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Jericho High School’s Class of 2019 celebrated commencement on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Tilles Center. Above are are valedictorians Zachary Rosenfeld, Danielle Weisenfeld, Jiaqi Zhang & Ethan Reiser. See page 14. Photo by Denise Nash
“Salute to America” July 9
The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding its annual “Salute to America” on Tuesday, July 9 at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa. The program will include presentations to the winners of the Town of Oyster Bay’s 2019 Veterans Awards. “We will be honoring all of our men and women in the armed forces, as well as amazing local veterans, who continue to be involved in the community and advocate for those
who have served this great Nation,” Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “The program, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., will include a ‘Salute to Divas’ show featuring Massapequa native JayCee Driesen and conclude with spectacular fireworks by Grucci.” The Salute to America will feature presentations to residents in three categories, including Veteran Volunteer of
the Year, Non-Veteran (Friend of Veterans) Volunteer of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations were made by Town residents for consideration of the awards and will be announced at the show. “There is no greater recognition than to be acknowledged by one’s peers, and the members of our veteran community truly deserve tremendous credit,” Supervisor Saladino said.
The Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of summer on Monday evening, June 10, at Lisbon Cafe Grill with its well-attended and well-appointed, “Dinner with Elected Officials.” Inside, Chamber President Charo Ezdrin, Esq. announced a lineup of the top local elected officials who represent Syosset, Woodbury, Jericho, Plainview and surrounding communities. “The support for our chamber is amazing and overwhelming and I am so grateful. Our elected officials are so supportive and they have been with the chamber to promote and witness our growth -- officials come out to all our grand openings, meetings, networking events. This is a busy season and to each one of you, thank you for being here!” she said. Ezdrin thanked Syosset Woodbury Chamber Vice President Maureen Nickel, owner of BrightStar Homecare in Woodbury, and Danielle Delgrosso, an assistant vice president of Roslyn Savings Bank/NYCB. They each worked tirelessly to put together the June 10 “Dinner with Elected Officials.” In turn, Nickel thanked the Chamber members and made a special acknowledgement of Jack Pinto, who co-owns the Lisbon Cafe Portuguese restaurant, located at 399 Jericho Turnpike, with his brother. Nickel noted that in 2017 Lisbon Cafe graciously hosted a Chamber networking night and the food, from paella and salads to steak and seafood, was and is exquisite. “There are not many businesspeople you can turn to who ask organizers, ‘how much do you want me to charge?’ That just speaks to Jack Pinto’s generosity and all that he does for the community. Thank you Jack,” Nickel said. The Pintos moved to the area 30 years ago and live in central Nassau County near Eisenhower Park. They enjoy the business community’s participation and many Chamber members noted that they frequently dine at Lisbon Cafe. Chamber member and volunteer Ed Eckstein of Prudential celebrated one of his most memorable birthday dinners at the same spot back when it was an Italian restaurant. In her comments, Nickel touched on local networking, constant support and camaraderie the Syosset Woodbury Chamber has fostered in the area. See page 4
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Syosset-Woodbury Rotary This Week at the Syosset Public Library welcomes guest speakers Friday, July 5 at 10:30 AM
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Rotarian Gabor Karsai, Rotarian Kevin Bagnasco, Rotarian Jillian Cassar, Rotary President Moira Patterson, Rotarian Vicki Greenberg Rotarians Vicki Greenberg, Jillian Cassar, Gabor Karsai, and Kevin Bagnasco were guest speakers at a recent SyossetWoodbury Rotary meeting. They spoke about the Sustainable Cambodia Rotary Project, an idea of two members from the Gainsville, Florida Rotary Club, Susan and Richard Allen. Our fellow Rotarians joined the trip to Cambodia with a group of Hungarians to further the Allens’ wishes to begin helping the children of Cambodia. The main issues they seek to combat are lack of running water, clean drink-
ing water, combating AIDS, sex trafficking and the need for shoes/bicycles for transportation. During their trip, they visited three areas: Phnom Penh, Pursat and Angkor Wat. Rotary members have donated monies to sponsor a child's education. One program that they experienced was seeing the older children teaching and mentoring the younger ones through role playing activities. The Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club meets on Tuesday afternoons at Lisbon Café, Jericho Turnpike, Jericho.
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Supervisor Joseph Saladino (third from left) and Councilman Steve Labriola (left) join with Town officials and representatives from Northwell Health in announcing new free sunscreen dispensers at Town facilities. Officials also announced free pool admission at all Town pools in celebration of the first day of summer, and were joined by members of Town of Oyster Bay lifeguard fleet.
The Town of Oyster Bay recently unveiled new sunscreen dispensers that will be available to residents this summer free-of-charge at all Town pools and beaches, as well as the golf course. “We’ve taken on many improvements at the golf course, beaches and at pool facilities throughout the Town, and with a fun time outdoors comes the responsibility to look out for our family’s health and well-being,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “We’re so proud to partner with Northwell Health this year to provide our residents with quality, SPF 30 sunscreen at all Town pools and beaches, as well as at the Town’s golf course. Best of all, thanks to the generosity of the good folks at Northwell Health, the sunscreen is free of charge.” Dispensers have been installed at 29 various locations, including 10 at TOBAY Beach. Dispensers can also be found at Syosset-Woodbury, Plainview-Old Bethpage and Marjorie Post Community
Park Pools, Tappen Beach and Pool, and Theodore Roosevelt, Florence Avenue, Centre Island and Stehli Beaches, in addition to the Honorable Joseph Colby Golf Course. “In addition to these dispensers, Northwell with also work with the Town to set up an awareness program to further promote a mindfulness of the potential dangers of increased sun exposure,” Supervisor Saladino said. Councilman Labriola added, “Sunscreen is so important as skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. We are pleased to assist in helping our residents remember to apply sunscreen each time and thank Northwell Health for their commitment to helping us protect our residents from the dangers of skin cancer.” For more information on Town beach and pool locations, visit www.oysterbaytown.com or call (516) 797-4128.
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“We choose to do business in Nassau County and we choose to do business in the Town of Oyster Bay. In part it’s because of the great support we receive from our officials and from each other as small businesses. We not only need fiscal responsibility but we need an aesthetically beautiful place to live and work -- that’s what we have,” she said. Making his first appearance at a Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce event was New York State Senator Jim Gaughran, who squeezed in a visit to Lisbon Cafe amid the final two weeks of the Legislative session up in Albany. Senator Gaughran beat the incumbent Sen. Carl Marcellino in last November’s election and his district extends to his home of Huntington. Gaughran opened his local Syosset office at 485 Underhill Boulevard on May 1. “I am so grateful to have the opportunity to represent this community and to work with the chamber. One of the committees I serve on at the state level is Economic Development & Small Business. I am looking forward to working with you on how we can pass laws and maybe repeal some laws in Albany to
try and help small businesses more. The big box and chain stores are also a part of our fabric but what I find really important to society today and to Long Island is our small businesses and entrepreneurs. You are building our future, here for this community and for all of the island,” Sen. Gaughran said. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino praised Chamber President Ezdrin for every effort he has seen since he took over as Supervisor 28 months ago. After Saladino spent 16 years as New York State assemblyman, in 2017 he coincidentally came to lead Oyster Bay Town shortly after Ezdrin became Chamber president. “Before I was supervisor it was a very difficult time in the town’s history with enormous capital debt and a $44 million deficit in our operating budget in addition to all our capital debt. Services were declining and we did not have checks and balances. We changed an enormous amount from ideology to structure and finances of the Town in a very short time. In order to make sure there’s a strong financial background in the Town of Oyster Bay, we have See page 12
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Upcoming Events at the Jericho Public Library July 1-August 30
2019 Nassau Library Tour Join the 2019 Nassau Library Tour! Visit as many of Nassau’s public libraries as you can. Take the self-guided tour as a family, a team of friends or go solo. Each library has a unique feature to hunt for, and you’ll earn prizes as you go along. Get started by picking up a map at the Jericho Public Library. For more information, visit: tour.nassaulibrary.org #nassaulibrarytour
Thursday, July 4
The Library will be closed for Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00 PM
Movie: The Last Resort (Documentary) An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera’s lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970’s Miami Beach. Starring Edna Buchanan, Gary Monroe, Susan Gladstone. Not Rated. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM
Talk About Books An Evening Book Discussion with Fran Cohen “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin If you knew the date of your death,
how would you live your life? In this captivating family saga, we explore the line between destiny and choice. Listeners are welcome.
Wednesday, July 10
Bus Trip: Storm King Sculpture Garden There are a few spots left: sign up today at the Circulation Desk Cost: $120 per person - Non Refundable Includes: Narrated tram tour, walking tour, lunch at a waterfront restaurant, transportation and gratuity. Explore the 200 carefully placed sculptures on display at the Storm King Sculpture Garden. Enjoy a narrated tram tour of the inherent beauty of Storm King's dramatic landscape of natural woodlands, native grasses, hills, meadows, wetlands and ponds. This will be followed by a walking tour of some selected sculptures on Museum Hill. Approximate return time 6:30 PM. Please park on the street while away on an all day trip.
Friday, July 12 at 2:00 PM
Movie: The Upside (Comedy/Drama) A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 6 minutes.
Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving For drivers of all ages. Cost: $28 - No Refunds. In person registration ONLY. A check payable to “Empire Safety Council” must be submitted when signing up at the Circulation Desk.
Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Movie: The Mustang (Drama) The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern. Rated R. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 PM
Movie: Memoir of War (Drama) Marguerite must navigate through the hardships of the Liberation after losing her husband and starting a relationship with the enemy during the War. Starring Melanie Thierry, Benoit Magimel, Benjamin Biolay. Subtitles/ French. Not Rated. 2 hours, 7 minutes.
Monday, July 29 at 2:00 PM Movie: Little Women (Drama/Romance)
Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel with a new generation. Starring Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson. Not Rated. 1 hour, 43 minutes.
Wednesday, August 14
Bus Trip: “Annie Get Your Gun” There are a few spots left and open to all: Annie Get Your Gun at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor Cost: $122.00 per person (Non Refundable) Includes: Ticket, transportation and gratuity. Lunch is on your own. Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” is one of the best-loved musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age. It tells the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her tempestuous romance with fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler. Space is limited. Register at the Circulation Desk. Please park on the street while away on an all day trip. Programs will take place at the Jericho Public Library: 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. For more information, go to www. syossetlibrary.org
Syosset School Board to meet The Syosset Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm in South Woods Middle School Auditorium for the monthly meeting and reorganizational meeting of the Board of Education.
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Brianna DiCamillo Troy Douglas Jonathan Escobar Siyan Feng Siyi Gu Nicole Guarino Spencer Hall Cameron Hallaian Spencer Hazen Xiaoxiao Jin Kenneth Katz Luke Kellan Elizabeth Kunkov
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University of Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania State University
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High Point University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Ithaca College Lafayette College
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University of Delaware Drew University
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Syosset fifth-graders advance to secondary level
Berry Hill students proudly display their certificates after the ceremony.
Robbins Lane students are all smiles after receiving their certificates.
On June 18, fifth grade students from the seven Syosset elementary schools participated in moving up ceremonies as they celebrated the culmination of their elementary education and advancement to the secondary level. The students, eager and well-prepared to enter H.B. Thompson or South Woods Middle School this fall, beamed with excitement as they prepared to officially become middle school students. Fifth-graders from A.P. Willits, Berry Hill, J. Irving Baylis, Robbins Lane, South Grove, Village and Walt Whitman kicked off the special occasion by marching into their respective ceremonies in front of family, faculty members, Board trustees and friends.
During the ceremonies, fifth-graders throughout the schools were honored with multiple awards, from academic awards, to recognitions for their participation in student council, NYSSMA, the Nassau All-County Artist program and the character education program PRIDE.Â They were commended not only for educational achievements, but for their strong character development throughout their years at the elementary level. Principals and teachers announced and presented each student with a certificate to recognize their achievement as they advanced from elementary to middle school and wished them well as they continue their educational journeys. Photos courtesy of the Syosset School District
Baylis Principal Lisa Greiner congratulates a student.
Members of the Walt Whitman band receive applause after performing duing the ceremony.
A proud graduating South Grove student with her classmates behind her.
Village students perform â€œAmerica the Beautifulâ€? in sign language.
Willits students are all smiles.
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Caves, Castle Among Astonishing Sights Visited on Guided Bike Tour of Slovenia BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM When I signed up for Biketours. com’s guided eight-day “Emerald Tour of Slovenia’s Gems” bike tour, I was expecting sprawling landscapes and quaint villages. What I wasn’t expecting was to be surprised each day by some unique attraction. Postjana caves, Predjama Castle, Škocjan Caves, the most phenomenal parts of the trip prove not to be above ground, but underground, as we experience what Slovenia’s karst (limestone) geology really means. Day 3: Vrhnika – Postojna (20 miles/32 km or 27 miles/44 km with side trip) Our second day of biking is a bit more demanding as we cycle 36 km up and down over hills, forest roads and a “typical” karst polje (field) with intermittent rain showers. We leave the main tourist routes and ride through the Slovenian countryside, cycling passed the beautiful Slivnica Mountain and the “disappearing” lake of Planina. And if there is a theme for the day, it is about Slovenia’s remarkable natural wonders. We stop in the Rakov Škocjan nature reserve where the Rak River has carved out a beautiful gorge with interesting formations including two natural bridges. This proves just a teaser for what we
Predjama Castle, improbably built into a crevasse halfway up a 123-meter cliff-face, and connecting to a cave system © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com will experience later. Indeed, the spectacular highlight comes after we check in to our hotel, Hotel Kras. We quickly drop our things and walk up to Slovenia’s justifiably most popular tourist attraction, the Postojna Caves.
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Caves, Castle Among Astonishing Sights Visited on Guided Bike Tour of Slovenia Continued from page D1 on to your kids!” just a brief whistle and we’re off). The open railway car speeds us through the narrow, twisting opening more than a mile into the cave, some 120 meters below the surface and I swear, unless you were mindful to keep your head down, you might lose it on a protruding rock face. Rather than a Disney ride, the image that comes to mind (no less surreal) is the frantic train ride Harry Potter takes to escape Gringots. Then we take a guided walk 1.5 km through this fantastic cave system of massive halls, stunning rock formations, stalagmites, stalactites that have been carved by the Pivka River. It is impossible to imagine how the first people explored these caves – it was discovered 1818 and first opened to visitors in 1819. We walk over what is known as the “Russian Bridge,” built by World War I Russian POWs, for tourists. The scale of the halls is not to be believed. They manage to move some 1,500 people through the caves each day on the 1 1/2-hour tour, that ends with a
peek at an aquarium containing the proteus they call a “human fish”, a mysterious creature that lives in dark pools inside the caves – just one of some 100 species that live in this netherworld. Another thrilling rail ride whisks us 2.5 km out of the caves to the surface. (Wear a jacket, the cave is about 10 degrees Celsius, and you need appropriate foot gear.) Day 4: Postojna – Štanjel/ Kodreti (26 miles/42 km or 30 miles/48 km with side trip) It is hard to imagine anything as thrilling as the Postojna caves, but this day’s attraction is also breathtaking and extraordinary. It is foggy when we set out on what will be a 48 km biking day, but becomes sunny and cool. We take a short detour, riding 11 km (much of it uphill), before we arrive at the incredible sight of Predjama Castle, improbably built into a crevasse halfway up a 123-meter cliffface. The impenetrable fortress, first built in 1274 by the Patriarch of Aquileia (I was there! just a week before on the
Stopping to visit a church © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
Venice-Trieste-Istria self-guided bike tour! See bit.ly/2JnF8Su) that looks down at the valley protrudes dramatically into the surrounding basin. It is claimed to be the biggest castle in the world built into a cave. We are enthralled by the story of the vivacious and daring knight, Erasmus, the “Slovenian Robin Hood” who lived here. Erasmus of Lueg, son of the imperial governor of Trieste, Nikolaj Lueger, was lord of the castle in the 15th century and a renowned “robber baron.” As legend has it, Erasmus riled the Habsburg Monarchy when he killed the commander of the imperial army, Marshall Pappenheim, for offending the honor of Erasmus’s deceased friend. He took refuge in the family fortress of Predjama and allying himself with King Mattias Corvinus, attacked Habsburg estates and towns in Carniola. This angered Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III (a Habsburg) who ordered the governor of Trieste, Andrej Ravbar, to capture or kill Erasmus. The enemy’s strategy was to blockade the castle and starve Erasmus out, but they didn’t realize that the castle was actually built at the mouth of a cave, linked to a network of tunnels that provided “a secret path to freedom”. Erasmus had steady access to supplies. He would acquire freshly picked cherries which he would throw at his adversaries to taunt them. Erasmus is revered as a hero for keeping the Austrian army at bay for a year and a day. The self-guided audio tour you listen to as you climb through the warren of rooms is fascinating and learning how Erasmus met his untimely demise (literally caught with his pants down), is worthy of Greek mythology or Hollywood. Apparently, the weak link to Erasmus’ defenses was the lavatory: Someone in the castle was bribed to sig-
nal when Erasmus went to the lavatory, and they launched a cannonball that killed him. (There are stone cannonballs laid out so you can get the picture) “It was never a pleasant place to live in – cold, dark, damp but safe. There was safety but little comfort. In the Middle Ages, safety was most important.” It is fascinating to see how the castle and the cave intertwined the natural and manmade. What you appreciate, as the audio guide notes, is “the inventiveness of Middle Ages people.” For example, a channel chiseled into the rock provided fresh water, which was directed to lower floors. The ruler’s bedroom had the brightest light, and was the most pleasant and the warmest part of the castle. We see the 16th century coat of arms of the family who lived here for 250 years. We visit the castle chapel and the vestry and see how it overlooked the torture chamber (there are sound effects to add atmosphere). The ceiling of the medieval Knight’s Hall was painted with ox blood and there is a small secret room where the family documents were kept safe. I subsequently learn that after the siege and destruction of the original castle, its ruins were acquired by the Oberburg family. In 1511, the second castle, built by the Purgstall family was destroyed in an earthquake. In 1567, Archduke Charles of Austria leased the castle to Baron Philipp von Cobenzl, The castle we see today was built in 1570 in the Renaissance style, pressed up against the cliff under the original Medieval fortification. The castle has remained in this form, virtually unchanged, to the present day. In the 18th century, it became one of the favorite summer residences of the Cobenzl family, among them the Austrian statesman and famous art See page D5
Dinner served at Hisa posebne sorte in Stanjel © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com The incomparable Postjana Caves © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
The real question is: To golf or not to golf? BY CLAIRE LYNCH I’ve spent the past few months watching golfers tool around the various good courses and as an observer of these duffers I’ve come up with a few conclusions. Each golfer approaches his or her game differently. Each golfer seems to bring a certain perspective to their game. I like taking leisurely drives in my car, like just getting away from it all for a while, and what’s prettier than a beautifully manicured golf course? Recently I drove around aimlessly then pulled over and stopped when I saw some foursomes come along on the links. Certain golfers seemed to have spread the dress code among themselves - what works for them is colorful solid shirts, khaki or dark brown shorts and practical golfers’ shoes. A comfortable golf shoe is a must. Other foursomes looked a little more haphazard in their dress approaches but they surprised me with their technical skills at golf so I looked beyond any “fashion faux pas.” Watching them swing their golf clubs effortlessly was a dream come true for me. I like the beauty of the sport. I like watching golf best when the golfers make it look like fun. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been known to play a round or two of miniature golf but I recognize the fact that there’s a big difference between miniature golf and real golf. Playing 18 holes of real golf takes stamina, endurance and a lot more patience that I have on a typical day. So instead I enjoy watching the seri-
ous duffers - those people who go out in their golf carts in all sorts of weather, those people who want to enjoy their rounds of golf then pack it up and have a companionable lunch afterwards with their fellow golfers. That makes me an observer. Many times I stepped out of my car and leaned against it, relaxing as I watched them swing away then follow the little ball around the golf course. Observing the golfers while I felt the wind in my hair and the sun on my face was a good way to spend a morning. When the drivers swung their golf clubs clumsily or stood off balance on the greens I cringed and hung my head. It was hard to watch. It didn’t look too good. At other times some of the golfers hacked away at the green and left some ugly divots for the greens crew to repair later that day. It seemed unconscionable to me but I guess divots are often part of the sport. Watching a golfer chase his ball into the forest wasn’t much fun either. These things happen, however. They’re all part of the game. Playing well may be subjective to some people but there is a certain finesse that goes with the sport. There should be anyway. When standing on the green and driving the golf ball the golfers should plant their feet, hold the golf club firmly but not too tightly, relax their shoulders and hips, then concentrate and swing. When the ball takes off and goes sailing along like a bluebird in flight that’s a good sign. It’s a sight to behold. Tiger Woods is one of the best golfers
and over the course of the past 35 years we’ve all had a chance to watch him play. Born in California in 1975, Tiger’s real name is Eldrick Tont Woods. His father gave him the nickname Tiger. Tiger is the child of an AfricanAmerican father, Earl, and a Thai mother, Kultida “Tida.” The athletic Earl was his teacher and mentor for years. Earl was a single-digit handicap amateur golfer who also was one of the earliest African-American college baseball players at Kansas State University. Tiger’s father was a member of the military and had playing privileges at the Navy golf course beside the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos which allowed Tiger to play there. Tiger also played at the par 3 Heartwell golf course in Long Beach, Calif., as well as some of the municipals golf courses in Long Beach. A naturally gifted player, he took up golfing at a very young age and soon became a prodigy in the truest sense of the word. Tiger was taking swings with his golf club on a TV program when he was two years old. He shot a 48 over nine holes at age three. At five he appeared in “Golf Digest” and on ABC’s “That’s Incredible!” A few years later he
showed off his golfing skills on the TV show “Good Morning America.” At the age of 15, in 1991, he became the youngest winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. He also captured the 1992 and 1993 Junior Amateur titles. In 1994 he came from six holes behind to win the first of his three consecutive U.S. Amateur Championships. Tiger enrolled at Stanford University in 1994 and won the collegiate title in 1996. He spent two years at Stanford as an economics major. After claiming his third U.S. Amateur title, Tiger left college and turned professional in August 1996. Playing as a pro in eight PGA events in 1996, he won two titles and was named the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year. In 1997, Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was his first major championship and he won it 12 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Kite. He won back-to-back Masters titles in 2001 and 2002. In 2001 he began with a bogey on the difficult, par-4 first hole, but quickly bounced back with a birdie on #3 and then didn’t see the wrong side of par the rest of the tournament. See page D5
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A “Duffer” Is Actually Defined As … In general golfers have gotten the nickname of duffers but I’ve discovered that the word has a few different connotations. The word “duffer” is probably from the Scottish word “duffer” meaning a “dull person.” A “bad golfer” became known as a duffer. In 1842 it was recorded as such. Words change, however. Over the years the word has evolved and every so often I’ll see a sign for “Duffer’s Grill” or some such place. Some golf misnomers: Anything doesn’t go in golf. It’s not a free for all, not a careless game of swinging the club and hoping for the best. Not a wish and a prayer that the ball doesn’t end up in the pond. It should land as close to the hole as possible. Golfers have two, three or four tries to get the ball in the hole. Whatever the par is. If it’s par 3 and they get it in the hole in 2 shots that’s a birdie. If it’s par 4 and they get it in the hole in 2 shots that’s an eagle. If it’s par 4 and they get the golf ball in the hole in 5 swings that’s a bogey. Bogeys aren’t good but they happen. There’s a certain intelligence, discipline and grace that golfers should bring to the game. Many experts agree that the dividing line between a golfer and a duffer has traditionally been and still is a score of 90 or above. If you’re more than 90, you’re a duffer, according to americangolf.com. A player who shoots above 90 is probably making half those shots on the green - so spending 75% of your time practicing your drive isn’t going to improve your game dramatically. Learning the fundamentals of the game including stance, grip, posture and alignment are key. Some players who want to improve take lessons. The professionals say that you can significantly improve your game by working on the shots that matter the most, which is concentrating specifically on your short game.
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German Pensioner Thinks She’s Being Cheated By US Social Security BY TOM MARGENAU
Q: I am 66 years old. Even though I am now a U.S. citizen, I spent the first 30 years of my adult life living and working in Germany. But I have lived and worked in the U.S. for the past 15 years. I get a generous retirement pension from the German Social Security system. And I was shocked to learn that my U.S. Social Security benefit will be reduced by an unfair law called the “windfall elimination provision.” I have paid taxes in this country for 15 years. So I earned every penny of my already small Social Security retirement pension. How dare they reduce it even further! Where is the windfall I am supposedly getting? I see that there is a bill in Congress that has bipartisan support to repeal this unjust law. If that doesn’t work, I plan to file a class action lawsuit to get what is rightfully mine. In the meantime, at least I should be able to get some of my husband’s Social Security. A: I don’t think you are being treated unfairly. And I hope that after I explain the windfall elimination provision law, you will agree. Also, I will comment on your class action lawsuit plans and on the possibility of you collecting spousal benefits on your husband’s record. To understand WEP, I’ll first familiarize you with one of the tenets of our Social Security system. One key goal of that program is to give a financial boost to low-income retirees. How that is accomplished is with a retirement benefit formula that is skewed to give poor people a higher rate of return when comparing their income and the taxes they pay with the Social Security check they receive. The retirement formula is too complicated to explain in a short newspaper column. Here is a simplified version. The average middle-class worker in this country will get a Social Security benefit that represents about 40% of his or her average pre-retirement earnings. A very poor person could get up to a 90% return rate. That doesn’t mean that a poor person gets a higher Social Security benefit. But it does mean he or she will get a better rate of return comparing the taxes they paid with the benefit they will receive. And here’s the deal. You look like one of these poor people to the Social Security Administration computers. Why? Because you have only 15 years of earnings on your Social Security record. As far as the system knows, you spent the rest of your life unemployed or not working. So when your Social Security retirement benefit is initially calculated, you get that 90% return rate intended for a the very lowest income workers in this country. That’s the “windfall.” But the fact is, you’re not poor. You’ve worked all your life and you get a nice pension from the German Social Security system. I bet you could be considered a comfortably middle-class person in this country. So you should get the same U.S.
Social Security return rate that all other middle-class people get. And that’s what the WEP formula does. In a nutshell, it takes you from that 90% poor person’s rate to the 40% middle-class rate. I hope you can see that your benefit is not being unjustly cut. The WEP formula merely gives you the same benefit rate as all other middle-class people. You mentioned that there is a bill in Congress to eliminate the WEP. Actually, bills to eliminate the WEP have been introduced in every Congress since the law was passed in the mid 1980s. And every single time, the bill is defeated. Why? Because when the law is analyzed and explained (as I just did in this column), lawmakers recognize the WEP is fair and decide not to repeal it. You may wonder why new bills are introduced every year to eliminate WEP. Well, I don’t want to get too cynical, but let’s just say there are more than a few lawmakers who are looking to gain votes from those affected by the WEP law. That includes some foreign pensioners like you, but primarily involves about 10% of all retired public employees in this country. Like me. As a retired federal employee who gets a nice civil service pension, I also get a small Social Security benefit that has been reduced by the windfall elimination provision. So, good luck with the civil lawsuit. Because in the extremely remote chance that you win your case, not only will you get a few extra bucks from Social Security, but guys like me, with generous public retirement pensions, will get an increased Social Security check with a return rate intended for the poorest people in this country. Finally, let me bring up the point you made about possibly being able to collect spousal benefits on your husband’s Social Security record. There is a chance that might happen. And if it does, you can count yourself lucky. You will be getting benefits almost no one else in this country can get. So let me explain that. If you have worked and get your own Social Security retirement check, that monthly benefit offsets (dollar for dollar) any spousal benefits you might be due on a husbands or wife’s Social Security account. And if you think about it, that offset makes sense. Spousal benefits are classified as “dependent’s” benefits. In other words, you normally need to be financially dependent on your husband or wife to get spousal benefits from him or her. If you’ve worked and earned your own Social Security retirement pension, you generally won’t get spousal benefits. In the past, people who have worked and paid into a non-Social Security retirement system (for example, old federal employees like me and public employees and teachers in some states), were able to collect our own public retirement benefit and get a “dependent” spousal benefit from our husband’s or wife’s Social Security account. But a law called the “government pension offset” prevents that from happening -- and rightfully so.
But for some reason I can’t explain, Congress did not include foreign pensioners in the GPO law. So I can’t get a husband’s benefit on my wife’s Social Security record because of my civil service retirement benefit offsets it. And a retired teacher in Texas can’t get a wife’s benefit on her husband’s Social Security record because her Texas teacher’s retirement pension offsets it. But you will be able to get what you
yourself called a “generous” retirement benefit from Germany, AND you will be able to get a “dependent” spousal benefit from your husband’s Social Security. Frankly, I just don’t think that is fair! If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM
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The real question is: To golf or not to golf? Continued from page D3 In 2002, Woods joined Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo as the only players in Masters history to win the tournament in back-to-back years. Tiger typically hits drives of more than 300 yards. He is well known for his long game. His expert putting and chipping have made him famous and just as importantly, he has a reputation for mental toughness. In 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, announced that Woods would be inducted into the California Hall of Fame. He was inducted December 5, 2007, at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento. In December 2009, Woods was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the Associated Press. He was named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year a record-tying four times, and is one of only two people to be named “Sports Illustrated” Magazine’s Sportsman of the Year more than once. The second person is LeBron James.
(wikipedia.org) Since Tiger Woods’ record-breaking win at the 1997 Masters, he has been the biggest name in golf and his presence in tournaments has drawn a huge fan following. He is credited with promoting interest in new PGA tournament audiences and for drawing the largest TV ratings in golf history. In May 2019, following his 2019 Masters Tournament win, Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Donald Trump. About the sport Tiger Woods has said, “I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.” I was reading an article in “Golf Magazine” recently where the interviewer asked Dennis Quaid about his favorite sport. When he’s not making a movie or appearing in a commercial on TV, Quaid, a Texas native, likes to unwind
with a round of golf. Quaid is a five handicap golfer. When asked who the best actor he has ever played golf with, he immediately replied Jack Wagner - a famous character on “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Santa Barbara” and “Melrose Place.” Jack Wagner has said that he likes to golf because “it is challenging every day.” Wagner is a two-time champion of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. And when Dennis Quaid was asked about the best professional golfer he’s seen? “Freddy Couples,” Quaid quickly replied. “He’s got the most beautiful, fluid swing” of any golfer he’s ever seen. In his prime, Fred Couples, a native of Seattle, Wash., could drive that golf ball a long ways off the tee - and make it look as easy as could be. Fred Couples has said, “I caddied for a guy who was a very good player, and he gave me a set of clubs, just a starter set: 5-iron, 7-iron, 9-iron, putter and driver. I just loved it. How I developed my swing was to just
grab a club and start banging balls.” He adds that he doesn’t try to think too much about golf. When he plays, he just plays. Everyone likes being outside on some beautiful sunny days and golfing with friends is a nice way to spend some time on a morning or an afternoon. Whenever a sudden downpour of rain showers came I watched the foursomes pull over on the greens, sit two to each cart and pop open their large, brightly-colored umbrellas. Those umbrellas formed a practical barrier between them and Mother Nature. The golfers always seemed to wait patiently for the rain to stop - more patiently than I ever would. I’d be stretched out comfortably in my car listening to the radio and singing along to the songs. If I was hungry I’d have a little snack and a cold drink while waiting for the golfers to resume their games. After a while the sun would emerge again and I’d see the golfers fold up their umbrellas, grab some golf clubs and start playing again. That’s what it’s all about.
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Caves, Castle Among Astonishing Sights Visited on Guided Bike Tour of Slovenia Continued from page D2 Medieval fortification. The castle has remained in this form, virtually unchanged, to the present day. In the 18th century, it became one of the favorite summer residences of the Cobenzl family, among them the Austrian statesman and famous art collector Philipp von Cobenzi and the diplomat Count Ludwig von Cobenzi. Count Michael Coronini von Cronberg inherited the castle in 1810; it was sold to the Windischgratz family in 1846, who remained its owners until the end of World War II, when it was nationalized by the Yugoslav Communist government and turned into a museum. The 37E for a combo ticket (with the Postojna cave park and castle) is definitely worth it. We bike in the countryside through small villages (“Slovenian flat “ - rolling terrain- as our guide Vlasta calls it). Quaint homes are decorated with flowers. Vlasta says that locals are in competition with each other for the best floral decorations. Stopping for a picture of flowers that decorate houses, we find ourselves in front of a World War II memorial. Vlasta uses it as a teaching moment to explain some of the history of Slovenia and Tito: “Slovenians were against Hitler after Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia,” she tells us. “Tito later broke with Stalin – allowed freer movement (things were never as bad as in Soviet Union). People
could move freely, could go to Trieste to buy Western goods. There was some self-management.” She adds, “People always wanted democracy but some say things were better under Communism. Today, there is free enterprise but there is also rising income inequality, unemployment, young people can’t get jobs or afford houses,” she says, sounding a familiar refrain. “Slovenians used to like to own their own house but mortgages were affordable; now too much. Now, you may have three generations living in the same house.” We stop in front of one of the oldest houses to appreciate the architecture, and again, the use of flowers as decoration. At another stop, she points to a flag hoisted on top of a tree pole to signify a marriage in the village. We stop for lunch at a delightful restaurant, where we eat at tables outside, under a walnut tree – Vlasta says women used to take the black for hair dye and to make schnapps (“Of course, Slovenians make everything into schnapps”). The restaurant has page after page of items with truffles; I enjoy the fish soup immensely. Riding through vineyards, we meet a woman biking with her two children whose family owns these 500 Riesling vines. She tells us that the family comes together to pick the grapes – it takes 4 hours – and produce 600 liters of wine. We arrive at a charming guest house, Hisa posebne sorte, in Stanjel,
at 4 pm, having biked 48 km for the day. The guest house was built in 1991, a modern representation of karst architecture using old stones. The cellar, which serves as the restaurant, is a large open arch, absolutely gorgeous, decorated with their daughter’s sculpture (Teacurksorta.com), which I learn also was part of the “dragon” exhibition at the castle museum I visited on my arrival in Ljubljana. The guesthouse offers a set dinner menu which this evening consists of zucchini soup, fresh baked bread, a pork dish, and a delectable dessert using the juice from forest fruits. Along the way, we have seen vineyards, farms, orchards of apples, pears, plums, figs. The attractions along the Emerald tour of Slovenia are what make this 8-day bike tour so special. The climbs - the ups and downs of Slovenian hills make the ride a bit physical but certainly manageable without an e-bike. There is not a lot of English spoken (except in the facilities that accommodate tourists) and it is hard to read the language, but that just makes Slovenia more exotic, more interesting, and you find other ways to connect, but it makes Slovenia a biking destination better suited to guided than self-guided tour. (I booked this 8-day “Emerald Tour of Slovenia’s Gems” guided bike tour through BikeTours.com, a broker which has an excellent catalog of well-priced guided and self-guided bike and bike/
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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish is Not-to-be-Missed Theater Experience; Off-Broadway Run Extended to Jan. 5 BY KAREN RUBIN, DAVID LEIBERMAN & LAINI MIRANDA, TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM
So often, when reviving a theater icon like Fiddler on the Roof, there is the need to find a new, unique, creative way to make it their own, to reinterpret, re-envision to give new audiences a different entry way. And too often, that manipulation warps or distorts what made the theatrical experience so precious to begin with. But you don’t have to insert modern inventions into Fiddler for its moral, both universal and specific, to be relevant to today’s audiences. In fact, it is much more profound to be transported back to that time, 1904, for its truth to be fully realized.
Fiddler on the Roof has that most important aspect of a true classic, to touch every emotion, make you see things more insightfully, to have a real moral to the story, and leave you a better, more understanding person afterward – and be entertained. Directed by Oscar and Tony Awardwinner Joel Grey, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (in Yiddish, A Fidler Afn Dakh) adds new depth and dimension to this heartwrenching story of a community struggling to balance traditions against the forces and threats of a changing world. The little town of Anatevka reverberates with the sounds of mame-loshn (ancestral language). Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, brings you closer, more engaged, immerses you. The experience seems even more authentic, more intimate.
Partly this is because the Yiddish language, is so expressive – some of the earliest musicals in New York were in Yiddish (Yiddish theater thrived in New York between 1888 and the 1920s; there is even a Museum of Yiddish Theater, www. museumofyiddishtheater.org) – and in a surprising way even familiar. There are words we New Yorkers know very well (meshuganah comes up a lot), and it seems every so often the Yiddish word is similar to English. But you can follow along, operastyle, with titles (in English and Russian!). But it is also because Yiddish is the mame-loshn, the ancestral language. It
played by Steven Skybell (who won the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor) is more sensitive, loving, nuanced than the character is usually played. The Jews of Anatevka are clad all in grey, white and black – as if looking back in time at old photos or film, or perhaps as letters out of a book – only the Russians have a touch of red and Fiadkah’s outfit is sufficiently differentiated from his erstwhile comrades. The set is sparse, but you don’t even realize it – long strips of what looks like parchment of Torah scrolls with one with the only world, in Hebrew lettering, Torah that binds the community throughout the
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A standing ovation for the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, now playing at Stage 42, offBroadway in New York City through Jan. 5, 2020 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
“She brightens up our day with her smile,” Virginia Titterton says of her beautiful granddaughter Avery Micha, who will be 3 in September. Micha loves animals, especially her family’s 2 dogs & enjoys visiting & feeding farm animals. She loves to sing, dance & pick out books to be read to her at night. She knows shapes, colors & the alphabet & loves to help Mommy cook.
gives the story more authenticity. You are there, in this place so far away. Perhaps you even understand the challenge when the inhabitants of this village, indeed all the Jews from all the villages, are driven from their homes on three days notice to a strange place where they will understand no one and no one will understand them. One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Fiddler on The Roof, based on Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman stories, features the sensational music by Jerry Bock, meaningful lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and smart book by Joseph Stein, with original New York stage production directed and choreographed by the great Jerome Robbins. This production, brilliantly directed by Joel Grey, has staging and new choreography by Stas Kimec, and is presented in a marvelously intimate theater, Stage 42 – you are at the wedding, in the saloon, in Tevye and Golde’s bedroom for his nightmare; the orchestra is behind the actors on stage, behind the curtain, not between the audience and the actors. We noticed just small deviations from the original book, and a new song that emerges from Pertshik’s biblical lesson, that enhance the experience (not too smart or gimmicky), but otherwise, it is gloriously faithful to one of the best musical theater works ever created. The direction by Joel Grey is exquisite – just the right timing, emphasis, emotion. These characters seem more approachable, especially without distractions of a complicated set. The Tevye character,
ages and is the underpinning to tradition. That hones the message but also focuses attention on the people. The staging and choreography is fabulous – there are all our favorites: the bottle dance at the wedding; the Russian dance. I loved the way the dream sequence is staged. The voices and acting of a brilliant company are sensational. And most importantly, a timeless tale more important than ever that needs to be told in these times. The original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, was the first musical theater production in history to surpass 3,000 performances, won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year and has performed in every metropolitan city in the world from Paris to Beijing. The Yiddish translation, so artfully crafted by Israeli actor/director Shraga Friedman, was originally performed in Israel in 1965 just one year after its Broadway debut. Born in Warsaw, Friedman was a native Yiddish speaker who escaped wartorn Europe with his family and made their way to Tel Aviv in 1941. “Well acquainted with the works of Sholem Aleichem, Friedman used his translation to infuse Fiddler with rich literary references to the original Yiddish stories.” The NYTF production, which was originally staged at the Museum of Jewish
Heritage, marks the first time the Yiddish version has been performed in the United States. There is no problem following what is going on – much like opera, there are supertitles in English and Russian on both sides of the stage throughout the entire performance that translate what is being said or sung on stage in real time. The show is so familiar that it isn’t even necessary, but I enjoyed reading the nuances of difference. And the great surprise is how familiar some of the words are, either because Yiddish expressions have entered the vernacular (at least in New York), or because of the connection to English. This production of Fiddler on the Roof is the winner of the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Revival, a 2019 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Special
Citation, and star Steven Skybell is the winner of the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, as well as numerous nominations for Joel Grey as director, for orchestration, Lucille Lortel nominee for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jackie Hoffman. Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, a production of the remarkable National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), began its life with a celebrated run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where it had been extended multiple times and played its final performance on December 30, 2018. This production at the Stage 42 Theater has been extended multiple times as well, and now is extended again, through January 5, 2020. NYTF has its own remarkable history: founded in 1915 the award-winning NYTF is the longest continuously producing
Yiddish theater company in the world and offers regular productions. The company is presenting a season of four mainstage productions, concerts and readings curated to accompany the exhibit Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. now on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through Jan. 3, 2020 (https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/ auschwitz/). Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is a theater experience not to be missed. Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is at Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York, NY, 10036. For the most current performance schedule and tickets, see http://fiddlernyc.com. Tickets are on sale for performances through Jan. 5, 2020. (https://nytf.org/fiddler-on-the-roof/ _____________________________
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Do you have the proper insurance coverage on your home & cars? BY PHILIP A. RAICES
atching the deluge of rainfall, lightning and thunder around 11pm the other night made me think of my homeowner insurance policies and did I have enough to cover damages from the environment, eg. rain, water and floods, tornadoes, trees falling on my home and even someone tripping and hurting themselves on my property; or even a seller’s home that is on the market for sale. I recall 43 years ago, when I was selling my first home (my wife reminded me about it in the past) that a real estate agent broke her toe, on the bricks supporting my wood burning stove in our living room. The insurance company did cover whatever had to be paid. But it was a wakeup call to make sure our policies going forward had the necessary coverage and/ or umbrella policy to keep us in a safe zone without paying for coverages that we didn’t need. I will not go in depth on specifics in this column about what may or may not be covered, since I am not a licensed insurance broker (but you can talk to my insurance agent for a consult, if looking for a new policy or if you have any questions about your current coverage). Coverages can vary from policy to policy and what may or may not be covered has many variables and exceptions. My thoughts have always been to have the proper coverages up to a certain point of what we and our insurance broker, deemed necessary and beneficial. Sometimes homeowner insurance might not been sufficient enough to cover those things that occur in todays’ crazy weather and with climate change, more frequent tornadoes and flooding, (mostly outside our immediate area), one must be cog-
nizant of what their real needs might be; and to check and price policies once a year, just to see if there might be some savings. You might be paying more than necessary on certain insurance that you may or may not really require, under your specific circumstance and situation of homeownership. There obviously is differences in coverage if you have a single family, multi-family, condominium, home owner association or co-op. Even if you are a tenant, you should consider spending a few hundred dollars per year to cover your personal possessions in the event of loss or theft, since your landlord’s coverage will not cover your stuff. I am amazed at the number of people who do not have the proper coverage based on what my and other insurance brokers have conveyed to me. Many older homeowners are over insured, because some policies have had a built-in percentage increase each year, besides other increases that may occur. When you bought your home way back when, the price of a home was much, much less and the bank required a certain amount of coverage. However, land will never burn, just your home will; so you may have excess coverage, due to the increases, that you currently do not need. It’s the replacement cost of the structure that needs to be insured, beside liability and whatever other coverages you may need to protect you from being sued. Even your auto insurance can be excessive and you should know the amounts of coverage you have and
need. I will not advise you on how much you really should have, again, since I am not licensed to provide that information. Every situation is different and what you have in assets and what your business or job is, may have an integral effect on the coverage you will need to carry. However, my suggestion, as explained to me by insurance brokers, is to review your policies each and every year to make adjustments, as needed, to make sure you are more than adequately covered on your home and auto insurance policies. I personally happen to have high deductibility on my policies, to keep my policy premiums as low as possible without sacrificing my necessary limits of liability and replacement costs. I don’t say this is for everyone; but if you have had no claims in the last 3 years, you might want to check your policies and see if higher deductibles would work for you, assuming you feel comfortable doing that and the savings can be excellent. It all depends on your risk tolerance, claims history and other variables with respect to your homeowner’s policies. Auto insurance is not much different and will depend on how many moving violation tickets and damage claims you have over 1-3 years and how close together they were to have a minor or major effect your premiums. You have to decide how much coverage is needed and necessary based on your particular situations as well as the age of your children who are of driving age living at home. Lastly, homeowners insurance is so critical to have the proper coverage and amounts; so if in the event some-
one sues you (as they did me years ago), you will be covered. Especially when selling and having many buyers visit your home, is when your exposure can be the greatest! So check your policy before putting your home on the market. Most important, this is where your insurance broker should be contacted yearly to go over all your policies, whether it’s your primary residence or any investment properties, because tenants can sue you too; that is why you should always require all your tenants to have their own policies with you as a person of interest or your corporation as an additional insured with your corporate name; so in the event they cause damage that can be proved, their insurance policy will most likely cover the damage. However, always discuss with your insurance broker for more details and information. Better to be safe than sorry! Philip A. Raices is the owner/Broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 Great Neck. He has earned designations as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute and a Certified International Property Specialist. Receive regular “free” updates of sold homes in your area and a “free” Comparative Market Analysis” of what your home would sell for in today’s market or search on: WWW.Li-RealEstate.Com If you would like to receive a digital copy or a printed copy of “Unlocking the Secrets of Real Estate’s New Market Reality Or “Our Seller’s Guide for “Things to Consider When Selling Your Home” just email or snail me (regular mail) with your name, email and cell number. He can be reached by email, at:Phil@ TurnKeyRealEstate.Com, or by cell: (516) 647-4289.
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HOW CAN 1 PERSON SAVE 100 CATS? EASY - SPAY-JUST ONE. And that’s what Last Hope’s going to ask you to do. Kitten Season is Just About to Begin……
At times, the overflowing feral cat population on Long Island seems an insurmountable problem to animal advocates. But, when we remember feral cats are really “Community Cats”, we can see a compassionate way to alleviate the problem. The Feral Cat Surplus creates suffering….Suffering initially caused by callous people abandoning tame cats into the community. But when kind people in the community work TOGETHER, we can decrease the feral population by preventing more kittens from being born. Each breeding feral represents a future family tree of at least 100 more ferals- when you consider a female can get pregnant before 5 months old; a cat can get pregnant again while nursing; a cat can have 2 to 3 litters a year and within months the Mom’s kittens begin reproducing. It costs Last Hope about $40 to spay/neuter each feral for Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR). Join our Community Cats Campaign: Please consider sponsoring “Just One” Spay by donating $40 via our PayPal link: below: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RTA2ULMQMTN8N or by writing a $40 check to Last Hope (with “Just One” on the subject line), mailed to Last Hope, PO Box 7025, Wantagh, NY 11793. (Feel free to sponsor “Just Two” or more.) Last Hope will do the “leg work” and take care of the vetting. We’ll be updating a Cat Counter of the current total # of “Just One” Spay /Neuters. If 1 person can save 100 cats by spaying “Just One”… Imagine how many cats we can save from a life sentence as a feral when we work together as a Community of Cat Caretakers. THANK YOU for your Support!
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Flood Mosquitoes BY JEFF RUGG Many areas have continued to experience heavy rains recently, and a number of places are still flooded from previous storms. This will lead to the next natural phenomenon: mosquitoes. Of course, mosquitoes occur every summer, but there are some things you can do about them. There are about 200 species of mosquitoes in North America. The biggest problem is not that they are annoying, but they can transmit many deadly, viral diseases and parasites to people, pets and livestock. Great strides have been made to reduce some diseases such as malaria. Other ones like the West Nile virus have moved from Africa to the United States. Mosquitoes also transmit several varieties of encephalitis and the nematode that causes heartworms in dogs. Container-breeding mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. Anything that will hold water for more than a week can produce mosquitoes. Eggs are laid on or near the water surface and hatch within a few days. A couple hundred of them together look like a quarter-inch speck of dust floating on the water. The adults hatch from a pupa stage that lasts one to four days, and they live for a week or two. The male mosquito drinks nectar from flowers and does not bother people. The female must drink some blood before she can produce any eggs. Some species prefer mammals while some prefer birds, but they will take what comes their way. Most species prefer feeding in low light levels, such as at night, during the late evening or early morning, or in the shade. Controlling mosquitoes needs to begin with making sure they do not hatch. Do you or your neighbors have any of the following potential mosquito nurseries? These can include old tires; buckets; a swimming pool (even a tiny one); rain gutters; a flat roof; leaking faucets; an air conditioner unit puddle; a birdbath; a fountain; a pond with no fish; puddles; tree holes; a low area flooded by sump pump water or a septic tank; animal water bowls; irrigation water that puddles; flowerpots with saucers; or any other thing left outside that collects water.
The easy way to fix the problem is to drain every one of these locations at least weekly. Any puddle that lasts for more than four days could produce mosquitoes. In locations that cannot be drained, the best way to kill mosquitoes is at the larval stage. A safe, nontoxic way to control mosquitoes is to use a product containing a biological larvicide called Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis). There are several brands that use Bti, and some of them have a slow-release method of dispersal. Mosquito Dunks by Summit Chemical Co. have been around the longest, and I have found these work very well. They look like small, compressed, sawdust doughnuts that float on water and kill mosquito larvae before they become flying, biting, disease-spreading adults. The bacteria are ingested by
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NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF THE NRZ PASS-THROUGH TRUST V, Plaintiff AGAINST FLOR ANGELA NEIRA SCHWARZ AKA FLOR ANGELA SCHWARZ IF LIVING, AND IF HE/SHE BE DEAD, 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 WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, E X E C U T O R S , ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, 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, E X E C U T O R S , ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 06, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on July 09, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 55 JUNEAU BOULEVARD, WOODBURY, NY 11797. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 13, BLOCK 73, LOT 47. Approximate amount of judgment $980,861.10 plus inter-
LEGAL NOTICES est and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 15-000877. DOROTHY R. LOCASCIO, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 SYO 4282 4X 06/07,14,21,28 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1, Pltf. vs. GIRJADAYAL GAYADIN A/K/A GAYADIN GIRJADAYAL, et al, Defts. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered April 24, 2078, I will sell at publication auction on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY prem. k/a 45 Adams Street, Oyster Bay, NY a/k/a Section 27, Block 1, Lot 203. Said property beginning at a point in the Southerly side of Adams Street, which said point of beginning is 179.76 ft. Easterly from the intersection of the Southerly side of Adams Street with the Easterly side of Lexington Avenue; and from said point of beginning; being a plot 62.50 ft. x 157.23 ft. x 62.21 ft. x 163.26 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $807,112.69 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction. com or call (800) 280-2832. Index #000093/14. KEVIN GLYNN, Referee. COHN & ROTH, Attys. For Pltf., 100 East Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY. #97147 SYO 4290 4X 06/28,07/05,12,19 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DBA, CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR CARLSBAD FUNDING MORTGAGE TRUST, Plaintiff -against-
DONALD H. GABIS, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated August 21, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at (CCP) Calendar Control Part Court Room of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on July 30, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. premises situate, lying and being at Syosset, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of Humphrey Drive, distant 200 feet Southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of Humphrey Drive and the Southerly side of Edward Drive; being a plot 50 feet by 193.77 feet by 50.12 feet by 190.35 feet. Section: 15 Block: E Lots: 14 and 15 Said premises known as 15 HUMPHREY DRIVE, SYOSSET, NY Approximate amount of lien $378,945.94 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Index Number 002012/2014. CHARLES CASOLARO, ESQ., Referee David A. Gallo & Associates LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 99 Powerhouse Road, First Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 File# 7254.8525 SYO 4291 4X 06/28,07/05,12,19 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HENG XING 3719 LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 03/06/2019 Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 33 Kettlepond Rd., Jericho, NY 11753 which is also the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity. JNJ 7919 6X 06/14,21,28,07/05,12,19
Business community gets support of local elected officials From page 4 paid off the entire $44 million deficit in our operating budget. As long as I am the supervisor, there will never be a deficit again in this town. And we did that while cutting the Town portion of taxes in 2018 by $1.3 million, then we froze taxes for 2019 by another $1.3 million. That’s $2.6 million in your pockets and checking accounts and less in the Town’s....We are committed to continuing the economic boom that we’re seeing in the Town and working with each and every one of you. Our ideology is that we work for you,” Saladino told Chamber members and guests. Supervisor Saladino added the good news that the Town of Oyster Bay’s bond rating has improved back to investment grade from prior “junk bond” status. He said the independent audit of TOBAY finances and operational spending comes out in late June and that will reflect the many improvements. “Then we will expect another bond rating increase,” he said. Councilman Thomas Hand has 35 years of experience in the corporate world, and he’s attended almost every Chamber business grand opening in Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho since taking over the Town Board vacancy left by Syosset’s Chris Coschignano in May 2017, and then successfully being re-elected that November. After 16 years’ public service and leaving the Town Board, Coschignano now serves on the Syosset Woodbury Chamber’s board of directors. On June 10 Hand greeted dozens of Chamber members that he’s met at prior events, and then told them the story of how he first became involved with government eight years ago with an issue in his hometown of Massapequa, and as a commissioner on the Massapequa Water District concerned about the Navy Grumman plume. “Our local communities were in an uproar, Farmingdale and Hicksville, Bethpage. I was reaching out to everybody
I could, but only one person was able to listen to me and listen very intently. That was our state assemblyman at the time, Joe Saladino. I am very happy he took the reins and ran with it with all the information coming forward about that. We are working with Governor Cuomo, we (New York State) must take a $585 million cost hit, but we are suing the principal responsible parties. It was then-Assemblyman Saladino who rallied the troops to get this taken care of,” Councilman Hand explained. Nassau County Legislator and Syosset native Joshua Lafazan said the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce has always made a difference in his life; other than time at college or seminars and events, Syosset is the only home Lafazan ever had. “The fact that we have relationships between the county, town and village means that government is working in Nassau County. That’s a privilege. I live in Syosset and grew up in Syosset Schools for 13 years, and our small businesses helped fund those schools. I have great memories of being downtown in Cardinali Bakery in Syosset with my friends on Saturday nights. Or I have memories of walking around Jackson Avenue and living in a vibrant and safe community because our local businesses had invested in us,” he explained. Lafazan’s fellow County Legislator Arnold Drucker commented that Charo Ezdrin, Maureen Nickel, and other leaders are a very inspiring part of the community. Local elected officials are enthused to see the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce still accepting sponsorships and promotions as it gears up for the 2019 Syosset Street Fair downtown, scheduled for Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information please contact the Chamber at 516-307-1330 or visit their website, SyossetChamber.com.
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On View at the Syosset Public Library Anthony D’Avino, Super Realist Painter
Jul. 6 – Jul. 28, 2019 Anthony D’Avino’s art will be exhibited in the library’s art gallery from July 6 through July 31. Open to the public. Since his retirement from teaching art, Anthony has been actively pursuing his fine arts career. Described as a “super-realist”, Anthony D’Avino’s style goes beyond representation and captures a charm and joy through color and composition. His recent work, based on his antique toy collection, evokes nostalgia for growing up in 1950s New York, the colorful toys, and weekend adventures of his childhood, as well as roadside attractions like western-themed “Dodge City”.
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Jericho High School celebrates the Class of 2019 at Commencement
Jericho High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2019 celebrated commencement on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Tilles Center. The graduates had a very impressive year. The Class of 2019 received many awards and accolades, and also were involved in many com-
munity service activities, raising a great deal of funds for various charities. Congratulations to Jericho High School Class of 2019! Photos by Denise Nash
Jericho High School Class of 2019!
Pictured from left to right are valedictorians Zachary Rosenfeld, Danielle Weisenfeld, Jiaqi Zhang and Ethan Reiser.
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HS Principal Joan Rosenberg leads the processional out of the Tilles Center.
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Sold Price: $1,039,000 Date: 06/18/2019 5 beds, 2 Full/1 Half baths Style: Split # of Families: 1
Lot Size: 0.27 Schools: Jericho Total Taxes: $16,391 MLS# 3105712
51 Miller Blvd, Syosset Sold Price: $708,000 Date: 12/27/2018 3 beds, 2 Full baths Style: Exp Cape # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 70x125 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $14,428 MLS# 3063027
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Sold Price: $810,000 Date: 06/17/2019 3 beds, 2 Full baths Style: Ranch # of Families: 1
Sold Price: $558,000 Date: 06/14/2019 3 beds, 2 Full baths Style: Ranch # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 101x130 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $14,146 MLS# 3108416
Lot Size: .23 Schools: Jericho Total Taxes: $13,488 MLS# 3128886
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Jericho The Hamlet | $998,000 |3-BR, 2.5-BA Web# 3129932 | Fabulous sun-drenched end unit with updated finishes and amenities.
Jericho Hamlet East | $849,000 | 4-BR, 3.5-BA Web# 3129699 | Totally renovated Brookville with main floor family room.
Jericho Hamlet | $785,000 | 3-BR, 2.5-BA Web# 3138358 | Impeccably maintained open concept Newport model backing pond.
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Jericho Hamlet | $769,000 | 3-BR, 2.5-BA Web# 3094320 | The long driveway leads you to this renovated Newport home with Atrium.
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