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www.hutimes.com County Tax Liens Sale Notice

Pepitz Blanchard for County Legislator

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on the 18th day of February, 2014 through the 21st day of February, 2014, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning each day, in the Legislative Chambers, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by February 14th, 2014 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 percent per six month period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in Section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. As required by Section 5-44.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code, the County Treasurer shall charge a registration fee of $100.00 per day to each person who shall seek to bid at the public auction as defined above. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/ agencies/Treasurer/ Annual_Tax_Lien_Sale/ tax_sale_listing.html A list of local properties upon which tax liens are to be sold will be advertised in this publication on or before February 14th, 2014. Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in Braille, large print, audiotape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call (516) 571-2090 Ext. 13715. Dated: January 17th, 2014 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County's Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or may become sub-

ject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser's rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser's right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/ litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Dated: January 17th, 2014 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York

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Quote of the Week: “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” ― C. S. Lewis

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How are African-American and New Immigrant Children Doing Academically? Q. As we celebrate Black History Month, what is the state of academic achievement for African-American children and new immigrant children at this time? A. The stats are still poor. Overall, AfricanAmerican students score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and are considerably more likely to be expelled, suspended or placed in special education. If they are poor and new immigrants the gaps are even worse. If students are new immigrants who speak another language like Hispanic, African or Haitian students the ability to achieve is hindered even more. Research shows that African-American children tend to attend districts with substandard teachers, administrators and resources. Some districts resort to moving their low functioning minority students to alternative schools or special education so that their low scores will not pull down the overall scores of the district. One would think that districts would implement researched based programs proven to be effective with poor minority and new immigrant students but all school districts are complaining about is little to no funding. Those who do research in education will often list what poor children need to succeed, what minority children need to succeed and what second language learners need to succeed academically however, it is rare to find school districts that implement these kinds of programs. Often these three components overlap. Two recent reports, one from the Council of the Great City Schools and one from the American Institutes for Research, reveal that the achievement gaps are still large between African-American and white students. But concerted efforts in certain states and districts have shown that the historical trend doesn't have to remain the same, and overall the picture may have brightened slightly over the past decade or two, according to statistics and anecdotal observations. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, African-American high school students are notably falling behind their white counterparts in graduation rates, dropout rates, literacy rates, and college preparedness rates. * In 2005, only 55 percent of all black students graduated from high school on time with a regular diploma, compared to 78 percent of whites. * In 2005, the on-time graduation rate for black males was 48 percent nationally; for white males it was 74 percent. * Nearly half of the nation’s African American students, but only 11 percent of white students, attend high schools in which graduation is not the norm. *In 2002, 23 percent of all black students who started public high school left it prepared for college, compared to 40 percent of whites. *On average, African American and Hispanic twelfth-grade students read at approximately the same level as white eighth graders. *About half of poor, urban ninth graders read at only a fifth- or sixth-grade level. * The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports that 88 percent of African

American eighth graders read below grade level, compared to 62 percent of white eighth graders. * The twelfth-grade reading scores of African American males were significantly lower than those for men and women across every other racial and ethnic group. A disproportionate number of failing schools, across grade levels, are predominantly comprised of poor, racial, and ethnic minority students. These segregated schools tend to have fewer financial, human, and material resources than schools in more affluent areas. By the time students who attend these schools reach high school, the academic challenges they face have been compounded by years of substandard education. What Can Parents Do? We could spend hours discussing the state of education for African-American children. The research is voluminous and thorough. While the school boards and politicians fight over funding and teacher evaluation systems, our children lose valuable time and resources. People live where they can afford but that doesn’t mean they should stand for substandard schools. Parents have to take a much more active role in their children’s education. Here are my tips for parents:

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Make sure your child has good nutrition. Make sure your child has enough sleep. Make sure your child does all homework, assignments and readings. Read to your child and insist older children read everyday. Ask ‘wh’ questions while you read to improve comprehension skills. Turn off the TV and video games and read. Take them on outings and improve vocabulary and exposure to new things. Visit the library and library shows. They are free and informative. Learn the curriculum for your child’s grade and reinforce skills at home.

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Watch educational TV like Discovery Channel, National Geographic and PBS! Have a good relationship with your children. Emotional health is just as important as physical health. Have good routines for homework, meal times and sleep. Stay in touch with your child’s teacher often. Ask what you can do to help. Join your schools PTA. Be active and present at school. Attend all meetings at your child’s school. Let your children know education is a priority and non-negotiable. Encourage writing skills. Help them write about a book they just read or a show they watched. Let them write letters to family on paper or online. Make sure your child is in good health. Have your child’s vision and hearing tested. If your child is struggling academically have him/her evaluated early for a learning disability so there can be early intervention. Attend school board meetings and know what is happening in your district. Make sure your child has all school supplies needed. Expect much from your district and teachers. Ask the teacher for resources you can reinforce at home. Find out what your child will be learning next week so you can introduce it over the weekend. Get a tutor if you can. Professional tutors can be expensive but you can connect with your local high school and ask for a student who is good in math, for example, who you can pay a stipend to tutor your child.

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If you can let your child learn to play an instrument, join a sport or join a club. Kids who are engaged in a group do better in school because they are more focused, tend to have more friends, and have better self-esteem. Praise your child for his/her strengths. He may not be on the honor roll but he may be an excellent writer or debater or an excellent artist. Praise progress, improvement and good effort as if it was an A+. Make sure your child attends school! It’s hard to grasp something new if you were not there to learn it and practice it. Keep your children actively learning through the summer months. They can still have fun and read a book and do a few pages of work, too.

Some information gathered from the www.all4ed.org and www.districtadministration.com websites. ——————————Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speech-language pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas and They SSSay I’m a StStStutterer, But I SSSay Nothing! Meet Kelly and co-author of 365 Ways to Succeed With ADHD! She is the Education Editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Baldwin, NY and a member of the National Education Writers Association. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com.

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. Hempstead/Uniondale Times . www.hutimes.com KW: I interviewed Ellen DeGeneres the day after Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential Election. She felt his victory had been bittersweet because Proposition 8 had passed in California, banning gay marriage. The measure had succeeded with the help of the black community. I asked her whether she thought African-Americans would feel differently about homosexuality, if a famous black icon came out of the closet. How do you feel about that, as probably the most prominent black celebrity to come out?

Celebrity Interview—Don Lemon The “We Were There: The March on Washington” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Lemon Zest! Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Don joined CNN in September 2006. Kam Williams In 2008, he reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the presidential election, including an interview with Rahm Emanuel on the day he agreed to serve as President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff. He also interviewed Anne Cooper, the 106-year old voter Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech. Don has covered many breaking news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Philadelphia building collapse, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Colorado Theater shooting, the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson, and the Minneapolis bridge collapse, to name a few. And he anchored the network's breaking news coverage of the Japan tsunami, the Arab Spring, the death of Osama Bin Laden and the Joplin tornado. Don began his career at WNYW in New York City as a news assistant while still attending Brooklyn College. He has won an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington, D.C. snipers, and an Emmy for a special report on real estate in Chicagoland. In 2009, Ebony Magazine named him one of the 150 most influential Blacks in America. A couple of years later, he came out of the closet, and discussed his homosexuality in an autobiography entitled “Transparent.” Don recently caught a lot of flak from a number of African-American pundits for agreeing with Bill O’Reilly’s criticisms of the black community, especially since he even suggested that the conservative talk show host hadn’t gone far enough. Here, he talks about We Were There, an oral history of The March on Washington featuring the only surviving speaker Congressman John Lewis as well as Harry Belafonte, U.S. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, and other attendees. The special is set to debut on CNN on Friday, August 23 at 10:00p.m., 1:00a.m., and 4:00a.m.

DL: We had been talking about it for awhile as the 50th anniversary approached, and I kept indicating that I would love to be a part of it. Somewhere, somehow, somebody heard that, Kam, and they said, “Don really wants to do this. Let’s have him do it.” KW: Being an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winner, I don’t think you’d have to beg too much. DL: Just because I’m here at CNN, I never rest on my laurels and presume I can coast now. I still throw my hat in the ring and push to have a voice. I am the face of this documentary for CNN, and I think that says a lot about how far we’ve come. Here I am a young AfricanAmerican who has a voice at this major network. That is part of the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream.

KW: I remember feeling admiration as a child for the folks from my neighborhood who were going down to The March on Washington, because of everyone’s palpable sense of concern for their safety. DL: I think admiration is a good way of putting it. Whenever I see John Lewis, I invariably say, “Thank you.” And I will never stop. I don’t know how he’s still standing, because what he endured took courage and strength that I don’t know that I have.

DL: The last two books I read were: “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

KW: Do you think your coming out started a snowball among black gays?

KW: The Ling-Ju Yen question: What is your earliest childhood memory in Baton Rouge? DL: Sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen at about 3 or 4, watching her talking on a yellow telephone with a long cord. I spilled my drink, and my sister scolded me, “Every time you spill something!” And I asked my very understanding grandma’s permission to go to the bathroom. KW: Can you give me a Don Lemon question? DL: Yeah, this question has gotten to just about everyone I ask. It even made Wendy Williams cry. It’s, “Who do you think you are?” KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure? DL: Sleep. I loooooove to sleep. I also like salty, plain potato chips and Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. KW: What is your favorite dish to cook? DL: Seafood gumbo, because I get to make it with my family over the holidays. KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for? DL: That we would not be so enamored with the slavery of equality, and be more enamored with the freedom of independence. KW: The Judyth Piazza question: What key quality do you believe all successful people share? DL: Being self-possessed. Having a strong sense of self. KW: The Mike Pittman question: What was your best career decision? DL: Leaving Louisiana.

DL: I don’t know. But I do think it helps the next person, because I get positive feedback every day from someone who has read my book. KW: See, you’re not just a journalist. Plus look at all the blowback from your recent remarks agreeing with Bill O’Reilly about the black community. DL: I don’t feel any blowback, but I will say this, whether you agree with whatever I said or not, at least I got a conversation started. That was my goal, and I think I accomplished it. I think if you’ve watched or read my work over the years, you know that I’m pretty much at the top in terms of taking on issues that have to do with AfricanAmericans and profiling, and with race and racism. What I love about CNN is that, yes, we believe in diversity of bodies, but we also believe in a diversity of opinion. So, whether my bosses agree with what I said or not, it doesn’t matter. We’re in the business of journalism here. Journalism is about having a diversity of opinion. And just because I’m African-American does not mean I have to feel a certain way because I’m black. You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.

KW: Does the documentary have a theme? DL: There are, for me, a few different themes. People like John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph put their lives on the line to participate. So, the first theme that stands out to me is courage. The second theme was the hope they exhibited in “the teeth of the most terrifying odds,” as James Baldwin said. Thirdly, Bayard Rustin, who many call The Architect of the Civil Rights Movement, finally gets his due. I think that’s a fair characterization to some degree. He’s the silent, strong man who made The March happen. But because he was gay and people tried to use that against him is probably why we don’t hear so much about him.

KW: The bookworm Troy Johnson question: What was the last book you read?

DL: Besides all the flaws, I see the kid that I once was. [Chuckles] Seriously, what stares back at me is someone who lives in a constant state of gratitude, regardless of what’s going on in my life. Just this morning, when I woke up, I walked into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and said, “Look how far you’ve come. I’m grateful for this day. And for those fat cheeks. And for the boldness that you have. And for the stances that you take. And I know that you’re going to be okay. And I want the next person who looks like you whether they’re 1 day-old or 15 years-old to be better than you and to have a better life.” I swear to God I just said that this morning in the mirror. So, it’s funny that you asked that question.

KW: Great! And you?

KW: What interested you in doing a special about The March on Washington?

doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you, because you know how to carry yourself in the world.

DL: I don’t consider myself a celebrity. I’m just a journalist. Frank Ocean is a celebrity. Yeah, I was in the forefront, and took a lot of heat for it. I think the President’s evolution in terms of gay marriage has helped change many people’s minds. I think it’s empowering for a person to live an authentic life. It can only help when prominent and successful people of color come out and live authentically, because younger people, who are being bullied and might be questioning whether they should continue to live, might have second thoughts about taking their own lives. So, yeah, I think any celebrity who comes out can only help a young person struggling with the stigma.

Kam Williams: Hi Don, thanks for the opportunity to interview you. Don Lemon: Hi, Kam. How are you?

DL: I’m not complaining, but it’s a crazy-busy day. I have to anchor, do my radio hits, prepare for my show tomorrow, make tapes, and do press for We Were There!

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KW: I always feel that I’m black, so whatever my opinion on an issue happens to be is a black opinion. DL: That’s a good way of putting it. [Laughs] KW: But do you fear being pigeonholed as a buddy of O’Reilly? DL: There are many things that Bill O’Reilly and I disagree about. I just happen to agree with some of what he had to say on this issue, but not all of it. Does that mean I co-signed his whole being and existence? No.

KW: The Sanaa Lathan question: What excites you? DL: Babies and puppies, because they’re so innocent, and they have their lives ahead of them. KW: Makes me think of the saying: Youth is wasted on the young. DL: To get back to O’Reilly and the whole saggy pants thing, it’s almost like, “Just take my advice, I’m an old guy. That’s probably not a good look. You might want to rethink that.” And then, invariably, something will happen to them in their career, and I hate to say, “I told you so, but…” I suppose people just have to go through things. KW: Which reminds me of another saying: When the student is ready, the teacher appears. DL: I like that. I’m going to use that on the air. KW: What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps? DL: I think it’s great, if you want to follow in my footsteps, but I want you o be better than me, and you have to do it because you are passionately motivated by journalism and by a quest for the truth, not by a desire to be a celebrity. That’s not what this is all about. And you have to be thick-skinned, since you’re going to receive a lot of criticism, and that’s part of what being a journalist is. I feel really strongly about the oath that I’ve taken to inform and to tell the truth. I’m not a race protector, I’m a truth protector. The truth is the truth is the truth. And as long as you tell the truth, you’ll be okay in the end. A lot of people didn’t like Dr. King, either, especially the black establishment. So, you may not be liked, but you’ll be respected. KW: Thanks again for the time, Don, and best of luck with We Were There.

KW: Is there any question no one ever asks you, that you wish someone would?

DL: It’s been a pleasure, Kam.

DL: Yes, what do you get from icons like Dr. King, Malcolm X and John Lewis? What I get from them is personal empowerment, personal responsibility, and that the only thing you truly own is your mind. And once you truly own your mind, you’re free. You can decide for yourself what is the best way to respond in the face of discrimination. How to carry yourself with dignity. What matters is how you think of yourself, and having presence of mind. Once you get that right, it

To see a trailer for We Were There: The March on Washington, visit: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/07/31/expwe-were-there-the-march-on-washington.cnn.html To purchase a copy of Don Lemon’s autobiography, “Transparent,” visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0982702787/ref% 3dnosim/thslfofire-20 To read a transcript of Don Lemon’s remarks about Bill O’Reilly and the black community, visit: http:// transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1307/27/cnr.06.html


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People, Places and Events At Operation Get Ahead 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Awards Breakfast.

Pic: Standing Tyreke Green, Hempstead High School Essay Contest Winner, Rachel Blackburn-The OGA Community Service Award, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Lance Tyler Mason- The Tyree Curry Art Award. Sitting: Phaedra McDowell -The Tyree Curry Education Award Mary Grant – The OGA Senior Award Member, Erica Bess- The Rosa Parks Award, Iris A. Johnson-The Minister Gerard Burett Sr. Memorial Award

November 22, 2013—THE TABLE: ”LIFE IS ON THE MENU”: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie M. Cullin (center, back row) greets a wonderful group performers, Catherine Shim “Ethel” (left, back row), Victoria Shim “Blache” (left, up front), and Sierra Shim “Rosie” (right, front) from the original comedy entitled The Table: ”Life is on the Menu”, which was a benefit fundraiser show for St. Francis Church PNCC. Errol Shim was on hand to celebrate and support his wife and children’s great accomplishment. The Table: ”Life is on the Menu” was written by John Blenn with additional material by Rich Corapi, directed by John Blenn, Rich Corapi and Torri DeStefano, and held at St. Francis Hall at 1752 Harton Avenue in East Meadow.

December 28, 2013—AT THE KWANZAA CULTURAL CELEBRATION: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (5th left, standing, back row) greets GDA Director and Founder Rochelle Gooding and the members of the Gooding Dance Academy at the recent Kwanzaa Cultural Celebration held at the Nassau County African-American Museum in Hempstead.

10/26/13— An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Maalik Akil Burgess (of Rockville Centre), Hempstead Troop 300, at St. Georges Episcopal Church in Hempstead. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman was pleased to present Maalik with a Certificate of Recognition and congratulated him and his family. Brandon’s Eagle project involved the restoration of a fellowship room for young people at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Congratulations To Martine Hackett! Child Care Council of Nassau Adds Uniondale Resident Martine Hackett to Board of Directors Child Care Council of Nassau (Council) has added Martine Hackett as member to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Martine Hackett lives in Uniondale and works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Professions at Hofstra University. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University, her Master of Public Health from Hunter College, and her Doctorate in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Hackett is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Nassau County Perinatal Services Network, and has previously served as a Board Member for the New York State Perinatal Association and the Public Health Association of New York City. “[I want] to work with the clients and communities that [Child Care Council of Nassau] serves to address the issues of social justice and health equity,” Hackett says, “And bring my skills in program planning and research to serve families in Nassau County.” She will serve a 3-year term. Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that has served the community since 1972. Our vision is for all families to have access to quality child care and early learning that fosters successful growth and development for every child. The Council is located at 925 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 400, Franklin Square, NY11010-3626, and can be reached at (516) 3589250, fax (516) 358-9287. The Child Care Resource and Referral line is (516) 358-9288. Visit: www.childcarenassau.org.


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EVENT CALENDAR: Wed., Jan. 29 @ 8 pm Thurs., Jan. 30 @ 8 pm John Fogerty (2 NIGHTS!) Tkts: $64.50, $75, $89.50, $99.50, $129.50 & $149.50 Fri., Jan. 31 @ 8 pm The Fray with Special Guests – American Authors& Great Big World: Presented by WALK 97.5—Tkts: $39.50, $65, $75, $125 & $210 Sat., Feb. 1 @ 8 pm Karmin“Pulses Tour” with Special Guest Bryce Vine:Presented by 106.1 WBLI Tkts: $22.50 & $42.50 Wed., Feb. 5 @ 7 pm Amon Amarth: Deceiver of The Gods Tour with Special Guests – Enslaved &Skeletonwitch Tkts: $20, $25, $30 & $45 Sat., Feb. 8 @ 8 pm The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles: 50th Anniversary of the Ed Sullivan Appearance Tkts: $20, $25, $30, $35 & $50 Fri., Feb. 14 @ 7:30 pm Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing “Rockin’ Fights 12” – Live on ESPN Tkts: $50, $60, $100, $150 & $200 Sat., Feb. 15 @ 8 pm The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: My Funny Valentine Comedy Showcase Tkts: $15, $20 & $25—On Sale: Fri. 1-31 @ 10 am! Sun., Feb. 16 @ 9 pm Theo Classics - Winter Edition Tkts: $25 & $35 Fri., Feb. 21 @ 7:30 pm Between The Buried & Me with Special Guests – Deafheaven, Intronaut & The Kindred. Tkts: $18, $20 & $38 Sat., Feb. 22 @ 10 pm Infected Mushroom Tkts: $25, $27.50, $30 & $55

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Fri., Mar. 21 @ 8 pm The Marshall Tucker Band Tkts: $25, $35, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50 Tues., Mar. 25 @ 8 pm The Robert Cray Band with Special Guest - The Blind Boys of Alabama Tkts: $32.50, $42.50, $49.50 & $65 Thur., Mar. 27 @ 8 pm The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Ralphie May Tkts: $30, $35, $40, $50 & $75 Sun., Mar. 30 @ 8 pm An Evening With Dream Theater: Along For The Ride Tour Tkts: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 & $89.50 Sun., Apr. 6 @ 8 pm Cher Lloyd Tkts: $25, $35 & $45 Tickets On Sale: Fri. 1-31 @ 10 am! Tues., Apr. 8 @ 8 pm The Wanted with Special Guests: Cassio Monroe andMidnight Red Tkts: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $60 Sat., Apr. 12 @ 8pm ThePsychedelic Furs Tkts: $20, $29.50, $39.50 & $65 Sun., Apr. 13 @ 8 pm Kevin Costner & Modern West Ticket Prices: $39.50, $49.50, $69.50, $79.50, $89.50 & $125. Tickets On Sale Now! Thurs., May 1 @ 7:30 pm Killswitch Engagewith Special Guests: Into Another, Battlecross& My Ticket Home. Tkts: $25, $28 & $50 Tickets On Sale Now! Mon., May 5 @ 8:30 pm An Evening With Rob Thomas Tkts: $69.50, $89.50, $99.50, $110 & $150 Wed., May 7 @ 7:30 pm John Edward – Psychic Medium: Coming Home Tour Tkts: $100, $150 & $225 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tue., Feb. 25 @ 7:30 pm John Edward – Psychic Medium: Coming Home Tour. Tkts: $100, $150 & $225

Thurs., May 8 @ 8 pm Volbeatwith Special Guests: Trivium& Digital Summer Tkts: $38, $40 & $65 Tickets On Sale Now!

Wed., Feb. 26 @ 7 pm Emblem3: #BandLife Tour 2014 with Special Guests – MKTO & Jackson Guthy Tkts: $29.50, $34.50 & $49.50

Tues., May 13 @ 8 pm Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour Tkts: $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, $89.50 & $99.50

Fri., Feb. 28 @ 8 pm Get The Led Out – The American Led Zeppelin. Tkts: $24.50 $34.50 & $50 Fri., Mar. 7 @ 8 pm Vertical Horizon & Tonic with Special Guest – Dishwalla. Tkts: $24.50, $29.50, $32.50 & $44.50 Sat., Mar. 8 @ 8 pm& 11 pm (2ND SHOW JUST ADDED @ 11 PM!) The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Jim Breuer – Presented by 102.3 WBAB Tkts: $20, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50 Tickets On Sale Now Tue., Mar. 11 @ 8 pm Dropkick Murphys with Special Guests: Lucero & Skinny Lister Tkts: $30.50, $39.50 & $50 Sat., Mar. 15 @ 9 pm The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Rob Schneider Tkts: $24.50, $29, $32, $35 & $55

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THE MOODY BLUES WED- FRI, MAY 7 – 9 at 8PM Tickets are $79.50, $59.50, & $49.50

“ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” A Beatles Tribute Concert—SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 & 9 at 8PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50, $29.50

THE GOLDEN BOYS FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN & BOBBY RYDELL FRIDAY, MAY 16 at 8PM Tickets are $59.50, $49.50, $39.50

THE TENORS VALENTINE’S SPECIAL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 at 8PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $39.50

SCOOBY DOO LIVE! SATURDAY, MAY 17 at 1 PM & 4 PM Tickets are $49.50 and $29.50

70’S SOUL JAM Starring THE STYLISTICS, THE DRAMATICS, HAROLD MELVIN’S BLUENOTES, BLUE MAGIC, & NEW BIRTH. SUNDAY, FEBUARY 16 at 7PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50, & $29.50

JOHN PINETTE FRIDAY, JUNE 6 at 8PM Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 RESCHEDULED DATE from JANUARY 11

BILL BURR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 at 8PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50, and $29.50 BOB WEIR & RATDOG FEBRUARY 21 & 22 at 7:30 PM Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 & 29.50 THE SING –OFF LIVE TOUR! A NIGHT OF A CAPELLA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 at 3PM Tickets are $69.50, $39.50 & $29.50 MIKE BIRBIGLIA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 at 7:30PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50, & $29.50 DEEPAK CHOPRA “THE FUTURE OF WELL BEING” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at 7:30 PM Tickets are $79.50, $59.50, $49.50 ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Performing Roxy & Elsewhere SATURDAY, MARCH 1 at 8PM Tickets are $75.00, $39.50 JACK HANNA – Into The Wild SUNDAY, MARCH 2 at 1PM Tickets are $59.50, $49.50, & $29.50 TRISHA YEARWOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 14 at 8PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $39.50 SPRING DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA Starring LOU CHRISTIE, JIMMY BEAUMONT & THE SKYLINERS, CHARLIE THOMAS & THE DRIFTERS, THE HAPPENINGS, THE COASTERS, THE MARCELS, AND THE CAPRIS. SATURDAY, MARCH 22 at 7PM Tickets are $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50. JIM BELUSHI & THE CHICAGO BOARD OF COMEDY FRIDAY, MARCH 28 at 8PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $39.50 WAYNE BRADY THURSDAY, APRIL 3 at 8PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50 & $29.50 THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELLIN Starring The Windborne Orchestra and Vocalist Randy Jackson SATURDAY, APRIL 5 at 8PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $39.00 FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 24 & 25 at 8PM Tickets are $79.50 & $59.50 ABBA THE CONCERT SATURDAY, MAY 3 at 8PM Tickets are $59.50, $39.50, $29.50

JOHN PINETTE SATURDAY, JUNE 7 at 8PM Tickets are $49.50 & $39.50 RESCHEDULED DATE from JANUARY 12 BILL MAHER SUNDAY, JUNE 29 at 8 PM Tickets are $89.50, $79.50, $59.50 and $49.50 #

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