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Vol. 78, No. 10


Town approves 400% parking fee increase



Lee Road Elementary School students in grades 3-5 recently attended the 2018 STEAM Conference for Kids at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, hosted by Nassau BOCES. Students were engaged in various types of STEAM related workshops such as The Rube Goldberg Machines, Art of Mosaics, Fascinating Fingerprints, Marine Biology and Robots and Rockets.

Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

Last Tuesday night, the Oyster Bay Town Board unanimously voted to increase parking fees for commuter parking lots in the Town. The fee will increase this year to $100 from $20 for a two-year permit for residents in unincorporated areas of the town, and to $120 from $80 per year for residents of unincorporated villages. Senior residents in non-Village areas will still pay a $20 fee for parking. Town Supervisor Joe Saladino said at the meeting that the main reason for the fee increase is so the Town can address the issue of a shortage of parking spaces in the Town. “It’s important to generate the revenue that will lead us towards creating more spots,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The earlier we get a move on this, the quicker we can provide more spots for people.” He said that the $100 fee for the two year permit, would translate into approximately 20 cents per day for daily commuters, to park at Town lots. “This is still a great bargain, considering the cost charged by other municipalities to park in their lots and also to park in nearby private lots.” Town finance director Robert Darienzo said in a town meeting, earlier this month, that the increased fees would allow for an overall property tax cut because it would create a surplus in the Town’s 2018 parking fund. “Moving forward to 2019, we will know about how much money we receive on a year to year basis and we’ll be able to correspondingly lower taxes in the district for all taxpayers,” said Darienzo. The new fee structure will take effect in the coming weeks as renewals are mailed out to residents.

Levittown resident turns park into a gnome village


Levittown resident Andy Kuzma has been going to the Mill Pond Park in Wantagh since he was a little kid. Noticing that the park had become a little more mystical as of late, he decided to add to the fun by building a gnome house at the base of an old tree that had fallen after Hurricane Sandy. “On my walks through the park, I started to notice some of the rocks being painted, and some children’s fairy houses at the foot of the trees,” said Kuzma, who is a self-employed carpenter. “I was

intrigued by it and wanted to do my own little section of mythical creatures.” Kuzma thought about what he could use to capture people’s attention, and decided to use some of his gnome characters he’d been collecting from Burger King. “I’d collected six of these characters from Burger King, as part of their Sherlock Gnome series, and thought they’d be perfect to set up inside the park.” To complete his display, he used an old birdcage he’d found for the gnomes house, carving out a front door and windows. He scattered straw on the ground

leading up to the doorway and even put together a fence to prevent the gnome family from falling into the pond. “I love projects like this,” said Kuzma. “These displays add character to the park and I can see that the kids really love stumbling across them.” Kuzma is well known in Levittown for his Pirates of the Caribbean themed display every Halloween and his popular Christmas light shows. In 2015, he received first place for his Halloween display in a Town competition for best overall Halloween decorations.

Mill Pond Park, which is located on Merrick Road, off the Wantagh Parkway, is a nice location for people to exercise or walk their dogs. Kuzma says that he and a group of other people try and maintain the area, picking up litter and other detritus before it goes into the pond. “I usually pick up beer bottles, cans and other debris a few times a month and put it into the pails. I want people to be able to enjoy this park without all of the litter around.”

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Hicksville Schools host Spring Senior Citizen Luncheon

The Hicksville Public School District will be hosting its 26th annual Spring Senior Citizen Luncheon on Tuesday, April 10, at 2PM, at Hicksville High School. The festivities will begin with an opening reception for guests, and include a luncheon with a choice of three entrées: hot sliced turkey in gravy, baked ziti, or Swedish meatballs. Entertainment during the luncheon will be provided by talented Hicksville High

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School music and theater students who will present musical numbers and acting skits prepared especially for guests. Tickets are available for purchase to Hicksville senior citizens at $6 each during the hours of 8:30AM and 3:30PM at the Hicksville Administration Building Reception Desk located at 200 Division Ave. For additional information, residents can contact the Office of Community Services at 516-733-2190.

Perspectives in health: Multiple Sclerosis Updates NYU Winthrop Hospital’s “Perspectives in Health” educational series will offer a free program focusing on MS, “Multiple Sclerosis: Therapeutic Updates,” on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7 PM. It will be held at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., at the corner of Second Street in Mineola in room G-018. Speakers will be Dr. Malcolm Gottesman, Director, NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center; Dr. Josef Maxwell Gutman, Attending Neurologist, NYU Winthrop Hospital and Chaomei Wu, Nurse Practitioner, NYU Winthrop Hospital Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center. Topics include: “Making the Best with What We Have: Using Existing Medications Most Effectively”,

“Overview of New Treatments in MS”, and “Medical Marijuana as a Therapeutic Approach to Managing MS Symptoms”. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Limited parking is available at the Research and Academic Center. Additional metered parking is available at the commuter lot on the corner of First St. and Third Ave. Parking is also available across the street from the Center in the garage behind the 120 Mineola Blvd. building, which is free after 6PM. Entrance to this garage is on First Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the program, please call (516) 663-3916. For information on other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.

Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana (back row, 5th right) reads to Mrs. Valentine’s fifth-grade class during the “Pick A Reading Partner” (PARP) program held at Abbey Lane Elementary School located in Levittown.

Town hosts pet food drive Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Saladino recently announced that the Town of Oyster Bay is partnering with Long Island Cares for their 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive. The drive takes place during the months of February and March and will focus on collecting for the family members most vulnerable to hunger: residents’ pets. Those interested in supporting the pet food drive may deliver donations

to several Town facilities, including Town Hall North, Town Hall South, the Hicksville Athletic Center, Town of Oyster Bay’s Animal Shelter on Miller Place in Syosset and the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. For more information about the program and where to donate goods, visit or call the Town’s Public Information Office at (516) 624-6380.

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Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino (second from right) and Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently joined with New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano (third from left) and Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker (second from left) in celebrating William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post No. 3211’s 83rd Anniversary. VFW Post No. 3211 supports programs to increase awareness of the sacrifices of America’s veterans as well as promote citizenship, education, volunteerism, and positive youth programs. Supervisor Saladino proudly presented a citation to VFW Post No. 3211 members 2nd ViceCommander Robert Chiappone (left), Post Commander William Walden (third from right), and 1st Vice-Commander William Torres (right), on behalf of William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post No. 3211, for the organization’s outstanding efforts toward advancing the general welfare of the community.

Splendid spellers in Hicksville Middle School

From left, Hicksville Middle School students Saivamsi Nanugonda and Sara Ashraf. Hicksville Middle School seventh grader Sara Ashraf earned third place at the regional competition of the Scripps Spelling Bee held at Hofstra University. Ashraf had the honor of representing the district at Hofstra follow-

ing her victory in the 15th round at the building level against 19 other finalists. This year’s runner-up was sixth grader Saivamsi Nanugonda.

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Hicksville celebrates diverse readers

On March 2, the Hicksville Public School District, in collaboration with the Hicksville Congress of Teachers, will present “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers.” The reading event for elementary school students will take place from 3:30-6 PM at the district’s new Parent Center located in the administration building. GC-CHERRY 1-8 Page - 01-29-18.qxp_Layout 1

Students will have the opportunity to select a free book to take home, participate in circle time read-alouds, and celebrate Hicksville’s diversity with their families and peers. The event is sponsored by the National Education Association and New York State United Teachers. 1/29/18 3:41 PM Page 1


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Celebrating the year of the dog at Abbey Lane

Third-graders at Abbey Lane Elementary School recently embraced Chinese culture during their Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 16. The students created decorations and participated in a colorful parade throughout the hallways of the school for student onlookers.

Leading up to the festivities, thirdgrade classes studied the government, culture, people, economy, geography and history of China. Students also created their own Chinese New Year book and wrote about their personal zodiac signs. “They have really done an amazing

Third-graders at Abbey Lane Elementary School prepared for their Chinese New Year parade with zodiac crowns and paper dogs.

job,” said teacher Susan Zizza. “They love learning about other cultures and we have been comparing how different China is from the United States which they are amazed by.” Classrooms were decorated in spirit of the Chinese New Year, as students crafted a variety of items such as paper lanterns, masks, crowns, Chinese New

Year placemats and dragons. In addition, students celebrated the Chinese New Year with a traditional feast including pineapples and tangerines and each received a red envelope containing play money.

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Town offers boating safety seminars at community centers

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson invite residents to take advantage of a new Boating Safety Seminar offered in late March at local Town Community Centers. The seminar is being offered by the Department of Public Safety Bay Constable Unit, and will include topics related to safe operation, regulations, responsibilities of boat ownership and operation. The seminar is free for Town residents. Supervisor Saladino stated, “This Boating Safety Seminar offers participants the fundamentals of safe boating operations. The course is recommended for all boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft operators.” Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The boating safety tips offered at this course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.” Participants can choose between one eight-hour session and two four-hour sessions.

Session 1 will be offered from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 and Monday, March 26. Both classes must be attended in Session 1, which will be held at the Hicksville Community Center. Session 2 will be offered on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marjorie Post Park Community Center. “History has shown us that too many people take their boats out onto the waters without proper preparation and training to,” said Councilwoman Johnson. “The tips offered at this Boating Safety Seminar can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.” Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate in the seminar. Classes are free, but advanced registration is required. Safe Boating Courses are required for motor boat operators born on or before May 1, 1996. The course is also required for personal watercraft (Jet Ski) operators, who must be a minimum of 14 years of age. For registration or additional information, visit or call (516) 677-5350.

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Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: Contents of a package delivered to a home on Woodcrest Road in Hicksville were stolen between 8AM and 3PM on February 15. n At 5:55PM on February 15, a 19-yearold woman from New Cassel was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana on New York Avenue in Westbury. n At the corner of Garden City Boulevard and Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, a 36-year-old man from Jamaica was arrested at 10:15PM on February 15. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

A 46-year-old man from Rego Park was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana at the Red Roof Inn on Dibblee Drive in Westbury on February 15 at 10PM n

A license plate was stolen from a vehicle on Jefferson Street in Westbury between 7AM and 7:20PM on February 16. n On Hempstead Avenue and Johnson Lane in West Hempstead, a 38-year-old man from Rosedale was arrested and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on February 16 at 6:40PM n

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A 33-year-old woman from Hempstead was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury at 9PM on February 16. n

At 10:10PM on February 16, an 18-year-old man from Hempstead was arrested on Corporate Drive in Westbury. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

Driving While Intoxicated was the charge made against a 34-year-old man from Hempstead, when he was arrested on Old Country Road at Westbury Road in Westbury at 1:33AM on February 17. n

On Westbury Avenue in Carle Place, a 27-year-old man from Hempstead was arrested and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on February 17 at 6:47PM n

On School Street in Westbury, a 24-year-old woman from that town was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated on February 18 at 2:20AM n On Mist Lane in Westbury, a victim has reported that unknown subjects damaged the driver’s side rear bumper

of his vehicle sometime between 1 and 4:30PM on February 18. n

Two subjects were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 5:43PM on February 18. Both residents of Roosevelt, they were arrested on East Pennywood Avenue in that town. n US currency was stolen from a vehicle on Saddle Lane in Levittown at 8:36PM on February 18. n

On Corporate Drive in Westbury, a 21-year-old woman from Franklin Square was arrested at 10:35PM on February 18. She was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At Saks Off 5th Avenue in Westbury, a 31-year-old man from Saint Albans was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 3:30PM on February 19. n

On Briarwood Lane in Plainview, a victim has reported that unknown subjects damaged her fence sometime between 4PM on February 19 and 7AM the next morning. n

At 6:25PM on February 19, a 33-yearold man from Bellerose was arrested at the corner of Scherer Boulevard and Theordora Street in Franklin Square. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At Target in Westbury, a 29-year-old woman from Brooklyn was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 4:50PM on February 20. n

A 28-year-old man from Brooklyn was arrested at 12:31PM on February 21 and charged with Shoplifting from Hollister in East Garden City. n

At Michael Hill Jewelers in East Garden City, an unattended iPhone was stolen between 3 and 4:30PM on February 21. n At the Applebees Restaurant on Corporate Drive in Westbury, two women, one 22 years of age, a resident of East Meadow, and the other, 21 years old, and living in Hollis, were arrested. Both were charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 10:55PM on February 21. n A 27-year-old man from Freeport was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 4:20AM on February 22 at the corner of Avenue B and Nassau Road in Uniondale. Compiled by Kate and Meg Meyer

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Weekend LIRR schedules to change during construction March 3–4 and March 10–11 Double Track construction work will affect Long Island Rail Road train service between Penn Station and Ronkonkoma, and between Hicksville and Greenport, over the weekends of March 3–4 and March 10–11. If you are planning to travel on these weekends, please make note of the following: Ronkonkoma Branch • Buses will replace trains between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma for 48 hours due to construction related to the Double Track project. • Eastbound customers traveling to stations Bethpage through Ronkonkoma will board buses at Hicksville and can expect up to 44 minutes additional travel time. • Westbound customers at stations Ronkonkoma through Hicksville will board buses up to 44 minutes earlier than normal train times, then connect with westbound trains at Hicksville. • See special timetables for trains between Ronkonkoma and Greenport. Other trains will have adjusted schedules as well – please visit or call 718-217-LIRR (5477) for details.

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Northside Elementary School students send love to veterans

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Left to right: Northside third graders Maan Mehta, Joseph Cuciti, and Isabella Conforti displayed the Valentine cards they made. Students throughout Northside Elementary School participated in the “Valentine’s for Vets” program originally initiated by Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta. The schoolwide project allowed students to design decorative cards glued with paper hearts, flowers, lace, and beads. Many colored designs of balloons, American flags, and rainbows, and even incorporated creative drawings.

The students included kind words and poems of pride, support, gratitude, and remembrances for the veterans. The cards were personally picked up by Hempstead Town Councilman Dennis Dunne and will be distributed to hospitalized servicemen and women throughout Nassau County.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that residents may report potholes, which are common to all municipalities on Long Island at this time of year, to the Department of Highways at (516) 6775757 between the hours of 7AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday. This hotline service is being provided to residents in an effort to fill potholes caused by winter damage in a more efficient manner. Residents may also report pothole issues on Nassau County and the State of New York roadways and highways. The Town will transmit these concerns to the appropriate municipal highway crew. Supervisor Saladino stated, “As the winter ends, all municipal roadways experience the devastating effects of freezing temperatures and salt applications. The Town of Oyster Bay is working quickly to make these repairs and we recognize it is one of our residents’

highest priorities.” At the direction of Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board, the Department of Highways has increased resources so that pothole repairs will be made more quickly. Potholes form as asphalt road surfaces crack under the heat of the day. These cracks allow snow and rain water to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. This water freezes and expands, and as a result dirt and gravel is pushed out leaving a hole when the ice melts. While winter has resulted in a large number of potholes throughout Long Island, additional potholes are expected to open as the weather warms. The Town of Oyster Bay is shifting its attention to address these potholes immediately. To report a pothole issue, please call (516) 677-5757 between the hours of 7AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday, or email

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Levittown’s history shown off in educational museum BY GARY SIMEONE Levittown is one of the most important historical areas on Long Island, as the Town set the stage for what would become Long Island’s first pioneering communities. Many of the area’s historical achievements can be found inside the Levittown Historical Society Museum, which is part of the Levittown Memorial Education Center. Historical Society President Paul Manton, who is in charge of running the museum, said that it’s crazy how many residents he’s spoken too who are unaware of the museum’s presence. “I’ll bump into people who are surprised to find this museum, and on the flip side, there are a lot of out-oftowners who find their way here to see the place Abraham Levitt built in the 1940’s,” said Manton. Manton said that the museum was originally created in 1997, and it was meant to be a temporary exhibit at the time. “That was the original plan, but the space became so popular that it became a permanent fixture that was expanded upon.” Inside the museum, which is located at 150 Abbey Lane, people can find an assortment of documents on the building of the Town, multiple exhibits

showing facets of the American life in the 1950’s, and post-WW2 home prices which ranged from $6,000 to $12,000 for ranch styled homes. Levitt made his name by spearheading a low-cost housing development plan for WW2 vets looking for affordable home prices in the area. Cape Cod and ranch-style dwellings went on the market for prices in low thousand dollar range. “They were going from a cement slab to live-in homes within a 48 hour period at peak production,” said Manton. “At one point they were building 36 houses a day. One of the reasons it was being done so fast is because the homes didn’t have basements, which would have slowed the process down considerably.” Exhibits at the museum are in pristine condition and include models of the American way of life during the time period. There are detailed bedroom, kitchen and living room sets, complete with period specific items and relics. “The museum is a great source of pride for me,” said Manton. “ It’s an important story because it’s not just the story of a local community, but a larger phenomenon at the time.” The Levittown Historical Society Museum is open on Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission to the museum is completely free and educational tours are offered to anyone who’s interested.

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen (back row, right) reads to Mrs. Swint’s second-grade class during the “Pick A Reading Partner” (PARP) program held at Abbey Lane Elementary School located in Levittown.

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The nearest supermarket is almost an hour away. When the two mountain passes are closed, you’re stuck here. But for Kirkwood devotees, these are comforting perks that distinguish this Tahoe, California, ski resort from other ski resorts out west, even from Vail Resorts other two Best of Tahoe resorts: Heavenly and Northstar. The fact is, at the beginning, middle and end of the day, Kirkwood is all about the mountain. We arrived at Kirkwood - from San Francisco and New York by way of Sacramento airport

- Thursday night. The drive to Kirkwood was easy and beautiful along the dark, very straight followed by very windy, starlit Route 88 -- through the Eldorado National Forest, past Tragedy Spring, and suddenly, on the side of the road, the unassuming and welcoming Kirkwood sign. Pulling in, we drifted by quiet condos on Kirkwood Meadows Drive and felt like something between exclusive guests and trespassers. We soon discovered that this is apropos for Kirkwood. We were warmly welcomed with granola bars, a travel-sized Supergoop sunblock for each of us,

trail maps, a calm “you’ll love it here” vibe, and an explicit “you’ll love it here” assertion. The lovely receptionist shared with us a nearby restaurant recommendation along with some intriguing history, in the vein of the many stories we’d soon hear from Kirkwood staff and family, about the old-timey and purportedly haunted Kirkwood Inn. We checked in to the Mountain Club, right at the base, pulled the car into the garage, took the elevator up to our room, and kicked off our cozy stay with a bottle of Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon and the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. We eased into the cozy condo by the

warm fireplace and felt our big city pressures melt away. Friday morning greeted us with blue skies, jagged mountain peaks, and a lift that we could practically jump onto from our terrace! We headed to pick up our gear at the demo shop, where we met soonto-be familiar faces Carlos and team. Carlos is a young guy who we felt we would have been friends with in school and who, over the course of the next couple days, we would become friends with as he cheerfully helps us try different pairs of boots and skis. He appears See page D2

Kirkwood base from our room in the ski in/out Mountain Club –we could practically hop on the lift from our balcony! © Eric Leiberman/

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to be one of many Kirkwood staffers who simply love being at Kirkwood and ski the mountain every chance they can. (Carlos points out that, in fact, he lives steps away from the gondola at the higher-trafficked Heavenly Mountain up in South Lake Tahoe, but he prefers to wake up before dawn and drive to work and ski at Kirkwood.) When Dick Reuter and Bill Klein started Kirkwood in 1972, many viewed it as a fool’s errand. At the time, there was nothing in Kirkwood - resources and infrastructure were both sparse. But Dick and Bill saw the beautiful mountain’s promise and had a vision

for building a ski resort in Kirkwood, so they got to cutting trails and installing lifts. Almost 50 years later, that vision has yielded something spectacular. Kirkwood consistently boasts greater snow accumulation and longer retention of that snow than other Tahoe resorts. The secret is its high base (at 7,800 ft up to a summit at 9,800 ft.), steep terrain, long ridgelines and predominantly Northeast facing mountains. The combination of all these geographical assets and smart trail design (86 trails, a total of 2,300 skiable acres) makes Kirkwood’s conditions and terrain rival those of any resort in North America. What is more, Kirkwood is now part

Skiing Kirkwood, one of Vail’s three ‘Best of Tahoe’ resorts © Eric Leiberman/

At Kirkwood, it’s all about the mountain © David Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear. com

of Vail Resorts, which also owns nearby Heavenly Mountain and Northstar in the Tahoe area, and is part of Vail’s Epic Pass. It is a credit to the Vail Resorts company that Kirkwood has retained its own character and personality. Kirkwood is great for skiing with groups of friends of family. Unlike most resorts that have a series of peaks and different lifts servicing those peaks from various bases, Kirkwood features a long ridgeline with trails mostly funneling to the same base. As a result, it’s easy to meet up with the rest of a group, even if members of the group have varying abilities and are skiing terrain of differing difficulty. It’s quite hard to get lost at Kirkwood. Kirkwood’s Timber Creek is one of the best training terrains in the region, with great blue and green runs. The larger Mountain Village, on the other hand, will lead you to a mix of blues and blacks, with just a few short green runs on the Snowkirk lift. For beginner or intermediate skiers, sticking to the groomed trails is the way to go. For advanced skiers, there are endless trails to explore and trees to drop into off the long ridgeline. Pay attention to the signage at the base of the lifts, as certain lifts are specified “Experts Only” and will only serve black diamond runs. (Of its 86 trails, 12% are beginner, 30% are intermediate, 38% are advanced, and 20% are rated expert; the longest trail is 2.5 miles; out of the 14 lifts, two are high-speed quads.) For those looking to explore the side and backcountry of Tahoe, Expedition:Kirkwood offers guided excursions, specialty clinics and backcountry awareness training. Kirkwood’s terrain provides access to backcountry opportunities within

resort boundaries straight from the lifts, and EK guides can help even the most advanced skiers and boarders find terrain that thrills and challenges. (To book, 209.258.7360 or email ExpeditionKirkwood@ While there wasn’t enough snow during our time at Kirkwood to explore the backcountry, we still found great value in the instruction and knowledge of our all-star, veteran ski instructors Tony and Steve. Tony has been teaching at Kirkwood for 20+ years, and Steve for almost 5 years. (Kirkwood employees seem to have genuine loyalty and pride. We learned that one snowcat operator has been working at the mountain for 40 years.) In a half day, Tony coached a couple of us intermediate skiers how to appropriately shift weight to improve balance on runs of varying difficulty, clean up turns on steeper terrain, and venture down mogul runs for the first time, albeit very slowly and safely. Steve took the more advanced skiers in our group to Sentinel and Palisades bowls and showed us some of the most insane cliff lines we’ve ever seen. As Steve put it, “I don’t care who you are or how long you’ve been skiing, there’s something inbounds on this mountain to make even the most daredevil skiers scared.” After a long day of skiing and riding, we were ready for a hot tub session and a hearty meal. There are several dining options and a few aprés bars at the base and on the mountain, but this is not the place you come for party scenes, pampering or gourmet meals. Again, the draw of Kirkwood is the mountain, not the village or resort amenities. So

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while there are a couple of good dining options, the more “Kirkwood” thing to do would just be to buy a bunch of groceries and cook for yourself in the comfort of your condo. That being said, the on-mountain dining is quite good. We dined at The Wall once for lunch and once for dinner (and enjoyed their $3 Tequila Happy Hour special for a great aprés ski another day). Their food is rich and delicious. The plates are pricey,

but most of the portions are huge and share-worthy so we recommend ordering for the table. A great starter is the Spanish Fries of potato wedges with perfectly cooked chorizo bits and cheese. If you’re looking for a big meal, get the cheeseburger. You might not rush straight back up the mountain after, but your tastebuds will be happy. As far as dinner at The Wall is concerned, our favorites are the truffle mac & cheese appetizer, short

ribs braised in red wine, and chicken schnitzel with spaetzle. The menu is constantly rotating, but if you find any of these items on the menu, we highly recommend any of them. The aforementioned Kirkwood Inn, which has been around since 1864, is another dining option near the mountain (5-minute drive). We unfortunately did not get the opportunity to visit, but we heard wonderful things. There are multiple lodging options

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when visiting Kirkwood. The three skiin/ski-out options are The Mountain Club, The Lodge at Kirkwood, and Snowcrest Lodge. We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite at the Mountain Club and couldn’t have asked for more. Our living room looked out onto three chairlifts and each room had sweeping views of the mountain. Beds were very comfortable and the cozy living room See page D5


On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone Is Irish! BY CLAIRE LYNCH St. Patrick’s Day may be just another day in Dublin, Ireland, but on this side of the Atlantic Ocean it is, for many people, a big holiday. There are, after all, an estimated 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That number is, incidentally, seven times larger than the population of Ireland itself (4.68 million). Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German. (, 3/17/13) New York City and Boston have the greatest number of Irish-American residents. Chicago also has got a good number of Irish Americans. Starting on March 1, I see a lot of Irish Americans wearing green – green sweaters, green blazers, coats, etc. – and mention the name “St. Patrick” in March or at any other time of the year and most Americans are ready for a plate filled with corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots and more. A corned beef sandwich makes a great lunch. A bit of Irish soda bread on the side – or for dessert – always hits the spot. Years ago, when I was a student in elementary school in Rockville Centre, I remember some of my teachers engaging in a friendly competition to see who could be the first to wear a sprig of fresh shamrocks on their blouse or lapel. They also liked to compete to see who would be the first person to have a slice of Irish soda bread still warm from the oven. If we didn’t happen to have any real shamrocks to wear on St. Patrick’s Day, we were happy enough to sport some lapel pins that said, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day,” “Luck of the Irish” and “Proud to Be Irish.” Over the years I’ve also worn metal lapel pins in the shape of a leprechaun, in the shape of a shamrock with the Irish flag across it (green, white and orange stripes), a harp and shamrock lapel pin, a pot of gold and rainbow lapel pin, a Celtic cross lapel pin and more. It’s fun dressing in green on St. Patrick’s Day and rummaging around

for a set of green beads to adorn my outfit. I was talking with my friend, Kelly, recently about all of the fun people have on the holiday. She recalled a time about 12 years ago when her son, Kyle, was 14 and dyed his hair green in honor of St. Patrick. A friend helped him. First they bleached his brown hair. Then they got a store bought box of hair dye hair and dyed it green. After drying his hair and styling it, Kyle kind of liked the look. Amazingly enough Kyle went to school that way wearing blue jeans and a Kelly green sweat shirt. St. Patrick’s Day was on a Friday that year so he celebrated after school, too. Here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick: The color blue for years was associated with St. Patrick but it was changed to green since Ireland is called the “Emerald Isle” and there is a green stripe in the Irish flag. The shamrock is a popular Irish symbol, but it is not the symbol of Ireland. As early as the medieval period, the harp had represented the nation. King Henry VIII used the harp on coins as early as 1534. Later, the harp was used on Irish flags and Irish coats of arms. Starting in 1642 the harp appeared on flags during rebellions against English rule. When Ireland became an independent country in 1921, it adopted the harp as the national symbol. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and St. Brigid is the female patron saint. She is also the patron of dairymaids, cattle, midwives, Irish nuns and newborn babies. St. Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, was born in the year 387 AD in Britain. His birth name was Maewyn Succat. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest, but he wasn’t very religious growing up. As he wrote in his “Confession,” that changed when he was about 16 years old. Patrick was attacked and kidnapped by Irish pirates who had broken into his family’s villa. He was sold into slavery in Ireland. Patrick credited the experience with renewing his religious faith. He wrote, “After I arrived in Ireland,

I tended sheep every day, and I prayed frequently during the day.” Six years passed by before Patrick said he heard a voice telling him to return home. He escaped and walked 200 miles to a port, where he found a ship preparing to leave for England. “I said I needed to set sail with them, but the captain was not at all pleased,” he wrote. “He replied unpleasantly and angrily: ‘Don’t you dare try to come with us.’” Later on, after thinking about it for a while, the captain apparently had a change of heart. “I began to pray while I was going; and before I even finished the prayer, I heard one of them shout aloud at me: ‘Come quickly - those men are calling you!’ I turned back right away, and they began to say to me: ‘Come - we’ll trust you. Prove you’re our friend in any way you wish.’” ( Eventually Patrick made it back home, became a cleric in continental Europe and then headed back to Ireland as a missionary. He preached the Gospel and he took the name “Patricius” or what we call “Patrick.” The name “Patrick” means the “father of his people.” He arrived in Slane, Ireland, on March 25, 433, and worked as a missionary among the Celtic pagans mostly in the northern and western parts of Ireland where Christianity had never been preached. Ireland has produced some of the greatest authors in literature throughout the 19th century and 20th century as well as some incredible modern Irish authors. Bram Stoker, whose actual first name was Abraham, wrote “Dracula,” a perfect Halloween story. “Dracula,” first published in 1897, is among the best-selling books of all time and has influenced over 1,000 vampire-based films throughout the world. The book’s Irish connection is undeniable. In Gaelic, the phrase “Droch Ola” (sounds like “Dracula”) means bad blood. ( Stoker spent years researching mythical stories of vampires before writing the novel. The original, 541page manuscript was found in a barn

in northwestern Pennsylvania during the 1980s after it was believed to be lost. James Joyce wrote “Ulysses.” The novel took him seven years to write and is noted for its stream of consciousness technique. Joyce is also famous for “A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man” which was published in New York in 1916. Here’s the back story to that: In 1913 the Irish poet W. B. Yeats recommended Joyce’s work to the American poet Ezra Pound, who was compiling an anthology of verse. Pound wrote to Joyce, and in 1914 Joyce submitted the first chapter of the unfinished “Portrait” to Pound, who was so taken with it that he pressed to have the work serialized in the London literary magazine “The Egoist.” Joyce hurried to complete the novel and it appeared in “The Egoist” in 25 installments from February 2, 1914, to September 1, 1915. There was difficulty finding a British publisher for the finished novel, so Pound arranged for its publication by an American publishing house, B. W. Huebsch, which issued it on December 29, 1916. Who can ever forget Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” the story for which he is best known for, tells the adventure story of a shipwrecked man who encounters different species of people every place he goes to. “Gulliver’s Travels” was published in 1726. Oscar Wilde wrote “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a play, as well as several other books, plays and poems. A more modern Irish writer is Anne Enright, who was born 1962 and won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for “The Gathering.” She is famous for her novels, short stories, essay collections about family relationships and more. Needless to say, music is also big in Ireland. The Irish Tenors sing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” which is a lighthearted song in tribute to Ireland. Its lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr. The song has been performed by many different artists. The Chorus lyrSee page D6

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Inspector General’s Report Causes Confusion for Widows BY TOM MARGENAU

The inspector general for the Social Security Administration recently released a report that was well-intentioned, but that has sewn confusion among millions of women collecting Social Security widow’s benefits. What the report said was that a small percentage of widows were not informed by SSA clerks of a provision that could have resulted in them getting higher Social Security benefits in the long run. But if my emails are any indication, many women thought the report said that all widows were getting shortchanged by the government. This is just not true. The IG’s report was referring to a procedure I’ve discussed hundreds of times in this column: the restricted application rule. This so-called “maximizing strategy” has been all the rage for the past several years among retiring baby boomers. It allows people who are full retirement age to file for spousal benefits on a husband’s or wife’s Social Security account and then delay starting their own retirement benefits until age 70, at which point they would get a 32 percent credit added to their Social Security checks. As I’ve also reported many times in this column, that procedure grew out of a loophole in an unrelated Social Security law. It makes a mockery of a well-established legal tenet that says you should not be able to get benefits on a spouse’s record unless you were financially dependent on that spouse. Yet most folks jumping through that loophole have been well-heeled retirees. That’s why Congress has been gradually closing the loophole. It finally gets sealed up in January 2020, so only retirees turning 66 before January 2020 can employ that unintended maximizing strategy. But it is an entirely different story when it comes to widows and widowers. (To keep things simple and to avoid a lot of awkward “he/she” and “him/ her” pronouns, I will be referring only to women getting widow’s benefits. And that’s OK because 95 percent of surviving spousal benefits are paid to women.) Widows have always been allowed to use this restricted application rule. And the previously mentioned January 2020 deadline refers only to retirees. It does NOT apply to widows. And there is also another major difference between the strategy as it applies to retirees versus widows. As I said above, a retiree can only use the restricted application rule if he or she waits until age 66 to apply for Social Security. But a widow can employ the rule as early as age 60 -- the earliest she is usually eligible for widow’s benefits. In a nutshell, this rule gives widows options that no other Social Security beneficiary has. Let’s look at some examples to explain what I am

talking about. Mary became a widow at age 58. When she turns 60 (assuming she has retired by then), she will have the option of taking reduced widow’s benefits on her deceased husband’s record. At that age, she would get about 70 percent of his basic Social Security benefit. Then she could save her own retirement benefit until 66, when she could switch to 100 percent of her own rate, or even wait until age 70, when she would get 132 percent. If Mary is still working full time, then she might have to wait until age 66 to start her widow’s benefits (when the earning penalty that applies to people who take benefits before full retirement age no longer applies). At that age, she would get 100 percent of her husband’s benefit. And then at age 70, she could switch to 132 percent of her own retirement rate. Of course, all of this assumes Mary has a higher retirement benefit to switch to later in life. Because of economic and social circumstances, many women earned less money than their husbands did -- meaning they have much smaller Social Security benefits that that of their husbands. So in those cases, there simply is no higher retirement benefit to switch to later on. To explain that, let’s go back to Mary. Let’s say Mary’s full retirement age benefit is $1,200. And then let’s say her full widow’s benefit rate is $2,200. And finally, let’s assume Mary retires at age 62. Here are her options. She could simply choose to take reduced widow’s benefits. At age 62, that’s an 82.5 percent rate, or $1,815 per month. There would be nothing to switch to later on because 100 percent, or even 132 percent of her own benefit will be less than what she is due on her husband’s record. But Mary’s other option would be to take reduced retirement benefits at 62. She’d be due 80 percent of her full retirement rate, or $960. If she could afford to live on that for several years, then at age 66, she could switch to 100 percent widow’s benefit, or $2,200. By the way, that 32 percent age 70 bonus that applies to retirement benefits does NOT apply to widow’s benefits. In other words, there would not be any advantage to Mary delaying her widow’s benefits until age 70. The highest rate she can get is the 100 percent rate at age 66. So now let me get back to the inspector general’s report. That report was highlighting scenarios in which a woman had worked and earned enough money for a substantial retirement benefit on her own record -- one in which she could employ the restricted application strategy of saving her own benefits -- usually until age 70. And again, the report criticized SSA saying that some women in this situation were not made aware of the existence of the ben-

efit-switching rule. But the report did not say that all widows were being cheated out of benefits. And it has nothing to do with the vast majority of women, especially as most women do not become widows until later in life -- in their 70s or 80s and beyond -- long after their Social Security benefits have started. And in

these scenarios, they have no options to consider. They simply switch to widow’s benefits after their husbands die -- assuming their husbands were getting higher Social Security benefits. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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Dumb Things to Do With a Tax Refund BY MARY HUNT

Tax time: that interesting time of year when ordinarily smart people begin to make really dumb financial decisions. Isn’t it amazing to watch what a little extra cash (well, for some, maybe a lot of extra cash) lining the pockets can do? Sixty-two percent of taxpayers expect that they’ll receive some sort of refund on their 2017 tax return. While there are many dumb ways to spend it, here are my top five: ACT LIKE IT’S FREE MONEY The operative word in the term “tax refund” is “refund”! Common synonyms for refund are “repayment,” “reimbursement” and “return of overpayment.” This means that tax refunds are not free money. The government is not giving you a bonus every year just to thank you for being such a swell person. This is money that you’ve allowed it to borrow from you all year long. And now, unlike most of your friends or family members, it is actually paying you back. Smart Move: If you routinely get a big tax refund, change your withholding. Your goal is to neither owe nor be owed at the end of the year. If you can come within $100 of that goal, you’re good. PAY DOWN DEBT Before you do that -- noble as it may be -- you need an emergency fund. If you are not able to fund your own future emergencies, you’ll never get out of debt because you will keep running back to the credit cards for a bailout. Smart Move: Keep making your regular debt payments, and use the refund to establish your Contingency Fund. Then, keep adding to it until you reach your goal (enough to live for at least three months without a paycheck, or $10,000). Then you’ll be in a beautiful position to rapidly pay down your debt as you have been, and still keep going when life happens. MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT I’m talking about a down payment on a car, television, furniture or any other thing that will turn into new monthly payments, also known as debt. The burning sensation and feeling of prosperity strong-arms people into putting money down on a new car, boat, Disney vacation or what have you. Here’s the thing to remember: After that down payment, you’re still responsible for the pesky monthly payments that stick around much longer. Even though you’re feeling good right now, remember that April 15 comes but once a year. The joy of getting back your tax overpayment can

quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not careful. Smart Move: Use the refund to abolish your bills, not create new ones. Never create ongoing debt with onetime funds. INDULGE IN A LITTLE RETAIL THERAPY There’s no doubt that shopping for new clothes, shoes, electronics or other cool stuff is a great anti-depressant, but it’s dumb. Once that shopper’s high wears off, you’ll be right back where you were -- broke but with more stuff. Smart Move: Go for a brisk walk. Spend time with your kids, friends and family doing things that won’t cost money. Most every city has a big museum or zoo that’s free on one day each month. Or go on a picnic; take a bike ride; explore your own city by Googling the name of your city plus the word “tourist.” Go to to find all kinds of things to do for free. You’ll be amazed. And you’ll feel a lot better, too. CRAM IT UNDER THE MATTRESS It’s an idea but not a very good one. Money under the mattress is not earning any interest, and it’s vulnerable to theft and fire. But most of all, it’s vulnerable to you in a weak moment. Smart Move: Open an online savings account on or Deposit your tax refund, and then sit back and know it’s safe from you while growing at the same time. If you do lose your job or have a true financial emergency, you’ll be plenty glad you got smart with this year’s tax refund. Mary invites questions, comments and tips at mary@everydaycheapskate. com, or c/o Everyday Cheapskate, 12340 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite B-416, Seal Beach, CA 90740. COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM

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On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone Is Irish! C ontinued from page D3 ics are: “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure ‘tis like a morn in spring./ In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing./ When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay,/ And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.” It’s a real crowd pleaser. Here’s an Irish Blessing to protect you: “Lucky stars above you Sunshine on your way Many friends to love you Joy in work and play Laughter to outweigh each care In your heart a song And gladness waiting everywhere All your whole life long!” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!!

The Leprechaun Box Trap/Trick March is an active month for people who are determined to catch leprechauns. I read about a method on that just might work. It’s a simple box trap. The leprechaun is usually just under a foot high, although size varies depending on age (they shrink as they get older) and origin. Get a small box like a shoebox. A plain box works fine but if you want to increase your odds of getting a leprechaun, paint the box green. They like green. Decorate it with anything that gives it that special glitz: glitter, coins, gemstones or colorful swirls. Find a stick or pencil to prop the box up. You can even use a piece of cardboard, cleverly disguised as a friendly sign. Now, place the “bait” on a plate underneath the lid. No string is needed. Once the leprechaun takes his first bite of your delicious food, he’ll dance with joy. This dance almost always leads to kicking the stick over. At that point, he is trapped. Here’s a hint: Don’t bother waiting up for the leprechaun. They never appear under a watchful eye. Wait at least three hours before checking your trap, but if you can, wait a full night. Parents, you can leave a small note or coin in place of the treat that the leprechaun took. If your trap is empty, better luck next year. If you caught your leprechaun, you’ll need to transfer

it from the trap into your home. Use a soft pillowcase, and scoop up the entire box including (hopefully) the leprechaun. Remember, your goal here is to get him to reveal the location of his gold, not bring harm to him. Be firm but kind, be persistent. Once you have him inside, lock your doors and close your windows. Leprechauns are master escape artists. Be ready to barter. They are very clever and can trick you out of just about anything, but you will need to offer something in exchange for the gold (i.e., his freedom). Don’t believe him when he tells you it’s “at the end of the rainbow.” They like silky fabrics, velvet and shiny things. Be sure you have enough food: They can eat an incredible amount of food so be ready to lay out a feast or at the very least, a decent tea party. If you can actually get them to tell you where the gold is, you truly have the luck of the Irish! Note: While it was once true that a leprechaun could only be found in Ireland, there are generations of leprechauns that have naturalized in the woods, parks and gardens across America. Rumors of how leprechauns came to the U.S. include stowing away in luggage, sliding across rainbows - totally unfounded - and the most plausible: paid passage. They are, after all, in possession of vast amounts of gold.

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Skiing Kirkwood: Continued from page D3 felt like we were in our own home. Other highlights of the facilities worth taking advantage of after a long day of skiing included an outdoor hot tub, exercise room, sauna, and steam room all offer a perfect finish to a long day on the slopes. All in all, we were blown away by Kirkwood’s simplicity and purity. We live in a fast-paced world where overstimulation has become the norm, and ski resorts are increasingly catering to that expectation by doubling down on their resort activities and luxury offerings. But Kirkwood has stayed true to its roots. It is off the beaten path and promotes a simpler lifestyle based around the ideals of world-class skiing, enjoying time with loved ones and connecting with nature. It also bears noting that skiing Kirkwood is less pricey than most major ski resorts. So pick up some groceries on your way in and relish in the time away from the noise and action. This is not one of those getaways where you’ll need a vacation from your vacation. This is it. At the end of the day, it’s all about the mountain at Kirkwood. And we hope that never changes. Kirkwood is located about 45 minutes

south of Lake Tahoe, The closest airport is Reno-Tahoe International Airport, about 1 ½ hour drive away. Jetblue offers nonstop flights from JFK. Amidst the largest snowpack in 22 years, the Best of Tahoe Resorts, a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, announced an extended ski seasons for Heavenly Mountain Resort daily through April 23, and the weekend of April 28 – 30; Northstar California through April 23. Kirkwood continues with spring skiing through April 16. Kirkwood Mountain Resort,1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr, Kirkwood, CA 95646, 800-967-7500. 209-258-6000, Snow Phone, 877-KIRKWOOD, Road Conditions 800-427-ROAD.  ______________________ © 2018 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit, & TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at goingplacesnearandfar. & moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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Telluride Ski Resort Joins Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass BROOMFIELD, Colo.— Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf have just announced that the Telluride Ski Resort will join Vail’s Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 201819 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the “#1 Ski Resort in North America” five of the last six years by readers of  Condé Nast Traveler. Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 season passes go on sale in early March at  “We’re thrilled to welcome Telluride Ski Resort on the Epic Pass for the 201819 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders even greater value and variety with the most popular season pass in the mountain resort industry. Telluride is on the bucket list of skiers and snowboarders around the world and we’re delighted to offer this iconic mountain resort as part of the Epic Pass experience,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Telluride is excited to join the Epic Pass and a collection of worldclass mountain resorts that skiers and snowboarders around the world come back to time and again. This new season pass alliance is more comprehensive and longer term than prior pass alliances and will provide an incredible benefit for both Telluride guests and our resort community. Epic Pass skiers and snowboarders thrive on new, unique one-of-a-kind adventures. We offer an extraordinary big mountain experience, signature hospitality and guest service, and an authentic, welcoming mountain town surrounded by stunning scenery,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf.

Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boast some of ski country’s most incredible terrain, and Telluride is its mecca, stashed amongst the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000foot peaks in North America. The breathtaking scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies. Living up to its reputation for legendary terrain, Telluride has something for everyone. The Plunge, Revelation Bowl and Gold Hill offer plenty of steeps for experts. See Forever and Prospect Bowl provide ideal terrain for intermediates and the wide open, gentle slopes of The Sunshine Express and The Meadows start beginners off right while enjoying the endless scenery of the San Juans. Here’s a breakdown of benefits for Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders, Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club

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Telluride in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boasts some of ski country’s most incredible and scenic terrain. Beginning next year, Telluride will be part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. (Photo courtesy of Telluride) members with full winter benefits: • Epic Pass™: Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates. Once the seven days have been used, pass holders can get 50 percent off lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic Pass offers full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia, with no blackout dates. The Epic Pass also provides limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and TignesVal D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. • Epic 7-Day Pass: Epic 7-Day Pass holders will receive up to seven days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their seven total days on the pass. After the seven days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 7-Day Pass features a total of seven days with no blackout dates at Whistler

Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. • Epic 4-Day Pass: Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. After the four days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 4-Day pass features a total of four days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. ​• Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club Members with full winter benefits: These season pass holders and club members with full winter benefits will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts. Telluride Ski & Golf, rated the #1 ski resort in North America five out of the last six years by Condé Nast Traveler, offers visitors an unparalleled

combination of world-renowned ski terrain, spectacular scenery, unspoiled character, and signature hospitality. Nestled in the 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains, the acclaimed resort offers over 2,000 skiing acres with some of the most legendary terrain in the Northern Hemisphere. During the winter, nonstop flights to Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) are available from 10 U.S. cities. For more information visit, www.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. for information, visit www.snow. com.

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GARDEN CITY DENTAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Garden City dental practice dedicated to outstanding customer service and clinical excellence seeks administrator with strong communication skills and a genuine interest in helping others. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, a collaborative work style, a positive attitude, a professional manner and a strong work ethic. Other essential characteristics include: attention to detail, proficiency in prioritizing responsibilities, confidence in problem-solving, superb organizational skills and an ability to self-motivate. Practical requirements include previous experience with: a clinical dental role (dental assisting or dental hygiene) with solid clinical understanding, dental insurance benefits and claim submission, processing insurance, patient payments and schedule management. If you are looking for a premier practice with a great family-oriented team, send your resume to:

FACTORY POSITION: Part time. Light factory work at Mineola dental company. Will train. Mature, dependable person. 2 days per week, 3 hours per day. Retirees welcome. 516-499-8530

FT CAREGIVER NEEDED Loving family is looking for a caregiver who is energetic, caring, has strong values, great communication skills and appreciates good nutrition for a 4yr old Diabetic. The person will need to be able to administer medication, prepare meals and assist with other errands on an as needed basis. Driving is a must. Please call 516-978-6842


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OUR NANNY IS AVAILABLE! I’m seeking a loving family for our fun loving wonderful nanny of 6 years due to relocation and sadly cannot take Natasha with us. Our loss is your gain! Please call: Natasha 917-969-2550 Shelly 917-834-8500

ELDER CARE: Woman seeking position caring for the elderly. Available to live out and work nights or overnights as well. Over 20 years experience including in nursing home. References furnished upon request. Call V 516-943-3172 ELDER CARE: Woman seeking position caring for the elderly. Available to live out and work nights or overnights as well. References furnished upon request. Call Swaby 516-576-4736

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1. Are you looking for an exciting summer job with competitive pay and an upbeat work environment? 2. Would you like to spend the summer at the finest park facilities with the largest municipal leisure pool on Long Island? 3. Do you want a quick turnaround on your application so you know where you will be working this summer? (subject to agency confirmations and background checks.) Then our positions are a perfect fit for you! Apply for a position as either a

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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

BARGAINS AND BLESSINGS THRIFT SHOP KILL ROACHES GUARAN- Pre-Season Spring Sale. All TEED! Spring Clothes 50% off. March Buy Harris Roach Tablets. 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th. Open Odorless, effective, long lasting Thursdays and Saturdays Available at hardware stores, 10am-4pm. Episcopal Church Home Depot, of the Resurrection, 147 CampLA-Z-BOY 2 push back contem- bell Avenue at Center Street, porary style recliners. Brown​ Williston Park, ny 11596 www.resurrectionwilliston/​ Gold fabric, 1 year old with receipt. Pristine condition. 2 for TAG SALE GARDEN CITY $450. Call 516-883-9359 Unique furnishings, Steinway PRIVACY HEDGES SPRING & Sons miniature patent grand BLOW OUT SALE. 6’ Arborpiano, mid-century Danish furvitae (cedar) reg. $179 NOW niture, Moller dinette, Karges $75. Beautiful, nursery grown. walnut dining room/8 chairs, FREE installation​ / FREE desofas, interesting bric a brac, livery. Limited supply! ORDER chaise longue, ornate mirror, NOW! 518-536-1367 Mel Blanc memorial, lg tv, wrought iron porch & so much WANTED TO BUY more! PLEASE JOIN US 107 Hayes St BUY ANTIQUES (off Stewart Ave W) Objects of Art, sterling Saturday, March 10 silver, 9:00am to 4:00pm old rugs, jewelry, Judaica Call 516-331-1582 Closed Saturday


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OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE SOUTHAMPTON SHORES Rental $30k WEEK OF US OPEN (JUNE 11-18) OR $40k for 2 weeks. Only a 10 minute drive to Shinnecock Hills or Town of Southampton. 4 BR, 2 BA, Lg Entertaining Room, Built in Pool, Lg Deck. Use of Community Beach and Tennis Courts. Private Home. Call Owner: Jerry 516-3535804


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OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE FARM ESTATE SELL OFF! 28 acre $46,900. Stream, pond, stonewalls, great hunting! Near major upstate NY lakes! 888-4793394 NewYorkLandandLakes. com

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Lee learns NED’s lessons

Students at Lee Avenue Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District learned about the importance of persistence, compassion and effort during an entertaining and educational assembly hosted by a representative of The NED Show program. The program taught students that “there’s a champion in every kid” by using props including a yo-yo and a character named Ned, whose letters are an acronym for three key lessons: Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The assembly was a part of Lee Avenue’s ongoing character education curriculum.

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First-grader Sean Gallo played hockey during Lee Road’s physical education class.

Left to right: Lee Road first-graders Emily Squicciarini, Mia Famiglietti, and Adrianna Smith participated in their physical education class’ biathlon. Students throughout Lee Road Elementary School recently channeled the 2018 Olympic Games in their physical education classes. Facilitated by physical education teacher Anthony D’Amico, the students participated in a variety of different stations inspired by the Olympic Games.

Using physical education equipment, students tested their skills with activities such as a biathlon, hockey, curling, ski-jumps, and station titled, “Training Like an Olympian.”

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18 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff AGAINST Jeffrey Guenther, Angela Guenther, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/26/2016 and entered on 11/9/2016, 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 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 160 Blueberry Lane Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 45, BLOCK: 375, LOT: 5. Approximate amount of judgment is $397,237.38 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 11585/2011. Janine T. Lynam, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5625 4X 02/16,23,03/02,09 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Gina M. Florio, German W. Woodie, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/23/2017 and entered on 10/24/2017, 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 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 11 Belfry Lane Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 45, BLOCK: 380, LOT: 12. Approximate amount of judgment is $204,905.81 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6143/2016. Mark Ricciardi, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP

LEGAL NOTICES 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5628 4X 02/23,03/02,09,16 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 2015-13BTT, Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE TOPOL; CELINA TOPOL, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on October 25, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on April 03, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 63 Carriage Lane, Plainview, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 13, Block 119 and Lot 140-U.202 together with an undivided .75 percent interest in the Common Elements. Approximate amount of judgment is $392,627.83 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 8827/13. Anthony Iovino, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. MIT 5629 4X 03/02,09,16,23 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Qualification of Simply Residential, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/9/18. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/30/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the princ. office of the LLC, 100 Frank Road, Hicksville, NY 11801. Address required in DE: 3511 Silverside Road, Suite 105, Wilmington, DE 19810. Arts of Org filed with DE Div of Corporations, 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. MIT 5630 6X 03/02,09,16,23,30,04/06 LEGAL NOTICE INTERGALACTIC GREEN MUSIC, LLC

Notice of formation of Intergalactic Green Music, LLC, a domestic LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on the 21st day of February, 2018. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Intergalactic Green Music, LLC, 7 Laura Lane, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: Creative, strategic, and administrative music services that encompass publishing rights, music licensing, digital music distribution, creative music strategy and implementation, and catalog maintenance for Josh Green & The Cyborg Orchestra, the music endeavors of Joshua Green (Composer / Music Supervisor), and other additional songwriters. MIT 5631 6X 03/02,09,16,23,30,04/06 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-6, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20076, V. FRANK W. HESS, JR.; ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16, 2017, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-6, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6 is the Plaintiff and FRANK W. HESS, JR.; ET. AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP), FIRST FLOOR, NASSAU COUNTY SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on April 10, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 58 NORTH FORDHAM ROAD, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801: Section 46, Block 380, Lot 24: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING AT HICKSVILLE, TOWN OF OYSTER BAY,

COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 10373/2014. LISA GOODWIN, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. MIT 5632 4X 03/09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE TRUST AGREEMENT FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2004-BNC1, Plaintiff AGAINST DANIEL M. BILE, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated August 09, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on April 10, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 123 BRITTLE LANE, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801-6167. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Levittown, Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 45, BLOCK 237, LOT 6. Approximate amount of judgment $378,837.86 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 14-002904. Ann Marie Diaz Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 MIT 5633 4X 03/09,16,23,30 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2005 PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC. ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005WHQ4, Plaintiff against PHYLLIS BARRAVECHIA; DENISE BARRAVECHIA, et al

Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on November 9, 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 10th day of April, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 215 Marie Street, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801. (Section: 11, Block: 323, Lot: 484 & 485). Approximate amount of lien $ 399,990.68 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 11651-14. Luigi Devito, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 MIT 5634 4X 03/09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF LEGAL POSTPONEMENT OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, TD BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER AND ACQUISITION TO COMMERCE BANK N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MI HAE LEE A/K/A MIHAE LEE; SANG HO LEE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on November 13, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on March 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 6 Miller Circle, Hicksville, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 12, Block 323 and Lot 2. Approximate amount of judgment is $736,694.50 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 671/2010. The original sale was sched-

19 uled for February 27, 2018 at the same time and location. Ethan Irwin, Esq., Referee Duane Morris, LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036, (844) 455-3808, Attorneys for Plaintiff MIT 5635 4X 03/09,16,23,30 SECTION 001113 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS H2M HKWD 1603 001113 - 1 Issue Date: 03-09-2018 3/1/2018 12:49 PM Notice is hereby given that SEALED PROPOSALS for: Plant No. 10 VOC Removal will be received by the BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS of the HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT, at the office of the Board, 4 Dean Street, Hicksville, New York, until 4:00 p.m. Prevailing Time, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at 5:30 p.m. Information for Bidders, Proposal, Specifications and Contract Forms may be obtained in electronic format at the office of the District Engineer, H2M architects + engineers, 538 Broad Hollow Road, New York 11747, upon deposit of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00). Make deposit check payable to HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT. Bidder’s deposit will be refunded when the original disc is returned in good condition within ten (10) days after the bids have been opened. Other deposits will be partially or not refunded. Only plan holders who have registered and paid their deposit are eligible to submit bids. Each proposal submitted must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, payable to the Hicksville Water District, in a sum equivalent to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid, as a commitment by the bidder that, if his bid is accepted, he will enter into a contract to perform the work and will execute such further security as may be required for the faithful performance of the contract. The Board of Commissioners of the Hicksville Water District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities therein and to accept the bid which, in its opinion, is in the best interests of the Water District. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT DATED: MARCH 9, 2018

END OF SECTION 001113 MIT 5636 1X 03/09 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Nassau Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Gina M. Florio, German W. Woodie, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 10/23/2017 and entered on 10/24/2017, 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 April 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 11 Belfry Lane Hicksville, NY 11801. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, State of New York, SECTION: 45, BLOCK: 380, LOT: 12. Approximate amount of judgment is $204,905.81 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 6143/2016. For sale information, please visit at www. or call (800) 2802832. Mark Ricciardi, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 MIT 5637 4X 03/09,16,23,30 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A Plaintiff, vs. IRMA ACHKHANIAN, JONATHAN ACHKHANIAN, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION FORMERLY KNOWN AS WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, DCFS TRUST, AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK, FSB, CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA, NA, LONG ISLAND TAX REDUCTIONS, INC, JANE DOE(REFUSED NAME) Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on November 6, 2017, I, Peter Rubin, Esq.,

the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on April 10, 2018 at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 258 Woodbury Rd Hicksville, NY 11801 SBL No.: 12-171-61 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in Hicksville, Township of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 15-007093 in the amount of $536,680.73 plus interest and costs. Richard S. Mullen, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 MIT 5638 4X 03/09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF FORMATION, (65 BROADFIELD HEMPSTEAD LLC). Articles of Organization Filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on ( 01/09/2018 ). Office location: ( Nassau ). SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: Yugesh Puri, ( 3149 Wilmarth Place, Wantagh, NY 11793). Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. BN 7287 6X 02/16,23,03/02,09,16,23 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY The Board of Trustees of the Bethpage Public Library hereby gives notice that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Bethpage Union Free School District will be held at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, New York, on the 9th day of April, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. prevailing time, for the purpose of voting by paper ballots upon the following propositions: 1. To consider and vote upon the Annual Library Budget and tax levy for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, by the following proposition:

BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROPOSITION #1 RESOLVED, that the proposed budget of expenditures of the Bethpage Public Library and the tax appropriation therefor for the fiscal year 2018-2019 in the amount and for the purposes shown in the statement of estimated expenditures adopted by the Board of Trustees, be and the same hereby is approved and the amount thereof shall be raised by a tax levy upon the taxable property of the School District in the amount of $2,536,350. 2. To elect one Library Trustee, for a term of five (5) years, commencing July 1, 2018, previously incumbered by: Edward J. Silk 3. To elect one Library Trustee, commencing April 9, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020, previously incumbered by: Elizabeth Ryan and currently incumbered by appointee: John McCarthy A petition shall be required to nominate such candidate to the office of Library Trustee. Each vacancy is a separate specific office and a separate petition is required to nominate a candidate to each separate office. Each petition shall be directed to the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York, shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. Petitions shall be available at the Office of the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York. In the event that any such nominee shall withdraw his or her candidacy prior to the election, such person shall not be considered a candidate unless a new petition nominating such person in the same manner and with the same limitations applicable to other candidates is filed with the District Clerk. Each petition shall be filed in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (excluding Saturdays and Sundays), through March 9, 2018, and not later than March 9, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one separate office. REGISTRATION FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN

that pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law, personal registration of voters is necessary and no person shall be entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting of April 9, 2018 unless such person has personally registered. Each person may register for the said Special Meeting by appearing personally before the Board of Registration of the School District on March 26, 2018, as hereinafter stated. The Board of Registration will meet for the purpose of personal voter registration and the preparation of a register of the qualified voters of said School District, on March 26, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the School District Administrative Offices during which time and at which place members of the Board of Registration shall place upon the School District Register the names of all qualified voters personally appearing before them, provided they are known to be or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration that they are entitled to vote at the above specified Library Special District Meeting. Such register, upon its completion, will be filed in the Office of the District Clerk at the School District Administrative Offices, Cherry Avenue and Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York, and will remain on file at such office and will be open for inspection between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on each of the five (5) days prior to the meeting or election for which it was prepared, except Saturday and Sunday. Voters may register for voting at subsequent Library special district meetings on the day of the April 9, 2018 Special District Meeting. All persons who have voted at any Special or Annual Meeting or Election or at any general election within four (4) years prior to the preparation of the register, or who are registered to vote at any general election, pursuant to Section 5-210 of the Election Law of the State of New York need not re-register to vote at the Special District Meeting of April 9, 2018. In addition, any person who can demonstrate that he is qualified to vote in general elections and who otherwise meets the qualifications of a School District voter, will be permitted to vote at the Special District Meeting on April 9, 2018.

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FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN, that in accordance with Education Law Section 2018a, applications for absentee ballots for the Special District Meeting may be applied for at the Office of the Clerk of the Bethpage Union Free School District. Such application must be received by the Board of Registration at least seven (7) days prior to the Special District Meeting if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the Special District Meeting, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. The Board of Registration shall make a list of all persons to whom absentee voters’ ballots have been issued, and have it available during regular office hours until the day of the Special District Meeting. Such list will be posted at the polling place during the Special District Meeting. No absentee voter ballot shall be canvassed unless it is received not later than 5:00 P.M. on the day of the Special District Meeting. FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public budget hearing will be held on March 26, 2018 at 5:00 P.M., at the Bethpage Public Library for the purpose of discussion of the said expenditure of funds and the budget thereof. FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that copies of the Annual Statement of Estimated Expenses for 2018/2019 and tax levy will be made available upon request to taxpayers within the District commencing fourteen (14) days prior to the Special District Meeting, at the Bethpage Public Library between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on each day other than Sunday (Sundays between 12 Noon and 4:00 P.M.), and at the polling place on April 9, 2018. Dated: Bethpage, New York February 16, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BETHPAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Christina Agosti-Dircks, President BN 7288 4X 02/16,23,03/02,09

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU Plaintiff designates NASSAU as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 454 FARMRANCH ROAD EAST BETHPAGE,

LEGAL NOTICES NY 11714 District: Section: 46 Block: 444 Lot: 47 INDEX NO. 000639/2017 CIT BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN QUEVEDO AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA QUEVEDO; SAMANTHA QUEVEDO AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA QUEVEDO; STEPHEN QUEVEDO AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA QUEVEDO, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ‘’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally deliv-

ered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $544,185.00 and interest, recorded on May 5, 2006, at Liber M 30451 Page 356, of the Public Records of NASSAU County, New York, covering premises known as 454 FARMRANCH ROAD EAST BETHPAGE, NY 11714. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. NASSAU County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: February 21, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: IRINA DULARIDZE, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 BN 7289 4X 03/02,09,16,23

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY; Plaintiff(s) vs. ROBERT FROST; 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 March 27, 2017, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On April 10, 2018 at 11:30 am. Premises known as 33 STYMUS AVEUNE, BETHPAGE, NY 11714 Section: 46 Block: E Lot: 637 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Bethpage, Town of Oyster Bay and State of New

York, County of Nassau. 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 $638,719.91 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 6760-13 Ralph J. Madalena, Esq., Referee BN 7290 4X 03/09,16,23,30 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation Joyful Day Ceremonies LLC.Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 2/7/18. Office location:Nassau County. SSNY is designated for service of process & shall mail to: 425 Davis Pl., Bethpage NY 11714. Purpose: any lawful. BN 7291 6X 03/09,16,23,30,04/06,13

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As part of their new unit on the moon, first-graders in Jennifer DeLuca and Karen Vaiano’s classes at East Broadway Elementary School built models of the moon, sun and earth on Feb. 27. Prior to the project, classes discussed facts that they knew about the moon and shared questions that they had about it. The project allowed students to receive a better understanding of the word orbit through a hands-on activity. The classes watched two educational

Friday, March 9, 2018

East Broadway students explore orbits videos about how the moon orbits the earth and how the earth orbits the sun. They were then given clear instructions on how to build their own model of the movement using paper, crayons, glue and scissors. With the help of DeLuca and Vaiano, each student colored the earth, sun and moon to their liking and glued the pieces together to form a working orbit that they could take home.

Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

East Broadway first-graders worked on coloring their models of the earth, sun and moon.

First-grader Aubrey Sabell with her brightly colored sun.

East Broadway first-grader Nicholas Custodio with his finished earth, sun and moon project.

First-graders Logan Dall’Aste (right) and Emma Kast (left) colored their projects together.

First-grade teacher Karen Vaiano helped students assemble their models.

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Friday, March 9, 2018


Celebrating 100 days of learning in Bethpage Kindergartners throughout the Bethpage School District commemorated their 100th day of learning by participating in a day full of activities on Feb. 13. To prepare for the day, students created eclectic projects based on the theme of “100.” They fashioned plants using 100 lollipops, glued 100 items – including crayons, stickers and Band-Aids – to T-shirts, and made a large Hershey’s Kiss out of 100 of the bite-sized chocolate candies. During the celebration, the young students engaged in lessons that incorporated math, literacy and creativity. They practiced counting by 10s to craft

a monster with 10 different body parts, made necklaces with 100 Froot Loops as beads and built a tower out of 100 plastic cups, among other activities. They also designed “100 Days Smarter” crowns and medals and used their sight words to write about what they have learned in their first 100 days of school. Carrying the theme over to their wardrobe, the kindergartners paraded through the hallways sporting clothing and accessories that represented the milestone number and dressed as centenarians complete with canes, hair rollers and glasses.

Photos courtesy of the Bethpage Union Free School District

Kindergartners at Charles Campagne Elementary School used 100 materials to create projects that celebrated their 100th day of school.

In observance of the 100th day of school, Charles Campagne Elementary School kindergartners dressed as 100-year-olds.

Central Boulevard Elementary School kindergartners designed their own “100 Days Smarter” crowns and medals.

During their 100th day of school celebration, Kramer Lane Elementary School kindergartners counted by 10s to create a necklace out of 100 Froot Loops.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Kindergartners at Central Boulevard Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of school by building a tower out of 100 plastic cups.

Kramer Lane Elementary School kindergartners commemorated their 100th day of learning on Feb. 13 with a full day of 100-themed activities.

Levittown seniors make college commitments

A total of 10 senior student-athletes from Levittown Public Schools’ Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school recently made college commitments to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level. Five student-athletes from MacArthur High School will continue to play soccer after graduation. Students include Kayla Duvenhorst, Farmingdale State College; Joseph Gino, SUNY Maritime; Nicholas Gino, SUNY Old Westbury; Ryan Mehryari, Molloy College and Andrew Sweeney, University of Mary Washington. At Division Avenue High School, Nicholas Fressle will play baseball at LIU Post, Kara Haga will take her softball talents to Lesley University, Nora Tracy will join the basketball team at Misericordia University and lacrosse players Lauryn O’Keefe and Amy Rzemieniewski will attend SUNY Farmingdale and Wagner College, respectively. The district extends its best wishes to these students as they embark on the next chapter of their athletic careers.

Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

Left to right: Seniors Nicholas Gino, Joseph Gino, Kayla Duvenhorst, Andrew Sweeney, and Ryan Mehryari made their college commitments to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Left to right: Division Avenue High School seniors Nora Tracy, Kara Haga, Nicholas Fressle, Lauryn O’Keefe, and Amy Rzemieniewski made college commitments to play their sport of choice.

MacArthur High School student-athlete Ryan Mehryari with soccer coach Patrick Mulligan.

Division Avenue High School senior Nora Tracy committed to play basketball at Misericordia University.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Registration for spring co-ed fitness classes

Councilman Thomas P. Hand invites residents interested in maintaining or improving their levels of fitness to participate in the Town of Oyster Bay’s popular Co-Ed Fitness Classes, which return this April. The spring fitness classes are for individuals 18 years of age or older and will be held at the Hicksville Athletic Center. “These fitness programs provide a terrific form of aerobic exercise that builds strength as well as increases general flexibility,” said Councilman Hand. “Zumba, Yoga and Pilates are very popular programs that give residents an outlet to enjoy exercising and staying in shape, all while meeting new people.” Registration for the three programs will take place at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 Broadway in Hicksville, on Monday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 7th from 6 to 9 PM and Saturday, March 10th from 9 AM to 12 PM. After these dates, registration will continue based on availability. Please note that the schedule may be subject to change and residents are encouraged to inquire about special holiday scheduling. Each

program is 10 weeks in length with a fee of $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Zumba classes will hold two sessions. Residents can choose one session, either Mondays (starting Monday, April 9th from 7 to 8 PM) or Wednesdays (beginning Wednesday April 11th from 7:45 to 8:45 PM). Pilates classes will hold two sessions. Residents can choose one session, either Mondays (starting Monday April 9th from 8 to 9 PM) or Wednesdays (beginning Wednesday April 11th from 9 to 10AM. Yoga classes will be offered in four sessions. Residents can choose one session. Options include Tuesdays (starting Tuesday, April 10th, 8 to 9PM), Wednesday’s (starting Wednesday, April 11th, 7 to 8 AM), Saturdays (starting Saturday April 14th, 9 to 10 AM) or Sundays (starting Sunday, April 15th, 7 to 8 AM). For more information, or to inquire about special holiday scheduling, call the Hicksville Athletic Center at (516) 733-8418.

Veterans Hall of Fame nominations sought “The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from our state who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “Their service to our nation deserves our gratitude and admiration.” Senator Hannon is inviting Sixth Senate District residents to nominate a veteran (or veterans) from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them for induction into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose

gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community. “The winner from my district will be honored at a special ceremony in the State Capital in Albany on Tuesday, May 15th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special on-line exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York Veterans,” said Hannon. Those wishing to nominate a veteran for this special honor should contact Senator Hannon’s Community Office (516-739-1700 or for information. The deadline for submission is April 5.

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