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Vol. 78, No. 49


Murder, mystery and dinner at local shows



Animal shelter. Nassau County councilwoman, Michele Johnson, who attended the press conference, stressed that people need to understand the importance of pet ownership before signing the adoption papers. “I’m so happy that these animals will be adopted, but people need to understand that they will become part of their homes and families, not just a Christmas pres-

Who doesn’t like a little murder mystery theatre during their dining experience. That is exactly what a Levittown based business, called the Killing Kompany, provides to people in a variety of locations. Jon Avner, a registered SAG actor, started the business in 1993 at his Levittown home, after people began contacting him looking for murder mystery themed shows. “I’d had experience working in a show called ‘Murder on Broadway ‘ at Sardi’s in the late 1980’s, when I had my actors equity card,” said Avner. “After that people began contacting me to do these types of shows for fun.” He held his first show at a fundraiser in Akron, Ohio in 1993, at the request of a friend of the actress, Connie Britton. “I ended up putting together a show for Connie’s mother and her friends, and things kind of took off from there.” After that he began soliciting various venues to hold the shows and enlisted cast members from the Actors Studio to perform in them. The shows are held in both public and private locations including area restaurants such as Palmer’s American Grill in Farmingdale, and Riccardo’s By The Bridge in Astoria, Queens. Avner said that a typical show is held around a three or four course meal, with a crime taking place and police being called to the crime scene to solve the mystery. Dramatic background music is played during each scene and select audience members are encouraged to give their input on who they think committed the murders. “I like to think of it as a mix of stage performances with interactive improv,” said Avner. “Audience members also get their fifteen seconds of fame as they can mingle with and interact with the actors.” By the time coffee and dessert has arrived, all of the crimes and murders have taken place. An evidence table is setup in the room to view any weapons that may have been used and audience members put together a ballot

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Bruce Lev, Founder of Town of Oyster Bay Chabad, Rabbi Lipszyc, Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Oyster Bay Town Councilman Lou Imbroto at their annual Chanukah Spectacular which took place at the Plainview Shopping Centre. The event featured entertainment, activities for kids, pizza, traditional latkes and Chanukah donuts.

Bring home a new friend for the holidays BY GARY SIMEONE

A group of lovable animals at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Animal Shelter would make a wonderful gift for any family during the holidays. Last Tuesday, the Town announced that they would waive adoption fees for cats during the month of December in spirit of the holiday season. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, Joseph Saladino, who attended the press conference, said that the

Town was doing all it could to make it easier to adopt a pet for your family. “When you adopt a pet you’re adding a family member,” said Saladino. “They can be one of the best companions for your family.” As part of the waived fees, all of the necessary services for adoption, including vaccinations, spaying, neutering and micro-chipping will be covered. Normally it would cost $84.00 to adopt a pet at the

Students write to American heroes PAGE 13 Achievements spotlighted by board PAGE 6

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Parents arrested for child endangerment

Hospital employees, cops injured in scuffle Nassau County Police arrested an Amityville man on November 28th for allegedly becoming violent and injuring employees of St. Joseph's Hospital in Bethpage. According to detectives, Lonnie Pernell, 22, of Amityville, was receiving medical attention when he became violent and pushed a Saint Joseph’s employee to the ground. The female victim, 50, suffered injuries to her face and hand. A second employee was coming to aid the female victim and was allegedly tackled by Pernell. The male employee, 36, suffered a broken hand and injuries to his back, ribs and left knee. Police say Pernell then left the

building and entered a construction site adjacent to the hospital. He allegedly then entered a construction vehicle that was left idling, proceeded to leave the area and struck another truck on the property. A construction employee and police attempted to remove Pernell from the vehicle. After being removed from the vehicle, police say Pernell struggled and kicked the officer and a police AMT. He was then was subdued and placed under arrest. Police say the officer and the police AMT both suffered knee injuries. Pernell was charged with four counts of assault, grand larceny, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

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Nassau County Police arrested a Levittown couple for child endangerment on December 3rd after the mother of the child overdosed on heroin. According to Second Squad detectives, patrol officers responded to the couple's home for an unresponsive female who was suffering from a possible overdose of heroin. Brian Altman, 34, was attempting to revive the woman when officers arrived. Officers administered Narcan and began CPR.  Cynthia Kyro, 28, regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital. After an investigation it was determined that both parents had their four year old child in the room with drug paraphernalia, drug residue and an exposed needle. Both were arrested without further incident. The child was left in the custody of a family member. Cynthia Kyro and Brian Altman are both being charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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LCAC to host Drug Take Back Day

It’s time to clean out the medicine chest and dispose of unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Levittown Community Action Coalition (LCAC) has rescheduled their Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, December 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wisdom Lane Middle School, 120 Center Lane, Levittown. The program is anonymous and the coalition is asking that all personal information be removed from the label to ensure privacy. Liquid medications will not be accepted at this event; however, acceptable medications can be anonymously dropped off anytime at all Nassau County Police Precincts.

If you cannot make Saturday’s event, residents can drop off drugs at the 2nd Precinct South Policing Center at 299 Hicksville Road in Bethpage. Syringes will be accepted through a partnership with The Community Action for Social Justice. The Levittown Community Action Coalition was established in 2017. Its goal is to create a safe, healthy and secure community for children and adults within the Levittown/Island Trees communities. For additional information or for details about our next LCAC meeting, please contact Coalition Chair Corinne Alba at lcac@ or 799-0313, x 122.

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The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that the Workforce Development Board has secured a $125,000 grant through the New York State Department of Labor to assist dislocated workers with job training in a new field. Dislocated workers are individuals who are unemployed and have lost their job through no fault of their own, or who have received a layoff notice and are unlikely to return to their previous occupation. “Although the Town of Oyster Bay’s unemployment rate is at a low of 4%, we are proud to offer this job training program to those who have lost their jobs and are looking to reenter the workforce,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “This grant will help dislocated workers train for employment in a new field, and give many residents an opportunity to land on their feet when they need it the

most.” The job training program for dislocated workers will focus on the employment opportunities in the following fields that have proven to be in-demand occupational areas that have demonstrated growth in our region: health care; construction (building maintenance, electrical training, and plumbing); transportation; and installation/ maintenance/repair in the HVAC industry.  Training will be provided by vocational schools.  The Workforce Development Board will also assist with supportive services and job placement assistance in conjunction with the vocational schools. For more information on the program or the Workforce Development Board, please contact the Massapequa Career Center at (516) 797-4560 or

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Rotary Club collects winter coats for disadvantaged

The Rotary Club of Hicksville South with town officials. The Rotary Club of Hicksville South was recently honored by Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino for collecting winter coats for disadvantaged residents. As the cold weather and the winter season approaches, many

adults and children find themselves in need of warm clothing, especially coats. Supervisor Saladino commended the Hicksville South Rotary Club for their efforts and ongoing commitment in helping to better the community.

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Levittown kindergartners dive into weather Levittown’s Lee Road Elementary School kindergartners in Rochelle Cascio’s class visited the Outdoor Learning Center at the Levittown Memorial Education Center on Nov. 27 to further their knowledge on weather. Kindergarten students from each of the six elementary schools in the Levittown Public Schools have been visiting the Outdoor Learning Center during this time of year as part of their science curriculum. Facilitated by Outdoor Learning Center teacher Jessica Mills, the class explored the five senses in correlation to the weather outside and learned how to use various weather tools. Each students received a weather packet where they practiced their writing skills and wrote about the five senses, including how the weather outside made them feel. Mills explained to the class the purpose of a thermometer and how to read it. Each student read their own

thermometer at their tables and recorded their results. The class also learned about a barometer which measures atmospheric pressure. Students put on their winter coats, hats and gloves as they ventured into the courtyard of the Outdoor Learning Center to further explore the space and the weather. Mills showed students how to read a rain gauge and how a weather vane works. The class also walked through the greenhouse where Mills spoke about the different fruits and vegetables grown during the year. Before going back into the classroom, the students visited the pond in the courtyard and pointed out the fish as they searched for frogs. Kindergartners from Northside Elementary School and Summit Lane Elementary School will be visiting the Outdoor Learning Center in the coming weeks.

Lee Road kindergartners Michael Tierney (left) and Madeline Barea worked together to read the thermometer.

Kindergartners Mia Andruzzi, Keira Duryea, Annabella Fahey and Emily Dummond enjoyed walking around the courtyard together. Kindergartner Preston Vaz with his thermometer.

Outdoor Learning Center teacher Jessica Mills (right) showed kindergartner Isabella Johnson the rain gauge.

Outdoor Learning Center teacher Jessica Mills taught students about weather vanes. Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

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Many elected officials, community activists and artists are speaking out against Optimum Cable for not carrying Ovation TV. "We pay a lot of money for Optimum. We are asking you to please consider the Ovation Network for the value they bring to our communities” - NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) “Art is not about money. It’s about inspiring. Artists should have the opportunity to inspire as many people as possible. The fact that Optimum Cable doesn’t carry the arts network Ovation TV to some of the most diverse arts communities like the Bronx, Brooklyn and Long Island sends the wrong message" - Steve Cas, Illustrator, Brooklyn NY “I use my art form to help homeless children and Ovation lets me tell my story on their channel" - 8 year-old Miracle Robinson, Designer, Bronx NY “Art is a form of healing I want to lift those people up when they're feeling down. I need to know why Optimum is not playing this right in my hometown. I'm here to save others on a bigger scale, this is not about popularity. My voice needs to be heard, their paintings need to make you see bigger. So, what I'm saying is Optimum needs to open their eyes and see the bigger picture” - Kim “Good Look” Seabrook, Poet, Bronx NY “It is truly an injustice that the only ones who don’t have an opportunity to see these diverse and talented Bronx, Brooklyn and Long Island artists featured on Ovation TV, are the Optimum customers in these communities. Plus, they provide much needed support to our local art organizations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and valuable educational resources to our New York City schools” - Bertha Lewis, President of the Black Institute "I'm here to tell Optimum to get it right, and provide access to the arts to people from all communities and walks of life" - NYC Councilmember Donovan Richards (D-Queens)

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Student spotlight shines bright at board meeting  The Bethpage Union Free School District Board of Education meeting on Nov. 27 was a time to recognize and honor the exceptional accomplishments being achieved by students from Bethpage High School. Introduced by Principal Nicholas Jantz, several students took seats in front of the board of education to speak about their honors. They had the opportunity to explain how their education at Bethpage helped them reach success and how each milestone is helping to shape their future.

Among those recognized by the board for outstanding achievements were National Kids Philosophy Slam Essay Competition winners Erica Marciante, Valenni Passaro and Adina Rahman; Congress of Future Medical Leaders New York Representative Rahul Busri; NYSSMA All-State selections Will Katarzis, Soham Maiti, Nick Timoshenko and AJ Vita; Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist Michelle Zheng and Miss Long Island Teen 2019 Geanna Koulouris. Additionally, Soham Maiti represented himself and Stacey Kappel as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

Bethpage High School senior Michelle Zheng spoke to the board of education on Nov. 27 during a night of recognition for student accomplishments.

Bethpage High School students were honored for extraordinary accomplishments throughout the past few months during the board of education meeting on Nov. 27.

Bethpage High School students sat in front of the board of education on Nov. 27 during a night of recognition for recent awards and accomplishments.


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Bethpage High School students were given the opportunity to explain their recent accolades to the board of education during a meeting on Nov. 27. Photos courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District.

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The Division Avenue High School Chamber Choir Members of the Division Avenue High School Chamber Choir performed at the Long Island Festival of Trees under the direction of music teacher Alison Sellars on Nov. 25. The event

Bethpage High School junior Alexander Dupree was awarded the Student of the Quarter designation for the first quarter of the Veterinarian Science program at Barry Tech by BOCES teacher Terry Kaplan.

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Bethpage High School junior Alexander Dupree has turned his love for animals into a potential career at the beginning of this school year. He enrolled in the BOCES Veterinarian Science program at Barry Tech, where he was recently named Student of the Quarter. Alexander earned this honor as an acknowledgement of being the top student in the class in terms of participation, grades and excellence. The Veterinarian Science program’s cur-

riculum is dedicated to building upon the connections between animal health and well-being as well as environmental and ecosystem health. Students such as Alexander have been able to get a head start on a possible and exciting career path. “The course gives myself and other students hands-on experience,” said Alexander. “We get to run our own veterinarian clinic every Tuesday that assists us in gaining real-life experience while still being students.”

Town pool vandalized Nassau County Police are seeking information about vandalism that took place at Slate Lane Pool, located at 105 Slate Lane in Levittown, between Wednesday, November 21st and Friday,November 30th. According to police, an unknown person or persons caused damage to the men's bathroom floor, the women's

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was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City and benefited the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.

Town announces winter recreational programs As the days get shorter and the winter season approaches, the Town of Oyster Bay invites residents to take part in Co-Ed Recreational Programs for badminton, basketball and volleyball which will all be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic beginning in early January. Registration for these programs will be open throughout the month of December at the Athletic Center, which is located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville. “These recreational programs are a great way to have fun and stay active throughout the cold and dreary months of the winter season,” said Town Councilman Louis Imbroto.  “All of these recreational programs are open to residents ages 18 and older, and serve as a great opportunity to make new friends and stay in shape during the winter doldrums.” The Co-Ed Badminton program will feature three sessions available for registrants to choose from: Tuesdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 8:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.   The Badminton program is 12-weeks long and costs $75

for residents and $100 for non-residents. The Co-Ed Basketball program will feature three sessions available to choose from: Thursdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  The Basketball program is also 12-weeks long and costs $25 for residents and $40 for non-residents. The Co-Ed Volleyball program will begin in early January and will be split into two different divisions: competitive and novice. Competitive sessions will be held on Mondays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Sessions for the novice division will take place on Mondays from 10:30 p.m. to Midnight, Wednesdays from 10:30 p.m. to Midnight, and Sundays 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.  The volleyball program is 12-weeks long, and costs residents $75 and $100 for non-residents. Proof of residency is required for the resident discount.  For further information, please contact the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center at (516) 733-8418 or visit www.oysterbaytown. com.

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Bethpage schools grow healthy decisions During Red Ribbon Week, John F. Kennedy Middle School and Bethpage High School students visited all three elementary schools to educate the younger students on how to make healthy decisions. During JFK students’ visit to Kramer Lane on Wednesday and high school SADD members’ trips to Charles Campagne and Central Boulevard elementary schools on Thursday and Friday, respectively, the peer educators led visual presentations to spark conversations on how to maintain healthy habits. Following the presentation, the

elementary school students were tasked with choosing a phrase or word that demonstrates a healthy habit and then writing it down on a paper leaf which they colored in. The leaves were later placed on a paper tree to display all the behaviors that can support a wholesome lifestyle. The district thanks the middle school and high school students for taking the time to educate the elementary school students.

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Bethpage High School students visited Charles Campagne Elementary School on October 25th to educate fourth and fifth graders on healthy decisions during a Red Ribbon Week activity.

Fifth graders Dylan Przysowa (left) and Nicholas Trarache (right) of Charles Campagne Elementary School displayed their healthy decision leaves during a Red Ribbon Week activity on October 25th.

Charles Campagne Elementary School students Braeden Gorman (left), Avery Wheeler (middle), and Madeline Tolchinsky (right) took part in a Red Ribbon Week activity on October 25th led by students from Bethpage High School.

Hicksville Pre-K Program lottery opens The Hicksville Public School District offers its own Pre-Kindergarten Program. Enrollment is limited and acceptance into the program is lottery-based requiring completion of an application. The District PreKindergarten Program is housed at Burns Avenue, Dutch Lane and Woodland elementary schools. To be eligible for the 2019-2020 PreKindergarten Program, children must turn four on or before Dec. 1, 2019. The pre-kindergarten calendar follows Hicksville’s school calendar. Each a.m.

and p.m. session runs two and a half hours in length with a maximum enrollment of 18 children. Time preference will be considered, but not guaranteed. Transportation is not provided. Applications can be obtained from the district’s website,, at the Hicksville Public Library, and at all seven district elementary schools. Applications must be returned in person or mailed to the attention of: Ms. Susan Guiliano, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and

Assessments, 200 Division Avenue, Hicksville, New York 11801 Attn: Pre-Kindergarten Lottery To be included in the lottery, applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10. The lottery will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building. Applicants are welcome to attend the drawing in person. Following the lottery, families will be notified of the results. Additional information regarding

the District Pre-Kindergarten Program will be provided at an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, located at 200 Division Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801. Parents who are interested in learning about the Pre-Kindergarten Program are invited to attend. Students who are not selected for the lottery will be placed on a wait list. The lottery-based Pre-Kindergarten Program is contingent upon passage of the school district budget.

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Favorite Places to Spend the Christmas Holiday BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM I have so many fond memories of Christmases past, spent in charming, festive places that capture the magic and spirit of the season, and most importantly, bring our family together with experiences we share. My criteria for great destination places to spend the winter holidays starts with charm, offers plenty to do indoors as well as outdoors that interests everyone in the family, is walkable to get around or at least offers great public transportation, perhaps even a cutesy trolley or something that is fun. Has great decorations, has a festive feel, and most important, doesn’t shut down and close up for the holidays. Christmas in the Capital Washington DC certainly fits this bill – you can spend all your time just on the National Mall, visiting iconic museums like the National Air & Space Museum (a major favorite for families, great café also)), the relatively new Museum of the American Indian, the even newer Smithsonian National Museum of African American History &  Culture, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, the National Portrait Gallery, National Archives, and just across the avenue is the gorgeous National Gallery of Art

The Great Hall of The Breakers, decked out for the holidays, part of Christmas at the Newport Mansions and festivities that take over the City-by-the-Sea, Newport, RI. Sculpture Garden ice skating rink and charming café (also skating at The Wharf, Georgetown, and Capitol Riverfront). Go further afield to the Spy Museum and if the weather permits, the National Zoo (easy access by Metro). Best way to take in the Capital city’s holiday lights is with these free offerings: Tour America’s

historic train stations in miniature at Seasons Greenings: All Aboard! at the U.S. Botanic Gardens (thru Jan. 2); Smithsonian National Zoo dazzles with more than 500,000 LED lights, snowless tubing and more at ZooLights, 5-9 pm thru Jan.1, (closed Dec. 24, 25, 31); take in National Christmas tree in President’s Park on the Ellipse is attended by 56


decorated state and territory trees and Santa’s Workshop and enjoy nightly musical performances thru Dec. 31. Also memorable: George Washington’s Mount Vernon celebrates the season with Colonial dancing, chocolate-making and See page D2

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Favorite Places to Spend the Christmas Holiday Continued from page D1

caroling, Nov. 23-Dec. 31; candlelit tours run Nov. 23, 24, 30; Dec. 1, 7, 8, 16.There are Holiday in the Park thrills at Six Flags America with lights, rides and s’mores: Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-23, 26-31 Among the holiday performances underway: National Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 20-23); at Warner Theatre, the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker recasts the classic in the Lincoln White House (Nov. 29-Dec. 28); and Richly Dressed, A Christmas Carol (Nov. 15-Dec. 30) at Ford’s Theatre. Find inspiration for memorable getaways on Destination DC’s holiday landing page on, and its Instagram and Facebook channels, including festive hotel packages, menus, holiday lights, ice skating rinks, gift markets, can’t-miss exhibitions and events across the city’s welcoming neighborhoods. Help with planning is available from a DC travel expert weekdays 8:30 am-5 pm, 800-422-8644.  To really get into the spirit, stay at the elegant and historic Willard InterContinental (it’s a stone’s throw from the White House and was where Abraham Lincoln stayed before his inauguration) which transforms into a holiday-inspired wonderland, a beloved tradition that both locals and visitors have come to anticipate each year, with its display of yuletide trimmings, musical fanfare and epicurean delights thru January 1. The centerpiece is the treasured Christmas tree, boasting decades of sentiment on each carefully curated branch. The Willard is the only hotel in Washington to feature the White House Ornament Collection, an initiative founded by the White House Historical Association in 1981: each ornament honors a different U.S. President or special White House event. This year honors Harry S. Truman, 33rd president, and the three significant changes made during his administration – one to the Presidential Seal and two to the White House itselfAnother iconic facet of the hotel’s décor is their picturesque gingerbread display  in the lobby that pays tribute to an iconic landmark in and around D.C.  This year’s display pays homage to Ronald Reagan Washington National  Airport and with a magnificent replica that will include all terminals, lighted runways, a control tower and even parts of the Washington Metro.  Turn your visit into a complete resort stay at the Gaylord National Resort which has its Christmas on the Potomac festival that is not to be missed (whether or not you stay), that includes ICE! where you walk

through a winter wonderland carved from over 2 million pounds of ice, this year telling the holiday tale of A Charlie Brown Christmas www. (

respite in a quaint New England coastal town. White lights illuminate homes, shops, restaurants and the bustling wharves in a ritual meant to represent candlelight from days gone by, when families would wait for their loved ones to return home from their seafaring adventures. Holiday events are tailored

Busch Gardens Colonial Williamsburg decorated for the holidays.

A resort stay: Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington DC offers a spectacular Christmas on the Potomac festival including ICE! where you get to go down an ice slide kept frozen at 9 degrees © 2016 Karen Rubin/ Christmas in Newport Newport, Rhode Island is always enchanting, but never more so than at the winter holidays, when, it seems, the entire town is one big festival. There’s a palpable elation throughout the City-by-the Sea during Christmas in Newport, a month-long celebration toasting simple traditions of the holiday season. For nearly 50 years, this event has made for an extraordinary holiday

to entertain every age, including tree lightings, Polar Express train rides, historical tours, shopping strolls, concerts and dances like the Newport Nutcracker, Island Moving Company’s rendition of the classic holiday ballet, Victorian-era Christmas festivities, culinary fêtes, arts and cultural celebrations and more. (Where else but Newport can you gaze at a 16-foot working gingerbread lighthouse?) (See, 800-326-6030, for trip planning help.) Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with newly imagined holiday decor thru Jan. 1. The three houses offer a total of 25 large decorated Christmas trees, plus additional smaller potted trees and topiaries. Windows in each mansion are lit with individual white candles. New this year, professional event designers will create contemporary holiday tablescapes in the dining rooms at Marble House and The Elms, and in the Breakfast Room of The Breakers, to provide inspiration and ideas to visitors for ways they can decorate their own holiday tables. Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions recreate the ambience of an evening soirée during the Gilded Age: at The Breakers are Saturdays, December 1, 8, 22 and 29, 6-8 p.m; On December 15, guests can visit both The Elms and Marble House for the price of one, 6-9 p.m. ($35 in advance, $45 day-of the event. Children 6-17 are admitted for $10 in advance, $15 day-of. Children under the age of 6 free. More information and  tickets are available online  or call (401) 847-1000. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House open daily for tours, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, through Jan. 1. Rosecliff will also be open in December, with a new exhibition,  Bill Cunningham: Facades, featuring photographs by the late  New York Times  photographer. A Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to up to 4 houses can be purchased for $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-17. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free. Individual house tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased online  or at each property.  (Program information at There are any number of marvelous hotels and inns to accommodate. We loved our holiday stay at The Vanderbilt, a historic boutique hotel a short walk (and what a rooftop view) to Newport’s delightful waterfront, which makes you feel like a Vanderbilt. In fact, it was originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, third son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt, who died heroically in the sinking of the Lusitania. The 1909 mansion has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning luxury hotel in Rhode Island. The Vanderbilt offers 33 rooms and luxury suites, a lavish spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and a signature restaurant, The Vanderbilt Grill. A Grace Hotel, it is now part of


the Auberge Resort Collection (www. More Favorite Places for the Winter Holidays Manchester, Vermont, a delightful New England village, hosts six weeks of holiday merriment, across the Manchester and the Mountains Region (a whole village of outlet shops, too!). There are tours of decorated inns, pub crawls with local  restaurants offering special pairings, a  Lighted Tractor Parade, and the Elf Express Train ride. A highlight of any visit to Manchester is a tour Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s estate, festooned in Victorian finery, just as it might have been when they stayed for the holidays so many years ago. Take the self-guided tour; throughout December, talented musicians play Mary Lincoln’s Steinway and the vintage Aeolian organ ( (Trip planning help at visitmanchestervt. com/merriment). One of our favorite places to stay for the holidays in Manchester is the historic  Equinox, where Mary Todd Lincoln would spend summers. The Equinox has since become a fourseason luxury resort with every imaginable amenity including worldclass spa, indoor pool, Orvis fly fishing school, a falconry school, Range Rover driving school. Besides outlet shopping and historic sites such as  Hildene, the Equinox is also a short drive to superb downhill skiing at Stratton, Bromley and Magic Mountain (www., 800-362-4747). Woodstock, Vermont  is the quintessential New England village,

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One of the light art installations that decorate San Francisco for the holidays, “Photosynthesis Love for all Seasons” by Ralsy Sabater. oozing charm and its centerpiece is the historic Woodstock Inn. An AAA Four Diamond resort, it is decked out in holiday finery and activities galore (Tubbs Snowshoe Adventure Center, cross-country skiing, luxurious spa and indoor recreation center with tennis,

visits to the fascinating Billings Farm & Museum, downhill skiing at the resort’s own Suicide Six ski hill, with Killington just 25 minutes away and Okemo 40 minutes away. Founded by the Rockefellers, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The

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20 ways to have a “Freylech” Hanukkah BY MARJORIE GOTTLIEB WOLFE *”freylech” means “happy,” “cheerful,” or “upbeat” in Yiddish. Hanukkah began on December 2. According to Carol Bell Ford (“Nice Jewish Girls Growing Up in Brownsville”), “Chanukah was not yet competing with Christmas. It was celebrated modestly. I remember receiving Chanukah gelt, usually fifty cents, but sometimes a silver dollar, from my father. ‘Here’s a shekel,’ he would say…” Shown below are 20 ways to enjoy the holiday: 1. Make a list of all the acceptable spellings for Hanukkah. Ex. Hanuka, Chanuka, Channuka, etc. 2. Buy the children a bag of milk chocolate Hanukkah coins. (Note: The custom of giving Hanukkah gelt can be traced to 18th century Eastern Europe, and maybe earlier. For many, gelt was traditionally distributed on the 5th night, and many sources claim it rewarded children for studying Torah.)

3. Buy a sweater inscribed, “Donald Trump Makes Hanukah Great Again.” 4. Sing Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song: Put on your yarmulke, Here comes Hanukkah! So much funukah, To celebrate Hanukkah! Hanukkah is the festival of lights. Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights. 5. Share Molly Katz’s comments about gift-wrapping papers in “Jewish As A Second Language”: “Gifts are opened carefully, using a pencil to lift the tape so the paper can be saved… It’s a crime to throw away such lovely paper.” 6. Never re-gift a present using an A & S (Abraham & Strauss) box! They’ve been out of business since 1995. 7. Take the Annual Christmas Day Jewish Lower East Side Tour with the Big Onion Walking Tours. 8. According to Mary Cella, the following subjects are NOT safe to dis-

cuss at the holiday meal table: climate change, TV shows like “This Is Us,” and “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Tim Herrera says that we should AVOID bragging about our net worth and our salary. “It’s rude to ask your friends about their rent, even if it helps put your budget in perspective,” says Herrera. 9. Read the children Stephen Kerensky’s book, “Hanukkah at Valley Forge.” (The author reminds us that it’s a mitzvah not only to light a Hanukkah menorah, but to place it where others can see it.) 10. Buy Chanukah Fortune Cookies, with authentic Jewish folk sayings and witticisms: Ex. “May your pastrami never have mayonnaise on it.” “Please. You got the best fortune in the box, so stop kvetching.” 11. Read the children Ellis Weiner’s book, “Yiddish with Dick and Jane.” Check the glossary of Yiddish words. Pg. 92 - “latkes” (LOT-kiss) - Potato pancakes. It’s possible that Betty knows that Jane is lying, because you don’t

bake latkes in the oven. You cook them in oil in a skillet. It makes you wonder: Does Betty know how to make latkes?” 12. Watch the movie, “ A Rugrats Chanukah.” Listen to Angelica say, “Chanukah is that special time of year between Christmas and MISGIVING when all the bestest holiday shows are on TV.” 13. Buy the book, “Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah” by Sharon Duke Estrous. (The author suggests that you take your kids to the toy store, See page D6

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Taking Your Benefits at Age 62 BY TOM MARGENAU

Q: In a recent column, you said that most people retiring today are waiting until 70 to start their Social Security. But I read an article in USA Today quoting Social Security Administration statistics stating the majority of retirees take their Social Security at 62. Where did you get your information? A: Yes, you are right and so is USA Today. What I meant to say in that column is that based on the emails I get, it seems to me that most people are waiting until 70. The vast majority of people who email me are asking questions about maximizing their Social Security benefits and that usually involves waiting until age 70 to claim the extra 32 percent in “delayed retirement credits” that are added to a person’s monthly Social Security check. So based on all those emails, I assumed the majority of seniors were doing the same. Obviously, I was wrong. And I wonder why I am hearing from the age 70 start-date group and not the age 62 start-date group. I’m guessing that those large numbers of people who start their Social Security at 62 don’t have many questions because their Social Security eligibility isn’t too complicated. On the other hand, readers who are into this maximizing business have all kinds of questions because the rules (which I’ve discussed hundreds of times in this column) can get a little complicated. Having said all that, I do occasionally hear from people planning to take their benefits at age 62 and the rest of today’s column will highlight their questions. Q: I turned 62 on Sept. 15 and filed for my Social Security then. I just got my first check on Nov. 21. I know my Social Security checks are one month behind, so that was my October payment. But what happened to my September check? A: You aren’t due a payment for September. Here is why. Back in the 1980s, a conservative Congress was looking for ways to trim government spending. One of the ideas they came up with was a law that says you have to be 62 for an entire month before you can get your first Social Security check. Because you were not age 62 for the entire month of September, you can’t get a check for that month. Q: I plan to start my Social Security benefits at age 62. Will that decision affect my wife’s eventual widow’s benefit? A: Yes, it will. The reduction you take in your retirement benefits will carry over to any widow’s benefits payable to your wife -- with a bit of a twist. At age 62, you are going to get 75 percent of your full Social Security benefit. Let’s say your wife is over age 66 when you

die. (It’s too messy to try to explain the reduction factors for a widow who is under age 66.) There is a law that says a widow over age 66 cannot get less than 82.5 percent of your full benefit. So she’ll actually get a 7.5 percent bump in benefits when you die. If you wait until you are 66 to claim your benefits, you would get your full (100 percent) benefit rate. And your wife would also get that 100 percent rate after you die. If you wait until age 70 to apply for Social Security, you would get a 132 percent rate, and so would your widow. Q: I’m still working full time. I make about $80,000 per year. But I plan to start my Social Security at 62. Is that a good idea? A: It’s not a good or bad idea. It’s a non-starting idea. If you are still working full time and are under age 66, you are not due any Social Security benefits. Only once you stop working, or start working part time and making around $18,000 per year or less, or turn age 66, whichever comes first, should you consider filing for Social Security benefits. Q: I will take my small Social Security check at 62 next year. My husband, who is two years younger than me and has a much higher Social Security benefit, plans to wait until 70 to start his checks. I should be due some extra spousal benefits on his record. How will they be figured? A: It sounds like you will be about 72 when he files for his retirement and you sign up for spousal benefits on his record. To figure those benefits, they will take your full age 66 rate (even though you took benefits at 62) and subtract that from one-half of your husband’s age 66 rate (even though he took benefits at 70). The difference will be added to your reduced retirement benefit. To explain that further, let’s use an example. Say your full benefit is $800 per month and your husband’s full benefit is $2,700 per month. By starting your benefits at 62, you will get 75 percent of $800, or $600. At age 70, your husband is going to get 132 percent of his full rate, or $3,564. But again, your spousal benefit is based on his $2,700 rate. So they will take your full benefit amount ($800) and subtract that from one half of his full amount ($1,350). That leaves $550 in spousal benefits, which will be added to your reduced retirement benefit of $600, giving you total benefits of $1,150 per month once you go on your husband’s record. And for long-range planning purposes, you should know this. If your husband dies before you do, your widow’s rate is based on his full benefit, including the extra 32 percent he will get for delaying his benefits until age 70. Once again, let’s run the numbers. Let’s say he dies when he is 80 and you

are 82. (Your benefit rates will be higher by then because of yearly cost-of-living increases, but I’m going to use the current rates to keep my math simple.) You will always keep getting your own $600 reduced retirement benefit. Your $550 spousal benefit will stop after he dies, but you will start getting an extra $2,964 in widow’s benefits to take your

total monthly benefit rate up to the $3,564 level he was getting. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@ COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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Favorite Places to Spend the Christmas Holiday C ontinued from page D3 packages and specials at www. One of my most memorable Christmases was spent in Wilmington, Delaware, the hub for nearby historic Newcastle and the whole Brandywine Valley Region. There are scores of holiday attractions and activities – Longworth Gardens, famous for its holiday decorations and enchanting Dancing Fountains (open even on Christmas Day), “Yuletide at

tour also includes a visit to the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit. Offered daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) through Jan. 1,; hours vary. Adults $12; children (3-12) $8. There are historic district trolley tours (many themed, like Ghosts of Christmas Past), house tours, Lamplighter Christmas Tours which are self-guided evening tours of Cape May’s inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays. Here, the perfect place to stay is in one of the

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Historic train car turned into an enchanting sleeping room at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, Tennessee © Karen Rubin/ Winterthur” Museum, Gardens and Library with its sensational holiday performances; the fascinating Hagley Museum and DuPont Mansion; the Brandywine River Museum of Art with its unparalleled collection of Wyeth family art and nearby historic towns of Old New Castle and Odessa (http:// index.html). See schedule at https:// holiday/ Staying at the historic Hotel DuPont, makes it all the more special; that Christmas Eve we walked across the street to participate in the evening church services. ( Victorian Cape May at Christmas offers six weeks of festive tours and events sponsored by the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) through Jan. 1.Take a guided, daytime, living history tour of the magnificent 1879 Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, decorated in authentic Victorian style for Christmas, during Physick Family Christmas House Tours, presented from the viewpoint of a member of the Physick family in the early 1900s. The

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shows are on TV.” 13. Buy the book, “Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah” by Sharon Duke Estrous. (The author suggests that you take your kids to the toy store, where they can use a portion of their “tsedakah” money to buy a gift for a needy child. Let them personally deliver it to a children’s hospital, homeless shelter, or toy collection site.) 14. Hang this sign on the refrigerator: Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Hanukkah. Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis. 15. Remind the children that Anne Frank, who celebrated Hanukkah in the attic of a house in Amsterdam, wrote:

“We just gave each other a few little presents and then we lit the candles. Because of the shortage of candles we only had them alight for ten minutes.” 16. Have a sing-along: Dreidels and chocolate, never out of date. Old Jewish stories that we all relate. Blue-and-white giftware, so everything looks great And festive chazerai!

17. Use your Fujifilm - instaxWID 300 Instant Film camera (approximate cost: $129.99) to take photos of the children lighting the menorah. Remind them that in 1912, “tate and mameh” photographed the “kinder” with an Eastman Kodak Brownie box camera ($1 - $4) or a folding Brownie ($5 - $12). Let’s see a “shmaychl” (smile)! 18. Have the children examine newspapers in search of interesting

Hanukkah stories. For example: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be wearing a Hanukah scrunchie year round” “Scrunchie in ode to RBG’s sartorial spelendor - May she get well soon” by Marjorie Ingall. The story: Rabbi Yael Buechler sent a scrunchie to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is known for her devotion and justice and scrunchies. RBG-scrunchies include a black one with lace trim, which is reminiscent of her famous judicial collars. 19. Share a Hanukkah joke: A Long Island young mother was about to light the eighth Hanukkah candle. “Do you know what’s happening?” she asked her teenage son. “Yes,” said the youngster, smiling. “Liberace’s coming.” 20. Take out your Hallmark “Tree of Life” greeting card from the year 2000 and share the inscription: “The typical

potato latke contains nine grams or fat, but miraculously on Hanukkah… nobody seems to care.” MARJORIE GOTTLIEB WOLFE is NOT spending Hanukkah “in Santa Monica, wearing sandals by the sea…” (thanks, Tom Lehrer).

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Favorite Places to Spend the Christmas Holiday C ontinued from page D5 the visit with Busch Gardens Williamsburg and other attractions including the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, where you will experience Christmastide in Virginia. (Dec. 20-31), offering a glimpse of 17th and 18th century holiday traditions including daily appearances by the Lord of Misrule at Jamestown Settlement and period musical entertainment at both museums. At Busch Gardens, enjoy Christmas Town (select dates through January 5) offers one of the largest light displays in North America with more than 10 million lights. New this year, Busch Gardens Railway turns into the Christmas Town Express, with caroling, 2 million lights, holidaythemed vignets along the 1.5 mile route around the theme park; plus 25 rides are open including InvadR and Verbolten roller coasters. (Planning help at www. Complete the magical experience with a stay at the grand, historic Williamsburg Inn, a fullservice luxury (five Diamond) resort (www.colonialwilliamsburghotels. com). St Petersburg, Florida affords the unparalleled opportunity to combine arts, culture, heritage with a glamorous, historic and grand beach resort, the DonCesar Resort, known as “the Pink Lady” ( St. Petersburg/Clearwater offers scores of special activities – lighted boat parades

that take place at various times in small villages; outdoor carolers at the holiday market. The very special Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of the Dolphin’s Tale stories) transforms into Winter’s Wonderland through Jan. 6; watch special Santa dive presentations at Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway (CMA holiday fun). The annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens has a million LED lights shining throughout the Botanical Gardens (from 5:30 p.m.; $5 suggested donation) through Dec. 30.Head to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping and a million twinkling lights! (through Dec. 31). ( San Francisco has so many amazing attractions and charms (I can’t get enough of the trolley cars or the trolley museum), but really gets decked out for the holidays when the entire city becomes a Gallery of Light Art. Now in its sixth year, “Illuminate SF Festival of Light”  celebrates 37 dramatic, ecofriendly light art installations located throughout San Francisco. Located in 17 different neighborhoods, the works, by 30 local and world-renowned light artists, are accessible by public transport and many are free for all to view, thru New Year’s Day. The works come to life at dusk throughout the city with a luminescence that will turn any evening into an illuminating adventure, especially when combined

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The holiday season begins at the end of November and stretches into the first week of January. But this five-week stretch may not necessarily be the best time for everyone to shop. Harvard Business Review says that the retail industry has been turned on its head in recent years, and shoppers and retailers may want to rethink their approaches to the holiday shopping season. Consumers are no longer interested in retailers dictating their shopping schedules, and some people have grown accustomed to buying products when they want them — especially when price is of no concern. Even budget-conscious shoppers have changed their habits, says the shopping advisor RetailNext. Many holiday shoppers are delaying their shopping until January to take advantage of post-season sales. Holiday shopping need not wait until after the holiday season, either. A 2017 RetailMeNot survey found that 45 percent of U.S. consumers said they planned to start shopping before November 1. One-quarter of the survey respondents said they planned to start shopping before October, and 12 percent started shopping for the holidays in the summer. So when should consumers do their holiday shopping? It all depends on what fits a person’s individual needs. • Shop sales, not schedules. If budget is a big concern, shoppers should grab

items that are on sale whenever they are available. That can mean shopping at any time of the year. People can try making a master shopping list early in the year and saving it on their mobile phones. While shopping throughout the year, items from the list can be purchased and stored until the holidays. • Shop your strengths. Those who get a thrill from tackling their entire shopping list in one haul can still do that. Shopping in this manner can help shoppers focus on the task at hand and reduce the likelihood of wasting time. But keep in mind that, according to a survey conducted by Business Wire, 65 percent of holiday shoppers scramble to complete their purchases in the last two weeks before Christmas, so shoppers who delay may be stuck in long lines at the mall. • Embrace in-store pickup. Many retailers are merging their online and brick-and-mortar operations. Shoppers have the convenience of price-comparison and online shopping, with the physical enjoyment of going out to the store to complete their purchases. In-store pickup often enables shoppers to avoid hefty shipping fees, as in-store pickup is free. Plus, scoping out items online — and ensuring they’re in stock — saves the hassle of making a trip in vain. Shoppers can look beyond the conventional holiday season to get the best prices and deals that fit their shopping needs.


Gift giving in the workplace can be challenging territory to navigate. And as anyone who has received an inappropriate gift or something that really wasn’t useful can attest, he or she probably doesn’t want to face a situation in which a gift leads to office gossip. According to a poll conducted by Harris, around half of workers plan to gift at least one business associate around the holidays but are confused about what to give. Too often it’s up to workers to navigate these etiquette minefields on their own, but the following tips can help the process go smoothly. • Keep it impersonal. Impersonal doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to grab anything off the shelf. But the gift should not be something that would offend tastes or sentiments. Avoid clothing, perfume, jewelry, or accessories. Lotions and other scented items are also ill-advised. • Skip your boss. Etiquette experts

say that gifts should flow downward not upward in the realm of employment ranking. That means it’s best to stick with gifting colleagues who are on the same level as you. Buying a gift for the boss may look like you’re simply trying to score brownie points instead of offering a meaningful gift. • Give group gifts. Rather than gifting individuals, it can be safer to give a group gift from which many can benefit. This can include coffee and pastries from a nearby bakery, or a bouquet of flowers to brighten up the office environment. • Keep prices modest. Office giving is not about illustrating who can afford the most expensive gift. Remember, some people will not be able to reciprocate, and they shouldn’t feel uncomfortable for being on the receiving end of a lavish gift. • Follow the rules. Gift exchanges should be cleared with supervisors or human resources professionals. It pays to check if there are rules in place for gifting others. • Avoid cash gifts. Giving cash or checks is not a good idea. Money should only come by way of bonuses from higher-ups. If you’re stuck on what to give, a gift card to a store that a coworker visits is acceptable. Gifting at work is complicated, and certain etiquette should be followed so no lines are crossed.

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Did you know? Dreidels are especially popular during the eight-day Jewish festival of Chanukah. Even though they may seem like novelty items for children, dreidels have a rich and interesting history. In ancient times, Greek Syrians infiltrated areas where many practicing Jews resided. Over time, the Greek Syrians became more oppressive and tried to convert the Jewish people to their pagan beliefs. However, their efforts were not very successful. As a result, the Greek Syrians established laws that outlawed ritual commandments and the study of the Torah. It is widely believed that Jewish people used dreidels to fool the Greeks into thinking they were just playing a game. Instead, rolls of the dreidel corresponded to numerical equivalents that could represent elements of the Jewish faith, according to My Jewish Learning. Others say the dreidel was a distraction. Children of Israel would learn the Torah in outlying areas and forests. When Greek patrols were nearby, the children would hide their texts and take out dreidels instead, says Today the dreidel is a token of the Chanukah miracle. In Israel, the letters upon the dreidel are Nun, Gimel, Hay, and Pay, which stand for the Hebrew equivalent of “a great miracle happened here.” Outside of israel, the last letter is Shin, which transforms the phrase into “a great miracle happened there.”

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Tradition is a major component of the Jewish faith, so it’s no surprise that tradition plays such a central role during the celebration of Chanukah. Although some are quick to note Chanukah is not one of the major Jewish holidays, Chanukah is celebrated in a very public fashion. Chanukah celebrants make the holiday more high profile by displaying their menorahs in prominent locations and participating in holiday meals. Like other Jewish holidays, Chanukah is shrouded in tradition. Chanukah means “dedication” or “induction” in Hebrew. The holiday begins on the 25th of Kislev and can occur in either November or December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Chanukah includes menorah displays, traditional foods and games and songs. Chanukah rose to prominence thanks in part to the story of faith and miracle behind its inception. Antiochus IV was a Greek sovereign in control of the region of Syria, Egypt and Palestine, where many Jews resided. Antiochus began to oppress the Jews, prohibiting the practice of the Jewish religion and desecrating the Jewish Temple. Opposition to Antiochus grew, and a group led by Mattathias the Hasmonean and his son, Judah Maccabee, took on the Syrian army. They were successful in their efforts to combat religious oppression, and the Temple was subsequently rededicated. The Talmud states that, at the time of the rededication, there was

very little oil left that had not been defiled by the Greeks. This posed a problem because oil was needed to burn the Temple menorah throughout the night every night. However, there was only enough left for one night’s illumination. Miraculously, that oil burned for eight nights, leading to the development of an eight-day festival to commemorate this miracle. Because Chanukah is about the miracle of the oil and the lasting flame, oil and candles factor heavily in the holiday. A nine-armed menorah called the hanukiah is lit, and one candle is lit on each of the eight nights of the celebration. The last branch of the candelabra holds the shamash (servant) candle. The organization Reform Judaism says the traditional song “Ma’oz Tzur (Rock of Ages)” is sung after the lighting of the candles each night and at other times throughout the holiday. Foods fried in oil, including latkes and jelly doughnuts, are consumed as well. Celebrants play games with a dreidel, a German-based spinning top, and giving to charity is encouraged. Chanukah is one of the few times of the year when rabbis permit games of chance. The letters atop the dreidel stand for the first letter of each word in the Hebrew statement “Neis gadol hayah sham,” which translates to “A great miracle happened there,” and refers to the defeat of the Syrian army and the rededication of the Temple.

Chanukah is an eight-day “festival of lights” that celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. Faithful Jews led by Judah the Maccabee defeated the Greek army, reclaimed the Holy Temple and were able to light the Temple’s menorah using only a single cruse of olive oil. Miraculously, that supply lasted for eight days. Today, people honor these miracles by lighting their own menorahs and enjoying foods fried in oil. Although fried doughnuts and latkes reign supreme on Chanukah, other treats can be included in the festivities as well. Rugelach are Jewish pastries of Ashkenazic origin. Chanukah celebrants and others can make their own rugelach by following this recipe, courtesy of King Arthur Flour.

Rugelach Yields 36 Crust 16 tablespoons (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3⁄4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature 1⁄3 cup sour cream 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour Filling 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries, raisins, or currants 1 tablespoon cinnamon Water for brushing dough Topping Granulated sugar or coarse white sparkling sugar Milk or cream To make the crust using a food processor: Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse briefly to combine. Cut the butter and cream cheese into chunks and add to the

bowl along with the sour cream. Pulse just until the dough forms chunks, and you can squeeze it together. To make the dough using a mixer: Beat together the butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and salt until smooth. Add the flour, mixing to make a stiff dough. Divide the dough into three equal portions. Press each gently into a disk. Make the disks as round as possible, smoothing their edges; this will allow you to roll the disks into a perfectly round circle, making the resulting rugelach more attractive. Wrap the disks in plastic, and chill the dough for about 1 hour, until it’s firm but not rock hard. Or chill longer (up to overnight), then warm for about 45 to 60 minutes at room temperature, until the dough softens enough to roll out without cracking. To make the filling, process the sugar, walnuts, dried fruit, and cinnamon in a food processor or blender until finely chopped and well combined (but not pasty). Don’t have a food processor? Simply stir together the filling ingredients; your filling will be chunky rather than smooth. Working with one piece of dough at a time, place it on a generously floured surface. Roll it into a 10-inch circle and brush it lightly with water. For a flavorful touch, brush the rolled-out rugelach dough with a thin layer of boiled cider, warmed apple or currant jelly, or puréed fruit preserves, instead of water. Use your fingers to spread about 1⁄3 of the filling onto the round, going all the way to the edges and gently patting the filling to help anchor it to the dough. Using a pizza cutter, baker’s bench knife, or sharp knife, divide the dough into 12 equal wedges. Roll each wedge up, beginning with the wide end and ending with the narrow end. Place the rolls point-side down on a baking sheet; lining the baking sheet with parchment will help with cleanup. Repeat with the remaining two pieces of dough. Brush the rugelach with milk or cream; and sprinkle with granulated or coarse white sparkling sugar, if desired. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Refrigerate the rugelach while the oven is preheating. Bake the rugelach for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and cool right on the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftover rugelach in an airtight container at room temperature for several days. Freeze for longer storage.

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Gift ideas for fitness fans

The fitness industry is booming and attracting new devotees every day. Research from the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association says 2017 was a strong year for the health and fitness industry, and several health clubs have built on that success in 2018. The growth of the fitness industry has included a surge in boutique fitness regimens. While major clubs offer classes, separate boutique clubs also are thriving. Clubs focusing on ballet barre,

Cross-Fit® and Orangetheory® are just some examples of the booming boutique fitness industry. Holiday shoppers with fitness fans on their list can look to their loved ones’ love of physical activity when seeking inspiration for holiday gifts. Purchasing gifts for someone with a specific hobby or interest can often be daunting because enthusiasts may have firm ideas of what they like and want to use. While the same can be said for athletes and people who live active lifestyles,

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• Personal blender: Diet plays a big role in fitness, and many fitness enthusiasts enjoy protein shakes and smoothies as part of their daily regimen. A personal blender makes enough for a single bottle at a time. Some are designed so the blender tube is actually the receptacle that can be carried on the go. • Suspension training kit: Many workouts are based on counterbalancing body weight to drive up resistance. Suspension training, like the workouts from TRX, utilize a network of straps so athletes can put their body weight to use in a variety of exercises. A portable kit can be set up wherever it’s needed. • Dumbbell set: Weight training can boost metabolism and strengthen bones and muscles. When athletes can’t make it to the gym, a home set of dumbbells can ensure they still get their strength-training sessions in. • Workout bag: A durable duffel bag that can tote a change of clothes, towel, equipment, and more to and from workouts is a gift any fitness enthusiast can enjoy. Outfitting fitness enthusiasts with the tools of the trade is a surefire way to purchase a holiday-gift hit.

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Gifting students with tech is a surefire way to help them with their educations. In a 2013 Harris Interactive poll, 86 percent of teachers thought it was important or absolutely essential to use edtech in the classroom. In addition, 96 percent of teachers felt edtech increased student engagement in learning. Today’s students are more tech-savvy than ever before, so hot gadgets figure to be coveted items this holiday season. Here’s what to add to holiday shopping lists.

• E-reader: Digital e-readers enable students to carry an entire library of books in one small device. Full backpacks or small dorm rooms bogged down by piles of books are a thing of the past. E-readers have highlighting and notetaking features that can facilitate learning. • Digital assistant: Digital assistants pack a lot of intelligence into their diminutive size. When paired with smart home devices, digital assistants can be used to turn on lights or small

Did you grab your L.O.L. Surprise dolls last year? What about Hatchimals the year before? Each year, a new crop of must-have toys surfaces. Smart shoppers who do their research and prepare in advance of the holidays can grab these coveted gifts. Each year, industry experts weigh in on which toys are sure to be hits with children and adults. This data can help shoppers become more informed consumers and may help prevent the last-minute rush when coveted gifts are already sold out and new stock is nowhere in sight. The following are some gifts children may want to see wrapped and waiting under the tree this year. • Pomsies by Skyrocket: These are fashionable plush pets for children to nurture. They’re adorable and designed to travel with children in a backpack or wrapped around kids’ wrists. The kitties can be played with in a one-on-one setting and also have a mode for social play. • Luvabella: This is a life-like baby doll that features many of the same surprises that come with a real live infant. Realistic facial expressions and responses, as well as interactive accessories, can make this a true-to-life experience for young girls or boys. • Blind bag toys: Children seemingly can’t get enough of collectible playthings that focus on the act of unboxing. The Toy Association says sales for collectible playthings grew by 14 percent globally in 2017. The act of removing a surprise from packaging is just as exciting as the toy itself. Expect to find many

more of these types of collectibles this year. • Mecard: This is a battle-action game from Mattel based on the Korean animated series Turning Mecard. Mecards are cars that transform into hero or villain action figures when they drive over a power-charged card. • Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar: This toy from Fisher-Price gives youngsters an early introduction to STEM. They learn basic coding, planning and sequencing skills by connecting segments of a cute caterpillar. • SelfieMic Selfie Stick Microphone: Children who are into social media karaoke apps can transform themselves into pop stars. They can sing along to their favorite tunes as a solo artist or with friends in a group. This device works in conjunction with the StarMaker singing app available for iOs and Android. • Slimy squishy toys: These types of toys were a big hit in 2017 and stand to remain big sellers this year. Make-yourown and premade versions of slime and squishy products are sure to be filling up the shelves of neighborhood stores. WeCool’s Squishy Like Slime is one option to keep an eye on. • K’NEX building sets: These sets from K’NEX marry tangible building with interactive play. Once kids build the sets, which can include roller coasters and more, they can take them on a virtual reality ride. These are just some of the hot toys and gifts that are primed as big sellers for this holiday season.


appliances, making them an asset in a bedroom or a dorm room. • Smart bulbs or alarm clocks: The importance of lighting on mood and function has been well-documented. Innovative LED bulbs and technology can simulate various times of day and even be used for mood lighting. Instead of waking up to a blaring alarm buzzer, students afraid of sleeping in can set special lighted clocks to gradually brighten, simulating the rising of the sun. • Streaming media players: Devices


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like Roku, Amazon Fire stick and Apple TV can broaden media horizons. These players are paired with viewing apps (some free; others requiring subscriptions) that can do everything from stream TV, movies and music, and offer connectivity to the internet. They’re a boon when setting up a functional student spot for hanging out. • Earbuds: Students can never have enough quality earbuds for personal use or school study. Whether walking around campus listening to music, using a classroom chromebook or catching up on an audiobook, earbuds are a must-have for modern students. • Digital tracking devices: Students can keep tabs on prized possessions by using Bluetooth-enabled tracking devices, like TrackR. These plastic gadgets can be placed on or in items and paired with Android and iOS apps on smartphones. The user then locates the item through a locate network. • Computer workstation: Even though handheld digital devices are functional and in demand, a student can always use a quality laptop or desktop computer for writing papers or doing research. Students can benefit from a world of tech this holiday season. It’s time to start shopping to secure the hottest items.

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Great gifts for sports fans

Sports fans are passionate about their favorite sports and favorite teams. Perhaps nowhere is that passion more evident than in how much sports fans are spending to attend sporting events. A 2017 study from found that American consumers spent $56 billion to attend sporting events over the year prior to the study being conducted. But sports fans weren’t just paying to see their favorite sports, but to participate in them as well. In

the 12-month span covered by the study, sports lovers spent $33 billion on athletic equipment. Holiday shoppers no doubt have one or two sports fans and/or athletes on their shopping lists. The following sports-related gifts might be just the thing such loved ones are hoping to find under the tree this holiday season. • Tickets: For diehard sports fans, few things can rival the thrill of seeing a favorite team in person. But

sports tickets don’t come cheap, especially for fans who want to take their families to the game. Data from indicates that the average cost for a family of four to attend a National Football League game in 2016 was $502.84, while the same family spent roughly $220 that year to attend a Major League Baseball game. Those costs include food, beverages, parking, and apparel. Holiday shoppers can soften the blow of attending a game with the family by purchasing the tickets. • Apparel: Watch a ballgame on television and it might seem as if every fan in the stands is decked out in the home team’s colors. That’s not an illusion, as a 2018 survey from Statista found that more than 13 percent of sports fans spent $500 or more on sports apparel in 2017. Jerseys, hats, scarves, and outerwear are sure to please sports fans who want to showcase the love they have for their favorite teams. • Streaming service/television packages: Sports fans live all over the globe, and many do not live within the television markets of their favorite teams. That can make it difficult, but not impossible, for sports fans to watch their favorite teams. Streaming services such as MLB.TV and NFL Sunday Ticket.TV (also available through DirecTV as NFL Sunday Ticket) enable fans to watch their favorite teams regardless of where they live. • Gear: For the sports fan who’s more than just a spectator but a participant as well, gear such as golf clubs, mitts, bats, or whatever else is necessary to participate in his or her favorite sport is sure to please this holiday season. Some sports, such as golf and rock climbing, may require an intimate knowledge of a loved one’s game and skill level. In such instances, shoppers can simply buy gift cards to retailers that cater to athletes who participate in specific sports. Gifting sports fans and athletes can be fun. Sports-related presents are a great way to stoke loved ones’ passions for their favorite teams.

5 reasons it’s smart to use credit when holiday shopping The average American shopper will spend around $975 on holiday gifts, according to past spending trends and estimates from the American Research Group and the National Retail Federation. Although shoppers have various payment options at their disposal, the use of credit cards remains a popular and financially savvy way to handle purchases, albeit when done correctly. 1. Build your credit history. Creditors look at how individuals use credit cards when determining credit scores. One of the biggest components of a credit scoring model is payment history, or the pattern of using credit and paying it back on time. Making repeated purchases on credit cards and then paying the bill when it is due can result in a spike in credit score and help consumers build a healthy credit history. The key is to make payments in full and on time.

itemize shopping excursions on cardholders’ statements. This can make it much easier to keep track of your spending. In addition, some stores do not require receipts for purchases made with credit cards. 4. Earn reward points while spending. Competition in the credit card world is stiff, and many financial institutions are trying to entice customers with special deals for signing up and using their cards. Some credit cards give cash back. Others accrue points based on spending on particular categories, such as dining or travel. Rewards can be redeemed in various ways and can be a big bonus of using credit over cash.

5. Cards may come with warranties. Credit cards can provide built-in warranties on purchases made on the card, such as replacement coverage for an electronCredit cards are often a safe and effective way to handle holiday ic device or cancellation insurance on a 2. Credit is safer than carrying cash. trip. What’s more, if you have a dispute Stores are very busy during the holiday and everyday spending. with a merchant or aren’t happy with rush, and consumers are easily distractsomething you bought, you can often reed. Carrying around large sums of cash have security protocols in place to freeze accounts and for purchases can put you at risk for theft or losing the erase purchases that were made under fraudulent sce- quest a chargeback through the credit card company. Credit cards have many advantages, but it’s imperamoney along the way. There’s little chance of having narios. tive that consumers pay their balances in full and on lost or stolen cash returned, but a credit card can be time. cancelled and replaced. Plus, financial institutions 3. Track your purchases. Credit card companies track all purchases and will


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CHERRYWOOD BEDROOM FURNITURE Twin bed with shelving and storage drawers and a matching desk with bookshelves. Very good condition. $500 for both and negotiable. Please call 516-877-1533

INVITED ESTATE SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Looking to sell items from your home? Consider doing an Online Auction! Online Auctions reach more interested buyers than tag sales and can often sell for more than what you would make at an estate or tag sale. Invited Estate Sales by Tracy Jordan can do both! You can sell your items online reaching potential buyers locally or globally as well as hosting a private sale from your home! Let us guide you on what items to put in auction including furniture, housewares, decorative items, jewelry, collectibles, coins, artwork and anything else you may no longer want or need. Our services can help you to maximize your selling experience whether you are selling 1 item or 500 items. We are a one stop service for all your needs when you are moving or selling a property! Selling, donating, discarding and cleaning out services can be done to meet your time frame with minimal stress. Estate and Tag Sales Online Auctions Cleanout and Moving Services Home Staging Services Appraisals Contact for more info: or Call: 516-279-6378 to schedule a consultation or receive more information.

WANTED TO BUY LOOKING TO BUY! Oriental items, clothing, art, old & modern furniture, estates, jewelry, silver, glassware, dishes, old photos, coins & stamps, flatware. Call George 718-3861104 or 917-775-3048 TOP CASH PAID: JEWELRY, Furniture, Art, etc. Please call 718-598-3045 or 516-270-2128.

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A GARDEN CITY ANIMAL LOVER doesn’t want to leave your precious pooch or fantastic feline alone all day. I’m reliable, dependable and will walk and feed your pet while you work or travel. Please call Cheryl at 516-971-3242

WANTED! Comic books, toys, video games, Star Wars. 30’s through 90’s. Call 516-313-3237 or email:


GARAGE SALE GARDEN CITY GARAGE​/​ESTATE SALE Saturday, December 8 10:00am to 5:00pm 131 Pine Street Furniture some Vintage and Household items. If interested in private viewing, please call 516-316-8851 (leave message) MANHASSET MOVING SALE Fri & Sat 12/7 & 12/8 9:00am to 5:00pm 255 Park Ave Contents of house with fine furniture and decor. Christmas Department 56, basement and garden.

DO YOU HATE KENNELS? OR STRANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE? HOME AWAY FROM HOME will care for your dog in my Garden City home while you are away. Dog walking also available. Pet CPR & first Aid Certified. Numerous referrals and references. Limited availability. Book early! Annmarie 516-775-4256

AUTO SERVICES CAR DETAILING done at your home, includes cleaning of interior, vacuuming. Very reasonable. Please call 516-373-5928

AUTOS WANTED AUTO BUYERS! We visit you. Highest cash paid. Or donate, tax deduct+ cash. DMV#1303199. Please call Luke. 516-VAN-CARS or 516-297-2277 DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefitting Make-a-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631317-2014 Today!





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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT GARDEN CITY BORDER APARTMENT: Huge, bright 1 bedroom, new kitchen and bath $1,700 AND studio $1,325, 1 bath, dining area, gated parking, laundry, A/C. NO BROKER FEE, near LIRR. or 516-524-6965 (text or voice)

HOMES FOR RENT GARDEN CITY FOR RENT BY OWNER Brixton Rd 4 BR, 3.5 Baths Close to Merrillon Ave RR Call: 516-458-7195

OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE VERO BEACH FLORIDA Last minute cancellation Luxury Oceanfront Condo 2 BR, 1650sf La Mer 5536 Highway A1A, Unit 210. Rental available from Jan-April $6,500 per mo. 516-455-7630

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE PLAINVIEW-MANETTO HILL ESTATES: 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Split, Large Den, Hardwood Floors, New Roof, Quiet Cul-de-Sac. $599,888 Sparrow Realtors 516-2206417 S. FARMINGDALE: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Ranch, Porch, Livingroom, FDR, Kitchen, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Large Attic, 2 Car Garage and Low Taxes. $389,888 Sparrow Realtors 516-220-6417

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NORTH FORK UNIQUE NORTH FORK HOME FOR SALE. One of a kind custom built home located in private Mattituck​/​Cutchogue neighborhood. 4 BR, 4.5 Baths. Two Master Suites, custom built-ins and mouldings, Brazilian cherry floors throughout, three car garage, full basement, custom gunite pool with bluestone​/​granite patio. Magnificent view of the Hamptons. $1.625. PRINCIPALS ONLY By appointment only: 917-217-6676




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ATTORNEY STEPHANIE A. D’ANGELO, ESQ. Elder Law, Wills & Trusts Asset Preservation, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration​/​Litigation 901 Stewart Ave, Ste 230 Garden City, NY 11530 516-222-1122


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AMBIANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES *Handyman & Remodeling *Kitchen Installations *Furniture Assembly *Finish Carpentry *Minor Electrical & Plumbing 25year GC Resident Lic & Ins H18E2170000 Call BOB 516-741-2154 AQUATEC LAWN SPRINKLERS Fall Drain Outs Backflow Device Tests Free Estimates Installation Service​/​Repairs Joe Barbato 516-775-1199 BATHROOM RENOVATIONS EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Grab bars, no slip flooring & seated showers. Call for a free in home consultation: 888-657-9488

LAMPS FIXED $65 In home service. Handy Howard. 646-996-7628 MASONRY All types of stonework Pavers, Retaining Walls, Belgium Block Patios, Foundations, Seal coating, Concrete and Asphalt driveways, Sidewalks, Steps. Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured #H2219010000 Boceski Masonry Louie 516-850-4886 ROOF LEAKS REPAIRED All types Roofing & flashing repairs, aluminum trim work and Gutter Clean Outs. Nassau Lic# H1859520000. B.C. Roofing & Siding, Inc. Text or call: 516-983-0860 SKY CLEAR WINDOW INC. Window Restorations, Outdated Hardware, skylights, Andersen Sashes, new storm windows, wood windows, chain​ /​ rope repairs, falling windows, fogged panes, mechanical repairs, wood repairs, restorations, all brands. Call Mr. Fagan, 45 years experience. 631-385-7975

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FAMILY CARE CONNECTIONS, LLC Dr. Ann Marie D’Angelo PMHCNS-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice Advanced Practice Nurse Care Manager Assistance with Aging at Home​ /​Care Coordintion Nursing Home & Assisted Living Placement PRI / Screens / Mini Mental Status Exams Medicaid Eligibility and Apllications 516-248-9323 901 Stewart Ave, Ste 230 Garden City, NY 11530 Z ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL HEALING ARTS Xiao Jun Zhou, L.Ac. NYS Licensed Acupuncturist/M.D.China. U.S. National Board Certified Herbalist. 103 South Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 516-809-8999 Insurance Accepted

PAINTING & PAPERHANGING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Plastering, Taping, Sheetrock Skim Cutting, Old Wood Refinish, Staining, Wallpaper Removal & Hanging, Paint Removal, Power Washing, Wood Replacement JOHN MIGLIACCIO Licensed & Insured #80422100000 Call John anytime: 516-901-9398 (Cell) 516-483-3669 (Office) MICHELANGELO PAINTING & WALLPAPER Interior, Exterior, Plaster​ /​ Spackle, Light Carpentry, Decorative Moldings & Power Washing. Call: 516-328-7499

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SERVICES PARTY HELP LADIES & GENTLEMEN RELAX & ENJOY Your Next Party! Catering and Experienced Professional Services for Assisting with Preparation, Serving and Clean Up Before, During and After Your Party Bartenders Available. Call Kate at 516-248-1545

TUTORING MATH, SAT, ACT TUTOR: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 plus Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calculus. Norm 625-3314 ENGLISH, ACT, SAT TUTOR: 25+ year experience Critical Reading, Writing, Grammar, Essays. Lynne 625-3314 PRIVATE TUTORING FOR GRADES K-6 Give your child a helping hand! Licensed NYC​ /​ NYS Dept of Education teacher available to tutor students grades K-6. Contact Audrey Sullivan, M.S.Ed 347-628-8872 (voice​/​text) TUTOR AVAILABLE CORNELL PH.D. AND GARDEN CITY RESIDENT: Does your child struggle with Middle School or High School Writing, Math, Reading, or SAT prep? I Can Help! Please call or text Sarah: 516-672-5663 or Email: WILSON CERTIFIED tutor available to motivate and work with your elementary-middle school aged child. Reading, math, writing, executive functioning (study​/​organizational) skills. 30+ years special education experience. Contact Michelle at or 516-428-1427

INSTRUCTION CLARINET, SAXOPHONE AND FLUTE LESSONS: Professional musician NYSSMA Adjudicator, motivating lessons in your home. All ages, beginner to advanced. NYSSMA Prep. Bernie Rose,Ph.D. 646-662-9373





PIANO LESSONS By Ira Baslow. Experience the joy of playing the piano. Private lessons in your home, free no-obligation piano lesson, all levels, all styles, all ages. Beginners a specialty. 516-312-1054 www.iwantmypianolessons. com

A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island and New York State specialists. Residential, Commercial, Piano & Organ experts. Boxes available. Free estimates. www. 516-741-2657 114 Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# 10405

OLD VILLAGE TREE SERVICE: Owner operated since 1989. 24 hour emergency service. Licensed​/​insured. Free estimates, member LI Arborist Assoc. Please call 516-466-9220


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

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CLEANING AVAILABLE Houses and Apartments. Flexible days and hours. Experienced, reasonable prices. Very good references. Own transportation. Please call 516-272-5154

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COMPLETE JUNK REMOVAL​/​DEMOLITION SERVICE: Strong Arm Contracting Inc. We haul anything and everything. Entire contents of home or office. We clean it up and take it away. Residential​/​Commercial. Bonded​/​Insured. Free estimates. 516-538-1125

DISH TV $59.99 for 190 Channels $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installations, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. Call 1-877-229-5789

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1-866-We Junk It: All phases of rubbish removal & demolition. Residential, commercial, construction sites, kitchens, bathrooms, clean-ups, attics, basements, floods, fires. All size dumpsters. Same day service. Fully insured. Bob Cat Service. 516-5411557

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Hicksville High School students recently explored human and animal anatomy and conducted virtual dissections using zSpace augmented reality computers.

These Hicksville High School students were among several classes who stepped inside the zSpace mobile center, which was parked in front of the district administration building for a few hours to allow students to explore the features of their augmented reality computer systems. Hicksville High School students were recently given a dose of reality –augmented/virtual reality, that is, as the zSpace mobile center parked in front of the administration building for a few hours to allow them to use these very unique computer systems. Space computers offer an interactive 3D educational experience. Through the use of 3D glasses and a stylus pen, users uncover different lessons that virtually pop off the monitor screens. Students

were able to dissect a heart, explore animal anatomy in-depth, and even build a circuit during their time using the equipment. The zSpace systems can utilize several apps and software covering different sciences and mathematical concepts, among other areas. The opportunity was one of several efforts by the Hicksville Public Schools to research and introduce students to new instructional technology resource.

Photos courtesy of the Hicksville Public Schools

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Students and staff throughout the Levittown Public Schools showed their gratitude and appreciation for deployed service members and veterans by recently participating in Nash FM’s annual “100,000 Thank Yous” letter writing campaign. Coordinated by Summit Lane Elementary School Speech/Language Pathologist Sandra Waldman, the district embraced the challenge and together wrote and collected approximately 1,845 thank you letters to add to the campaign. Students and classes personalized their letters with drawings, words

of encouragement and holiday wishes. Before the Thanksgiving break, Waldman collected all the letters and mailed them out to the Nash FM studio to distribute to the troops and veterans. “I was motivated to get involved in the letter writing campaign after hearing on the radio some of the moving letters that had been written,” she said. “I thought that our students would be happy to send good wishes to our servicemen and women. I was thrilled to hear that our entire school district wanted to get involved in this thoughtful effort for our deployed troops!”

Summit Lane fifth-graders with their letters to deployed service members.

Summit Lane first-grader Michael Varela began writing his thank you letter.

Summit Lane first-graders Zoey Nomikos (right) and Benjamin Desposorio wrote their letters to deployed service members. Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

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Summit Lane first-grader Lily Chanta thanked the soldiers in her letter.

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Friday, December 7, 2018



NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Gina M. Florio, German W. Woodie, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/23/17 and entered on 10/24/17, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Mineola, 100 Supreme Court Drive, The Calendar Control Part (CCP), Mineola, NY on December 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 11 Belfry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 45, BLOCK: 380, LOT: 12. Approximate amount of judgment is $204,905.81 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6143/2016. For sale information, please visit at www.Auction. com or call (800) 280-2832. Mark Ricciardi, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5743 4X 11/16,23,30,12/07 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau 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 18th day of DECEMBER, 2018 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, Helfand & Helfand, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 350 Fifth Avenue - Suite 5330, New York, NY 10118 MIT 5744 4X 11/16,23,30,12/07 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Hicksville School District for the period beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018, have been examined by Cullen & Danowski, LLP, and that the External Audit Report and Management Letter prepared in conjunction with the external audit performed by Cullen & Danowski, LLP has been filed in the Hicksville School District Business Office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to §35 of the General Municipal Law, the governing board of the Hicksville School District may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the External Audit Report and Management Letter prepared by Cullen and Danowski, LLP, and file any such response in the Hicksville School District Business Office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than December 28, 2018. MIT 5749 1X 12/07 LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, V. ROBERT HETNER JR. A/K/A ROBERT L. HERNER, JR.; ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 03, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST is the Plaintiff and ROBERT HETNER JR. A/K/A ROBERT L. HERNER, JR.; ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Calendar Control Part, Mineola, NY 11501, on January 8, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 93 BRITTLE LN, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801: Section 0045, Block 00279-00, Lot 00015: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE AT HICKSVILLE, TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 023346/2010. ROBERT F. HARPER, Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832. MIT 5750 4X 12/07,14,21,28 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST DEANNA SAMUELS, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 18, 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 January 08, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 74 HAVEN LANE, LEVITTOWN, NY 11756. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 51, BLOCK 166, LOT 8. Approximate amount of judgment $321,751.36 plus interest

and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 16-007652. PAUL R. KING, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 MIT 5751 4X 12/07,14,21,28 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. HUDSON CITY SAVINGS BANK, Pltf. vs. ATIQULLAH WAZIRI, FARIBA WAZIRI, Defts. Index #10267/14. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Dec. 8, 2016, I will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 100 Princess St., Hicksville, NY. Said Property located at a point on the northerly side of Princess Avenue distant 1118 ft. westerly when measured along the northerly side of Princess Avenue from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Princess Avenue with the new westerly side of Hicksville-Jericho Road (Broadway) as now laid out and widened; being a plot 59 ft. x 100 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $331,773,25 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JENNIFER B. ETTENGER, Referee. COHN & ROTH, Attys. for Pltf., 100 East Old Country Road, Ste. 28, Mineola, NY. #96043 MIT 5752 4X 12/07,14,21,28 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 1A, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7340 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 1B, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been des-

ignated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7341 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 2A, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7342 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 3, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7343 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 4B, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7344 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 5A, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7345 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14

NOTICE OF FORMATION: MASPETH 5B, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose. BN 7346 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 NOTICE OF FORMATION: MOUNT ARLINGTON VILLAS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on October 01, 2018. Office located in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC located at 58 Barnyard Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST Robert S. Crumb AKA Robert Sonny Crumb, Jr., et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 27, 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 December 18, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 26 SEITZ DRIVE, BETHPAGE, NY 11714. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 49, BLOCK 189, LOT 10. Approximate amount of judgment $159,205.38 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 609951/2017.

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.

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BN 7350 4X 11/16,23,30,12/07 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU SRP 2013-4, LLC, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 613790/2017 VASILIOS NOULAS, KELLY NOULAS, et al., Defendant(s). BN 7347 Pursuant to a Judgment of 6X 11/09,16,23,30,12/07,14 Foreclosure and Sale, duly NOTICE OF SALE entered on 11/1/2018, I, the Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Nassau Supreme Court Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq., Referee undersigned Referee, will sell County Of Nassau at public auction, in the Nassau County Councilwoman Michele Johnson with two furry friends at Gross Polowy, LLC County Supreme Court, 100 L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING Attorney for Plaintiff Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, adoption event at the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter. CORP., Pltf. 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 NY 11501, on 1/8/2019 at 11:30 From page 1 27 cats at the shelter and now VS. Williamsville, NY 14221 am, premises known as 2 there are 18,” said Saladino. “It ROSALBA M. SESSA, et al, Defts. ent,” said Johnson. “They need goes to show how many people Corona Drive, Bethpage, NY to know what they’re getting Pursuant to judgment of foreclo- BN 7349 are coming here to adopt these 11714, and described as follows: into before signing the papers.” sure and sale dated Oct. 1, 2018, 4X 11/16,23,30,12/07 animals.” ALL that certain plot, piece Currently there are 18 cats I will sell at public auction on NOTICE OF SALE For more information on the or parcel of land, with the housed at the animal shelter, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Supreme Court animal shelter and adoption buildings and improvements with 8 of the cats ready to be 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control County Of Nassau process, people can visit the thereon erected, situate, lying adopted now. Park (CCP) Courtroom of the USBank Cust / EMP V, Plaintiff, Town website, oysterbaytown. and being at Bethpage, in the “Two days ago, there were Supreme Court, 100 Supreme VS. com. Town of Hempstead, County of Court Dr., Mineola, NY prem. k/a Francis Camerlengo, ET AL., Nassau and State of New York, District 21, Section 46, Block 597, Defendant(s). Section 46, Block 461 and Lot 33. Lot 4. Sold subject to terms and The approximate amount of Pursuant to a Judgment of the current Judgment lien is conditions of filed judgment and Foreclosure and Sale duly filed $175,507.45 plus interest and terms of sale. on October 09, 2018, I, the undercosts. The Premises will be Index #608968/2017. signed Referee will sell at pub- sold subject to provisions of ROGER HAUSCH, Referee. lic auction at the CCP (Calendar kind of show they want and From page 1 the aforesaid Judgment of gives them information about LEVY & LEVY, Control Part Courtroom) in the Foreclosure and Sale; Index # to vote on who they think the what type of audience they’ll be Attys. for Pltf., Nassau Supreme Court, 100 613790/2017. killer is. Prizes are also given 12 Tulip Dr., Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, Jennifer B. Ettenger, Esq., out to those who have guessed performing in front of. The Killing Kompany does Great Neck, NY. #95838 NY on December 18, 2018 at 11:30 Referee. correctly. both public and private events a.m., premises known as 6 Stewart Richland & Falkowski, PLLC, Avner said that the size of with events being held in peoBN 7348 Avenue, Bethpage, NY. All that 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Floor, the cast depends on how many ple’s homes, church basements 4X 11/16,23,30,12/07 certain plot, piece or parcel of land, ASTORIA, NY 11106 suspects and murders are and at various fundraisers. desired in a show. Typically “The largest event we ever three or four actors are hired did was at a fundraiser in Bethfor a performance. page for the Nassau County “The shows are held in pri- Parks & Recreation Departvate rooms and the tables are ment,” said Avner. “We had arranged in a cabaret style a cast of seven actors for that so people can sit together in particular event.” groups. It’s a way for people to Weigh the advantages of legal advertising in To find out more informaget know one another and work tion on the Killing Kompany, Litmor Publishing's Community Newspapers as a team to solve the mystery.” you can visit their Facebook For information on rates and coverage, He added that each venue page, The KillingKompany. who hires them states what com. call 516-294-8900

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