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Hundreds of people attend candlelight vigil


BY GARY SIMEONE It was a frigid cold night last Thursday but that did not stop hundreds of people from coming out to the Plainview Mid-Island JCC to a candlelight vigil to denounce anti-Semitism. The vigil was held in response to a recent bomb threat against the Long Island Jewish center last Monday. Politicians such as State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, Joseph Saladino attended the event as well as members of the interfaith clergy and community members. Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, of the Plainview JCC, helped to organize the event and was the first to speak at the vigil in front of the crowd of onlookers who stood in support holding candles and signs that read, peace, love and united against hate, unity in our community. “There is no place for hate here in our community,” said Rabbi See page 16

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino (right) recently joined with the RoughRiders Sled Hockey Team at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. Sled Hockey provides an opportunity for differently abled ice hockey players to compete in a sport they love. Sled Hockey also promotes and encourages sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie and is specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. Joining with Supervisor Saladino (left to right) were Town of Oyster Bay Hockey Program Coordinator Bernard “Buzz” Deschamps, Nick Capparelli, Bryan Bloomquist, Mathew Gagliano and Bill Capparelli. For more information about Sled Hockey, visit their website at

Diaper Bank of LI comes to Plainview

BY GARY SIMEONE Valentine’s Day, last Tuesday, was an important day for the Allied Foundation and Pediatric Health Associates in Plainview. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the location on Manetto Hill Rd. to celebrate the opening of one of the first Diaper Banks of Long Island. The Allied Foundation will open 30 diaper banks

across Long Island which will enable members of the community to donate diapers to help parents and babies of low-income families. “We found out that people who receive social services can’t use them to buy diapers which was really something that surprised us,” said Kerry Gillick-Goldberg, Director of Marketing for the Allied Foundation. “This is some-

thing that is really needed for struggling families who have children on Long Island.” She said that diapers would be accepted at all 30 Allied locations across the Island and that the main storage area for the diapers would be located at Allied Foundation’s main headquarters in Melville. At the Plainview location, See page 16

New Oyster Bay town leaders begin roles BY GARY SIMEONE

At the Town of Oyster Bay Board meeting last Tuesday, Town Supervisor, Joseph Saladino appointed new leaders to various roles within the Town. Sworn in at the meeting was a new Deputy Supervisor, Town Attorney, Planning Commissioner and a new Commissioner of Public Works. Gregory W. Carman Jr. was appointed as Deputy Supervisor and his appointment was effective as of Feb. 7 according to a statement from the Town. Joseph Nocella was named asTown Attorney. Elizabeth Maccarone was named as Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development and Richard Lenz was appointed the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Nocella replaces former Town Attorney, Leonard Genova, who resigned last month. Nocella was a former counsel to the County’s Office of Housing & Community Development and worked with the law firm of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo and Terrana based in Uniondale. He said that in his role as Town Attorney, he would be focused on transparency in government while reviewing cost saving measures for the public. “As our new town attorney I will be working to go over every single contract to make sure we put ethics and cost savings to the public,” said Nocella. See page 16

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Hicksville Historical Society presentation: “Whaling on LI” On Tuesday, March 28th, the Hicksville Historical Society will present “Whaling on Long Island” by Nomi Dayan. The story of whales, and the whalers who followed them, is tied with Long Island’s rich maritime history. Before the Long Island Expressway, strip malls and suburban sprawl, calls of “Thar She Blows!” rang out from Long Island harbors and ships. Join Nomi Dayan, the Executive Director of The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, and author of the 2016 book Whaling on Long Island, in a pictorial presentation exploring the rise and fall of whaling on the Island. Discover local whaleship fleets

which traveled to the far corners of the world and the personalities behind local enterprises. Be transported to a time when whalers roamed the streets between journeys, shipbuilders worked in the harbors, captains charted their expeditions in Long Island’s pursuit of the largest creatures in the world. Artifacts from the museum’s collection will be on display. The presentation will take place at Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave. All are welcome. Refreshments served. For more information: e-mail or visit

An Afternoon at the Races

Hicksville-Syosset-Glen Cove Mercy League will present “The Mercy Derby: An Afternoon at the Races: on Sunday, April 30, from 1 PM – 4 PM at `The Matinecock Lodge, 14 Main St,

Oyster Bay. Refreshments: coffee, tea and cake Admission: $10 Contact: Judy Galgano @ 516-6812994

Top of Levittown’s Class of 2017 The Levittown School District is pleased to announce that seniors Maria Mancz and Sisam Bhandari from Division Avenue High School and Casey Butcher and James May from MacArthur High School have been named valedictorians and salutatorians, respectively, for the Class of 2017.

Each of the students has excelled academically and has contributed their volunteer efforts to the Levittown community. For more information about their accomplishments, please log onto the district website at

MacArthur High School salutatorian James May and valedictorian Casey Butcher (center) are pictured with (from left) assistant principals Michael Scaduto and Anne Rao, guidance counselors Pat Mirando and Nikki McNerney and Principal Joseph Sheehan

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Town of Oytser Bay Supervisor Saladino (right), joined by Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson, announced a new package of ethics initiatives.

Town announces ethics reform initiatives The Town of Oyster Bay has announced a package of new ethics initiatives, including a new Town Ethics Code and the appointment and creation of an independent and enforcement mechanism. Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Saladino said, “We have implemented a completely restructured Ethics Code, an entirely new chapter of our Town Code and an independent and autonomous Ethics Board for oversight and reform. Since taking office, we hit the ground running and I am pleased to introduce this new code, our Ethics Board and the appointment of a vastly experienced former federal prosecutor as our new Town Attorney.” Saladino noted that many of the new initiatives will be achieved with the assistance of a newly created Board of Ethics, as well as the appointment Joseph Nocella, of a former federal prosecutor as the new Town Attorney.” Saladino noted that Nocella, was twice commended by the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, including William Sessions, working under the direction of President George H. W. Bush, and Louis Freeh, working under the direction of President Bill Clinton. “It is a great honor to be chosen by Supervisor Saladino to be the new Town Attorney,” Town Attorney Nocella said. “The Supervisor has asked me to use my experience as a former federal prosecutor to enforce his new policies and procedures to prevent any fraud, waste or abuse, whether it be in contracts or by Town employees.” In addition to stringent contract review, Town ethics reform initiatives have included the adoption of a new financial disclosure process which was

created following recommendations from the State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics, the agency that governs disclosure for New York State. The newly established board will review the most recent submissions of disclosure forms. Supervisor Saladino further added that all Town employees will receive biannual training in ethical practice by a certified ethics trainer. The new Town Code also calls for the creation and distribution of training and educational materials outlining ethical guidelines for anyone intending to do business with the Town of Oyster Bay. “In order to continue to create an ethical firewall in the Town of Oyster Bay, I ensured that no elected official was part of the interview or selection process of our new Ethics Board. This guarantees that the individuals selected were independent and autonomous,” Supervisor Saladino said. “In addition, our Ethics Board is extremely unique in that they have their own counsel separate from the Town Attorney and independent from the administration of this Town.” The Supervisor noted that the five-member ethics board consists of all new members, none of whom are employed by the Town or any other municipality. Additionally, no more than two members of the board are enrolled in the same political party, ensuring diversity. The new Ethics Code further requires that the board meet at least once each quarter, however Supervisor Saladino has requested they meet more frequently in order to quickly get up to speed and consider the issues of the day. The Board must also submit an annual report to the Town Board, summarizing its activities.




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High rankings for Bethpage

Bethpage School District is proud to have had several high rankings included in the 2017 listing on Not only was Charles Campagne ranked No. 98 in New York with an overall A+ rating for public elementary schools, but Bethpage High School was ranked No. 74 in the list of Best Public High Schools. The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and high school ratings. In addition, among the more than 8,000 school districts

ranks each year, the district as a whole ranked No. 48 in the entire state. Rankings are based on statistics, as well as millions of opinions from students and parents. Included in this ranking is that Bethpage was ranked eighth of 582 school districts for safety and No. 38 as one of the best places to teach in New York. “These distinctions reflect the work of our entire school community- students, parents, teachers, staff and board of education,” said Superintendent of Schools Terrence Clark. “We are proud of the high quality education provided in Bethpage and appreciate that independent organizations like this recognize that our schools are great places for kids.”

Casino Bus Trip

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas of Hicksville will be hosting a bus trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehelm, PA on March 28th. Cost is $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip Give back: $30 slot play and $5 food voucher

Please arrive at 8:30 am Return approx. 8:30 pm Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to CDA. Parking information given with your reservation. **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

Dental health month

In honor of Dental Health Month, dental hygienists from Vitagliano Orthodontics visited students at Charles Campagne Elementary School in the Bethpage Union Free School District. Students learned about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth and why it’s important to visit the dentist every six months. For their participation, each student received a toothbrush, toothpaste and an informational booklet to bring home. Photo courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District.

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State University of New York at Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced that approximately 1,653 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Dean’s List students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester out of a possible 4.0, while carrying a full-time minimum course load of at least 12 credit hours.


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The Hicksville Public School District is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Hicksville High School Hall of Fame. All nominations must be received at the Office of Community Services, Hicksville Public Schools, 200 Division Ave., Hicksville, NY, 11801-4800 no later than May 15, 2017. The district is seeking individuals who have achieved not only professional success, but have made meaningful contributions to their community as a whole. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should provide the can-

didate’s name, address, telephone number, year the candidate graduated, the candidate’s profession, community contributions, honors and/or achievements. Nominators should explain what characteristic or achievement makes their candidate special, and include their own name, address and telephone number. Established in 1985, the Hall of Fame recognizes graduates who have achieved distinction in their chosen profession or community — individuals who will serve not only as role models for the Class of 2017, but for all district students.

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Rebuilding the infrastructure BY BOB MORGAN, JR. I know that there have been a wave of charges and countercharges this week on Russians, the Trump campaign and alleged Obama administration surveillance, but this will just have to play out a little more before I can make anything like an informed comment on the subject. Obviously, it will not be happy news for President Trump's supporters if it turns out that Mr. Trump’s allegations of wiretapping of his campaign or offices are completely unsubstantiated. On the other hand, if it does turn out that FISA or other warrants relating to Mr. Trump or his campaign were sought or issued during the previous administration, important questions about motive and intent will need to be answered. Meanwhile, let's take a look at one of the less controversial part of Mr. Trump's agenda, his desire for substantial increases in outlays for infrastructure. This is perhaps the one area where Mr. Trump has significant prospects of getting support from Democrats, particularly union supporters interested in new jobs. There seem to be no shortage of potential infrastructure projects. When former Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia Airport to a "third world" facility, no one was inclined to argue the point. And there are plenty of other candidates for significant upgrades and improvements on Long Island and in New York State, and virtually everywhere else in our country. For example, one of my pet projects would be widening the New York State Thruway to three lanes all the way to Albany. Another would be work on beach erosion. And, while we may not need the vast railway system envisioned by former President Barack Obama, significant improvements in the Northeast would be most welcome. Nevertheless, while infrastructure projects are generally popular in the abstract, there is no shortage of practical issues with actually implementing them. One obvious concern is cost. Many projects have gigantic price tags, especially when they involve union labor paid at so-called prevailing wages, and then the outlays get even bigger with cost overruns.

As an example, the California bullet train project between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the news this week could cost more than 50 percent more than initially forecast, and that just for the first 118 miles of the project, considered the easiest part, according to an analysis in the Los Angeles Times. While some indebtedness may be appropriate for projects providing benefits over many years, the danger is that such borrowing may not seem real because it will eventually be paid off by the next generation. A possible way of defraying the cost is the use of private investors. This can be a good idea, but there are numerous examples of privatized contracts resulting in, for example, exorbitant tolls on roads. Another issue with infrastructure projects is the slow pace and high cost of regulatory approval. When Mr. Obama announced a stimulus program early in his term, he came to realize that there are “no such things as shovel ready projects”. Environmental review projects can be lengthy and costly. For example, the cost of environmental review for the California bullet train project went from an estimate of $388 million in 2010 to $1.03 billion. In addition community opposition (frequently labeled as “not on my block” activism by project proponents) can impose significant delays. And, of course, many projects do raise legitimate concerns of neighbors. But for all these drawbacks, there is something important about rebuilding and renewing the physical infrastructure, as well as new projects. Indeed, there is a long tradition of successful “internal improvements”, as they were once called. In the beginning of the 19th century, the Erie Canal opened up shipping from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The transcontinental railroad, aided by important land subsidies, brought the entire country together. Starting in the 1950’s, the interstate highway system made car travel much more efficient. If effected smartly, Mr. Trump’s infrastructure program can also rebuild and improve our country for future generations.

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Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a subject in connection with an incident that occurred in Levittown. On Saturday, January 28, at approximately 7:05 a.m., the subject was observed on a surveillance camera at the 7-11 located on 2901 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. The subject placed a forgery device on the ATM at this location. The subject then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with information on this crime or the subject should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244 TIPS (8477). n

Additional incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: n

A 28-year-old Bethpage woman was arrested at 7:24 p.m. on February 1 & charged with Shoplifting from a location on Hempstead Turnpike in Bethpage. n At Shop Rite in Bethpage, a 38-y.o. Hicksville man was arrested at 3:33 p.m. on 2/3 and charged with Shoplifting. n A 24-year-old woman from Bellerose was arrested at 1:15 p.m. on February 6 and charged with Shoplifting from a location on Old Country Rd in East GC. n At 3:15 p.m. on February 8, a 61-year-old woman and a 36-year-old woman, both from Jericho, were arrested and charged with Shoplifting from a location on Old Country Road in East GC n At 3:56 p.m. on February 8, a 19-year old woman from New Cassel was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Hicksville. n At Macy’s in Hicksville, a 31-year-old woman from Roosevelt was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 7:20 p.m. on February 8. n An 18-year-old man from Levittown was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Kohl’s in Levittown at 6:15 p.m. on February 10. n A 55-y.o. Hempstead man was arrested at 6:30 p.m. on February 11 & charged with Shoplifting from a location on Old Country Road in Westbury. n A 38-year-old woman from Lindenhurst was arrested and charged with shoplifting from Target in Hicksville at 8:39 p.m. on February 11. n A vehicle at Houlihans in Westbury was damaged and a bag was stolen at 10:30 p.m. on February 11. n At JC Penney in East Garden City, a 20-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman. Both from Jamaica, were arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 7 p.m. on February 12. n A table saw was stolen from a shed on Bryant Street in Westbury between 12 a.m. on February 12 and 10 a.m. on February 13.

n Criminal Mischief To Auto was reported to have occurred at 4:30 p.m. on February 13 at the parking lot of PSI on Merrick Avenue in East Meadow. A victim’s car was keyed at the time. n On Corporate Drive in Westbury, a 24-year-old woman from Hicksville was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on February 14 at 9:45 p.m. n Criminal Possession of Marijuana was the charge brought against a 25-year-old woman from Floral and a 21-year-old woman from Bellmore, when there were arrested at a parking lot on Westbury Avenue in Carle Place on February 15. n At the office of the Veterans Memorial Park, located on Prospect Avenue in East Meadow, unknown subjects were reported to have thrown a brick through a window sometime between 7 p.m. on February 15 and 7 a.m. the next morning. n On Prospect Street in Westbury, a 22-year-old man from Roosevelt was arrested at 4:21 p.m. on February 16. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n On February 16 at 8:50 p.m., a 55-year-old man from Elmont was arrested in Mineola on Mineola Boulevard and 2nd Street. The subject was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n On Merchants Concourse in Westbury, a 25-year-old man from Merrick was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on February 16 at 11:33 p.m n At the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Main Street in Hempstead, a 27-year-old woman from Dix Hills was arrested at 4:30 a.m. on February 17. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated n Sometime between 5 p.m. on February 17 and 7:30 a.m. the next morning, unknown subjects damaged the driver’s side door of a victim’s vehicle while it was parked on Mohawk Road East in West Hempstead. n A 29-year-old woman from East Meadow was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 4:48 a.m. on February 18 on Balsam Lane in Levittown. n On Fulton Avenue at Drexel Avenue in Westbury, a 23-year-old woman from Valley Stream was arrested at 3:45 a.m. on February 20 and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. n On Hardy Lane in Westbury, a victim reports that unknown subjects broke the driver’s side window of his vehicle between 9:45 7 12 noon on February 21. Compiled by Kate and Meg Meyer

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Bethpage High School athletes assist elementary peers

Student-athletes in the Bethpage High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes program serve as positive mentors and role models to fifth- and sixth-grade students throughout the district. They take a pledge to remain drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free and to act as “upstanders” in their community. Several times throughout the year, the high school athletes visit their younger counterparts and work with them to foster sportsmanship, civility and healthy choices through interactive workshops and exercises. The program, which has been in place for approximately 25 years, also serves the community by hosting many fundraisers and drives to benefit the less fortunate. Members of Athletes Helping Athletes are pictured with students during a workshop at Kramer Lane Elementary School. During this session, the athletes discussed sportsmanship, civility and bullying prevention.

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The transition from high school to college can be exciting, yet challenging. Please join Jane Swedler, MD, Chief of Adolescent Medicine and Elana Kastner, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, for a unique program that addresses health and social issues faced by college-bound young women. Special Topics include: Adapting to College Life, Campus Safety, Making the Right Choices and more. Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:45 pm registration 7 pm - 9:30 pm program Winthrop’s Research & Academic Center 101 Mineola Blvd, (corner of Second Street in Mineola) Treiber Family Conference Room Pre-Registration and Reservation required: $25 per person Light buffet included Please call (516) 663-2609 by Monday, March 20 to register .

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East Broadway Elementary School students Gabriella Lauro and Arianna Feiler became new friends during the school’s Mix It Up at Lunch Day. East Broadway Elementary School students in the Levittown School District are trying to cross the lines of divide that often occur in lunch rooms across the country. As part of the school’s character education program, the school hosted Mix It Up at Lunch Day, so that students can make new friends by sitting at new tables in the

cafeteria. A starter card, called a joke in your pocket, was given to each student as an icebreaker for conversation with new friends. The students also answered questions about their favorite cartoon characters, movies and other interests to keep the conversation flowing throughout their meal.


Famous figures including historical icons, stars in entertainment and characters from a variety of storybooks came to life as students role-played their way to coveted prizes at the annual Burnie Awards at Burns Avenue Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District.

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Famous stars at Burns The event was comprised of four students from each grade level reciting poetic lines about the books from which they were characters. From the four contestants, one was announced as the winner of a Burnie Award. The fun and educational event reinforced the importance of reading to students.

Students during the Burnie Awards event at Burns Avenue

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Student actors and musicians posed after their performance.

Hicksville’s standout staff and students The Hicksville Public School District Board of Education hosted a Secondary Student and Staff Recognition Ceremony to honor standout members of its middle and high school communities. The program began with musical performances by students starring in the high school’s theatrical production of “High School Musical,” and was followed by the ceremonial certificate distribution. Presentation of the awards

were led by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso, members of the Hicksville Board of Education, building principals — Raymond Williams of the high school and Mara Jorisch of the middle school — department supervisors and faculty members. The ceremony recognized the remarkable work and service of the schools’ dedicated communities.

Hicksville High School honored students for service to the community.

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From left, Hicksville Board of Education President Phil Heckler, Maureen Sullivan (recognized for 35 years of service) and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso.

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Travel Expert Pauline Frommer at NYT Travel Show: Where to Go in 2017 BY KAREN RUBIN

“It’s never been a better time for Americans to travel abroad (at least from a strong-dollar point of view). As for where to go, Frommer (and Peter Greenberg as well), also tell Americans not to be discouraged by terror attacks in places like Paris, which has lost 30% of its tourism, a vital economic component. “In certain rooms in the Louvre, I was alone; I didn’t make advanced reservations at restaurants, some of most coveted in Europe; the hotel room, everything was cheaper,” Frommer, who visited Paris in June, says., “And Parisians are happy to see Americans. There’s never been a better time.” But she points out that a lot of the discomfort for Americans, who see headlines and have little comprehension of geography, is perception: “What do the UAE, Bahamas, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom have in common? They each issued travel warnings against coming to the United States because of gun violence. We are New Yorkers. We know what it is to bounce back [after a catastrophic event].” But if you are looking for a city like Paris but has bagels? Montreal is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. The home city of Cirque d Soleil will be the scene of the craziest, most surreal celebrations – 40 foot tall marionettes marching

Imperial Palace, Tokyo. The dollar has more buying power in Japan because of a strengthening dollar against the Japanese yen. © 2017 Karen Rubin/ through streets, 3D projections on the river; you can download a free app of the historic district and as you go through, suddenly there is a Sound & Light show. Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands; the people changed back the name to the original First Nations name) “has everything that Alaska has – fishing, wilderness areas, First Nation’s culture but without the crowds and

30% cheaper. I highly recommend visiting before it is better known.” Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world. “Open the doors. Go there but not necessarily Bali – that is over-loved.” She recommends Sula Wessy – an island of incredible culture, architecture, bright green rice paddies, the smallest monkeys on planet, and fascinating cultural rituals. In Bali, outsiders can go to weddings and funerals, where


welcome; in Sula Wessey, funerals are so elaborate that when people die, they are mummified similar to Egyptians, and left in the house; the mummy lives with the family for years because it takes that long to raise money for the funeral. They have elaborate processions, feasts, dances, and water buffalo sacrifices, then finally the body is buried in See page D2

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rock caves. It is fascinating to visit and less touristic than Bali. Northern Lights. This is the year to see the Northern Lights, a phenomenon caused by storms on the sun that shoot particles into the Earth’s atmosphere. It goes in a 10-year cycle and 2017 is the last year of the cycle. It will be spectacular this year and crumby for

because it was too difficult, but now river boats go in and for nature lovers it is spectacular because all the foliage is low to the ground so you can see more easily than Amazon – 500 species of birds, jaguars, tapirs, giant otters, fascinating wilderness. It is becoming more popular, so go now. Nashville is “hot, a wonderful city”. There’s the 120th anniversary of Ryman Auditorium, 50th anniversaryof

population. You will meet great people.” Bermuda – will be home to the America’s Cup this year, undergone millions of dollars of infrastructure rejiggering. Martin Samuelson opening

to Carnival and 5 other major lines, fast tracked hotel building permits to Marriott and Hyatt and are trying to get Corporate America on their side so Trump can’t undo relations. But go

Not just “fun in the sun” on its famous pink beaches, Bermuda also offers a rich heritage, travel expert Pauline Frommer says © 2017 Karen Rubin/

Nashville prides itself as being the “Athens of the South.” this year, “Music City” is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Ryman and 50th anniversary of the Country Music Hall of Fame. © 2017 Karen Rubin/ the next. There are inland places in Norway, next to Arctic Circle, where there are no worries of fog from the sea obscuring as well as dog sledding. Pantanal, the largest inland wetland in the world – twice the size of Iceland, is straddles Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay (?). A decade ago, you couldn’t go in,

Country Music Hall of Fame. “There’s every kind of music – you get off the plane, and there are live musicians. Foodie scene. Parthenon-replica [Nashville considered itself the Athens of the South], which sounds silly until you visit – it is the symbol for the city which has many universities, a major medical center, a whip smart

restaurant, great chefs opening. The Hamilton Princess has undergone a multi-million renovation. More than fun in sun, Bermuda has interesting culture (British, high tea, Bermuda shorts without irony –a really interesting place, historic sites She adds as a “bonus place” to her list: Cuba. “President Trump has said he will shut the door there and he can with sign of pen. It was opened by President Obama by executive order so can be closed down just as quickly. But Cubans are smart, when Trump was elected, they fast-tracked port rights

to Cuba while you can and before the changes that would inevitably come. ____________________ © 2017 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit goingplacesfarandnear. com  and TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at  goingplacesnearandfar.wordpress. com  and Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@ Tweet @TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at

NYS, Birthplace of Women’s Suffrage, Plans Centennial Events Beginning 2017 Through 2020 March is Women’s History Month, but Women’s History has a special significance in New York, which considers itself the birthplace of women’s suffrage a century ago. This year, and continuing through 2020, the state’s Women’s Suffrage Commission is planning to offer major events and exhibits across the state. This year, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York, the Women’s Suffrage Commission just launched a website:, providing information about upcoming events

across the state, profiles New York suffragists and takes visitors on a tour of New York’s historic destinations relevant to the suffrage movement and women’s rights. “This month, we celebrate the critical role that New York played in the fight for a woman’s right to vote from the Seneca Falls Convention all the way to the passage of the Women’s Equality Agenda in 2015 because in New York we know that women’s rights are human rights,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “I encourage all New Yorkers and visitors alike to visit one of these

exhibits and trace the historic timeline that New York’s women pioneered and to learn about the obstacles that they conquered in the fight for equality.” New York was home to the first-ever Women’s Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, on July 19 and 20, 1848 and organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Sixty-nine years later, on Nov. 6, 1917, women in New York State won the right to vote. “New York women have an enduring legacy in the pursuit of equal rights that began nearly 170 years ago in Seneca Falls, and as a result of their

advocacy this state passed women’s suffrage three years before the rest of the nation. This year we celebrate the accomplishments of the women who led the fight for equality, setting the stage for future battles against workplace discrimination, in support of pay equity, and to preserve a woman’s right to make decisions about her health care,” said NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission Chair, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “As the state’s highest ranking elected woman, I consider it my mission See page D5


Women’s history month: recalling writer Agatha Christie BY CLAIRE LYNCH March is Women’s History Month and it is a good time to recognize women who have impacted our society. Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. I started reading Agatha Christie mysteries when I was in high school and in the years since I’ve reread them and been impressed by her stories again and again. Although she wrote six romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, Agatha Christie is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections that she wrote under her own name, which have sold more than two billion copies. Her works contain several regular characters that became popular with the public, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Parker Pyne and Harley Quin. Christie wrote more Poirot stories than any of the others, even though she thought the character to be “rather insufferable.” ( Poirot has been described as that amazing little Belgian with his waxed moustache and egg-shaped head, his inflated confidence in the infallibility of his “little grey cells.” He was known for his murderous attacks on the English language. Christie was born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller into a wealthy uppermiddle-class family in 1890 in the seaside town of Devon, England. When

Agatha was a child, she had no companions to speak of. Her sister and brother, Madge and Monty, were more than a decade older. She had no schoolmates, either, because, for the most part, she didn’t go to school. ( She spent most of her time with imaginary friends and playing with her pets but she described her childhood as “very happy.” She was surrounded by a series of strong and independent women from an early age. Her time was spent alternating between her home in Devon, her step-grandmother and aunt’s house in West London, and parts of Southern Europe, where her family would vacation during the winter. Her father, a wealthy stockbroker, was born in New York. Her mother, who was British and who liked to write poetry, insisted that she receive a home education, so her parents were responsible for teaching her to read and write and to be able to perform basic arithmetic, a subject that she particularly enjoyed. They also taught her about music, and she learned to play both the piano and the mandolin. She read whatever books she could get her hands on and was said to have an extraordinary imagination. At the age of 15 or 16 she was sent to a finishing school in Paris. Agatha Christie always said that she had no ambition to be a writer even though at the age of 11 she had a poem printed in a local London newspaper. Finding herself in bed with the flu, her

What Agatha Christie Once Said … “Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop ... suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head.” “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.” “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.” “Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.” “Very few of us are what we seem.” “Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” “Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.” “The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – In “The Hound of Death”

mother suggested that she write down the stories she was so fond of telling. ( This was how a lifelong passion began. By her late teens she had had several poems published in “The Poetry Review” and had written a number of short stories. Agatha Christie wrote about the world she knew and saw, drawing on the military gentlemen, lords and ladies, spinsters, widows and doctors of her family’s circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a natural observer and her descriptions of village politics, local rivalries and family jealousies are often painfully accurate. Her grandson, Mathew Prichard, describes her as a “person who listened more than she talked, who saw more than she was seen.” She met her future husband, Colonel Archibald “Archie” Christie, while attending a dance in 1912. They got married in 1914 and had one child, Rosalind Christie, in 1919. Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Flying Corps, was sent to the Western Front and Agatha Christie worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and in the chemist dispensary which gave her a working background knowledge of medicines and poisons. It was during World War I that Agatha Christie’s sister challenged her to write a detective story that would later spark what would become her flourishing career. “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” was Christie’s first book. It was turned down by two publishers before it was eventually published in 1920. Following the limited success of the novel, she continued to write. Her second book, “The Secret Adversary,” stemmed from a conversation overheard in a tea shop. She said, “Two people were talking at a table nearby, discussing somebody called Jane Fish … That, I thought, would make a good beginning to a story - a name overheard at a tea shop - an unusual name, so that whoever heard it remembered it. A name like Jane Fish, or perhaps Jane Finn would be even better.” For Agatha Christie, the most everyday events and casual observations could trigger the idea for a new plot. She made endless notes in dozens of notebooks, jotting down erratic ideas and potential plots and characters as they came to her. She once said, “I usually have about half a dozen (notebooks) on hand and I used to make notes in them of ideas that struck me, or about some poison or drug, or a clever little bit of swindling that I had read about in the paper.” Eventually these tidbits came together in her mind and ended up in a novel – either as a character of part of the plot.

Agatha Christie’s popularity spread and she steadily built up a fan base for her written plots that many readers could not put down. What made her stories stand out were the characters. She created memorable and dignified characters that any class of readers could relate to. Her most memorable and popular characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, are great examples of her skill to develop “high society” characters with mainstream appeal. Agatha Christie was adept at combining period subject matter with delicate story development, creative plot structure and psychology. A common thread in many of her novels was to develop a psychological struggle and to use topical references and brilliant characters who appeared to be crossing a stage. Her stories felt as if you were sitting in an audience watching the most elegant play unfold before you. It’s no surprise that movies and TV shows based on her works were filled with great actors playing crusty and snooty, yet relatable, desperate characters. Despite being raised in a wealthy upper-middle-class family in England, her language was always simple, using a writing style that every reader could understand and enjoy. Although simple in style, her intriguing plots and subplots challenged readers to figure out “who done it” before the story ended. ( She went on to write over a hundred works, including further novels, short stories and plays. Additionally she wrote two volumes of poetry and two autobiographical books. One of Christie’s plays, “The Mousetrap,” opened in West End theatre in 1952 and it ran for decades. In 2009 the London run exceeded 25,000 performances. In September 2015 a public vote identified “And Then There Were None” which was originally published in 1939 as the public’s favorite Christie novel. The book was Agatha Christie’s favorite and the one she found the most difficult to write. Agatha Christie and her first husband divorced in 1928 but she kept her name for the sake of her writing. In 1930 she married the British archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, who she met when she visited the excavations at Ur, near Baghdad, Iraq. Christie and Mallowan traveled frequently on expeditions, where Christie would help with the finds and her work on archaeological digs led to her becoming an expert photographer. She also used the experiences as a basis for her plots, including “Murder on the Orient Express” (1934), “Murder in Mesopotamia” (1936) and “Death on the Nile” (1937). See page D12

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Social Security Retirement Benefits -- How They Are Figured BY TOM MARGENAU

Q: I am about to turn age 64. I have been laid off and do not think I will be able to find another job. So I am thinking about starting my Social Security benefits. And it dawned on me that I have no idea how my benefit is figured. Is it based on my earnings? Is it based on my age? Please help! A: It’s based on both your earnings and your age. Your earnings are used to figure your basic full retirement age benefit. It’s called your primary insurance amount, or PIA. (I usually avoid using Social Security Administration jargon in this column, but I get hundreds of emails from readers asking me about their PIA, so I guess that term is pretty prevalent.) If you wait until you are your full retirement age to file for your Social Security, then you will get 100 percent of your PIA. In other words, you would get your full retirement age benefit rate if you wait until you are 66 before you sign up for Social Security. But you said you are thinking of taking benefits at 64. In that case, your PIA is reduced roughly one half of one percent for each month you start benefits before your full retirement age. So now let me tell you how they figure your full retirement age benefit, or your PIA. The formula is simple in a general sense, but very complicated when you get to the nitty gritty details. Here is the simple part. A Social Security retirement benefit is a percentage of your average monthly income, using your highest 35 years of inflation-adjusted earnings. Note that there are four parts to that formula: 1) a percentage, 2) your average monthly income, 3) an inflation indexing factor, and 4) a 35-year base. We’ll work backwards to explain how things work. The 35-year base is the easy part. When you file for retirement benefits, the Social Security Administration will look at your entire earnings history and pull out your highest 35 years. They don’t have to be consecutive. If you don’t have 35 years of earnings, SSA must plug in “zero” years to get to the 35-year base. And please note that 35 means 35! Despite all the rumors out there, your retirement benefit is NOT based on your highest five years of earnings, or your last 10 years of earnings, or any other number of years other than 35. Here is a related issue based on that 35-year rule. As part of the discussion of long-range Social Security reform, you will frequently hear proposals to change the “computation years.” I’ve heard most often of adopting a 38-year base. What they are talking about is basing future Social Security benefits on a retiree’s highest 38 years, rather than the highest 35. That would have

the effect of lowering future benefits because the more base years used, the lower benefits are. Think of it this way: If your retirement computation was based on your high three years of earnings, for example, that would result in a much higher benefit than one based on 35 years. So, adding even more years to the base would lower benefits further. But now let’s get back to the current computation formula. Before they add up those “high 35,” they index each year of past earnings for inflation. And this is where the formula starts to get messy. That’s because there is a different adjustment factor for each year of earnings, AND each year’s adjustment factor is different based on your year of birth. Here is a quick example. If you were born in 1949, and earned $20,000 in 1980, they would multiply those earnings by an inflation adjustment factor of 3.25, meaning they would actually use $65,000 as your 1980 earnings. But if you were born in 1950 and earned that same $20,000 in 1980, they would use an inflation factor of 3.33 resulting in $66,600 as the 1980 earnings used in your Social Security computation. You can find a complete breakdown of those inflation adjustment factors for each year of birth (for folks nearing retirement age) at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10070.html. So the next step in the retirement computation formula is to add up your highest 35 years of inflation-adjusted earnings. Then you divide by 420 -that’s the number of months in 35 years -- to get your average inflation-adjusted monthly income. The final step brings us to the “social” part of Social Security. The percentage of your average monthly income that comes back to you in the form of a Social Security benefit depends on your income. In a nutshell, the lower your average wage, the higher percentage rate of return you get. Once again, the actual formula is messy, and it varies depending on your year of birth. As an example, here is the formula for someone born in 1949: You take the first $749 of average monthly income and multiply by 90 percent. You take the next $3,768 of your average monthly income and multiply that by 32 percent. And you take any remainder and multiply it by 15 percent. You can find a complete breakdown of those computation “bend points” at html. As you can see, the Social Security retirement benefit formula is pretty messy. Of course, you don’t have to figure your benefit yourself. Just let SSA do it for you. Go to and click on the “Retirement Estimator” icon on the homepage and it will walk you through the process of finding out what your Social Security

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NYS, Birthplace of Women’s Suffrage, Plans Centennial Events Beginning 2017 Through 2020 Continued from page D2 to inspire the next generation of women to rise up and shape a more just, equitable society.” As part of New York’s recognition of Women’s History Month this year, a number of exhibits are available for public viewing in both the Empire State Plaza and the New York State Capitol Building. The exhibit “Women’s Suffrage in New York State,” located in the Capitol corridor which connects the state house to the Empire State

of historic Americans brought to life in elaborate stone carvings. As the staircase was nearing completion, it was observed that not one famous woman was represented. Located in the area just outside the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop this exhibit will feature photographs of the six carvings of women that were added to the staircase: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Frances E. Willard, Molly Pitcher, Elmina Spencer, and Susan B. Anthony Also on view outside the Visitor

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Center is the mural Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, which was created by students from the Monroe Community College Art Department in Rochester. Known for being a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, Tubman later became a strong supporter of the women’s rights See page D6

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movements Throughout the month of March, special one-hour Capitol tours focused on the suffrage movement will be available to visitors. The tours will feature artifacts selected to showcase the suffragists’ journey. For more information about the Capitol tours, visit  In addition, events and celebrations are also planned across New York State to mark the centennial: In Seneca Falls, Convention Days is an annual three-day event scheduled for July 14-16, 2017, that continues to build on the ideas of the 1848 convention. The Women’s Rights National Historic Park, also in Seneca Falls, still echoes with the memories of the first women’s rights convention in the McClintock Home, the home of convention leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton, where the convention was planned and the Wesleyan Chapel, where the convention met. Convention Days in Seneca Falls is an annual threeday event scheduled for July 14-16, 2017, that continues to build on the ideas of the 1848 convention During VoteTilla Week, scheduled for July 16-22, 2017, participants will travel in canal boats from Seneca Falls to Rochester, concluding with a final celebration at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Along the way, boats will dock at towns and villages for historic re-enactments, speeches and music, co-hosted by local groups and partner organizations including the Canal Society of New York State, Seward House and the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership. Also in Rochester, the Central Library of Rochester, which

New York’s leading role in the fight for racial and LGBT equality and justice are available at www.paththroughhistory. com  and  Statewide Centennial of Women’s Suffrage Programs to Begin This Year, Run Through 2020 The 14-member NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission, which Lt. Governor Hochul chairs, is planning and executing a series of statewide programs starting in 2017, which marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York, and lasting through 2020, a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting all women in the United States the right to vote “As someone who benefitted greatly from the suffragists’ efforts, I am proud that OGS is highlighting their accomplishments in these special tours “The First Wave” statue by Lloyd Lillie in the lobby of the Women’s Rights and exhibits,”  Commissioner RoAnn National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY, represents the first wave of women’s Destito said.  “I encourage everyone to rights activists in the United States, depicted almost life-sized © Karen Rubin/ take the time and learn about New York’s place in history as the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and will be honoring the centennial with an Mount Lebanon, in partnership with as one of the first states where women exhibit titled “Because of Women Like Bard College at Simon’s Rock, will be were granted the right to vote.” “New York was the birthplace of the Her,” a collaboration between a number presenting a special exhibition, walking of partners that aims to draw visitors tour and public and academic programs modern women’s rights movement and we have a responsibility to build on that into the history and its contemporary this year in honor of the centennial Information on these, as well as other implications See page D12 In Fayetteville, near Syracuse and important historical sites connected to the site of the 1852 National Women’s Rights Convention, visitors can tour the home of suffragette Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage, along with Anthony and Stanton, was a founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association. The museum looks at Gage’s work and strives to focus attention on current social justice issues. Shakers were also early proponents of women’s rights and suffrage and the Shaker Museum/

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Long Island High School for the Arts to Host Open House for 2017-18 Academic Year and Summer Arts Academy Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) invites all high school and middle school students with artistic talent, passion and ambitions to its 2017 Open House on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prospective students from across Long Island are welcome to tour the campus, meet with expert staff, and experience classes focused on each area of the visual and performing arts. Attendees will also learn about LIHSA’s Summer Arts Academy, which is for students entering grades 6-12. Attendees can join a theater improvisation skit, sketch in an art class, take a dance class, listen to a jazz performance and participate in much more to get better acquainted with LIHSA. During the Open House, parents of prospective students also will have the opportunity to tour the facility and speak with faculty and guidance staff.

Established in 1973, LIHSA is part of the public education system and is paid for by local school districts. It offers specialized training and instruction to students interested in pursuing careers in dance, drama, filmmaking, instrumental and vocal music, theatre technology, musical theatre and the visual arts. The half-day program enables students to complete their core academic classes in their home high school and receive two and a half hours of intensive training in their field of study. As part of their professional-level training, students regularly receive one-on-one access to experienced professionals working in their chosen fields. Students have recently benefitted from Master Classes

and Workshops lead by pop-rock icon Billy Joel, actor and director Ralph Macchio and principal Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer Michael Trusnovec, who is a LIHSA graduate, among others. “We are incredibly proud of the instruction and experiences offered at the Long Island High School for the Arts,” said Dr. Robert Dillon, District Superintendent of Nassau BOCES. “Each year, we look forward to our annual Open House to showcase the programs and talent our students possess. We encourage all students interested in pursuing the arts to come down and take advantage of this opportunity to learn how LIHSA can

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The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Technological University fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for boosting graduates’ earning potential. reports that salaries of LTU bachelor’s graduates are in the top 10 percent nationally. Some 88 percent of students are employed or grad school bound by the date of their graduation, greater than the national average.

Innovative Programs, Small Class Sizes

LTU is a private, 4,500-student university that offers more than 100 innovative programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management – all featuring exceptional exposure to theory and practice. As a student, you’ll benefit from small class sizes, with classes, studios, and labs taught by faculty with current industry experience. Lawrence Tech is ranked among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

Dynamic Location

The region is home to hundreds of international and Fortune 500 companies, boasting one of the world’s highest concentrations of engineering, architecture, and technology jobs. Southeastern Michigan also offers a rich variety of recreational and cultural activities, as well as four major league sports teams.

Technology to Help You Succeed

Lawrence Tech provides the tools required to compete and succeed in a technology-driven world. You’ll be provided your own high-end laptop loaded with industrystandard software – retailing on average over $75,000 – a benefit you’ll only get at LTU.

Clubs and Sports

There are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus, with over 60 student clubs and organizations, including fraternities, sororities, honor societies, and student chapters of professional groups. In addition to our new football team, LTU features NAIA, ACHA, MCLA, NWLL, and USBC varsity and junior varsity athletics in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, lacrosse, bowling, ice hockey, golf, tennis, volleyball, and cross country, as well as women’s softball, and men’s baseball. You can also show your Blue Devil spirit as a member of the pep band or dance team. Learn more at

For more information about becoming a Blue Devil, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or, watch our video at StudentStories, or visit

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Five Towns College

305 North Service Road. Dix Hills, NY 11746

PERFORMING SINCE 1972 Audio Recording • Business • Childhood Education • Film/Video • Jazz/Commercial Music Liberal Arts • Mass Communication • Music Education • Theatre Arts • Graduate Degrees

Admissions: 631 • 656 • 2110

For over 40 years, Five Towns College has served as a niche-type, regionally accredited college offering professional performing arts degrees. The college offers associate, bachelor and master’s degrees; also, a doctor of musical arts degree is an esteemed accomplishment here. Last year, the Five Towns College Board of Trustees reduced full-time undergraduate tuition to $9,490 per semester or $18,980 per year. Serious about making a private college attainable for students from middle class families, Five Towns College is now the most affordable private residential college in Suffolk County, Long Island. Students who are passionate about jazz/commercial music, film/video, and business management with concentrations in audio recording technology and music business, music education, theatre arts, and mass communications with concentrations in broadcasting and journalism, immerse themselves in college life here. The College’s faculty is superbly credentialed, have outstanding accomplishments in the entertainment industry, and bring their unique expertise into the classrooms.

Students experience the pedagogy of critically acclaimed musicians, published writers, talented educators and professionals in many related fields. Most students who attend Five Towns College enjoy the small and beautiful campus. Transfer students, who may have gotten lost in the crowd at a big university, finally get to connect and enjoy the personal relationships formed here. There are four relatively new residence halls that house 200 students in double rooms with a private bathroom. There are ongoing opportunities to participate musically, cinematographically and dramatically. Also, Five Towns College students learn about practical applications to the business world. The Career Services Department helps students network and connect with internships and jobs, develop interview skills, format resumes and serves as a wonderful resource throughout their college years and as alumni. Please visit and/or call the Admissions Office at (631) 656-2110 for more information. We can’t wait to help you perform in the world of higher education!


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& Myofunctional Therapy (631) (631) 689-6858 689-6858 • • (516) (516) 597-4344 597-4344

Licensed Speech Pathologists & Myofunctional Therapists Specializing in the Treatment and Correction of:

culties • Fluency • • Voice Disorders • Motor Planning Disorders • Deviate Swallowing • Tongue Thrust • • Feeding & Swallowing Problems / Aversions • Thumb Sucking • • Articulation Disorders • Oral Facial Muscle Weakness •

Specialized Therapy Approaches Including

Janine Stiene, Speech-Language Pathologist, is owner and operator of the Suffolk Center for Speech And Myofunctional Therapy and Long Island Speech. Along with her exceptional group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island and Queens, specializing in: PROMPT, Myofunctional Therapy, Voice Disorders, Fluency, Augmentative Communications, Articulation, Auditory Processing Disorders and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders (adults and children). Also offered is Feeding Therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions. There are seven affiliated offices across Long Island, with the Lake Success office being conveniently located next to LIJ on Lakeville Road. All offices offer flexible hours and scheduling including evenings as well as Saturdays. It is also one of the only private practices that participates with most major health insurance companies. Janine Stiene, former Speech Pathologist of the Hauppauge School District, has had her rapidly growing business for ten years. Her well equipped staff of LIcensed speech Pathologists and Myofunctional Therapists come from diverse educational backgrounds and top schools such as Long Island University, St. John’s University, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, and more. Open: Monday through Saturday, Daytime and Evenings. Please call for appointment availability. PARTICIPATING WITH MOST MAJOR HEALTH INSURANCES.

PROMPT Therapy • Individual FEEDING Therapy Augmentative Communication Evaluations & Therapy


olk LAKE SUCCESS, WANTAGH, JERICHO, COMMACK, STONY BROOK, FARMINGVILLE, EAST YAPHANK Participating with most major health insurances

444 Lakeville Road, Suite 202 Lake Success, NY 11042 (516) 216-1791 500 North Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho, NY 11753 (516) 597-4344



370 NEW YORK AVENUE, HUNTINGTON, NY 11743 │ (631) 673-7300 For a schedule of upcoming events, please visit: All acts, dates, seating, times & lineups are subject to change without notice. Doors open one (1) hour before showtime. Register on our website to receive our free e-newsletter for event updates, special offers, pre-sale codes & much, more. Tickets available online via, charge-by-phone @ (800) 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets & the Paramount Box Office (open daily from 12 noon-6 pm).

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ONE CALL TO 516-294-8900 AND YOUR AD WILL APPEAR IN 11 LOCAL NEWSPAPERS. CALL TODAY FOR OUR VERY LOW RATES. FAX: 516-294-8924 Garden City News • Great Neck News • Mid Island Times Bethpage Newsgram • Syosset Advance Jericho News Journal • Williston Times - Mineola Edition New Hyde Park Herald Courier • Manhasset Times Roslyn Times • Port Washington Times DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS IS TUESDAY AT 1:00PM. 3 EASY WAYS TO PLACE ADS: 1) Directly on website: & click on “Classified Order” 2) Email 3) Fax 516-294-8924 Please include your name, daytime phone number, address and ad copy. Visa and MasterCard Accepted





ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Weekends. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Wheatley Plaza. Phones, some computer work. Immediate. Please call Wendy 516-626-7600 or email

DISPLAY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Blank Slate Media, a fast growing chain of 6 award winning weekly newspapers and website, is looking for an energetic, service oriented professional with good communication skills to sell display, web and email advertising. Earn up to $60,000 in the first year representing 6 Blank Slate Media publications and website as well as 5 publications and 1 website owned by Blank Slate Media’s partner, Litmor Publications. We are looking for an enthusiastic and service oriented sales professional with good communication skills. Requirements: minimum 2 years outside sales experience. Newspaper sales experience a plus. Must have your own car. Exclusive protected territory. Opportunity to sell both print and online programs. A collegial, supportive sales team. Award-winning editorial coverage. A separate newspaper for each community allowing advertisers to target their markets. And you to provide the most cost-effective way to advertise. Represent media that produce superior response for clients. Compensation: Salary plus commission, health. To apply please email resume and cover letter to or call Steven Blank at 516-307-1045 ext 201

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISITANT FT​ / Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; general office work, mailings, data entry. Email resume: CLERICAL: General office work for Garden City Insurance Agency. Computer literate. Full or part time. Please call: Robert Sommer 516-294-1000 COLLEGE OR GRAD STUDENTS: Summer employment, Great Neck, NY. Full time starting Thursday, June 29th through Friday, August 11, 2017. 9am-5pm. Experience children’s camps a plus. Ideal for education, psych, social work majors. Resumes to: zacosta.copay@ or fax 516-482-3146 DENTAL ASSISTANT​/​RECEPTIONIST wanted for a friendly Garden City Dental office. Part time afternoon hours available. Experience preferred. Please call 516-739-7669 for more information. Fax resume to 516-739-7670

GRANDPARENTS - Send in your grandchildren’s photos and enter our “World’s Most Beautiful Grandchildren” contest. Just send a photo and a brief description of the child (or children) along with your name and address to: Litmor Publications, Beautiful Grandchildren Contest, 81 East Barclay St., Hicksville N.Y. 11801. We’ll do the rest!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FT​/​Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Admin​ / ​ B ookkeeping for Executives in variety of businesses. Email resume ​ / ​ s alary requirments:

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LACROSSE COACHES Twenty Four Lacrosse, LI’s fastest growing youth lacrosse program has several coaching positions open. Earn as a team coach or by running a camp, clinic, personal training. Experience wanted at College & Professional level. Also seeking Dad coaches interested in building a team around a core group of their players. 24Lax offers registration​/​marketing​/​web support to build your program. Access to Nassau’s best grass​/​turf field facilities provided. Contact: or 516-712-2424

CARE GIVER: NEED A COMPANION or nursing assistant for your loved ones at home or in a health care facility? Call 516-410-9943 for a NY State certified nursing assistant with excellent references !

COMPANION​/​HOME HEALTH AIDE With 20 years experience in home care & nursing homes seeking position to care for the sick​/​elderly. Experience with Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Dementia, Stroke. Licensed driver able to transport to appointments, etc. References available. English speaking. Please call 347-546-4133

MANUFACTURING position for mature, dependable person for Mineola dental manufacturing company. Part time, 8-10 hours per week, Monday through Friday, hours and days flexible. Will train, flexible hours, retirees welcome. 516499-8530 OFFICE MANAGER: Full time, small Roslyn construction company. Must be experienced in Word, Excel, Data Entry. Requirements consist of light bookkeeping, appointment scheduling, general office duties. Good telephone skills a must. Email resume to:

SITUATION WANTED BABYSITTER​/​NANNY Garden City Mom looking for PT work after 2:30pm. 4 hour minimum. Excellent references and driving record. 20 years experience. Call Tricia at 516-313-7781 CARE GIVER: NEED A COMPANION or nursing assistant for your loved ones at home or in a health care facility? Call 516-410-9943 for a NY State certified nursing assistant with excellent references !


RALLYE AUTO GROUP is currently accepting applications for a full-time CLERICAL (8AM-5PM) position. Seeking personable, energetic, friendly, reliable, and well groomed individuals - fantastic opportunity to join professional /successful organization. Please call Human Resources @ 516.393.8040 to schedule an interview. EOE

CAREGIVER: Seeking a patient, experienced care provider to care for your elderly loved one? If so, please contact me. I would be happy to assist. Call Marva 917-302-5482 CLEANING LADY AVAILABLE Cleans, organizes, your home, office or garage. English speaking, honest, reliable. Excellent references. Own transportation. Animal friendly. Free estimates. Call 516-225-8544 CLEANING LADY OR CAREGIVER Seeking position as Cleaning lady OR Caregiver (live out). 15 years experience in cleaning and home care. Licensed driver w/own car. Excellent references available. English speaking. Please call 516-444-0823 CNA / HOME HEALTH AIDE Available for quality care at home for your elderly parent. 16 yrs experience CNA / HHA is highly recommended. Licensed driver with reliable transportation. Please call 516-787-6842 or 516-417-4898 No agencies please.

HHA CERTIFIED Seeking live in position MonFri to care for elderly. Honest, reliable. Over 27 yrs experience. References available. Contact: 347-777-3635 HOUSE CLEANING: Experienced cleaning service available. Pleasant, responsible. Provides own quality clean products. Own transportation. Local references. Spanish​/​English speaking. Free estimates. Approximate cost: Small home $79, Mid size $99, Large $118. Please call Diana 516-859-7084 NANNY looking for work, full time. 20 years experience, excellent references. HHA certified for 6 years. Please call 516-2361711

CERTIFIED HOME CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: Full time or part time, Live out. Will also do light cleaning, meal preparation for patient. Happy to assist! Excellent references. Licensed driver w/own car. Call Maritza 516-472-8057

GRANDPARENTS - Send in your grandchildren’s photos and enter our “World’s Most Beautiful Grandchildren” contest. Just send a photo and a brief description of the child (or children) along with your name and address to: Litmor Publications, Beautiful Grandchildren Contest, 81 East Barclay St., Hicksville N.Y. 11801. We’ll do the rest!

Exceptional Careers Available With:

Our World Neighborhood Charter School (Queens, NY) Seeking Candidates for the Following Opportunities DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ASSOCIATE INTEGRATED CO-TEACHER: Grade 6 INTEGRATED CO-TEACHER: Grade 7 Permanent/Leave Replacement ESL TEACHER: Elementary School Leave Repalcement TEACHER ASSISTANTS (2): Grades K-1 Leave Replacement

Positions Available for the 2017-2018 School Year: LEAD TEACHER POSITIONS: Grades K-8 SETTS TEACHER: Middle School - Grades K-8 SPANISH TEACHER: Grades K-8 Applicants for all positions must be NY State Certified, able to pass background tests, hold a B.A. degree (M.A. preferred) with at least five years of teaching experience for Lead Teacher postions. For consideration; please send resume and cover letter, indicating desired position, to: No phone calls, please OWNCS is EOE




PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit thou who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals. Thou who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me, and thou who art in all instances of my life with me. I thank thee for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great material desire may be, I want to be with thee and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory. Thank You for your love towards me and my loved ones. Pray this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3rd day your wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this dialogue as soon as your favor has been granted. (L.B.)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS CONVENTIONAL & BANK RATE FINANCING, Fix’n Flips, Hard-Bridge Loans, No Documents-Stated Income Programs, $100K-$100 Million, Purchase-Refinance, SFH-1-4, Multi-family, Mixed Use, Commercial. 888-565-9477

NOVENAS/PRAYERS PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail). Oh Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine of Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show herein you are my Mother. Oh Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth I beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me this necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein you are my Mother. Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times). Oh Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (three times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted. The prayer must be published. Grateful thanks. (L.B.)

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MARKETPLACE FUR FACTORY LIQUIDATION 70% off Top Quality Sheared Mink, Beaver, reversibles. Friday 12-2, Saturday 11-2. Hosted at TSONTOS Furs, 224 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY (Adjacent Friendlys) $500-$2600 Cash Only GARAGE SALE GARDEN CITY Saturday, March 11, 10am3pm 156 Hampton Rd. Furniture, China, Handbags, Collectibles. Rain or Shine! INVITED SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Consignment Shoppe and Auction House Open 7 Days a Week Consignments by Appointment Monthly Live & Online Auctions Tag Sale, Appraisals and Estate Sale Services Complete House Cleanouts Moving Services Home Staging Services 839 Stewart Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 516-279-6378 PRIVACY HEDGE SPRING BLOW OUT SALE. 6’ Arborvitae (cedar) reg. $129 NOW $69. Beautiful, nursery grown. FREE installation​ / FREE delivery. Limited supply! ORDER NOW! 518-536-1367 www.lowcosttrees. com DO YOU HAVE A SERVICE to advertise? Our Service Directory is sure to bring results. Call 294-890 for rates and information.

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SOLD OUR SUMMER HOME SALE! Outdoor tables for sale: Rectangular cast aluminum brown, Caselle patio table with 8 chairs. Excellent condition. Can easily sit 10-12 people. Size: 108 x 54. Paid $10,000. Willing to sacrifice for $2,500.00 Great Buy! Square Black Wrought Iron Table w/8 chairs​—​$850 Call 516-398-2499 for more information.


WANTED TO BUY LOOK! Old clocks and watches wanted by collector regardless of condition. Highest prices paid. 917-748-7225 LOOKING TO BUY! Oriental items, clothing, art, old & modern furniture, estates, jewelry, silver, glassware, dishes, old photos, coins & stamps, flatware. Call George 718-3861104 or 917-775-3048 OLD TOOLS, toys, trains, coins, antiques, sterling, costume jewelry. Pleasant and courteous treatment. In business over 54 years. Immediate payment. Immediate removal. 347-256-7981 TOP CASH PAID: JEWELRY, Furniture, Art, etc. Please call 718-598-3045 or 516-270-2128.

TAG SALE *BROWSE *SHOP *CONSIGN A.T. STEWART EXCHANGE CONSIGNMENT SHOP China, Silver, Crystal, Jewelry, Artwork, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles Tues-Fri 10-4 Sat 12-4 Every Tuesday: 10% Senior Citizen Discount. All proceeds benefit The Garden City Historical Society 109 Eleventh Street Garden City 11530 516-746-8900 email: www.gardencityhistoricalsociety. org

SMITHTOWN L.I. Excl: 3-Story Office Bldg. 18k SF Gross plus Parking. 85% Occupied. Nr LIRR, Rte. 25 Proj 6%+ cap rate. $2.7M Ron @ BESEN


A GARDEN CITY ANIMAL LOVER doesn’t want to leave your precious pooch or fantastic feline alone all day. I’m reliable, dependable and will walk and feed your pet while you work or travel. Please call Cheryl at 516-505-9717 DO YOU HATE KENNELS? OR STRANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE? HOME AWAY FROM HOME will care for your dog in my Garden City home while you are away. Dog walking also available. Pet CPR & first Aid Certified. Numerous referrals and references. Limited availability. Book early! Annmarie 516-775-4256 MYA’S K9 CAMP Full Service Pet Care Professional Dog Training Grooming Boarding Walking GC Resident 516-382-5553

AUTOMOTIVE AUTO FOR SALE HONDA PILOT EX 2010: 4WD, 89,250 miles, good condition. $11,250. 516-263-0598

AUTOS WANTED DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefitting Make-a-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631-317-2014 Today!

GRANDPARENTS - Send in your grandchildren’s photos and enter our “World’s Most Beautiful Grandchildren” contest. Just send a photo and a brief description of the child (or children) along with your name and address to: Litmor Publications, Beautiful Grandchildren Contest, 81 East Barclay St., Hicksville N.Y. 11801. We’ll do the rest!


GARDEN CITY BORDER APARTMENT: Spacious, bright 1 bedroom with dining area + outdoor balcony, gated parking, laundry, A/C, hardwood floors. NO BROKER FEE, near LIRR. $1,500 + electric. ALSO Studio, $1,275.00 Available approximately March 1. www.gcbapts. com or 516-742-1101 GARDEN CITY One Bedroom, LR​/D ​ R combo, New EIK, Elevator, Doorman $2,200 Large, Sunny Corner Unit, 4 rooms. 2 Bed, New Bath $3,500 Sunny, 3 rooms. 1 Bed, EIK, LR​/​DR combo A/C, parking. $2,300 Garden City Properties 516-746-1563 / 516-313-8504 GARDEN CITY SOUTH Two family house, first floor Private entrance, LR​/​Dining area, New EIK, New Bath, 2 BR, Basement Rec Room, Laundry, Shower, Parking. $2,200​/​month. Call Broker, C. Quill 516-7326049

MINEOLA NEW LUXURY HIGH RISE Doorman building. 3 BR, 2 Bath, Bosch W/D, S/S Appliances. Complimentary Amenities: 50’ indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, roof lounge. 2 garage parking spots. Rent $4,295. Lease for 14ms & pay rent for 12ms. Effective net rent is $3,682. Weichert Realtors 516-551-5478

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GARDEN CITY WYNDHAM WEST Luxury Condo. 24hr concierge​/​valet; health club, exercise classes (included), heated pool, entertainment room, 1 BR, 1 1/2 Baths, CAC, Spacious LR, Eff Kitchen, Patio. $3,600​/​month C Quill, Broker 516-732-6049

HOMES FOR RENT GARDEN CITY 3 Beds, 1.5 Baths, Bright Colonial on quiet block. Close to LIRR and Homestead School. Wood Floors and Stainless Steel appliances. $3,800​/​month. Contact: Jon 718-664-8702

STORE SPACE FOR RENT GREAT NECK: Retail store for rent by owner. 550 Northern Blvd across from Leonard’s. 1600 square foot, fully renovated, new HVAC, new lavatory, office work area and conference room, parking lot, signage, taxes included, separate gas and electric. Ready to move in! $7500 per month. 516-829-1244

VACATION RENTAL OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Best selection of affordable rentals. Full​/​partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Resort Services. 1-800638-2102. Online reservations:

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE FLORIDA, KEY WEST Welcome to Paradise. Across from Smathers Beach. Condo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Absolutely mint. Absolute turnkey operation. 305-292-9887 GARDEN CITY Colonial Prime Mid Block Western Section: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, New Eat In Kitchen, New Master Bath, New Driveway, New Stoop, New Roof, Large Great Room, Formal Living Room w/ Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Finished Basement. Close to LIRR. 60x100 Lot. $1,029,000. Call 516-314-4906

GARDEN CITY FOR SALE BY OWNER Lovely and well maintained Western Section Split Level. 3 BR, 2.5 Baths, oversized Den w/ fireplace, 2 Car Garage, CAC, In Ground Sprinklers. Priced to sell at $879,000. Taxes $14k before STAR! NO BROKERS PLEASE. Call 516-246-3421


JAMESPORT Cedar Shake Country Ranch! LR with Vermont Castings fireplace, Large Country EIK, MBR​ /​bath, additional 3 BRs & Bath. Screened porch, rear deck, hot tub. Full basement & 1 car garage. Room for a pool. Just 2 blocks from Sandy Bay beach. $495,000 Colony Realty, Carll Austin 631-722-5800

FINGER LAKES WATERFRONT 6.5 acres $99,900 Long lake frontage, beautiful private woodlands, pristine spring fed lake! 15 tracts avail from 2 to 25 acres! Buy now! Prices and int rates will be rising! Call 888-4793394 NewYorkLandandLakes. com

LAUREL Charming Ranch close to Beach and Boating. Large LR​ /​ fireplace, EIK, FDR, Family Room, MBR​/​Bath, additional 2 BRs & Bath. Full Basement & Attached Garage. Just listed! $495,000 Colony Realty, Carll Austin 631722-5800

LENDER FORCES SALE! 39 acres $89,900 WELL BELOW MARKET! Catskill Mtn setting w/view, woods, spring, stonewalls! Approved for your new getaway! Financing available! 888-905-8847

SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA (EAST COAST) Beach Cove is an Age Restricted Community where friends are easily made. Sebastian is an “Old Florida” fishing village with a quaint atmosphere yet excellent medical facilities, shopping and restaurants. Direct flights from Newark to Vero Beach. New manufactured homes from 89,900. 772581-0080;

OPEN HOUSE AQUEBOGUE Saturday 3/11 12:00-2:00 39 Leafy Way Baywoods! Big Bayviews! Beach & Boating Right Here! Dock slip & Pool on Bayside. 3 BR, 2 Bath Colonial. LR​/​fireplace, Large EIK, FDR, MBR​/​balcony, CAC, full basement & 1 car garage. $779,000 Colony Realty, Valerie Goode 631-722-5800 JAMESPORT Saturday 3/11 12:00-3:00 10 Holly Tree Lane Waterview & Marina Views! 2/3 BRs, Large LR​ /​ fireplace, Kitchen, Dining Area, 4 Seasons Room, 2 Baths, HW Floors, Deck, 2 Car Garage​/​Workshop. On 1/3 Acre. Close to the Town Beach! Location!! $429,000 Colony Realty, Carll Austin 631-722-5800 POINT LOOKOUT Sunday 3/12 1-3pm 81 Garden City Ave 4 BR, 2 BA, LR, DR, Den, EIK, Brick Patio, Outdoor Shower $768k Bernie 516-220-0838

OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE BAHAMAS ATLANTIC TIMESHARE Selling timeshare. Paid $30,000.00 Will sacrifice for $3500.00 Please call for more information: 516-398-2499

WADING RIVER Soundfront Post Modern. Pool on waterside and path to sandy beach. 4 BRs, 3.5 Baths. MBR overlooking the LI Sound. Professionally landscaped 1.7 acre property. Offers Privacy! Enjoy 151 ft of Pristine Beach. Glorious Sunsets! $1,475,000 Colony Realty, Valerie Goode 631-722-5800 WINDHAM​/​ASHLAND NY FOR SALE BY OWNER Ranch. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 wood burning fireplaces, full finished Basement (bar and sauna), attached Garage and more. Serene country setting, 2 miles from Windham Ski Mountain on 5.2 acres w/ pond and stream. Asking $295,000. Call Debbie 516-599-6304

REAL ESTATE WANTED LAND WANTED LAND WANTED: Cash buyer seeks large acreage 200+ acres in the Central​/​Finger Lakes and Catskills Regions of NYS. Brokers welcome. For immediate confidential response, call 607353-8068 or email



NEW YORK MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: Joan Atwood, Ph.D. An experienced therapist makes all the difference. Individual, couple, family therapy and anger management. 516-764-2526.

EAST COAST DECORATING Specializing in Painting, Spackling, Wallpaper removal. Skim coating. Licensed and Insured. 25 years experience. Fast and very neat! 631-305-8861

TAX & ACCOUNTING: Winnie Malone, CPA, MBA. Smart Allied Accounting & Tax Services. Individual & Business Taxes. Tax Problems Resolved, Financial Statements. Year-Round Accounting. Bookkeeping & Payroll. 516-626-0711. winnie@smartallied. com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AMBIANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES *Handyman & Remodeling *Kitchen Installations *Furniture Assembly *Finish Carpentry *Minor Electrical & Plumbing 23year GC Resident Lic & Ins H18E2170000 Call BOB 516-741-2154

LAMPS FIXED $65 In home service. Handy Howard. 646-996-7628

PAINTING & PAPERHANGING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Plastering, Taping, Sheetrock Skim Cutting, Old Wood Refinish Staining, Wallpaper Removal & Hanging, Paint Removal Power Washing, Wood Replacement JOHN MIGLIACCIO Licensed & Insured #80422100000 Call John anytime: 516-901-9398 (Cell) 516-483-3669 (Office)

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JV PAINT HANDYMAN SERVICES Interior-Exterior Specialist Painting, Wallpapering, Plastering, Spackling, Staining, Power Washing. Nassau Lic#H3814310000 fully Insured Call John 516-741-5378

SPANISH TUTOR: Spanish Grammar-Literature, FLACS A -FLACS B, Exam Preparation​ /​ Comps. William Cullen, M.A., Spanish, S.D.A. Chaminade HS, Fairfield University Alumnus. 516-509-8174. wdctutor06@aol. com. References furnished upon request.

COLLEGE ARTS ADMISSIONS: College Counseling in the Visual and Performing Arts. Dance, Musical Theatre & Drama. Film, Instrumental & Vocal Music. Audio Recording & Production. Theatre Technology & Production. Visual & Graphic Arts. Resume, Essays, Repertoire Lists. Michele Zimmerman. 516-353-6255 www.CollegeArtsAdmissions. com

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Join us on Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 PM for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser at Chat Noir 230 Merrick Road in Rockville Centre.

Tickets are $60 pp which includes a choice of appetizer, main course (including corned beef and cabbage), soda/wine and dessert/coffee/tea. There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, lottery tree and small auction with all proceeds benefitting our animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Space is limited to the first 70 payments received so reserve your seat today. You can download the event flyer and mail in your check, or immediately purchase tickets online via Paypal by going to our website: For more information please contact: Terri at montauk1219@ or 631-332-6606.

Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Supermarket Bingo Tickets are now on sale for Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Spring Supermarket Bingo which will take place on Friday, March 10th at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Doors open at 6 PM Game play 7- 10 PM Admission: $15 per person - Admission includes one Bingo card (set of 4 games), cake and coffee at intermission. Tickets: Online via Paypal at: Contact Linda at 516-4555370 for more info, or if you wish to pay by check. Additional cards, daubers and hot dogs/snacks/beverages can be purchased separately. Prizes to include an assortment of supermarket & grocery

store $25 gift cards- like Costco, Stop n’ Shop, BJs, Stew Leonards. There will also be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and Lotto Tree raffle. So bring some friends and join us for a fun evening of Bingo where all the proceeds benefit Last Hope’s Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation efforts! This event usually sells out so reserve your spot today!

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Women’s history month: recalling writer Agatha Christie C ontinued from page D3 She also wrote the autobiographical travel book “Come, Tell Me How You Live” which was published in 1946, which described their life in Syria and Iraq. Most of her books, however, were set in England. Agatha Christie continued to write after World War II and was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours list for her contributions to literature. Her husband was presented with a knighthood in 1968 for his archaeological work, and Agatha Christie was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1971 by Queen

Elizabeth II. Some fun facts: A non-drinker and non-smoker, Agatha Christie’s favorite color was green. Her favorite flower was the lily of the valley. She has a rose named after her. Miss Marple was modeled on her maternal grandmother. She never allowed any representation of Poirot to appear on book jackets. She was a dog lover. She is the only crime writer to have created two equally famous and much loved characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Both the Poirot and Marple series are hugely successful, broadcast in countries as far away as South Korea. Japanese TV even produced an animated version of the two characters. She is

listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the best-selling novelist of all time. There have also been more than 30 films of Christie’s books. What has been one criticism of Agatha Christie’s novels? She is most criticized for the unoriginality of her characterizations. They really are like the characters in Clue: Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard and so on. But I think that’s a mistaken criticism. It is Christie’s genius to make you think you can guess the criminal because he’s a “type.” She gives you all the types, then she fools you, making you realize that it’s you, not she, who’s been stereotyping. She’s better at that game than anyone in history, includ-

ing her predecessors Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle. Some say that Christie appeals specifically to the problem-solving dimension of crime fiction. Her books are puzzles - pared down yet still “maddeningly elusive” - an advanced form of the perennially popular board game, Clue. (Paul Fry at Agatha Christie died in 1976 at the age of 85 at a time when her reputation as a crime novelist was high. Her biographer, H. R. F. Keating, described Christie as “a towering figure in the history of crime literature.” She’s definitely the “Queen of Suspense” and the “Queen of Crime!”

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NYS, Birthplace of Women’s Suffrage, Plans Centennial Events Beginning 2017 Through C ontinued from page D6 Stewart-Cousins. “Our state has been fortunate to have many strong women who worked, sacrificed and fought to build a fairer and more equal society.   Women’s History Month is a chance to recommit ourselves to come together to support women and pass pro-women legislation.” “This year’s centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this momentous achievement,”  said Senator Betty Little, who sponsored the legislation creating the commission.  “I am incredibly honored to serve on the suffrage centennial commission with Lieutenant Governor Hochul and many other accomplished women. Generations of women before us struggled, sacrificed and persevered, assuring our right to vote and creating a chance for us to lead.   We must make the most of this important time to educate a younger generation of the historical significance of women’s suffrage and our State’s unique role in women gaining the right to vote nationally.” “Throughout history, NYS has been a national leader in advancing women’s rights,”  said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. “As we recognize the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the state, it is important to note that

58 women currently serve in the State Legislature, a percentage higher than the national average. The Legislative Women’s Caucus is honored to continue the tradition of promoting issues and concerns of importance to women across the state.” Indeed, New York State produced the first woman to run as Vice President on a major party ticket (Geraldine Ferraro) and the first woman to run for President on a major party ticket (Hillary Rodham Clinton) “For over 100 years, New York State has played a pivotal role in the women’s rights movement, and the City of Albany is proud to be the capital of that progress,” said Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan.  “As the City of Albany’s first female Mayor, I am proud that our City carries forward that same commitment to equity and equality to this day. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Hochul for honoring the important role that women have played and continue to play in the history of our great State.” (The struggle for women’s rights is a continuing and enduring one. Governor Cuomo has endeavored to continue New York’s tradition of protecting and advancing women’s rights: see www.

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Celebrating Hicksville Schools’ standout PTA and staff Men’s Tennis Programs

Back by popular demand the Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce two new men’s tennis programs, both to be held at our Garden City Community Park Tennis Center. Our Men’s Learn and Play Tennis Program is for players leveled 2.5 – 3.0. You are invited to partake in this hour long program on Sunday nights from 7:30 – 8:30pm. The cost of this program is $200. Our Men’s Ladder Tennis Program is for more advanced players with a skill level of 3.5 – 4.5. In this program, we invite you to take advantage of our high intensity workout on Thursday nights from 9:00 - 10:30 pm. This tennis program will carry a $299 registration fee. Sunday night classes will begin January 22nd and Thursday night classes will begin January 26th. Why play tennis anywhere else but in your hometown!?! To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application at If you have a password, register online at If you do not have a password, please visit our office to register for one! Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City”. For further information please call the Tennis Center at 516-483-2525.

Children’s Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons are underway but there is still time to join the fun! If you haven’t signed up yet please visit www. download an application or visit our Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Remember, tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime!

Tennis Center Etiquette Reminder

We kindly remind all of our tennis players to please reframe from entering the tennis courts until your scheduled time begins. If you are early, please wait in the Tennis Clubhouse until one minute before your court time and then proceed to your court. In order to create a courteous environment we ask players to please end at the specified time. Do not finish a set or play one more point so that the next scheduled group has the opportunity to start on time.

Senior Citizen Tennis Time

The Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that “Senior Citizen Time” has returned at the Garden City Tennis Center. Senior residents can now take advantage of the $20 per hour per court rate on the newly expanded time period of Monday through Friday 7:00am -6:00pm. To make a court reservation, please call the Tennis Clubhouse at 483-2525. Stay Connected with Garden City Recreation To stay better connected with Community Park and other Recreation news we invite everyone to “Like Us” on our Facebook page, gardencityrecreation.

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Hicksville Public School District Board of Ed. Vice President resident Brenda Judson was the special honored guest at the 2017 Founder’s Day celebration.

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LAXMI MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC. Arts. Of org. filed with Secy. Of state of NY (SSNY) on 12/22/2016. Office location: Nassua County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 474 48th Ave, apt 32K Long Island City, NY 11109 Purpose: Any lawful activity MIT 5487 6X 02/03,10,17,24,03/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 2015-13BTT, Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE TOPOL; CELINA TOPOL, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on October 25, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on March 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 63 Carriage Lane, Plainview, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 13, Block 119 and Lot 140 together with an undivided 0.75 percent interest in the Common Elements. Approximate amount of judgment is $392,627.83 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 8827/13. Anthony Iovino, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff MIT 5496 4X 02/17,24,03/03,10 LEGAL NOTICE The Viscardi Center, Henry Viscardi School & Abilities, Inc. (Owner) will received sealed bids at their facility located at 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507 until 11:00am on Friday, March 17, 2017 for the following. DXI 6701 & DXI 6702 Expansion Modules 16TB- Quantity 2. Upgrade installation from 8TB – 16TB Onsite – Quantity 2. Bronze Support 9x5 for 16TB Upgrade

– Quantity 2. All interested Vendors must pre-register with Maureen Begina at 516-465-1558. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids received and to accept any bid which it deems to be most favorable to the interest of the Owner. No bid shall be withdrawn pending the decision of the Owner. Bids may be mailed, emailed or hand delivered to: Maureen Begina Purchasing Manager 201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507 516-465-1558 MIT 5499 1X 03/10 LEGAL NOTICE One Eleven One LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/27/17. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY designated agent for service of process. Copy of process to 15 Notre Dame Av. Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: Any lawful MIT 5500 6X 03/10,17,24,31,04/07,14 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST Yoon Suk Seo; Hee Suk Kang; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 29, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calandar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on April 11, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 40 April Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section 45. Block 351 Lot 12. Approximate amount of judgment $315,102.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 16-002205. Michael Montesano, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: February 2, 2017 MIT 5501 4X 03/10,17,24,31 LEGAL NOTICE SW BROTHERS LLC Articles

of organization. Filed NY Sec. of State(SSNY) 10/24/2016. Office in Nassau County. SSNY design, agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to THE LLC 315 Oak Street, Uniondale, NY 11553 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. BN 7197 6X 02/03,10,17,24,03/03,10 LEGAL NOTICE Sign Gypsies Long Island, LLC Articles of Organization - filed with the SSNY on 12/28/2016. Office location: Nassau County SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2 Hillside Avenue, East Williston, NY 11596. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. BN 7199 6X 02/10,17,24,3/3,10,17 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against MIN YEONG YUN ,et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane LLP, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered OCTOBER 18, 2016 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the CCP (CALENDAR CONTROL PART COURTROOM) IN THE NASSAU SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501 on MARCH 21, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.. Premises known as 39 JACKSON AVENUE, BETHPAGE, NY 11714. Sec 46 Block 108 Lot 711-7113. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Central Park, unincorporated area, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $379,715.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 011842/12 . ERNEST T. BARTOL, ESQ. , Referee BN 7202 4x 02/17,24,03/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST Nick Petikas a/k/a Nicholas

Petikas a/k/a Nicholas T. Petikas; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 20, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501. on March 21, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 4015 Avoca Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section: 46. Block: 481 Lot: 4. Approximate amount of judgment $425,717.25 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 15-001234. Aviva L. Miller, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: February 2, 2017 BN 7203 4X 02/17,24,03/03,10 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Board of Trustees of the Bethpage Public Library hereby gives notice that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Bethpage Union Free School District will be held at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, New York, on the 24th day of April, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. prevailing time, for the purpose of voting by paper ballots upon the following propositions: 1. To consider and vote upon the Annual Library Budget and tax levy for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, by the following proposition: BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROPOSITION #1 RESOLVED, that the proposed budget of expenditures of the Bethpage Public Library and the tax appropriation therefor for the fiscal year 2017-2018 in the amount and for the purposes shown in the statement of estimated expenditures adopted by the Board of Trustees, be and the same hereby is approved and the amount thereof shall be raised by a tax levy upon the taxable property of the School District in the amount of $2,545,832.

2. To elect one Library Trustee, for a term of five (5) years, commencing July 1, 2017, previously incumbered by: Christina Agosti-Dircks A petition shall be required to nominate such candidate to the office of Library Trustee. Each vacancy is a separate specific office and a separate petition is required to nominate a candidate to each separate office. Each petition shall be directed to the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York, shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. Petitions shall be available at the Office of the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York. In the event that any such nominee shall withdraw his or her candidacy prior to the election, such person shall not be considered a candidate unless a new petition nominating such person in the same manner and with the same limitations applicable to other candidates is filed with the District Clerk. Each petition shall be filed in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (excluding Saturdays and Sundays), through March 24, 2017, and not later than March 24, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one separate office. REGISTRATION FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law, personal registration of voters is necessary and no person shall be entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting of April 24, 2017 unless such person has personally registered. Each person may register for the said Special Meeting by appearing personally before the Board of Registration of the School District on April 18, 2017, as hereinafter stated. The Board of Registration will meet for the purpose of personal voter registration and the preparation of a register of the qualified voters of said School District, on April 18, 2017 between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the School District Administrative Continued on page 16

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from page 15 Offices during which time and at which place members of the Board of Registration shall place upon the School District Register the names of all qualified voters personally appearing before them, provided they are known to be or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration that they are entitled to vote at the above specified Library Special District Meeting. Such register, upon its completion, will be filed in the Office of the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York, and will remain on file at such office and will be open for inspection between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on each of the five (5) days prior to the meeting or election for which it was prepared, except Saturday and Sunday. Voters may register for voting at subsequent Library special district meetings on the day of the April 24, 2017 Special District Meeting. All persons who have voted at any Special or Annual Meeting or Election or at any general election within four (4) years prior to the preparation of the register, or who are registered to vote at any general election, pursuant to Section 5-210 of the Election Law of the State of New York need not re-register to vote at the Special District Meeting of April 24, 2017. In addition, any person who can demonstrate that he is qualified to vote in general elections and who otherwise meets the qualifications of a School District voter, will be permitted to vote at the Special District Meeting on April 24, 2017. FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN, that in accordance with Education Law Section 2018-a, applications for absentee ballots for the Special District Meeting may be applied for

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all of the donated diapers will be distributed to the Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead and the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center in Suffolk County. “50% of the donated diapers will be given to the INN in Hempstead and the other 50% will go to the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center in Suffolk,” said Gillick-Goldberg. She said that all new and opened packages would be accepted at the diaper banks and that each diaper donated is an integral part of helping community members in need. “Since our opening last Tuesday we’ve received a great response so far with over 6,000 diapers being distributed to community members.” According to Gillick-Goldberg, the online blogging site, LImombloggers,com, was instrumental in getting the program started with their association with different diaper companies. She said that many of the moms who actively blogged online, helped get companies like Huggies, Babyganics and Pampers to participate in the donations. The Allied Physicians Group has been helping families and mothers of small children. They recently opened up a breast milk depot in Rockland County, where one can donate and receive breast milk.

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Hecht. “It is important that we come together and speak out against hatred and intolerance and let our voices of friendship, love and caring drown out the hatred.” He said he wanted to send the message that if anyone of us is threatened than all of us are attacked. State Senator Kaminsky said that with the recent rash of hate messages scrawled across Long Island and this bomb threat, people might get the feeling that intolerance is okay. “It is not okay because words matter and messages matter,” said Kaminsky. “There is no place for hatred in New York and we want to get the message out there that tolerance and love will triumph.” Town Supervisor, Saladino echoed the Senator’s sentiments, saying that by people coming together shows a sign of strength and love in numbers. “By coming together like this we are showing that there is no place for hate in our community, our family and in the Town of Oyster Bay,” said Saladino. A man was recently arrested in St. Louis, Missouri on making bomb threats to Jewish Centers across the country but local police are still investigating the incident. Rick Lewis, Executive Director of the Mid-Island JCC, said that this incident was the worst event in the sixty year history of the JCC. “The people who did this, they don’t represent us and don’t represent the people in our community,” said Lewis. “When the horrible culprits are caught who are doing these terrible things to us and they will be caught, we will learn everything there is to know about them.”

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Saladino said transparency and ethics in government will be two of the most important factors while he is in office, saying, “This is a new day in our town. This is just one of the ways that we will be showing, through our actions, that we are rebuilding our trust with the public.” Carman, 55, a partner in the Farmingdale-based law firm Carman, Callahan & Ingham, will replace former Deputy Supervisor, Joseph Muscarella, who briefly served as acting supervisor after last month’s resignation of former Supervisor John Venditto. According to his law firm’s website, Carman, made an unsuccessful run for the Nassau County Legislature as a Republican in 2003 and also served briefly in the Town of Oyster Bay attorney’s office in 1992 after graduating from St. John’s Law School.

“Women of the Supreme Court” is the discussion topic for a session with Jim Coll at the Hicksville Public Library at 2 p.m. “The Whole Truth”, starring Keanu Reeves, will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Rated R, the film is 93 minutes long.”

March 12

“Live @ The Library: A Concert of Traditional Irish Music” will be presented by Fiddler’s Green and held at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. A one-woman show written and performed by Libby Skala will be performed at the Hicksville Public Library at 2 p.m. Original mandolin music will be played by Steven May.

March 13

“Hacksaw Ridge”, starring Andrew Garfield, will be shown at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. 139 minutes long, the film is rated R. At 7 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, Linda Cafiero will be leading a group in “Meditation”.

March 14

“How To Be Smarter About Elder Law and Safety In and Around the Home” is the subject of a session at the Hicksville Public Library with Aaron Futterman, CPA, ESQ at 1 p.m. Ines Powell, Art Historian, will be at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. to present “Art In the Afternoon: The Frick Collection” From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bethpage Public Library, The Bethpage Book Banter group will meet to discuss Farewell Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Meister.

March 15

Jim Coll will be at the Hicksville Public Library at 1 p.m. to lead a group discussion on current events. “Bridges of Madison Country”, starring Meryl Streep, will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. 135 minutes long, the movie is rated PG-13. A college financing workshop will be hosted by the Bethpage Public Library at 7 p.m. Financial expert Gregory Alerte, CFP, will help you plan how to pay the costs for a college education.

March 16

“Tales of the Scots & Irish: A Gaelic Toast to the Season”, presented by Elizabeth Rowe, will be held at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m.

March 17

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, Robert Waldvogel will offer a writing lesson, “Fundamentals of Writing”. No registration is required. The movie “Keeping Up With the

Joneses” will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes long.

March 18

A single-session AARP Smart Driver course will be offered at the Hicksville Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please register in advance.

March 19

“Live @ The Library: Here’s An Idea”, with Township Theatre Group is a collection of five short comic plays and will be performed at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m.

Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes long.

March 26

“Live @ The Library: An Afternoon of the Best Italian-American Music”, presented by Gino Di Napoli, will be held at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. The Hicksville Public Library will offer “Breakdown - A Musical Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” at 2 p.m.

March 27

March 20

“The Girl On the Train”, starring Emily Blunt, will be shown at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Rated R, 112 minutes. In advance of the showing, Fran Cohen will lead a discussion of the book at 12 noon.

March 21

The Senior Circle of the Bethpage Public Library will hold a lecture presented by Ira Epstein, retired Professor and entertainment expert, on “Ladies of Comedy: Carol Burnett” from 2 to 4 p.m. Part 1 of the AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Bethpage Public Library from 6 to 10 p.m., with the second part held the same time the next evening, Wednesday, March 29. Advanced registration is required.

Miles Teller stars in the film “Bleed For This”, showing at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Rated R, 117 minutes long. Classes in “Ballroom Dancing”, with Catherine Politis, will begin this evening at the Hicksville Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The program continues each week through May 8. The Bethpage Public Library will present “Art In the Afternoon: The Book of Kells, Masterpiece of Celtic Art” at 2 p.m. with Professor Thomas Germano of Farmingdale State College. The Hicksville Public Library offers “Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving” course in two sessions beginning this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and concluding Thursday, March 23 at the same times. Advance registration is required. At 7 p.m. at the Bethpage Public Library, Tara Penske, certified Aromatherapist, will be demonstrating how to “Chase Away the Winter Blues with Aromatherapy and Essential Oils”.

March 22

At 1 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, Fran Hilliard will discuss “Programs To Help Reduce Your Medicare-related Health Care Costs”. The Meryl Streep Movie Matinee series continues at the Bethpage Public Library with a showing of “It’s Complicated”, at 1:30 p.m. Filmed in 2009, it is rated R and runs 121 minutes.

March 24

A bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino will be hosted by the Bethpage Public Library. Departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 9:45 p.m., the program will include shopping and entertainment. Advanced registration is required. “Painting Workshop with Barbara Lewin” will be held at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. The film “Light Between the Oceans”, starring Michael Fassbender, will be shown at the Bethpage Public

March 28

March 29

The final Meryl Street movie to be viewed at the Bethpage Public Library during March will be “Mamma Mia!” and will be shown at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13, it is 109 minutes long. At 6:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, Chef Rob Scott will demonstration how to make “Pierogis”. Please register in advance to attend.

March 30

A program on “Applying For Jobs Online”, presented by Karen McKenna, career counselor, will be held at the Bethpage Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Auditorium. The Teen Corner of the Hicksville Public Library will hold an art class on how to make a “Graphic Portrait” with Tina Geller. Advanced registration is required. Starring Rachel Weisz, the film “Denial” will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes long.

March 31

A program for children ages 3 through 5 will be held at the Hicksville Public Library at 10 a.m. entitled “Dinosaurs”. Children and their caregivers will be engaged in an interactive program. Please register in advance.

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Colon Cancer Awareness Day

Winthrop-University Hospital will offer a free Colon Cancer Awareness Day educational program for the community on Saturday, March 11, from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event will be held in the Winthrop Research & Academic Center, located at 101 Mineola Boulevard, at the corner of Second Street in Mineola. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United Sates. However, early detection and an awareness of risk factors and prevention can help in the fight against this disease. Speakers include Dean Pappas, MD, Chief of Colorectal Surgery; Fred Gandolfo, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, and Prashanti Atluri, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Oncology/Hematology, discuss risk factors and prevention, genetics, treatment options, current and future therapies, and nutrition. A question and answer period will be included in the program. Literature and educational materials will be provided; refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, please call (516) 663-2601 or e-mail

Town of Oyster Bay launches new Facebook page The Town of Oyster Bay recently established a new official Facebook page for the Town, as part of a revamped social media outreach program intended to keep residents up-to-date on the latest Town news, programs, and events, Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced. “I am thrilled to announce that the Town has taken this important step in today’s digital age to establish a cohesive social media outreach program,” Supervisor Saladino said. “This Facebook page will help to keep residents up-to-date with all the important going’s on throughout the Town, and will also provide an easy outlet for residents to interact with Town administrators to have their questions answered. It is my hope that you will use this page as an important resource, and it will allow you to see how the Town is working to provide residents with all the programs and services they enjoy day to day.” Supervisor Saladino noted that residents can like and follow the Town’s new page at, or simply type ‘Town of Oyster Bay’ into the Facebook search bar.

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Fans filled the Jonas E. Salk Middle School gymnasium as Challenger League student-athletes competed in the annual homecoming game on Feb. 15. The Challenger League consists of secondary-level students from the Levittown School District’s ADA program (autistic program) and others with physical disabilities who compete in athletic competitions against districts with a similar program. Challenger League student-athletes from Salk and MacArthur High School paired off against league participants from Wisdom Lane Middle School in an annual homecoming basketball game. MacArthur High School buddies assisted the

Levittown students take the challenge

Salk Middle School and MacArthur Challenger League athletes, and the MacArthur cheer leading team rallied the crowd with stunts and cheers. The MacArthur High School pep band, under the direction of Joseph Romano, also raised the spirits of the crowd. At the start of the game, the Salk-MacArthur

Challenger team ran through a homemade paper banner, and each player from both teams was introduced to the community. The players showed an enormous amount of sportsmanship while still demonstrating their competitive spirit. The evening ended with a victory for each of the teams.

Levittown Challenger League member Stephanie Church sang the national anthem prior to the Challenger League homecoming game.

Students from the Levittown School District’s Challenger League gathered for a photo prior to the annual homecoming game.

Free legal help for seniors The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) provides free monthly legal consultation clinics for Nassau County residents 65 or older. Seniors have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an attorney who volunteers to provide a half-hour private consultation on any topic of concern. The next Senior

Citizen Free Legal Consultation Clinic will be held Thursday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at NCBA, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. This popular free program regularly fills up quickly. Registration is required by calling 516747-4070.

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Students from the Levittown School District’s Challenger League gathered for a photo prior to the annual homecoming game.


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● Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 ● Issue: Vol.77, No.10

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● Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 ● Issue: Vol.77, No.10