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PC Richards Closes in on a Definitive Construction Date

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.C. Richards’ uncertainty at rebuilding its flagship store on Sunrise Highway is nearly legend. In 2008 the company filed several application permits with the Town of Hempstead’s zoning Board of Appeals to rebuild its 24,000 square-foot facility into a two-story, nearly 40,000 square-foot building. It was granted time extensions on those applications, only to let them all lapse. It let them lapse even after resistance from neighbors in 2008 forced it to negotiate with them to purchase a home and keep it residential, agree to no egresses/ingresses into neighboring streets and to provide certain types of fencing. In 2010 Tom Pohmer, chief financial officer of the company, explained to a reporter still pursuing the story that it was the economy preventing P.C. Richards from rebuilding due to the “great recession,” even after securing the variances. However, Your NewsMag learned that on April 2 P.C. Richards again applied for – and was granted - an extension on a reapplication to secure building permits to rebuild its Sunrise Highway store. It will have one year once securing the permits to build. What may have caught the board’s interest in granting

the extension was inclusion of a timeline of early-to-mid 2015 when construction could actually begin. Tom Pantelis, P.C. Richard’s attorney, said that an extension was indeed granted until October to secure building permits – to try yet again. “Plans are to begin construction in the new year, beginning in 2015,” he told this magazine. While resisting comment at first, Pohmer finally told this magazine that “Yes, we will attempt to build a new P.C. Richards at that location.” He said the store would close, and patrons would have

to shop at other stores until the new store could be reopened. The old Buick dealership building next to it would be torn down and the space used as a new parking lot, because the new building would be built out to occupy current parking spaces in the front of the building. Former plans had included tearing down the Buick building and placing a large tent on it where patrons could purchase store merchandise while the original building was rebuilt. But, as Pohmer concluded, he resisted commenting is because “those plans could change at any moment.”


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Car Dealer Questioned About Car Lot Full of SUVs

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eautify – or face opposition. That appeared to be the stark choice given Sun Auto Group of Wantagh owner Patrick Cassino after he was peppered with questions by members of the South Bellmore Civic Association meeting at the Bellmore Memorial Library last month about the lot he leased on May 1 that is now full of SUVs on Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue. Precisely what he will do before a court date on June 24 to answer a summons from the Town of Hempstead for illegal use of the lot, is uncertain. “It looks disgusting”, Jerry Kleinman said of the lot filled with upward of 100 SUVs that have occupied the former East Bay Diner space, which was torn down in 2013. “This is a setback for those of us who are trying to beautify the community,” Kleinman told this magazine. The South Bellmore Civic Association’s charter includes working to beautify the Merrick Road corridor with new plantings as it seeks to fix and repair roads, fencing, landscaping and storefronts in the Bellmore community to present a more aesthetic appearance. “He came in the middle of the night and the lot is ugly,” Kleinman continued. He suggested a fence with green eco-friendly vines such as ivy that would cover up the vehicles in the lot. Kleinman didn’t react positively to a white PVC fence encircling the lot to hide the vehicles.

THE ONLY LOT AVAILABLE Cassino explained to the 16 or so attendees that he took over the lot because “I searched five miles in three directions and couldn’t find an empty lot anywhere else to

store the new vehicles.” He said he wanted to buy the lot, but it wasn’t for sale. “I’m paying $7500 a month for a two-year lease,” he said, “and that’s too much for not owning the land.” But attendees and Jason Phillips, an SBCA official, reminded Cassino that they would like to see a fence to frame the lot, and to reduce the eyesore of tens of SUVs parked there. Sensing the resolve of the community in addressing the aesthetic nature of the lot, he said he was given a summons by the Town of Hempstead because the lot is “not zoned for this use,” and asked if there was a way to “offset the cost” to the community until the court date. Larry Weinberger, a developer along Merrick Road, suggested he take part of his monthly $7500 rental and, along with the owner’s tacit approval, put a portion of the money for the rent back into beautifying the property instead. Cassino answered that because he had been issued a summons by the Town of Hempstead to appear in court June 24 to answer it, he really could do nothing before that date because he didn’t know what the outcome would be. At one point, Cassino said the lot was empty, full of dirt and was strewn with garbage,

and that he had cleaned up the lot by adding gravel to it to make it look more presentable. “As a resident I may not want a lot full of cars, but I also would not want a dirty, empty lot full of garbage.” When Weinberger then said he could have placed a restaurant in that space, if the lot’s owner would have agreed, Cassino asked if neighbors behind the lot would object to two restaurants side by side. He inferred that shrubbery and white PVC fences were not necessarily the answers to appeasing neighbors when placing a restaurant on Merrick Road. Eileen Cazassa, co-president of the Bellmore Preservation Group, told this magazine after the meeting, “The diner and Viva Loco were side by side for years,” and the group heard of no problems from neighbors. Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg also posed a question after the meeting, “By what right does he have to turn the lot into a parking lot for SUVs?” He believed that Cassino should be given a summons each day he is in violation of the code, and spoke to the issue of making sure the town enforces its own codes. “The town must enforce its codes to allow and encourage more diverse and upscale” businesses to flourish along Merrick Road, he concluded.

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PetSmart To Build in Bellmore? P

reliminary work on parking lot lighting and new gas and water mains is progressing as PetSmart, Inc., a nationwide retailer of pet supplies, accessories and services, readies to reconstruct the former Rite-Aid store at the southwest corner of Merrick Road and Newbridge Road in Bellmore into a PetSmart store. A comment from a construction worker said the new work being performed on the building was for a PetSmart store coming in. Which lead to Town spokeswoman Susie Pokalsky telling Your NewsMag that the retailer applied for building permits in April to that specific location. And calls to PetSmart elicited this email response:

“Bellmore is an area we are currently looking at and we are hoping to join your community in the not too distant future.” Mike Silverman, owner Mutts & Butts of Merrick, which offers a range of pet accessories, supplies and provisions, told this magazine of PetSmart’s possible move literally down the street from them, “I’m not worried. People will go there and realize... we offer the best service, product and price.” The email concluded with a list of new store openings, and the remark, “If you don’t see the store you’re looking for, it may not be ready to open yet.” We’ll answer our own question with a … yes.

Graduation Day Is Near!

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eniors from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will be graduating on Sunday, June 29, at the NYCB Bank Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury. This marks the third season the district has used NYCB Bank Theatre to facilitate graduation. Said district Superintendent John DeTommaso: “Congratulations to our very talented and innovative students who have demonstrated strong commitment and outstanding achievement at our amazing schools. I am extremely proud of their accomplishments in academics, athletics, music, art, and commu-

nity involvement. I wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”

SCHEDULE Kennedy High School graduates will commence exercises at the theater at 9 a.m. Mepham High School graduates will commence exercises at the theater at 12 noon. Calhoun High School graduates will commence exercises at the theater at 3 p.m.


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There’s So Much to Celebrate This Month!

☞ TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGES 2, 3 AND 8 – NEWS P.C. Richards closes in on more definitive construction date; car dealer questioned about SUV lot on Merrick Road; PetSmart to build in Bellmore? Graduation schedules; Merrick 9/11 Memorial to get new benches.

PAGE 6 - PROFILE: Mutts & Butts Is Dedicated to Your Pet Since the 1970s Mutts & Butts has built a business caring for pets in the neighborhood to around Long Island. And it is now modernizing its look.

PAGE 7- MILESTONES: Home is Where the Heart Is Select-A-Home of Merrick is celebrating 35 years of finding affordable homes in the Bellmores, the Merricks and Wantagh.

PAGES 14, 14 AND 18: STUDENT GRADUATES A complete listing of Calhoun, Mepham and Kennedy High School students graduating in 2014

PAGES 22-26: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS A listing of Calhoun, Mepham and Kennedy senior students and their awards and scholarships

PAGES 30,31: MOVING UP A list of Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue Middle Schools students moving up to high school.

PAGE 32: CHAMBER AWARDS Merrick Chamber of Commerce Professional of the Year and the Merchant of the Year; and the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores Small Business Person of the Year

PAGE 34-38; ENTERTAINMENT Long Island International Film Expo opens July 9 in Bellmore; a complete listing of all the movies and showtimes; Joey Vega talks love and marriage on the Bellmore stage. PLUS: Senior retires to the acting life; something to wine about; Bellmore-Merrick BMUST teachers luncheon; Valedictorians and Salutatorians, The 35th Annual Cultural Arts Luncheon of the CHSD Cultural Arts Foundation.

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he school year is coming to a close and graduating students are getting ready for their next chapter of life. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! Over the last nine months working to bring Your NewsMag to every home, I have had the privilege of going to a variety of school shows, concerts and award presentations. I am so impressed with the students. Each school has bright, talented and community minded students with educators that help guide the children along a positive path.  There are many organizations that give to the community every day and provide even more on graduation, with scholarships and awards to hard-working dedicated students who stand out prominently to go the extra mile. A number of memorial scholarships even carry on the names of loved ones for the benefit of a student starting on their path. The number of awards and scholarships presented during Senior Award Night, for example, were overwhelming. This issue of Your NewsMag acknowledges the success of all graduating students by publishing their names in this issue. You will also find separate pages acknowledging Senior Award Night recipients, along with the organizations that provide awards and scholarships.   Moving up from middle school to high school is an important milestone.  Suddenly, the kids seem to grow bigger, stronger and more independent.  If your child is moving up you will find their names in this issue too. Kids are not the only ones moving up. Calhoun Principal David Seinfeld is moving to a new position as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Calhoun Assistant Principal Nicole Hollings will take his seat as the new Calhoun High School Principal. Meanwhile, Dana Bermas, current assistant principal at Chatterton, will be appointed the new Principal at Chatterton.  Congratulations to all of you!  As special note of best wishes to Cindy Davidowitz, retiring Principal of Chatterton, I can say first-hand as a parent of a child that went to Chatterton that your dedication to children and education has clearly made a difference.  

More to celebrate! Congratulations to Select-AHome Island South Realty celebrating 35 years in business. We wish you continued success. Mutts & Butts, another long-time business in the community, is getting face lift. We look forward to seeing its completion.    The Merrick Chamber of Commerce acknowledges outstanding service awards to the Merrick Professional of the Year Arlene Gregory from Century 21 American Homes and to Merrick Merchant of the Year Robert Klieger from Savall Drugs. Similarly, the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores awards Steve Eplan, president of the Rock Underground, its Small Business Person of the Year Award. Your NewsMag congratulates all the winners! And then there’s exciting entertainment coming to our neighborhood, with The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) coming to the Bellmore Movies July 9 through the 17. It is always an exciting, star-studded event right here in our community. Look for a two-page schedule in this issue. Your NewsMag is delivered to every home in the Merricks and Bellmores free of charge because you live here and are part of the community.  Advertising support pays for Your NewsMag, so please support participating businesses by shopping locally.  If you know something that is newsworthy please let us know.  If your business is having an anniversary or someone in your family is celebrating a special occasion, we want to know.  After all, your news is our news.  Please join us on facebook and visit www.YourNewsMag.com for daily and weekly news updates throughout the month.  I hope you enjoy this special keepsake June graduation issue of Your NewsMag. JILL BROMBERG Publisher Jill@YourNewsMag.com

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utts & Butts – it’s catchy, it rhymes and pet owners say it's like an old friend’s name. But only by knowing the origins of this long-standing pet supply store can its quirky name and dedication to service be understood. In the early 60s, Al Silverman owned and operated a beverage store just west of the existing 9000 square-foot space that Mutts & Butts now occupies on Merrick Road. Successfully selling beer and soda to locals, Silverman quickly learned from his customers that cigarettes were a much-requested item. Unable by law to sell them in his establishment, he purchased the nearby gas station on the corner of Merrick Road and Hewlett Avenue and converted the property into a store specializing in cigarettes to meet the specific demand of his customers. Now with an eye for what people wanted, he then noticed there was no place in town except the supermarket to buy dog or cat food, so the decision was made to include pet food. It was the selling of that odd combination that gave rise to the name Mutts & Butts, which was born in 1976 to explain concisely what could be found inside.

IT ALL ADDS UP Silverman’s son and Mutts & Butts co-owner Mike Silverman, explains, “It was a weird combination, but when I graduated from college in 1977 the supermarket aisles were overflowing with pet food and there were no stores around like this. And for 34 years there was no competition.” Referring to the sudden appearance of superstores such as Target, B.J.’s, PetCo and WalMart, he adds, “Now we have everybody around.” But meeting the specialty needs of his customer base is what still drives the business and attracts pet owners both near and far. In addition to a well-run store, Mike said their loyalty extends beyond customer care to the heart of their business – animals.

Mutts & Butts is upgrading its facade into a more modern look “We’re very community-minded. We support a lot of local animal rescue and support groups such as Last Hope, All About Spay and Neuter, Bobby and the Strays, Kat Konnection, the Town of Hempstead’s animal shelter and the Humane Society.” Indeed, cats are often available for adoption at Mutts & Butts, with a gorgeous Bengal cat having found a new home and two new kittens coming in hoping to find one. Also known for prompt service, a staggering variety of items, price matching and accepting competitor’s coupons, the ability to special-order goods, an eye-dazzling fresh and salt water aquatic center, a wellkept reptile and small animal room and a reliable, expert staff - many who have been there 10- to 20-plus years, customers gush with praise. “Today’s customers are more aware and demanding,” says Mike. “They learn about things on the Internet, such as Origins dog food, that almost has a cult following. We’re prepared to recommend foods for dogs with special needs, like allergies.”

SPECIAL ORDERS ARE A LABOR OF LOVE That’s when Joe Ervolino, a 20-year employee and pet food expert, steps in. “We carry anything that anybody wants and we’re very good at special ordering and try our hardest to get what it is people request.” Merokian Willy Williams, who recently came in to replace a leaking aquarium [CONT. ON PAGE 27] pipe, brought along his


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nd for Calhoun graduates and Select-A-Home/Island South Realty Corp. owners Jim Pooley (Class of ’71), Kathy O'Brien-Bay(’75) and Charlie Greco (’74), home is anywhere in the Merricks, in the Bellmores or in Wantagh they have successfully placed home buyers in these communities for over the last 35 years. In recognition of those 35 years of success, Select-A-Home/Island South Realty, at 324 Merrick Avenue, is throwing a big party all year – and everyone in the neighborhoods is welcome to join in.

“We’re the oldest brokerage in town,” remarked Pooley of the significance of 35 years serving the communities. Not only did the three principles graduate Calhoun, but their children went to Calhoun as well, and had several of the same teachers, said O'Brien-Bay. “Those were interesting years,” added Pooley. As a further testament to their ties to the community, their office used to be the renowned Dr. Rosenthal’s office from the 50s and 60s. “People come in to see us who used to live in Merrick and want to live here again, and remark how they were examined by

the doctor in this room” or that room, Pooley said, with a smile. Select-A-Home began modestly in 1979 when Pat Cardinale opened at a storefront next to Joe’s Bar, which is now Menna’s

Main Event on the strip mall.. Once they outgrew that storefront, they moved to “where Starbuck’s is now,” said Pooley. From there the realtor just continued to grow until Dr. Rosenthal’s

Many of the 38 fine agents that grace the offices of Select-A-Home/Island South Realty Corp.

home became ‘it.” Indeed, Marian Fraker Gutin of Mary Elmore Realty Corp. and former Merrick Chamber of Commerce president, joined forces with Select-A-Home in 2011, remarked O'Brien-Bay. Fraker-Gutin has been a realtor since the 1960s. The fact that Pooley, Bay-O’Brien and Greco – and several of their 38 Realtor agents - have lived in the communities all their lives helps give them a fast track on what’s happening real estate-wise within the communities they serve, they believe. “Spring is our best season,” said Pooley. “Prices are up, transactions are

up, though inventory curtailed slightly after having been up as well,” said Bay. For home seekers looking to get back into the Merricks and the Bellmores for their excellent schools, or for homeowners looking to Wantagh as their gateway to the beach, SelectA-Home/Island South Realty Corp. is celebrating its 35th anniversary and looks to put you into the home of your choice with a deal you can live with. Don’t just settle for a home, agents at Select-AHome will tell you, instead let them help you select a home you can call your own.

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Merrick’s 9/11 Memorial Preserve w ill get New Benches S

cout Troop 351 of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Van Roo Avenue in Merrick will

be busy this weekend, June 21 and 22, helping Benjamin Heo, a senior at Lutheran High

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Benjamin told Your NewsMag that he plans to build a a deck and place benches in the

9/11 memorial park developed by residents and Barry Fox of the Merrick preserve

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Home Owners Association on Hewlett Avenue, immediately north of Sunrise Highway. “I’ve been in the park before to help another Scout attain his Eagle Scout honors when he cleaned up the park,” said Benjamin. So for his Eagle Scout Project, he will put in 4’ x 4’ cement pilings into the ground and then build an 8’ x 10’ deck on top of the pilings. After that is completed, he will place park benches atop the deck so that people can sit under the trees and recreate at their leisure. He plans to plant ornamental vegetation in the park to provide a fresh look to the area. “I’m thinking of

perennials right now,” he said, such as shrubs. Benjamin said he has raised $850 through fundraising efforts, which have included letter writing and going door-to-door in his neighborhood. He adds that the fundraising effort is ongoing. When asked where he got plans for the deck, he said “online.” But he also will recruit the skill of his next door neighbor, a contractor, “Eric of EHI Home Improvement, who has provided tools, labor and professional expertise for my project.” Benjamin will look to Eric's help to guide the volunteers and oversee the project so that it is both a safe and

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sturdy structure. He also wished to thank “Sorenson Lumber of Glen Cove, who’s generous donation of materials has made my project possible.” Said Fox : : We support him 100%. He is helping enhance the immediate area around the 9/11 memorial by adding seats to rest on, while still keeping intact the wild nature of the preser ve as it leads back.” To donate to Benjamin's cause to beautify the memorial park, you can email him at 14heob@luhistudents. org, call his home at 379-2971 or send a check, written to Troop 351, to 1590 Richard Avenue, Merrick 11566.

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he 35th Annual Cultural Arts Luncheon was held at the Uniondale Marriott late last month. Amazingly, talented students from the five schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District were chosen to perform musically or to showcase their artistic and photographic creations. Auditions had been held at each of the five schools, and the adjudicators -members of the Bellmore-Merrick Cultural Arts Foundation and several faculty members -- seriously considered each candidate’s performance and/or display. Those who were selected performed and/or exhibited, while the attendees – students, family members, friends, teachers and administrators – enjoyed the entertainment and a delicious luncheon. Everyone left, having felt energized by the creative energy that permeated the brilliant dining room. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF EMILY SCHREIBER

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Calhoun, Mepham and Kennedy Valedictorians and Salutatorians T

he Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the Class of 2014 will be as follows:

CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL Valedictorian Katherine Kustas and Salutatorian Alexander Boyd

MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL Valedictorian Brian Keohane and Salutatorian Matthew Waldmann

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Valedictorian Benjamin Rabinowitz and Salutatorian Benjamin November According to the school district, all six students demonstrated a strong dedication to their academics and

responsibility to the Bellmore-Merrick community, all while remaining committed to their extracurricular activities and outside obligations. Remarked Superintendent of Schools John DeTommaso: “I’m so impressed by our valedictorians and salutatorians this year.” He added that they represent the talented and innovative student body that helps make up all three high schools. “I wish them the best of luck in everything they do in the future.” Board members who will speak at this year’s commencements include Dr. Nancy Kaplan at the Kennedy graduation, George (Skip) Haile at the Calhoun graduation and Joann DeL auter at the Mepham graduation.

Calhoun Valedictorian Katherine Kustas and Salutatorian Alexander Boyd

Mepham Valedictorian Brian Keohane and Salutatorian Matthew Waldman

Kennedy Valedictorian Benjamin Rabinowitz and Salutatorian Benjamin November


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Danielle Abrahams Zachary Abrams Danielle Ackerman Samantha Adelberg Erum Ahmed Brenda Alderete Julia Alfarone Joseph Aliamo Teenu Antony Thomas Apa Noah Arbesfeld Richard Arnold Benjamin Augugliaro Eric Axelrod Muneeb Babar Kirsten Back Philip Backus Molly Balan Logan Baldauf Juan Ballon Ryan Bank Lauren Barber Kieran Barrett-Snyder Christopher Battista Timothy Baumann Colin Bayer Robert Bayern Kristina Benada Jessica Benitez Joselin Benitez Zoe Berke Allison Bernstein Melissa Bianchi Joshua Bodden Nikoletta Bournias Alexander Boyd Johanna Boyes Argyro Boyle Caitlin Breivogel Sarah Brinsley Bryan Bristoll Kerri Buckley Thomas Buckley Sammy Caban Elyana Cabrera Tara Campbell Ryan Cangemi Geena Cantalupo Kayla Cappuzzo Brendan Carroll Kelsey Cassidy Matthew Catapano Matthew Cavanagh Mikayla Chamberlin Kevin Chan

Nora Charidah Matthew Charkowick Jennifer Chen Marie Chin Michelle Chin Patrick Chin Nicholas Chiusano Sarah Clahane Chelsey Cohen Patrick Connelly Emily Cooke Landon Cooper Michael Corona Danielle Costa Jonpaul Costello Kelsey Cotton Jonpaul Crichton Caroline Criscuola Nicole Crociata Casey Cummings Kaitlyn Cunningham Lauren D’Archangelis Harrison Davis Esther Deguerre Matthew DeJesu Evan DeLeo Nicolle Del Rosario John Delise Olivia Dellova Matthew DeLucia Michael DeSimone Kaitlyn Dever Frank DeVito Kiera Devens Michael DiCocco Danielle DiCostanzo Diega DiLorenzo Emily Dolan Kathleen Donnelly Brian Downey Dylan Drasin Nicholas D’Rozario Matthew Edwards Julia Egert Jamie Elfassy Sean Elliott Elias Encarnacion Victoria Ende Emily Faso William Federico Isabella Feldman Sasha Fernandez Alyssa Ferraro Jennifer Fitzsimmons Paige Fitzsimmons

2014 Kevin Flay Liam Floody Cortina Florez Jessica Foley Blake Forgione Henry Forgione Joseph Frasca Audrey Fritsch Nicholas Fronte Gerard Furey Corey Furia Matthew Futterman Vincent Gabriele Grayson Gallo Jacob Garber Alani Garcia Marjorie Garcia Kyra Gassmann Andrew Gibbons Vincent Giglia Courtney Gill Ashley Gladkowski Aaron Gochman Dylan Goldstein Rachel Gott Jessica Grab John Grenham Vincent Grippa Jonathan Gross Rachel Gullo Katherine Gutierrez Kimberly Hardwicke Russell Hayden Can Hayrioglu John Hendel Marc Hendrickson Randy Hernandez Sean Heverin Sammy Hijazi Andrew Hinrichs Timothy Hoffmann Thomas Holzmacher Michael Ieraci Joseph Jaghab Matthew Janicek Gabriel Jay Christopher Johnsen

William Jutt Samantha Kamelhar Matthew Karp Emily Kehrli Jack Kerner Rachel Kessler Danny Kirby Brianna Kitchener Alan Kovac Alix Kozin Kevin Krzeminski Katherine Kustas Lauren Lamonsoff Anderson Lascano Caitlyn Leavey Brandon Lee Jonathan Leiner Alexander Lent Michael Lenz Nicholas Leon Lucas Levin Monica Levy Nicholas Lewis Chan Lian Nicholas Libasci Ryan Libow Gabriella Librizzi Brittney Lief Casey Lievre Angela Lin Joseph Lizzi Brenden Lloyd Christopher Losak Colin Lowe Colleen MacBride Andrew Mahabir Daniel Maldonado Norah Maloney Danielle Mancini John Maraglio Anthony Marcantonio Alexandra Marcello Samantha Marchese Melanie Marinello Ashley Martin Shanelle Mason Zach Mastrangelo

Jessica Matalevich Julie Matzen Mary Mazzie Logan McAvoy Jennifer McElwain Kyle McGinley Sean McGinn Chloe McKeon Jonathan McLeod Aidan Meade Kristina Meere Taylor Meglio Christopher Melito Dawn Meltzer Melissa Menna Jordan Mentzel Jordan Meyers Cecilia Miguel Kevin Mirsky Max Mogel Valerie Monsen Samuel Morales Joshua Moran Kevin Moran Gina Morena Brandon Moucatel Dalian Moya Cindy Munguia Joe Munguia Gerard Muro Katherine Musse Robert Mutarelli Angelina Naula Matthew Neary Sean Negron Julia Neugebauer Peter Nieto Raiyan Noor Ali Marilyn O’Connor Breanne O’Hara Caitlin O’Hara Ryan O’Hara Eric Ohlendorf Kyle O’Sullivan Francis Ott Elias Pagiazitis Brianna Paoli

Allison Parascondola Vincent Pellegrino William Pellegrino Christian Peralta Arielle Peretz Rebecca Peretz Anthony Pirozzi Victoria Pizzimenti Aleco Podias Thomas Polimeni Dominic Pompa Stephen Ponticello Nicholas Ponzio Asa Powell Benjamin Prince Michael Proszak Athena Psyllis Amanda Quigley Jason Raff Giovanna Raheb Jesse Rallo Priya Ramkelawan Joseph Randazzo Jacqueline Ras Eric Ravens Kaitlin Reategui Melissa Reeves Dana Reilly Alexis Ricca Joseph Riccardo Bryanna Rivera Noah Rodgers Amanda Rodriguez Caridad Rodriguez Josue Rodriguez Benjamin Rosenberg William Rosenblum Matthew Rosin Rachel Ross Bridget Rossi Nicholas Rotondo Joseph Rubin Jeralayne Ruiz Eleanor Russini Monica Saba Adam Sajdak Samantha Sanky J Santagata Chelsey Satcowitz Lauren Savarese Brendan Schiaffo Jaclyn Schmitz Melissa Schneider Rebecca Schneider Samuel Schuster

Jaime Schwarz Daniel Sconzo John Scopo Allison Segal Kristin Serkisyan Farah Serur Duncan Sheridan Akeesha Sheriff Christopher Silvester Harpreet Singh Taylor Sipos Nicholas Skarren Drake Smith Rebecca Spina Quinn Spohrer Daniel St. John Christopher Steffen Jake Stein Lauren Strezenec Stephen Tappeto Emily Tenenbaum Lauren Tew Michael Tommer Brendan Tucker Shannon Tully Joseph Turrisi Brice Vadnais Aaron Valentin Shannon Vignola Alyssia Vitelli Molly Vizoso Matthew Vogel Suzanne Vogel Alyssa Waterman Jessica Weidler Zachary Weiner Lisa Weingarten Adam Wilkes Charles Wilson Nicole Witte Nicole Wojewoda Anthony Wong Kaitlin Woo Eric Zhou Zachary Ziccardi Joseph Zito Alex Zseller Paul Zydor


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Justin Abramovich Rachel Abramowitz Eric Abramson Rachel Acampora Sean Adler Eric ALcina Jennifer Alfonsi Emily Altstadter Gary Anderson Jr. Maheen Anjum Daniel Arndt Emily Aucoin Danielle Auty Scott Azus Jack Babbush Stephen Baker Nicholas Bandini Tyler Barnett Joshua Baron Gilda Barrera Philip Basile Steven Beigelman Ethan Beller Jessica Bendix Jake Berger Arielle Berkley Dana Berkowitz Gabrielle Bernstein Mallory Bernstein Marisa Bernstein Brianna Biancardi Ross Binder Michael Blane Madison Bleiwas Jeremy Blitzer Karen Bonilla Megan Bottcher Nicholas Bouris Nicholas Braccio Danielle Broder Spencer Broder Hunter Brodman Jake Brown Rachel Calagna Brian Calderaro Richard Calia Dylan Campbell Jesse Cardone Jeme Casco David Chen Sabrina Colmone Cody Cordova Jessica Coules Amanda Cuttitta John Cuttitta

Louis Cuttitta James Dachille Conor Daly Gianna Dano Rocco Dano Michael Dapolito Diana Davidoff Michael Dellacava Matthew Dell’Italia Danielle Delsignore Ariana Demetriades Erin DiFranco Nicole Donato Zachary Dorushkin Nicholas Dragonetti Joshua Dreyer Jacob Eckstein Michael Eddi Brandon Edge Max Eichler Danielle Eisenman Valentina Elegante JohnAustin Emory Alana Epstein Peter Eskander Roman Esposito Daniel Estevez Samantha Fastlich Justin Feder Justin Feigeles Ross Feldman Thomas Ferner Casey Ferri Brett Fishman Adam Fradkin Jared Friedman Donovan Gallion Oren Gamliel Justin Ganca Alexandra Gershon Sydney Gold Sydney Goldschlag Kevin Gonzalez Wyatt Goodwin Adam Gordon Evan Gordon Brooke Gossert Lindsy Granados Jared Gray Isabelle Greenbaum Joshua Greenberg Samuel Gressel Carly Grisar Ariana Grob Jamie Gross

2014 Daniel Grym Carol Habib Jared Halstrom Kristiana Hanna Danielle Hansen Phillip Heepe Jacqueline Himelfarb Kylie Honigfeld Trevor Howe Sardy Hughes Ryan Hyman Alexandra Iannarelli Matthew Ilich Jason Iloulian Anthony Indelicato Suhedi Jairam Zachary Jakab Sami Jateen Rebecca Jellinek Daniel Jeong Olivia Johansen Allison Jones Sydney Kaden Remi Kadyimov Jeeyoon Kang Dara Kaplan Michael Kaplan Hallie Katz Tyler Katz Alexander Kaufman Eric Kay Danielle Kephart Sarah Khalil Michele Kiefer Casey King Carly Klein Adam Klug Amanda Knee Briana Krackow Liana Kramer Ashley Kravitz Danielle Kreuder Craig Kuhnert Dean Kurzweil Timothy Kutil Adam Laissaoui Justin Langro

Laura Lanzillotta Jake Lapidot Daniel Lastraglio Philip Laudo Gloria Law Bari Lawner Carly Lennon Corey Levit Ryan Levy Matthew Lifman Nicole Liotta Thomas Lisi Connor Longo Victoria Lugo John Mahon Leiana Maiberg Nicole Marcus Monica Marzec Deana Marziliano Samantha Mauser Gabrielle Mayorga Michaela Mazur Madison McGlone Ryder Mellett Melissa Miksits Samantha Milazzo Austin Miller Jared Miller Russell Miner Alexa Mirotznik Brooke Mittleberg Timothy Montera Gregory Mora Jessica Morganstern Ian Morrison Joshua Moskowitz Kristen Mulvey Javiera Munoz Brittany Nagel Rohan Nagpal Daniel Louis Nairay Victoria Nellen Justin Neugeboren Joseph Nonna Benjamin November Sean O’Donnell Oksana Onyshchak

Brian Osma Dean Ostrofsky Emily Oszust Paul Paczkowski Alyssa Palermo Anthony Passeggio Eve Pauly Amanda Pellegrino Raven Peterson Nicholas Petrelli Nicholas Pietrafesa Aaron Plass Daiana Ploscaru Matthew Polirer Melissa Pope Konnor Press Franki Priore Stacey Pudalov Joshua Raber Benjamin Rabinowitz Alex Reiter Paige Resnick Nikki Reyes Cooper Richman Jordan Rivelli Chelsea Rizzo Kathleen Rocke Andrew Rodriguez Leanna Rodriguez Victoria Romano Marco Romeo Sydney Rosenblum Shane Rosenthal Sara Rothery Jaclyn Rudolf Anthony Russo Jacob Sachs Noah Safon Yasmin Salemi Joseph Salvaggio Rachel Sandomir Benjamin Sather Jordyn Schlussel Olivia Schmidt Adam Schneebaum Danielle Schreiber Kimberly Schwamb Casey Sciandra Nicholas Scimeca Richard Shane Andrew Sheehan Morgan Sher Corey Siegel Jordan Siegel Patrick Siegler

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Jacqueline Aberger Naomi Aguirre Sunaina Ahmed Nicolette Alexander John Alfano Anthony Aliamo Victoria Amberge James Ancona Patrick Andrews Erika Anzalone Jonathan Arcese Katelyn Arizaga Annmarie Arnone Anne Marie Artieda Christopher Asher William Asher Matthew Assael Charlotte Astre Ian Avanzato Ian Balas Miranda Balash Nicole Baricevic Michael Bassey Kelsey Bazarewski Nicholas Bazarewski Andrea Bazilio Paul Bell Michelle Beery Nicholas Birro Katerina Bolic Jennifer Borzym Dominick Bove Amanda Bowrosen Nicholas Bragman Jonathan Breidenbach Joseph Breitman Ian Brill Lisa Brobst Kyle Brodsky John Brown Dakota Buckley Kerstyn Burmann Donald Burton Kevin Cabrera Megan Caiaccia Alex Caramanica Timothy Cardace Lauren Carron Nicholas Casamassima Sabrina Casiraro James Cavuto Beatriz Chacon Joseph Chanice

Jacqueline Checkla Nicholas Chibbaro Dylan Christie Emily Chu Maria Cipriano Kerrin Clark Matthew Clay Joseph Clerici Arthur Comer William Clifford Vincent Commisso Keith Connellan Kaitlyn Connelly Noelle Connelly Taylor Cooksey Meghan Corles Christian Corona Daniel Coster Kaitelan Coveny Marissa Croce Anthony Cruz Emmett Daly Jr. Ilyssa Daniels Thomas Danz John D’Avanzo Dakota Davis Chandler Day Tyler Decena Alana DeGregorio Nicholas Delgiudice Vincent Delia Erin DeNicola Omer Derneklioglu Sasha Deshuk-Flores Juliana Dijkstra Lena Diller Michael DiMiceli Jessica Donohue Harrison Dorcilien Samuel D’Sa Olivia Duggan Ashley Dunn Thomas Durante Christopher Durkin Jason Epler Tara Eyring Rachel Fain Maryann Ferrara Kaitlyn Ferreiro Joshua Ferris Salvatore Ferro Cristyn Fey James Fontanella Alyssa Ford Shari Forman

2014 Michael Formanek Steven Forte Lindsey Fowler Kyle Fragola Brianna Frobosilo Amanda Fucci Christopher Gabriel Jaymes Gabrielli Yael Gadasi Sabrina Garone Joshua Gaufman Kevin Gavilanes Benjamin Geier Aaron Geiger Ross Gershman Amreen Ghazi Rebecca Giandalia Gregory Giglia David Gilroy Kellie Anne Gilroy Shane Gingrich Renee Ginsberg Jessica Giovino Daniel Giustino Daniel Gluck Jacqueline Goedel Stephen Goldsmith Aaron Goldstein Reed Gonsowski Connor Gordon Derrick Gordon Joseph Greco Laurel Gumpert Catherine Hackett Emily Hagarty Brandon Hall James Hancock Tracey Hanes Kyla Hansen Sarah Hasan Mitchell Haslam Daniel Healey Katierose Healey Jacob Hecker Estefani Hernandez Louis Hernandez

Nikki Hodkinson Rachel Hoenings Annalise Hoffman Benjamin Hoffman Syed Huda Angelo Iannarelli Mohamed Ibrahim Amanda Jacobs Victoria Jacobs Nicole Jacubovics Joseph Jaghab Riley Jaskola Abigail Johnson Despina Kamarinos Jake Kamelhar Mark Kamelhar Daniel Kapps Adam Karolewicz Harmandeep Kaur Kiara Kaylor Kevin Keelan Bradley Kelly Brenden Kelly Samantha Kelly Brian Keohane Mary Anne Kirby Shira Konigstein David Kormos Nicole Koutsos Tyler Kraus Shannon Kropelunski Alexander Kuzminski Gabrielle Lagomarsini Dana Laubis Austin Laplante Vincent Le Crann William Lemus Jr. Patrick Leonard Christopher Lewis Tony Li Andrew Licausi Kayla Lichtman James Longo Julia Lunavictoria Kaela Lynch

Marianna Macaluso Sean Mahoney Danielle Malek Luke Marmo Nicholas Martino Andrew Mas Daniel Marzella Sabrina Mastrangelo John Mauro Kassandra McAdam Caitlin McGrath Bridgid McNeill Kelly McQuillan Stephanie Melia Kevin Mendez Dean Metacarpa Patrick Metz Christopher Meyer Sara Micieli Arianna Miller Erica Miller Kailee Miller Emilio Minichiello Manny Mojica Andrew Montalti Jessica Monteserrato Angela Moran Michael Morrow John Moser Gabriel Muenzer Nauman Muhammad Eric Myones David Narine Keven Neira Sean O’Brien Gianna Olivo Alec Ostrager Kristen Ottaviano Morgan Paccione Ciera Paily Phillip Pandolfo Matthew Panzarino Daniel Paradise Allison Patwell Thomas Patwell

Bryan Pazienza Amanda Pecchillo Joseph Pellechia Cassandra Peters Daniel Pflaumer Kevin Pierre Norbert Piotrowski Nicholas Pitti Michael Polimeni Amanda Pomeranz Victoria Ponce Alanna Power Corey Preattle Dominick Raheb Nicole Reilly Evan Renton Austin Replogle Adam Ritzer Melissa Rivelli Antonio Rivera Christine Rizzacasa Tara Robles Michael Rubinstein Taylor Russo Shane Saint Joy Aryanna Santiago Sabrina Saylor Joseph Scalice Daniel Scalici Sierra Scalisi Kaitlyn Scavuzzo Nicholas Scherer Kaitlyn Schmidt Emily Schmitt Maria Schneider Alex Schulman Danielle Schulman Jennifer Schulman Robyn Schwartz Samantha Scoca Kaya Scott Eric Seltzer John Sherlock Thomas Sheroff Robert Shevins Olivia Shipley Hamza Siddiqui Jamie Silver Nadine Simpson Toni Simpson Kevin Sinetar Brittany Singh Daniel Singh Simran Singh

Maria Skidmore Ryan Smith Christina Stasio Ryan Soroka Nicole Stern Dylan Stock Rachel Strube Brett Stutts Christopher Sullivan Kelcey Taylor Samantha Tierney Nicolette Thompson Brianna Tohme Jessica Treiber Samantha Trupo Holima Trye Robert Tucci Ashley Tynan Brittany Tynan Yuki Uehara James Valentino Tonimarie Valeriano Elizabeth Varsos Christopher Vento Karla Veras Anthony Vicario Alex Vicente Anthony Vignola James Virgona Erica Waldman Matthew Waldmann Connor Walsh Jaime Walsh Robert Walsh Stefanie Warner Sam Wasik Rebecca Weisman Jillian Weiss Rachel Wigand Kevin Wilson Sean Wilson Thomas Wischerth Adam Wolin Shakeel Woodley Joseph Zagarino Daniel Ziegler Oren Zigdon Mark Zink Nicolas Zolezzi Brian Zuelch Aleksandra Zukoff


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The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores ^ƚĞƉďŽǀĞ ^ƚĂŝƌďƵŝůĚĞƌƐ͕>>............... ϲϳϵͲϮϲϮϮ ĐĂĚĞŵLJDŽƌƚŐĂŐĞŽƌƉ........ ϱϬϰͲϯϯϬϬ ĐĐŽƵŶƚƐ ZĞƚƌŝĞǀĂďůĞ^LJƐƚĞŵ͕/ŶĐ͘ .... ϳϴϯͲϲϱϲϲ ĚǀĂŶƚĂŐĞĐƵƉƵŶĐƚƵƌĞ dŚĞƌĂƉLJΘDĂƐƐĂŐĞ ......... ϯϭϯͲϱϬϱϮ īŽƌĚĂďůĞ&ƵĞůƐ ..................... ϴϮϲͲϬϬϵϵ 'ůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂů^ƵƉƉůLJŽ͕͘/ŶĐ͘ .. ϮϮϭͲϮϮϬϵ ůůďŽƵƚ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚ ................... ϰϲϮͲϳϳϳϳ ůůŽƵŶƚLJ>ŝŵŽƵƐŝŶĞ .............. ϳϴϱͲϬϱϬϬ ůůŝĞĚĐĐŽƵŶƚ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ͕/ŶĐ͘ ... ϳϴϯͲϵϱϬϬ ůůƐƚĂƚĞͲŽŶŶĞĞůLJŐĞŶĐLJ .... ϳϴϭͲϳϳϮϮ ůƉŚĂďĞƚůĂŶĚ ĂLJ^ĐŚŽŽůΘĂŵƉ........... ϴϮϲͲϵϯϯϵ ŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƵůůZĞŶƚĂůƐ............. ϳϭϯͲϭϬϯϵ ŵŵĞůŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶŽƌƉ͘ ..... ϮϮϭͲϰϬϴϭ ŶĚĞƌƐĞŶ͛Ɛ^ƉƌŝŶŐΘ tĞůĚŝŶŐŽƌƉ͘ ................... ϳϴϱͲϳϯϯϳ ƌďLJ͛ƐŽĨĞůůŵŽƌĞ .................. ϯϬϴͲϰϱϯϱ ĂŶŶĞƌdƌĂŶƐŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ ............. ϮϮϭͲϵϰϱϵ ĞĚĨŽƌĚĂŶĚDĂŶĞ.................. ϮϮϭͲϱϮϱϯ ĞĚĨŽƌĚĞůŝ............................ ϳϴϯͲϬϭϱϱ ĞĚĨŽƌĚ^ƚĂƟŽŶĞƌLJ ................. ϮϮϭͲϮϮϯϰ ĞĚĨŽƌĚtŝŶĞΘ>ŝƋƵŽƌ............ ϳϴϱͲϬϮϲϴ ĞůůĂ:ĞǁĞůƌLJ ........................... ϯϱϱͲϴϳϱϯ ĞůůŵŽƌĞŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ>ĞŐŝŽŶ WŽƐƚϵϰϴ ............................ ϳϴϯͲϳϭϮϳ ĞůůŵŽƌĞƵƚŽŵŽƟǀĞ/ŶĐ͘....... ϳϴϯͲϭϭϴϴ ĞůůŵŽƌĞĞĂŶĂĨĞ ................ ϴϬϰͲϰϲϮϰ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ&ĂŵŝůLJWƌĂĐƟĐĞ ........ ϲϳϵͲϯϲϮϳ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ&ŝƌĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ...... ϮϮϭͲϰϰϭϴ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ&ŝƌĞŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ .............. ϳϴϭͲϵϮϰϬ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ,ĞƌĂůĚ...................... ϱϲϵͲϰϬϬϬ

ĞůůŵŽƌĞ:ĞǁŝƐŚĞŶƚĞƌ .......... ϳϴϭͲϯϬϳϮ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ>ŝŽŶƐůƵď ................ ϳϴϯͲϭϰϳϭ ĞůůŵŽƌĞ DĞŵŽƌŝĂů>ŝďƌĂƌLJ ......ϳϴϱͲϮϵϵϬdžϭϭϳ ĞůůŵŽƌĞDĞƌƌŝĐŬD^............ ϳϴϱͲϳϳϬϬ ĞůůŵŽƌĞDŽǀŝĞƐĂŶĚ dŚĞ^ŚŽǁWůĂĐĞ ................. ϳϴϯͲϯϭϵϵ ĞůůŵŽƌĞWůĂLJŚŽƵƐĞ ............... ϳϴϯͲϵϲϲϵ ĞůůŵŽƌĞWŽƐƚKĸĐĞ ............... ϳϴϭͲϴϭϭϭ ĞůůŵŽƌĞZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶůƵď ...... ϳϴϯͲϬϯϯϬ ĞůůŵŽƌĞhŶŝƚĞĚDĞƚŚŽĚŝƐƚ EƵƌƐĞƌLJ^ĐŚŽŽů .................. ϮϮϭͲϭϰϴϯ ĞůůŵŽƌĞsĞƚĞƌĂŶƐŽĨ&ŽƌĞŝŐŶtĂƌƐ WŽƐƚηϮϳϳϬ ........................ ϳϴϱͲϮϲϭϳ ĞůůŵŽƌĞsĞƚĞƌŝŶĂƌLJ,ŽƐƉŝƚĂů ... ϯϬϴͲϰϬϱϬ ĞůůŵŽƌĞsŝůůĂŐĞ ŚŝƌŽƉƌĂĐƟĐΘtĞůůŶĞƐƐ .... ϴϬϵͲϵϭϵϭ ĞůůŵŽƌĞͬEŽĞůůŵŽƌĞ ƵdžŝůŝĂƌLJWŽůŝĐĞ.................. ϲϰϰͲϵϴϱϲ ƌ͘DŝĐŚĂĞůĞƌŬĞŶĨĞůĚ͕^... ϮϮϭͲϲϮϲϮ ŝŐŚĞĞƐĞ͕/ŶĐ͘ ...................... ϮϯϲͲϳϱϯϯ ŝůůLJĞĂŶ͛Ɛ^ŚŽǁƟŵĞĂĨĞ .... ϳϴϯͲϬϬϬϯ ůŽƐƐŽŵ&ĂƌŵĞůŝ .................. ϳϴϯͲϳϵϲϬ dŽŵƌƵĐŝĂ͕&W ...................... ϱϮϭͲϳϯϲϮ ƵŝůƚtĞůů^ŽůĂƌŽƌƉ͘.............. ϲϵϱͲϭϬϬϬ ĂŝŶĞŽƵƚƵƌĞ ......................... ϮϮϭͲϯϭϯϰ ĂƌǀĂůŚŽƐZĞƐƚĂƵƌĂŶƚ.............. ϲϳϵͲϯϯϬϬ ĂƌLJŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ͕/ŶĐ͘ ........... ϲϳϵͲϱϭϬϳ ĞŶƟŐƌĂĚĞ,ĞĂƟŶŐΘŽŽůŝŶŐ ŽƌƉ͘ ................................. ϴϮϲͲϵϮϳϯ ĞŶƚŽƌĞŚŝƌŽƉƌĂĐƟĐ͕W͘͘ ....... ϲϳϵͲϬϵϬϬ ŚĞƌƌLJǁŽŽĚ&ŽŽƚĂƌĞ ........... ϴϮϲͲϵϬϬϬ ŚŝƌŽDŽŵ͕dŚĞKĸĐĞŽĨ ƌ͘ĂŶĂtĂůƚĞƌƐ ............... ϮϮϭͲϭϮϭϮ

ŚŽĐŽůĂƚĞtŽƌŬƐŽĨ ĞůůŵŽƌĞDĞƌƌŝĐŬ .............. ϵϬϬͲϭϭϭϵ ůĂŝƌ^͘ĂƌƚŚŽůŽŵĞǁΘ^ŽŶ /ŶĐ͘ .................................... ϳϴϱͲϬϮϮϱ ůŽƚŚĞƐůŝŶĞ ůŽƚŚŝŶŐŽŵƉĂŶLJ............. ϱϱϳͲϮϭϲϮ ŽŚĞŶΘDĂƐŽŶW͛Ɛ............. ϲϳϵͲϭϵϳϬ ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJWĂƌĞŶƚĞŶƚĞƌ ...... ϳϳϭͲϵϯϰϲ ŽŵƉƵƚĞƌtŽƌŬƐ ŽŶƐƵůƟŶŐ'ƌŽƵƉ͕>> ....... ϴϴϵͲϯϲϬϬ ŽŶŶĞĐƚŚƵƌĐŚ ...................... ϱϬϬͲϭϭϯϯ ŽƐƚĞůůŽ͛ƐĐĞ,ĂƌĚǁĂƌĞ ......... ϮϮϭͲϬϬϭϬ ŽnjLJŽĐŽŽŶ ...........................ϮϮϭͲKz ƌĞĂƟǀĞƌƚƐ ĞƐŝŐŶ^ƚƵĚŝŽ/ŶĐ͘ ............. ϲϬϲͲϲϮϭϳ ƌĞĂƟǀĞWĂƌƚŶĞƌƐ .................... ϵϲϳͲϬϱϵϮ ƌŽƐƐ&ŝƚ/ŶǀĂƐŝŽŶ .................... ϯϬϴͲϰϬϭϬ ƌŽƐƐĮƚDĞƌƌŝĐŬ ...................... ϲϬϴͲϵϯϴϵ ƌƵŝƐĞWůĂŶŶĞƌƐ ....................... ϲϮϬͲϬϴϱϱ ĂŶŶLJ͛ƐŚŝŶĞƐĞ<ŝƚĐŚĞŶ ........ ϳϴϯͲϵϬϬϬ ĞĂƌ>ŝƩůĞŽůůŝĞƐ>d͘ ............ ϲϳϵͲϬϭϲϰ EĂƐƐĂƵŽƵŶƚLJ>ĞŐŝƐůĂƚŽƌ ĂǀŝĚĞŶĞŶďĞƌŐ ............. ϰϬϵͲϲϲϮϯ ŝƌƚLJĂǁŐ .............................. ϳϴϱͲϮϰϰϮ ^ĂŶĐĞĞŶƚĞƌ ................. ϳϴϯͲϲϳϯϰ ĚǁĂƌĚ:ŽŶĞƐ/ŶǀĞƐƚŵĞŶƚƐ ..... ϳϴϯͲϯϬϰϲ ŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶŵĞŶƚWůƵƐDŽƌĞ ..... ϳϴϯͲϰϮϬϬ džĞĐƵƟǀĞ ^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ^LJƐƚĞŵƐ ............... ϳϴϱͲϵϲϬϬ &ĂŵŝůLJ&ĞŶĐĞ .......................... ϳϴϯͲϰϵϬϰ &ŝŶŬĞƌtĞůůŶĞƐƐ ...................... ϳϲϱͲϯϮϳϮ &ŝƌƐƚEĂƟŽŶĂůĂŶŬ ŽĨ>ŽŶŐ/ƐůĂŶĚ .................... ϲϳϵͲϲϮϬϬ &ůĞŝƐĐŚĞƌĞŶƚĂů'ƌŽƵƉ͕W͘͘ ... ϴϮϲͲϯϱϮϬ

&Žƌ'ŽŽĚŶĞƐƐ^ƚĞĂŬƐ ............. ϳϴϯͲDd &ŽƵƌ^ĞĂƐŽŶƐ ĞƐŝŐŶ'ƌŽƵƉ ...... ϳϴϭͲϯϭϱϱydϭϭϵ 'ĞůůĞƌĞŶƚĂů'ƌŽƵƉ͕W͘͘ ........ ϳϴϱͲϰϳϰϰ 'ĞŶĞƐŝƐƌĞĂƟŽŶƐ ŽŶƚƌĂĐƟŶŐ>ƚĚ͘................. ϳϴϯͲϱϰϱϰ 'ĞŶŶĂƌŽ:ĞǁĞůĞƌƐ ................... ϳϴϱͲϬϭϯϰ 'ĞŶǁŽƌƚŚ&ŝŶĂŶĐŝĂůͲDĂƌŐĞůŝĂƐ ͞>ŽŶŐdĞƌŵĂƌĞ /ŶƐƵƌĂŶĐĞ^ƉĞĐŝĂůŝƐƚ͟......... ϵϵϲͲϴϴϳϵ 'ĞƌƌĂƚŽŐĞŶĐLJ͕/ŶĐ͘ ............... ϴϮϲͲϯϲϲϲ 'ŝŽǀĂŶŶŝĂďŽƚŽ >ŽĚŐĞηϮϯϳϮ ..................... ϯϵϬͲϳϭϵϵ ƌ͘DŝĐŚĂĞů'ŽŽĚŵĂŶ ............ ϮϮϭͲϯϯϭϬ ,ĂŝƌīĞdž/ŶĐ͘ .......................... ϮϮϭͲϮϬϮϮ ,ĂǀĞzŽƵ,ĞĂƌĚ͍͕/ŶĐ͘ ............. ϰϬϵͲϬϮϴϯ ,ŝŐŚͲdĞĐŚĞƐŝŐŶ WůƵŵďŝŶŐĂŶĚ,ĞĂƟŶŐ͕ /ŶĐ͘ .................................... ϴϬϱͲϲϬϰϬ ,ŝůůƐŝĚĞͲ>ĂŶĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐ ............. ϮϮϭͲϳϬϳϰ ,ŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĂů^ŽĐŝĞƚLJ ŽĨƚŚĞĞůůŵŽƌĞƐ ............... ϳϴϱͲϮϱϵϯ ,ŽƞŝdžƋƵĞĞŶ ............................ ϯϬϴͲϳϱϳϱ /ŶĐŽŵĞdĂdžWůƵƐ ...................... ϳϴϱͲϯϬϰϲ /ŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞ&ĞĞƚƐŽĨĞůůŵŽƌĞ͕ /ŶĐ͘ .................................... ϴϮϲͲϯϯϯϴ /ŶŶĞƌͲŝƌĐůĞĞďƚ^ŽůƵƟŽŶƐ..... ϴϬϰͲϱϴϲϳ /ƐůĂŶĚ&ĞĚĞƌĂůƌĞĚŝƚhŶŝŽŶ ................... ϲϯϭͲϴϱϭͲϭϭϬϬĞdžƚ͘ϭϲϬϮ /ƐůĂŶĚ'ƌĞĞŶĞƌLJ ..................... ϳϴϱͲϬϯϰϵ /ƐůĂŶĚtŝĚĞ^ƉĞĞĐŚ ................ ϰϭϱͲϮϳϱϭ :ĞƌƌLJ͛ƐƵƚŽĞŶƚĞƌ ................. ϳϴϱͲϴϰϬϬ ^ĂŶĚƌĂ'͘:ŽŚŶƐŽŶW͕W͘͘ ... ϰϬϵͲϭϭϮϬ <͘͘ŝĐLJĐůĞZĞƉĂŝƌ .................. ϴϮϲͲϬϰϱϳ

Do you have a business in the Bellmores? EŽǁŝƐƚŚĞƟŵĞƚŽũŽŝŶ͊ zŽƵƌŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞƐƵƉƉŽƌƚƐůŽĐĂůďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐǁŝƚŚ͗

ͻZŝďďŽŶƵƫŶŐĞƌĞŵŽŶŝĞƐ ͻ^ŚŽƉ>ŽĐĂůĚǀĞƌƟƐŝŶŐĂŵƉĂŝŐŶ ͻŶŶƵĂůŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJůŵĂŶĂĐ ͻŚĂŵďĞƌŝƌĞĐƚŽƌLJŽĂƌĚ

ͻŚĂŵďĞƌtĞďƐŝƚĞ ͻDĞŵďĞƌͲƚŽͲDĞŵďĞƌŝƐĐŽƵŶƚƐ ͻdŚĞĞůůŵŽƌĞĂƌ^ŚŽǁ ͻ^ƉŽŶƐŽƌŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJǀĞŶƚƐ

ͻWƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ,ŽůŝĚĂLJĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ ƚŚŽƵŐŚŽƵƚƚŚĞĞůůŵŽƌĞƐ ͻǁĂƌĚƐĂŶĚ^ĐŚŽůĂƌƐŚŝƉƐ ͻĞůůŵŽƌĞ&ĂŵŝůLJ^ƚƌĞĞƚ&ĞƐƟǀĂů

ͻhƉĚĂƚĞƐŽŶƚŚĞEĂƐƐĂƵŽƵŶĐŝů ŽĨŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ ͻDŽŶƚŚůLJEĞǁƐůĞƩĞƌΘDĞĞƟŶŐƐ ͻEĞƚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐKƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ

Strength and Stability • Serving the business community for over 50 years. The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores ǁǁǁ͘ďĞůůůŵŽƌĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͘ĐŽŵͻŝŶĨŽΛďĞůůŵŽƌĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͘ĐŽŵͻϮϳϬϬWĞƫƚǀĞŶƵĞ͕ĞůůŵŽƌĞEzϭϭϳϭϬ


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The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores <ĞĞͲĂĐWŚĂƌŵĂĐLJ .................. ϮϮϭͲϰϬϮϮ <ŝƩŽŶ͕ŚĞƌLJůƐƋ͘ ................. ϴϮϲͲϭϭϬϬ <ŝǁĂŶŝƐůƵďŽĨƚŚĞĞůůŵŽƌĞƐ͕ /ŶĐ͘ .................................... ϲϴϬͲϰϯϬϳ <ŶŝŐŚƚƐŽĨŽůƵŵďƵƐηϯϲϴϵ ... ϳϴϱͲϵϰϬϳ ƌ͘ĂǀŝĚ,͘<ƌŝŶƐŬLJ ................ ϳϴϱͲϮϭϳϭ >ŝƐĂ&ƌĂƐĐĂ͘ĐŽŵ͕ĞƌƟĮĞĚ ,ĞĂůƚŚŽĂĐŚ.............. ϵϭϳͲϴϯϰͲϮϬϬϬ >ŝƩůĞŝŐĂƌ&ĂĐƚŽƌ.................... ϮϮϯͲϰϳϱϴ >ŝǀŝŶŐƐƚŽŶ &ŽŽƚĂƌĞ^ƉĞĐŝĂůŝƐƚƐ ......... ϴϮϲͲϬϭϬϯ DĂĚŽŶĂŽůĞKƌŝŐŝŶĂůƐ ........... ϳϴϯͲϵϭϳϴ DĂƌLJ<ĂLJŽƐŵĞƟĐƐ ............... ϳϴϭͲϮϲϮϵ DĂƵŝtŽǁŝ ............................. ϱϮϭͲϰϬϬϴ ƌ͘WĂƵůZ͘DĞĚŝĐŝ͕^ ........... ϳϴϭͲϱϰϬϱ DĞĚŝƚĞƌƌĂŶĞĂŶŝŶĞƌ.............. ϮϮϭͲϴϳϮϭ dŚĞDĞƌŐĞ .............................. ϳϴϱͲϵϬϴϲ DĞƚƌŽƉŽůŝƚĂŶ WŚLJƐŝĐĂůdŚĞƌĂƉLJ ............... ϱϴϲͲϱϱϯϯ DĞLJĞƌŽǁŝƚnjΘDĞLJĞƌŽǁŝƚnj͕ W͛Ɛ .................................. ϯϳϵͲϮϳϳϬ DŽŽŶŇŽǁĞƌzŽŐĂ͕/ŶĐ͘............ ϱϱϳͲϮϮϬϲ DŽƌŶŝŶŐZŽƐĞĂĨĠ ................. ϮϮϭͲϮϬϭϬ DƵƐŝĐŵƉŽƌŝƵŵ .................... ϮϮϭͲϰϴϴϴ EĂŶĐLJ͕ ͞dŚĞƵƉĐĂŬĞ>ĂĚLJ͟ ......... ϲϳϵͲϲϳϬϬ EĂƐƐĂƵŽƵŶƚLJ WŽůŝĐĞͲϭƐƚWĐƚ͘ .................. ϱϳϯͲϲϭϬϬ EĂƐƐĂƵŽƵŶƚLJ WŽůŝĐĞͲϳƚŚWĐƚ͘ ................. ϱϳϯͲϲϳϬϬ EĂƐƐĂƵ^ƵīŽůŬ ^ĐŚŽŽůŽĂƌĚƐƐƐŽĐ͘ ........ ϳϴϭͲϮϬϱϯ EĂƐƐĂƵ dƌĞĂƐƵƌĞƐhŶůŝŵŝƚĞĚ .......... ϳϴϱͲϭϲϭϴ

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Calhoun Senior Recognition Night Recipients for 2014

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Frank Gerhardt Award Farah Serur Charles Reinhard Award Alex Zseller Norman Levy Public Service Award Adam Wilkes Justice Frank A. Gulotta Memorial Scholarship Award Katherine Kustas Office of the Supervisor Max Mogel

Lyla Stern Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Spina Joan Luca (Paolillo) Memorial Award Geena Cantalupo Tyler Seaman Memorial Scholarship Landon Cooper, Brendan Tucker Stephen H. Waterman Memorial Scholarship Brendan Schiaffo Kiwanis Club of Merrick Patrick Chin

Office of the Supervisor Community Service and Academic Excellence Award Maz Mogel

Community Service Scholarship Jonpaul Crichton

County Executive Community Award Monica Levy

Key Club Scholarships Kirsten Back, Marie Chin, Eric Ravens

Nassau County Legislative Student Citizenship Award Michael Corona, Zachary Abrams

Herald Journalism Award Dana Reilly, Rebecca Spina

Nassau County Comptroller’s Achievement Award Caitlin O’Hara

Merrick Chamber of Commerce Award Sean McGinn, Sean Heverin

Jaclyn Amiel Art Memorial Scholarship Gerard Munro Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship Mikayla Chamberlin Tim Davy Memorial Scholarship Matthew Cavanagh Eric C. Doll Memorial Scholarship Robert Mutarelli, Brendan Tucker

Robert E. Purick Fine Arts Scholarship Samantha Adelberg Bellmore Merrick United Secondary Teachers Scholarship Emily Faso, Amanda Rodriquez Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores Alani Garcia

Steven Fisher Memorial Scholarship Nora Charidah

The Sons of Italy/ The John S. Maiorana Memorial Scholarship Victoria Ende

Dennis Griggs Memorial Scholarship Charles Wilson

American Legion Award Shanelle Mason

Long Island Blood Services Marie Chin Kirsten Back Breaking Boundaries Kiera Devens PTA Awards Coordinating Council: - Academics Nicholas Chiusano, Quinn Spohrer, Alyssa Waterman - Volunteers Jessica Foley Jonathan Leiner Kristina Meere PTSA Awards Calhoun High School Danielle Abrahams, Nicholas Fronte, Vincent Grippa, Michael Ieraci, Jack Kerner, Christopher Losak, Danielle Mancini, Melissa Reeves, Rachel Ross, Brice Vadnais The Joseph Walsh Scholarship Jeralayne Ruiz Chatterton PTA Scholarship Gabriel Jay Norman J. Levy Lakeside PTA Scholarship Matthew Edwards Camp Avenue School Leadership Award Alexander Lent Harold D. Fayette PTA Scholarship Emily Dolan Merrick Avenue Middle School PTA Award Kelsey Cotton, Kevin Mirsky PTA Scholarship Old Mill Road School Thomas Buckley

Bellmore Merrick SEPTA Emily Cooke, Joshua Moran Grand Avenue Middle School PTA Award Samantha Kamelhar Calhoun High School Department Awards - English Adam Wilkes - Drama Brenda Alderete - Languages Other Than English (ESL) Caridad Rodriguez - French Caitlin O’Hara - Italian Emily Faso - Spanish Aaron Gochman - Math Thomas Buckley Senior Experience Dana Reilly Science - Advanced Science Research Aaron Gochman - Anatomy and Physiology Melissa Reeves - Biology Katherine Gutierrez - Chemistry Erum Ahmed - Earth Science Michael DiCocco - Engineering Matthew Edwards - Environmental Science Henry Forgione Forensic Science Christopher Losak - Genetics Matthew Cavanagh - Marine Biology Geena Cantalupo - Physics Nicholas Skarren - Psychology Nora Charidah Social Studies Adam Wilkes

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Pupil Support Services Gerard Furey Thomas Polimeni Norah Maloney

Claire Noller Memorial Scholarship Michelle Chin Cecilia Miguel

AP Art Lauren Tew Architectural Design Max Mogel Photography Rebecca Spina Sculpture Mary Mazzie

Gary Rosenberg Memorial Award Suzanne Vogel

Cosmetology Ashley Martin Alyssia Vitelli Marketing/DECA Kaitlin Woo Physical Education Jack Kerner, Alexandra Marcello Bellmore Lions Club Award Erum Ahmed, Melissa Reeves New York State Comptroller Achievement Award Daniel Maldonado Merrick Lion’s Community Service Award Marc Hendrickson North & Central Merrick Civic Associations William Rosenblum Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union Making a Difference High School Scholarship Victoria Ende

John A. George Memorial Scholarship Lauren Tew Ronald Reagan Presidential Award Rebecca Peretz Foundation Student Athena Psyllis Leadership Award Michael Tommer Kaitlin Woo Attorney General Triple C Award Aaron Gochman Harrison Davis Kaplan Scholarship Jessica Benitez Duncan Sheridan AFLAC/Brown and Brown Senior Scholarship Award Nicholas Fronte Perfect Attendance Award Sean Heverin, Angela Lin Colleen MacBride Samuel Morales Benjamin Prince Principal’s Award for Outstanding Character Nicholas Fronte Caitlin O’Hara

Michael Simmons Memorial Scholarship Michael DiCocco

National Merit Finalist Max Mogel

Calhoun Alumni Association Matthew Futterman, Melissa Menna

NYS Science and Technology Entry Program Shanelle Mason


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Small Business Scholarship James Dachille Philip L . Williams Memorial Scholarship Nikki Reyes Art Supervisors Association High School Leadership Awards: Photo Rachel Weintraub Sculpture Emily Oszust Visual Arts Gloria Law Art Club Service Valentina Elegante Amanda Knee Danielle Schreiber Christian Smith Cultural Arts – Photo Valentina Elegante Visual Arts Amanda Knee

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Bellmore Elementary PTA Awards Alana Epstein, Tyler Weinstein Charles Reinhard Award for Community Service Andrew Sheehan

Bellmore -Merrick United Secondary Teachers Scholarships Jessica Coules Danielle Schreiber Ian Morrison Leadership Service to School Victoria Romano

Frank Gerhardt Humanitarian Award Carly Lennon

The Joseph Walsh Scholarship Ariana Demetriades

Senator Norman J . Levy Public Service Award Benjamin Tice

Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores Scholarship Konnor Press

Bellmore -Merrick Council of PTA ’s Coordinating Council Awards Nicole Liotta Leadership /School Involvement Gabrielle Mayorga Jessica Morganstern Academic Achievement Awards Joshua Baron, Brianna Biancardi, Francesca Torchia

Claire A . Noller Scholarship Awards Kristiana Hanna George Tawfik Senior Class Leadership Awards Valentina Elegante Ross Feldman Olivia Johansen Benjamin Rabinowitz

Editor -in -Chief Awards – Cougar Crier Dylan Campbell Rachel Weintraub

Health Carly Lennon LOTE Paige Resnick

Outstanding Achievements In: Art-Visual Arts Gianna Dano, Sydney Goldschlag, Amanda Knee, Liana Kramer, Gloria Law, Emily Oszust, Nikki Reyes, Jacob Sachs, Danielle Spiegel Art – Photo Valentina Elegante, Christian Smith, Maria Wurtz Art – Sculpture John Mahon, Timothy Montera Business Education Rachel Calagna Samantha Tenenbau English Madison McGlone Family and Consumer Science Mai Ziv

Mathematics Joshua Baron Science – Fred Kremp Memorial Award Rebecca Jellinek Social Studies Madison McGlone Benjamin Tice Drama Club - Exceptional Commitment and Leadership Jeremy Blitzer, Jesse Cardone, Evan Gordon, Rebecca Jellinek, Liana Kramer, Sean O’Donnell, Jacob Sachs, Terilynn Vieira David Stallings Memorial Award Rachel Calagna [CONT. ON PAGE 24]

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Joseph Hallstein English Achievement Award Sydney Kaden Future Business Leaders of America - Outstanding Dedication Ethan Beller Brett Fishman Gay -Straight Alliance - Outstanding Service Dylan Campbell, Carly Lennon, Madison McGlone, Timothy Montera, Jessica Morganstern, Raven Peterson Bernadette Pagano Memorial Scholarship (In Italian language ) Olivia Johansen Shane Rosenthal Joan Walden Memorial Awards Leiana Maiberg Sean O’Donnell Lewis Serra Leadership Award Danielle Auty Greater Nassau Chorus Vocal Scholarship Award Briana Krackow Dedication to Academics / Athletics Gianna Dano, Brian Calderaro, Allison Jones, Sydney Goldschlag “Making a Difference ” Awards Jeremy Blitzer, Kylie Honigfeld, Alexa Mirotznik, Cooper Richman, Rachel Sandomir Service Awards Ross Binder, Ross Feldman, Bari Lawner, Nicole Marcus, Brooke Mittleberg, Marco Romeo Spirit Awards Jamie Gross, Carly Klein, Morgan Sher, Matthew Zeltmann Voices of Kennedy Jeme Casco Michael Valentino Kaplan K12 College Prep - Achievement Awards Justin Abramovich Carly Grisar

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Kiwanis Club of Bellmore Pop Gehring Award Gregory Mora Kiwanis Club of Merrick - Community Service Scholarship Awards Casey Sciandra Jayme Woghin Key Club Scholarship Award Jack Babbush Bellmore Lions Club Community Service Award Timothy Montera Environmental Service Award Dean Ostrofsky

Nassau County Executive Award for Community Service & Academic Excellence Benjamin Tice Nassau County Legislature 2014 Legislative Awards Samantha Mauser Joshua Raber Nassau Education Federal Credit Union Making a Difference Scholarship Danielle Eisenman National Merit Corporation Semi -Finalist Russell Miner

Long Island Council for Social Studies Rachel Calagna, Rebecca Jellinek, Philip Laudo, Benjamin November, Sean O’Donnell, Raven Peterson, Andrew Sheehan, Jake Simon , Emily Whelan SEPTA of Bellmore-Merrick Academic Progress Award Shane Rosenthal Shane Rosenthal Franklin M . Soling Memorial Scholarship Award Aaron Plass

New York State Attorney General Triple “C ” Awards Zachary Dorushkin Jordyn Schlussel

Student Government - Excellence in Leadership Awards Jessica Bendix, Rebecca Jellinek, Hallie Katz, Brooke Mittleberg, Jaclyn Rudolf, Emily Silverman

New York State Comptroller Achievement Award Aaron Plass

Anthony Yeneralo Award for Leadership , Service and Integrity Brandon Simon

Norman J . Levy Lakeside School Academic Achievement Eric Alcina

Lori Rogers Memorial Award For Creative Writing Eric Abramson

American High School Math Competition Award Russell Miner

Justice Frank A . Gulotta Memorial Scholarships Benjamin November Benjamin Rabinowitz

Rose Bucherati Memorial Scholarship Jesse Cardone

Distinguished Math Student Award Benjamin November

One > None Community Service Scholarship Rachel Weintraub

Twenty -First Century Mathematician Daniel Valdez

Patrick G . Variano Memorial Award Briana Krackow

LOTE Department – Excellence in French Award Rebecca Jellinek Excellence in Italian Award Stanley Toyberman Excellence in Spanish Award Valentina Elegante Mathematics Department Jane Ash Memorial Award Rebecca Jellinek

Merrick Avenue PTA Scholarship Awards Amy Waldman Michael Watson Merrick Chamber of Commerce Effort Award James Dachille Joshua Dreyer Merrick Lions Club Scholarship Award Steven Beigelman Nassau County Comptroller Achievement Award Rohan Nagpal

Timmy Gilroy Memorial Scholarship Award Leanna Rodriguez Excellence in Biological Sciences George Tawfik Excellence in Physics Briana Krackow Excellence in Psychology Arielle Berkley Lou Szabados Memorial –Excellence in Chemistry Joshua Baron

For Excellence in Technology Student Senate Achievement Awards Dana Berkowitz, Jacqueline Himelfarb, Bari Lawner, Michaela Mazur, Amanda Pellegrino, Town of Hempstead Community Service and Academic Excellence Jack Babbush United States Army Reserve National Scholar /Athlete Awards Kristiana Hanna, Michael Kaplan United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award Benjamin Rabinowitz World Culture Club - Outstanding Service Justin Abramovich, Gilda Barrera, Karen Bonilla, Nicholas Braccio, Jeme Casco, Ad-

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am Gordon, Evan Gordon, Danielle Kreuder, Jared Miller, Iffera Zahid Yearbook-Exceptional Service Awards Dylan Campbell, Amanda Knee, Madison McGlone, Timothy Montera, Kristen Mulvey, Raven Peterson, Maria Wurtz, Iffera Zahid Service Awards ustin Abramovich, Oren Gamliel, Briana Krackow, Gloria Law, Carly Lennon, Jessica Morganstern, Alyssa Palermo, Christian Smith, Noreen Soliman

JOHN F. KENNEDY HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Academic Growth Craig Kuhnert Dedication to Academics / Service to School /Community Noah Safon, Yasmin Salemi, Lindsay Weinstein Dedication to Athletics Program Danielle Hansen Effort and Improvement Adam Klug Exemplary Character Justin Langro, Corey Siegel Dedication to Academics / Athletics Thomas Ferner Dedication to Athletics and Extraordinary Leadership Samantha Milazzo Dedication to School and Community Emily Altstadter Outstanding Effort Diana Davidoff Dedication to Academics Rachel Abramowitz, Nicholas Bouris, Dara Kaplan, Ashley Kravitz, Sarah Wolk Outstanding Journalism Awards Dylan Campbell Rachel Weintraub


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Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists Rachel Abramowitz, Rebecca Jellinek, Benjamin November Dennis Griggs Scholarship Award For Academic Growth Nicholas Bandini Ellen M . Sheldon Memorial Scholarship Award Kevin Gonzalez, Stacey Pudalov Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards Joshua Baron Arielle Berkley Rachel Calagna Zachary Dorushkin Rebecca Jellinek Rohan Nagpal Benjamin November Benjamin Rabinowitz Jake Simon, Amy Waldman Principal ’s Award – Exemplary Service Madison McGlone Rohan Nagpal

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Profiles in Courage Award Daniel Nairay Service to School and Community Gary Anderson Arielle Berkley Michael Eddi Alumni Association (Class of 1980 ) Spirit Award Jordan Siegel Academic Achievement Award Jessica Bendix Parent -Teacher Association Jacob Eckstein Joshua Greenberg Sydney Rosenblum Sara Rothery Jordana Weiss

IN MEMORIAM ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Giacomo "Jack" Alfieri Scholarship (Alfieri Scholarship Fund) Casey Ferri

Carol Kestenbaum Memorial Award (Carol Kestenbaum Memorial Fund ) Rachel Calagna Dr . Joel Morganstern Memorial Award (Dr . Joel Morganstern Memorial Fund ) Outstanding Leadership Emily Silverman Dedication to Veterinary Sciences Isabelle Greenbaum Jimmy Director “Follow Your Dreams ” Scholarship Award (Jimmy Director Scholarship Fund ) Vocational Madison Wetterhahn Drama Evan Gordon Joshua Becker Memorial Award (Joshua Becker Memorial Fund ) Daniel Arndt

Joy Donatuti Memorial Award Liana Kramer (Joy Donatuti Memorial Scholarship ) Scott H . Kemp Memorial Awards (Kemp Family ) Art Maria Wurtz Music Gregory Mora Nicole Schiffman Memorial Scholarship Raven Peterson (Nicole Schiffman Foundation ) Shari Slotnick Memorial Award Jeeyoon Kang (J .F . Kennedy High School Alumni /PTA )

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Mepham High School Senior Recognition Night Recipients for 2014 Community Service Matthew Waldman And Academic Excellence –Nassau County Community Service And Academic Excellence – Town of Hempstead Brian Keohane Student Citizenship Awards Christine Rizzacasa, Emily Schmitt, Samantha Trupo, Kevin Wilson Comptroller’s Award – Nassau County Christine Rizzacasa Comptroller’s Achievement Award – New York State Andrew Montalti [CONT. ON PAGE 26]


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“Making a Difference High School Scholarship Christian Corona Justice Frank A. Gulotta Memorial Scholarship Annmarie Arnone Bellmore-Merrick Herald Journalism Award Andrew Montalti Kiwanis Club of Merrick Award Sasha Deshuk-Flores Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores Dylan Christie Pop Gehring Award Jennifer Borzym Sette Vocational Award Anthony Aliamo, Maria Schneider Merrick Chamber of Commerce Student Award Ilyssa Daniels, Michael DiMiceli

Long Island Blood Services Award

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Robert E. and Harry E. Reinhard Award Alana DeGregorio Neil F. D’Auria Memorial Award Shasha Deshuk-Flores Michael Moore Memorial Scholarship Kevin Mendez Ken Hunte Memorial Award John Sherlock Matthew Waldman Gary Laffer Memorial Award Jennifer Schulman Jerry James Liguori Jr. Scholarship Nicole Baricevic “A Promise for Melissa” Scholarship Elizabeth Varsos James and Joan Rooney Scholarship Award Shari Forman James Clare Music Theory Award Mark Zink

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Timothy Gilroy Memorial Scholarship

James Clare Band Scholarship Aleksandra Zukoff, Kevin Mendez

Nicole Barivevic Ridgewood Savings Bank Award – Bellmore branch Karen Ottaviano Giovanni Caboto Scholarship Award Eric Seltzer

Kaplan Test Prep Scholarship Award Jamie Silver, Victoria Jacobs Bellmore Lions Community Service Award Aaron Goldstein, Vincent Commisso Merrick Lions Community Service Award David Kormos Claire A. Noller Scholarship Kiara Kaylor Rebecca Weisman

Dennis Griggs Scholarship Awards Erin DeNicola Thomas Patwell Jane Ash Memorial Award Emily Schmitt Lewis J. Serra Award Danielle Schulman Faculty Recognition Christopher Ventos, Amanda Fucci Mepham Achievement Award Michael DiMiceli BMUST Scholarship Award Mary Anne Kirby Victoria Amberge Joshua Ferris BMUST Outstanding Service Award David Kormos

Frank Gerhardt Award Jennifer Borzym Charles Reinhard Award Shira Konigstein Senator Norman J. Levy Public Service Award Laurel Gumpert Spilker Family Leadership Award Benjamin Hoffman H. Walton Alderfer Memorial Award Sabrina Garone George Pritchard Memorial Award Nicholas Bragman Gunther Memorial Award Kevin Neira “One Diverse Community” Awards Juliana Dijkstra Laurel Gumpert Sanford H. Calhoun Memorial Award Brian Keohane Alumni Wrestlers Scholar Award Louis Hernandez School Spirit Awards Nicole Jacubovics Steven Forte Mepham Alumni “Class Awards” Ashley Tynan Andrew Montalti Erica Miller Arianna Miller Tony Li Miranda Balash Nick Sabetto Athletic and Academic Achievement Award Christopher Durkin Mepham Pride Award Dominick Bove Dr. Fred H. Stunt Leadership Award Kellie Anne Gilroy Triple “C” Awards Program Brian Zelch Lindsey Fowler

Klein Family Award Amreen Ghazi Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial Adam Wolin The Gangel Family Memorial Kiara Kaylor James Ancona John “Denny” Ryan Memorial Maria Skidmore Matthew F. Warkala Memorial Award SEPTA Achievement Award Jason Epler Michael Polimeni District Council PTA Awards Connor Walsh, David Gilroy, Benjamin Geier, Meghan Corless, Kaitlyn Connelly, Eric Seltzer North Bellmore PTA Coordinating Council Alumni Awards Sabrina Mastrangelo Thomas Sheroff Dinkelmeyer Alumni Awards Kevin Sinetar AnneMarie Artieda Park Avenue Alumni Award Austin Replogle Grand Avenue PTA Senior Awards Erica Waldman, Mark Kamelhar Newbridge Road School PTA Awards Emett Daly, Taylor Russo Jacob Gunther PTA Awards Emilio Minichiello Kassandra McAdam Saw Mill Road School PTA Awards Eric Myones, Amanda Jacobs Martin Avenue PTA Awards Kaitelan Coveny, Daniel Kapps Scholar Athlete Award – U.S. Army Emily Schmitt

JUNE 2014 | №9 Scholastic Excellence Awards – U.S. Marine Corps Michael Morrow, Christopher Vento, Bridgid McNeill, Daniel Marzella, Julia Lunavictoria Academic, Athletic Achievement, Scholarship –U.S. Navy Joseph Clerici, Salvatore Ferro, David Gilroy, Ciera Paily, Philip Pandolfo, Tonimarie Valeriano Kuncham Family Award Samantha Scoca Service Above Self Nicholas Sherer Brian Dione Memorial Scholarship Michael Morrow Mepham Lacrosse Alumni Award Christopher Vento Senior Class Awards Rachel Fain, Daniel Gluck, Victoria Ponce, Samantha Scoca Mepham PTA Departmental Awards Maria Skidmore, Morgan Paccione, Ariana Miller, John Mauro, Shannon Kropelunski, Brian Keohane, Samantha Kelly, Benjamin Hoffman, Michael DiMiceli, Sasha Deshuk-Flores, Alana DeGregorio, Samuel D’Sa, Nicholas Bragman Mepham High School Service Awards Jennifer Borzym, Nicholas Bragman, Lisa Brobst, Lauren Carron, Vincent Commisso, Meghan Corless, Kaitelan Croce, Shane Gingrich, Nicole Jacubovics, Riley Jaskola, Kiley Kaylor, Tony Li, Kassandra McAdam, Sara Micieli, Andrew Montalti, Kevin Neira, Nicholas Sherer, Samantha Scoca, Kevin Sinetar, Brittany Singh, Elizabeth Varsos, Jillian Weiss, Brian Zuelch Outstanding Seniors Christopher Durkin, Juliana Dijkstra


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MUTTS & BUTTS PROVIDES UNBEATABLE SERVICE - WITH A LOCAL FLAVOR [CONT. FROM PAGE 6] three-month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Percy, who seemed as enthusiastic about the shopping experience as his owner. “This place is amazing,” said Williams. Handing the pipe to Paul Clark, Mutts & Butts leading aquatic expert for over 21 years, he expressed confidence in getting his problem resolved. At check-out, Nydia, a Mutts & Butts cashier for 14 years, most likely knew Percy by name, giving him a treat and the kind of attention only a true dog-lover can provide. For Sharon Abramson, finding two cooling pads for her Brussels Griffons to rest upon outside on hot summer days was quickly accomplished. Ervolino, who scans the floor for customers who seem to be in search of something, asks her what she needs. Coming from Dix Hills, Sharon said, “I find things here I can’t find anywhere else. They are very accommodating. When you go to a big pet store, who are you going to talk to there? When I come here, I get help. And I don’t think anything is ever missing.” Local cat-lover Gail said she’s been a loy-

al shopper dating back to when Mutts & Butts first opened its doors. “They are so helpful and the place is spotless,” she said, pointing to the shelves and floor. “It’s always well-stocked, the prices are fair and they offer to carry heavy things to the car for me without asking.” With five hungry felines to feed, she said she appreciates the Pet Club Card that offers 2% or $5 back on every $250 spent. “It adds up and every little bit helps.” Speaking from his upstairs office overlooking the store’s entrance and check-out area, Mike, a man of few words, often turns to Kerry Carpenter, his bookkeeper and “left-hand woman” of 25 years to help complete his sentences. Working from a desk in which her cat, Finn, is the computer’s screen saver, Carpenter says she does myriad of tasks at the store and beyond. “Kerry used to babysit for us,” says Mike, a father of three. This included watching Marc, Mike’s son, who now, at age 30, has his own fish tank maintenance business “Dynamic Tank Design” and works three days a week at Mutts & Butts.

Mike Silverman, co-owner of Mutts & Butts Currently renovating the building’s façade, Mike says the Spanish-themed stucco is being updated to achieve a more modern look. During the four-week process, business will continue as usual. With Pet Smart soon to open their doors on Merrick Road, Mike says while he’s not especially worried about them, neither will the new store help their

Merokian Willy Williams depends upon the famed service to help all his pet needs. business. “There will be a curiosity factor, but people will go there and realize…there’s not the same service as at Mutts & Butts. We offer the best service, product and price.” For information including coupons, specials and store details, go to www.muttsandbutts.com or call directly at 379-6391.


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a Retired Teacher at Graduation: How BMRTA Began FromYou Impacted Upon Us, Too The beginnings of the Bellmore-Merrick Unified Secondary Teachers Retired Teachers Association (BMRTA) were spelled out in an email explaining the whys and wherefores of creating a retiree association of former BMUST teachers. This letter was provided by Pat Christy, the first president of the retirees association.

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o here it is as I recall it … in the spring of 1984 Louie asked me what I thought about keeping the retirees involved in BMUST. He had heard that at the state level there was an interest, especially out of Levittown , of getting the retirees involved. He felt someone like Pat Christy would be perfect to represent BMUST as we looked into how to begin a chapter. Lou decided to have himself, myself and Pat go to dinner at McClusky’s in Bellmore, on Sunrise Highway and Bellmore Avenue. As I remember, the three of us met and discussed what Lou felt we should explore in beginning a retiree chapter of BMUST. Pat would do the ground work by getting in touch with locals that also were in the process of starting chapters, or had recently started one. I was to discuss with our lawyer Joe Rosenthal how to incorporate them into our constitution legally. It was decided to make it an amendment to the constitution. This would make it difficult to be removed from BMUST and so it was voted on by all members and passed.” “The Hammer” Rick

From left, first BMRTA president Patricia Christy; Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg; Sharon Wisla, current BMRTA president; and Jane Kline, vice-president

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t is an honor to have been given the opportunity to add my voice to those marking the graduation of the Class of 2014. In thinking about what I wanted to say, I came across, and was inspired by, this statement by the late writer and activist, Maya Angelou: “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us…” I believe there is an essential truth to these words – we do, in some way, large or small, known or unknown, have the potential to affect everyone we know or meet. It is true of students as well as of teachers. You, as students, have had a greater impact on your teachers than you may realize. I retired a year ago after nearly 40 years of teaching and union activism in Bellmore-Merrick, and in the ensuing year I have often reflected on the impact those years have had on who I am. Certainly, whatever I may have given to some of the students of the district over the years has been returned to me many times over. I am struck now, in thinking about Ms. Angelou’s words, by how much I have been influenced and molded by the people with whom I shared those years – my friends, my colleagues and of course my students. I would not presume to speak for all of your teachers, but I think they would agree that each year that passes, our students add another layer of experience, influence and memory that helps to mold the people that we are. I have often felt embarrassed and guilty when I have run into a former student, and could not for the life of me remember his or her name. (I have always been better at faces than at names, and for some reason my problem with names has increased as I have gotten older). I see the face, I have the

spark of recognition, but the name is gone. I can’t help feeling that my former student, who may have given me a big hello, must feel some sense of rejection due to my faulty memory. But I want that student to know that my lack of memory in no way means that he or she did not have some impact on me, my class or my teaching. Obviously, some have had a much greater influence than others, but that is also true of teachers. Not all teachers affect all students equally. We are all individuals, and we do not develop the same relationships with everyone. But every student had some connection at some moment in time – a conversation, a comment, an assignment that was done or not done, a smile, a dirty look – that became an aspect of our experience and our careers. In my case, maybe he wrote a paper that taught me something about himself, or the world - or me. Maybe she complimented me, or criticized me in such a way that made me think about myself as a teacher or a person. Maybe they just made me laugh, which is as great a gift as any. Your graduation, whether it is from middle school or from high school, marks a transition in your life. You will move on to whatever life brings you and whatever you make of it. It is easy to think that your teachers will merely say,

“Goodbye, have a good summer, have a good life,” and go about their business with the next group to come in September. And that is, to a large degree, true. Teachers live in the cycle of the academic year. The New Year starts in September, not January. Each September brings new classes, new names to learn and new people to try to know. But please understand that even as each new group comes in, you have left a mark. Your being there was important. It mattered. Our shared experience, even if it lasted for a brief moment, became part of what all of us are. That is no small thing. Again, Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Those feelings build upon themselves and each other. I don’t pretend that my students remember the details of the Treaty of Versailles or the results of the election of 1912, or even that they all remember me. But I do believe that each of your teachers, in their shared time with you, added something (for better or for worse) to how you felt and who you are. And just as importantly, each of you certainly added something to whom your teachers are. That is part of your legacy to your school, your district and your community. Your being here – all of you – has made a difference. As you move on, I wish you not only success and fulfillment in whatever you choose to do, but the experiences and relationships that will help create the complex and changing basis of who you are and who you become. I hope the world you are inheriting will bring you happiness, and that it will be a world of greater justice, safety and peace than the one that we have created. Michael Dolber was a Bellmore-Merrick social studies teacher from 1974 to 2013, and Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers president from 2005 to 2013.


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obert (Bob) Kliegler has been a resident of Merrick for over 50 years. He and his wife Laurie are very proud to be Merokians, and have raised two daughters here. They also have six grandchildren. He has owned Savall Drug Store since 1978, when he purchased the pharmacy from his aunt, after his uncle died. He has guided Savall Drugs to be customer-oriented and to treat patients as he would like to be treated, while keeping the old-fashioned friendly professional atmosphere. Savall Drugs is one of the oldest – if not the oldest – continuously family owned business in Merrick.

Klielgler is proud to have seen many of his customers’ children grow up and have children of their own, and still come to Savall for their health needs and speak to him. People come in or call him to ask health questions, and he takes as much time as necessary to help them, whether the question is pharmacy related or not. Savall Drugs offers free delivery, and Bob has even taken deliveries in snowstorms after work so that patients would have their prescribed medicines. He has trained staff to al-

ways cater to patients’ needs. Friendly conversations are always going on in the store between staff and customers. Savall Drugs has a large inventory so that the required medication is generally in stock. The pharmacy receives 17 shipments of medicine a week to keep its shelves constantly replenished. Kliegler has been on the board of the Long Island Pharmacists Society and several other pharmacy related businesses. And he certainly looks forward to serving his wonderful customers for many years to come.

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teve Eplan, owner of The Rock Underground, a performance-based school of rock music, has been a lifelong resident of the Bellmore/Merrick area. As a student of its public school system, team member in its athletics programs, supporter of local fairs and charity events, coach for a local basketball team and a small business owner, Steve, his wife and three children have been solid contributors to the South Shore Community and Bellmore Village. As it began, Eplan owned the building at Bedford Avenue and Fredericks Street, where he ran his successful mortgage business “Perri Funding.” As he saw the village morph into a

more cohesive and interesting weave of restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques, his desire to pursue a passion for music - which he shared with his children and siblings, all musicians - culminated with the move of his long-term tenant “Exclusive Kitchens.” Having had experience with music school, being a student guitarist himself and, with the help of his two music partners, Paul Casanova and Billy Handy, Jr., in early 2010 he converted his hobby – and building - into a full blown school. He saw it as a logical step in the fulfillment of a vision for Bellmore Village, with its dance school, theaters and eateries. The concept was obvious. As Eplan says, “If you look at Bedford Avenue on a

weekend, weekday afternoon or summer night, kids, ‘tweens’ and young adults descend on this area and bring with them an energy that could be turned into a positive creative force for this district. The combined resources and enthusiasm of our next generations of students, families and consumers who patronize our small economy will have a positive economic impact on the Village’s small business owners.” Steve is pleased to have been a board member to the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. He has been a highly motivated member, looking forward to organizing and sponsoring the music portion of the Bellmore Street Fair and, among other projects, working to make our streets safe through increased security technology.

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rlene Gregory was just promoted to Director of Business Development and handles the relocation department at Century 21 American Homes. She is a partner in its Queens office and has been a Realtor for over 31 years. Gregory is a distinguished past president of the Merrick Kiwanis Club and an active board member. She has chaired

many projects and believes that it is important to give back to her community. She is also an active board member of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and handles setting up the general and networking meetings throughout the year. She participates in many chamber events. She has helped make our chamber grow and involve as many merchants

and professionals as possible. Arlene is a 36-year Merrick resident and has two children who graduated from Calhoun. Michael does science research and manages a laboratory for New York University, while living in Brooklyn. Kelly, who lives in Cortland, New York, works in a Cortland bank, bartends and recently opened a Cortland boutique. Arlene Gregory works tirelessly for the Merrick community, where she loves the people, schools and businesses.


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Merokian retires – to the acting life!

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hen Cliff Dies (Dee-es) retired at age 65 after 48 years in the workforce, he swore he’d never take another job again - unless it was fun. He didn’t expect what happened next. One Saturday while reading the newspaper, an article about how seniors could land bit parts in movies and television shows caught his eye. “I thought, what the heck do I have to lose,” said Dies. Now he’s having the time of his life taking on the challenge as a background actor, landing an impressive list of small roles in star-studded shows, films and commercials. For the last three years, following his initial sign-up and profile at Central Casting in New York, Dies has been getting email “requests” almost daily for various parts. “At first I thought nothing would happen. I waited and waited. Then the phone rang and they asked if I was available for ‘Blue Bloods’ with Tom Selleck, one of my favorite shows. And that’s when it started.”

Presenting a photograph of himself as a mourner in a church scene from that first role, Dies explained that the job required him “to just sit there.” But some parts “just sitting there” have proven to be more challenging, including the time he was a fisherman on a dock in New York City while filming with Michael J. Fox for “The Good Wife.” It took several hours “freezing my butt off and I was edited out of the scene anyway,” said Dies. His easy-going demeanor and kind eyes have him typecast as “a good guy” in most shows. He has been a

doctor, juror, office worker, teacher, college professor, sailboat captain, passerby and patrons of bars and restaurants. He recently worked in a yet- unnamed film starring Richard Gere, the details of which he is unable to discuss. “We aren’t supposed to talk about films before they’re released. We also aren’t allowed to approach the main actors, unless they talk to us first…” But Dies says some top actors, like Gere, are “so nice” that they have approached him for conversation. “I enjoy the technicality of making shows, but I’m also a little star struck too.” No longer just a face in the crowd, Dies also lands “feature parts,” or solo, non-speaking roles in background scenes. Considered a step above background acting, he has appeared in movies such as “Wolves of Wall Street,” where he walked solo behind Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill as they engaged in conversation. His latest challenge had him responding to the main characters’ actions. In the pilot of “Ironsides”

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he can be spotted at a restaurant table looking up from a newspaper as an argument between the two main actors becomes louder. Taking on speaking roles requires “pounding the pavement and going on auditions” says Dies, a demand he isn’t willing to assume. Never having formal acting training, Dies says he is a “reactor” rather than an actor. Now a member of the Screen Actors Guild – AFTRA, he says he enjoys their film viewing program followed by Q & A sessions, which are designed to give insight into acting techniques. Often attending with his wife, Nancy, invited attendees are given time to ask leading actors, such as Robert DiNiro, questions about facial expressions and other tricks of the trade. Being a union member has other benefits as well, including getting extra pay for inconveniences such as filming in inclement weather. “When it’s raining they call it wet pay,” says Dies. “If someone smokes in a scene, even though it’s just a simulated vapor, we get extra compensation.”

He credits Nancy for helping him get more work by providing him with professional head shots for Christmas. “That really made a big difference,” says Dies. “She’s very supportive and she gets a kick out of it too, especially when we watch a show like ‘Law and Order’ and I’m in it.” Having five movies, a Pepsi commercial and a list of television shows under his belt - including three episodes of “Law and Order,” two on “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” the cable series “The Knick” and several pilot episodes including “Tin Man” and “Ironsides,” and films including “The Wolf of Wall Street.” “True Story” and “Still Alice,” Dies, now 70, is living proof that for seniors retirement isn’t necessarily the last act. He suggests that retirees - or anyone - wanting to get into this work contact Central Casting’s Hotline in New York at 646-473-9033 or by going online at their website: www.centralcasting.com to find information about how to register.


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s the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) starts lining up its celebrity slate for the 17th installment at the Bellmore Movies from July 9 – 17, they’ve added even more events to enrich the LIIFE film community that has been fostered over the years. “We’re showing 158 short and feature-length independent films this year from 32 countries and including 37 Long Island films,” states the festival director, Debra Markowitz. “We’re waiting on several responses from some great celebrity guests, but what we now have in place are even more informational and entertaining panels to go along with our wonderful film line up.” The opening night feature is “The Historian,” which stars William Sadler, John Cullum and Glynnis O’Connor. Festival premieres include “Cigarette Soup,” which filmed partially at Nickerson Beach and is produced by Larry Strong of Hempstead; and director Fred

Carpenter’s “Charlie Mantle,” which stars Robert Funaro, Armand Assante, Sean Young, Robert Clohessy and Jackie Martling, and was written and produced by Long Island’s Ed Wahl. LIIFE 2014 panels will include festival regulars, “The Write Stuff,” screenwriting panel, and the popular “Perils of Being an Independent Filmmaker” Breakfast Panel on Saturday, July 12, both moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films. Also back is the highly sought after “Film Financing and Distribution Panel” on Sunday, July 13, moderated by Marc Jacobson of Direction by Appointment and features a panel of industry experts. New to the lineup is a panel for actors on “How to Improv When the Unexpected Happens,” on Saturday, July 12. This will be taught by Katha Cato of the Queens World Film Festival. LIIFE has also added a “So You Want to Be an Actor Workshop” on Sunday, July 13, in response to the

numerous requests received about how to begin an acting career, and how to dig deep for challenging roles. Actor/Coach Joseph Halsey will be able to help people learn from his experiences in both television (“Law & Order: SVU,” “America’s Most Wanted,” “The Cosby Show”) and the independent film arena (“Maltese Murder Mystery,” “Dear J,” “Junkie Heaven,” “Leaving”). Except for the $5 charge for the filmmaker breakfast panel, all of the other panels are free. For local filmmakers only, LIIFE will present the NY Loves Film Roadshow to meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Televi-

sion Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive, Re: producing in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more. This is limited to 25 local filmmakers. To sign up, please contact Debra Markowitz at dmarkowitz@nassaucountyny.gov. The Long Island International Film Expo received hundreds of extra films this year due to the honor of it being named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine. Besides the local and domestic films, LIIFE will be showing films from New Zealand, Tanzania, Taiwan, Australia, India, China, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Italy, Israel, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Scotland, Argentina, Hungary, the Ukraine, the Philippines, Columbia, Spain and Switzerland, among others. LIIFE has a great lineup of films, incredible panels, parties, network-

ing opportunities and they anticipate some great celebrities gracing the stage at the awards ceremony and closing night party on Thursday, July 17. They are waiting on confirmations, but so far Lynne Cohen (“The Hunger Games,” “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “Sex in the City”) and William Sadler (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Damages,” “Homeland”) are in. Of course, schedules can change because of work, but right now, they are excited to attend. Tickets are $10 per film block, $8 for senior citizens, students and Filmmakers Connection Members. From Monday – Friday, all film blocks that begin at 5 p.m. or earlier, seniors and students can bring a friend for free. Day passes are $25 and Gold Passes are $65. For ticketing and information on the Long island International Film Expo, please go to http://longislandfilmexpo.com/events/ or call 571-3168.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Something to wine about

By Linda Delmonico prussen

WHAT IS VINTAGE?

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ou walk into a wine store and see your current favorite vino is five dollars more than when you purchased it last time. You might think, “Maybe this wine store just has higher prices, or maybe I bought it on sale last time...” There could be another factor involved that, unless the bottles are sitting next to each other, perhaps not even then that might have influenced the price jump—vintage. Most simply put, the vintage is the year the grapes in the wine were grown. This can affect a wine’s taste, quality and price. To see just how much of an effect it can have, you can check out Robert Parker’s Vintage guide at www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/vintagechart1.aspx. Certain grapes are much more sensitive to seasonal climate changes than others, like the thin-skinned Pinot Noir. These grapes can reflect more of a distinction vintage-to-vintage. There are two types of winemaking regarding vintage. One most popular in oldworld European and French winemaking is taking each grape as it comes, knowing it is a reflection of the land and the time it was harvested, and making the most of its unique characteristics. Think Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Both of these iconic beauties knew how to make the most of their unique assets. They also knew trying to dress one as the other would be a mistake. The other school of winemaking is consistency, not just in quality because, like Marilyn and Audrey, you can have two beautiful but distinctly different women or wines, but consistency in taste—think Robert Palmer’s 80s video, “Simply Irresistible,” where all the models look alike. This is more common in newer world winemaking. To make a purchasing choice you’re happy with you need to know what type of wines you like to buy. Are you open to trying

something that may be wonderful, but different than the wine you tasted previously? Or do you want the same taste as last time? And, if there is no date on the label? That means the wine could have grapes from different years blended into that particular wine. It is another method winemakers can use to have a nearly identical tasting wine from year to year. Upcoming tastings At Union Square Wines 140 Fourth Avenue at 13th Street, New York City Saturday, June 21, 2 – 5 p.m. Join USQ as it embarks on a Futbol-fueled quartet of tastings certain to get attendees in the spirit for two things: intenational soccer and world class wine! Throughout the World Cup the store will feature wines from participating countries for fans to sip while taking in the current match. World Cup Wine Party: Southern Hemisphere Edition features the proud nations of Argentina, Australia. and Chile. Weekend warrior Joseph San Giovanni will take attendees through delicious wines fashioned from Argentina’s Malbec and Bonarda grape varietals. Gordon Little joins the fray for a boutique look at Australia’s wine country, courtesy of Little Peacock Imports. Chile will be represented by T Edward Wines, pouring tasty expressions of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and more! Featured Match of the Day: GERMANY vs. GHANA Admission to this tasting is FREE, and reservations are not required! Saturday, June 28, 2-5 p.m. The World Cup Wine Party continues, with the Euro Edition pitting classic Western European nations against each other in a vinous throwdown certain to leave all attendees feeling like winners! Explore expressions from France, Italy, and Greece featuring regions like Bordeaux, Alsace, Alto Adige, Sicily, Santorini, and more! Admission to this tasting is FREE, and reservations are not required

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Comedian Joey Vega Talks About Love And Marriage on Bellmore Stage

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omedian Joey Vega wishes to set the record straight regarding recent events over womens equality: “Women are not equal to men,” he asserted, “but … neither are men equal to women,” he finished the sentence in one breath. What’s behind this sort of thinking of a comedian-as-philosopher-of-the-common-man or even a court jester – jesters who would tinge the most stinging of everyday truths with a sense of humor for the kingly court? Find out as Vega brings his one-man comedy-play to the Bellmore Theater on Friday, July 18, at 8 p.m., where he will perform his original “50 Shades of Love, Sex and Marriage” and unveil what’s been on his mind the last 20 years or so of being in love, marriage, happiness, doubt, pain, misery and divorce. Perhaps we’ll even witness recovery from it all: “I would love to get married again … so I can give away another house.”

A comedian who cut his teeth at Gary Smith’s Brokerage Cabaret in Bellmore in the early 1980s, as well as at Chuckles and East Side Comedy Club, Vega has a lot more to say these days than can be told in a 45-minute comedy club set. Early in his career he even played the Rainy Night House in Queens, where he followed powerhouse comedians such as Andrew Dice Clay and Rosie O’Donnell. “In comedy clubs you get 45 minutes, sometimes less, to talk about things that are on your mind,” he told this magazine recently. “And you’re on the bill with other comedians,” he continued, so perhaps those in the audience don’t quite get to understand what it is you’re trying to communicate, trying to connect with. “They may not necessarily be coming to hear what you have to say.” “All comedians are philosophers,” he says at one point, ‘because we have a lot to say about everything.” Well said, Mr. Vega.

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over three years. “My son took hold of me one day and told me to just do it,” he remembers. He said his son even produced his first shows until … “Chris Rock chose my son to be his assistant.” Vega, who has opened for rock-pop star Marc Anthony’s present tour and has opened for Jennifer Lopez as well, said he has known Chris Rock for “a long time.” “I used to write material for him,” he said. He said of his “50 Shades of Love, Sex and Marriage,” it is always a work in progress because he is constantly developing new perspectives on relationships even while performing on stage. And a character performance on stage it is. He has also acted in front of the camera … with Tom Hanks and Sally Fields. “I had a small part in ‘Punch Line,’ and for about three weeks, in between takes or during off times, I would sit with Tom in his trailer and we would talk a lot,” he said.

In marriage both people are not totally happy all the time, he said in discussing his new material for “50 Shades of Love, Sex and Marriage.” “We all have to accept certain circumstances” in these arrangements, he said, “we are two different animals who must co-habitate.” One of the secrets, he confided with this magazine, is that there is the dynamic of the dominant and the subservient, which changes frequently in the relationship, according to the circumstance. While playing the philosopher, he also plays the role of jester to perfection, imparting his philosophy with a delightful humor in a way we can accept it, relate to it and recognize it as us: his experience, he suggests, is our lot in life too, but we can handle it because we are all in it – together. He began his comedy-play journey in 2012 after talking about it for

He agreed that “Punch Line” helped launch Hanks career perhaps more than any movie before because he showed a depth and range of dramatic emotion he never had the chance to display in previous movies. He told Your NewsMag that he was recently backstage on Broadway to see Hanks when he was playing there and “he remembered me, and we chatted it up for a few minutes.” Producer Gary Smith of NYEntertainmentclub.com emphasized the nature of Vega’s show at the Bellmore Theater as being distinct from club shows in that there are no minimum requirements to stay in your seat, no minimum drinks to put away. “These plays are made for theaters.” For complete information on the shows and prices visit NYEntertainmentclub.com or call 7854234. You can also call the Bellmore Theater box office for information, at 783-3199.

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