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Bethpage Park director manages PGA event

NEW VETERANS GAZEBO

BY GARY SIMEONE

Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne (2nd left) visited the new Levittown Veterans Gazebo on Bluegrass Lane, across from the Levittown Library. Councilman Dunne was joined by Levittown VFW Post 9592 Commander Matthew DeGregorio, Vice Commander Peter Stasinski, Donald Patane of Levittown and Les Rumel of Levittown.

Landmark Bethpage restaurant moves BY GARY SIMEONE

The Zorn’s of Bethpage’s 80-year-old landmark building closed for the final time earlier this month, moving their operations to a new location on the property. The American restaurant, which is an iconic symbol on Long Island, will now be housed in a smaller 8,000 square foot facility adjacent to the older building. “A new store with old beginnings. That is the slogan on our updated marquee,” said Merrill Zorn, president and CEO of Zorn’s

of Bethpage. “It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling because we didn’t want to leave, but our staff is excited about the opportunity of working in the new facility.” The new facility, which is much smaller than the original 25,000 square foot building, will be located on one acre of the four acre property. Zorn said that she plans to keep all of the staff from the original store and that there will be no change in the products being offered.

“That was the whole point of moving, that I’d be able to hold onto the over sixty employees who keep this whole operation running,” said Zorn. “They mean the world to me, as do my customers, who’ve been coming to me for generations.” Zorn’s great-grandparents started the tradition with Zorn’s Farm on Long Island in the early 1900s. Her grandfather, Peter Zorn, continued the legacy by opening the first retail store in Bethpage in 1940.

It is an exciting week for golf enthusiasts at Bethpage State Park as the 101st PGA championship is in full swing. The widely publicized event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 spectators, takes place May 13th through the 19th. Elizabeth Wintenberger, director of Bethpage State Park, is helping to manage and coordinate the event. “It’s obviously a very busy time, but we’re ready and prepared,” said Wintenberger. “There has been alot of planning that has gone into this going back three years.” The planning has included the build-out and construction along the park’s Black Course, where the professional golfers will ply their trade. The construction has included new gravel access roads for maintenance vehicles and the building of seating areas along the course. Wintenberger said that there are 3,600 volunteers working in shifts during the week and over 100 groundskeepers from all over the world. Their duties include everything from marshaling the holes on the course to working inside of the merchandise and food tents helping customers. “During the practice rounds, we’re able to fine-tune and plan for a lot of things before things really pick-up midweek. Early on we can get an idea of things like traffic flow patterns and possible security issues.” Wintenberger has a lot of experience working in the New York State Park system. She’s worked for over forty years, getting her first job as a seasonal employee at Jones Beach State Park in 1978 to working as a park director at Hempstead Lake State Park in 1990. She came to Bethpage in 2011, bringing her knowledge and experience to help run one of the most popular parks in the County. “Basically I’m in charge of the overall management of the maintenance and operation facility, which includes things like maintaining the grass and the golf course,” said Wintenberger. She said that after working 41 years in the agency, that the PGA championship is one of the highlights of her career.

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Irish Family History Forum Science Olympiad students compete at state level

The Irish Family History Forum will hold a meeting on Saturday, May 25th at 10 am at the Bethpage Public Library. On the agenda will be a presentation by Mike Carragher on “Missing Boyles of Drumcrew” What do you do when a great-grandfather disappears, his siblings abandon their farm and emigrate for destinations unknown, and the paper trail turns up no firm answers? Michael Carragher, past president of the Forum and of the DNA Genealogy Group of LI, will explain how DNA matches and genetic genealogy can provide the clues to solve the riddle. The meeting's agenda will be: 10:00 am: Kathleen McGee:

Genealogy Tips and Tricks 10:45 am: Refreshment Break Meet and socialize with other members. Ask the Experts: This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced genealogist to ask a basic genealogy question. 11:15 am: Featured Speaker: Joan Koster-Morales Meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. The meeting will take place at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage. For information: contact Pat at programs@ifhf.org or website: www.ifhf. org

Members of Division Avenue High School’s Science Olympiad team competed at the Science Olympiad C Division State Tournament. Pictured with adviser Gerard Marzigliano (top row, far right). Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools Division Avenue High School’s Science  Olympiad  Team from the Levittown Public Schools recently competed at the Science Olympiad C Division State Tournament at Le Moyne College for the eleventh consecutive year. Advised by teacher Gerard

Marzigliano, sophomores Nikhil Keer and Madison Nocerino earned second place in the Fossils event, while seniors Rashmika Beesam and Holly Dukacz earned 10th  place in the Mousetrap Vehicle event. The team ranked in the top 8% of all teams across New York State.

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Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne (fourth right) attended the Levittown North Little League Mural and Field Sign Unveiling Ceremony on April 15, at Whelan Field in Wantagh. Councilman Dunne was joined by Levittown North Little League President Matt Runyan, Walter Hetzel of Levittown, Greg Bodkin of Levittown, Michael Scully of Levittown, Frank DePano of the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation, Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti, Deputy County Clerk Kate Murray and New York State Assemblyman John Mikulin.

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“Car Show Long Island” planned for May 19 This premiere car show will take place on Sunday, May 19 from 11 am to 4 pm at TOBAY Beach. The event was previously scheduled for April 28, but cancelled due to rain.  Car Show Long Island’s 2019 Spring Classic will feature hundreds of automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, and emergency service vehicles.  A live concert performed by The Mystic will take place during the day, followed by trophy presentations.  The event is free for spectators.   Supervisor Saladino stated, “Whether you’re a proud classic car owner or you want to see the best cars in the region, the Car Show Long Island is the place to be!  This free family-fun event is a perfect way to spend the day, all with the beautiful backdrop of TOBAY Beach. Spectators can check out cool cars, vendors, exhibits and enjoy live music while surrounded by Long Island’s most classic, muscle, antique and exotic cars.” Trophies will be awarded in ten categories including best-of-the-best, and children will have a say when deeming which rides are their favorites in the Kids’ Choice Award.  Car Show

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Long Island’s 2019 Spring Classic is made possible through our presenting sponsors: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, MSG Network, and Trinity Solar.  Additional sponsors include:  PSEG-LI, Zorn’s of Bethpage, Movin’ On Sounds, Parts Authority, Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, Zabbia Insurance Agency, Hagerty, Insurance, Paul’s Rods and Restos, RPM Raceway, Turf Tek USA, Modell’s Sporting Goods, MotorMouth Radio, 7-Eleven and WBAB 102.3. Enthusiasts and spectators can also grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks participating in Car Show Long Island’s 2019 Spring Classic. Car owners can pre-register their vehicles at www.carshowli.com for $15 per car or register the day-of for $25 per car. The rain date for the event is May 19, 2019.  The event is free to spectators who are asked to bring two cans of food to donate to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.  For more information or to become a sponsor of the event, call (516) 797-4121 or e-mail carshowli@oysterbay-ny.gov.


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Hicksville middle schooler named a semifinalist in national geography bee

Hicksville Middle School student Eric Zhang is congratulated by social studies teacher Kevin Kerley for being named a semifinalist in the National Geographic Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District GeoBee. Congratulations to Hicksville Middle School’s Eric Zhang, who was named a semifinalist in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee competition. He was one of just 100 students to advance to the New York State GeoBee. Eric emerged as the Hicksville Middle School champion in a schoolwide GeoBee held in February. He and other participating students answered questions such as: “It takes about 90 days for a drop of water to travel the length of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota

and flows 2,340 miles south to its outlet in which state — Louisiana or South Carolina?” (Answer: Louisiana.) After winning the schoolwide bee, Eric scored in the top 100 on the state qualifying exam, along with semifinalists from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories. The New York State finals were held on March 29, and although Eric did not advance to the national competition, finishing in the top 100 shows he really knows his geography!

Enjoy summer nights outdoor volleyball Summer is almost here and the Town of Oyster Bay invites residents to take part in a new outdoor co-ed volleyball at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings beginning July 9. “Volleyball is a great way to kickstart a fun and active summer. This new and exciting recreational program is open to residents age 18 and older,” Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Steve Labriola said. “This sports program offers healthy competition, exercise and a great social opportunity for making new friends.” The 10-week Summer Nights Co-Ed Outdoor Volleyball program begins on Tuesday, July 9 and will be held on

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Registration takes place on Sunday, June 2 from 12 pm to 3 pm, Monday, June 3 from 6 pm to 10 pm, and Thursday, June 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville.  The cost of enrollment is $75 for residents or $100 for nonresidents.  Games will be played on a concrete surface and participants are encouraged to bring their own protective gear. For further information, please contact the Town of Oyster Parks Department – Recreation Division at (516) 797-4125 x2 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.


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Bethpage High School students enjoyed the 47th annual Festa Italiana on March 15 in the school's gym. Photo courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District Members of the Italian Club at Bethpage High School collaborated with teachers and parent volunteers to host the 47th annual Festa Italiana on March 15. Students transformed the school’s auxiliary gymnasium into an Italian haven with posters, flags, streamers, a photo booth and a wide variety of Italian

dishes. The samples of Italian cuisine included zeppolis, cheeses, pastas, pizzas and desserts prepared by parents, teachers and students. Students, staff members and administrators enjoyed the day as a way to celebrate the Italian heritage and the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19.

Summer fitness classes in the Town of Oyster Bay The Town of Oyster Bay's Fitness Classes will return this July in the Hicksville Athletic Building. Spring fitness classes are co-ed, open to individuals 18 years of age or older, and run for 10 weeks. “These fitness programs provide a terrific form of aerobic exercise that builds strength as well as increases general flexibility,” said Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Thomas Hand. “Cardio Kick-Boxing, Ballroom Dancing and Zumba are very popular programs that give residents an outlet to enjoy exercising and staying in shape, all while meeting new people.” Registration for the three programs will take place at the Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 Broadway in Hicksville on: Sunday, June 2 from 8 am to 3 pm; Monday, June 3 from 6 pm to 10 pm; and on Thursday, June 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  After

these dates, registration will continue based on availability. Please note that the schedule may be subject to change and residents are encouraged to inquire about special holiday scheduling. Each program is 10 weeks in length with a fee of $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Ballroom Dancing Classes will be held on Saturdays, from 7 pm to 8 pm, beginning July 13. Cardio Kick-Boxing Classes will be held on Thursdays, from 8 pm to 9 pm, beginning July 11. Zumba Classes will be held on Mondays from 7 pm to 8 pm beginning July 8; and Wednesdays from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm, beginning July 10. For more information, please call the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks at (516) 797-4125 x2 or email tobparks@oysterbay-ny.gov.


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Tech students medal at regional competition

Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center SkillsUSA Club took home 11 medals during the Area VI SkillsUSA Regional Competition at Suffolk County Community College on March 26. Students were honored at an awards ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club following the competition. Advised by teachers Kristina Cuomo and Jennifer Pernick, the GC Tech student competitors, contest helpers/models and delegates who attended were chosen as a result of their exceptional talent and responsibility displayed in their programs. SkillsUSA is an organization comprised of students, teachers and partners that offers educational programs, events and competitions to support career and technical education. Congratulations to the following GC Tech regional winners:

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Levittown goes blue for Autism Awareness Month

Summit Lane Elementary School students wore Autism Awareness T-shirts during the month of April.

Summit Lane Elementary School students wore Autism Awareness T-shirts during the month of April.

Students and staff throughout the Levittown Public Schools celebrated Autism Awareness Month in April by educating others, wearing custom blue T-shirts, hosting events and raising money for organizations that support those with autism. From the elementary to high school level, students showed their support. Lee Road Elementary School students wrote what makes them unique on puzzle pieces which were displayed in the hallway. The pieces ranged in colors and shapes to represent the diversity of the people and families living with autism. At Summit Lane Elementary School, speech teacher Maryann Holzapfel and student council representatives started a T-shirt sale for World Autism Awareness Day to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  The proceeds from the sale, along with

throughout the month, watched video clips that promoted awareness and acceptance and sold puzzle hearts, pencils, stickers and bracelets with proceeds going towards the NSASA. Jonas E. Salk Middle School staff created Autism Awareness videos which were then shared throughout the building and teachers conducted lessons on autism. In addition, a student with autism created a T-shirt which was sold. The concept behind the shirt was that everyone has a super power. Students and staff at General Douglas MacArthur High School continued their tradition of spreading Autism Awareness by decorating the hallways, discussing what autism is and raising money for the NSASA through T-shirt sales, special activities and Autism Awareness sporting events. For the district as a whole,

a contribution from the school’s Casual Friday Fund, was donated to Nassau-Suffolk Autism  Society of America. East Broadway Elementary School also supported the NassauSuffolk  Autism  Society of America by creating and selling T-shirts and having snack cart sales. In addition, students and staff at Abbey Lane Elementary School participated in several schoolwide activities. This included creating a special segment on the school’s Abbey Action News and staff members visiting applied behavior analysis classes to read. Students in the ABA program also sold breakfast items on a food cart to staff and held a sale during lunch periods which included items that support and recognize Autism Awareness. At the middle school level, the Wisdom Lane community wore blue

Wisdom Lane Middle School staff members spread unity with their Autism Awareness T-shirt, “We All Fit In.”

it was a month filled with not only spreading awareness but also encouraging others to be proud of their uniqueness, while reinforcing kindness and acceptance. “The Levittown School District prides itself on its motto of Success For Every Student. Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to educate and share in the success of all students,” said Dr. Susan Farber, director of pupil services. “It is a time when general education and special education students, parents and staff, all come together for one cause and that is to promote inclusion of all students. Through the various programs and activities that are run districtwide, students are able to show off their talents, participate in unique activities, design T-shirts and raise money for such a worthy cause.” Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

The MacArthur High School girls lacrosse team participated in a special Autism Awareness game at the end of the month.


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Discovering Ancient Christian Site of Aquilea, Roman City of Grado and Trieste on Self-Guided Biketour BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM Stage 3 of our eight-day Venice-TriesteIstria self-guided bike tour again offers a choice of a 28-mile ride (if we take a boat) or 55 miles without. Of course we bike. We stop at the 38.4 km mark at Marano Lagunare, a delightful, picturesque village (which is where we could take the boat). We find ourselves in the center piazza and a marvelous restaurant, Trattoria Barcaneta, for lunch. It is so peaceful and quiet and utterly charming and colorful. As we ride the bike trail, we come upon a set of Roman ruins of a colonnade behind a fence, oddly alongside a road. Then, a tower comes into view, looming above a wall of tall trees. I must investigate, and check the notes the tour operator has provided. I realize that this is Aquileia, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. This proves the highlight of the day: the massive Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta dates from 313 AD, when the Dict of Milan ended religious persecution and the Christian community could legally build a place of public worship. The first church was destroyed and over the centuries has been rebuilt four times, each time using the stones of the earlier buildings. As it stands today, the basilica is in Romanesque-Gothic style, with a 73 meter-high tower. The inside is breathtaking: the entire floor is Roman mosaic from the 4th century, only uncovered in 1909-1912. The 760 sq. meter floor is believed to be the larg-

The entire floor of the basilica at Aquileia is covered with Roman mosaics © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com est Paleo-Christian mosaic of the western world. But more awaits: I walk down to the Crypt of Frescoes, incredibly beautiful and amazingly rich color. The structure dates back to the 9th

century and the frescoes date from the 12th century. 19 scenes tell the history of Hermagora and the origins of Christianity in Aquileia. It is a lovely complex, and we enjoy

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much further to go. Grado The rest of the ride is extremely pleasant, capped with what feels like three miles over a dam, with water on both sides, to get into Grado, another gorgeous seaside beach resort, this one with yachts. We arrive in time to make it down to the beach by 7 pm (when we discover they don’t charge the 2E fee to use the beach at that hour), and get to swim in the Adriatic before going in search of a dinner place. Grado is interesting – our hotel is along

the beach and is a string of modern hotels that have you thinking a little bit of Miami Beach. Our guidebook says that Grado, known as a golden island, is the only good beach resort on the Upper Adriatic, and has an exceptionally picturesque old town and a fascinating history. Indeed, just a couple of blocks away, it’s like a completely different world: we find ourselves in Grado’s Old City, standing over an excavation of Roman ruins of a military camp (fort), a town square with a Basilica della Corte that dates from the 4th century (one of the oldest in Italy), and a delightful pedestrian walkway loaded with shops and restaurants in an old historic section.

Aquileia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

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All the restaurants are booked solid (we haven’t yet learned the trick of phoning in advance for reservations, which would be facilitated by the dining recommendations in our guidebook), but we find a small innovative place that serves tapas-style. The town is extremely picturesque and at night the promenade is lighted, there is an interesting fountain with colored lights you walk under like a tunnel, and it is simply delightful to stroll. Other attractions include the Basilica di Sant’Eufernia which dates from the 6th century and is located in Campo del Patriarchi. The bell tower was built in 1455. There is also a statue of Archangel Michael, the symbol of Grado, on the tower. Our guidebook also makes note of a boat trip to the island of Anfora, a picturesque fishing village in the heart of the lagoon. Some parts of the lagoon are designated nature preserves, harboring some 260 species of birds. Here again, we just fall under the spell of this place. It has been another utterly perfect day. Stage 4: Aquilea/Grado – Trieste (43 miles/70 km or 25 miles/40 km) + train Day 5 of our eight-day self-guided VeniceTrieste-Istria bike tour starts off magnificently: the ride from Grado begins with another glorious miles-long ride over a dam (a different one from yesterday) giving stunning views and refreshing breezes. It continues through a landscape of rocky caverns and farmland, along the seacoast, finally coming to a delightful swimming beach (this is why you should carry swimming things). This part of the ride, the first 24 miles, has been fantastic. Then we come into Monfalcone, a busy city of shipyards and cruise ships, where we get lost. And here we make a bad choice for our route to Trieste.

The regular (recommended) route would have us riding 43 miles along the coastal road (we are told this isn’t a bike trail but there may be a bike lane) taking in Duino, Sistiana, Miramare, and Barcola. Our FunActive guide Anthony (I recall too late), has described riding along cliffs that you can climb down, passing the castle of Miramare high above the Bay of Grignano, situated in the middle of a park, which is a major attraction (not to mention the castle has a Manet exhibit, which I only learn about after we arrive at our Trieste hotel). Anthony also said how the ride can be reduced to 25 miles by taking a train into Trieste. We don’t do either. Instead, we take a “variant” route from Monfalcone into the “hinterland” (the thought of “hinterland” had really excited Eric) that brings us into Slovenia (no border crossing or passport required back and forth to Italy). As it turns out, this adventure adds 17 miles to the 43 of which most of it is up and up and up, on winding roads (at one point, my “can do” attitude fails and I walk the bike up the last quarter-mile to this section’s “top” feeling defeated). There are no charming villages. No beautiful sights or vistas. Even the restaurant that is marked on the map is closed. We ride through what is supposed to be a preserve with trees on both sides, but there are no real views or scenery. Finally, we come back to the Italy border where there is a tiny rest stop (no bathroom though). I rejuvenate with an ice cream bar, sitting on an air-conditioned porch (I think I am close to heat exhaustion), and recover myself for the final trek into Trieste. Chalk this up to the “physical challenge” part of bike touring that gives you something to boast about forever more. And adventure. After all, it could have been the most fantastic off-the-beaten-track

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discovery anyone had ever seen. We make the final climbs and then find ourselves, indeed, at a scenic overlook (actually somebody’s driveway) with a sensational view of Trieste. But after taking our victory-photos, we realize that now we have to bike down this narrow, busy road with its hair turns that (seemingly) goes on for miles. We feel like we are coming down a corkscrew and finally are deposited into the traffic and hubbub of a bustling major city. Trieste is like culture shock after our time in the tranquil countryside. But we see regal, if drab and aging, buildings, evidence of an important city. Somehow, Eric finds the way to our hotel, located on the fringe of the historic Old City (I clock the day at 54 miles of which I estimate 12 miles are uphill). We quickly drop our things and go out to explore while there is still light. It’s a short walk to the main square. All at once, I am transported: the architecture evokes Vienna rather than Venice majestic buildings in neoclassic style. Indeed, Trieste (as much of Slovenia just across the

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BY CLAIRE LYNCH

’ve noticed as I’ve gone through life that there are immaculate looking people, there are tidy people and then there are organized people. I don’t fall into the immaculate looking people category nor do I fall into the tidy people category. But when it comes to being organized, I’ve got that down to a T. I say that because when it comes to finding things, I am tops in my field. Sure over the years I have misplaced the occasional thing - my driver’s license and my birth certificate and my U.S. Passport just to name three things. But sooner or later they have reappeared and ever since all has been well in my world. When I make major purchases, however, when I buy a 40-inch TV or a new dishwasher, I take home my receipt and pop it into a certain black filing cabinet in my little home office. Thankfully I don’t drop that receipt onto my kitchen table or dining room table or leave it in my coat pocket. I am as protective as can be about my receipts. One reason that I’m so protective is because over the years I have learned ... the hard way. It’s best to be safe rather than sorry. I actually have two black filing cabinets in my home office. A small tabletop lamp stands on top of each one and when lighted, I think that they give the room a certain ambiance. Some of my siblings have kidded me about having black filing cabinets in my home but I tell them that they definitely come in handy.

“They aren’t very attractive,” my older sister, Michelle, said one time with a frown. And she almost snarled when she said it. And my younger sister, Susan, called them eclectic. “They don’t match the decor,” Susan said with a sneer. “In fact, they stick out like a pair of sore thumbs.” She wouldn’t look at me when she said that but in her own inimitable way she made her point quite clear. Crystal clear. I wondered where my sisters’ frowns, snarls and sneers were coming from since usually they are cheerful people not negative ones. I guess they really have something against filing cabinets. I shrugged off their laments and went about my business because a) I’m not trying to be Joanna Gaines with the best and latest in sheik home decorating and b) because they are very practical. My filing cabinets have served me very well and they continue to do so. This is my habit: As soon as I walk in the door I toss that new purchase receipt into the drawer of the filing cabinet and presto, it’s safe and sound only to be retrieved if I need to check a warranty date, a date of purchase or some such detail. On a rainy day when I have a few hours of spare time on my hands I go through that drawer of receipts and organize them by topic. I have “electronics,” “household goods,” “appliances,” etc. I also have another drawer that I have carefully marked “tax returns” because whenever that time of the year for taxes rolls around, and we all know when that is, I can pull out whatever I

need and voila, I’ve got the forms, the information and the answers at my fingertips. Being so organized proved to be fruitful one day recently when I was vacuuming my living room and the on/ off foot pedal broke. The 18 lb. upright machine konked out, came to a halt and that piece of metal (ok, it’s mostly plastic) drew its last breath. I was disappointed because I was only half-way through my vacuuming at that point. I pressed the pedal a few more times but nothing happened. For a few minutes I was stymied. In short, I was flummoxed. Whizzing over to my trusty filing cabinet and flipping to my “new vacuum” purchases, I discovered that it was still under warranty. “Yippee!” I shouted. Dancing around like Snoopy on his toes I was as pleased as punch because I had a feeling that having my original warranty was going to save me a lot of grief. The warranty was for three years and checking the date, I was delighted to see that the vacuum I had bought at a big box store on Long Island was two months shy of the warranty’s expiration date. Blinking my eyes, I looked again to see if what I had read was correct. It was indeed. Dashing to my landline phone, I called the company’s customer service number in the manual (yes I keep all instructional manuals, too) and in short order was connected to a very real, live person. After typing in some very pertinent information such as my name, address,

phone number, model and serial number, date of purchase, etc., the customer service person named Violet asked me to email the company my receipt. I scanned it in and emailed it back. In just a few days a different person called and saying that they had reviewed my case, he said that the company could offer me a replacement vacuum. I was as happy as could be. That saved me from having to run out to the big box store to buy another vacuum which would mean having to do some research and comparative shopping. Or from having to go online and order one there to be delivered to my house. Whether it is in person or online, shopping for vacuums isn’t my favorite pastime. All I had to do was complete a form they emailed me, peel off the sticker on the back of the upright vacuum that had the model number and the serial number, affix it to the form and mail it to where I was instructed. Once they received my latest information at their headquarters, the company would issue me a brand new upright vacuum. They would pack it and box it and send it on its way. A truck would be dispatched and within a short amount of time a new upright vacuum would be arriving on my doorstep. The day that an overnight delivery truck delivered my brand new upright vacuum to my house was a good one. I did my happy Snoopy dance once again. It had been three weeks since my old one had konked out so I needed to give See page D6


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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad BY TOM MARGENAU

Q: My husband and I live in Utah. We went to file for our Social Security benefits last week. And we were shocked to learn that his claim must be processed by some railroad board. Why? The work he did for the railroad was more than 30 years ago! A: I can explain. But frankly, I can’t quite understand it. Recently, I wrote a column in which I bragged about the fact that I can give the rationale behind almost all Social Security rules and regulations. But I admitted there were several rules that I couldn’t explain. I forgot to add this one. It involves the jurisdiction of Social Security claims involving people who also worked for a railroad. Many of my readers may not be aware of this, but people who work for a railroad don’t pay into Social Security. Instead, they are covered by the Railroad Retirement System. Why that is dates back to the 1930s. Congress started working on setting up a pension system for railroaders before they got going on Social Security legislation. Once they got the ball rolling on Social Security, I guess Congress figured that people who worked for a railroad didn’t need to be covered under the new Social Security law since they already had their own pension system. But almost all railroad employees have worked at other jobs where they have paid into Social Security. And here’s the rub. The rules say that if you have just 10 or more years of railroad work, the Railroad Retirement Board has jurisdiction of not only the payment of railroad benefits, but also of any claims for Social Security benefits that you or your dependents or survivors might file. You didn’t tell me how long your husband worked for the railroad. But here is a typical example. Hal worked for a railroad for just over 12 years early in his life. However, he spent the rest of his career, about 40 years, working at jobs where he paid into Social Security. So when he files for Social Security retirement benefits, Hal is surprised, and probably a little upset, to learn that his Social Security claim must be sent to the Railroad Retirement Board for processing. And if his wife files for spousal benefits on Hal’s record, her claim is shipped to RRB for processing, too. They will end up getting whatever Social Security benefits they are due, with some augmented RRB benefits. But again, the rules say the RRB takes charge of both Social Security and railroad claims. I understand they have to set up the payment of whatever extra railroad benefits might be due. But why they have to take control of the Social Security claim is a bit of a mystery. Anyway, that’s why your husband’s claim was shipped to the RRB for pro-

cessing. And one possible downside to that development is the service you can expect. Unlike the Social Security Administration, which has something like 1,300 field offices around the country, the RRB has only 30 or so, and most of them are clustered east of the Mississippi. The good news is that they appear to have a really good website: www.rrb. gov. Q: I worked for a railroad for eight years back when I was in my early 20s. Someone told me that I must file for my Social Security benefits with the Railroad Retirement Board. This doesn’t make sense. A: You’re right. It doesn’t make sense. And that’s because it’s not true. Your railroad work didn’t meet that 10year threshold mark that requires RRB jurisdiction. In fact, you and I are in the same boat. I worked for a railroad for about five years when I was in my late teens and early 20s. And because I had fewer than 10 years of railroad work, those railroad earnings were automatically transferred to my Social Security account, and they are treated like any other earnings I might have. The same thing will happen with you. And when it comes time to file for Social Security, you will deal with the Social Security Administration, not the Railroad Retirement Board. That’s really all the railroad-related questions I have. But I’ve got some space left to answer a few general questions about Social Security. Q: I just signed up for my Social Security. I am 62. And I was told by the Social Security agent that my Medicare coverage will start two years from now. But all my friends tell me I have to wait until I am 65. Who is right? A: I wonder if you filed for Social Security disability benefits instead of retirement? Or maybe you filed for both? Because if you applied for disability benefits, the law says that Medicare coverage kicks in 24 months after your claim is approved. But if you are getting just retirement benefits, then you have to wait until age 65 before you can get Medicare. Q: I am an 86-year-old widower who still works full time. Here is something that puzzles me. I am paying Social Security taxes twice. Why in the world am I doing that? A: You didn’t fully explain what you meant by the statement, “I am paying Social Security taxes twice.” But I can take a guess. First of all, anyone who is working at a job covered by Social Security (which are almost all jobs in this country), has to have Social Security payroll taxes deducted from his or her salary. And that happens whether you are 16 years old or 86 years old.

As a completely separate issue, the Social Security benefits you get may be subject to federal income taxes. Those rules are way too complicated for me to explain in today’s column. But in a nutshell, I can tell you that if you file an individual tax return and if your net taxable income is over $25,000, you will probably pay taxes on those benefits.

So the two taxes you are talking about are entirely separate issues. One is a payroll tax on your salary, and the other is an income tax on your total income. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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his year appears to be an excellent moment in time to sell your home, home owner association, condo or co-op. Taking a macro look at the current real estate market and developing your own opinion is one method that many use to determine the health of the market without any backing with facts; I call that “fake news” developed by the homeowner or whomever they are listening to, who for the most part, have no or limited experience with facts and figures or probably are not even in the business. Gathering accurate facts and statistics from experienced Realtors (like me), who are in the trenches doing this business day in and day out; as well as reading current articles, going to local and national conventions and seeing and experiencing the trends; also, who has the advantage, the seller’s or the buyer’s now and going forward. In some locations, it’s still a bit more of a seller’s market, where homes are priced at market value. Homes priced correctly below one million dollars and with taxes less than $15,000, are still selling well. You ask what is market value? It’s the price that purchasers are willing and do pay for a similar property that has sold in the last 6-12 months, as the bank appraisers use this as a fairly accurate barometer when determining fair market value. However, some banks are much more conservative than others. I will not point a finger at one specific bank, since I bank with them, but they appraised a home I was selling in New Hyde Park within the Great Neck school district; which added more value compared to other local school districts, due to the greater demand for that specific school district. The purchaser provided an agreed upon

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BY PHILIP A. RAICES price of $983,000 in July of 2018 and we closed in September of 2018 at reduced price of $920,000. Are you wondering why there was such a discount on the price? Well, let me tell you what happened. I provided comparable sales of similar homes of $950,000 and $970,000 in the area within the Great Neck school district, while prices were still fairly strong. Well, the appraiser decided not to consider my Multiple Listing Service of Long Island comparable closed sales and used his own, which I totally disagreed with and to this day find unacceptable. I had what you might call a professional discussion with him (more of a heated conversation) and asked why he eliminated my comparable sales and didn’t use them; and he really gave me no logical or common sense reason; just told me to talk with the mortgage person, who wasn’t exactly ecstatic about his decision. Obviously, the appraiser works for the bank, who works for the buyer and not the seller. My seller was moving across country and had already picked out a home that he fell in love with and wanted to purchase and didn’t want to lose it. He didn’t blame me for the major discount, because he bought it through me in 1994 for $288,400! Not too shabby a profit, eh? More than triple his initial purchase price! So we did close the sale. So, depending on the bank your buyer maybe using, which you have no control over, your price may not end up being the actual sale price and it will be up to you decide if you want to make an adjustment, if need be, or not go ahead with your sale

and look for another qualified buyer. Sellers, beware of pricing your home, like “pie in the sky” it’s not a realistic approach in trying to sell your home, homeowner association, condo or co-op. I have said this before, and I will note this again, “your feelings are never going to be truly relevant to actual market value.” Looking online on Zillow, which isn’t accurate in determining pricing, where they are using algorithms or other sites and not using the number one source for accuracy, which is the multiple listing service of Long Island (http://www.mlsli.com) to price you home correctly. We have to record the actual selling price once the property is sold. Most important, we have been inside the particular property (Zillow cannot) in the beginning and noted the improvements that had been made in the last 3-5 years, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, roof, windows, heating, electric, plumbing, even additions to the living space. Lastly, with a home, even landscaping, which adds five dollars for every one dollar invested in the exterior of your property can make a difference in a selling price, if done properly! When a professional Realtor becomes responsible for marketing and merchandising your home, he or she has thirty-five things that they have to deal with. My complete color chart shows what we have to do to get a home sold. You don’t do your own dental work, do you? No, you have a dentist, right? We are no different, just a different venue, with different issues, curve balls and dilemmas to deal with and solve, from the beginning to the

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closing! If you want a copy of what you, as the homeowner need to do, similar to what we need to do most of the time; email or call me and I will be more than happy to share our responsibilities with you, without any obligation or “any strings attached whatsoever.” Here are four reasons to consider selling this year: • New buyers are still entering the market. • Interest rates are still on the lower end. • You have high equity. • Selling now will be better than waiting till 2020. • Selling on your own, can be a “slippery slope” without the proper knowledge and expertise in many areas of the real estate business. It is a lot more than just putting a price on your home and putting a sign on your front lawn. Philip A. Raices is the owner/Broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 Great Neck. He has earned designations as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute and a Certified International Property Specialist. Receive regular “free” updates of sold homes in your area and a “free” Comparative Market Analysis” of what your home would sell for in today’s market or search on: WWW.Li-RealEstate.Com If you would like to receive a digital copy or a printed copy of “Unlocking the Secrets of Real Estate’s New Market Reality Or “Our Seller’s Guide for “Things to Consider When Selling Your Home” just email or snail me (regular mail) with your name, email and cell number. He can be reached by email, at:Phil@ TurnKeyRealEstate.Com, or by cell: (516) 647-4289.

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Readers Share Their Brilliant Ideas Plus Something More BY MARY HUNT

FREEZE MILK FOR LATER Dear Mary: I use whole milk but only occasionally in some of my special recipes. Instead of purchasing the smaller size milk container for that one recipe, I purchase the gallon-size whole milk, which is much cheaper per ounce. I freeze what I don’t need in 1-cup measurements in freezer bags. I am surprised how many times during the year this saves me from purchasing yet again a smaller size milk container for just one recipe. I am so grateful for your columns. They have helped keep me on the right track. Thank you. -- Linda

SAFE TAKE-APART Dear Mary: I am a retired soldier. During my active career, we moved often. That meant my inner DIY needed to come out often. We disassembled many things over the years, and I would like to add to your tips on taking things apart. Once the item is disassembled, always reposition the fasteners, screws or bolts and nuts back into the holes, exactly where they were. You are not putting the item back together, simply inserting the hardware into the specific slots and holes. Packing all of these items into a ziptype plastic bag sounds like a good idea, but unless you very securely tape the little bag to the back of the item you took

apart, the bag always seems to get lost some way or another. Putting the fasteners back where they were means they will always be in the right place when and where you need them! Now that we have retired, we still have some things disassembled in our shed for storage, and the fasteners are back in their spots waiting to be used in the reassembly, without hunting for them. -- Colonel T.W. Mary Hunt is the founder of www. DebtProofLiving.com, a personal finance member website and the author of “DebtProof Living,” released in 2014. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM


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the new vacuum a whirl. I couldn’t sweep my living room rug with a broom nor could I use the small cordless vacuum that is useful for cleaning little nooks and crannies and the inside of my car. Nothing would do the trick except an upright vacuum and on that score I had been temporarily out of luck. I say “temporarily” but of course it seemed like forever. One of the rules of household cleaning at my place is: When I should vacuum the rugs in my home I don’t often feel like doing it but when I do feel like vacuuming I can’t because unfortunately, that machine is out of service. Out of commission. That’s Murphy’s law at its best … So I got to thinking. Not being able to vacuum for a few weeks kind of made me wonder about what people did in the old days - before all of our modern gadgets and gizmos came on the scene. It also made me leery about having company over. I didn’t want my

guests examining my rugs and floors, didn’t want them muttering under their breaths about the bits of lint and tiny little threads on my carpets. It was bothering me enough - I didn’t want to hear it from them, too. So I held off. I didn’t like not being able to vacuum because the fact is that the little pieces of lint, the little threads on the floor and the dust bunnies were getting to me. When things like that pile up, when I don’t keep on top of household chores, it starts to irk me. As hard as it was for me to be patient, I was glad that I had been with the manufacturing company because my new vacuum looks all pretty and pristine. I look at it like I look at a new car. It looks so perfect, standing there in the corner that I get a little wistful and almost don’t want to use it. I don’t want to tamper with it. After all, the last time I pressed the on/off pedal on my vacuum a small plastic piece fell off and the whole machine konked out. It made me a little leery about getting back in the saddle as the old expression

goes. It definitely made me hesitant. I am happy to report that the new vacuum is comparable to the old one, not a cheaper version and not a refurbished one, thank heavens. It did a great job of sucking up the dust and lint and after an hour or so of vacuuming my place it was looking clean and shiny once again. But I digress. I’ve got some more paperwork to add to my black filing cabinet now. My vacuum purchase from 2016 has an addendum. The March 2019 replacement vacuum is an update to my April 2016 purchase and the paperwork kind of goes together like a hand in a glove. Now that my new vacuum has arrived and has demonstrated that it works well I can stop dreaming about getting a brand new vacuum. I can stop doing my comparative analysis. For a few weeks I thought: Which brand is better? Which one gets good customer reviews? Where can I get replacement filters? Will it need replacement belts? Which company has the best customer service ... just in case

of its quick demise? The state of my upright vacuum is one thing that is resolved and off my mind. So now, whenever I am in my little home office and walking past my two trusty black filing cabinets I think about how fortunate it was that I had my original receipt. Being efficient sure came in handy. The moral of this story is: When going out I may not be an immaculate person, may not have my makeup carefully applied and my hair perfectly coiffed. And I may not be the tidiest - because the truth is that I know a lot of people who are tidier than I - but still I try. I may not be the most immaculate person around or the tidiest one around but I am organized and now I can pat myself on the back and breathe a sigh of relief because things are getting back to normal around here. And those trusty filing cabinets in my little home office? They’re still standing tall and waiting to save the day once again.

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Discovering Ancient Christian Site of Aquilea, Roman City of Grado and Trieste on Self-Guided Biketour C ontinued from page D3 tage): Jewish Trieste: Risiera di San Sabba, created inside an old rice husking factory, was the only extermination camp in Italy and declared a national monument in 1965; Via del Monte, a Jewish community with a cemetery used for 400 years, a Jewish Temple, and a Jewish Community Museum, the newer Jewish Cemetery, a synagogue which dates from 1912, and some other sites.

Unfortunately, we have arrived in early evening, and are only able to explore what we can by foot in the old city, to get a flavor of the city. Here too, Eric puts out his radar (app) and finds Osteria de Scorpon for dinner (the risotto with black ink is excellent). This area reflects its heritage as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and goulash is a regional specialty. (We booked our 8-day self-guided “VeniceTrieste-Istria” self-guided bike tour through BikeTours.com, a broker which has an excellent

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Gene Kilgore: Family Ranch Vacations Embolden Children to Become Next Gen Environmentalists, Explorers SONOMA, CA – Kids, horses and wranglers are the heart and soul of family dude ranch vacations, says Gene Kilgore, a leading expert on dude ranch vacations. “Take children to a beach and ask them 10 years later to name that beach and they will have forgotten. But take them to a ranch and they’ll remember the name of the ranch and the names of their horses for the rest of their lives.”  “A thread common to these ranches is the attention staff lavish on children exploring an exciting new, wild world of ranch vacations,” he adds. “Meanwhile their parents are unplugging, riding or maybe fly fishing, reading a book or musing about becoming a family who lives year-round on a ranch. They’ve never seen their children this happy. He points to ranches from the Rockies to California “where Mother Nature emboldens children to become next generation environmentalists, explorers and adventurers.”. In the  Canadian Rockies, Three Bars Guest and Cattle Ranch invites ages 6 and up to ride, target practice with kid-size archery equipment, shoot clays with lightweight rifles, river raft, swim (supervised), mountain bike, fish, hunt for frogs, build forts and pan for British Columbia gold. Host Tyler Beckley notes, “The first day or so most families tend to ride together. As children feel more secure and after they’ve made friends, they’re off and running.” Evenings everyone eats together. Children under 6 can ride around the arena on horses led by wranglers and meet other animals in a petting zoo. Log cabins of up to three bedrooms accommodate 45 guests (see  https://www. top50ranches.com/ranch-vacations/ three-bars-ranch). California’s  Rankin Ranch  has run cattle at the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada mountain range since 1863. Supervised activities for ages 4 to 11 combine hiking and swimming with ping pong, shuffleboard, archery, badminton, horseshoes and the list goes on. Ages 6 and up enjoy twice daily trail rides through areas where cattle are grazing. “Evenings youngsters feed chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, a miniature donkey and miniature horses. They get to brush the animals and collect eggs,” says Amanda Rankin Barrett,

Dude ranch vacations are ideal for families, says Gene Kilgore. Ranch Manager. More fun comes with hay wagon rides, square dancing and a children’s race on stick horses they’ve created. Adults bet on them with play money. Accommodations are for 45 in duplex cabins (see  https://ranchweb. com/tour/bill-rankin/). Colorado’s  Lost Valley Ranch  in the front range of the Rockies welcomes ages 6 and up to walk, trot and even lope under the supervision of trained counselors. Ages 3 to 5 can also be led around on horseback to explore the ranch. “Children learn the true ropes of being cowgirls and cowboys,” explains Stephanie Geary in Guest Services. “Sometimes they ride from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon. Every day the rides are mixed up with games, a creek swim or stories the wranglers tell about the history of Lost Valley.” Scavenger hunts and themed outings challenge imaginations while exploring this ranch world. Cabins with one, two or three bedrooms accommodate up to 85 guests during the summer season (see  https://ranchweb.com/ tour/lost-valley-ranch/). Montana’s  Nine Quarter Circle Ranch wants parents to feel comfortable fishing and riding while their children are learning the ins and outs of

horsemanship with a kid wrangler or spreading their wings playing hide and seek or fishing. “Our Small Fry group (5 and under) can be led around on horses and supervised while parents spend time in the saddle. One of our gems is our Rough Riders group (ages 6 to 9), which has the individualized attention of our Kiddie Wrangler. They

learn skills on horseback, gaining confidence with their peers throughout the week,” underscores Sally Kelsey, co-general manager. Ages 10 and up are paired with horses and group trail rides according to ability levels. Accommodations for 55 are log cabins from one to four bedrooms (see https:// ranchweb.com/?s=quarter+circle). Wyoming’s  Paradise Ranch  in the Big Horn Mountains has been a dude ranch since 1907. “We get a lot of extended families because the kids are totally taken care of,” says Clay Miller, who is Managing Owner with his wife Leah. “We really emphasize getting the kids – even the teens -- outdoors and becoming involved in activities that re-attach them to the outdoors.” One staff person is assigned to teens and three others to younger guests. Under age 6 can enjoy pony rides and older kids are on horses. The ranch can also accommodate infants. Accommodations for 70 are in newly renovated log cabins with up to four bedrooms. For details see  https://www.top50ranches.com/ ranch-vacations/paradise-ranch Gene Kilgore publishes three websites,  www.top50ranches.com,  www. ranchweb.com  and  www.ranchvacations.com, which focus on what truly is one of America’s most iconic homegrown experiences – the dude ranch vacation.

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materials. Students colored the wings of their butterflies, which they decorated with jewels, and used clothespins to form the bodies and faces. The volunteers encouraged each student to share their creation as a special gift for a loved one.

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Third-graders Genesis Yepez (left) and Allie Quigley (right) had fun connecting their paths.

Third-graders Nicholas Mingacci (left) and Yousef Zahran (right) created a path for their Ozobot to follow.

Abbey Lane Elementary School third graders in Lynn Dionisio’s class from the Levittown Public Schools were introduced to the basics of coding with Ozobots on April 10. Facilitated by Corie Cosgrove, district technology specialist, the students worked in small groups with the pocket-sized robots which have the ability to change color, follow student-made paths and change direction and speed based on color coding.

color codes based on different coding examples. The students watched in amazement as their bots changed direction and speed with the color variations they made in the path. Many students also collaborated with their fellow peers and put their paths together to see what the Ozobot would do. The interactive science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics lesson helped students build their 21st-century

Cosgrove walked students through how the Ozobot operates and then asked them to create their own black coding paths on paper using Ozobot markers. Students had to pay close attention to detail to make their paths the correct size. The third graders then watched their tiny robot follow the marker lines. Afterwards, Cosgrove instructed the students to get creative and add their own

Third-grader Naila Mahmood watched her Ozobot successfully follow her path.

learning skills through creative thinking, problem solving and more. With coding gaining in popularity, Cosgrove has been visiting elementary students throughout the Levittown Public Schools to showcase the Ozobots. “I think it was cool and I would definitely want to do it again,� said Abbey Lane third grader Rylee Barbe. Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

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Students go full STEAM ahead at teddy bear parade

Gardiners Avenue Elementary School kindergartners from the Levittown Public Schools proudly walked through the hallways with their classes during their annual Teddy Bear Parade on April 11. This was the third year that the kindergarten teachers decided to bring their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics lesson to life by incorporating teddy

bears. Leading up to the parade day, the kindergarten students were challenged to create a vehicle at home that could hold their teddy bear. They decorated their creations and wore matching STEAM T-shirts as they walked the hallways to showcase their designs to students and staff who cheered them on. Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

Kindergartners walked with their classes with their teddy bear vehicles trailing behind them.

Gardiners Avenue Elementary School kindergartners wore matching STEAM shirts during their Teddy Bear Parade.

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Kindergartner Mila Giachetti created a Disney Fantasia-inspired vehicle.

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Seniors from GC Tech’s electrical technology program received hats and other items from Klein Tools during National Signing Day.

More than 25 seniors from GC Tech’s automotive technology, electrical technology and construction management programs participated in National Signing Day.

Administrators, faculty, students and families gathered in the auditorium of Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center on May 8 to honor more than 25 seniors seeking to continue their technical education or pursue a career in residential wiring, HVAC or construction-related trades. Known as SkillsUSA and Klein Tools’ first National Signing Day, GC Tech was one of 300 schools from throughout the country to mark the occasion as thousands of U.S. seniors shared their post-graduation career plans. The event, similar to National Signing Day for high school student-athletes, wascreated to help close the skills gap and raise aware-

facilitate the special event. “All of you are so important to the future workforce,” said Ms. Cuomo. “Currently, many companies are finding such a shortage of skilled workers, also known as the skills gap that exists in our nation right now. All of you who are choosing to learn a skill are making advances to decrease that skills gap and making our communities stronger.” Seniors from GC Tech’s automotive technology, electrical technology and construction management programs were introduced one by one onto the stage as they shared their plans to continue to hone their skills and pursue different trades. Each student announced their future

ness of career options in the skilled trades. GC Tech, in the Levittown Public Schools, is a unique school program dedicated to teaching comprehensive career and technical skills. With a dedicated staff, the program offers a hands-on learning experience in a variety of skilled trades such as automotive technology, computer animation, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology and more. With the help of Klein Tools representatives, the school was one of only five schools throughout the country to have their ceremony streamed live on Klein Tools’ Facebook page. GC Tech’s SkillsUSA advisers Kristina Cuomo and Jennifer Pernick helped

Senior Thomas Benz (middle right) planned to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and was congratulated by Klein Tools representative John Bucci (left), GC Tech Assistant Director Sally Maya (middle left) and teacher Ray Ruiz (right).

intentions for employment, furthering their education or applying for an apprenticeship program and signed letters indicating their commitment to their futures. The students all received a Klein Tools T-shirt, hat, bag and pliers. Klein Tools representative John Bucci, GC Tech Assistant Director Sally Maya and each student’s GC Tech teacher congratulated them on the stage after they proudly signed. The district congratulates all the students who participated in the National Signing Day and thanks SkillsUSA and Klein Tools for putting together a wonderful event. Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

Senior Anthony Pugliese (middle right) committed to attend Farmingdale State College for construction management. Pictured with Klein Tools representative John Bucci (left), GC Tech Assistant Director Sally Maya (middle left) and teacher Joseph Ancona (right).

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County PENNYMAC CORP., Plaintiff against ISIDOROS STAMATINOS, et al Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered July 24, 2018, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the CCP Courtroom in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY, 11501 on June 4, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 32 Sleepy Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. Sec 45 Block 299 Lot 11. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $519,831.95 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 9906/10. Anthony Rattoballi, Esq., Referee STBN019 Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, NY 11590 MIT 5806 4X 05/03,10,17,24 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County 21st Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff AGAINST Shari Stalter, Brian Stalter, et al, Defendant(s). In pursuance and by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale in the amount of $520,835.60 plus interest and costs duly granted by this Court and entered in the Nassau County Clerk’s Office on the 25th day of June, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee, duly appointed in this action for such purpose, will expose for sale and sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder therefor at The Supreme Court of Nassau County, Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501, the 11th day of JUNE, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed in and by said judgment to be sold and

in said judgment described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Levittown, Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York and designated as Section 45 Block 373 Lot 27. Said premises known as 11 Beacon Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. Premises sold subject to provisions of the filed judgment and terms of sale. SUBJECT TO restrictions, covenants, etc. of record, prior lien(s), if any, and an easement, if any, contained in Deed recorded April 13, 2004 in Liber 11766 Page 298. Index No. 8830/13. CHARLES CASOLARO, ESQ., Referee Bradshaw Law Group P.C., Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 321 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10007 212-327-1524 MIT 5807 4X 05/10,17,24,31 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County of Nassau CITIBANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE OF NRZ PASS-THROUGH TRUST VI, Plaintiff AGAINST AVTAR SINGH, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated April 02, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on June 18, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 3 CRESCENT STREET, 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 New York, SECTION 12, BLOCK 168, LOT 30. Approximate amount of judgment $634,829.71 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 14750-13. PETER MENOUDAKOS, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100

Williamsville, NY 14221 MIT 5809 4X 05/17,24,31,06/07 NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE State of New York Supreme Court County of Nassau U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-EMX9, Plaintiff, vs. MONICA KHANNA A/K/A MONICA GUMASTE, DNYANESH GUMASTE A/K/A DNYANESH R. GUMASTE A/K/A DANNY GUMASTE, et al., Defendants PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on September 26, 2018, I, David Peirez, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on June 18, 2019 at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 87 East End Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801 SBL No.: 12-295-34 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 16-006640 in the amount of $640,735.17 plus interest and costs. Kathryn E. Assini, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 MIT 5810 4X 05/17,24,31,06/07 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P., Plaintiff against EILEEN WALSH, ET AL, et al Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of

Foreclosure and Sale entered April 10, 2019, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501 on June 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 11 Prince Street, Hicksville, NY 11801. Sec 46 Block 27 Lot 142. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $380,824.45 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 613478/2017. Cash will not be accepted at the sale. Fay Mattana, Esq., Referee 3000-000392 Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523 MIT 5811 4X 05/17,24,31,06/07 REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE Supreme Court County of Nassau THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14, Plaintiff – against – JEAN C. ST GILLES AKA JEAN GILLES AKA JEAN CLAUDE ST. GILLES, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 6, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501 on the 18th Day of June, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being at Levittown, Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Premises known as 46 Grape Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. (Section: 45, Block: 329, Lot: 18) Approximate amount of lien $528,689.87 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale.

Index No. 8742/16. Charles Casolaro, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: April 16, 2019 MIT 5812 4X 05/17,24,31,06/07 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County of Nassau HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200714, Plaintiff, vs. SUANNY JOO, GUI JOO A/K/A GRACE GUINAM PYUN A/K/A GRACE G. PYUN, et al., Defendants PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on September 21, 2018, I, Eun C. Thorsen, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on June 18, 2019 at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 9 Virginia Ave Plainview, NY 11803 SBL No.: 12-30-39, 40 and 41 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 15-001793 in the amount of $478,435.47 plus interest and costs. Todd Z. Marks, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072


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MIT 5813 4X 05/17,24,31,06/07 NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF BETHPAGE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK (MAY 21, 2019) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Budget Hearing of the qualified voters of the Bethpage Union Free School District, Nassau County, Bethpage, New York, will be held in the Little Theatre of Bethpage High School in said District, on May 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. prevailing time, for the purpose of discussing expenditures contained in the proposed budget for the ensuing school year 2019-2020. Copies of the budget document will be made available to District residents commencing April 30, 2019 upon request, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. prevailing time, in the office of the District Clerk located in the Superintendent’s Office of the Administration Building. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election of the Bethpage Union Free School District, County of Nassau, State of New York, qualified to vote at School Meetings in said District, will be held in the Main Gymnasium of the Bethpage Senior High School, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenues, Bethpage, New York in said District on May 21, 2019, for the purpose of voting by the qualified voters of the District, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (D.S.T.) on the following separate matters: 1. The estimated expenditures (school budget) for the ensuing school year 2019-2020 and authorizing the levy and collection of necessary taxes thereof. (Proposition 1) 2. Any other questions or propositions as to matters or expenditures or authority to levy taxes that may be presented for a vote under the Education Law. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the said vote and election to be conducted on May 21, 2019, three (3) members are to be elected to the Board of Education as follows: ONE (1) member is to be elected for a full three (3) year term to

fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of John Lonardo, which term expires June 30, 2019. ONE (1) member is to be elected for a full three (3) year term to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Christina Scelta which term expires June 30, 2019. ONE (1) member is to be elected for a full three (3) year term to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Marie Swierkowski which term expires June 30, 2019. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all nominating petitions of candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education, shall be filed with the Clerk of the District Not Later Than April 22, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (D.S.T.), whose office is located in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at the Administration Building. A separate petition, duly signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district, said number constituting 2% of the total number of voters who voted at the Annual Meeting of May 15, 2018, stating the residence of each signer, shall be required to nominate a candidate to each separate office. Petitions for school board members shall describe the specific vacancy on the Board of Education for which the candidate is nominated; said description shall include at least the length of the term of office and the name of the last incumbent, if any. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that each person entitled to vote must register. Registration dates, hours, and locations are as follows: WEEKDAYS, until May 16, 2019, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (D.S.T.) when school is in session in the Office of the District Clerk, located in the Administration Building, Cherry and Stewart Avenues, Bethpage, New York. SATURDAY, May 4, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (D.S.T.), in the Boardroom at the Administration Building, Cherry and Stewart Avenues, Bethpage, New York. The following persons shall be eligible to vote: All persons who shall have presented themselves personally for registration in accordance with

section two thousand fourteen of the Education Law and all persons who shall have been previously duly registered for any annual or special meeting or election, who are qualified to vote and who shall have voted at any annual or special meeting or election held or conducted during the four (4) calendar years prior to 2019 (i.e., 20152018). In addition, all persons who are registered to vote pursuant to the provision of section three hundred fifty-two of the Election Law of the State of New York shall be eligible to vote. All persons who registered at the Annual Meeting and Election held on May 15, 2018, will not be required to re-register for the purpose of voting on May 21, 2019. Persons whose names appear as eligible voters as of May 15, 2018 on the Voter Registration Books issued and maintained by the Nassau County Board of Elections, shall be eligible to vote at the Annual School District Meeting and Elections to be conducted on May 21, 2019. (Exception to the School District Registration requirement.) Any qualified voter of the District who is in doubt as to whether she/he is registered to vote at the May 21, 2019 Annual Meeting Vote and Election should contact the District Clerk of the Bethpage Union Free School District. The Board of Registration will meet during the election held in the District on May 21, 2019 at the place where the Annual Meeting and Election is held for the purpose of preparing a register for meetings and elections held subsequent to such Annual Meetings or Elections. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the register will be open for inspection by a qualified voter of the School District on May 16, 2019, up to and including the day of the election, May 21, 2019, Sunday excepted, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with the exception of Saturday, May 18, 2019, when the hours will be from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing school year 2019-2020 for school purposes (budget) and a statement of any expen-

diture and estimated tax levy for the ensuing year that may be required to fund the school budget appropriation at the above stated Annual Meeting shall be prepared and made available upon request to any district resident at the Office of the District Clerk, which is located in the Superintendent’s Office at the Administration Building, Cherry and Stewart Avenues, Bethpage, New York and the offices of the principals of all the schools in the District therein and at the Bethpage Public Library during the period of fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (D.S.T.), Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excepted. Administration Building Bethpage High School JFK Middle School Central Boulevard School Charles Campagne School Kramer Lane School Bethpage Public Library These documents will also be available on the district’s website at: http://www.bethpagecommunity.com PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 495, an exemption report detailing exemptions from real property taxation shall be available and appended to any tentative, preliminary or final budget. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that absentee ballots will be available for the election of School Board Members and the Budget Vote. Applications for absentee ballots are available in the Office of the District Clerk, which is located in the Superintendent’s Office at the Administration Building, Cherry and Stewart Avenues, Bethpage. To have an absentee ballot mailed to your home, a completed and signed application must be in the District Clerk’s Office no later than Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Application for an absentee ballot may be made in person from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on any school day and up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019. Applications can also be downloaded from the district’s website at: http://www.bethpagecommunity.com

The right to vote by absentee ballot will be subject to the approval of the Board of Registration. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the Office of the District Clerk commencing with the issuance of the first absentee ballot and on each of the five days prior to the day of the election (except Sunday), between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and on Saturday, May 18, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The list will also be available at the polling place on May 21, 2019. Absentee ballots will be accepted in the Office of the District Clerk of the school district no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2019. Any ballot received after that time will not be counted. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any propositions or questions to be placed upon the voting machines shall be submitted in writing by petition subscribed by at least 44 qualified voters of the District and filed in the office of the District Clerk at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting, except for petitions relating to a proposition which must be included in the notice of the annual meeting. Petitions relating to a proposition which must be included in the notice of the annual meeting must be submitted sixty (60) days in advance of the annual meeting. Any proposition may be rejected by the Trustees or Board of Education if the purpose of the proposition is not within the power of the voters, or where the expenditure of monies is required by the proposition, if the proposition fails to include the necessary specific appropriation. QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING: 1. A person shall be a citizen of the United States. 2. Eighteen or more years of age. 3. A resident of the District for a period of thirty days or more next preceding the election at which he or she offers to vote. 4. Must be registered to vote. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the vote on all Continued on page 22

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from page 21 propositions and the election of candidates of the aforesaid Annual Meeting Vote and Elections on May 21, 2019 will be conducted by ballot on voting machines. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BETHPAGE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT ELENA BECKER District Clerk Administration Building Cherry and Stewart Avenues Bethpage, New York 11714 BN 7372 04/05, 04/19, 05/03, 05/17 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PRO STRIPING LLC. Filed 3/28/2019 Office: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 339 Hicksville Rd. #943 Bethpage, NY 11714 Purpose: General BN 7380 6X 04/12,19,26,05/03,10,17 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DEVOE 277 LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of state of New York SSNY on February 13, 2013. Office located in Nassau county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7381 6X 04/12,19,26,05/03,10,17 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RICHARDSON 1A LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of state of New York SSNY on November 28, 2016. Office located in Nassau county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7382 6X 04/12,19,26,05/03,10,17 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RICHARDSON 2A LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of state of New York SSNY on November 28, 2016. Office located in Continued on page 23

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX NO. 608152/2017 Plaintiff designates NASSAU as the place of trial situs of the real property

any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. ___________________________________________________________ To the above-named Defendants

SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 15 NORTH BUTE HORN STREET BETHPAGE, NY 11714 Section: 46 Block: 264 Lot: 12 BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MICHELINA MIGNONE, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL MIGNONE; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NICHOLAS MIGNONE, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL MIGNONE AND HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; THOMAS MIGNONE, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL MIGNONE AND HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; JOHN TEDESCO JR., HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; MICHAEL TEDESCO, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; LOUIS W. MIGNONE, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; KATHLEEN MIGNONE, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; JOSEPH MAZIARZ, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; GARY MAZIARZ, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; VENUS MAZIARZ, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; DAVID MAZIARZ, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; JEFFREY BYRNES, HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LOUIS J. MIGNONE; BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, "JOHN DOE #1" through "JOHN DOE #12," the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $250,000.00 and interest, recorded on November 29, 1988, at Liber 12904 Page 719, of the Public Records of NASSAU County, New York, covering premises known as 15 NORTH BUTE HORN STREET BETHPAGE, NY 11714. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NASSAU County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: Julia Krukowski, Esq. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 BN 7389 4X 5/3, 10, 17, 24


Continued from page 22 Nassau county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7383 6X 04/12,19,26,05/03,10,17 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RICHARDSON 2B LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of state of New York SSNY on November 29, 2016. Office located in Nassau county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7384 6X 04/12,19,26,05/03,10,17 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County USBANK CUST / EMP V, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCIS CAMERLENGO, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on October 9, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on June 11, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 6 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, 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 46, Block 5 and Lot 75. Approximate amount of judgment is $11,223.74 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 4021/16. Francis Moroney, Esq., Referee Attorneys for Plaintiff Bronster, LLP,

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BN 7390 4X 05/10,17,24,31 LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR RFP Bethpage Union Free School District Bethpage, New York 11714 RFP #009-1920 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SCHOOL MEDICAL PHYSICIAN SERVICES FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education of the Bethpage Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay, Bethpage, New York. RFP #009-1920 for School Medical Physician Services will be received until Wednesday, June 11th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Administration Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York. Proposals will not be read aloud. The initial term of the RFP will be from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020. The RFP may be extended for up to three (3) additional one (1) year periods at the District’s discretion. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals which in its discretion are not in the best interest of the school district, and to waive any informality as to non-material errors or omissions in the submissions. Specifications are available for pick-up on any weekday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Business Office located in the Administrative Building, 10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, New York.

Third-graders at Central Boulevard Elementary School created “Milo” rovers during a STEM lab lesson on April 11.

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Students utilized the application WeDo 2.0 on an iPad in the Central Boulevard Elementary to control their “Milo” Mars rovers. Third-graders at the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Central Boulevard Elementary School utilized resources in the STEM lab to create Mars rovers named “Milo.” Milo is a robot constructed from Legos and programmed through the WeDo 2.0 application. Students worked with partners to build their Milos then programmed them on an iPad to be controlled via Bluetooth capability. Each pair controlled their robots in an

attempt to pull a Lego flower. On the following day, two groups combined their rovers to double the strength and create an easier pull. Additionally, using two Milo rovers allowed for turning and moving that was unavailable with just one. The lesson incorporated technology and engineering while adding the fun of how scientists and astronauts use rovers in outer space. Photos courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District

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