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Vol. 78, No. 32

Syosset Chamber welcomes new businesses to town



Robert Seaman Elementary School held its annual reunion for the Jericho High School senior class who once went there. It was a great reminder of where they started as they got ready to graduate. See page 16

Chamber plans ‘Summer Puzzle Break’ BY RIKKI N. MASSAND

With just over a month to go before the much-anticipated marquee community celebration, Syosset Street Fair, makes its return after a one-year break on Sunday, September 23 by the LIRR station (Jackson Avenue and Underhill Boulevard) our local business leaders and their colleagues with

the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Legislature have been making the rounds to new businesses and holding meetings, networking nights and events nearly every other day in Syosset and Woodbury. Now, an opportunity to test problem-solving skills and life-sized puzzle “game rooms” comes up for local businesses and interested residents as the Syosset

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce will gather at Puzzle Break Long Island, at 180 Michael Drive in Syosset, for its August monthly general meeting on Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. Ezdrin announced a special “Puzzle-themed Summer Break” at the July 19 Chamber monthly See page 4

The Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce and several Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay officials covered all the bases and thrilled a crowd of 600 people as they welcomed Keller Williams Points North real estate to its new headquarters at 100 Crossways Park Drive West. Two former New York Yankees teammates in the mid-90’s, former catcher Jim Leyritz and power-bat, “Big Daddy” Cecil Fielder, were headlining guests for the Thursday, August 2 gala and ribbon-cutting ceremony in at the Woodbury office. Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker presented a citation to Keller Williams Points North from the County Legislature and wished the management team much success in Woodbury and local North Shore communities. “It is a great honor for me to be here and take part in this wonderful occasion, but personally to see Cecil Fielder and Jim Leyritz here has blown me away! I am an attorney working in real estate law, and Keller Williams has such a fine reputation in the industry. I was talking with Rich Amato about the Keller Williams offices around the country and they are a great organization, a great institution in the real estate field, and I’m so excited for them to invest in our Syosset/Woodbury community. This is important and to see 600 people here today is impressive – on behalf of the County Legislature I am proud to welcome such a reputable brand into our area,” he said. Drucker then posed for pictures with the Keller Williams Points North management team and the two former MLB stars. Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce President Charo Ezdrin spoke about the attractive market and business opportunities here: “I want to welcome the wonderful Keller Williams Points North team into Syosset. This is why we have the economic growth that we see here in Syosset and Woodbury. It is because businesses are coming into our area and thriving. Our Chamber is happy to help you, and our Nassau County Legislators, representatives on the Oyster Bay Town Board and the Syosset School Board See page 9

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Last chance to pay Town tax bill

Town of Oyster Bay property owners who missed paying their 2018 General taxes by the August 10th deadline should know that they can still avoid additional interest and fees beyond the standard 2% late payment penalty, according to Tax Receiver Stefanich. Late payers should immediately contact the Receiver’s office at 624-6400 if they did not receive a second notification with a delinquent tax bill. Payments postmarked after August 31st cannot be accepted since the collection warrant will have expired. Those payments must be sent to the Nassau County Treasurer at 1 West Street, Mineola, New York 11501. Stefanich pointed out, “Failure to pay taxes before the collection warrant expires will result in a delinquent tax lien proceeding with the possibility of the

lien being sold next February. Continued failure to pay all taxes levied against the property will result in your loss of the property”. In September, the Nassau County Treasurer will be mailing notices to all property owners with taxes in arrears.  Receiver Stefanich advises homeowners who fall under those circumstances to contact the Nassau County Treasurer at 5712090 to determine the amount in arrears.  They may also visit the Treasurer’s office at 1 West Street, Mineola. Receiver Stefanich noted, “I want to make sure that property taxpayers in Oyster Bay do not jeopardize their home ownership because they were unaware of the consequences of not responding to notices from the Town or County”.

This Week at the Jericho Public Library Friday, August 10th at 2:00PM

Movie: Isle of Dogs (Animation/Adventure/Comedy) Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog. Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton. Rated R. 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Monday, August 13th at 7:30PM

Board of Trustees Meeting The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, August 14th at 2:00PM

News Currents with Elinor Haber This is an opportunity to participate in an informal exchange about topics of the day - the international, national and local scene. We’ll focus on trends that affect us now and in the future. Bring your thoughts, issues and a friend to join in the discussion.

Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00PM

Talk About Books with Fran Cohen Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan Set against the backdrop of WW II Italy, this is a thrilling, incredible true story of one boy’s transformation into an extraordinary hero.

Wednesday, August 15th at 2:00PM

Funny Girl in Concert presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions This is the glorious story of Fanny Brice, one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time, who rises to become a Ziegfeld star! The award-winning score features such standards as "Don’t Rain on My Parade," "People," and "I’m the Greatest Star." Tickets are required. Ticket holders will be seated first. Non ticket holders will be seated as space allows.

Friday, August 17th at 2:00PM

Great Performers with Marc Courtade presents Leonard Bernstein - America’s Maestro Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, lecturer and pianist. He had a long relationship with the New York Philharmonic, beginning with a celebrated last minute debut in 1943, lasting the rest of his life. He conducted most of the world’s orchestras and opera companies. He composed classic musicals like West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town and On the Town, as well as a range of compositions which included three symphonies and many chamber/solo works. This talk will celebrate the centennial of Bernstein’s birth.

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The Jericho Public School District was named best in nation. The Jericho School District was named the best school district in the United States by, taking almost 12,000 school districts into consideration. Jericho was also named the safest school district in New York, seventh safest in the United States, the best place to teach in New York, and third best in

the United States. Jericho’s elementary schools, middle school, and high school were also highly ranked. “Having Jericho ranked as the best school district in America is an incredible honor and accomplishment. It is a testament to the supportive Jericho school community, the highly dedicated teachers and staff, and a collaborative

and involved board of education,” said Superintendent Hank Grishman. “The fact that our school district is open enrollment and accessible to all students who are residents further emphasizes the significance of this  accomplishment. What also makes this list so noteworthy is that the criteria goes well beyond test scores – several other mean-

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Chamber plans ‘Summer Puzzle Break’ From page 1

meeting held at Syosset’s DogAbility Center. Momentum from the opening of new businesses on Crossways Park Drive West in Woodbury, with Men on the Move on June 13 and Keller Williams Points North on August 2, lead to variation next week from traditional networking and festivities. The Chamber was first introduced to neighbors and friends at Puzzle Break a year ago. Last August 17, dozens of guests and political leaders gathered inside Puzzle Break Long Island to take place in a welcoming event, introduction for the business and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Thomas Hand and the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce learned, from manager Maria Reyes, that Puzzle Break is the first American-made escape-room company in the country. The parent company’s first location was founded in Seattle in 2013, and the Syosset location came about as an investment by five local friends. “The desire for Puzzle Break to come about was friends doing this adventure locally. They said this is awesome, we can do it 100 times better so let’s do it. That’s the drive and passion behind us; taking a really cool experience the friends did together and making it even

cooler. I know personally that one thing that sets us apart and what would set any business apart is great customer service. That is what I pride myself on – it’s what I do. The staff at Puzzle Break is here to provide an amazing adventure and awesome experience for everyone who comes through our front door,” Reyes explained.

Startup in 2013

One of Puzzle Break’s Seattle founders, Nate Martin, invested $7,000 in the startup in 2013 and made that back in the first month. In 2015 Martin projected that the company would gross $600,000 in its third year of operation, 2015. However Martin notes in a Puzzle Break blog post that in the past four years, the market has been saturated with multiple escape room businesses in major cities. With that and real estate markets, the cost of creating just one Puzzle Break room can exceed $100,000. He says consumers are becoming more sophisticated on the experiences and the industry and to be successful, Puzzle Break franchises must be “carefully chosen, strategically planned, and skillfully executed.” Reyes spoke about what an escape room and the 60-minute timed activity is aimed at providing its participants: “to find as many clues as you can within the room, put them all together and how

to get the exit key out of the room.” She explained that inside each room there are several different structured puzzles and as participants figure out each component, different doors and parts of the rooms open up. Game operators (staff) remain in the room with the participants, and each game is tailored to age, mindsets and experience levels of the group. “Three different escape rooms and two beautiful event spaces are available. We can host corporate events, team building activities, family reunions, birthday parties, and any groups of friends looking to go out for a good time,” Reyes said. At last August’s welcoming event, she introduced Chamber of Commerce members and directors as well as Councilman Hand to the company’s friendly staff, as between eight and ten employees work at the Michael Drive location. All the intellectual property (puzzle designs, walls, shapes and colors) are taken from the original Seattle location’s themes and implemented into the Syosset space.

A strategic choice

Reyes said the first Long Island franchisees followed a strategic choice with a new location in Newton, Massachusetts that opened in summer 2017. Plans for 2018 took Puzzle Break to Suffolk

County. The second Long Island location of Puzzle Break is on Main Street in Smithtown. In 2017 Reyes was able to send one assistant to help train staff members at the Massachusetts location as they prepared to open, as it takes employees two weeks in dedicated training to become proficient in game room puzzles. “They learn every room inside and out and can tell you where everything goes. They have a week of playing the rooms and then a week of resetting each room. That is the most important part, getting rooms back together for every single team and group to play,” she said. The Syosset space accommodates between 10 and 100 puzzle participants, and in each room up to 15 adults can play at once. For groups or companies of 50 or more, half would play while the other half would enjoy some food and drinks, and then the two groups would switch. Reyes grew up in Bellmore, she now lives close to Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington. She lived in North Carolina with her family during her high school years and later moved to Colorado for her career before returning to New York. She’s worked in retail management and in New York City, she worked in the ASPCA’s corporate office See page 10

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What’s Happening

August 10

The animated film “Isle of Dogs” will be shown at the Jericho Public Library at 2pm. It is rated R and runs 105 minutes. The Syosset Public Library will present “50 Fabulous Tidbits About the Catskills” at 2pm with Marjorie Gottlieb.

August 11

The Syosset Public Library will host the “Jimmy Moore Summer Show” at 7:30pm, featuring favorite summer songs. Tickets will be available in advance.

August 13

The Jericho Public Library’s Board of Trustees Meeting will be held at 7:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

August 14

The Jericho Public Library will hold a session on “News Currents with Elinor Haber” at 2pm. At 7pm at the Jericho Public Library, the book Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan, will be discussed in the “Talk About Books” group with Fran Cohen. For those teens who have completed the Teen Summer Reading Program, a special session of “Escape the Library” will be held as the summer finale party, from 6:45 to 7:45pm.

August 15

“1,2,3 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” is a program for children from ages 2 through 5 years old at the Jericho Public Library at 10:30am. “Funny Girl” in concert will be performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions at 2pm at the Jericho Public Library. A family movie, “Sing,” will be shown at the Syosset Public Library at 2:30pm. It is rated PG and runs 108 minutes. The Syosset Public Library will hold the Adult Summer Reading Club’s wrap-up party at 7pm with author Susan Henderson.

August 16

From 10 to 11am at the Syosset Public Library, children ages 2 ½ years through those entering Kindergarten, with a caregiver, are invited to join “1-2-3 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”. “The Making of Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney” is the subject of a discussion by Sal St. George at the Syosset Public Library at 2pm. From 6 to 9pm, the Teen Summer Reading Club will wrap up with a “Pizza Park – Murder Mystery!”.

August 17

A health program sponsored by the Syosset Public Library will be “Cardio Pulmonary Health with Kandrap Shah” at 11am. At 2pm, the “Great Performers” series with Marc Courtade will continue at the Jericho Public Library with “Leonard Bernstein, America’s Maestro” at 2pm. At 2pm at the Syosset Public Library, the film “The Post” will be shown. Rated PG-13, it is 108 minutes long.

August 18

The “AARP Smart Driving” class will be held at the Jericho Public Library from 10am to 4:30pm. Please register in advance of the class.

August 21

The “Understanding the Stock Market” series continues at 7pm at the Jericho Public Library with Ron Goldberg. Little Art Studio will be at the Jericho Public Library at 7pm to demonstrate how to create “Painted Rocks” to tweens in grades 4, 5, and 6.

August 23

“Imagination Playground”, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, will be held at the Jericho Public Library at 10:30am. “Bernstein On Broadway” is the subject that will be covered by Marc Courtade at the Syosset Public Library at 2pm. “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii” is the topic for this month’s art lecture with Professor Thomas Germano at the Jericho Public Library. The lecture will be held at 2pm.

August 24

At 11am at the Jericho Public Library, children in grades 2 through 5 can join the “Koi Fish Watercolor Workshop”. No experience is necessary. From 1 to 2:30pm at the Syosset Public Library, the Nassau County Department of Assessment will hold a “Property Tax Exemptions Workshop” to help patrons understand the process.

August 25

Lucy Van Horn will be at the Jericho Public Library at 11am to present “Table Top Adventures: Easy to Make Brunch”. Please register in advance to attend. “An Evening with Barely Acoustic”, with Gina Marie Blardi and Thomas Mezzapelia, will be held at the Syosset Public Library at 7:30pm.

August 27

Jason Bateman stars in the film “Game Night” at the Jericho Public Library at 2pm. It is rated R and runs 100 minutes.

August 28

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group at the Syosset Public Library will be talking about Beartown by Fredrik Backman at 1:30pm. The Jericho Public Library will hold a class on “Chess” at 7pm for children in grades 1 through 6.

August 29

“Broadway: The First Hundred Years” will be performed at the Jericho Public Library at 2pm, featuring Lisa Berman, Steve Goldstein and Ruthe McKeown.

August 30

Children from birth to 30 months old can participate in “Rhyme Time” at the Jericho Public Library at 10:30am. At 2pm at the Syosset Public Library, “Current Events in Perspective” with Michael D’Innocenzo will be held.

August 31

A preschool program will be held at the Jericho Public Library for children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. “Dig into Duplo” is a hands-on Lego class at 10:30am. Compiled by Meg Meyer

August 22

The Jericho Public Library will host a bus trip today to see “Evita” at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The bus will be leaving at 8:15am. A Romanian film, with subtitles, “Graduation”, will be shown at the Jericho Public Library at 7pm. Rated R, the film is 128 minutes long.

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From page 1 truly support the business community,” she said. Ezdrin congratulated the co-owners of Woodbury’s new Keller Williams location, Richard Amato, Jonathan Evans, Rebecca Chin and Margaret Schmidt and their investment group partners on the opening. She also referenced the June 13 grand-opening ceremony held just a few doors down with Men on the Move, which was attended by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and County Judge Rhonda E. Fischer, and the continuing schedule of companies and offices with events and celebrations ahead. Ezdrin spoke with Supervisor Saladino just prior to the August ceremony and she noted a Town of Oyster Bay proclamation for the new Keller Williams office presented at the event. Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Tom Hand has extensive corporate and business experience, and that career arc has translated into a leading delegate role to the local business communities since he joined the Town Board 15 months ago, replacing Councilman Chris Coschignano of Syosset. Councilman Hand spent summer days of 2017 welcoming in CrossFit Peak Dynamics and Puzzle Break Long

Island into their new Syosset locations on Michael Drive, with Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremonies at each. This summer, on Crossways Park Drive West he has represented the Town of Oyster Bay in welcoming Men on the Move and its new neighbors at Keller Williams Points North last week. Hand began his speech at Keller Willliams by quoting the great Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. This great organization gives back to its community and it does phenomenal work. On behalf of our Town Board, Supervisor Saladino and our Town Clerk I want to thank the management and welcome all of you to the Town of Oyster Bay,” he said.

Momentum continues into summer

In an interview with the Advance and News Journal, Councilman Hand says momentum has not stopped for any summer breaks in the Town of Oyster Bay, and the number of businesses and entrepreneurs he’s encountered at events has been enlightening: “It’s a new day in the Town of Oyster Bay. I have a business background and I think it is very important for the municipality and our operations to support our local businesses. The business climate here

is remarkable,” Hand said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 2. During the event he was joined by Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna, a former mayor of the Village of Massapequa Park, and Republican Angel Cepeda of Plainview who ran for the Nassau County Legislature District No. 16 seat against Legislator Drucker last fall. Both Altadonna and Cepeda were recognized during the presentation by Chamber President Charo Ezdrin, and Cepeda announced he attended the ceremony as a representative of Oyster Bay Town Councilman Louis Imbroto, also of Plainview. Syosset Board of Education Trustee Andrew Feldman, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a small business owner in Syosset, attended the August 2 event and was recognized by Chamber President Ezdrin for his support and participation. Co-owner of Keller Williams Points North Richard Amato, a retired NYPD detective and John Jay College alumnus, spoke about his company’s growth at its base in Garden City and the need for a North Shore location in the growing Syosset-Woodbury market. He said Keller Williams and the leaders of, the Melville-based charity founded in 2012, developed friendships and partnerships over the years. Amato

values all the support the company has received as it has grown on Long Island from the charitable professional network. Amato is a colleague of Michael Cave, CEO of 1st Equity Title & Closing Services in Melville and the founder of The August 2 ribbon-cutting featured several items from sports legends up for auction, including Yankees and Mets’ memorabilia plus an autographed photo of Muhammad Ali. Radio station WBAB 102.3 FM held a raffle for a chance to win tickets to the “Chicago” and REO Speedwagon concert on Friday, August 3, at the Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater.

Major League Stars

The two former MLB stars in attendance for the Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon-cutting last week were part of the memorable 1996 World Series Champion Yankees, which was the start of the late 1990’s baseball dynasty in the Bronx as the Yankees would go on to six World Series appearances from 1996 to 2003, capturing four titles: 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Fielder and Leyritz were catalysts on the ’96 team that beat the defending-champion Atlanta Braves in six games, and they each starred in that Yankees’ postseason run alongside See page 14

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Just 25% of participants escape the easiest room at Puzzle Break. Reyes says the parent company, Puzzle Break Seattle, is very big on tracking guests’ escape rates. “They manage it by seeing who gets out and who doesn’t and keeping accurate rates for each room. Across the board it seems to trend pretty equally, it’s fascinating to see. With young kids we provide a little more assistance and sometimes they will ask for more help, sometimes not. It is a very flexible experience no matter the ages – that’s the most fun about it, watching participants have to figure something out. Once they think they have the answer, the groups from children to senior citizens think outside the box and see the ways to go,” she said. In her first year in the Jericho Public Schools district (2016-2017) coinciding with Puzzle Break’s opening here in 2016, Principal Gina Faust brought her students from Cantiague Elementary to play. Other school groups to visit included and a middle school’s Class of 2017 graduation with Huntington’s Jack Abrams S.T.E.M. Magnet School. Puzzle Break also hosted several

teachers from Project Beyond and math courses, and school teams trying to “get reacquainted with problem-solving” after a long summer break will take part in activities. The most common feedback parents at family group or birthday party events give Reyes is that it’s terrific to see kids strategize and communicate with each other. “They can’t use devices and smartphones, they have to actually write down things that are math-related on a piece of paper. It gives you a sense of appreciation of them having those skills and us being able to hone them and make them develop it better,” Reyes said. The team at Syosset’s Puzzle Break takes note of a fairly large social buzz with reviews on the company Facebook page as well as Yelp and Google. “Our Facebook page is our primary source for social media and we do some engagement on our Instagram and Twitter as well. Anybody can engage online, and we do a group photograph at the end of every game. Group pictures go on our social media sites and it’s great engagement for participants to find their picture online and share it with their friends. They tell them what a great time they had was, win, lose or draw,” Reyes said.

Town ‘Lends Hand’ to businesses

Councilman Hand joined the Oyster Bay Town Board in 2017, and immediately began with outreach to chambers of commerce and businesses from the North Shore to South Shore. Hand has over a quarter-century of business management and logistics experience, working at the executive level in a Fortune 500 company. According to the town website, “Councilman Hand’s goals include increasing overall operational efficiency, continuing to streamline government costs and protecting the interests of the Town’s taxpayers.” He has certainly taken up the lead role as liaison to the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. Last August Hand presented Reyes and Puzzle Break an official Town of Oyster Bay citation to welcome them to Syosset. He has done the same for several companies including a week ago, August 2, as he presented a citation to Keller Williams Points North real estate at 100 Crossways Park Drive West in Woodbury, with a crowd of 600 people “on hand.” Councilman Hand told the Advance concepts at work with a Puzzle Break experience are great for education, mind development and teams to work together in solving problems. “On behalf of the Town of Oyster

Bay, Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the entire Town Board we are very proud of your organization and we’re happy to have it in our community. Coming from corporate America I am really thrilled. I’ve attended a number of leadership institute events and after seeing the facility here I am thrilled to bring in managers from our organization – maybe we will do a fundraiser here as well!” Hand said. Reyes was enthused by Hand’s visit as he toured the facility prior to presenting her with the citation. “It was an honor to have Councilman Hand come for the ceremony and speak and present on behalf of himself and his corporate involvement but also the Town of Oyster Bay. He was able to learn how Puzzle Break’s mission is a game-changer. It develops relationships and invokes communication and collaboration between people who do the same work every single day. This activity brings out the best in people and you see sides of people that you may not have known existed when you are in this environment. In any given business I think that’s a crucial thing to have to keep staff motivated and keep the team energized to keep them learning about each other and learning about themselves,” Reyes said in an interview. See page 14



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Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands Proves Ideal for Babyboomers Who Still Crave Thrill of Travel, Albeit at Slower Pace

Sunset in the port at Vineyard Haven, on Martha’s Vineyard, from the top deck of Blount’s Grande Caribe © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear. comOccaborerorem endis ea que audisquam eturias inusame turio. Ut eos is rerum reptatia numquam BY KAREN RUBIN & MARTIN D. RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM We belong to the backpack generation that bought a Eurail pass and traveled around the continent with “Europe on $5 A Day” as our Bible. No once-in-a-lifetime, “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium” grand tour for us, travel has been integral

part of our lifestyle, forming a worldview that bursts the borders of our own provincial anchors. But we are reaching a point where one or both have limitations. Travel can be physically challenging. Still, we crave the excitement of discovery, the adventure of new experiences, serendipitous encounters, that mental and physical exhilaration of travel. A perfect prescription is smallship cruising. There are now several

cruise companies operating a score of small-ships that ply rivers, canals, seaways and some designed to tackle the pounding waves of oceans have arisen, and carry us directly into ports, minimizing the hassle of travel and maximizing the enjoyment. And an ideal destination to explore is America itself – the port cities, towns and islands that harbor fascinating history, natural wonders and cultural charms. What is more, the cruises are easy to


access, avoid many of the hassles of foreign travel and long airplane flights, and allay any concern about getting timely medical attention if necessary. We just returned from Blount Small Ship Adventures’ week-long cruise of New England islands – a trip that could only be accomplished with a ship that enabled visits to places you might normally visit See page D2

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Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Caribe Voyage to New England Islands

Continued from page D1 individually but woven together in one fantastic itinerary: Newport, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket - destinations that offer wonder and interest and importance to the discovery, exploration and development of America as the towns you visit along the Danube. The voyage proves ideal for accommodating people who have physical limitations (not recommended for wheelchair-bound, though), ideal for a three-generation reunion of 13 family members coming together from Dallas

and Nashville to share this Yankee adventure; ideal for a couple where one is blind; ideal for a daughter traveling with her mother who walks with a cane; ideal for me and my brother who also has somewhat limited mobility. Indeed, the passengers come from as far as California, and as close as Boston; one couple had taken Blount’s cruise to Guatemala and Belize, another is on their third New England Islands cruise with Blount. The Grande Caribe is very accommodating for people with somewhat limited mobility (there are

The 1812 privateer, Lynx, operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation, sails past Nantucket’s lighthouse © Karen Rubin/

even stair lifts for those who cannot do stairs) – and an itinerary that gives maximum amount of time to enjoy each port with minimal hassle, while allowing for passengers to be as active or as sedentary as they liked. It is unpretentious and comfortable, having everything you would need. Each of the New England destinations in this itinerary is a jewel, but can only be visited in this compressed amount of time by cruiseship – cutting out the point-to-point driving (traffic!), ferries, parking, packing/repacking, checking in/out. Rather, every minute of this trip is part of our voyage, our vacation experience. Significantly, all the sights we visit – the grand mansions, museums, historical sites – are accommodating for people who have difficulty climbing steps. (I’m seeing many more people using hiking sticks in place of canes or walkers to get around.) We sail in before breakfast, and in each port but Nantucket (where we use a launch service), we are at a dock so we can come and go as we please all day long. We depart in the night, so we have a full day to explore. The cruise line offers various shore excursions (island tours and such offered at very reasonable cost), and on some itineraries, has bikes or kayaks to rent. Our strategy is to take an island tour, then visit a couple of attractions. When one of us has enough and wants to relax, it is easy to return to the ship while the other continues to explore. Because of bad storms at sea, Captain Patrick Moynihan makes a command

decision to change around the itinerary, which otherwise would have gone first to Nantucket, which is 30 miles out to sea where there are 10-foot swells. He warns that it is possible we won’t be able to visit Nantucket at all. But we hold out hope. No one second-guesses his decision when safety of the ship is concerned and sits in rapt attention during the safety video before we depart that shows us what would happen in an emergency. (Also, each day the ship is “sanitized” and there are hand-sanitizing stations as well.) In the end, we spend an extra full day in Martha’s Vineyard (sensational) and make it to Nantucket on our last full day, but bypass Block Island. Blount’s specially designed small ships make this itinerary possible; these ships are nimble, even have a patented bow ramp (this is used in places like Belize and Guatemala) and a retractable pilot house (so they can go under bridges on the Erie Canal), both inventions of Luther Blount, who founded the company and was one of the innovators of “small ship cruising” more than 50 years ago, and can come close to shore. Jumping from island to island, port to port, we experience these places as they were intended – the sea is what made these destinations and made them powerhouses in the national and global economy. Tiny Nantucket, with a population in the thousands, was known the world over (I love the wall showing distance markers to points around the world); New Bedford sent out hundreds

Taking the launch from Blount’s Grande Caribe anchored in Nantucket’s harbor © Sailing into Martha’s Vineyard © Karen Rubin/ Karen Rubin/


of whaling ships, half of all that sailed, and had 10,000 men at sea. We embark in Warren, Rhode Island, which is home base for Blount and where they have been building ships and ferries since 1947. With the change in itinerary because of the weather, our voyage starts in Bristol, then Newport, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard (2 days), Nantucket, before sailing back to Warren RI. I have visited all these places in the past, but on this trip, I see them from such a different perspective, it is as if seeing them for the first time. The days pass so pleasantly: there is an early bird breakfast put out at 6:30 am (coffee and freshly baked goods), breakfast at 8 am. Touring and exploring. Lunch at 12:30 pm (if you want to return to the ship). 5:30 cocktails (it’s BYOB except for welcome and farewell cocktail parties with an open bar and delicious hors d’oeurves); 6:30 dinner; then an evening activity at 8:30 pm– a movie, live performance (we had a trio on one night and a Martha’s Vineyard native, folksinger Mark Alan Lovewell, doing sea chanties before we came to Nantucket), and one night when we played a rollicking game of “LCR” (everyone puts up three $1 bills, rolls dice, and at the end, whoever still has a bill, wins the pot). To be candid, many of the large cruise ships have such busy schedules that it always seems you are rushing

here to there; but on this ship, it felt much more relaxed, not hurried, but with enough to do (or as little as you wanted) that it was never boring. There are always interesting conversations going on, I hardly have any time to read my book. (There is a ship’s library and board games available.). Some itineraries also have guest lecturers and some offer photography workshops. The food on board is excellent and the menus, which reflect the region and use locally sourced comestibles, feature New England classics: a lobster bake with clams & mussels was a definite highlight; New England clam chowder; lobster bisque). The baked goods including fresh breads and scones, are outstanding. Three meals are provided daily. There are beverages and snacks available all day. Dietary restrictions are accommodated. We are encouraged to Bring Your Own Beverages aboard which we can put in a cooler or at a bar, and each evening there is a 5:30 cocktail hour when all the fixings are provided (house wine and beer are provided at no charge at lunch and dinner), but there is also a welcome aboard and farewell cocktail party with an open bar and delectable hors d’oeurves. The ship is modest, unpretentious, but is very comfortable, very clean and well maintained (it was refurbished

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Blount’s Grande Caribe docked in New Bedford. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear. com in 2009), and has everything you need. There is a pleasant lounge ringed with windows; an expansive dining room (also with windows along the walls on both sides) an open sitting area (with fitness machines) on the back deck, and an open air top deck with lounge chairs and a canvas cover for rain and sun. There are four categories of smokefree cabins, all with individual climatecontrolled air-conditioning systems,

private bathroom and adequate storage. Our cabin (56B) on the upper deck literally down the hallway from the lounge, had a large picture window which we could open for fresh air; air conditioning which we could set; a toilet and sink in a cabinet and a separate shower, two outlets for plugging in. The Captain lets us know when See page D5


Betty White turns 80, and other fascinating facts BY MARJORIE GOTTLIEB WOLFE The Associated Press reports that Betty White of “The Golden Girls” turned 96. It’s her 80th year in show business and on Aug. 21, a special TV program will show White at work, at home and with friends. Mireille Silcoff wrote that there are two kinds of old these days: The baby-boomer old, which include couples sky-diving for their 40th anniversary… and the old old, the nursing-home old. This includes the prunes-for-breakfast old and the “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” old. Today we hear expressions like “Geezer Chic” and the “White phenomenon.” As we look forward to seeing, “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” let’s look back at her career.


In 2011, Betty White wrote her autobiography titled, “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t).” On page 1, White says, “I can’t believe I’m getting old…However, if one is lucky enough to be blessed with good health, growing older shouldn’t be something to complain about…There is even a funny side to aging, if one has a warped sense of humor. If one has no sense of humor,

one is in trouble.”

Avid Animal Lover

White confessed [2014] that she’s a supporter of the Farm Animal Reform Movement and Friends of Animals group, as well as a Los Angeles Zoo board member. She has donated thousands of dollars to these causes. As an animal lover, she was horrified by the scene from “As Good As It Gets” where Jack Nicholson’s curmudgeonly anti-hero pitches a small dog down the trash chute of his apartment building.

Bond Girl

Rumor has it that Betty is reportedly set to play the Bond Girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise. She would be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig. IF it were so, she would be the oldest Bond girl ever. [In a Feb. 8, 2018 update, this story seems to be false. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called “We Want Betty White for Bond Girl.”]

Cheesecake fixes everything

It’s been said that over the course of the series, the Golden Girls ate more than 100 cheesecakes. Whenever one of the girls has a problem, they talk it over a whole cheesecake. And Rose has

been known to enjoy raw cookie dough. Haven’t we all?

I only go in the kitchen to feed my dog.”


Betty explains that women who pair up with younger men are sometimes called “cougars.” She admits that all her life she preferred men older than she was. “Unfortunately, today I don’t think there IS anyone older than I am.”

Betty White had no children, but she is stepmother to Allen Ludden’s three children from his first marriage.


White did a Snickers commercial to be run during the Super Bowl.

Controversial Topics

In “The Golden Girls” hit many controversial topics were addressed: AIDS, gay marriage, and teen pregnancy.

Conway, Tim

Betty says, “…I am such a pigeon for Tim Conway. I look at him and I can get hysterical. [In her autobiography] she writes: So Tim walks in, and he looks at Jeff [Witjas] and says, “Don’t get up,” and he looks at me without changing his inflection at all and says, “And I know you can’t.” Betty says that Tim Conway “is one of those people you have trouble making eye contact with for fear of cracking up.”


White confesses that she’s not the homemaker type. “I’m not a big cook.



Betty said [at age 74], “I don’t eat a proper diet. Lunch is usually a hot dog and French fries, or something equally devilish. Red whips are my curse.” Betty never paid much attention to fad diets. She said, “There was one where you ate nothing but grapefruit…I love grapefruit, but I also love other things. Things like vodka, which she drinks on the rocks with ”lots and lots of lemon.”


Betty White has a beloved labrador retriever named “Spinee.” The yellow lab recently (2018) underwent a risky procedure at the Washington Veterinary Hospital.


In January 2010 there was a campaign on Facebook called “Betty White See page D7

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Is Social Security a Welfare Program? BY TOM MARGENAU

Q: Recently, I was listening to a radio program in which the host described Social Security as a welfare program. He said millions of people are getting benefits they never paid for and don’t deserve. I’d like to get your opinion on this. Is Social Security welfare? A: Well, I guess it all depends on how you define “welfare.” If you mean it in the narrow sense of someone getting free government benefits that they may never have paid for, then that certainly is not what Social Security is. But if you define “welfare” in broader terms as a government program designed to provide for the general good of its citizens, then I would definitely put Social Security in that category. After all, the word “social” in Social Security is there not just because it is alliterative and sounds good. From its very beginning in 1935, social goals were built into the program. For example, the Social Security benefit formula has always been skewed so that low-income workers get a better deal out of the program than their more highly paid counterparts. And that doesn’t mean higher benefits. A well-to-do person will always get much more in retirement benefits than a poorer retiree. But as a percentage of what they kicked into the system, the low-income person gets a more generous rate of return. In other words, raising the standard of living of lower-income retirees has always been a goal of Social Security. And it’s worked! The poverty rate among the elderly was pushing 60 percent when Social Security started. Today, it is less than 10 percent. Another social goal of Social Security has been to help keep families together after the breadwinner has died. And that’s why survivor benefits have been part of the program since its inception. For example, if a young husband and father dies, then his children will start getting monthly dependent child benefits on his record. And the mother may also get a monthly Social Security check if she is not working. I’m sure these are some of the people the radio host was referring to when he said, “Millions of people are getting benefits they never paid for and don’t deserve.” While it is true that the children, and possibly the wife, of the deceased father I mentioned in the prior paragraph didn’t pay for the survivor benefits they are receiving, the father certainly did. And only the most miserly and narrow-minded of government critics would say his widow and children don’t deserve the Social Security benefits they are receiving. There are also millions of elderly women who receive wife’s or widow’s benefits on a husband’s Social Security

account. Some of these women may never have worked outside the home and paid Social Security taxes. But once again, their husbands surely did. So are these women getting “welfare”? Well, in the broadest sense of that term, yes, they are. But in the narrow sense that they are getting something for nothing, they certainly are not getting welfare. I think a major reason many people think of Social Security benefits as “welfare” is because of confusion with the SSI program. Supplemental Security Income is indeed a welfare program that pays a small monthly stipend to the elderly poor and to poor people with disabilities. That program is managed by the Social Security Administration, but SSI payments are funded out of general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes. Still, most Americans don’t understand the distinction and they incorrectly think that SSI is just another Social Security welfare benefit. Q: I think we could save Social Security by getting rid of the welfare elements of the program. People getting real Social Security, like retirement benefits, are OK. But all those freeloaders getting disability and dependent’s benefits should be kicked off the program! A: To help illustrate how narrow-minded and wrong you are, let me give you some examples. Ann began working at age 21 and retired at age 62 and started collecting Social Security retirement benefits. So she paid into Social Security for 41 years. I take it this is what you call “real” Social Security, so she deserves her benefits. Frank also started working at age 21. But sadly, at age 59, he had severe heart problems and was forced to stop working. He applied for and started getting disability benefits when he was 60. He worked and paid Social Security taxes for 38 years. And yet you claim he is a freeloader who should be kicked off the system. Other than the fact that Ann worked until she retired and Frank was forced to stop working a few years prior to retirement, how are their cases different? What makes Ann’s benefits “real” and Frank’s benefits “welfare”? Here is a third example. Sam, like Frank and Ann, started working at age 21. He retired at age 66 and started getting Social Security. He died at age 80 and his widow, Sylvia, started getting an additional $200 per month in widow’s benefits added to her own retirement benefit. So you are saying that even though Sam worked and paid Social Security taxes for 45 years, the $200 per month that Sylvia now gets in widow’s benefits is “welfare.” I simply don’t follow your logic. Finally, let’s look at Barbara’s Social Security situation. She also started working at age 21. Tragically, she was

killed in a car accident when she was 50 years old. Her two minor children started getting survivor benefits on her account. Barbara paid Social Security taxes for 29 years. How can you call the survivor benefits her children get “welfare”? I can’t imagine any sensible person claiming that the benefits that Frank

or Sylvia or Barbara’s kids get are welfare. At least not in the sense that you view the term as a government freebie and giveaway. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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is very accessible to ask additional questions.There are shore excursions offered at each port – island tours that are conveniently arranged for a pick up at the boat, lasting about 1 ½ hours, at reasonable cost. It is remarkable to me how they


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not only had to switch around the itinerary, but organize dockage or mooring, shuttles, switch around the shore excursions, and do it so that it all seems seamless to us. Our original itinerary from Warren, Rhode Island, the home base of Blount Cruises, to Cuttyhunk, MA, to New Bedford, to Nantucket, to Martha’s See page D6

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Vineyard, to Block Island, to Bristol, RI, to Newport and back to Warren – is completely revamped because of the 10 foot seas we would have to sail through to reach Nantucket. Instead, we sail from Warren RI to Bristol to Newport, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard (where we stay two full days instead of one), to Nantucket and back to Warren RI.

after a short sail we pull into Bristol, Rhode Island (coming this way, I didn’t recognize this town which is at the end of the East Bay Bike Path from Providence that I have biked several times in the past). Just across from where we dock, there is a fascinating boat museum, the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. It is a shrine to yacht racing and where eight consecutive America’s Cup defenders were built.

An evenings entertainment aboard Blount’s Grande Caribe: Martha’s Vineyard native, folksinger Mark Alan Lovewell, plays a 164-year old concertina and sings sea chanties, “the work songs of the whalers.” Sailing into Bristol On Sunday, after departing Warren,

The museum houses dozens of sailing yachts, some that you can climb

aboard. A local on the dock walking his dogs tells me that this boatyard is where many of the America’s Cup sailboats were designed and built in the 1930s by John Brown Herreshoff, who was blind, but would create these models based on feel. According to the museum, “In 1878, John Brown Herreshoff, a blind boatbuilder from Bristol, Rhode Island, who had been in business since 1863, went into partnership with his younger brother, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, a naval architect and steam engineer. “Between 1893 and 1914, for the defense of the America’s Cup, Captain Nat designed and built seven of the largest, most complex and powerful racing sloops the world has ever known. Of these, five were selected to sail as defenders, and all five were victorious. The firm also launched many hundreds of custom designs, both large and small, and a number of one-design classes (among them Herreshoff J12’1/2- and 15-Footers, S boats, and New York 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s) that have never been bettered for all-around sailing excitement and pleasure.” (http:// He also directs me to Linden Place Museum , an 1810 Federalstyle mansion with a stunning spiral staircase and   Hollywood connections: stage and screen star Ethel Barrymore summered here (her movie memorabilia is on display), plus scenes from the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” were shot here, with the exterior used as Daisy Buchanan’s parents home. I walk into the town with the most marvelous

homes dating back to the early 1700s. There is also Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, located just outside of downtown, but I don’t make it that far when it starts to rain. I note the red-white-blue stripe down the center line of the main street: Bristol boasts the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States, held continuously since 1785, and it displays its patriotism year-round with the painted traffic lines, as well as flags and such on many of the houses. Luther’s Legacy The Blounts were in the oyster business for generations until the 1938 hurricane destroyed Rhode Island’s oyster beds. Luther Blount was in college at the time studying engineering, and realized he had to set a different course for his future. He moved back to Rhode Island, and promptly invented a way to steam clams that was so efficient, his brother Nelson’s company became the supplier for Campbell’s Soup’s Clam Chowder. By 1947, Luther had become the Vice President of E.B. Blount and Sons, and began building boats, beginning with an oyster boat.  By 1964, he had built over 100 vessels (including Circle Line boats that take tourists around the Statue of Liberty, and the ferries that one of our passengers from Long Island uses for his Fire Island ferry business). He even had a few patents to his name — patents that would one day become the signature of Blount Cruise ships. Over the course of 20 years, Blount would personally sail the globe to the ships he built. In 1966, Luther decided

Captain Patrick Moynihan brings the Grande Caribe back to the Blount Small ship Adventures’ homeport in Warren, Rhode Island. Luther Blount invented A classic New England dinner of fresh lobster, clams and mussels © Karen Rubin/ a retractable pilot house so the ship could go under bridges © Karen Rubin/


that he wanted to show his friends and family the places he had been exploring and began building passenger boats. Soon he was offering these trips for others, coining the expression “small ship cruising”. “He created itineraries for explorers, for those who wanted to tread lightly, going beyond the usual tourist meccas finding experiences you can only have when you get to know a place through its people.” Meanwhile, Luther, who passed away in 2006, worked to bring the oysters back to Rhode Island, starting with Narragansett Bay. He donated to a local university, charging them with cultivating new oyster beds. He bought Prudence Island to be used as an oyster regeneration project funded by his foundation. Today, Luther’s daughter Nancy is at the helm as president of Blount

Small Ship Adventures; daughters Marcia and Julie are president and vice president of Blount Boats. The design of the Grande Caribe and its sister ship, Grande Mariner, enables Blount to bring travelers to places that larger ships simply cannot go. They explore remote islands and traverse scenic waterways like the Erie Canal and St. Lawrence Seaway. They dock where private yachts dock (in fact, our ship is about the same size as the more extravagant yachts). This style of cruising appeals to people who are curious, casual, adventurous, who appreciate the ship as transportation for the purpose of exploring destinations, learning about cultures and heritage and communities. The atmosphere is very casual, laidback, unpretentious, welcoming – as if you were sailing on a friend’s yacht. Interestingly, even though we visit

places that are literally overrun by tourists this season, we dock away from the crowds, and simply slip into the everyday pattern – hopping a local bus, for example at Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs or a local beach. The threegenerations family of 13 split off for different activities – cousins going one direction – pooling photos on an online album. Blount Small Ship Adventures offers overnight small ship cruises in the United States, Canada, Central America, Caribbean and Cuba, with itineraries ranging from 7 to 16 days. (View complete schedule on www. Blount Small Ship Adventures, 461 Water Street, Warren, Rhode Island 02885, 800-556-7450 or 401-2470955, info@blountsmallshipadventures. com, www.blountsmallshipadventures. com.

Next: A Day in Newport See also: A Spectacle in Motion: Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World is Once-in-aLifetime Must-See at New Bedford Whaling Museum

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Betty White turns 80, and other fascinating facts C ontinued from page D3 to Host SNL (Please). By March, almost half a million people had voted. “It was a terrifying proposition,” she wrote. White was forced to use cue cards, and make complete costume changes for each sketch, which must be done in one minute, 30 seconds. SNL brought her her 7th Emmy Award.

Golden Girls

White is perhaps best known for her role as the hapless Rose Nylund on “Golden Girls.” She is the only living “Golden Girl.” Estelle Getty died in 2008; Bea Arthur died in 2009; and Rue McClanahan died in 2010. White wrote, “I always thought I would be the one who would go—particularly with the Golden Girls, because I was the oldest…I’m the only one left and I’m still functioning. I think, How did that happen?”


News of Betty White’s death spread quickly in July of 2018 causing concern among fans across the world. It was a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Facebook page attracted nearly one million of “likes.” Hundreds of fans immediately started writing messages of condolences. Twitterphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Hollywood Wall of Fame

White and Allen Ludden have stars on the Hollywood Wall of Fame—sideby-side.

Honorary Mayor

In 1955, Betty was the honorary Mayor of Hollywood, California. Betty

Hot in Cleveland




caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky on “Hot in Cleveland.” At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and won! She writes, “When I picked up the SAG statue itself,…it felt like it weighed twenty-five pounds. All I could think about was that it was the heaviest award I’d ever held.” Betty also wrote that when her name was announced her first thought was, “They read the wrong name.”


White was married three times: Dick Barker, Lane Allen, and Allen Ludden. She told Katie Couric [in 2018] that Ludden was “The love of my life.”


“The Golden Girls” shared a Miami home. The layout of the home changed, but there were always great jokes, great friends, a spacious lanai, and cheesecake in the refrigerator.

Net Worth

[as of 2017], White has amassed an estimated net worth of $45 million.

New friend vs. Old friend

White says that “With a new friend, you start to tell an anecdote and there’s a whole explanation that needs to go with it so they’ll understand.” She continues, “But with old friends, you don’t have to do the backstory, because you talk so often that they know what’s going on in your life—or maybe they were there at the time.”


White was given these nicknames: Grand Dame of Television, and Queen of Television.

Optimist (quote)

“I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try

to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.”


White, who was a regular on the game show circuit, met her match in 1961 when she was a celebrity guest on Password. Host, Allen Ludden, subsequently proposed with an engagement ring and was turned down. He wore the ring around his neck until she changed her mind.


White loves to play poker. She says, “We don’t play for big money, but we play for blood.”

Queen Mum

The Queen Mum was a huge fan of “The Golden Girls.” Sir Laurence Olivier was also a fan.

Red Carpet Events

White wrote that if there’s one thing she doesn’t like, its red-carpet events. They can be a nightmare when you’re greeted by a line of photographers and microphone-wielding TV reporters shouting “Betty” or “Mrs. Ludden.” With all the glaring lights and noise, you can stagger and look like you’ve had a few drinks. White says, “It’s a necessary evil…it’s a hazard that one just has to get over.”

Retirement (quote)

“Why retire from something if you’re loving it so much and enjoying it so much, and you’re blessed with another group of people to work with like the gang on ‘Hot in Cleveland?’ Why would I think of retiring? What would I do with myself?”

Robert Redford

White gave this cheeky confession: “My answer to anything under the sun, like ‘What have you not done in the

business that you’ve always wanted to do?’ is ‘Robert Redford.’” [White has never worked with Redford, who is 14 years her junior.] Her crush on him soon grew into genuine admiration.

Thanksgiving Parade

From 1962 to 1971, White hosted NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside Bonanza’s, Lorne Greene.

Theme Song

The theme song, “Thank You for Being a Friend” was originally written and recorded by Andrew Gold. For the show, Cynthia Fee sang.

Word Games

White would play word games with equally competitive McClanahan between takes.

Young (quote)

“Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things won’t live to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 - Oh. What am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade. Use them all!” MARJORIE WOLFE can relate to this quote by Betty White: “I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise.” Sources: “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White “No, for Real, Ask Your Grandpa: Can I Have His Hand-Me-Downs?” by Mireille Silcoff, The New York Times Magazine, Aug. 28, 2013

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Chamber plans ‘Summer Puzzle Break’ August 16 From page 10

When Chamber President Ezdrin welcomed Councilman Hand and her fellow Chamber of Commerce members to Puzzle Break last August, the concept gave her ideas for corporate and social outings or mixing both: “Before, I had only heard of ‘escape rooms’ at locations in New York City. To have a company like this come here to our community and our own town is what makes being a Chamber of Commerce and business community exciting. Everybody here should make an appointment and you can do the activity as a corporation, as a family or both – it’s a lot of fun. It forces you to think outside the box, and do something we normally don’t do. If you do it once you will want to come back and do it again,” she said. Reyes concurred and said both Hand and Ezdrin were prepared to bring in work colleagues “to have the experience and have the collaboration happen that we provide everyday

with groups of all ages.” Nassau County Legislator and Syosset native Joshua Lafazan joined the Chamber at the grand opening of Puzzle Break a year ago. He added his thoughts on the experience and growth of new Syosset area businesses. “Anytime you bring in constructive activities to engage in, especially on an intellectual level like this I think it is special. It’s incredible and the more we can add to our community, the better. You hear from our young people pretty often that ‘there’s nothing to do on Long Island.’ I believe that’s a myth and this type of activity is fighting against that. Lafazan says he came to a Puzzle Break game once with his brother but they weren’t able to escape the room. “A Harvard degree (Josh) and a Wharton degree (his brother) and we couldn’t do it. Yet my little cousins who were 14 and 15 years old did escape it,” he joked before the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Syosset Chamber welcomes new businesses to town From page 9

legends like Wade Boggs, Darryl Strawberry, Paul O’Neill, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera plus two former Mets’ pitching greats, Dwight “Doc” Gooden and David Cone. On the same night as a key American League East showdown at Fenway Park in Boston, the first game of four last week between the Red Sox and Yankees, the Woodbury crowd on August 2 kept thinking back to the great baseball traditions of New York, and how old some of them were when Leyritz and Fielder, both 54 years old now, won with the 1996 team. Nassau County Legislator and lifelong Syosset resident Josh Lafazan was just two years old. He graduated from Syosset High School in 2012, the same year he was elected to the Board of Education here at the age of 18. “I have lived in Syosset for all my 24 years, and I could not be prouder to share our community with the Chamber of Commerce and Keller Williams Points North bringing people together. Charo Ezdrin and the Chamber’s directors are key stakeholders in bringing residents and business community members together. On behalf of the County Legislature, I want to welcome Keller Williams to Syosset!” Lafazan said at the August 2 ribbon-cutting. For those in attendance Jim Leyritz signed a iconic photographs of him in the gray (away) Yankees uniform rounding the bases in Atlanta after his most famous hit: from the 1996 World Series Game 4, his game-tying three-run home run. Leyrtiz caught up with the Advance and News Journal before greeting fans in Woodbury. “I am happy to welcome everyone here and spread some Yankee love! I am thankful to do charity work for Pink Tie, as we’ve partnered with Keller Williams in this new office. This represents not only a big step for Keller Williams as a brand but also for Pink Tie and our community involvement, as our charity continues to raise money for other area charities and foundations…. Whatever money is raised through donations, raffles and auctioning items will stay in the commu-

nity. I come from California where Keller Williams is one of the largest real estate brands – I know what this organization does as it helps build up communities when they come in. This is truly a great marriage for the brand and the Syosset/Woodbury community,” he said. Leyrtiz spent time playing for MLB teams in his home state of California, including the Dodgers and Angels and as a member of the 1998 San Diego Padres that made it to the World Series, led by Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, but lost to the record-setting Yankees (114 wins, 48 losses) that year. Leyritz was then traded back to the Yankees and was part of their 1999 World Series championship team. In June of the 2000 season, which famously ended in the Yankees-Mets “Subway Series” World Series, he was traded from the Yankees to the Dodgers, but the Yankees still honored him with his third championship ring as a contributor on that threepeat team. Free copies of his book, “Catching Heat: the Jim Leyritz Story” were available for attendees last Thursday. Chamber treasurer Danielle Delgrosso, assistant manager of Roslyn Savings Bank on Muttontown Road, said she had a terrific conversation with Leyritz about his life in California as well as the rigors of a professional baseball career. Cecil Fielder was known as a heavyweight big bat in the American League for over a dozen seasons from the mid1980s through late 90s. He is most well-known for being the face of the Detroit Tigers for seven seasons, from 1990 up until his Yankees’ run in 1996. With the Tigers he hit 245 of his 319 career home runs. Fielder was a Toronto Blue Jay to start his career from 1985 through 1988, and he retired from the major leagues in 1998 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. His son, Prince Fielder, was a six-time MLB All-Star with the Milwaukee Brewers before ending his career in 2016 after stints with the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers. At the August 2 event, Leyritz and Fielder joked with the crowd that an overwhelming number of Long Islanders and

Keller Williams’ associates at the gala were die-hard, suffering Mets fans. There were jabs at the Mets’ woes all evening. Leyritz reminded the audience that for a brief time during spring training for the 2001 season, he was a New York Met catcher, a backup to Mike Piazza. He told the Advance that he chose to wear number 16 as a Met in honor of Doc Gooden, jersey he’s kept framed ever since, but unfortunately his career in Queens came to a premature end due to an injury at age 37. The line of Keller Williams professionals and their guests waiting for autographs, selfies and group photos seemed to double after Leyrtiz spoke about his memories of a brief Mets’ experience. The Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce was on double-duty August 2, as the Sterling National Bank (former Astoria Federal Savings) on Jackson Avenue was host to the Ferrari Club of America and Mercedes-Benz Car Show. The event was co-sponsored by the Chamber and organized by Jack Biondo of Plaza Realty. Biondo is one of the Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Anniversary Gala Honorees, as the Syosset Woodbury Chamber will celebrate its 20 years in the community at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, on Monday, November 12. Danielle Delgrosso of Roslyn Savings Bank is the chairperson for the 20th Anniversary Gala. This month the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday August 16 at Puzzle Break Long Island, 180 Michael Drive in Syosset. Their networking night will take place the following Tuesday evening, August 21 at the Inn at Fox Hollow, 7755 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. A week after the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets after Labor Day on Thursday, September 6, the grand opening of G2 Training and spin studio at 95 Jackson Avenue in Syosset is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. Contact G2 Training at (516) 921-0761 or visit their website, G2Training. com, for further details.


A parent called my studio to register their 3 year old little girl. I answered all of her questions and addressed all the common concerns of a preschool mom. The mom on the phone then asked the very common question. “What if my child won’t go in?” I reassured her that I have been teaching for a long time. She shocked me with her reply. The mom on the phone said, “I know you have, you taught me!” Wow I have been doing this a long time….Kim Leary, Director of Glen Dance Studio for 23 years Glen Dance Studio’s Ideology Twenty three years ago director Kim Leary founded Glen Dance Studio, Ltd. on the idea that classes at a dance studio should be both educational and FUN! She noticed that while many studios focus on a single dance routine for the majority of the school year, the teachers at Glen Dance teach technique and stage presence. Students at Glen Dance Studio learn how to dance, not a single dance routine. Beautiful Location Glen Dance Studio started 23 years ago in one shabby room on Glen St. in

Glen Cove. Since then the studio has moved two times. Glen Dance is now located in a beautiful space in the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Old Brookville. This convenient location is located in the Holiday Farm’s Center between Glen Head Rd. and Glen Cove Rd. The location has LOTS of parking and plenty of shopping for the parents. Glen Dance has grown from one small room to 4 large dance rooms each with observation TVs which allow parents to watch without disrupting the class. The studios all have professional sprung dance floors to prevent injuries and stress on the body. The space has a large waiting room with vending machines and a dancewear boutique. The studio’s repertoire of classes Over two decades ago Glen Dance Studio only had three instructors. Today the staff of fifteen professional teachers at Glen Dance Studio teach the traditional dance arts such as Ballet, Tap, and Jazz as well as the trendy styles such as Contemporary and Hip-Hop. The studio also has specialized classes in Pointe, Lyrical, and Acrobatics. The beginner through

advanced students can find something they will love in Glen Dance Studio’s small personalized classes (12-18 students). The studio runs classes 6 days a week to accommodate busy schedules. With so many classes and teachers, students are sure to find something they love. The pride of the studio is the Pre-School Dance Program. This 3-4 year old program offers 45-minute classes geared towards pre-school students. It is one thing about Glen Dance Studio that has remained unchanged! The class is part ballet and part tap. The length of the class and the mix of dance styles are designed to hold the attention of young children. The primary goal of this program is to foster a love of movement. The creative component is very important. Scarves, ribbons, and other props facilitate the dancer’s physical expression. Taking part in a dancing narrative helps children understand that dancing is an expression of feelings and actions. Although these students are young, the teachers at Glen Dance studio teach the children the correct terminology for

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Jericho seniors return to their old school

BY GINA LEVY Robert Seaman held its annual reunion for the Jericho High School senior class who once went there. The reunion was a great reminder of where they started with fellow students and teachers as they get ready to graduate from the Jericho School District. Everyone was so glad to see each other after so many years! The students looked at their old class pictures and watched their 5th grade graduation video. It was great to see the

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reactions of the teachers to their former students and how much they have grown! The former students and teachers caught up on what everyone is doing and what they are planning to do next year. Many students also got a chance to reconnect with friends of their younger days. They walked the school building and reminisced of what they used to do in class or at recess. Smiles and well wishes were all around for the future of the former students! Best wishes to you all!

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THE POLICE BLOTTER Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: n

At the Long Island Railroad Station’s parking lot on Railroad Avenue in Roslyn Heights, unknown subject damaged the property by making graffiti at 9am on July 23rd. n

At Wendy’s on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, two individuals were arrested at 1:45pm on July 23rd. A 21-year-old man from Roosevelt and a 20-year-old man from Hempstead were both charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

A 44-year-old man from Hicksville was arrested at Century 21 on Old Country Road in Westbury at 4:15pm on July 24th. He was charged with Shoplifting. n

At 5:38pm on July 24th, a 22-yearold man from Hempstead was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at the corner of Chester Street and Oakley Street in Uniondale. n

At the parking lot of Applebee’s Restaurant on Corporate Drive in Westbury, a 41-year-old woman from Manhasset was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 9:35pm on July 24th. n

A 44-year-old man from Jamaica was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at the intersection of Roslyn Road and Powerhouse Road in Roslyn Heights at 3am on July 25th.


On Union Avenue in Westbury, a 25-year-old man from New Cassel was arrested at 12:15am on July 25th. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

Sometime between 8pm on July 25th and 8am the next morning, a hole was cut in the ceiling of a building on Nassau Boulevard South in Garden City. n

At the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Earle Ovington Boulevard in Uniondale, a 33-yearold man from Freeport was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 8:15pm on July 25th.

At Target in Westbury, a 31-yearold woman from Brooklyn was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 10:20pm on July 27th.

Long Island Expressway at Exit 36 in North Hills at 5:33am on July 28th. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.



On Northern Boulevard in Munsey Park, a 67-year-old man from Great Neck was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 10:43pm on July 27th.

Three individuals, an 18-year-old woman from East Meadow, a 26-yearold man from Westbury and a 20-yearold woman from South Hempstead, were all arrested at 9:50pm on July 28th on Taylor Avenue in Westbury. All were charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana.


At the corner of Stewart Avenue and Merrick Avenue in Westbury, a 51-year-old man from Roosevelt was arrested on July 27th at 10:55pm. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

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At 7:06pm on July 26th, a 54-yearold man from Glen Cove was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at the corner of North Broadway and Cedar Swamp Road in Jericho. n

At 1:28am on July 27th, at the corner of West Shore Road and Harbor Park Drive in Roslyn, a 45-year-old man was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. n

At the parking lot of Dave & Buster’s on Old Country Road in Westbury, a victim has reported that his vehicle’s window had been smashed at 8:30pm on July 27th. The subjects also removed the victim’s personal property. n

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Add health screenings to back-to-school checklist

As summer vacation winds down, thoughts turn from jaunts to the beach to readying for a new school year. To-do lists include many of the typical tasks that precede going back to the classroom, including shopping for new clothes, purchasing school supplies and finishing summer reading assignments. Another essential requirement parents must find time for is completing their children’s health screenings and immunizations so youngsters can return to school. Health screenings may include, but may not be limited to, routine physical exams, eye exams and dental cleanings. Each school district may have its own set of health requirements that must be met in order for children to attend school. Many schools require that children are up-to-date with all immunizations before they can begin a new school year. While the issue of vaccinations has inspired debate in recent years, parents should recognize that many schools will only exempt students from receiving certain vaccinations due to religious reasons. For a list of state vaccination requirements and possible exemptions for schools in the United States, visit schoolsurv/schImmRqmt.asp. Students who have specific learning disabilities or medical conditions that require classroom modification should obtain recent documentation from any therapists or specialists prior to beginning a new

Schedule visits to the doctor, dentist and an eye doctor so your child is up-to-date upon the dawn of a new school year.

school year. Doing so facilitates the process of setting up procedures within the school while ensuring children have what they need to excel in the classroom. All parents may want to ask doctors to provide copies of medical and immunization records so that schools will have the most recent copies on file. Parents should schedule eye examinations well in advance of the first day of school so they have ample time to fill new prescriptions for youngsters before school begins. This ensures kids won’t be starting off on the wrong foot because of vision problems that could already have been addressed. Parents of adolescents or students on the verge of adolescence may want to address the subject of bodily changes before the school year begins anew. Address which changes can be expected, including the start of menstruation for girls. This will help children better understand what is happening when they witness changes in themselves and fellow classmates and give them a chance to receive accurate information rather than gossip from their peers. Keep in mind that health screenings conducted in advance of the school year may not preclude students from school-sponsored screenings. Schools may offer their own vision and hearing screenings and may take physical measurements to ensure students are growing on schedules in line with normal development.


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This Week at the Syosset Library Thursday, August 9th at 2:00PM

I Hate Classical Music: Why Happy or Sad? The Secret Behind Melody & Harmony Presenter: Tanisha Mitchell, opera singer and librarian at the Metropolitan Opera and Freeport Libraries Why does music make you happy or sad or evoke special memories? Learn the secret behind melody and harmony in this interactive lecture. This event is free.

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50 Fabulous Tidbits About The Catskills Presenter: Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe, freelance writer and humorist

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe revisits the historic summer get-away locations of Grossinger’s, The Concord, and the bungalow colonies. Enjoy reminiscing on a summer afternoon. This event is free.

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Thursday, August 16th at 2:00PM

The Making of Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney Presenter: Sal St. George, playwright and owner of St. George History Productions Sal St. George will relive the fascinating back story of James Cagney’s award-winning portrayal of George M. Cohan in the 1942 beloved musical. Learn why Cohan personally selected Cagney to portray him. This event is free.

College Notes

Local residents were among the 43 University of Scranton students inducted into the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Honor Society. This organization recognizes students for academic achievement in the study of accounting who major in accounting, finance or information technology, have achieved junior status or higher in their undergraduate studies, have taken three or more accounting courses, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher overall as well as in their accounting courses, among other criteria. The following area residents were inducted into the honor society. • Kyle Hayes of East Norwich, a junior • Alexander Lebenns of Glen Head, a senior n

More than 600 students received degrees from New York Institute of Technology as fall graduates of the Class of 2018. The following local students earned degrees: • Sanket Lad of Jericho graduated with a MS degree in computer science. • Rehab Gill of Jericho graduated with a BS degree in interdisciplinary studies. • Meghan Mahony of Syosset graduated with a MS degree in instructional technology from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). n

Gabrielle Guarrera of Syosset graduated with a BS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania during the May 12th commencement exercises. Guarrera was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees. n

Peter Guiffre of Syosset was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercis-

es Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at Millett Hall Guiffre graduated with a BA degree, majoring in strategic communication. n

Christopher Amato was named to the Deans List at Adelphi University for the Spring 2018 semester. To receive a spot on the Dean’s List during a given semester, students must complete at least 12 credits, receive no failing grades, and earn a total grade point average of 3.5 or higher. n

The following Syosset residents were among the 1,127 students who received their degrees in May as part of the Class of 2018 • Lindsay Guastafeste of Syosset, cum laude with a Master of architecture • Valerie Moran of Syosset, with a B.S. in architecture n

James Madison University is pleased to announce the names of the students who graduated during the May 4th, 2018 commencement exercises. More than 4,400 students received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. • Kelli Anne Dunn of Syosset graduated with a degree in communication sciences & disorders. • Skylar Jarred Wolen of Woodbury graduated with a degree in finance. n

Thomas Anderson of Syosset has earned a doctor of physical therapy degree in physical therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2018. Douglas Enga of Syosset has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in sport management from Springfield College for studies completed in 2018.

Artwork by Terry Kimmel

Terry Kimmel, Ink Painting

August 4th – August 26th, 2018 Terry Kimmel will be exhibiting Ink Painting in the library’s art gallery from August 4th through August 26th. Open to the public. Terry began her study of painting when she was in elementary school and continued through college when she had the opportunity to study in a Mexican artist’s studio as well as at La Universidad Nacional de México. This was her introduction to a global under-

standing of creativity and the making of art, interests thats he has continued to develop until the present. Her paintings begin with reflections about nature which provides the subject; mountain scenery, rocks, waterfalls and flowers. The paintings that are being exhibited are influenced by East Asian brush painting techniques and include examples of her current interest in contemporary Chinese ink painting that are experimental and moving towards abstraction.

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