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Joe Saladino sworn in as Oyster Bay Town Supervisor

State Assemblyman Joe Saladino, center, being sworn in as Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay BY GARY SIMEONE

In a special Town of Oyster Bay meeting on Tuesday morning, the Town Board appointed and swore in State Assemblyman Joe Saladino, of Massapequa Park to the position of Town Supervisor. The

position was recently held by longtime Supervisor John Venditto, who resigned after being indicted on federal corruption charges. Saladino will serve the remainder of Venditto’s term and will have to face re-election this November. In a statement to the public, Saladino

said that he would work diligently in his new role as Town Supervisor to help fix the many problems that the Town faces. “I have worked hard to produce for the taxpayers in the Town of Oyster Bay,” said Saladino. “I’m ready, willing and able to fix the problems in this town. It’s time to bring pride back to the Town of Oyster Bay. I love this town and as a long-time resident I understand the problems in this town.” He said that the town needs a fulltime supervisor to take charge of matters, fix its problems, and get the town back on track. Saladino was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2004 representing the 9th district which includes many of Long Island’s south shore communities. In the Assembly, he is one of Long Island’s minority conference leaders. Deputy Supervisor and Town councilman, Joseph Muscarella, who was serving as interim Supervisor in Venditto’s absence, said that the Board was

holding off on their decision to name a new Supervisor. “The board was not ready to elect a new supervisor as they were waiting for a financial rating from Moody’s Investors Services before making a decision,” said Muscarella. That rating was received last week and Moody’s Investors Service issued the Town an investment grade rating that reestablished the Town’s credit rating with the agency. “The Town was assigned a rating of Baa3, with a ‘stable outlook,’ acknowledging the Town’s significant improvements to actual finances for 2016, budgeted figures for 2017 and stated commitment to continue to work to eliminate fund deficits and build reserves,” said Muscarella. “The ship is continuing to move in the right direction and we remain focused upon the continued improvement of our fiscal position.”

“That right there is a great example of providing student work to the community,” said Dr. Bonuso. Board President, Phil Heckler said that the High School has offered an internship program for quite some time but U.S. Department of Education’s indicators have shown an increased need for students to gain work experience before graduating. “We have seen an additional push for the Board to try and expand these type of programs,” said Heckler.

few other things to put on the table. We should come to a final list soon,” said Dr. Bonuso. The Bond Committee focused on some energy initiatives as part of the district’s Energy Performance Contract to help save some money down the line. Upgrading to better lighting including installation of LED’s in district schools is an option to help save money in the long run. “This is important for a number of reasons, not only for the children as far as education and instruction but it is the best financial plan to get things done the way we have this set up,” said Dr. Bonuso. The Board voted to make October 19th an official school holiday in observance of the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

Dr. Bonuso gives feedback from Key Communicator’s meeting BY GARY SIMEONE At the Hicksville school board meeting last Wednesday, School Superintendent, Dr. Carl Bonuso updated the public on the Key Communicators roundtable meeting that he recently hosted. The meeting which was held on January 19th, featured representatives of the district, local business owners and community members. “There were over two dozen business leaders from throughout the community and school staff members who attended the meeting which was focused on establishing a partnership between the school district and local businesses,” said Dr. Bonuso. “This is part of an ongoing commitment to maintaining open lines of communication and fostering partnerships throughout the community.”

He said that the meeting featured a lot of conversation about student internship programs and job planning. “Many of our Board members and staff members are involved in the search for student internships and looking for ways to expand school and business partnerships through particular projects and initiatives. At the meeting we also talked about the High School’s work-based learning program and the school district presence within the community.” Some of the ideas proposed to show school pride within the community included the school logo or student’s work posted in store windows and decals or football schedules placed inside or outside of local businesses. Dr. Bonuso said that beginning March 2nd, IKEA will feature student work in the entranceway leading into the store.

Bond Committee update:

Dr. Bonuso said that the district is trying to get a sense of when the Bond vote will take place but it is looking like it will be in October. “We are looking at a list of elements that are part of that bond and there are a

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Pizza delivery man robbed

A pizza delivery man was robbed on Wednesday, January 25, at 11:45 pm in Hicksville. According to detectives, a male victim, 46, while attempting to deliver pizza for Domino’s to a Boulder Lane home was attacked by two unknown males. One of the males elbowed the victim in the face and demanded money. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount

of cash and two pizzas. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment to facial injuries received. The homeowner at the location where the food was to be delivered had not ordered anything. Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: On Front Street in Uniondale, a case of Criminal Mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m.on December 30 and 9 a.m. the next morning. n

At the PSEG Headquarters in Hicksville, a passenger side window of a vehicle was damaged and eighty feet of copper were stolen between 3 and 6 p.m. on January 11. n

On January 11, between 6 and 11 p.m., a wallet and its contents were stolen from a vehicle on Lynn Place in Bethpage. n

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A 27-year-old man from Westbury was arrested on Post Avenue at Railroad Avenue in Westbury at 4:20 a.m. on January 14. He was charged with DWI. n

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On Merrick Avenue in Westbury, a 26-year-old woman from Baldwin was arrested on January 15 at 4:30 a.m. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. n

At the corner of Broadway and Monitor Street in New Cassel, two arrests for Driving While Intoxicated occurred at 4:06 a.m. on January 16. Arrested were a 37-year-old man from Hempstead and a 29-year-old man from Westbury. n

On January 16 at 4:40 a.m., a 23-yearold man from New Cassel was arrested at the intersection of Monitor Street and Broadway in that town. The subject was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. n

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At 10:45 p.m. on January 16, a 20-yearold woman from Carle Place and a 23-year-old man from the same town were arrested on 9th Street in Carle Place. Both were charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At the corner of Railroad Avenue and Garden Street in New Cassel, a 27-year-old man from Valley Stream was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on January 17 at 8:25 p.m. n

At 11:25 p.m. on January 17, a 30-yearold man from Hartford, Connecticut was arrested at the Red Roof Inn parking lot on Dibblee Drive in Westbury. The subject was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

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Levittown School District ranked a top district in state

Levittown School District has been named as one of the top 100 districts in New York State. Niche.com recently ranked the school district as 80th in the state as part of its 2017 best schools review. Levittown was among 670 districts statewide, which were rated based on academics, culture and diversity, health and safety, teachers, resources, clubs and activities and overall parent and student experiences.

“We are always proud to be in any list of excellent schools,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald said, “and will work even harder to ensure that Levittown Schools remains among the best districts in New York.” Niche.com was founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students and frequently provides educational reviews and insights based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Armed robbery in Hicksville

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From left, teachers Kevin Bunting and Heather Stavrinadis, Noel John, Bismah Dhar, Principal Ray Williams and Alaha Nasari. Alaha Nasari, a freshman in Heather Stavrinadis’ Pre-AP World History Class at Hicksville High School, earned first place at the Long Island Voice of Democracy audio essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Nasari, whose work based on the theme, “My Responsibility to America,” was submitted at the regional level follow-

ing first-place recognition at the building level, has now had her essay submitted to the state competition. In addition, Stavrinadis’ student Noel John and Kevin Bunting’s student Bismah Dhar earned second and third place, respectively, at the building level of the competition.

Nassau County Police are investigating the robbery of a pedestrian on Jerusalem Avenue in which a handgun was used on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:20 pm in Hicksville. According to detectives, a male victim, 25, walking southbound on Jerusalem Avenue at 9th Street, approached a male Hispanic suspect in his late 20’s, 5’ 6” tall with a stocky build. The suspect said something causing the victim to stop. The suspect punched the victim in the

stomach and pointed a black handgun at him. The suspect demanded the victim’s property which he complied, giving the suspect his phone and wallet along with a backpack containing other undisclosed personal property. At this time the victim ran from the scene without further incident. No injuries were reported. Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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Syosset and Hicksville Rotaries welcome District Governor

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Bob Mittleman, Syosset-Woodbury Rotary President; MJ Fitzgerald, Rotary District Governor; Donna Rivera-Downey, Hicksville Rotary President; Diane P. Marmsann, Assistant District Governor. The Syosset-Woodbury and Hicksville Rotaries welcomed MJ Fitzgerald, Rotary District Governor, to a joint meeting held recently at Andrea’s 25 in Woodbury. The District Governor has as one of her goals to visit all the Rotary Clubs throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk during her term of service. She spoke to the club about Rotary’s main goal of

defeating polio throughout the world. Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries in the world that still suffer from this debilitating disease. Ms. Fitzgerald also spoke about upcoming club activities, the Gift of Life program, Rotary Foundation, and RotaCare. Both clubs hope to schedule joint meetings in the future.

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As this is written, I am flying back from Cartagena, Colombia, where I attended a wedding of a young relative in my extended family. (Very nice couple.) Neither the bride nor groom had any connection with Colombia, but rather this was an example of a destination wedding, I’m told the latest trend among many young people. I have no idea whether this movement toward weddings at beautiful resort destinations will continue (some pluses, some minuses), but this was certainly an excellent and enjoyable experience for me in a beautiful setting. It also was a great opportunity to spend time with relatives at a happy occasion rather than at a funeral. Cartagena, just a 5 hour direct flight from JFK, is very much worth visiting, even if you don't have relatives who decide to get married there. It is very historic, founded by the Spanish in the sixteenth century as a port to export gold and silver (and, sadly, to import slaves from Africa). After Cartagena was pillaged by British pirate Sir Francis Drake, among others, the city fathers decided that it should be a walled city, which certainly adds to its charms. There are many examples of Spanish rule in town, including a place where the inquisition was conducted and a historic convent and church overlooking the city on top of a hill. Today, Cartagena, a city of about one million inhabitants, has obtained worldwide recognition as a Spanish colonial city, replete with numerous churches and plazas, as well as art and historic museums, not to mention museums about gold and emeralds. It also has many great restaurants and night spots with live music. The city is also close to a number of islands, which make for an excellent day trip to the beach. You couldn’t argue with the weather when I was there – high temperatures around 90, with refreshing breezes and no rain. And the price level for food and drink was generally low. The Colombian people were friendly and helpful, certainly did not

exhibit any hostility to Americans and were patient with my Spanish. The city is considered safe, although reasonable precautions (not flashing expensive items, for example), are always advisable. While there are numerous vendors of all sorts of products (panama hats are one ubiquitous example), they were generally not unduly persistent. Although I am still feeling the afterglow of an excellent trip to the tropics, I suppose I should address President Trump's immigration orders, which received much play in the local Colombian media. I think the orders are a bit of a mixed bag. The president certainly has the duty to protect the country against radical terrorists, including those who may pose as refugees to gain entrance into the United States. Although Mr. Trump is being accused of pure anti-Muslim bias, it remains true that most Muslim majority countries (for example, Indonesia and Pakistan) were not affected by his 90 day ban on travel to the United States. A 120-day halt to refugee admission, followed by an annual admission limitation to 50,000, is not irrational. And Mr. Trump had every right to fire the holdover Obama Administration attorney general who refused to implement his orders. On the other hand, the implementation of the program left much to be desired, and did not dispel Mr. Trump’s frequent image of acting impulsively. A key example was the initial determination, since reversed, that the no-travel order affected green card holders. This is a group of people who had already undergone a great deal of scrutiny prior to their admission. You would have thought that this point would have been clarified before the program began. Also, there seemed to be no understanding that Iraqis who helped the American effort during the war needed special priority. Also, maybe Saudi Arabia, home of the 9/11 terrorists, should have been on the affected list. Hopefully the flawed implementation is just an example of growing pains in a new administration.

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February 3

The Knitting Group will meet at the Hicksville Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Training Room. No registration is required and all are welcome.

February 5

“The Songs of Carole Bayer Sager” will be the focus of a concert performed by Cheryl Segall at the Hicksville Public Library at 2 p.m. No registration is required to attend. At the Bethpage Public Library, the musical group “The Sixties” will perform “From the British Invasion to Woodstock Nation” at 2 p.m.

February 6

From 12 noon to 4 p.m., AARP representatives will be at the Bethpage Public Library to give assistance to patrons on preparing their tax returns, beginning today and running on Mondays through April 10 and on Thursdays through April 13. The film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, starring Meryl Streep, will be shown at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Rated PG-13, the film is 111 minutes long. The Senior Circle of the Bethpage Public Library will hold a program with Barry Rivadue on “World War I and Long Island” at 2 p.m.

February 7

Every Tuesday from February 7 through April 18, the Hicksville Public Library will offer “AARP Tax-Aide” to help patrons as they prepare their tax returns. The program will be available from 1:15 to 5 p.m. at the Computer & Resource Center. Space is limited and please call the Library for an appointment. The Teen Corner of the Hicksville Public Library will host a painting class with Tina Geller at 7:15 p.m. to create a “Blind Contour Drawing and Painting” suitable for framing. Advanced registration is required. The Hicksville Public Library will host a cooking class for adults with The Baking Coach at 7:15 p.m. The subject will be how to make a chocolate and strawberry trifle. Registration in advance is recommended.

February 8

“Tax Grievance Workshop” with Legislator Rose Walker will be held at the Hicksville Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

February 10

The Writing Club of the Hicksville Public Library will meet in the Training Room from 1:30 to 3 p.m. No registration is required. The film “Snowden” will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Rated R, it runs 134 minutes long.

February 11

The Kiwanis Club of Bethpage will be at the Library to present a “Property

Tax Assessment Grievance Lecture” from 7 to 9 p.m.

February 12

Chef Rob Scott will hold a “Valentine Chocolate Dipping” session for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th at 2 p.m. “A Tribute To the Divas”, with Jaycee Driesen, will be performed at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available in advance.

February 13

“The Whole Truth”, starring Keanu Reeves, will be shown at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Rated R, the film is 94 minutes long.

February 14

The Portraits Series at the Bethpage Public Library will feature Dr. Philip Nicholson, Professor of History at 2 p.m. to discuss “T.E. Lawrence - “Of Arabia”.

February 15

A poetry reading will be held at the Hicksville Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

February 16

“Espresso & Cappuccino -- Italian Coffee Culture” will be discussed by Elena Florenzano, educator, at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. Ofra Levin will be at the Hicksville Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to lead a “Necklace Workshop” and teach how to design and create your own jewelry. Advanced registration is required. “Pokemon Go Bag” is a craft program sponsored by the Teen Corner of the Hicksville Public Library. It will be held at 7 p.m. and advanced registration is required.

February 17

The film “The Girl On the Train”, starring Emily Blunt, will be shown at the Bethpage Pubic Library at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

February 18

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, the Empire Safety Council will hold a one-day “Defensive Driving” class. Advance registration is required.

February 20

A Presidents’ Week special will be held at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and up with their families at 2 p.m.

February 21

A children’s program at the Hicksville Public Library, for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th, will be held at 11 a.m. and will lead participants in making stuffed toy, “Foxy Softie”. Please register in advance. “Paint Party with Celcia Cargill”, will be held at the Bethpage Public Library at 7 p.m. Advanced registration is required.

February 22

“Winter Cake Pop Heads” is a food craft program for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th at the Hicksville Public Library at 11 a.m. Live ballet will be presented at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. “Sleeping Beauty” will be performed by Ballet Long Island. “Paint Party with Celicia Cargill” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library. Limited registration is available in advance of the class.

February 23

Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th can join a program to create a “Molded Bird Seed Craft” at the Hicksville Public Library at 11 a.m. “Intermediate Yoga with Joe Cilmi” will begin this evening at 5:30 p.m. and will continue on Thursdays through April 13. Please register in advance. The Young Adult Reading Club will meet at the Bethpage Public Library at 7 p.m. to discuss The Graveyard Book by Dave McKean. “Smarter Social Security” is a workshop with Daniel Mazzola, CFA, CPA that will be offered at the Hicksville Public Library at 7:15 p.m.

February 24

At 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., the film “Love & Friendship”, with Kate Beckinsale, will be shown at the Bethpage Public Library. Rated PG, running 93 minutes long.

“Living In Space” is a program at 2 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th to experience the life of an astronaut. Please register in advance.

February 25

At 2 p.m. at the Bethpage Public Library, the film “Disney’s The Jungle Book” will be shown. Rated PG, the movie is 106 minutes long. An “AARP Smart Driver” class will be offered at the Hicksville Public Library from 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Please register in advance at the Library.

February 26

Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards will perform at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. with “A Stroll Down Memory Lane”.

February 27

Denzel Washington stars in the film “The Magnificent Seven” at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. 133 minutes long, the film is rated PG-13.

February 28

The Bethpage Public Library’s Conversation With Music series continues with “Aida - Love Triangle Gone Wrong… Or Right?”, led by Tanisha Mitchell. “Mosaic Sea Horse” will be made during the class for teens with Doris Benter at the Hicksville Public Library at 7:15 p.m. Compiled by Meg Meyer

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As a culminating Eagle Scout project, Levittown student Zachary Martin, a 10th-grader at Division Avenue High School, honored the school’s graduates who served in the armed forces. He created a walkway, which surrounds the high school’s Memorial Garden, located on the front lawn’s flagpole and which now contains bricks printed with the service members’ names, branch served and graduation year. To initiate the project, Zachary set up an email account and posted flyers throughout the community to collect names of Division Avenue High School graduates who served in the armed forces. Initially, Zachary received 87 names, but by the time he broke ground, there were 200 names printed on bricks, representing each branch of military service. Zachary plans to

maintain the walkway for years to come, and will add names as they are brought to his attention. When asked why he chose this project, Zachary stated, “I chose this project because both of my grandparents, many of my uncles and some of my cousins served in the military. This project is important for me because these men and women should be recognized for fighting for our freedom.”

Levittown 10th-grader Zachary Martin is pictured on Division Avenue High School’s Memorial Garden walkway, which now contains bricks honoring the school’s graduates who have served in the armed forces.

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Levittown seeking nominations for Hall of Fame

The Levittown School District is seeking nominations for its inaugural Hall of Fame project, which will honor the district’s best and brightest alumni who have become leaders in their fields of work, study or athletics. Nominees must have graduated from either Division Avenue or General Douglas MacArthur high schools a minimum of 10 years prior to being nominated. Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding qualities of citizenship and leadership and have made significant contributions to society. In addition,

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nominees must demonstrate these qualities in a manner that will inspire the students of the Levittown School District in their pursuit of their careers and lifestyles. Current employees are excluded. Once a person has been nominated, they will remain in consideration for three years, if not immediately selected. Nominations can be made by logging onto the district website at www.levittownschools.com and must be received by Friday, Feb. 3.

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Hicksville Middle School National Junior Honor Society members collected books for Book Fairies.

Book Fairies at Hicksville Middle School

National Junior Honor Society students at Hicksville Middle School received a visit from Book Fairies, an

East Broadway Elementary School in Levittown held its Fine Dining experience, an annual event in which the cafeteria is “dressed up” with tablecloths and holiday decorations, and the children come to school in their finest clothes. Music teacher Barry Titone also played holiday tunes on his saxophone as the students and teachers talked about their plans for the holiday break. Principal Jeanmarie Wink explained that the “formal” event instills etiquette and encourages social development in young children. “With so many children celebrating different holidays, I wanted to host a festive tradition that could be celebrated by all,” Wink stated. Photo courtesy of the Levittown School District.

East Broadway Elementary School Principal Jeanmarie Wink is pictured with students during the schools Fine Dining event in the cafeteria.

organization that collects books for all age groups and distributes them to students in need on Long Island. Under

the direction of advisor Sara Smith, students collected eight boxes of gently used books to donate to the group.

Fine dining at East Broadway

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Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park BY KAREN RUBIN

(Our Royal Expeditions ‘Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure’ in central India began with our experience cycling through villages and the wildlife sanctuary, itself, and continued with game drives in Pench National Park; see 1/13, 1/20, 1/27) It is approaching 5 pm, the final moments of our fifth and final game drive in six days of exploring India’s Pench and Kanha national parks, famous for tiger. So far, though we have seen amazing animals, birds, insects, the ultimate prize of a tiger sighting has eluded us.  I have new appreciation for how elusive they are, particularly with the massive amount of forest territory and the fact they tend to be  active before 8:30 am then settle down in the jungle, coming out again in the evening in this season which is approaching winter. I have also come to suspect they have also figured out the schedule for our safari vehicles which announce our coming with loud rumbling sounds. The light is fading. This entire drive hastily arranged in Kanha by Royal Expeditions because none of us had spotted the tigers after the four scheduled game drives so far. Nara, our naturalist/guide from Taj Safaris, is laser-focused on finding a tiger for us. We have already gotten to see most of the animals for which these parks are famous – it has been

In the last moments of our last game drive, we see not one but two tigers – male and female – at Kanha National Park in central India © 2017 Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com t thrilling to see them in such close proximity (I even got a brief sighting of a leopard!). But we have yet to catch even a glimpse of the star attraction: the tiger. We have seen and followed tracks left on the sandy road; listened to the “alarms” sent up by the black-faced langur monkeys (that look like wise

men) that provide our guide and naturalist the best clues as to the location and movement of the tigers. The scene is quite fantastic, in fact, when one guide gives a scouting report to another, and we all tear off at great speed. But we have yet to have the luck of being in exactly right place, right

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in the open vehicle, the park is so vast. It is quite a thrill ride. Periodically, especially where the trails cross each other, he stops, turns off the engine, and just listens. Sometimes there is just complete (eerie) silence, but soon a fantastic cacophony jungle sounds come into focus. We hear various bird calls, which Nara identifies for us, and we find ourselves searching the trees and the sky, contenting ourselves with shooting photos of fantastic birds. Nara and the park guide examine prints in the trail – and can tell how long ago they were made, whether a male (more rounded) or a female (more rectangular and pointed). It is just after the rainy season, so the forest is thick, verdant and cool (actually cold in the morning); but in the intense summer heat and drought, the forest becomes dry and brown and the tigers come out to water holes (some made by the park) more predictably. So while the conditions are generally more pleasant this time of year for viewing, sightings are trickier. Nara and the park guide who is assigned to us confer. We move on. If we meet up with another jeep (there aren’t as many in this section of the park), they share intel, sometimes strategizing. Whenever he stops, Nara explains his strategy for finding the tiger, based on its patterns, which is really insightful. Other safari goers we chance to meet during our drives- particularly where we stop for breakfast – tell of their luck. A British woman makes us jealous when she shows photos she snapped

A female tiger crosses the road just in front of our safari vehicle in Kanha National Park © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com off a tiny point-and-shoot camera of a mother tiger with her cub, while we are there armed with our super duper DSLRs and 300 and 400 mm lenses, with nothing to show. The best time to see the tiger is either very early – moments after arriving in the park (when I chance to spot a leopard on a ridge), or late in the afternoon. The park doesn’t open before 6 am, so we head out from the lodge by 5:30 am (they send us off with hot coffee and tea and biscuits, plus a blanket and hot water bottle for the safari vehicle), and it can take 40 minutes waiting at the gate in the surprisingly cold air, before we are processed, assigned a guide and a zone in the park, and allowed to enter. So we race to get to some spot that

our naturalist and guide believe has a good likelihood for spotting tiger. Of course, along the way and throughout our tour, we see an amazing array of animals and the guide patiently waits for us to take our shots before moving on, imparting information about the various animals we see. The landscape is really beautiful, and in the morning and afternoon light, dramatic. You never know what you will spot or when, so it is constantly thrilling – you are literally hunting (with a camera). In the first couple of game drives, we all were a lot more casual, so we spent a lot of time with the langur monkeys, rhesus monkeys, the jackals, the wild dogs, the wild pigs, the spotted deer and the swamp deer, and the myriad

birds, not to mention the insects and trees that prove quite fascinating. But as we realize our window of opportunity for seeing the tiger closing, we are a lot more single-minded in that pursuit, rushing passed scenes of animals we had already seen before. The naturalist and guide who accompany us are earnest to the point of frantic to succeed for their tourists. “Until people see a tiger, they can’t relax or do other things,” he tells us. So when they get a hint of a tiger, they race with unbelievable speed, even dashing in reverse (hold on!) despite how crude the road (more of a trail) to get to a spot. Sometimes so many vehicles converge in both directions no one can move (this is particularly the case on a day that school and scout groups have come out by the dozens) – but the driver manages somehow to maneuver with tremendous skill. This happens repeatedly with no sightings (which is why you will typically organize 3-5 game drives during your visit). But here we are, at 5 pm, when Nara picks up on the alarm sent up by the langur monkeys. He says a steady alarm means the tiger is moving; intermittent means the tiger has stopped. It’s our last game drive, hastily arranged by our tour company, Royal Expeditions (no small feat since permits have to be applied for in advance), our last chance. We follow the ‘alarm’ sent up by the monkeys. When their calls are not continuous, Nara can tell that the tiger has stopped moving, and calculates that it is in the middle of the forested area. Nara has to guess which direction the

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tiger will move. After about 10 minutes waiting and listening (while we happily shoot photos of birds gathering in trees above us), he picks up again and goes to the last best spot, in the direction of a meadow with tall grass that leads to the water. Several vehicles are already parked there and in an instant, excitement: “People lose their minds when they spot a tiger.” The naturalist tells us. The drivers, also. Just then, the tiger emerges from the forest and crosses the road, just a few feet from the vehicle ahead of us – but we aren’t in great position to see and I am thinking how ironic this is to finally be where the tiger is, but not to actually see it. But Nara is not to be thwarted. He maneuvers our vehicle through this enormous crowd, going off the trail into the thicket, to get us into a good position. Meanwhile, we are holding on in open vehicles, trying to snap shots before the tiger disappears again into the forest growth. I snap, snap, snap – get a shot (I am thinking it isn’t great, but a shot nonetheless, but actually, afterward I see I got more than a few) –before the tiger disappears into the woods. Nara moves the vehicle again and lo

and behold, the tiger remerges from the wood, now crossing the road directly between our vehicle and another one, to a grassy area on her way to the water. Amazingly, a male tiger emerges and walks after her. Most of the other vehicles have already headed out because it is literally closing time and the drivers are fined if they are late to the gate. But Nara stays. We get shot after shot as the light fades to dusk. I’m lucky, standing up on the highest perch, to get some shots of both tigers together. I shoot frantically, not knowing how many moments I will have. I can’t even take the time to check if my setting is right. I’m going on instinct. I fight between needing fast exposure and high ISO to compensate for fading light, the darkness of the woods, and the tigers’ motion, and fear I might actually be overexposing. By now, we are the only vehicle still remaining. We watch as the female sits in the grass, looking back at the male as he approaches her. It is quite a scene. Finally, Nara says we have to leave and he tears off at great speed to make it back in time, while we are giddy with our good fortune: We saw not one, but two tigers! It’s an intense, thrilling feeling. I

realize I have barely taken a breath. The game drives have been fascinating. It is thrilling to not know what you will see, or when. Then momentary, serendipitous flashes. Seeing the animals in their habitat, all sorts of questions and considerations come to mind. And the landscapes are just beautiful. Kanha’s Abundance of Animals It is remarkable how this short distance away from Pench National Park where we spent the first three days of our “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari and Cycling Adventure,” the ecology changes so much. The Kanha forest (“jungle is the Hindi word for forest) is much thicker, and because of the higher elevation, is much cooler. The Kanha National Park spans nearly 2000 sq km (only one-fifth open to tourists), and currently has an estimated 49 tigers. Instead of a teak forest like Pench, this forest is mainly sal – a wood that was used for railroad ties; three kinds of bamboo (bamboo gets flowers only once in its life, then dies), the saga tree (the tree, with bark that looks like crocodile hide, is worshiped by the people who harvest water from it to drink when necessary); and the Mahua tree (the flowers are made into a liquor which is a big money-maker for locals. “People

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only collect the flowers that have fallen from the tree, which drop after midnight, to make liquor. If animals eat the flowers, they also get drunk – that’s why you might see a drunk monkey.” The first evening at the Kanha Earth Lodge, where we stay during our time here, there is a slide presentation by the naturalist about the animals in the park” The male spotted deer (chital) has antlers to attract a female. “He will put grass into the antler to look more handsome.” (I actually saw one which had managed to find some blue plastic string for decoration). This park also has sambar (Asia’s largest deer, it depends on its sense of smell, but will foolishly go right up to a tiger to smell it); the Indian Muntjac (barking deer), which is only found in a bamboo forest. We even get to see all of these, including the Barasingha (swamp deer) which was endangered in 1970s when there were only 66 left (it only gives birth to one baby a year, but at Kahna, they made breeding pairs and are repopulating). There are also wild pig; gaur (like a big bull with horns), jackal (they can get drunk eating the Mahua flowers; dhole (wild dogs; only the alpha male See page D5

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When “techie” words become household words … BY CLAIRE LYNCH Words used today by younger kids, those under 35, are familiar to us but many have taken on some totally different meanings. Very often I have to reread what I just read to get the gist of what is being printed or said. A lot of these words are technical computer words that have been mainstreamed into our vernacular. Others are from the urban dictionary. Wherever they are from, all I know is that over time word usage has changed and I like knowing what people are talking about. Here is a sampling of some of the new words used practically every day and I thank Google for any of their definitions. Coding - A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages. Coding gives the instructions in a computer program. Instructions written by a programmer in a programming language are often called source code. It’s all the rage now and even third graders are learning this new skill. Tablet - Not Moses’ tablets from the Bible but electronic devices that allow the users to read books, plays, jokes and more, to connect to their email, to play games, to research things on Google, etc. Most tablets are slightly

smaller and weigh less than the average laptop. Netbook - A small laptop computer designed primarily for accessing Internet-based applications. Ebook - An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device electronic books read on tablets and other devices. Ebooks are available in several different file formats. Some are open formats that can be read on multiple devices, while others are proprietary and can only be viewed on a specific device, such as an iPad or Kindle. Ebooks have been around for a while already and they sure are handy. Touch Screen - A type of screen on a computer which shows options that you can choose by touching the screen. It can be used with a special pen device or the fingers. Flash drive - A small electronic device containing flash memory that is used for storing data or transferring it to or from a computer or a digital camera. JPG or JPEG - Stands for the “Joint Photographic Experts Group” which was the name of the committee that developed this format for digital pictures. It is a very common and extremely portable format for digital pictures and graphics on the internet.

Chromebook - A laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices were originally designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing in “the cloud.” Blog - Short for “Web Log,” this term refers to a list of journal entries posted on a web page. Some people like to write on a blog and others enjoying reading daily or weekly blogs. They are always full of opinions. QWERTY - Term is used to describe a standard Latin alphabet-based keyboard and it refers to the letters at the top left of the keyboard. Wikipedia - An online resource but since it is a collaborative effort, meaning that anyone can contribute to it, Wikipedia may contain inaccurate information. “Wiki” is the shortened term for Wikipedia definitions. The term “wiki” comes from the Hawaiian phrase, “wiki wiki,” which means “super fast.” The Cloud - The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Bluetooth - A wireless technology that enables communication between

computer devices. It is primarily used for short range connections. WiFi - Stands for “Wireless Fidelity” and it refers to wireless networking technology that allows computers and other devices to communicate over a wireless signal. I’ve been using WiFi for a few years now and I never knew that one of its words was “fidelity.” Regardless, I’ll keep on using it! Pixie - A software program for kids. They can draw, use text, original artwork, voice narration and images to create numerous things. Wixie - A web-based software program. They can use text, original artwork, voice narration and images to create numerous things. RAM - Stands for “Random Access Memory.” RAM is made up of small memory chips that form a memory module. These modules are installed in the RAM slots on the motherboard of computers. It gets loaded from the hard drive into the RAM each time you open a program. This is because reading data from the RAM is much faster than reading data from the hard drive. Running programs from the RAM of the computer allows them to function without any lag time. The more RAM your computer has, the faster your computer See page D7


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Robbing the Cradle Has Its Drawbacks BY TOM MARGENA

Q: I am 76. I have a much younger wife. She is 51. She has never worked outside the home. What will she get when I die? How about Medicare? A: I am sure there are some advantages to having a much younger spouse. But from a Social Security perspective, “robbing the cradle” has its drawbacks. Your wife won’t be due any benefits on your record until she is 60 years old. So if you kick the bucket tomorrow, she is going to have a nine-year dry spell before her Social Security widow’s benefits will kick in. And at age 60, she would only be due 70 percent of your basic Social Security benefit. If she wanted full benefits, she’d have to wait until she is her full retirement age, or age 67, in her case. And like anyone else, your wife will have to wait until she is 65 before she can get Medicare. But I’d bet a few nickels that before your wife reaches that milestone, Congress will have bumped up the Medicare onset age -- maybe to 66. Q: As tax-filing season is approaching, we are thinking of having taxes withheld from our Social Security benefit to lessen the shock when we are filling out our tax return. Do you think that is a good idea? And if so, how do we go about doing that? A: I am not a financial planner or tax advisor, so I am really not the person to ask if it is a good idea to have taxes withheld from your Social Security checks. I know there are people out there who think it’s a bad idea. They would say having money withheld from your Social Security benefits is like loaning the government money that you’d be better off keeping (and possibly investing) for yourself. On the other hand, I know what you mean about the “shock” when filing your taxes. I use a tax-filing software program that features a little “window” up in the corner of my computer screen that shows if I am due a refund, or if I owe taxes to the government. As I complete my return, that little message screen always shows we are due a small refund -- UNTIL I enter my, and my wife’s, Social Security benefit amounts. Then, instantly, it shows I owe the government over $1,000 in taxes! And every time that happens, I vow I am going to start having those taxes withheld from our monthly checks. But then I get lazy or forgetful and never do it. But this year, I think I will. And here is how it’s done. You need to fill out a withholding form called a W-4V from the Internal Revenue Service. You can get that form from IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676. Or you can download it from their website. When you complete the form, you do not ask to have specific dollar amounts withheld from your Social Security benefits. Instead, you must pick from one of several percentage options. You can

have 7 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent or 25 percent of your benefits withheld to cover any taxes you figure would be due. Q: My sister is a retired teacher in California. As such, she spent her career paying into the California state pension system, not Social Security. But she has worked some odd jobs on the side in the past and has earned her 40 Social Security quarters. She went out on a disability retirement from her teaching job when she was 60. And now she just turned 65 and contacted Social Security to file for what she figured would be a small Social Security check. But she was told that because she has not worked in five out of the last 10 years, she is not eligible for any Social Security. Could this possibly be true? A: Your sister was either misled by the Social Security agent she talked to or possibly she asked the wrong question. I wonder if your sister brought up her disability when she was talking to the Social Security rep and he or she thought your sister wanted to file for Social Security disability benefits. That “five out of the last 10” rule only applies to the disability program. But to get just regular Social Security retirement benefits, the rules say you simply need to have the minimum 40 work credits -- earned anytime during your entire working lifetime. So I suggest your sister contact the Social Security people again and makes it clear that she wants to file for retirement benefits, not disability. Q: My wife is getting Social Security disability benefits. She has been offered the chance to sell cosmetics by hosting parties in our home. Will the money she makes doing that get her in trouble with the Social Security people? A: I don’t know if “get her in trouble” is the right way to put it. But it certainly could jeopardize her eligibility for disability benefits. As I’ve explained many times in this column, you do not get disability benefits from Social Security because you have a disabling condition. You get such benefits because you have a physical or mental impairment that keeps you from working. In other words, it is the inability to work, not just the impairment itself, which qualifies you for disability benefits. So, if your wife is able to work, whether it is selling cosmetics in her home or showing up at a factory each day to put in an 8-hour shift, she may no longer be considered “disabled” for Social Security purposes. Having said that, the law does offer a plethora of incentives intended to encourage people to try working while they are still getting disability checks. Those work incentives fill up about a 100-page booklet sitting here on my desk. So there is simply no way I can

summarize them in this column. But I can tell you that as a general rule, your wife can work up to nine months making as much money as she can and still get her monthly benefits. If after those nine months she is making a substantial income selling cosmetics, then her disability payments might stop. So if your wife starts working, she should call Social Security at 800-7721213 to report that fact. At the same

time, she should ask for a copy of a pamphlet called “Working While Disabled -- How We Can Help.” Or here is a link to it that she can find at the Social Security website: https://www. ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10095.pdf. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2017 CREATORS.COM

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Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park C ontinued from page D3 and alpha female are allowed to mate); sloth bear. There are more leopards than tigers, and unlike the tigers, are not endangered. Leopards are sly, he tells us - they eat dogs, goats on periphery (that is, in the villages). They can climb trees so

announces. We missed it. We hear an “alarm” from the langur monkeys and speed off again, bouncing, rocking, No tiger. But we content ourselves with a sighting of White throated kingfisher and a gathering of hard ground swamp deer found only in Kanha – a female and one young male (with just the beginning of antlers) and

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Starting the game drive in Kanha National Park as the sun rises © 2017 Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com have more food options (monkeys) and hunt at night (which is why they are harder to spot during the day). “They call the leopard the ‘Ghost of the Jungle’ because one minute you see it and the next, disappears.” Meanwhile tigers are more discriminating about mating – the male can mate with three females (depending upon food) and if the female he wants to mate with has cubs, he will kill the cubs in order to mate with her. We are up before dawn for our first game drive in Kanha, which is supposed to be our last (we’ve had three in Pench National Park so far). It is quite an experience to be at the park as the sun rises, and we head out on these dusty dirt roads with the red sun in our face, mist on the meadow, and later, as the sun filters through the trees. We are so earnest to spot tiger, we tell our naturalist/guide not to bother with the breakfast gathering, but that we want to spend as much time as possible in our hunt to see the tiger. He thinks there is a sighting and speeds off, frantically. There are five jeeps doing the same thing, one driving backwards at a furious pace. Then we all stop still. Listen. A hand signal, and we all take off again. A young cub crossed road, the guide

two babies (as adults, the males stay separate from the females). As we leave the park, we actually meet Munna, the park guide for whom the park’s famous tiger was named. “Munna” means “small child” and the fellow never liked the name very much. He had a limp, and the tiger was injured and had a limp, so they named the tiger “Munna” also. “After a tiger was named See page D6

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Tiger, Tiger! On Safari in India’s Kanha National Park C ontinued from page D5 after him, he didn’t mind his name.” On our way driving back up the forest road to the Kanha Earth Lodge, I spot the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – the bird I have been dying to photograph - and our guide pulls over. We become engaged in chasing after this bird, then another, then a staggering array of birds: a scarlet minuet (male), a blackhooded Oriole, a Lesser Golden-backed woodpecker – more birds in this small area than you might see in an aviary. He tells us it is a hunting flock. While seeing leopards or tigers might be the brass ring, just being on this carousel is sheer delight – the number and variety of animals we see at close range, the birds, even the insects are fascinating. Kanha National Park Kanha, one of the first tiger reserves established by India under Project Tiger (1973), is also one of India’s largest National Parks, encompassing nearly 2,000 sq. km of deciduous forest, grasslands, hills and gently meandering rivers and home to literally hundreds of species of animals and birds. Prior to this, the whole area was one enormous regal hunting ground, its game the exclusive preserve for high-ranking British army officers and civil servants seeking trophies for their colonial bungalows.  One vast plain where we see a herd of deer used to be a village of 500 people, who were relocated when they created the park. This picturesque reserve presently boasts of having large tiger population, as it has the ideal habitat. The meadows (called maidans) are surrounded by

thick forests that create ideal grazing spots for the hundreds of chital deer, barasingha and sambar deer, which means they are ideal hunting ground for tigers, leopards, jackal and wild dogs (all of which we get to see). Kanha offers the last remaining habitat of the hard ground barasingha (swamp deer), which was brought back from the brink of extinction (which we get to see). During our visit, we also get to see many of the other animals that live here: wild pig, Rhesus Macaque, Langur monkey (my favorite). I think I even got a glimpse of a gaur (Indian Bison) before it retreated into the woods. Other animals that are here but we don’t get to see include sloth bear, striped hyena, muntjacs (barking deer), chousingha (four-horn antelope), jungle cat and mongoose. This diverse landscape also supports more than 250 species of Indian birds including migratory species. The Indian jungle fowl, which is the ancestor of domestic hens, is common here. For bird watchers and photographers, Kanha’s diverse landscape also supports more than 250 species of Indian birds including migratory species, a mindboggling number we actually get to see during our brief time:     Green Footed Pigeon, Pygmy Woodpecker and Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher. Little Minivet, Scarlet Minivet and Long Tailed Minivet can be seen at Parsa Toala grasslands. Resident common raptors as the Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Honey Buzzard, White Eyed Buzzard, Shikra and Common Kestrel can be sighted hunting and nesting in tall trees.

Kanha Earth Lodge Like the Pench Tree Lodge which we enjoyed during our time at the Pench National Park, the Kanha Earth Lodge (www.kanhaearthlodge.com) enhances our safari experience. It is also an ecolodge made of all natural materials that is stunning in its design that blends so perfectly without adverse impact on the environment, uses local and traditional art (there is even a fellow who paints tigers), has its own organic garden and a lovely swimming pool, a stunning lodge (WiFi available in the office), and each night, offers fascinating presentations by a naturalist about the wildlife and the national park, while serving appetizers. The dining room reminds me of a castle, actually, with the stone and wood, vaulted ceiling, candelabra and local artwork. One evening, dinner is served outside in a garden by firelight. The food –and presentation – is superb. The service is impeccable, which you note immediately with the staff on hand as our van pulls up, with moist towels and a refreshing beverage. The lodge supplies coffee and tea and bottled water in the rooms. When we leave for our game drives at around 5:15 am, they have coffee and tea and biscuits on hand, blankets and even hot water bottles for us in the jeeps. The room is actually an entire villa, with massive living spaces and has its own patio that faces out to the forest. In the evening, with the turn-down service, they provide a hot water bottle, and we are told that our rooms are inspected for possible intruders which

might have hidden away in dark places. The lodge is located away from a very busy tourist area – you feel you are in the national park – but very close to villages and farms, so you feel very much a part of the local culture. At night, we hear drumming of a festival. Both ecolodges (only operated October to June) that we enjoyed are part of Pugdundee Safaris (www. pugdundeesafaris.com), which operates six ecolodges (Kings Lodge and Tree House Hideaway in Bandhavagarh; Denwa Backwater Escape in Satpura; Ken River Lodge, Panna; as well as Barahi Jungle Lodge in Chitwan, Nepal) as well as wildlife safaris, which means a kind of seamless quality. For more information, contact Royal Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. www.royalexpeditions. com,  tours@royalexpeditions. com,  or  Royal Expeditions’ North American representative:  kiki@ wanderlustportfolio.com, 720-328-8595. Next:  The Pushkar Camel Fair & Festival of Brahma   _________________________________ © 2017 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit  goingplacesfarandnear. com  and  travelwritersmagazine.com/ TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at  goingplacesnearandfar.wordpress. com and moralcompasstravel.info. Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@ aol.com. Tweet @TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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When “techie” words become household words … C ontinued from page D3 can be. Years ago I thought a Ram was a powerful 4x4 pickup truck. Wonderopolis – A kid-friendly search engine. It’s quick and easy to use and can be oh, so wonderful! Adobe and Adobe Acrobat Software and web services. They are very handy indeed but as a youngster I always thought of adobe as a kind of clay. A friend of mine in Indianapolis, Ray, and his wife always like to say that the decades go by and they see how word usage changes and they don’t want to be left out on the fringe. They want to know what’s going on. You can call it a generation gap, they say, or a societal shift but either way, words – and what they mean – keep on changing.

They put together a few humorous ones that I am passing along: The World Wide Wait - The real meaning of www. Cube farm - An office filled with cubicles. Egosurfing - Scanning the Net, databases, etc., for one’s own name. Oh-no-second - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you’ve just made a terrible-terrible error. Seagull manager - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, dumps on everything and then leaves. Under mouse arrest - Getting busted for violating an online service’s rule of conduct. “Sorry I couldn’t get back to you. AOL put me under mouse arrest.” Another friend, Josh, passed along a few words that I had never heard used in this new and different context:

Word - The longer phrase was shortened to “word is bond” before becoming “word,” which is most commonly used. It basically means “truth.” Or “to speak the truth.” Word up - I comprehend what you are saying and verify that your statement is true, my friend. Example: “Donkey Kong is the best video game ever made.” “Word up!” New - Someone who is clueless. E.g., “What are you, new?!” Dull - Means boring. “Today is a dull day.” Smart or sharp - When you, or an outfit or other object looks very nice and attractive. “diggity” 1. No diggity = no doubt, for sure 2. Bomb diggity = great, awesome, the best, etc 1. “I like the way you work it. No Diggity! I got to bag it up.” (from song “No Diggity” by Blackstreet) 2. “Hey, did you get that new album yet? It’s the bomb diggity!” Regardless, slang is slang and when someone uses one of those words, I want to take a listen – and comprehend. I hear these new words around me and I can’t help but poke fun at them. Some of them sound funny and others look funny on the written page. All I know is to anyone born before 1965 they are funny. I think I can speak for millions of people from various

backgrounds when I say that we are much more comfortable with the words of “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners” and “The Andy Griffith Show” than we are with Bluetooth, Wixie and Wikis. At times it seems as if a whole new language has taken over our society. But I fear not because I know that in another 10 or 20 years there will be more changes and different words and right about then I’ll be wondering what those new words really mean. I’ll be trying to understand them and looking them up - and if I still don’t “get them” I’ll probably end up asking someone much younger than I to explain them to me. As Dobie Gray sang in his 1964 song, “The ‘In’ Crowd”: “I’m in with the in crowd, I go where the in crowd goes I’m in with the in crowd and I know what the in crowd knows Anytime of the year, don’t you hear? Dressing fine, making time We breeze up and down the street, we get respect from the people we meet They make way day or night, they know the in crowd is out of sight I’m in with the in crowd, I know every latest dance …” Like Dobie Gray, I want to be part of the ‘in’ crowd. And all I can say, ladies and gentlemen, is when it comes to words - and what they REALLY mean - is stay tuned. Stay tuned!

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EMPLOYEES AND SUBSTITUTES P/T TEACHER AIDE East Williston School District is seeking P/T School Security Aide (NYS Security Guard Lic required, Ret. LEO preferred) and P/T School Monitors beginning January 2017. Additionally seeking P/T Substitute Cleaners, P/T Substitute clerical and P/T Substitute Bus Drivers for an on call basis. Bus drivers must meet A-19 requirements plus CDL class B with P & S endorsement. Send resume and letter of interest to: EWSD Jacqueline Pirro, Assistant Superintendent for Business, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568 nor fax 516-333-1937

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

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PARISH ADMINISTRATOR: Looking for a welcoming, detail-oriented, organized, computer savvy team player for weekday part time (18 hours) position. Please email Mother Christina van Liew at revxina@ gmail.com for copy of job description and compensation. TEACHER PRE-SCHOOL: Immediate hire! Well known program in Roslyn area seeks teacher with minimum 2 years pre-school experience. 8:30-1:30 or 8:00-5:00. Send resume growing00@aol.com

SITUATION WANTED AIDE AVAILABLE: HOME HEALTH AIDE Kind, compassionate aide with 25+ yrs experience seeking FT​/​ PT position on weekdays, weekends or overnight. References available. Call Liz 516-590-5338 AIDE​/​CARE GIVER: CARING, EFFICIENT, RELIABLE Available Mon-Fri live in to care for your sick or elderly loved one. Cooking, light housework, personal grooming, administer medications . 14 years experience. Just ended 7 years with previous patient. References available. Please Call 516-448-0502 ATTN: MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS! Sanford Brown graduate available to do your medical billing coding. Please call 516-384-0852 BABYSITTING: COLLEGE STUDENT Experienced babysitter available to work Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays. Extensive experience in the Garden City area. Solid references. Licensed driver with car. Call 516-404-1045 CAREGIVER: Seeking a patient, experienced care provider to care for your elderly loved one? If so, please contact me. I would be happy to assist. Call Marva 917-302-5482 CERTIFIED HHA, PCA seeks weekend position, live in or live out. 17 years experience with Parkinsons, Alzheimers, dementia, cancer patients. References available upon request. Call Doreen 516-302-7564

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CLEANING LADY AVAILABLE Cleans, organizes your home, office or garage. English speaking, honest, reliable. Excellent references. Own transportatio n. Animal friendly. Free estimates. Call 516-225-8544 COMPANION​/​HOME HEALTH AIDE With 20 years experience in home care & nursing homes seeking position to care for the sick​/​elderly. Experience with Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Dementia, Stroke. Licensed driver able to transport to appointments, etc. References available. English speaking. Please call 347-546-4133 ELDER CARE COMPANION: Mature woman with car available for shopping, errands, activities, cooking meals, doctor appointments, home organization. Trustworthy, reliable, compassionate, flexible. Please call Neila Rosenberg 347-3876798 HOME CARE AVAILABLE: Seeking FT or PT private duty home care​ /​ personal care position for the sick​ /​ elderly. 10 years experience. References available. Call Beverly 516-3858545 or 516-838-9772

IN HOME PATIENT CARE Male w/ 30 years experience seeking position to care for in home patient. Available FT​/P ​ T. References available. Licensed driver w/vehicle. Please contact: 718-640-7286 NANNY​/ BABYSITTER Experienced Babysitter available FT​ /​ PT. Trustworthy, responsible, active, creative and fun! Child development background. Excellent references. Licensed driver. Call Doris 516-330-0230 or email: dorischris910@gmail.com OUTSTANDING HOME HEALTH AIDE​/​COMPANION CARE GIVER: Loving, caring and excellent caregiver for over 10 years of experience working with the elderly seeking FT​ /​ PT positions during the weekdays, weeknights and weekends. References available. Serious inquires only. Contact: Elena 646-755-4197 or Danielle 347-320-1986.

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

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INVITED SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Consignment Shoppe and Auction House Open 7 Days a Week Consignments by Appointment Monthly Live & Online Auctions Tag Sale, Appraisals and Estate Sale Services Complete House Cleanouts Moving Services Home Staging Services 839 Stewart Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 516-279-6378 www.invitedsales.com

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YAMAHA CLAVINOVA MODEL 204, digital piano for sale. Excellent condition. $800. Call Gil 516-741-3713 or 516-5092498

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

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

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GARDEN CITY BORDER APARTMENT: Spacious, bright 1 bedroom with dining area + outdoor balcony, gated parking, laundry, A/C, hardwood floors. NO BROKER FEE, near LIRR. $1,500 + electric. Available March 1. www.gcbapts.com or 516-742-1101 GARDEN CITY Three Large Rooms, 1 Bed, New EIK, Tiled Bath w/walk in Shower. Pet Friendly, Doorman $2,400 Top Floor 5 Rooms. 2 Bed, FDR, Owner Paying Full Broker’s Fee $2,800 Garden City Properties 516-746-1563 / 516-313-8504

OFFICE SPACE NEW HYDE PARK: 1300 Jericho Tpk, near LIRR lots of natural light, building newly renovated, small office space from $900 month. Tenant controlled heat and AC, includes parking space. Call Greg 516-567-1323

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT VACATION RENTAL SOUTH JAMESPORT SUMMER RENTAL Newly renovated, on Peconic Bay, sandy beach. 3 BR, 2 Bath, all amenities, sleeps 6. Single family, no pets, no smokers. $4,000​/​month + security. Call 516-456-8808

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MINEOLA “NEW TO MARKET” 3 Rooms; 1 Bed, New Bath. Close to LIRR and Hospital. Move in condition. $165,000 GARDEN CITY PROPERTIES 516-746-1563 Doris 516-313-7367

HOMES FOR SALE GARDEN CITY FOR SALE BY OWNER in the heart of Estate Section. near LIRR, 1 block from Garden City Country Club. EIK, fireplace. Call for pricing and appointment. No Brokers. Call 516-5091458

LOTS FOR SALE LENDER ORDERED SALE! Catskill Mtn Farm Land! 39 acres $84,900 (cash price). Incredible valley views, fields, woods, spring, stonewalls! Town rd, utilities! Terms are avail! 888-905-8847 newyorklandandlakes.com

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

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

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 CHEMISTRY TUTOR: Call Jonathan, Ivy League Ph.D. AP, SAT II, Regents. I also tutor Biology, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science. itutorchem@gmail.com or 516669-0587 ENGLISH TUTOR: Diane Gottlieb M.Ed., M.S.W. SAT​ /​ ACT, College Essays, AP, Regents, ELA Test Prep, Reading comprehension and writing proficiency. 917-599-8007 or email: dianegot@gmail.com LongIslandEnglishTutor.com Providing one-on-one professional support to build confidence, knowledge and skills in every student. 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

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

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TUTOR AVAILABLE! Elementary​/​Middle School: all subjects. High School: writing, reading, grammar. GCHS alumnus, Dartmouth College graduate, Master’s Degree in Education Certified NYS Teacher, classroom and coaching experience. Cell: 516-510-1836 or Email: JOHN.P.DANTONIO@gmail. com

INSTRUCTION BASEBALL INSTRUCTION Top rated on Long Island New York State Certified Go to: coachup.com​/​coaches​/​johns-22 for reviews and info. 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 PIANO, TRUMPET & TUBA LESSONS given by very patient teacher, very reasonable rates. Flexible hours. All ages welcome. References available. Call 516-746-8349

CLEANING MARIA’S CLEANING SERVICE Our excellent cleaning team will get your home or office spotless! Available Monday thru Friday 7am to 6pm Supplies provided if needed Own transportation Excellent references provided CALL 516-849-2026 SPARKLING CLEANING SERVICES Offices * Homes * Apartments Own Transportation Free Estimates Experienced with excellent references from many satisfied customers! Call or Text: 516-669-2909

STRONG ARM CLEANING: Residential and commercial cleaning specialist, post construction clean ups, shipping and waxing floors, move ins and move outs. Free estimates. Bonded and insured. 516-5381125 www.strongarmcleaningny.com

SERVICES A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island and New York State specialists. Residential, Commercial, Piano & Organ experts. Boxes available. Free estimates. www. ajmoving.com 516-741-2657 114 Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# 10405 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 CollegeArtsAdmissions@gmail.com www.CollegeArtsAdmissions. com 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 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 PSYCHOTHERAPY: Efrat Fridman, LCSW. Individual, couple and family therapy. effiefrid@gmail.com 2 Pinetree Lane, Old Westbury, NY 11568. 516-224-7670 or 225 West 35th Street, NY 10001 718-887-4400

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Our Last Hope adoption venue at PetSmart on Route 110, Huntington Station currently has openings for volunteers who are able to cover morning and evening cleaning/feeding shifts as well as midday meet/greet ones. If you enjoy interacting with and helping cats, this is the perfect volunteer job for you! During the year, we have friendly adult cats and kittens that are in our adoption center, eagerly awaiting their forever homes. If you’re interested in helping our furry felines, please email Lauren at lasthopepetsmartvolunteers@gmail.com Our main adoption center is located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh. Please visit our web site – http:// lasthopeanimalrescue.org to read more about our organization and to see photos and information about all of our fabulous felines who are waiting in our various venues for loving families of their own.

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Rich D. Braverman LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/26/16. Office location: Nassau County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to 123 Sutton Dr, Plainview, NY 11803, the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity. MIT 5478 6X 12/30; 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-23CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200623CB; Plaintiff(s) vs. NACHHATTAR SINGH; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 11, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501. On February 14, 2017 at 11:30 am. Premises known as 7 Sebree Place, Plainview, NY 11803 Section: 0047 Block: 00016-00 Lot: 00018 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Plainview, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by lot number 18 in Block No. 16 on a certain map entitled “Map of Morton Village, Section No. 4 situated at Plainview, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, surveyed by Teas & Steinbrenner, Civil Engineers and Surveyors, Malverne, New York, on February 17, 1953 and filed in the Nassau County Clerk`s Office on April 1, 1953 under Map No. 5763. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of

sale. Approximate amount of judgment $678,647.87 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 7366/08 Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq., REFEREE MIT 5479 4X 1/13,20,27,2/3 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURTCOUNTY OF NASSAU DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-HE9, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE9, Plaintiff, AGAINST RUFINO T SINGSON, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered April 29, 2016 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on February 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM premises known as 61 BERKSHIRE ROAD, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 12, Block 434 and Lot 16 Approximate amount of judgment $550,840.65 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #12-010893 HAROLD F. DAMM, ESQ., Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff – 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 MIT 5480 4X 1/13,20,27,2/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff -againstBALDEV SINGH A/K/A BALDEV KAMBO, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated OCTOBER 18, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at IN THE CALENDAR CONTROL PART

(CCP) COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NEW YORK 11501 on February 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM premises known as 15 LEWIS STREET, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of NASSAU and State of New York. Section: 46 Block: 00511-00 Lot: 00024 Approximate amount of lien $539,851.55 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 7229-2012 ROBERT CRISTIANO, ESQ., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED: January 13, 2017 FILE #: SELENE 57415 MIT 5481 4X 01/20,27,02/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Kani Mahendru a/k/a Kani Sham Mahendru a/k/a Kani Sham; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 5, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on February 21, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 83 Kraemer Street, Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section 12. Block 190 Lots 33, 34, 35 and 36. Approximate amount of judgment $668,847.98 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13-007163. Edward G. McCabe, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: December 16, 2016 MIT 5482

4X 01/20,27,02/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR BRONZE CREEK TITLE TRUST 2013-NPL1, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS J. CAROLA, JR., ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on October 24, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on February 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 49 Apollo Lane, Hicksville, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 45, Block 357 and Lot 25. Approximate amount of judgment is $436,410.30 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 2303/15. Malachy P. Lyons, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff MIT 5483 4X 01/20,27,02/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Pltf. vs. KONSTANTINOS KONTOS, et al, Defts. Index #2765/2014. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale Oct. 17, 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 Feb. 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 8 Burkland Lane, Hicksville, NY a/k/a Section 11, Block 339, Lot 18. Said property being at Hicksville, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of NY, known as and by Lot 18 in Block 339 as shown on a certain map entitled “Map of Duffy Park, Section 4, situated at Hicksville, L.I., Nassau County, N.Y., prepared July 1950 by Nelson & Baldwin, Land Surveyors, Westbury, N.Y., Duffy Park Homes, Inc., owners 112-46 Hannibal Street, St. Albans, N.Y., M. Vidoni, Pres 112-46

Hannibal Street, St. Albans, N.Y.”, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on Sept. 13, 1950 under File Map No. 5066 Approx. amt. of judgment is $488,804.51 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. This is a First Mortgage. THOMAS DEMARIA, Referee. DRUCKMAN LAW GROUP, PLLC, Attys. for Pltf., 242 Drexel Avenue, Westbury, NY. File No. 36522- #90631 MIT 5484 4X 01/27,02/03,10,17 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ALLEN ANDERSEN; SUE ANN ANDERSEN, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on November 07, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on February 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 9 Frances Lane, Hicksville, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 12, Block 326 and Lot 24. Approximate amount of judgment is $548,304.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 14106/09. Luigi Devito,Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff MIT 5485 4X 01/27,02/03,10,17 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau REO Properties Corporation, Plaintiff AGAINST Vijay Dadlani, Praveena Dadlani, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/18/2007 and entered on 10/22/2007, 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 March 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM premises known


13 Continued from page 12 as 3165 Dorset Lane, Levittown a/k/a Hempstead, NY 11756. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 51, BLOCK: 261, LOT: 8. Approximate amount of judgment is $416,333.25 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 011816/2006. Lisa Siano, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5486 4X 02/03,10,17,24 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LAXMI MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC. Arts. Of org. filed with Secy. Of state of NY (SSNY) on 12/22/2016. Office location: Nassua County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 474 48th Ave, apt 32K Long Island City, NY 11109 Purpose: Any lawful activity MIT 5487 6X 02/03,10,17,24,03/03,10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST George Pelcher a/k/a George Pelcher Jr a/k/a George Pelcher Jr; Stephanie Pelcher; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated August 23, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calandar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501, on March 7, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 280 Division Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section 45. Block 513 Lot 11. Approximate amount of judgment $407,086.74 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 16-000134. Mark Ricciardi, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: December 2, 2016 MIT 5488 4X 02/03,10,17,24 LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU US BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against JENNY YUN A/K/A JENNY KANG, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 17, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 7th day of March, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, not an Incorporated Village, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Said premises known as 10 California Street, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801. (Section: 11, Block: 292, Lot: Grouping 53-54). Approximate amount of lien $ 377,675.82 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 08-005529. Dan Blumenthal, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 MIT 5489 4X 02/03,10,17,24 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE ONE WILLIAM STREET REMIC TRUST 2012-1, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 19491/08 KARL H. FRANIS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EASTERN DISTRICT), Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly recorded on 12/13/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at

CCP (Calendar Control Part) Courtroom in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 3/7/2017 at 11:30am, premises known as 57 Princess Street, Hicksville, NY 11801, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 11, Block 304 and Lot 50. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $662,307.72 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 19491/08. William Boccio, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 1/5/2017 File Number: 28120 SLC MIT 5490 4X 02/03,10,17,24 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. HUDSON CITY SAVINGS BANK, Pltf. vs. ATIQULLAH WAZIRI, et al, 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, Mar. 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 100 Princess St., Oyster Bay, NY. Said property located at a point on the northerly side of Princess Ave., distant 1118 ft. westerly when measured along the northerly side of Princess Ave. from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Princess Ave. 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 Rd., Ste. 28, Mineola, NY. #90671 MIT 5491 4X 02/03,10,17,24 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff(s) vs. OLGA M. DECKER A/K/A OLGA M. OWENS; CHRISTOPHER J. DECKER; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 13, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On March 7, 2017 at 11:30 am. Premises known as 3 REGINA STREET, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801 Section: 12 Block: 293 Lot: 12 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being at Hicksville, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by the Lot No. 12 in Block 293, on a certain map entitled, “Map of Zelda Park, Section #2, Hicksville, New York, surveyed by Peter J. Pfleiderer, Jr., October 1948”, and filed in the office of the clerk of the County of Nassau on October 10th, 1949, as case # 4785. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $458,009.74 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 647/11 Jane Shrenkel, Esq., Referee MIT 5492 4X 02/03,10,17,24 PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on the 21st day of February, 2017 through the 24th day of February, 2017, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning each day, in the Legislative Chambers, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee,

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occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by February 17th, 2017 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 percent per six month period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in Section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. Effective with the February, 2017 lien sale Ordinance No. 175-2015 requires a $125.00 per day registration fee for each person who intends to bid at the tax lien sale. Ordinance No. 175-2015 also requires that upon the issuance of the Lien Certificate there is due from the lien buyer a Tax Certificate Issue Fee of $20.00 per lien purchased. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/DocumentCenter/ View/17674 A list of local properties upon which tax liens are to be sold will be advertised in this publication on or before February 16th, 2017. Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in Braille, large print, audio-tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call (516) 571-2090 Ext. 13715. Dated: January 2017 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County


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LEGAL NOTICES may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County’s Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/ or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser’s rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser’s right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and pen-

alty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Dated: January 2017 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York MIT 5493 2X 02/03, 02/10 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR3, Plaintiff AGAINST Eileen Collins a/k/a Eileen T. Collins; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 23, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calandar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on February 14, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 18 Carol Road, 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 Hempstead, County of Nassau

and State of NY, Section 46 Block M02 Lot 9. Approximate amount of judgment $395,911.81 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 14-012015. Judith Powell, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: November 29, 2016 BN 7191 4X 1/13,20,27, 2/03 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004PR2 TRUST, Plaintiff against CATHERINE HYNES ,et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane LLP, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the CCP (CALENDAR CONTROL PART COURTROOM) IN THE NASSAU SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501 on FEBRUARY 14, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.. Premises known as 23 GINNY LANE, BETHPAGE, NY 11714. Sec 49 Block 201 Lot 13. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate,lying and being at Plainedge, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $444, 369.92 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 011882/14 . DOMINIC L. CHIARIELLO, ESQ. , Referee BN 7192 4X 1/13,20,27, 2/03 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Vantage Automobile Company, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to principal business address: 120 Hicksville Road, Bethpage

NY 11714 Purpose: any lawful act or activity BN 7194 6X 01/20,27,02/03,10,17,24 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against WILLARD ROSS LANHAM ,et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane LLP, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered OCTOBER 27, 2016 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NEW YORK on FEBRUARY 28, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.. Premises known as 3666 STOKES AVENUE, BETHPAGE, NY 11714. Sec 46 Block 412 Lot 53. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Bethpage, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $417,850.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 000471/13 . RALPH MADALENA, ESQ. , Referee BN 7195 4X 01/27,02/03,10,17 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an Order granted by the Supreme Court, Nassau County, on the 19th day of January, 2017, bearing the index number 16-008687, a copy of which may be examined at the Office of the Nassau County Clerk located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York, grants me the right to assume the name of Ruth Anne Riggio. My present address is 60 Barbara St., Bethpage, NY 11714. The date of my birth is May 4, 1950, the place of my birth is Brooklyn, NY, the present name is Ruth Harriet Riggio. BN 7196 1x 2/3 LEGAL NOTICE SW BROTHERS LLC Articles of organization. Filed NY Sec. of State(SSNY) 10/24/2016. Office in Nassau County. SSNY design, agent of LLC upon whom process may be served.

SSNY shall mail copy of process to THE LLC 315 Oak Street, Uniondale, NY 11553 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. BN 7197 6X 02/03,10,17,24,03/03,10 PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on the 21st day of February, 2017 through the 24th day of February, 2017, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning each day, in the Legislative Chambers, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by February 17th, 2017 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 percent per six month period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in Section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. Effective with the February, 2017 lien sale Ordinance No. 175-2015 requires a $125.00 per day registration fee for each person who intends to bid at the tax lien sale. Ordinance No. 175-2015 also requires that upon the issuance of the Lien Certificate there is due from the lien buyer a Tax Certificate Issue Fee of $20.00 per lien purchased. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/DocumentCenter/ View/17674 A list of local properties upon which tax liens are to be sold will be advertised in this publication on or before February 16th, 2017. Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request,


accommodations such as those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in Braille, large print, audio-tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call (516) 571-2090 Ext. 13715. Dated: January 2017 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County’s Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/ or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser’s rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser’s right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County

Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Dated: January 2017 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York BN 7198 2X 02/03, 02/10

Levittown’s DAHS DECA to advance to state competition

Photo courtesy of the Levittown School District

Members of Levittown’s Division Avenue High School DECA chapter are pictured with adviser Mark Engels (right). The Division Avenue High School chapter of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), advised by Mark Engels, participated in the Nassau County Regional Competition at Freeport High School on Jan. 7. From the 25 student-members in grades 9-12 who entered the business competition, six will advance to the New York State Conference in Rochester this coming March

for their top placements in Food Marketing Series, Apparel and Accessories Marketing, Job Interview, Restaurant and Food Services Management and Automotive Services Marketing. DECA is an extracurricular activity that helps to prepare future leaders and entrepreneurs through role-play competitions in business themed areas. The Levittown School

District congratulates Bhargava Arunachalam, Jacquelyn Devaney, Kayla Olivieri, Katherine Oswald, Matt Sochinsky and Jamal Zafar for having qualified to compete at the state level. Additionally, DECA officers Matthew Evans, Amanda Jakubiak, Ian Kavanaugh, Alex Montoya, Shannon Pousson and Nicholas Weinert will accompany the team to Rochester.

Distinguished Artists concert performances The Town of Oyster Bay 2017 Distinguished Artists Concert series continues into February with several enjoyable performances scheduled to take place at various libraries throughout the Town, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone. “Through the years, the Distinguished Artists concert series has become one of the most popular programs offered by the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilman Macagnone stated. “Admission to each performance is free and each concert provides residents with the opportunity to witness some of the finest cultural and performing arts entertainment within the comfort of various local libraries.”

Councilman Macagnone noted that there are four performances scheduled for February: • On Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a performance by the pianist Vladimir Zaitsev, who will perform “From Baroque to Beatles;” a solo piano performance to be held at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. All are welcome to attend but this performance requires a ticket. To receive a ticket, please call the Jericho Public Library at 516-935-6790, ext. 19. • On Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m., singer JayCee Driesen will perform “Tribute to the Divas-Barbra, Bette, Adele, Cher, Judy & More!” at the Bethpage Public Library,

47 Powell Ave, Bethpage. • On Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 p.m., piano duo and violinist The Polezhayev Family Ensemble will perform at the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley. • On Sunday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m., violin and cello duo Gemini Journey will perform “A Magical Musical Tour Around the World” at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa. The “Distinguished Artists” concert series is sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services. Anyone looking for more information should call 797-7900 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

Friday, February 3, 2017

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Levittown students compete in AMC 8 math competition

Salk Middle School eighth-grader Joseph Calabro and Wisdom Lane Middle School eighth-grader Nikhil Keer earned gold awards during the American Mathematics Competition 8. Thirty-three Levittown middle school students entered the competition, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, which allows students in seventh and

eighth grade to apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice exam designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. In addition to winning gold awards, Salk Middle School student Pooja Ginjupalli (grade 7) earned a silver award, as

Salk Middle School math teacher Kelly DeCunzo is pictured with AMC 8 competition winners (from left) Joseph Calabro, Pooja Ginjupalli, Russell Silberger, Ariana Zanelli, William Valinotti and Sahil Kamal.

well as Wisdom Lane Middle School students Jarrod Dunn (grade 7) and Michael Vota (grade 8). Salk Middle School students Sahil Kamal (grade 7), Russell Silberger (grade

7), William Valinotti (grade 7) and Ariana Zanelli (grade 8) were bronze winners. Wisdom Lane Middle School students Aaron Hernandez (grade 7) and Phillip Buhse (grade 8) also

won bronze awards. The Levittown School District congratulates the students on this outstanding academic accomplishment.

Photos courtesy of the Levittown School District

Wisdom Lane Middle School math teacher Amy Zacconi and Principal John Avena are pictured with AMC 8 competition winners (from left to right) Aaron Hernandez, Jarrod Dunn, Nikhil Keer, Michael Vota and Phillip Buhse.

Property tax grievance workshop Registration for Learn to Skate Series Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker will be hosting a property tax assessment grievance workshop to help residents file property tax assessment grievance applications online. At the workshop, representatives from the Nassau Assessment Department will teach residents how to use the Assessment Department’s online tools to file your challenge online – for free. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hicksville Library

If you are a homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on your Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, you may dispute the assessed value during the formal grievance period from January 2, 2017 through March 1, 2017. Remember: You do not have to pay a law firm to file a grievance. Applications will be provided and are also available at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html

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

The next Senior Citizen Free Legal Consultation Clinic will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at NCBA, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. This popular free program regularly fills up quickly. Registration is required by calling 516-747-4070.

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Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to “Learn to Skate” this March by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. “Throughout the year, the ice skating center offers classes for residents who enjoy skating. Whether you are interested in sharpening your skating abilities or just skating recreationally, these ‘Learn to Skate’ lessons may be just what you are looking for,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Registration for Series 4 (March 6 through April 29) begins on Monday, February 13. Those interested can register at the rink, online (www.TheRinx. com) or by phone at (516) 797-4126.” The “Learn to Skate” program offers group skating lessons to beginners through advanced levels. Skaters are paired based on age and skill, ranging from pre-school and basic skills through advanced levels. The program is for eight weeks with the exception of Sundays. Classes are for six weeks and all classes are 30 minutes in length. For residents, the fee is $149 for the session. For non-residents the fee is $189. The “Learn to Skate” schedule is: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00

a.m. to Noon, Saturdays from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Sundays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no classes on April 16 in observance of Easter Sunday. Registration costs include admission into the session for which you are registered on the day of the lesson. Membership in the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills Program; USFS record book for new members, and stickers and USFS Badges upon mastering of each level. There will be no refunds or makeups and skate rental is not included in price. Helmets, gloves or mittens and warm layers are recommended for all skaters. “Students enrolled in the Rinx’s Skating School are guided by qualified professionals governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association. This group of professional instructors focuses on educating and learning the fundamentals of ice skating while placing a major emphasis on having fun,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “The Town is happy to provide excellent skating programs that are enjoyable for skaters of all ages.” For more information, visit www. oysterbaytown.com, www.TheRinx. com, or call the Rinx Office at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at (516) 797-4126.

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The Mid-Island Times & Levittown Times  

● Published: Friday, February 3, 2017 ● Issue: Vol.77, No.05

The Mid-Island Times & Levittown Times  

● Published: Friday, February 3, 2017 ● Issue: Vol.77, No.05