to take pictures and #waveyourflag before being awarded to the winner of the second stage of transatlantic duel between the Riders USA and Riders Europe. Once inspired, stop by Beck & Heun, the official makers of the jumps for Season III of the Longines Masters Series,

who will showcase their jumps and create an interactive children’s course for young riders to hop over and dream of their days in the big arena. Step into an immersive sound booth and play your favorite pump up song in the Devialet Immersive Sound Room and experience the power of the Phantom. In addition to shopping, the Prestige Village will also provide guests with a unique, immersive experience with access to musical performances, parties and never before seen access to some of the world’s best riders. From meet-and-greet sessions to watching riders prepare to enter the ring, fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with their idols in a manner unparalleled in show jumping. Looking to bring home a horse? The Prestige Village will set the stage for a number of artists and galleries to display their equestrian-inspired work. These artists and galleries include international graffiti artist El Nino who will spice up the columns of the venue with splashes of color, Jen Brandon Art and Donna B. Artist Rita Dee, will showcase, amongst others, her sculpture, “Trailguide” a lifesize sculpture made of driftwood commemorative of 1956 Olympic cavalry mount, while Lisa Cueman and Donna B will each show their exquisite artistic range in photography and paint, while and Jen Brandon compliments her Custom Horse & Pet Portraits with a live painting demonstration.





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ThoughtGallery Consider these recommendations for upcoming talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

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#YeahYouWrite: Montauk Saturday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. South Edison 17 S. Edison St. 631-668-4200 Fave New York City literary salon #YeahYouWrite heads out to the end of Long Island for a special April gathering. Four East End authors will

be featured, joined by special guest Téa Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife). The authors will read while you enjoy Chef Frank Fuschetto’s delicious cuisine; there will be literary cocktails, readings, a Q&A, and an open mic as well (no cover charge). Science Talks with Claudia Dreifus, Brian Greene and Dennis Overbye: Why Einstein Matters Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. 212-415-5500 Nearly a century afterAlbert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, hear from two leading voices in the field. Columbia University physicist and string-theorist Brian Greene is joined by Einstein in Love author Dennis Overbye for a conversation about Einstein’s continuing relevance with New York Times science writer Claudia Dreifus ($35).

Just Announced | Christine Lahti & Michael Moore Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, The New School 63 Fifth Ave., Room U100 212-229-5108 Academy Award-nominated actress Christine Lahti speaks about her new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age, which provides an insider angle on Hollywood and activism. She’s joined by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore (free, registration required).

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APRIL 18 - 24, 2018

Big Debuts Attract Huge Crowds To New York Auto Show BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF

During press preview beginning on March 28, more than 60 world and North American vehicles debuted helping launch the 118th edition of America’s first and largest-attended auto show, the New York International Auto Show. Cont’d on next page

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Big Debuts Attract Huge Crowds To New York Auto Show from previous page

From sedans and crossovers to hypercars and luxury vehicles, this year’s show featured a wide range of launches covering nearly every segment. The Show drew huge crowds of consumers during its 10-day public run, inspiring more than one million visitors with the greatest showcase of today’s models plus a look at the cars and trucks of the future. Next year’s show date has already been set, running from April 19 to 28, 2019. Visit for more information.



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ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is possible to train yourself away from worry, and unlike some kinds of learning, this is a training that is impervious to technological, economic and social trends. It will, in fact, serve you for all of your days. Take the first steps this week. Practice turning your mind to bright, hopeful and beautiful thoughts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Because of the strong intensity level of your activities, you may not remember a lot about this week, which is why record-keeping will be so important. Your enjoyment will be thorough; your work will be concentrated; your thought processes will break through former comprehension. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There will be times this week when you’re so immersed in the moment that you help everyone around you get into the flow. You radiate beyond what you know. Did you even know you were shining? Love and contribution produce a kind of light undetected by eyes, though everyone can see it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s the kind of week that makes you think deep thoughts. You’re more curious. You want to know how things work and why. You want to know who is running it and where it’s going. You want to know your purpose inside all of it. The best part about this is that you’ll come up with many satisfying answers. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s much easier to move through life without the static of unhelpful thoughts pulling in all sorts of unwanted impediments. This week’s approach could have the effect of an anti-static device: a little humor, a little bewilderment, and you’ll find that you’re sailing through the things that used to be hard for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Self-control is a tricky matter. It can be as straightforward as telling yourself what to do and then doing it, or as complicated as putting together a marching band of cats. This week your ability to lead yourself will depend largely on your environment. Arrange it so it’s easy to win and/or impossible to lose. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The honors and awards you’ve earned will be a shortcut to respect. People see you’ve been successful, and they won’t make you work so hard to prove yourself up front. Of course, the best people give respect to all without requiring rigorous qualification, and judge people based on what’s exchanged moment to moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The “point of no return” describes the phenomenon in which it’s easier to move forward than to turn back. Every journey has such a point, whether a journey of distance or ambition or a relationship. Note that often the heart senses the point of no return much better than the map does. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are plenty of people who equate communication with agreement -- a harmful belief. It is in the circumstance of disagreement that respectful, thorough communication is most necessary. Those who are conscientious in disagreeable situations will be richly rewarded. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because no one likes to be trapped, you’re sometimes afraid to make a commitment that’s too far reaching, long term or constrictive. However, this is a week when a strong commitment will actually help you out. It will pull you forward, erase uncertainty and make you feel and act more powerful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A wet blanket is useful for putting out a small fire, which is why someone who puts the damper on hot ideas and times is sometimes called this. This week, you’ll prefer not to live dangerously. You’ll like the blankets warm and the fires contained in fireplaces, so that when things do heat up, no one has to be the hero or the bad guy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Success at one thing will require you to drop all else that is competing for your focus. This could be tough for you! What will make it easier? Believing in your goal. Bring even just 5 percent more belief and conviction to your aim and you’ll be amazed at how much progress you can make this week.


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AROUND LONG ISLAND Great family events happening this month around the Island

Friday, April 20

Concert Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo “Open Book” will perform at 8 p.m. at Our Times Coffeehouse. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for ticket sales. Suggested donations are $20 adults and $15 students with ID; no presales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is in the Ethical Humanist Society building located at 38 Old Country Rd. in Garden City. Visit www. or call 516-741-7304 for more.

Saturday, April 21

Guitar Expo The seventh annual NY Guitar Show & Exposition will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E.

Join a panel of guest speakers about how to help women take back control of their health and fitness from 1 to 3 p.m. at Metro Physcial & Aquatic Therapy. Reservations are recommended. Visit or call 516-745-8050 for details.

Merrick Rd.) on April 21 and 22. Visit www.nyguitarexpo. com to learn more. Flapjack Fundraiser Join the Westbury Applebees (1300 Corporate Dr.) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for Short Stacks for a Tall Cause benefiting local veterans. Reserved tickets are $12 and includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Contact James for tickets at 516-2367349 or jwmerritte@opt

Wednesday, April 25

Caregiver’s Conference The elder law and estate planning firm of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC) presents its 5th Annual Caregiver’s Conference, entitled “Embracing Aging on LI: Life Care Options at Every Stage” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Melville Marriott Long Island. It is open to the public and free of charge. Reserve a seat before April 20 by calling 631-390-5000.

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day

Historical Talk Brooke Kroeger, author of The Suffragents: How women Used Men to Get the Vote, will speak on the untold story of men involved in the women’s suffrage movement at 2 p.m. at the Jericho Public Library. Copies of The Suffragents available for sale and signing.

Thursday, April 26

Back Pain Seminar Orthopaedic and rehabilitation specialists discuss common back conditions and prevention tips from 7

Tuesday, April 24

Women’s Health Series

to 9 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park Community Center (1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park). Call 855-544-1250 to register for this free seminar.

EARTH DAY Sunday, April 22

Saturday, April 28

Open House Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) invites all high school students with artistic talent and passion to an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LIHSA is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Prospective students from across Long Island are invited to meet the principal and tour the campus at 239 Cold Spring Rd. in Syosset. Visit LIHSA for details. Recycle Bikes, Sewing Machines Returned Peace Corps

Volunteers of Long Island is collecting used bicycles and sewing machines from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bellport Methodist Church. Items collected will be refurbished by the international project Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace and sent to developing communities overseas. The program does not accept “bikes for parts,” disassembled bikes or tricycles. It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (minimum $10 per item). For more information call Kathy at 631-549-4873.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wednesday, April 18 Massapequa Park Garden’s Club Annual Fundraiser This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Spring.” The program will be a demonstration of floral arrangements by Gail Klubnick and Sue Jaccard Baeyens from Tim’s Florist, which will be auctioned off. Other raffles include gift baskets and gift cards form local merchants, there will also be a 50/50 drawing and a bakeshop, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Located in the downstairs meeting room of Massapequa Park Village Hall, 151 Front St., Massapequa Park.

Thursday, April 19 A Taste of Japan Join Hiroko and Gerard Senese from the Japan Center at Stony Brook for a presentation about sushi. You’ll learn how to make sushi rice at home and how to prepare your own sushi rolls at home. No raw fish will be used during this presentation. Located in the Plainedge Public Library Community Room.

Sunday, April 22 Musical History Tour Come to the Plainedge Public Library Community Room for a Musical History Tour with the Vic Vincent Band. At 2 p.m.

Library’s Meeting Room. Books will be available at the Central Avenue building. From 1 to 3 p.m. Call the library at 516-798-4607 for more information.

Frank Sinatra Tribute Jerry Cardone pays homage to Frank Sinatra at the Massapequa Library, Bar Harbour Building, 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park. At 1 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Thai Cooking Chef Penn Hongthong will demonstrate how to make Massaman Curry with Beef, Chicken Pad Thai and Coconut Jasmine Rice. Hongthong is the author of Simple Lao Cooking and Healthy Lao Cuisine. Located at the Seaford Public Library Meeting Room. Paint Nite: H.O.M.E. Artists will teach attendees how to create works of art while cocktails are served at Bar Louie in Massapequa at 7 p.m. $45. Go to events for more information. Financial Planning For Parents/ Grandparents of Special Needs Children At the Central Avenue Library Children’s Room/Patio from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call the library at 516-798-4607 for more information.

Tuesday, April 24 Book Discussion Discuss Marie Benedict’s novel The Other Einstein at the Central Avenue

Wednesday, April 25 Psychic Night Daniel Akner, psychic and medium, has been serving the spiritual community for more than 40 years. Sign up for a night of illuminations, answered questions and a smattering of whimsy. Located at the Seaford Public Library Meeting Room. Healing 101 With Essential Oils Join health teacher, Michelle Atkins for this lecture about essential oils at the Plainedge Public Library. She’ll talk about essential oils as immune system support, gastrointestinal cleansing, liver detox, weight and metabolism, and more. From 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 Autograph Authentication—James Spence Authentication

Maximize the value and interest of your signed collectible with a Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication. Located at Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 516-798-8400 or 516-558-7511. Massapequa Reformed Church Rummage Sale Find gently-used clothing, shoes, jewelry, books, housewares, and boutique items. Bake sale featuring home-baked goods and coffee. $5 bag day sale all day Saturday. All proceeds from the sale benefit local charities. At 302 Ocean Ave., Massapequa. Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Car Show Hundreds of automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, and emergency service vehicles will be on display at Tobay Beach. A live concert by That 70s Band will take place during the day, followed by a trophy presentation. Rain date May 6. Free for spectators, donations of two cans of food are suggested for Island Harvest. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, including for those interested on showing their car, visit or call 516-797-4121.

Wednesday, May 2 Zumba Do Zumba classes with Janet Spiro at the Massapequa Park Senior Community Service Center, 379 Linden St., Massapequa Park. At 1

p.m. Through May 30. Free. For more information, call 516-797-5357.

Thursday, May 3 Strength Training Exercise Do strength training exercises with Veronica Smith at the Massapequa Park Senior Community Service Center, 379 Linden St., Massapequa Park. At 1 p.m. Through May 31. Free. For more information, call 516-797-5357.

Sunday, May 6 Massapequa Philharmonic Concert The Massapequa Philharmonic performs “A Celebration of Peace and Hope.” Enjoy Beethoven, including Symphony No. 9 and Overture to The Consecration of the House. In concert with the Long Island Choral Society. At Berner Middle School, 50 Carman Mill Rd., Massapequa. Free. At 3 p.m. For more information, visit www. or call 516-387-6761.

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Plainege Student Explores Genetics Plainedge High School student Kaitlyn Szalay recently attended a conference at Columbia University which explored the possibilities and social psychological risks of genetic tests like 23andMe. Szalay met with mentor and event chair Erik Parens of the Hastings Institute, and consulted with leading bioethics researchers Dr. Maya Sabatello of Columbia University and Eric Juenst of the University of North

Plainedge High School’s Kaitlyn Szalay is pictured with Dr. Maya Sabatello, left, and Eric Juenst. Carolina. The professional relationships Szalay forged will be key to her research project on a child’s right not to know genetic incidental findings.

North Massapequa firefighters practice stuffing a wound.

with invaluable training, and it will help us save lives.” According to a National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46, resulting from car crashes, gun violence, mass casualty incidents and terrorism, as well as from home and work injuries. In many cases, the deaths are due to blood loss and are preventable. The Stop the Bleed program focuses on teaching tactics to recognize life-threatening bleeding and provide immediate response to control that bleeding including by direct pressure, the use of tourniquets, or packing (filling) a wound with gauze or clean cloth. Bleeding wounds, such as to the arms and legs, can many times be controlled by direct pressure. The Stop the Bleed program was the brainchild of a physician who examined the wounds among those killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, CT and determined that if pressure had been immediately applied to some wounds, some deaths would have been prevented. “The hope is that Stop the Bleed will become a standard lifesaving program just like CPR,” said Joseph, noting a poll that showed if a situation was deemed safe, 94 percent of respondents said they were likely to try to stop bleeding in a stranger. “Bystanders are usually the first on the scene following a calamitous event, and they’re positioned to provide immediate care to sustain life after blood loss.” —Submitted by NYU Winthrop Hospital

Massapequa High School alumni spearheaded communications not Katherine Heaviside was recently only with media, but also with other named to the 15th Annual “Power businesses, foundations, associations, List” as a Hall of Fame Platinum and community and government Member. Heaviside is the president leaders. and CEO of Epoch 5 Public Relations. Among her many honors, The Power List recognizes Heaviside is a New York State prominent leaders in business, Woman of Distinction, a Women politics, academia, on the Job honoree and not-for-profit advocacy, recipient of Promote law enforcement and Long Island’s Spirit of arts/entertainment that Long Island Award for have consistently had a Entrepreneurship. A positive impact on the charter member of Top 50 lives of Long Islanders. Women in Business, she “It is an honor to once has appeared on national Katherine television and radio, been again be named to the Heaviside quoted in major daily Power List, alongside so many respected regional newspapers, published leaders,” said Heaviside. “It’s been a articles for national publications true pleasure to be part of the fabric and presented numerous seminars of Long Island’s business community on marketing and public relations over the years and to work with many throughout the United States. of these distinguished individuals.” Heaviside is a member of the As president/CEO of Epoch 5 executive board of the Long Island Public Relations, Heaviside has Association and has served on counseled corporate and notthe boards of several business for-profit enterprises through the associations and educational and changes that have swept over Long humanitarian organizations. Island during the past 25 years. She The former Massapequa resident has forged lasting relationships currently lives in Huntington. with hundreds of clients and —Submitted by Epoch 5


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ive students from the Massapequa UFSD were named Students of the Quarter for the second quarter at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech career and technical education high school. Ryan Casciotta, Dominick Faber, Nicholas Magrene, Krystle Peer and Matthew Vainshtub were all honored for their grades, attendance, work ethic and preparedness. Students of the Quarter have taken the initiative on class projects and are role models for their fellow students, in both the classroom and the workplace.

Matthew Vainshtub (center) of Massapequa is congratulated on being named Student of the Quarter by (from left) Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Assistant Principals Shaun Sudama and Patrick Dunphy.

Dominick Faber (center) of Massapequa is congratulated on being named Student of the Quarter by (from left) Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Assistant Principals Shaun Sudama and Patrick Dunphy.

Nicholas Magrene (center) of Massapequa is congratulated on being named Student of the Quarter by (from left) Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Assistant Principal Dr. William Poll and Principal Peter Dalton.

Krystle Peer (center) of Massapequa is congratulated on being named Student of the Quarter by (from left) Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Assistant Principal Dr. William Poll and Principal Peter Dalton.

Ryan Casciotta (center) of Massapequa is congratulated on being named Student of the Quarter by (from left) Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Assistant Principal Dr. William Poll and Principal Peter Dalton.

Massapequa’s Maestro Bernard to continue leading orchestra

The Massapequa Philharmonic, the principal orchestra serving Massapequa and Long Island, has extended David Bernard’s contract as their Music Director. The extension secures Bernard’s position with the orchestra until 2020. Having been appointed Music Director in 2016 after a number of successful years of guest conducting, Bernard’s first seasons with the MPO have been a hearty success. As well as pushing artistic standards ever-higher, Bernard has brought his popular and accessible ‘InsideOut Concerts’ concept to the orchestra, formed partnerships with local businesses and arts institutions. One of his most admired accomplishments has been the partnership with the Eglevsky Ballet,

resulting in that company’s first run of Nutcracker performances with live orchestra for years. “David Bernard has been a wonderful leader for the Massapequa Philharmonic,” said the orchestra’s president Nicholas Healy. “His vitality and his vision for the orchestra, both artistically and in terms of its role in the community, have been incredibly positive. He knows how to inspire our musicians, and our audiences are in turn inspired. We’re delighted to have secured David as our music director for another two years.” Bernard, who is also music director of the New York City-based Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, says, “I knew from the first moment on the podium with this wonderful MPO family that this would be a special

David Bernard leads the orchestra relationship. And not only on the podium; everyone in this orchestra, onstage or off, has a warmth and a dedication that it is a privilege to encounter, still more to lead as music director. And that feeling translates to our audiences as well, who are part of the MPO every bit as much as the players and the administration team. Making music is about community—we the MPO are there with our audiences, with our partners, with our region. I am proud and delighted to continue to bring great music to Long Island as Music Director of the

Massapequa Philharmonic.” The MPO’s next concert, at Berner Middle School on May 6, at 3 p.m. will comprise “A Celebration of Peace and Hope.” The concert will include a Beethoven double, the Overture To The Consecration Of The House and the Ninth Symphony, alongside the Long Island Choral Society and soloists Tamara Paselk, Julia Snowden, Raymond Storms and Martin Fisher. For more information, visit www. —Submitted by the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tackling The Youth Football Problem BY CHRIS BIRSNER AND DAN QUIÑONES


here has been a significant rise in people who are concerned about the safety of tackle football over the years, with many studies linking concussions to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, a study published in Brain, a journal of neurology, presents a case that repeated hits to the head, even those that don’t present any signs of injury, are the leading cause of CTE. “There are changes to the brain after these subconcussive type of hits, which are hits to the head or body that causes the brain to change its functionality a bit,” said Dr. Rupinder Johal, a sports medicine physician with Winthrop University. “We’re seeing it a lot at the high school level. Pre- and post-season, they do these functional MRIs and they are seeing that there are changes to the brain on a cellular-metabolic level after the season because of multiple subconcussive hits. We’re seeing that in those who have a documented concussion and those who don’t. Unfortunately, we’re just capturing the ones that present with symptoms.” Johal notes that the longer you play football, the more likely you’ll get a concussion. In a study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, researchers from Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center studied 214 former football players at different levels of the sport and found that playing tackle football before the age of 12 increased the odds of behavioral and cognitive issues later in life. A total of 1.23 million children ages 6-12 played tackle football in 2015 according to data from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Not everyone believes delaying the start of a youngster’s football career is a good idea. Tonia Torrellas, who runs the Hicksville Football Association, is an advocate for kids getting into the game at an early age. When she hears the argument that kids should not play until high

school, she remembers when a 13-year-old who had never played football decided to join a team. “He was phenomenal,” said Torrellas. “The kid literally just walked onto the field and he was ready to be the star player. Everyone was so excited about him. He got hurt in practice. It wasn’t a head injury, but I —Dr. Rupinder Johal remember the injury that he got, there was something about it. I really felt, and others did too, that injury might not have happened had he been playing throughout because it was kind of like he froze a little and didn’t go with it.” She argues that by teaching young players the proper fundamentals of tackling at an early age, they will know how to properly hit and how to take a hit when they get older and stronger. Safety professionals say players should be leading with their shoulders rather than their heads and avoid making contact with the other player’s head. According to, less than 44 percent of youth league coaches were trained in proper tackling techniques in 2015. In Johal’s eyes, teaching better tackling methods can be part of the prevention of concussions and CTE, but it isn’t the complete cure. Experts question the safety of “There needs to be a little more enrolling youngsters in contact regulation,” said Johal. “Football football. has been around for decades and it’s hard for us to go around and say ‘Hey, this is not safe. Don’t play.’ in an organized league can take on I think regulations that have been between 240 and 585 hits to the head placed already with the NFL as far as each season. hitting, spearing and trying to avoid The rise of CTE concern has also certain types of tackles can help been a contributing factor in the rise prevent, but we’re not saving every of flag football. Jose Torres, commisplayer out there.” sioner of the Under The Lights flag According to BrainandSpinalCord. football league, loves both tackle and org, it has been estimated that a 9 to flag football because of what they 12-year-old playing tackle football both bring to the table.


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The debate rages on about youth football. “I think they are both great,” said Torres, “I think tackle football, you focus more on the physical aspect of the game. For flag football, you focus more on the skill aspect of the game. Which they are both beneficial.” Torres has had parents sign their kids up for the league who have concerns about their kids playing tackle football, but there are also parents who want their kids to develop better skills for tackle football by joining the league. “Kids are having fun,” Torres said. “There’s less physical contact and that takes a toll on your body. There’s no question about that. But, you are having fun, you are in a competitive environment and you are still playing the game of football we all love.” While there is no right or wrong answer as to when football players should learn to tackle, those who love football will be watching closely as CTE and concussion concerns grow. “I think we’ll see a lot more come out over the next few years about concussions and CTE,” said Johal. “There’s just so much to research at this point.”

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