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Vol. 78, No. 11



Renowned chef cooks up meals at St. Patrick’s Day parade BY GARY SIMEONE Former Bethpage resident and esteemed Long Island chef Amy Briedenbach has been a major part of the annual Bethpage St Patrick’s Day Parade, for over 27 years. The 51 year old has cooked up and provided St Patty’s Day staples, like corn beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie, for hundreds of people at the day-long event which took place on Sunday, March 4th. “I’ve been doing this forever and it’s something that I really enjoy,” said Briedenbach, who is head chef at two restaurants in Seaford: Crabby Amy’s and Bayview Tavern. “It’s a good day and a nice effort by everyone involved and one of the best things about it is that all of the funds raised at the function go to next year’s parade.” This year, Briedenbach scaled back on her cooking and helped coordinate with bringing some of the food to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. She also assembled the kitchen and checked all the equipment to make sure everything was in working order. “B.K. Sweeney’s Parkside Tavern cooked the corn beef and cabbage and

Hicksville Public School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso (left) with Hicksville Congress of Teachers President Tom Glenn and students.

Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

As part of its celebration of Read Across America Day on March 2, the Hicksville Congress of Teachers in collaboration with the Hicksville Public Schools hosted a fun and educational slate of activities for students and their families in the new Parent Center. The event featured read-alongs and the opportunity for families to select books to

take home with them, as well as take photos with HCT President Tom Glenn, who was dressed as Dr. Seuss’ iconic character The Cat in the Hat. The well-attended program was designed to continue reinforcing the importance of reading to students across all grade levels. Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

I helped bring it over to the church for the parade goers. I did, however, cook the shepherd’s pie which I heard received positive reviews.” Paradegoers assembled into the Church’s auditorium, paying a $5 cover fee for some mouthwatering St Patty’s Day fare and to enjoy the music of a traditional Irish bagpipe band and Irish step dancers. Kathy Brenton of St. Martin of Tours Church said that the entertainment included the American Celtic Pipe Band and the Schade Academy step dancing team. “It’s one of the earliest St Patrick’s events on the Island but is something that people really enjoy and look forward too,” said Brenton, who was grand marshal in Bethpage’s 25th annual parade in 2016. Briedenbach said that volunteering and donating her time to the annual event is a labor of love. “If I can offer my services for one day a year for a good cause, then I’m all about it. Doing this always brings me back to my roots, and it’s like one big Bethpage family.”

TOB dune stabilization project If you love visiting TOBAY Beach and want to help ensure that the shoreline remains as beautiful as ever, you can join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson and numerous volunteers at the Annual TOBAY Beach Dune Stabilization Project, scheduled for Saturday, March 24th at 10:00AM. Volunteers can look forward to coffee, hot chocolate, clam chowder generously donated by the Mill Creek

Tavern of Bayville, and light refreshments. The Town of Oyster Bay thanks Shoprite of Massapequa and Frank M. Flower & Sons Oyster Company for their generous sponsorship of the project Residents interested in volunteering or seeking additional information, may contact the Department of Environmental Resources at (516) 677-5943 or visit

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Special prayer service

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Queen of Angels will be hosting a prayer service at St. Ignatius Parish, Hicksville, on Divine Mercy Sunday—April 8, from 3:15—5:15PM. The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday.

Find the prayers for the Novena and the Chaplet in the following link: novena.htm Mass will begin immediately following the conclusion of the prayer service.

Multiple Sclerosis caregiver support group offered NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver Support Group is free and open to the community. The support group will be facilitated by Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW, Neuroscience Social Worker. Meetings may occasionally include guest speakers. The meetings will be held monthly from 4:00 – 5:00 PM on the following dates: 3/6/18, 4/3/18, 5/1/18, and 6/5/18 at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300

Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, Garden City. For further information and to reserve your place for this free support group, please call (516) 663-4593. Free Parking is available at the Wellness Pavilion. For information on other support groups at NYU Winthrop Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

Parents who have a child/children residing in the Levittown School District and have attained the age of four years on or before Dec. 1, 2018 are invited to apply for admission, on behalf of their child, to the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program during the 2018-19 school year. The program is a half-day program which will be housed at one of our UPK providers beginning in Sept. 2018 for 180 days through June 2019, roughly coinciding with the Levittown School District calendar. The program has limited space and participants will be chosen during a random lottery selection process. A waiting list will be established to fill any vacancies that may arise. All students must be potty trained by the start of school in Sept. 2018. If you are interested, please visit

our website at www.levittownschools. com and follow the link indicated to fill in all the information. The interest form must be submitted online no later than March 2, 2018. You will receive a confirmation email that it was received and then receive notification of when the drawing is being held. You do not need to be present during the drawing. Those selected in the random lottery process will be notified by email and receive a district registration packet, in the mail, in order for placement to be finalized. This program is fully funded by a New York State Department of Education grant. All placements in the program are fully contingent upon the continued reauthorization of Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant. Any questions call Arlene Mege at 516-434-7058.

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What do you collect? What do you collect? Coins? Stamps? Postcards? Records? Whatever it is, bring along some of your collection ans share your enthusiasm with the crowd. 7:30PM.

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A Day at the Races The Glen Cove-Hicksville-Syosset Chapter of the Mercy League will be holding “The Mercy Derby” Sunday, April 8, from 2-5PM at St. Ignatius Loyola Gym, 120 Broadway, Hicksville. (Doors open at 1:30PM.) Enjoy an afternoon at the races. Coffee, tea, and cake will be provided.

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Fork Lane’s Books Alive 2018 event. As part of an annual tradition designed to bring popular books to life, students at Fork Lane Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District were treated to a variety of entertaining skits by teachers and parents during Books Alive 2018. The performances were based on

some of the students’ favorite stories, including I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems and Me First by Helen Lester. The event was a fun and educational reminder for students to continue reading outside the classroom.

Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

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Books come to life at Fork Lane School


Hicksville Middle School eighth-grader Stephen Harran with social studies teacher Kevin Kerley. Hicksville Middle School eighth-grader Stephen Harran was named the school’s overall winner in its annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Students at all grade levels first competed in their social studies classes, and

each grade level produced one winner to compete in the final round. The sixthgrade winner was Cemre Keles and the seventh-grade winner was Casper Cwar. Photo courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

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Broadway Lights shine on Gardiners Avenue School

Gardiners Avenue Elementary School’s theatre club recently showcased their singing, acting, and dancing abilities to students, staff and family members during their production of Broadway Lights. With guidance from theatre club directors Jennifer O’Connell and Maureen Eagle, the club of 86 students held a performance for family members and two in-school performances for their peers. The show focused on the importance of having a dream and never giving up. Dressed in their best costumes, students sang tunes from popular

Broadway shows such as Annie, Grease, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Oliver!, Rent, and The King and I. The choreographed dances charmed audiences as students performed hits like “We Go Together,” “It’s The Hard Knock Life,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” In addition, special touches were added to songs such as “Good Morning Baltimore” from the musical Hairspray. Students performed “Good Morning Levittown” for audience members.

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Gardiners Avenue students performed “We Go Together” from Grease.

Gardiners Avenue students performed in different hats during one of their acts.

Students channeled Broadway stars during their production of “Broadway Lights.”

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20 years of the Good Friday peace accords BY BOB MORGAN, JR. Even though I am by no means of purely Irish descent (five of my eight great-grandparents were of Irish descent), l think of myself as IrishAmerican. And so I frequently have an Irishthemed column around St. Patrick’s Day. This year I’d like to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday accords in 1998, which ended hundreds of years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. The longstanding violence in the North was rooted in the centuries of British hegemony over Ireland. British rule in mostly Catholic Ireland was deeply resented by many and was connected with religious and social bigotry and with the potato famine of 1845-55, during which a million and half of the Irish emigrated from the country. The British had to put down numerous rebellions, as late as 1916. Even after 26 counties of Ireland were given independence in 1921, and the Republic of Ireland later formed, the British retained control of the remaining, mostly Protestant, six counties in the North. This was bitterly resented by many Catholics in both the Republic and the North, who believed that Ireland should be unified. Meanwhile, the Protestant majority in the North, many of whom are ethnically Scottish, cherished their relationship with Britain. While hostilities relating to the remaining British rule ebbed and flowed after independence, violent clashes resumed in earnest in 1969, and a period called the Troubles began, with Northern Ireland becoming a consistently violent place. For almost 30 years there were many killings, both indiscriminate and targeted, by both paramilitary organizations and security forces, with over 3600 people slain. It seemed to many that the killings would never end. But they did. After negotiations lasting two years, an agreement brokered by an envoy of President Bill Clinton, former senator George Mitchell, was finally approved on Good Friday, 1998 and was soon thereafter ratified in referendums in both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The peace has overwhelmingly held ever since.

The Good Friday agreement provided for a Northern Ireland Assembly with a power sharing executive and links involving assemblies across Britain and Ireland. The Republic of Ireland dropped its constitutional claim to the six counties which formed Northern Ireland. The agreement also had provisions relating to decommissioning weapons of paramilitary forces, the future of policing in Northern Ireland and the early release of paramilitary prisoners. I saw the aftermath of the Troubles a few years ago in 2011 when I visited Northern Ireland with Robert, then 17, who had taken an interest in the Irish Republican Army, the leading Catholic force, and its adversaries. In Belfast, we took a “black cab” tour through neighborhoods that had been severely afflicted by the Troubles. Our guide, a passionate supporter of the republican (Catholic) cause, showed us the politically oriented murals painted during the Troubles, as well as the huge peace wall that was built to preserve a semblance of harmony by dividing the Catholic and Protestant communities. In Derry, at the other end of Northern Ireland, we also saw murals and a memorial commemorating the Bloody Sunday massacre of civil rights protesters by British troops in 1972. We also had a taxi guide there, but he was Protestant, and had a different view of the protests. But for all of the continuing bitterness that remained in some quarters of Northern Ireland, even in 2011, it was now a war of words and slogan, with violence almost completely ended. Even though Ireland is a small country, the Irish have been amazingly successful, both at home and in the many countries to which they have disbursed, in so many areas, from literature and poetry, to music, to law and politics. But too often these successes were overshadowed by overwhelming bitterness and sectarian violence. It was a great victory for all the Irish that in 1998 they were able to put away, for the most part, centuries of hatred and move to a newer and better world.

Registration for Youth Hockey Program & MS Prep League Rregistration for the Youth Ice Hockey Program & Spring Middle School Prep League will take place on Sunday, March 11th (8AM to 12PM), Monday, March 12th (6PM to 9PM) and Thursday, March 15th (6PM to 9PM) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. “Children can hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of experienced ice hockey coaches at this Youth Ice Hockey Program,” said Oyster Bay Town Councilman Louis B. Imbroto. “Through the years, the Town’s Youth Ice Hockey Program has received acclaim by the National Hockey League, who has partnered with the Town for a ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative that promotes hockey programs and youth enrichment.” Individuals interested in registering for the Youth Ice Hockey Program and Spring Middle School Prep League must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (tax or utility bill), as well as payment. Check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa will be accepted. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration. Please inquire about discounts for additional children who join

from the same family. Registration fees are as follows: • 6U: $200 for one child being registered ($300 for non-residents) with 10 total sessions being held on Sundays starting April 8th from 10:30AM to 11:20AM. • 8U: $300 for one child being registered ($400 for non-residents) with 20 total sessions being held on Sundays, starting April 8th from 9:15AM to 10:15AM. • 10U: $300 for one child being registered ($400 for non-residents) with 20 total sessions beginning April 8th and 9th. Participants can choose one of the following sessions: Sundays from 8:00 to 9:00AM, Mondays from 6:45 to 7:45PM, or Mondays from 8:00 to 9:00PM. • 13U: $300 for one child being registered ($400 for non-residents) with 20 total sessions starting on April 7th. The schedule will be available after registration. All sessions will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. Participants are required to bring their own equipment. For a list of mandatory equipment and other general information, or if you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, call Buzz Deschamps at (516) 433-7465, x8233.

Spring co-ed yoga classes at Ice Skating Center Residents seeking a low impact and enjoyable fitness activity are encouraged take part in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Yoga Classes, which will be held this April. Classes are open to individuals 18 years of age or older and will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. “The Town is proud to offer residents a variety of programs and services, including these yoga classes which offer benefits to the mind, body, and soul,” Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella said. “Yoga builds strength, increases general flexibility, and is considered a great stress reliever. Sign up today and use this opportunity to also meet new friends that can last a lifetime!”

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Starting Saturday, April 14th, yoga classes will be offered every Saturday from 7:00 to 8:00AM The session is 10 weeks in length with a fee of $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Please note that the schedule may be subject to change and residents are encouraged to inquire about special holiday scheduling. If a session is cancelled due to inclement weather, a make-up session will be attempted. Mats will not be provided, so participants must bring their own yoga mat. Participants should check with a physician before partaking in any physical fitness program. For more information and for registration availability, call the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center at (516) 733-8418.

The Town of Oyster Bay will be hosting free blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol screenings throughout 2018 at community centers across the Town of Oyster Bay, and will be done in conjunction with Saint Francis Hospital. “The Town is proud to partner with Saint Francis Hospital through their Community Outreach Van program, and help provide this important and potentially life-saving service to our residents,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “The Community Outreach Van will provide screening for diabetes and cholesterol, take blood pressure, and provide appropriate patient education and referrals as necessary, all while being conveniently located at some of our Town Parks and

Community Centers.” Free screenings will be held at the following locations: • March 14, Syosset-Woodbury Community Park • August 1, Glen Head Community Center • August 21, Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa Councilman Tom Hand added, “I urge our senior residents to take advantage of this free service, as preventative measures such as these screenings are key to staying healthy and active.” For more information, residents should call the Department of Community and Youth Services at 516797-7900.

Volunteer opportunities available at Winthrop NYU Winthrop Hospital is looking for a few good men and women to serve as volunteers in the Gift Shop, located within the main lobby of the Hospital at 259 First Street in Mineola. The Gift Shop offers an array of unique items for purchase for staff and visitors to the Hospital, with gift purchases typically going to appreciative patients being treated at the Hospital. Volunteer responsibilities include working with staff to provide outstanding customer service to patrons, replenishing merchandise, and assisting with sales transactions. While enriching the lives of people as they interact, NYU Winthrop volun-

teers discover the challenge, joy and sense of well-being that is derived from helping others. As a member of the Hospital’s dynamic multi-talented team, volunteers are respected, recognized and appreciated. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8AM–8PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 12PM-8 PM Volunteers are needed during all hours, especially evenings and weekends. Interested individuals (18 years of age and older) should call NYU Winthrop’s Volunteer Office at (516) 6632391 between 8AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday for additional information.


Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: At the Applebee’s 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. n

At 2PM on February 22, two hundred dollars was stolen from a register at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Westbury. n


A 23-year-old man from Westbury was arrested at 6:20PM on February 22 at the corner of South Fulton Street and Lexington Avenue in Westbury. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

At the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Main Street in Hempstead, a 58-year-old man form Uniondale was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 9:03PM on February 23. n

On Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, a victim has reported that the passenger window of her vehicle was found to have been broken at 3:15PM on February 24. A victim has reported that his garage door window was broken at midnight on February 25. The incident occurred on Cranberry Lane in Plainview.

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ed and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on Rhodes Avenue at Thomas Street in Uniondale. n

On Oak Street in Uniondale, a 21-year-old man from Hempstead was arrested and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He was arrested at 4:20PM on February 25. n

Sometime between 12:30 and 6:30AM on February 25, the door locks of a vehicle that was parked on Lexington Street in Westbury were reported to have been damaged. n

On Grand Street East in Westbury, a 26-year-old man from that town was arrested at 3PM on February 25. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

Sometime between 5 and 7:30PM on February 22, unknown subjects broke the rear window of a vehicle that was parked on Sycamore Street in West Hempstead.


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On February 25 at 3:40AM, two subjects were arrested and were charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on Franklin Avenue at Polk Avenue in Franklin Square. n

At 4:15PM on February 25, a 35-yearold woman from Uniondale was arrest-

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana was the charge brought against a 24-year-old woman from West Hempstead, when she was arrested at 9:20PM on February 26 on Hillman Street in that town. n

At 9:47PM on February 26, a 59-yearold man from Freeport was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated on West Centennial Avenue and Nassau Road in Roosevelt. n

At 10:55PM on February 26, a 43-yearold man from Roosevelt was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on Privado Road in Westbury. n

At the Target in Hicksville, a 23-yearold man from Westbury was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 5:15PM on March 1. n

Speakers were stolen from the Target in Levittown between 9AM and 6PM on March 2. n

At Target in Westbury, a 22-year-old woman from Levittown was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 7:47PM on March 5. n

A wallet was stolen from a vehicle on Cutter Lane in Levittown between 1 and 5:30PM on March 6.

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Old Country Road Elementary students study STEAM & Seuss

Old Country Road Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District hosted its first Dr. Seuss STEAM Activity Night for students and their families. The students, many of whom dressed in Dr. Seuss-themed attire and wore col-

orful hats they created, participated in a variety of fun and educational activities designed to supplement the STEAM lessons they learn in the classroom daily.

Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

Old Country Road Elementary School hosted its first Dr. Seuss STEAM Activity Night.

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MacArthur senior recognized as Presidential Scholar candidate

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MacArthur High School guidance counselor Stacy Phillips (left) and Principal Joseph Sheehan (right) with U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate Helen Zhang (middle).

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MacArthur High School senior Helen Zhang was selected as a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

General Douglas MacArthur High School senior Helen Zhang from the Levittown Public Schools was selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program from the United States Department of Education. Zhang joins MacArthur High School senior Christian Hernandez, also a candidate in the program, for his accomplishments in the Career and Technical Education field at Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Candidacy is based on outstanding performance on the ACT Assessment or the College Board SAT and nominations. Zhang has displayed her strong academic skills throughout her high school career. She challenges herself each year with Advanced Placement exams and has received scores of 98 or higher on all her regents and final grades. “Helen Zhang is unlike any student I have worked with over my 15-year


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Salk students explore a world of cultures

Jonas E. Salk Middle School students celebrated International Day on Feb. 16 by participating in a scavenger hunt on different countries in the school’s library. Under the guidance of teachers Marie Capizzano and Linora Ortega, English as a New Language students set up booths about their country of origin and spoke with their peers throughout the day about their cultures, experienc-

es and more. Students in English and foreign language classes stopped by the library and filled out a worksheet while rotating through the different booths. Information on countries such as The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Turkey were provided by ENL students who dressed in special attire from

their countries and helped answer questions. They also created boards and PowerPoints about their countries that students could refer to. The collaborative lesson allowed students to work together to learn more about the world around them. “I think it’s a great opportunity for the ENL students who tend to be very quiet and shy to share their culture and

their experiences,” said Capizzano. “It’s also great for the rest of the students to see where their classmates are from and learn a little background information about them. I think it’s interesting and fun for all of the students involved.” Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

Eighth-grader Aseel Alghamdi presented on Saudi Arabia, specifically educating students on places to visit there.

Seventh-grader Dogukan Egilmez with his project on Turkey.

Seventh-grader Gabriella Draghi read about El Salvador during the scavenger hunt.

ENL students at Jonas E. Salk Middle School showcased projects about their country of origin while wearing cultural attire during the school’s International Day.

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March 16, 2018

Skiing Gore Mountain: New York’s Adirondacks at its Best BY DAVID LEIBERMAN AND LAINI MIRANDA

Riding the chairlift at Gore Mountain. The jagged peaks and wilderness of the Adirondacks give you a Rocky Mountain feeling © Laini Miranda/

We arrive at Gore Mountain, in New York’s wild and open Adirondack Mountains, park in lot E and immediately find a shuttle driver to take us to the base lodge. Three kind gentleman staffers open the door for us and greet us as we walk in. We get our ski rentals quickly and are out the door, taking the gondola to the summit. The first thing we notice at Gore is the ease of the experience. While maintaining a deceptively small, family-friendly feel, every amenity is considered and every step of getting you out of the parking lot, through the rental shop, and up to the mountain is as smooth as can be. On this particular Saturday when they had several inches of new powder, whenever we veered away from the gondola, it felt quiet and we experienced the sweeping panoramas of the Adirondacks without much of a crowd. At some points, the open vistas of the Adirondack Preserve let you imagine yourself skiing the Rockies. Though Gore skiing consists of nine faces across four mountains, you can easily move between the areas, and it’s simple to get back to the base lodge and food-court or the mid-mountain Saddle Lodge to grab a bite or warm up. There are a lot of options for all types of skiers (10% of trails are classed as easier, or green; 50% are intermediate, or blue; and 40% are most difficult, or black trails). They also feature abundant glade skiing when


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Continued from page D1 there’s sufficient snow –– more than we’ve seen at most of the East Coast resorts. It is surprising to realize that Gore is the biggest ski destination in New York State (and New York has more ski areas than any other in the nation!), with the most skiable acres (446 acres), 107 trails, 27 glades (Gore was one of the first eastern ski areas to develop gladed terrain), six freestyle areas. Six of its trails are longer than 1 1/2 miles, with the longest run 4.4 miles. In all, Gore offers 42 miles of skiing, even night skiing! With 2537 vertical feet, Gore also offers the 6th greatest vertical in the East - a greater vertical drop in fact than such famous mountains as Stowe (2360), Sunday River (2340), Okemo (2200), Jay Peak (2153), Mount Tremblant (2116), Loon, (2100), MontSainte-Anne (2050), Mad River Glen (2037), Stratton Mountain (2003) and Mount Snow (1700). Each of Gore’s four mountains have their own character: Gore Mountain is the biggest and highest, at 3600 ft., Bear Mountain rises to 3200 ft., Burnt Ridge Mountain rises to 2735 ft. and Little Gore Mountain goes up to 1900 ft. Among them is an astonishing array of terrain, not to mention views and the fact that if conditions are not the best in one area, or are too crowded (not likely because of the way skiers

Try the pulled pork at the outdoor grill. Also, the new mid-mountain Saddle Lodge with smoked chicken tacos and a breathtaking view. © Laini Miranda/ are dispersed), you can simply move to another. It is more useful, though, to divide Gore into its different areas: the Straight Brook Area on Gore Mountain is where you will find a variety of challenging terrain and glades; it is also where you will find the two runs, Rumors and Lies, rumored to be the steepest train in the East (unconfirmed). There are also a couple of intermediate trails - like Cloud - which connects to other blues and greens to ski the whole way down. In

Skiing at Gore Mountain © Laini Miranda/

all, this area has 10 trails, 4 glades and 54 acres accessed by a quad lift. “The Dark Side” of Gore known as the High Peaks Area is “Classic Adirondack” skiing and very popular with experts. There are 12 trails and 2 glades on 30 acres, accessed by a double chair. Bear Mountain offers the Northwoods Area, accessed by the Northwoods Gondola and Gore’s newest lift, a high-speed detachable quad. You can take a green trail Sunway, 2.2 miles down to the base; a blue trail, Twister, is long, wide and forgiving, and beautiful, lined with trees and with lovely views of the Adirondacks. This area offers

29 trails, 3 glades, gondola, detachable quad, double and four surface lifts on 154 acres. (The gondola is marvelous, and they cleverly post these interesting historical notes in each car.) The North Side is off the beaten path, and offers an array of easy-going cruisers and gorgeous views of High Peaks. It’s considered the best bet for families (9 trails, 2 glades on 37 acres serviced by a quad). Burnt Ridge area is one of Gore’s four peaks of development, which is noted for its geology and great views of North Creek and the Hudson River - six trails, four glades on 70 acres, serviced by “one of the most luxurious rides” on the mountain, a high-speed quad. North Creek Ski Bowl is where they offer night skiing as well as tubing (8 trails, 5 glades, on 47 acres, serviced by two triples. This area has its own base lodge and parking lot, plus half pipe and terrain park. That means you can drive up in the day, arrive in the late afternoon, and purchase a night-skiing ticket; or if you purchase a multi-day ticket, you purchase an add-on for night skiing (3-9 pm). Night skiing is offered Friday, Saturday and Sundays, and daily during holidays, until 9 pm. Now for the runs. Our two favorites were on opposite sides of the mountain: Chatiemac at Gore Mountain and Sagamore at Burnt Ridge Mountain. We were intrigued by Rumors and Lies on Gore, which are two of their most famous runs, but neither was open due to the lack of snow. The rest of the top See page D5

David gets set to take a run at Gore Mountain © Laini Miranda/goingplacesfarandnear. com


As I See It: On Baseball Strategies BY LOU THEODORE This one is for the baseball fans in the Litmore reading audience. Most of you already know that I consider myself an authority on basketball coaching. After all, I did publish a book titled Basketball Coaching 101(Amazon) - and that, by definition, makes me a basketball expert. Well, I have some news for you: I’m also an authority on baseball . . . and Modesty is not my middle name. I became a baseball fan around 10 years of age. Not just a fan. A Yankee fan! I lived and died with them. Charlie (King Kong) Keller, Joe Page, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, etc., were my heroes. I remember paying 60¢ for bleacher seats and sitting on hard wooden benches for a doubleheader in torrid heat… and loving it. I then became a Yankee hater and a Mets fan, and have remained a Met fan since the team’s inception. And during this time, I have watched thousands of games on TV (rarely going to Shea or Citi Field). The net result? You guessed it. I am now a baseball authority and qualified to provide meaningful instructional analysis on the game. But what does meaningful instructional analysis mean? Simply that I can provide those involved with baseball at any level - manager, coach, player, front office personnel, etc., - with suggestions on how to enhance and improve a team’s ability to win games on the field. That being said, here are tidbits drawn from my baseball file on 10 different categories: infielders, outfielders, catchers, pitchers, batters, base runners, coaches, managers, general managers, and (of course) owners.


Each of the four infielders, but shortstops in particular, should be aware of the speed of the both the batter and runners on base. The infielders should play deeper, particularly the second baseman, if the batter is a slow runner; I would even advise playing on the outfield grass. The shortstop and second baseman should also be aware of a batters tendency to pull curveballs or fastballs and adjust their position on the pitch. The two should also communicate on who will cover second in steal situations.


Much of the above for infielders also applies to outfielders. Outfielders presently play too deep, particularly the left and right fielders. The outfielder should think and be aware of all the possible scenarios that may arise if the ball is

hit to the outfield, particularly with men on base. The scenarios would vary depending on the number of outs, the score, and the inning.


Catchers should know the strengths and weaknesses of the pitchers and all the opposing batters he will face. Knowing the disposition of the umpire calling balls and strikes would also help; e.g., does it help complaining on balls and strikes, etc.? Knowing the speed of runners on base is an absolute must. Many catchers today provide encouragement to the pitcher. I think there can be more of this. There should be more face-to-face discussions, e.g., put the ball over the plate and definitely don’t walk a batter. I believe the catcher should be the field general and run the defense. He should also be aware of all the points raised earlier for infielders and outfielders, as well as pitchers. Finally, a high I.Q. catcher is a definite plus. He should dish out instructions to outfielders, infielders, and the pitcher on what to do if . . . e.g., a double s


It goes without saying that pitchers must have an idea of each hitter’s prowess. Some can’t hit curveballs. Some can’t hit fastballs. Some like it inside, and others don’t. Some of their preferences change with pitch count. Runners on base have to be carefully monitored. He should be aware of the likelihood of a steal. He should also know beforehand what to do on a bunt or a comebacker with a man (or men) on base. His own pitching limitations is a concern; it’s no secret that starting pitchers weaken in the latter innings. Although much of what will follow applies to starting pitchers, it also applies to relief pitchers. Since the mound is approximately one foot above ground level, a 100 pitch outing (plus bullpen, warmups, etc.) results in a pitcher effectively walking up a 20 story building; this may explain, in part, why pitchers do not perform as well later in a game. Older pitchers should seriously consider minimizing movements off the mound and, for goodness sake, try not to walk batters – put the ball over the plate and take your chances. I would replace any pitcher who walks a batter late in the game if ahead by more than one run. Finally, pitchers should try to avoid 3-2 counts with runners on base and 2 out.


Batters need to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of both the starting pitcher and relief pitchers.

How often does he throw fastballs? Does he prefer pitching inside or outside? Does he hold runners on base? Does he tire in later innings? Does he throw strikes on the first pitch? Does he change his pitching approach when behind the count? These questions need to be considered. But the batter also needs to realize that a walk is just about as good as a single. Batters need to consider changing their batting philosophy when behind in the count. More importantly, a batter should NOT be swinging for the fences in the last inning when trailing by more than one run with nobody on base; the objective should be to get on base, and the easiest way to accomplish this is via a walk. Keep in mind that home run swings significantly reduce one’s ability to check a swing on a pitch that is outside the strike zone…thus reducing the probability of a walk. Finally, batters (as well as base runners) should HUSTLE at all times; hell, you are exerting yourself less than ten minutes per game.

Base Runners

The coaches usually remind the runners of the scenario at hand but the runner must also be alert. On a single to left field, he should run top speed and ALWAYS consider going to second base since he is in a direct line with the left fielder’s throw to second base. Any throw to the left or right of second base should serve as a green light to consider going to second base. While on base, he should ALWAYS be prepared and consider taking an extra base if the catcher doesn’t field the pitch cleanly. He also should practice sliding techniques whenever possible.


Coaches play the least significant role of the major players. Nonetheless, they should provide encouragement and support while on offense. Most importantly, they should know the limitations of the players on base and the strengths/weaknesses of the outfielders (but to a lesser extent of infielders).


For the most part, managers are overrated. And, most overmanage. Some are liabilities. Some are major liabilities, e.g., Terry Collins (in particular) of the Mets and Joe Girardi of the Yanks. The manager’s main job is to instill the basics to the entire team. Practice makes perfect and relays, double plays, bunting, and hitting to the opposite field should be practiced regularly. I would require each batter to hit to the opposite field when confront-

ed with a defensive shift to one side. Players also MUST understand that a walk is just about as good as a single… and sometimes a double. I would have every batter prior to every game draw a red or black marble out of a hat. Those who draw a black marble would be required to take the first pitch, or when the count is 2-0, 3-1, or 3-0. Red marble selectors can do as they wish. However everyone must take on a 3-1 count with the bases loaded and two outs. Some of the above can be altered during late innings. The manager also needs to realize that when a relief pitcher comes in and gets a batter out that he has not thrown two pitches but probably fifty pitches when bullpen and warmup throws are counted. Since these additional pitches can take their toll, managers need to give consideration to their sometime reckless indiscriminant use of relief pitchers. Finally, he should require (with NO exceptions) every batter RUN out every ground ball or fly ball. One added point: He should not select cronies for coaches and I would allow my bench coaches to occasionally serve as manager for certain games.

General Manager

Most general managers (GMs) are not too bright and not capable of making intelligent baseball decisions. Most of the GMs are just like many of the players and coaches. There are a handful (not many) who know what’s going on. Few of the players have college degrees, unlike some football players. Joe Girardi is a graduate of Northwestern (in my opinion, the most prestigious university in our country) and he has repeatedly demonstrated an inability to make sound, rational baseball decisions. In any event, the GM needs to know both the capabilities of his players and those that are on the market. It’s a given that the GM should work closely with the manager; his cronies must not come into play in any of his decisions and actions.


They are in the baseball business for either or both of the following reasons: ego and/or to make money. He should understand the meaning of risk. He should also understand the meaning of optimization. He should also understand how risk and optimization affect each other. Bottom line: he has to make intelligent decisions from a risk and/or optimization prospective when it comes time to hiring, firing and managing his business; as with both managers and GMs, he should not hire cronies.

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Observant Reader Notices Fluke in COLA Payments BY TOM MARGENAU

Q: The recent cost-of-living adjustment to our Social Security checks got me wondering about something. As you’ve always pointed out in your column, the checks come one month behind. So, for example, the check we got in January is actually the payment for December. But the 2018 COLA increase showed up in that January check. So did we get the 2018 increase for one month of 2017? In other words, did we get the first 2018 increase one month early in our December 2017 benefit payment? And if so, why? A: Bingo! You got it right. And surprise, surprise: Politics is the reason for what happens with the COLA payment. The annual cost-of-living adjustment used to be paid properly. In other words, Social Security beneficiaries got their first increase for the year in the February check -- which was the payment for January. But about 30 or so years ago, seniors got up in arms because they (incorrectly) assumed Congress was delaying their COLA increase by a month. Someone should have splashed some cold water in their faces and explained to them that they were properly getting their first annual cost-of-living increase in the January check -- paid to them in February. Well, that’s not how politics works. Members of Congress, then and now, sure hate to upset senior citizens (i.e., the most reliable cohort of voters). And they couldn’t act quickly enough to appease them. So they changed the law to say that Social Security beneficiaries would get their annual cost-of-living adjustment one month early. Ever since then, senior citizens have gotten a once a year gift from Congress. And that is why the 2018 COLA is actually figured into the December 2017 benefit -- payable in January. Q: I am 64 and started getting my own Social Security about three months ago. I just learned my ex-wife, who owned her own realty company and made big bucks, has recently signed up for her Social Security. I have never remarried. Can I now suspend my Social Security and then apply for husband’s benefits on her record and save mine until 70? A: No, you can’t do that. If you had waited until age 66 before applying for any Social Security benefits, then you could have applied for spousal benefits and, at the time, saved your own retirement benefits until age 70. This is the “file and restrict” maximizing strategy that is all the rage among baby boomers. (For other readers, you can only use that strategy if you turn 66 before January 2020.) But you may not have totally missed the boat. Anyone who files for Social

Security retirement benefits has up to 12 months to change his or her mind. So you still have a chance to jump on that maximizing ship if you want. What you would have to do is withdraw your current claim, repay all benefits received, and then reapply for spousal benefits at age 66. Beginning at that point, you would get 50 percent of your ex-wife’s Social Security rate. Then at age 70, you would reapply for your own retirement benefits and get a 32 percent delayed retirement credit added to your monthly benefits. But before doing all of that, I suggest you sit down with a calculator and run the numbers and decide if it is really worth it. Q: I turned 66 in January. When I filed for benefits online, I said I wanted my benefits to begin in February, knowing the January check comes in February. After reading one of your recent columns, I now realize I made a huge mistake. I should have said I want my benefits to begin in January (the month I turned 66), with my first check to come in February. So now I will be missing out on one Social Security check. I am losing sleep over this. What can I do? A: I think you are worrying way too much about this. There is really nothing special about starting your benefits exactly at age 66. If they start the following month, it is no big deal. In fact, there is a small advantage to starting your benefits one month later. You will get a two-thirds of 1 percent “delayed retirement credit” added to your ongoing monthly benefits. So if I were you, I wouldn’t try to change anything. But if this is really bothering you, your only recourse would be to withdraw the claim you already filed and then file a whole new claim stating you want your benefits to begin in January. Q: I am thinking of taking my Social Security benefits when I turn 65 this July. I understand I will get reduced benefits. I am married to a younger man. He is only 58 and makes substantially more money that I do. But sadly, he has cancer and has been told he has 12 to 24 months to live. If he were to die, would I be messing up my potential widow’s benefits by taking my own benefits early? A: Not really. Essentially, your widow’s benefit will be based on one thing only: your age when you start getting those benefits. If you are 66 or older when he dies, you will get your own benefit supplemented up to 100 percent of his full retirement rate. If he dies before you reach age 66, you will have a choice. You can either switch to a reduced widow’s benefit right away. (The reduction would be about one half

of 1 percent for each month you are under age 66.) Or you could continue to collect your reduced retirement check until age 66, when you could switch to a 100 percent widow’s benefit. Q: If I delay my widow’s benefits until age 70, do I get the same 32 percent bonus added to my check as a retiree does who waits that long to file?

A: No. That delayed retirement credit only applies to retirees. So there would be no advantage to delaying starting your widow’s benefits beyond age 66. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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mountain was fun to explore. The caveat about this area is they don’t feature high speed lifts. On the other hand, the double High Peaks Chair lift is one of the last of its kind on the East Coast and makes for a sweet slow-paced ride between the glades. To get to the top of the mountain you have two options, right or left: from the top of North Woods Gondola you can go right to take the windy green Ruby Run to blue Upper Wood Inn, to the High Peaks Chair. Pick up speed towards the bottom as you’ll have to skate for a decent chunk at the end of that ride, and will end up at the quaint double chair lift. Or there’s a pretty fast and enjoyable black called Uncas that will spit you out at the Straight Brook Quad, which will take you straight up to the top at quicker speeds. Our other favorite was Sagamore, a long delightful black that we had virtually to ourselves. On this March day with not a ton of snow, that trail was still a pleasure top to bottom. In general, Gore has excellent trivia interesting and signage throughout the property. Each of the gondola cabins has its own set of fun facts, including one about Gore’s award winning environmental initiatives (all the finalists behind Gore were Colorado or west coast mountains). The timeline above the stalls in the food court is another sweet touch. We got to experience the major renovations Gore made this season at three lodges. At the base area there are two large additions which (as we found) streamline the rental process and facilitate getting back on the mountain. Another addition that any hungry skier will appreciate is their brand new smoker and the amazing pulled pork sandwiches it produces in the outdoor Open Pit Grille by the Base Lodge Food Court. The new mid-mountain Saddle Lodge is another welcome addition featuring smoked chicken tacos and a breathtaking view. Last season, Gore introduced Nordic skiing, turning its old tubing park into a cross-country ski area –– which has snowmaking on 3.7 km of its 5 km trails. The new area was so successful last year (even opening by Thanksgiving) that Gore hosted the New York State Nordic Championships. The Ski Bowl where the Nordic area also has a half pipe, border skier cross, and twilight skiing (until 8 pm). On one gondola ride, we learned from a nice woman with her daughter that 3rd and 4th graders ski for free at many mountains in New York State (I Ski NY Free Passport); also, kids under 19 ski free with an adult. The demo skis we rented were excellent: my Rossignol skis felt like they almost turned by themselves they

were so smooth. Gore started off as a destination ski area - after all, it wasn’t that easy to reach. But over time, especially as the New York Thruway and Northway made it so easy to reach from Albany, Saratoga Springs and Glen Falls and even Montreal, Gore became more of a day trip. However, if you have more than the one day, the Adirondack region has so much to offer. The landscape is breathtaking, and significantly, relatively undeveloped. You also have some marvelous resorts and lodging - the grand, historic Sagamore Resort on Lake George is 45 minutes away (they offer a shuttle bus), and in North Creek, the Copperfield Inn is as intimate as an inn (only 31 rooms), but with all the services of a luxury hotel (Copperfield Inn, 307 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853, 518-251-9808, www. North Creek is a charming village with several delightful bistros and shops, and the village offers a free shuttle bus to the mountain, less than 10 minutes away, every 20-30 minutes throughout the day, in season. This visit was an easy day trip for us, but after realizing what a special destination Gore is, we will definitely be coming back for a longer stay. Gore Mountain, 793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY 12853, Snow Phone: 518-251-5026, info 518-251-2411, _____________________________ © 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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Windham Mountain Resort Sponsors Paralympics Team Member Staci Mannella in Peoyong Chang WINDHAM MOUNTAIN RESORT, NY - Windham Mountain Resort, renowned for its adaptive skiing program, is honored to have sponsored U.S. Paralympics Alpine National Team member, Staci Mannella, s she made her way to the 2018 Peoyong Chang Paralympic Games. Staci first discovered skiing with the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham Mountain when she was just four years old. Legally blind due to achromatopsia, a genetic eye condition she was born with, she started skiing because it was an activity that her family could all do together. She quickly progressed from skiing with a bamboo pole between two sighted skiers, to out skiing her instructors, to competing in her first national championship at just eleven years old. A limitless dreamer, Staci’s career thus far has included four national championship titles, a world cup gold medal, and representing the United States in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. Staci and her current guide, Sadie Debaun, have been skiing together since December of 2015. They’ve secured four world cup gold medals, three world cup silver medals, and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships. The two have high hopes for Peoyong Chang. Windham’s support of Staci is a testament to the Resort’s long-standing relationship with the Adaptive Sports Foundation. The non-profit organization provides life changing experiences for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. The slope side Adaptive Sports Center at Windham Mountain provides athletes like Staci with a fully equipped, easily accessible, cozy place to enjoy a day on the mountain with their families. Staci Mannella is a Randolph, New Jersey native, and at twenty years old, a

full-time student at Dartmouth College where she competes on the Dartmouth equestrian team. She aspires to attend veterinarian school after Dartmouth. While her skiing career has brought Staci all over the world, she always makes her way back home to Windham. Windham Mountain Resort looks forward to having Staci on the slopes this season, and to sending her off to the 2018 Peoyong Chang Paralympic Games in March.

Windham to Install High Speed Six Passenger Lift & Implement RFID Ticketing

A brand new, high speed, detachable six passenger chairlift will be installed at Windham Mountain Resort this summer. The new Doppelmayr lift will run from the base area to the summit, replacing the current Whistler Triple, better known as “F Lift”. It will have a slope length of 5,105 feet, and an uphill capacity of 3,000 people per hour. The ride from base to summit on the new lift will be just under five and a half minutes. Removal of “F Lift” will begin in April and installation of the new lift in May.  Whirlwind Express (A Lift), the high speed, detachable quad that runs alongside “F Lift”, will remain in place and will run this summer, servicing the Windham Mountain Bike Park and skyrides.  The Bike Park opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend and will be unaffected by the construction.  The new lift will be accompanied by state of the art lift access, with the addition of RFID ticketing and gates for the 2018/2019 season.   The “Axess” radio-frequency identification technology will eliminate the need for guests to present their lift ticket or season pass to a lift attendant prior to loading all base area lifts.   RFID Cards can be reloaded via a home computer

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BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE, GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM “Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other medium. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the imprint mankind has left on it.” This is what curator Jude Amsel was looking for when she put together the exhibition, COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, on view at the Gold Coast Arts Center Gallery in Great Neck, Long Island through April 1. The seven artists whose works are represented “are commenting on man’s relationship with our planet. These artists have the power to make environmentalism a priority and bring green initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations,” she stated. “With all the gloom and doom, we can feel sad with what’s happening in the world. But these artists bring an awareness,” a literal consciousness of our role and responsibility, Amsel said at the Artists’ Reception, March 4. The viewer is left with a sense of optimism that man’s better impulses will rise to the fore. Yoon Cho’s work – multi-media performance art which combines video superimposed with digitized drawings – is the starkest commentary on this theme: her project was inspired by a difficult pregnancy after 10 years of marriage and the birth of her son, she and her husband traveled to barren landscapes to comment on extinction and procreation, the images of life forcing its way through. Beth Williams Garrett created feminized Buddha head sculptures out of plastic bags. Linda Cunningham turned the blighted industrial waterfront of the South Bronx into striking images on torn, furled canvas. Nancy Gesimondo found solace in creating assemblages of natural materials, where mussel shells appear

“Collective Conscious” Curator Jude Amsel, Gold Coast Arts Center Director Regina Gil, NYS Assemblyman Tony D’Urso with artists Beth Williams Garrett, Nancy Gesimondo, Yoon Cho, Charles Cohen, Lauren Skelly Bailey and Linda Cunningham © Karen Rubin/ as butterflies, a metaphorical prayer flying to heaven; water chestnut seedpods are like flying bats, and peacock feathers are like tall grass. Lauren Skelly Bailey re-creates the natural world of coral reefs in meticulous glazed ceramics, mimicking the surprise you have when you touch coral, which seem to be fluid and flowing to discover they are rock hard. Charles Cohen uses realistic photography to get reduce household products to the shape and color of their plastic containers to force a different perspective. Luba Lukova, whose graphic artistry can be seen in the New York Times, brings her timely commentary to an image of a green plant shielded by a hand as bombs fall, in her silkscreen, “Peace and Planet” (2015). What is so interesting is to see such variety of media and approaches that come together to the essential message of human impact on the natural world: a collective consciousness of our responsibility. The Gold Coast Arts Center  is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. It offers

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LEGAL ASSISTANT Boutique law firm in Garden City seeks part-time Legal Assistant to work Monday thru Thursday, four hours daily. Law firm experience preferred. Position available immediately. Please send resume to: LION WANTED! Are you a fierce competitor? Resourceful? Aggressive? Do you command respect? Instill client confidence? Blank Slate Media is looking for a hungry lion to fill a unique and rewarding Advertising Sales position. You will represent a successful and fast-growing chain of 6 Blank Slate Media publications and website, in addition to five other publications and website owned by our partner, Litmor Publications. Minimum 2 years outside sales experience. Newspaper sales experience will be a plus. Must have own car. Up to $60,000 first year. Salary + commission. Health Insurance & Holidays. Email resume and cover letter: or call Steve at: 516307-1045 ext 201. All inquiries are in strict confidence. Blank Slate Media, 105 Hillside Ave, Suite 1, Williston Park, ny 11596. Fax: 516-307-1046

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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

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE CONDO/CO-OP FOR SALE GARDEN CITY Large One Bedroom Condo in the heart of downtown Garden City. This 800 sq ft Condo boasts newly finished Hardwood Floors, Dining Room, brand new Bathroom & Kitchen with d/w. Low maintenance & taxes. By owner ​ — ​ n o broker. $579,000 Call: 646-499-1684

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COMPLETE JUNK REMOVAL​/​DEMOLITION SERVICE: Strong Arm Contracting Inc. We haul anything and everything. Entire contents of home or office. We clean it up and take it away. Residential​/​Commercial. Bonded​/​Insured. Free estimates. 516-538-1125 OLD VILLAGE TREE SERVICE: Owner operated since 1989. 24 hour emergency service. Licensed​/​insured. Free estimates, member LI Arborist Assoc. Please call 516-466-9220

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Clipping pet item coupons for Last Hope is a great and easy way to give your support. Every coupon we receive helps to defray our costs, particularly for dog and cat food. They can either be dropped off at our adoption center at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, or mailed to Last Hope, PO Box 7025, Wantagh 11793. Please share our need with your friends and family. Thank you! Visit to read about Last Hope’s programs and to see the fabulous array of fantastic felines eagerly awaiting adoption into their forever homes!

Last Hope Part of the Rescue Program

If you haven’t tried yet for your pet food and supply purchases, this is a great time to check them out. Last Hope is now part of their rescue program. For each new customer that makes a purchase, Last Hope will receive a $20 donation. Click on the ad below or go directly to the Last Hope page at

Kitten/Cat New Volunteer Orientation Schedule

Volunteers for our cat program are always greatly needed. There are openings on shifts for weekdays and weekends that accommodate any schedule. Please attend our next kitten/cat volunteer orientation being held Volunteer orientations are typically held the second Sunday of each month with exceptions for holidays. The next orientation dates are:

Sunday, April. 8th, at 3PM Sunday, May 20th, at 3PM

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Schedules may change due to holidays so check our website for updates. All orientations are held at our adoption center located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Learn more about our cat program, tour the adoption center and find out how rewarding the volunteer experience can be. Volunteer orientations are typically held the second Sunday of each month. Schedules may change due to holidays so check our website for updates. Reservations are not needed, but if possible, please fill out and email back a completed volunteer application in advance to or fax to 631-760-5534


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Hofstra University music education major Dimitra Vrosgou, ‘21, of Plainview won an award for Outstanding Vocal Percussion at the 2018 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal at Monmouth University. “It feels so empowering to be a female vocal percussionist who is part of an all-female group,” said Vrosgou. “And there’s no better feeling than being on stage with my two families and sharing a piece of ourselves.” Vrosgou is a member of two Hofstra a capella groups: Makin’ Treble, Hofstra’s all-female a cappella group, and Sigma’Cappella, which placed third overall in the competition. n

About 600 students earned their undergraduate, graduate, or law degrees at Hofstra University’s midyear commencement ceremony on December 20, 2017 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The following local students earned their degrees: Joanna Capitelli of Levittown, who earned a Master of Arts in speech-language pathology Hanyi Chen of Levittown, who earned a Master of Science in quantitative finance Di Chen of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Science in human resources management Kevin Curo of Levittown, who earned a Master of Business Administration in strategic healthcare management Christopher Fieger of Plainview, who earned a Master of Business Administration in health services management Nicole Genco of Levittown, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology Carolyn Gubell of Levittown, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting Lindsey Heizman of Levittown, who earned a Master’s degree in public health (MPH) Robert Kollmer of Levittown, who earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering Siqi Li of Levittown, who earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance Jeremy Livi of Hicksville, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Priya Nirwal of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Business Administration in marketing Albert Park of Levittown, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology Puja Pathak of Hicksville, who earned a Bachelor of Science in community health Halie Pfister of Levittown, who earned a Bachelor of Science in community health Conor Reilly of Levittown, who earned a Master of Science in accounting

Alexa Rosen of Plainview, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in history Brian Schuck of Levittown, who earned a Master of Science in taxation Zhe Song of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Science in finance Michael Sorrentino of Plainview, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminology Meghan Urschel of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Science in Education in elementary education Jennifer Vilca of Hicksville, who earned a Juris Doctor (JD) in law Neelkumar Vora of Hicksville, who earned a Master’s degree in health administration (MHA) Bing Wang of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Science in finance Samantha Weiss of Plainview, who earned a Master of Business Administration in marketing Mary Wolter of Hicksville, who earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies Chaofan Zheng of Levittown, who earned a Master of Science in marketing Christopher Dane of Bethpage, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in radio production and studies Christopher Fieger of Plainview, who earned a Master of Business Administration in health services management John Grillea of Bethpage, who earned a Master of Arts in public relations Erchao He of Bethpage, who earned a Master of Business Administration in finance Anthony Marmorale of Bethpage, who earned a Master of Science in sports science Alexa Rosen of Plainview, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in history Melissa Sigona of Bethpage, who earned a Master of Science in Education in inclusive elementary special education Samantha Weiss of Plainview, who earned a Master of Business Administration in marketing n

Marisa Newman of Levittown received a master of science degree in occupational therapy from Clarkson University on December 16th. n

Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. The following local residents were recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the fall semester, which ended in December 2017. Bethpage resident Melissa Rorech, a Northeastern University student majoring in music. Hicksville resident Michael Fong, a Northeastern University student majoring in mechanical engineering. Hicksville resident Fatemah Mukadum, a Northeastern University

student majoring in chemistry. Levittown resident Danielle Mahn, a Northeastern University student majoring in cybersecurity. Old Bethpage resident Amanda Slomovitz, a Northeastern University student majoring in business administration. Plainview resident Alyssa Gang, a Northeastern University student majoring in computer engineering. Plainview resident Jessica Lagnado, a Northeastern University student majoring in psychology. Plainview resident Sydney Lam, a Northeastern University student majoring in computer engr/computer science. Plainview resident Jessica Sekler, a Northeastern University student majoring in business administration. Plainview resident Eftichia Xenakis, a Northeastern University student majoring in biology. n

The SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts recognizes the cast and crew of Water by the Spoonful, which will be presented on March 1-4 and 8-11. The cast and crew includes the following New Paltz students: Emily Kimoto of Plainview Annamaria Formichelli of Bethpage Performances of “Water by the Spoonful will be given March 1-3 and 8-10 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinee performances at 2 p.m. on March 4 and 11. All performances will take place at Parker Theatre. n

The following students at the Rochester Institute of Technology made the Dean’s List for the fall semester: Amanda Sauerland of Hicksville, who is in the career exploration program. Stephen Ketelsen of Hicksville, who is in the computer science program. Josh Haber of Plainview, who is in the web and mobile computing program. Anh Ha of Levittown, who is in the business administration-finance program. Sahil Gogna of Bethpage, who is in the computer engineering program.

James Badstuebner of Bethpage, who is in the mechanical engineering program. Kathryn Backman of Bethpage, who is in the mechanical engineering program. Josh Haber of Plainview, who is in the web and mobile computing program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours. n

Florence Rose LaPlaca of Hicksville was named to the Dean’s List at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the Fall 2017 semester. Dean’s List students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester out of a possible 4.0, while carrying a full-time minimum course load of at least 12 credit hours. n

Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its Fall 2017 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits. The following local students have achieved this honor: Kristen Elder, class of 2020 from Hicksville Matthew Fede, class of 2019 from Plainview Samantha Figler, class of 2019 from Plainview Anthony Del Piano, class of 2019 from Bethpage Elizabeth Mullin, class of 2021 from Bethpage n Kelly Reilly of Hicksville was among the 147 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the Intersession 2018 semester. Reilly, a community health education major at Scranton, studied at the Fairfield Center in Florence, Italy.

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Second-grade students in Melissa Tintle’s class at Northside Elementary School read to therapy dogs Toby and Joey on Feb. 28 as part of the school’s pet therapy reading program with Bideawee, a pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. Through a variety of services Bideawee cultivates and supports the lifelong relationships between pets and the people who love them. Coordinated by Northside reading specialist Dyanne Case to encourage

reading and build students’ confidence, about four dogs and their owners visit the school each month to read with different classes in the building and help students who struggle with reading. The dogs create a relaxed environment free of judgement for students to read. Joey’s owner, Marcia Berrios, and Toby’s owner, Loretta Keating, created two sections in the school’s library where the second-grade class was split into small reading groups. The students read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

by Ron Barrett while petting either Joey or Toby. Each student had the opportunity to read the book out loud with their peers. At the conclusion of the book, the class sat and watched as Berrios and Keating showcased Joey and Toby’s tricks. The partnership between Bideawee and Northside Elementary School was formed four years ago after Case read Rosie: A Visiting Dog’s Story by Stephanie Calmenson. She was inspired to find an organization that could come

into the classroom and comfort students as they read. “Reading to the dogs helps my students feel comfortable and relaxed about reading,” said Case. “My goal is to foster a love of reading. When children love to read they become better readers. They are all very excited about reading to the dogs and I love to see their smiling faces as they read each month.”

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Second-grader Brayden Kelly read with pet therapy dog Joey.

Second-grader Giuliana Raso enjoyed getting to know pet therapy dog Toby.

Northside students read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to pet therapy dog Joey.

Loretta Keating and her dog Toby showed Northside students some tricks.

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18 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 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

19 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 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, 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 delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $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 AVENUE, 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

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to law, that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, in the Hearing Room, Town Hall, East Building, Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York, for the purpose of considering an application from HINDU WELFARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC., fee owner, for a Revocation of the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, to allow the subject premises to be used as a place of worship, located in a Neighborhood Business (NB) District, at 729 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau, State of New

York and described as Section 46, Block 370, Lot 1A, 1B, 18, and 19 on the Land and Tax Map of Nassau County. The abovementioned application is on file and may be viewed daily (except Saturday, Sunday and Holidays) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., prevailing time, at the Office of the Town Clerk at Oyster Bay and Massapequa. Any person interested in the subject matter of said hearing will be given an opportunity to be heard with reference thereto, at the time and place above designated. TOWN BOARD OF TOWN OF OYSTER BAY. JOSEPH S. SALADINO, Supervisor. JAMES ALTADONNA, JR., Town Clerk. Dated: March 6, 2018, Oyster Bay, New York. BN 7292 1X 03/16

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Levittown honors exceptional community members


Medusa Little Laxers Program is coming to the North Shore for the first time this Spring for Girls & Boys Ages 3 to 8!

Due to popular demand, Medusa Lacrosse, the Garden City community’s premier, go-to youth lacrosse program is expanding to Roslyn/Port Washington/ Manhasset area. The Little Laxers program has introduced thousands of children ages 3-8 to the sport of lacrosse and helped nurture a love and passion for the game. Medusa is run by the Fiore sisters who were both 4 year starters on the G.C. High School Varsity Lacrosse Team and went on to play collegiate Division 1 level lacrosse at Princeton and Boston College. The program is known for its energy, positivity, creativity and ability to break down all the core concepts and fundamentals into fun drills and games that are challenging, competitive and appeal to those children who are hesitant to try a new sport. Here’s one of many of our testimonials that sums it up nicely: “My daughter loves Medusa Little Laxers! I was so happy to find a program that makes learning a team sport so much fun. Who says you can’t dress up like a superhero or princess AND learn how to play lacrosse? And why not warm up by playing a game of freeze tag, or go on an Easter egg hunt with your lacrosse stick? It’s no wonder that even at three years of age, it was the one activity that my daughter was consistently excited to attend, and her subsequent progress in learning the sport reflects that! Jackie does such a great job leading the Little Laxers program and is a wonderful role model for the kids—she leads with so much enthusiasm and positivity and brings a great energy to the field! She really makes each and every child feel like they are part of the Medusa family.” – Jill, Garden City resident and mother of a 5 year old girl who has been attending Little Laxers clinics for the past 2 years.

Medusa Little Laxers Monday Spring Clinic Girls & Boys

Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & June 4 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Ages: 4 - 8 years old Cost: $150 per player (before April 9th) $165 (After April 9th) Location: Christopher Morley Park 500 Searingtown Rd N, Roslyn NY

Equipment Needed: Girls: lacrosse stick, goggles & mouth guard -- Boys Ages 3 & 4: Stick & Gloves -Boys Ages 5 and Up: Stick, Helmet & Full Pads To Register: Visit Click on the “Registration Forms” Tab “Little Laxers Monday Spring Clinic – Roslyn”

Volunteers from the Levittown community were honored during the Levittown Public Schools 22nd annual Recognition Night for Community Service. Levittown community volunteers gathered in the Levittown Memorial Education Center’s gymnasium on March 1 for the 22nd annual Recognition Night for Community Service, hosted by the Levittown Public Schools. A member from each organization was honored for their role in making Levittown a better place. The gymnasium was decorated in Levittown spirit with red, white, and blue balloons and entertainment was provided by Division Avenue High School chorus students and General Douglas MacArthur High School’s acapella group, MacApella. Attendees enjoyed a dinner that was prepared and served by the culinary and food service students enrolled in the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center’s culinary program. Before the recognitions took place, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Todd Winch spoke about the power of community and how each honoree is a valuable member of Levittown. “With a community of over 50,000 individuals, it requires a lot of people to step up and play active roles working together to make our community the best that it can be,” said Winch. The following is a list of honorees and their affiliations: • American Legion Levittown Post #1711 – Henry To • Civil Service Employees Association – Janice Friedman • Kiwanis Club of Levittown –

Eleanor Walsh • Knights of Columbus #3581 – Donald Schneider • Levittown Board of Education – The Kiwanis Club • Levittown Chamber of Commerce – Michael Levy • Levittown Community Council – Bob Koenig • Levittown Fire Department – Frank Cacioli, William Kinsley, Timothy Courtney • Levittown Public Schools Hall of Fame Recipients – Sue PetersenLubow, John Theissen, Kate Murray, Sal Carrillo, Doug Robins, Dennis Dunne, David Falk, Thomas Feinman, Ellie Greenwich, Kevin McKinney • Levittown Historical Society – Bill Wilson • Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council – Garrett Wyckoff • Levittown PTA Council – All PTA Volunteers • Levittown Public Library – Helene Hertzlinger • Levittown Public Schools – Christopher Milano • Police Department Second Precinct – David Brohman • Random Act of Kindness Award – Debra Chase, Barbara Ann Fazzino, Joseph Fradella, Kimberly O’Connor • VFW Post #9592 – Jim Duffy • Wantagh/Levittown Volunteer Ambulance – Kerry Nortwich

Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

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Friday, March 16, 2018

A high spirited season for Levittown’s cheer teams


Division Avenue High School’s cheer team in Orlando, Florida.

Varsity cheerleading teams from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School had an impressive season this year, taking top spots in various competitions and recently making their way to the Universal Cheerleading Association’s National Competition in Orlando, Florida, where MacArthur earned ninth place in their national division out of 37 teams across the country. Division’s team, under the guidance of coaches Cristen Ronzo and Liz Lynch, and MacArthur’s team, under the direction of Jacqueline Day, worked hard to perfect their routines through daily practices together. They also cheered each other on at competitions. At the end of January, Division Avenue High School in the Small D2 category and MacArthur High School in the Small D1 category, cheered at the Section 8 competition held at Division Avenue High School, where both teams placed first in their respective divisions. With their impressive scores, the teams continued to be successful in other competitions, qualifying them both for the Nassau County Championship. Both high schools were in the top 50 percent of teams in each division to qualify for counties. During the Nassau County

The General Douglas MacArthur High School varsity cheer team took ninth place at the Universal Cheerleading Association’s National Competition.

Varsity cheerleading teams from Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high schools in Orlando together for the UCA National Competition.

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Championships at Wantagh High School, both cheer teams came out victorious, landing spots in the top five. MacArthur earned fourth place and Division took home fifth place in their respective divisions. To qualify for the UCA’s National Competition, both teams participated in the UCA’s Regional Competition back in December and scored high enough to continue to Nationals in Florida. Nationals consisted of more than 700 of the top junior varsity and varsity cheer teams from throughout the nation competing to become National Champions. The two teams created t-shirts together that read “One Town, Two Teams, Same Dream,” and were thrilled when MacArthur earned ninth place in the competition. “Just making it to the finals was the proudest moment I’ve had as a coach,” said MacArthur High School cheer coach Jacqueline Day. “This is a brand new team because they lost 12 seniors last year so there are a lot of rookies that went to Nationals for the first time this year. Having them all come together and seeing all their hard work pay off was just amazing. Being ranked ninth in the Medium D2 varsity division was just the icing on the cake.”

Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools

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