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Bethpage Water District swears in first female commissioner

Town Supervisor resigns amid political scandal BY GARY SIMEONE

Bethpage Water District’s newly-elected Commissioner Teri Black is sworn in during a public board meeting Tuesday, January 3, at the district office. The Bethpage Water District proudly announced today that Teri Black, a lifelong Bethpage resident, has recently been inducted to the District’s Board of Commissioners. Teri Black is the first woman to ever serve as a Bethpage Water District Water Commissioner. She was elected to serve her first term, this past December. “I have given my adult life to the betterment of Bethpage through my years of community service,” said Commissioner Teri Black. “Having attended the Navy RAB meetings, as well as other community meetings on this matter for nearly 20 years, I have monitored this situation as a resident, business owner and owner of a building on Broadway in Bethpage.” Black, who has owned Century 21 Catapano Homes in Bethpage since 1992, continues to be an active volunteer in the community as a current board member of the Bethpage Chamber of Commerce. She

is also a member of the Operation Downtown Street Lights/Sidewalk Revitalization Committee, the Bethpage Anti-Graffiti Task Force and the Bethpage Beautification Committee. The Bethpage Community has also benefited through her past involvement in the Bethpage Community Council, Marshall Captain in the US Open and the Bethpage School District Parent Teacher Association. “I believe the Bethpage Water District has been moving in the right direction with the work they have done in bringing the Navy and Northrop Grumman into the remediation process,” said Commissioner Teri Black. “We are at a critical point in our efforts to effectively handle the plume and hold Northrop Grumman and the United States Navy responsible for the cleanup. I am a skilled and successful negotiator, and I look forward to working with the involved parties at this vital time.”

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Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, who is under indictment on federal corruption charges, officially resigned from his position last Wednesday. The former Supervisor said in a statement to the public, that it was in the best interests of the town and its residents that he resign and focus on clearing his name. Deputy Supervisor and Councilman Joseph Muscarella has been acting as interim Supervisor since Venditto left office. In his statement to the public which was issued after the announcement of his resignation, Venditto said “I realize that a number people have formed an opinion of me over the past year or so, particularly in light of the federal charges that have been brought against me. However, those who truly know me understand that I have never sought to personally profit from my time in public service.” He added as an example that he began drawing pension in January of 2016, two years after he was eligible to do so. “I reduced my Town salary by the amount of my pension so that my total compensation remained exactly the same. All of this was done at a substantial savings to our already hard-pressed taxpaying residents, and also to avoid any appearance of double-dipping.” As a result of the indictment and the federal corruption charges brought against him he said that, “I have decided to leave my position as the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor. I now feel that it is in the best interests of the Town and its residents for me to do so, especially since it will be difficult, if not impossible, for me to function as the Town Supervisor going forward, as I focus on clearing my name.”

Town Councilman and interim Supervisor, Muscarella, said of Venditto’s decision, “Supervisor Venditto dedicated many years of his life to public service and can look back upon many positive accomplishments during his tenure. We wish him well as he addresses the personal issues that are before him.” Many residents had differing opinions on the former Supervisor’s decision to resign from his post. Amanda Field, the new Plainview Water District Commissioner, said that, “Venditto resigned to take this time to focus on clearing his name. The courts will decide the outcome of this story.” Another resident said on a Fa cebook page calling for his resignation, “He should step down... He barely won the last election. And in January he started collecting his pension. Many will say he did a lot of things for the TOB. But at what cost? The town is broke and has a Junk Bond Rating. He sold the Highway Dept. building in Syosset after spending millions of dollars to update the property. What’s it going to cost us to relocate them when the lease runs out? We can’t keep mortgaging our kids future!” Yet another resident exclaimed, “What’s best for the town and its residents is a resignation!” A special meeting was called this past Friday at Oyster Bay Town Hall to consider the selection of a new supervisor to replace Venditto. The meeting was postponed to Tuesday, January 10th however because half of the Town Council failed to show up at the meeting. Muscarella said he is not seeking the Town Supervisor’s position and that he wants to continue to serve the public in the capacity that he serves.

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Make way for fire hydrants Irish History Forum Presentation

As the snow begins to fall, the Bethpage Water District Commissioners John F. Coumatos, Teri Black and John R. Sullivan remind residents to clear all snow and winter debris blocking fire hydrants on or near their property. In the event of a fire emergency, first responders require fast and easy access to hydrants to put out fires as quickly and efficiently as possible. “The severity of the winter season can be as unpredictable as when a fire may spark a household or local business, but we need to be prepared for both,” said Teri Black, CommissionerElect of the Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners. “We ask that our community consider this when snow falls, and that they take the necessary actions to allow the Bethpage Fire

Department better access hydrants near or on your property.” To ensure general public safety, the District also encourages residents to think of neighbors, family members and friends who may not be at home during the winter months, or are physically incapable to clear fire hydrants near their homes without assistance. Every season, the help the community provides in ensuring hydrants are readily accessible to the fire department is crucial in saving lives. The Bethpage Water District tests the community’s hydrant system twice a year to ensure they are fully operational in case an emergency situation should occur. In addition, district hydrants are repainted and receive a maintenance check-up each year.

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On Saturday, January 21, at 10 a.m. the Irish Family History Forum will present: Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathleen McGee. Kathleen will share research tips for both new and experienced genealogists. The program will also feature Ask the Experts. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one to with an experienced genealogist to ask a basic genealogy question. There will also be a break for refreshments. Meet and socialize with other members. The featured speaker of the program will be Philip Sutton, who will speak on "Conducting Genealogical Research at New York Public Library." Philip Sutton, reference librarian at New York Public Library, at the Irma

and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy, will talk about New York Public Library’s genealogy collections, with a special focus on materials pertaining to Irish genealogy research. The Irish Family History Forum (IFHF) is a genealogical organization with approximately four hundred members who share an interest in researching their Irish roots. Whether you are just getting started with your family research or are a seasoned pro, this is for you. New members are always welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. The meeting will be held at Bethpage Public Library 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage. Directions: www.ifhf.org

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A January Perspective BY BOB MORGAN, JR. I’ve written a number of columns about different months over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever written about January. Until now. I can’t say that January is my favorite month, but it is a pretty significant one. It’s the coldest month of the year in most parts of the United States, including the Northeast, and, unless you are a winter outdoor sports enthusiast, you probably don’t look forward to the frigid wind blasts, icy roads and storms that can result in major snow accumulations but more often pockets of slush . There are even health risks associated with January weather like the flu and slips and falls on the sidewalk. Not a few people are counting the days until, say, mid-March, when there is at least a hint of spring. On the flip side, there is something refreshing about a crisp clear January day if the temperature is not too low. Also, January begins after the winter solstice and the days are slowly getting longer as the month progresses. People in these parts who are not happy about the weather often dream of warm temperature locations and a few fortunate working folks (and a good number of retired ones) manage to get away to some beach destination where they can sip a cool beverage on the sand amid a tropical breeze. (The three day Martin Luther King weekend, in addition to honoring a great man, often is a good time for a getaway.) After the return , even a minor tan draws envious comments. Most of us, however, are pretty much left to stay around for the month and act jealous of those who have taken a holiday. For the stay at homes, there is at least some good sports on television. The NFL playoffs, often contested in frigid venues like Green Bay and Foxboro, feature some memorable performances (despite occasional miserable showings like the Giants’ collapse last Sunday) as the teams are whittled down to the two Super Bowl contestants. In recent years, the college football championship

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Green Vale’s tradition is to provide a challenging liberal arts education with an emphasis on character development. Green Vale students are enthusiastic about whatever task or project is at hand, and are ever mindful of the traits of respect and responsibility inherent in good citizenship. They enjoy every opportunity to build a foundation for successful and engaged learning.

Green Vale’s 40 acre campus is home to five indoor and outdoor science labs; art, choral, band and crafts studios; seven playing fields; and a new athletic and fitness center. Virtually all classrooms are wireless and equipped with SMART Boards. Green Vale’s Early Childhood Center, built in 2000, was designed exclusively for 2 to 5 year olds and features heated floors, low windows, an outdoor playground and group spaces for collaborative learning. The Green Vale School holds our students’ safety in the utmost importance with campus-wide surveillance, vehicle I.D. tags, five security guards on premises, automated security gates, and security booth at Green Vale’s main entrance. Come and visit Green Vale. Walk the hallways, observe a literature discussion group, listen to a concert rehearsal, monitor a Harkness Table discussion, watch our youngest students bound off to technology, science, art and sports – all of these moments provide a window into the school Where Every Child is Known and Inspired to Excel, to Lead, to Care. Please call 516-628-5146 to schedule your private visit and campus tour with the Director of Admissions. Remaining Admissions Open House dates are: Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, April 6. All presentations and tours begin at 9:00 am.

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Hicksville staff gives back to wounded warriors Prior to the holiday season, Hicksville Congress of Teachers members Beth Atkinson and Courtney Wall, committee members for the annual Talent for the Troops fundraiser, traveled with the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior organization to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Hicksville High School teachers Beth Atkinson and Courtney Wall visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland and Fort Belvoir in Virginia with the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior organization.

Service members also received written notes.

in Maryland and Fort Belvoir in Virginia. This organization is dedicated to helping men and women of the armed services who have been wounded in the line of duty. For the last two years, HCT members and staff from Hicksville Public Schools have held their Talent for the Troops event in the spring at the high school. During that time, they’ve raised more than $20,000 to help soldiers in need. Last year, the Talent for the Troops fundraiser donated to the NCFF-OWW program, which provides needed items to soldiers and their families based on the proceeds it receives from different fundraisers. During this year’s trip, the group went to Walter Reed’s rehabilitation building, Tranquility Hall, and set up tables filled with toiletries, gifts, clothing, handmade blankets and holiday cards made by Hicksville elementary students. Several service members, who are currently hospitalized, were given iPads to help them communicate with family and friends who are unable to visit. At Fort Belvoir, the group joined soldiers and their families for lunch where additional iPads were delivered to the soldiers and toys were given for their children. Atkinson and Wall spoke with the soldiers and their families, who expressed appreciation for the group’s efforts. The visit served as an extension of the Hicksville Public Schools’ dedication to altruism and as another way for members of the district to give back to soldiers who courageously serve their country. This year’s Talent for the Troops fundraiser will be held on May 19, in the Hicksville High School auditorium. Anyone interested in more information about this year’s show can call the HCT office at 516-937-1288 or email Hicksville_teachers@verizon.net.


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Explore history and science at Children's Museum

Long Island Children's Museum will be sharing lessons in history and science this week as we explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and introduce children to the science of aerodynamics. The Museum is adding a day of fun to its weekly schedule with a BONUS Monday opening on January 16.

Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 16 at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Celebrate the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and learn about his life and teachings. Come be inspired by his visions for peace, love,

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Silly Snow People

Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, January 20, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Make a silly snow person from cotton balls and craft materials that's perfect for the season! Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

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Saturday, January 21 from 2 - 4 p.m. Aerodynamics is the science behind objects moving through the air. Come

learn how speed and motion affects flight. To help visitors get ready for the arrival of our next traveling exhibit, KLUTZ Amazingly Immature, feel free to be silly and ridiculous as you design your own characters to test out our air-mazing wind tunnel! Perfect for Sharknado fans! Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

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Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. We'll be up to our elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime ... and we hope you'll join us for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not

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“Jungle Book” Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India

BY KAREN RUBIN When I signed on to Royal Expeditions’ new “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari & Cycling Adventure” in India, I couldn’t believe or even visualize the concept of cycling through a wildlife sanctuary populated with tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, langur monkeys and jackals. And Royal Expeditions which devised this innovative, out-of-the-box trip, set in the same region as Rudyard Kipling’s beloved 1895 story, didn’t ask how fast I could ride (or, for that matter, whether I had any experience in single-track off-road biking). But here I am, on a rough cut, overgrown, rolling trail that serves as a forest corridor between the two national parks known for tigers – Pench and Kanha – where animals, including tigers, roam freely. This is confirmed when a naturalist who rides along with us points out tiger pugmarks (paw prints) in a sandy section of the trail we are riding. At one point, I find myself (inexplicably) well ahead of our group (which has as many guides, cycle experts and leaders as we tourists), including a jeep and a van loaded with supplies with snacks and our lunch that will be set up at the end of a ride in a guesthouse. Here I am, in a stretch of high, dense grass that reaches up to my

knee, with dense forest on both sides. I decide this isn’t the place to be alone – after all, the naturalist said that the tigers who live here (there are 8 who live in the corridor, and about 120 between the two national parks) are craftier, more intelligent, because they have less food (that is, not as many deer and monkeys to

munch), that they take advantage of the denser forest growth to surprise their prey, and are less used to humans (which I take to mean less afraid of humans and I am not particularly reassured that tigers don’t like the smell or taste of humans – how do they know?). Putting that together, I realize I am

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I’ve known only a couple of times in my life – that makes the exhilaration you feel after the ride- and not just from the physical challenge – all the sweeter and richer. It’s a sense of personal triumph, of overcoming fear (of course, the danger was minimized by the safari vehicles which followed us and the guides who accompanied us, outnumbering our small band, not to mention we are here in mid-day when the scariest animals are least likely to be out and about and hunting. Still. That 25 km ride proves the most challenging cycling of Royal Expeditions’ unique and creative “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari & Cycling” tour. Vishal Singh, who designed the trip, said it was more challenging than expected because it was so soon after the rainy season. But it is exhilarating and thrilling and totaling fabulous – that sense of actual adventure and physical challenge – that also includes crossing a stream (I chicken out and find a place to walk across rocks).

Biking through the Forest Corridor linking Pench and Kanha National Parks in central India, populated with tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, langur monkeys and jackals © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com Most of the rides we take are challenging in their own way, but go

through villages and past farms, giving us a unique perspective on local life. The itinerary is set in the same region that provided the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” which he published in 1895, in central India, cycling through the same jungles (the word is Hindi for “forest”). This corridor, we are told, plays an important part in the conservation of the tigers - by linking the two national parks, which between them have about 120 tigers, helps promote diversity in the gene pool, and provides protected habitat for their long-term survival. Other tiger habitats in India are fast

becoming islands and there is little change in genetic pool of the tiger population. The landscape also supports diverse land use, and traditional forest dwelling tribal communities. Our visit, we are told, also has the function of raising awareness among local communities of the part they play in wildlife conservation (indeed, just days after our visit, Vishal Singh is leading a 160 km fundraising ride that goes along the entire forest corridor linking Pench and Kanha, to supply locals with smart phones so they can alert authorities to poaching). A safari vehicle and van follow behind us (in case somebody can’t finish the ride). Every time we stop, a couple of fellows guys jump out, smartly dressed in their Pench Tree Lodge uniforms, and refill our water bottles, offer drinks in glasses, and offer snacks on a silver tray. Our ride is accompanied by Sagor Mahajan, our naturalist from the Pench Tree Lodge, who stops along the way (as much as to give us a rest as to impart wisdom) to point out spiders interesting trees and plants , and tell us about work been done by conservation organizations to save this critical landscape. For once in my life, I’m more fascinated than afraid of these gigantic insects: he points to a funnel web spider which makes an elaborate funnel and lives inside; and a giant (really gigantic) female wood spider (the male is much smaller and the female eats the male after mating unless there is some better food available). He says they make bullet-proof jackets out of

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its web that is four times stronger than stainless steel. He points out Wandering Gliders - dragonflies that are the longest migrating insect, traveling from India to southern Africa, taking four to five generations to cover the distance; many bird species depend on the migrating gliders for food. As for how they know where to go? The wind temperature and humidity give them the direction and some suggest that the magnetic induction of the earth plays a part, like for sea turtles. He points out lichen on a tree, which is a sign that there is no pollution in this forest (significant considering that while we are in India, New Delhi has had to close its schools because the air pollution is so severe); indeed, the clear, crisp air is one of the reasons so many Indian people escape to these parks for relief. When we come upon tiger pugmarks, he shows us how to identify that it is male (more rounded toes), while the female’s is more pointed.

I learn that tigers are endangered while leopards are not, and it has a lot to do with the way they have evolved. Leopards can climb trees so have access to more prey like monkeys, and hunt mainly at night. A tiger male will only mate with a few females, and if she has cubs, will kill them in order to mate. The last 5 K of the 25K ride takes us through villages and passed farms where we watch people working in the fields, using scythes to cut down rice, and plows pulled by bulls. Our ride ends at the Sakata Forest Rest House, built in 1903 for the officers who patrolled the area (tourists can rent rooms here), where the staff of the Pench Tree Lodge sets up a fantastic lunch which we enjoy under a thatch-covered pavilion. We are among the first to do this cycling trip through this sanctuary – when you think about it, people are not allowed out of the safari vehicles otherwise, but here we are, on our bikes, or walking about with nothing between us and the wild animals who live here.

Vishal Singh, the managing director of Royal Expeditions, who accompanies us on this trip, has used his personal connections (his company was founded by a royal family of Jodhpur and connected to a Princess who also served in Parliament and as the Minister of Culture), to convince the officials who control the sanctuary to issue permits for our cycling adventure. Some experiences are billed as “adventure” and wind up being as tame as a Disney themepark ride (though I have new respect for Disney’s Animal Kingdom safari ride). This really is adventure – even more than I had imagined it would be – actual mountain biking where we need to navigate rocks, sand, gravel, ruts, tall grass, descents and some climbs, and a small stream. After lunch, Vishal offers us the option of biking back along the same forest corridor – that is, 25K back, and this time, mostly uphill through the same high grass and broken, sandy and gravel trail. Not to mention it is

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already about 3 pm in the afternoon and it took about 4 hours to get here. We are really quite tuckered from what we have done, so everyone opts to pile onto the safari vehicle which has followed after us, along with the van that has been carrying the bike trailer (in case someone couldn’t finish the ride). We take satisfaction in the fact that it is even a difficult, rumbling ride back in the vehicle – and really can’t believe we did this by bike. Pench Tree Lodge

What makes the experience all the more special are the accommodations: My room at Pench Tree Lodge (www. PenchTreeLodge) which only opened in 2016, is literally a tree house, built of all natural materials, but with stunning design, local and traditional art, and every comfort and amenity you could crave. There are just six of these tree house accommodations, spread over See page D6

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On the 2016-17 Hofstra basketball season BY LOU THEODORE Thanksgiving and Christmas is now a near distant memory. What’s the significance? It primarily means one thing for basketball buffs in the Nassau County area: the 2016-17 Hofstra basketball season is now in full swing. Every year, at about this time, I introduce the readers to Hofstra’s men’s basketball team and start the prediction process for the season. This year is no different – so here goes… I begin with some comments about last year’s team. There were concerns, hopes, and expectations: third year Coach Joe Mihalich was back with a team that featured Juan‘ya Green and Ameen Tanksley – the two Niagara University transfers and Brian Bernardi, plus power forward Princeton transferee Denton Koon and second year center Rokas Gustys. So what happened? They had a great season, winning the CAA (Colonial Athletic Association). The CAA tournament was up for grabs and I felt they had a chance to win it and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament. We were at the CAA tournament during March 4 -7 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore when they ran out of gas (as I had predicted earlier) in the championship game. Nonetheless, it was a pleasant vacation and an exciting four days. This year’s tournament is scheduled in Charleston, S.C., and it is currently on

our radar screen. Three of last year’s super starting five are gone. As a former educator, I’m always interested in the disposition of the players once they graduate. It was tough getting straight answers this year but this is what I know at this point in time: Koon is playing somewhere in Europe, with Green and Tanksley playing (I hope) in the NBA Developmental League. This year’s team? Here is my analysis at the time of the posting of this article (December 25). The loss of last year’s BIG three was indeed BIG – the two top scorers (including Player of the Year Green) and the power forward. The team had a decent recruiting year. (Note: Every team claims they had a great recruiting year, so I no longer believe these press releases.) Notable additions include Deron Power (Hampton transfer), Eli Pemberton (freshman), Hunter Sabety (Tufts transfer), and Ty Greer (Daytona State transfer). Notable returnees – in addition to Gustys and Bernardi – include Desure Buie (out for year), Justin WrightForeman, and Jamall Robinson. Are there any concerns? Should there be concerns? The answer is YES. The team is presently in a developmental stage and only time will tell to what degree they will develop and improve. They have demonstrated an ability to score – sometime almost at will, but the defense is still somewhat porous. For

example, they were unable to adjust and negate St. Bonaventure’s two excellent guards during an earlier loss. And, to compound this problem, the team continues to primarily play zone defense which has had a definite negative impact on their performance. On the positive side is that Coach Mihalich is playing 8 players, so fatigue will not be a problem this season. More on this year’s personnel. All the noise is about freshman Eli Pemberton. Mihalich claims he will have a super career at Hofstra. An NBA scout told me that Pemberton’s number will be hanging from the rafters at the end of his collegiate career. He is a great scorer but (contrary to Mihalich’s comments) is short on speed and defense--but I have been wrong many times in the past. I believe that Hofstra’s hopes this year lie with two others. Powers is the fastest guard I have seen in years--he is grease lightening. What an absolute great addition to the backcourt. Ty Greer is listed at 6’6” but I think is 6’8” tall (and growing?) with a long wingspan and tremendous leaping ability. He’s the sleeper. However, I have repeatedly claimed that it is great guards that get a team to a championship game, but it is great defensive guards that get you to the Promised Land; i.e., win a championship. I’m not sure that Mihalich has someone to fill that role. Bottom line: this may be Hofstra’s year. They

are off to a mediocre start, boasting (at the time of submission) a (9-8) overall record and (1-3) in the CAA. I still like their chances. Then again, it may turn out to be a rebuilding season for a host of reasons. Attending Hofstra games for me still remains the best sports buy in the New York Metropolitan area; its’s even cheaper than going to the movies. There is ample free parking, easy access in and out of the Mack Sports Complex, the concession stands are not a rip-off ($3.50 for a dog, $3.00 for a soda, etc.), and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Did I mention that its $6 for seniors and children, and the whole exciting atmosphere is conducive to family attendance? I don’t think this is an exaggeration, but almost every home game last year turned out to be a thriller. It was raw excitement. Share it with someone you care about. In the meantime, my Basketball Coaching 101 book is still out in the marketplace at either amazon.com or createspace.com for $17.95. It makes an excellent New Year’s/post-Christmas gift. Consider buying the book – I really do need the royalty money to help subsidize my gambling habits. Visit the author at: www.theodorenewsletter.com or on his Facebook page at Basketball Coaching 101


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Turning 66 in 2017? Consider Filing for Benefits this Month BY TOM MARGENAU

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don’t mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2017. January is a critical month for the hundreds of thousands of potential Social Security beneficiaries who are reaching 66, their so-called full retirement age, in 2017. The important message: Most of them should consider filing for their benefits this month, even though they may not reach their retirement age until later in the year. Please note: This technique should not be employed by folks who plan to use the soon-to-disappear maximizing strategy called “file and restrict” (still available to people turning 66 in 2017) because that procedure requires you to wait until age 66 or later before filing for benefits. If you want to delay filing for your own Social Security benefits until age 70 to get a 32 percent delayed retirement bonus, then you also should forgo the procedure discussed in this column. But if you are not interested in either of those strategies, and plan to start your benefits at 66 in 2017, then, as I said, you may want to file for benefits in January. The reason for this early filing timeframe has to do with some quirky and complicated features of Social Security’s earnings penalty provisions. Those provisions generally keep seniors who are still working off of Social Security’s rolls until they reach that magic “full retirement age.” The law essentially says if you are over 62 but under your full retirement age and are still working full time, you are not eligible for Social Security. Specifically, the rules require that the SSA deduct $1 from any retirement benefits you might be due for every $2 you earn over $16,920 in 2017. However, the rules say that once you reach your full retirement age, you are due full Social Security benefits, even if you are still working and no matter how much money you are making. We’ll follow an example. Let’s say Ed was born in July 1951, which means he’ll reach his full retirement age of 66 in July 2017. And let’s further say Ed generally makes about $80,000 per year, and he plans to continue working indefinitely. Based on the earnings penalty rules I briefly outlined above, Ed figures he must wait until July (his full retirement age) to begin collecting his Social Security benefits. As I said, at that magical point, the earnings penalty rules no longer apply and he can get his Social Security. And prior to that, he’s making way more than the $16,920 income threshold.

But here is why Ed should check into applying for Social Security in January. Congress set up a more lenient earnings threshold for the year you reach your full retirement age. Specifically, it says you can earn up to $44,880 between January and the month you reach your full retirement age and still get Social Security benefits. And even if you earn more than $44,880, you lose only $1 from your benefits for every $3 you exceed that threshold. Ed is going to make $40,000 between January and June (i.e., before he reaches the magic age of 66). And that’s under the $44,880 threshold for 2017, which means Ed is due benefits beginning in January. He does NOT have to wait until July to apply for his Social Security checks. There is a bit of a catch. By starting his benefits in January, Ed will be accepting a slightly reduced amount. (Benefits are reduced roughly one-half of one percent for each month they are taken before full retirement age.) If Ed’s Social Security benefit at full retirement age is $2,000 per month, let’s look at his options. Ed’s first option is to wait until July (his full retirement age) to start his Social Security benefits. He’ll get $2,000 per month for six months or $12,000 for the year 2017. Ed’s second option is to file for Social Security in January. By starting his benefits slightly early, his monthly rate is reduced to $1,940. That comes out to $23,280 in total benefits for the year 2017. The downside to option two is his ongoing monthly benefit rate will be $1,940, $60 less than what he would have been getting in option one. But because he’d be getting about $11,000 less in total 2017 benefits in option one, it would take Ed a long time to make up that loss with his extra $60 per month in ongoing benefits. If I were Ed, I’d choose the second option. Even if Ed was going to make more than the $44,880 income threshold between January and June, he only loses one dollar in Social Security benefits for each three dollars he exceeds that amount. So he probably still comes out ahead by filing in January. Here is a quick example using that scenario. Let’s say Ed will make $50,000 between January and June. That’s $5,120 over the $44,880 limit. And onethird of that excess, or about $1,707, must be deducted from his 2017 benefits. But he would still get $21,573 in benefits for the year. That’s still way better than the $12,000 he would be due by waiting until July to file for his Social Security. I know these rules are complicated, and the math in the examples above might be difficult to follow. But my overall message is easy to follow: If

you’re reaching age 66 in 2017, talk to a Social Security representative sometime this month to find out if it’s to your advantage to file for those benefits in January.

If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. COPYRIGHT 2017 CREATORS.COM

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“Jungle Book” Cycling Adventure Into Tiger Territory of India C ontinued from page D3 16 acres (including a fantastic lapsize swimming pool (so much fun to swim and watch the green parakeets flying above). Meals, prepared by a sensational chef, Pankaj Fulera, (he was runner-up for Best India Chef and is equally adept at traditional Indian cuisine as fusion Continental, are served in a charming dining lodge where there are also lovely sitting areas. One night, they set up a dinner outside, under the boughs of a tree I call the Tree of Life, with firelight. Pench Tree Lodge is located near the Karmajhiri gate into Pench National Park, which is gets a lot less tourist traffic and you really feel immersed in local life. The forest region (“jungle” is the Hindi word for forest) is where Rudyard Kipling set his story of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, and his nemesis, Shere Khan, the tiger. During the course of our visit in Pench, which includes game drives into Pench National Park, we see

many of the characters that populated his story and the landscape in which they thrived. Later, I learn that there may be some truth to the legend. For more information, contact Royal Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. www.royalexpeditions. com,  tours@royalexpeditions. com,  or  Royal Expeditions’ North American representative:  kiki@ wanderlustportfolio.com, 720-328-8595. Next: “Jungle Book Wildlife Safari & Cycling Adventure” in India continues _______________________________ © 2017Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit  goingplacesfarandnear. com  and  travelwritersmagazine.com/ TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at  goingplacesnearandfar.wordpress. com and moralcompasstravel.info. Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@ aol.com. Tweet @TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

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5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance BY MARY HUNT At the foundation of your children’s financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is not the amount of money you have but what you do with it that matters. This is true for a child managing a $5 weekly allowance and a corporate executive with a $5,000 weekly salary. For many years of my life, I didn’t know this truth. On the contrary, I believed that more money was the answer. I was convinced that if we just made more money, won the lottery or received some unexpected inheritance, all of our money problems would vanish. But the more we made, the worse our problems became. Because I didn’t know how to manage what we had, more would have never been enough. We didn’t save. We didn’t give. We didn’t plan. And we had no idea where all the money went. Unless your children learn simple wise money management techniques, more money will never be enough. The simplest way to get started building financial intelligence in your kids’ minds and hearts is by putting them on an allowance and requiring them to either suffer or enjoy the financial consequences of their decisions. An allowance teaches kids about real

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HOUSE CLEANING: Experienced cleaning service available. Pleasant, responsible. Provides own quality clean products. Own transportation. Local references. Spanish​/​English speaking. Free estimates. Approximate cost: Small home $79, Mid size $99, Large $118. Please call Diana 516-859-7084 NANCY’S CLEANING SERVICE Let me do the work for you! Homes, apartments and offices! Vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, organizing, etc. Professional appearance Excellent references English speaking Own transportation Free estimates! Loves animals !! Call or text Nancy 516-469-5517. Email: nancybenitez023@gmail.com

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FRANKLIN SQUARE HAIR SALON CHAIRS FOR RENT in a big beautiful salon in Franklin Square. For more information: Call Angela at Love and Hair: 516-354-4822

CAREER TRAINING AIRLINE CAREERS Start here. Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM for free information 866296-7093

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NOVENA TO ST. CLAIRE: Ask St. Claire for 3 favors: 1 business and 2 impossible, say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days with lighted candles. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish on the 9th day. “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adorned and glorified today and every day”. Request will be granted no matter how impossible it seems. Publication must be promised. (M.H.) NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. Say prayer 9 times a day. By the eighth day, your prayer will be answered as mine was. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. (M.H.)

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PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail). Oh Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine of Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show herein you are my Mother. Oh Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth I beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me this necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein you are my Mother. Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times). Oh Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (three times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after three days your request will be granted. The prayer must be published. Grateful thanks. (M.H.)

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail). Oh Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine of Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show herein you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me this necessity (mention your request here). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times). Oh Holy Mary I place this prayer in your hands (three times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer is never known to fail and is to be said for 3 consecutive days. Publication on granting of the favor must be promised and done. (MAK)

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WANTED TO BUY CASH BUYER, Old Comic Books 10c to 35c covers, also Guns, Gold Coins. I travel to you and buy EVERYTHING you have! Call Brian 1-800-617-3551 LOOK! Old clocks and watches wanted by collector regardless of condition. Highest prices paid. 917-748-7225 LOOKING TO BUY! Oriental items, clothing, art, old & modern furniture, estates, jewelry, silver, glassware, dishes, old photos, coins & stamps, flatware. Call George 718-3861104 or 917-775-3048

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OLD TOOLS, toys, trains, coins, antiques, sterling, costume jewelry. Pleasant and courteous treatment. In business over 54 years. Immediate payment. Immediate removal. 347-256-7981

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TOP CASH PAID: JEWELRY, Furniture, Art, etc. Please call 718-598-3045 or 516-270-2128. www.iBuyAntiquesNYC.com WATCHMAKER TOOLS Lathe wanted. Highest price to pay. Please call 516-414-5212

TAG SALE *BROWSE *SHOP *CONSIGN A.T. STEWART EXCHANGE CONSIGNMENT SHOP China, Silver, Crystal, Jewelry, Artwork, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles Tues-Fri 10-4 Sat 12-4 Every Tuesday: 10% Senior Citizen Discount. All proceeds benefit The Garden City Historical Society 109 Eleventh Street Garden City 11530 516-746-8900 email: store@atstewartexchange.org www.gardencityhistoricalsociety. org

PETS

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

DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefitting Make-a-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631-317-2014 Today!

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT

FOR RENT BY OWNER: FLORAL PARK VILLAGE 2nd floor apartment- completely renovated 2 BRM /1 Bath. includes EIK with SS appliances, granite counter and D/W. Large MBRM with W/I closet. Hardwood floors thru-out + Laundry room with W/D and 1 car garage, near shops and LIRR. Asking $2150 +utilities. For more information: Call Rose @ 516 655-7501 GARDEN CITY BORDER APARTMENTS: Spacious, bright studio apartment $1,275+ electric, gated parking, laundry room, air conditioning, dishwasher, hardwood floors, near LIRR. NO BROKER FEE. www. gcbapts.com 516-742-1101. Available December 15th

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT GARDEN CITY Three Large Rooms, 1 Bed, New EIK​—​Hi Hats​—​Tiled Bath w/walk in Shower. Pet Friendly, Doorman $2,300 Owner Paying Full Broker’s Fee 5 rooms, 2 Bed, FDR, Parking. $2,800 Renovated 2 Bed, EIK, Quartz Counters​—​New Wood Fl. Walk In Shower. Pet Friendly $3,500 Garden City Properties 516-746-1563 / 516-313-8504

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GARDEN CITY HOUSE SHARE: Beautifully furnished Bedroom, use of all common areas of house. Includes heat, w/d, a/c. Near public transportation. No smoking, pets or overnight guests. $860​/​month. Call 516-747-4293

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE CONDO/CO-OP FOR SALE PORT WASHINGTON: Mill Pond Acres. Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 full baths. Nantucket style condo in 55+ gated community. 24 hour security. Features: Vaulted ceilings with skylights, fireplace, central air, backyard with garden and patio, garage, handicapped accessible, indoor pool, tennis and gym. By owner. By appointment only. Qualified buyers only. $959,000.00 Contact John at 917-435-8098. Email: jebreen18@gmail.com

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE DELAWARE: NEW HOMES​ —​Sussex and Kent counties rom $169,000. 9 communities close to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Bay (Bower’s Beach), or Nanticoke River (Seaford). 302-653-7700 www.LenapeBuilders.net SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA (EAST COAST) Beach Cove is an Age Restricted Community where friends are easily made. Sebastian is an “Old Florida” fishing village with a quaint atmosphere yet excellent medical facilities, shopping and restaurants. Direct flights from Newark to Vero Beach. New manufactured homes from 89,900. 772581-0080; www.beach-cove.com


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LAND WANTED: Cash buyer seeks large acreage 200+ acres in the Central​/​Finger Lakes and Catskills Regions of NY State. Brokers welcome. For immediate confidential response, call 607-353-8068 or email info@ newyorklandandlakes.com

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NEW YORK MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: Joan Atwood, Ph.D. An experienced therapist makes all the difference. Individual, couple, family therapy and anger management. 516-764-2526. jatwood@optonline.net www.NYMFT.com TAX & ACCOUNTING: Winnie Malone, CPA, MBA. Smart Allied Accounting & Tax Services. Individual & Business Taxes. Tax Problems Resolved, Financial Statements. Year-Round Accounting. Bookkeeping & Payroll. 516-626-0711. www.smartallied.com. winnie@smartallied. com

COMPUTERS COMPUTER REPAIR AND INSTRUCTION Chaminade Graduate Eliminate viruses, malware, bloatware, adware, spyware Computer Instruction Home & Business Networking Reasonable Rates Call Phil at Aspect Networking 516-830-3366 OR email: support@aspectnetworking. com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS AMBIANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES *Handyman & Remodeling *Kitchen Installations *Furniture Assembly *Finish Carpentry *Minor Electrical & Plumbing 23year GC Resident Lic & Ins H18E2170000 Call BOB 516-741-2154 LAMPS FIXED $65 In home service. Handy Howard. 646-996-7628 SKY CLEAR WINDOW and Restorations Inc. Window Restorations, Outdated Hardware, skylights, Andersen Sashes, new storm windows, wood windows, chain​ /​ rope repairs, falling windows, fogged panes, mechanical repairs, wood repairs, restorations, all brands. Call Mr. Fagan, 32 years experience. 631-385-7975 www.skyclearwindow.com

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FRENCH TUTOR: Highly experienced college professor and French native available for tutoring Middle School, High School & College students as well as adults. All levels. Email: thebestfrancaisteacher@gmail. com

MARIA’S CLEANING SERVICE Our excellent cleaning team will get your home or office spotless! Available Monday thru Friday 7am to 6pm Supplies provided if needed Own transportation Excellent references provided CALL 516-849-2026

COLLEGE ARTS ADMISSIONS: College Counseling in the Visual and Performing Arts. Dance, Musical Theatre & Drama. Film, Instrumental & Vocal Music. Audio Recording & Production. Theatre Technology & Production. Visual & Graphic Arts. Resume, Essays, Repertoire Lists. Michele Zimmerman. 516-353-6255 CollegeArtsAdmissions@gmail.com www.CollegeArtsAdmissions. com

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Plastering, Taping, Sheetrock Skim Cutting, Old Wood Refinish Staining, Wallpaper Removal & Hanging, Paint Removal Power Washing, Wood Replacement JOHN MIGLIACCIO Licensed & Insured #80422100000 Call John anytime: 516-901-9398 (Cell) 516-483-3669 (Office) JV PAINT HANDYMAN SERVICES Interior-Exterior Specialist Painting, Wallpapering, Plastering, Spackling, Staining, Power Washing. Nassau Lic#H3814310000 fully Insured Call John 516-741-5378

PARTY HELP LADIES & GENTLEMEN RELAX & ENJOY Your Next Party! Catering and Experienced Professional Services for Assisting with Preparation, Serving and Clean Up Before, During and After Your Party Bartenders Available. Call Kate at 516-248-1545

TUTORING CHEMISTRY TUTOR: Call Jonathan, Ivy League Ph.D. AP, SAT II, Regents. I also tutor Biology, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science. itutorchem@gmail.com or 516669-0587 COLLEGE ESSAYS: Make your application stand above the rest. Call Jonathan. 516-6690587 or ifixessays@gmail.com, an Ivy League PhD with proven Ivy League results. ENGLISH TUTOR: Diane Gottlieb M.Ed., M.S.W. SAT​ /​ ACT, College Essays, AP, Regents, ELA Test Prep, Reading comprehension and writing proficiency. 917-599-8007 or email: dianegot@gmail.com LongIslandEnglishTutor.com Providing one-on-one professional support to build confidence, knowledge and skills in every student. -DO YOU HAVE A SERVICE to advertise? Our Service Directory is sure to bring results. Call 2948935 for rates and information.

MATH, SAT, ACT TUTOR: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 plus Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calculus. Norm 625-3314 ENGLISH, ACT, SAT TUTOR: 25+ year experience Critical Reading, Writing, Grammar, Essays. Lynne 625-3314 MATHEMATICS TUTOR: NYS certified math teacher. Experienced and patient. All elementary and middle school grades. HS Algebra, Geometry and SAT prep. Text or call Ken 516-526-8315 or email: kmctutor79@gmail.com

SPARKLING CLEANING SERVICES Offices * Homes * Apartments Own Transportation Free Estimates Experienced with excellent references from many satisfied customers! Call or Text: 516-669-2909

STRONG ARM CLEANING: Residential and commercial cleaning specialist, post construction clean ups, shipping and waxing floors, move ins SPANISH TUTOR: Spanish and move outs. Free estimates. Grammar-Literature, FLACS A Bonded and insured. 516-538-FLACS B, Exam Preparation​ /​ 1125 www.strongarmcleaningComps. William Cullen, M.A., ny.com Spanish, S.D.A. Chaminade HS, SERVICES Fairfield University Alumnus. 516-509-8174. wdctutor06@aol. com. References furnished upon A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island request. and New York State specialSTOCK MARKET INVES- ists. Residential, Commercial, TORS, ATTN: Let me show Piano & Organ experts. Boxes the advantages of using stock available. Free estimates. www. options to participate in mar- ajmoving.com 516-741-2657 114 ket volatility with less capital. Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# Protect profits and gain income. 10405 516-288-2110

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

INSTRUCTION PIANO LESSONS By Ira Baslow. Experience the joy of playing the piano. Private lessons in your home, free no-obligation piano lesson, all levels, all styles, all ages. Beginners a specialty. 516-312-1054 www.iwantmypianolessons.com

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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 PSYCHOTHERAPY: Efrat Fridman, LCSW. Individual, couple and family therapy. effiefrid@gmail.com 2 Pinetree Lane, Old Westbury, NY 11568. 516-224-7670 or 225 West 35th Street, NY 10001 718-887-4400

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Last Hope’s Annual “Catch of the Day” Luncheon Last Hope’s Fix-A-Feral Program started in 2003 and has assisted the public with financial assistance to spay and neuter the feral cats in their neighborhoods. To date, Last Hope has assisted with the spay and neuter of at least 20,000 feral cats. Please join us Sunday, January 29, 2017 for a fun afternoon to support this much needed program at our “Catch of the Day” Fundraiser luncheon at Popei’s, 760 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY. This delicious and fun event will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The price is $50 per person and includes salad, appetizer, entree, dessert, and coffee/tea. (Seating is limited.) We will also feature a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Because the Fix-A-Feral program is so important, we are also offering opportunities for sponsoring the spaying and neutering of multiple feral cats. To read more about sponsoring and/or to download the reservation form, please visit our website at http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/catch-of-the-day-faf-luncheon-sun-jan-29/ The event flyer can be downloaded here: http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ Catch-of-the-Day-Luncheon-Flyer-2017.pdf

Join the Last Hope cat rescue and adoption team!

Volunteer orientations are held at our Wantagh adoption center the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM. Reservations not needed, but please fill out and fax a volunteer application in advance to 516-765-9181. You can download the application from our website – http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Click on “How to Help”, then “Become a Volunteer!”.The adoption center is located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

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HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

FAMILY THERAPIST

SUSAN MURPHY, LCSW 111 Seventh Street, Suite #111 Garden City, New York 11530

SUSAN MURPHY, LCSW Individual and Family Therapist Child • Teen • Adult

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Family Care Connections,® LLC Dr. Ann Marie D’Angelo, PMHCNS-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice Advanced Practice Nurse Care Manager Assistance with Aging at Home / Care Coordination Nursing Home & Assisted Living Placement PRI / Screens / Mini Mental Status Exams 901 Stewart Ave., Suite 230, Garden City, NY 11530

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Joan D. Atwood, Ph.D.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists An experienced therapist makes all the difference Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy and Anger Management

516 764 2526

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PSYCHOTHERAPY/WOMEN’S GROUPS

LAW

D’Angelo Law Associates, PC Frank G. D’Angelo, Esq. Elder Law Wills & Trusts Medical Planning Estate Planning Probate & Estate Administration / Litigation 901 Stewart Avenue, Suite 230 Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 222-1122

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Efrat Fridman, Individual, couple and family therapy

718-887-4400 225 W. 35th St. New York, NY 10001

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Individual, Couple & Family Counseling Women’s Groups

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Woodbury By Appointment

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SPANISH TUDOR

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TUTORING

Sandra Lafazan, LCSW Psychotherapist

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THERAPIST

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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THE POLICE BLOTTER

Incidents that have occurred recently in the local area include: A 39-year-old man from Westbury was arrested and charged with return fraud at Petco in Levittown on November 22. n

At 3 a.m. on December 12, two ladders were stolen from a vehicle at T-Mobile in Bethpage. n

Between 12:01 a.m. and 11 p.m. on December 17, unknown subjects drew gang graffiti on a fence along the south side of the victim’s property on Willet Place in Roosevelt. n

Two subjects committed return fraud at the Toys R Us located on Old Country Road in Carle Place on December 18 at 9 p.m. n

At the Home Depot in Westbury, a 21-year-old woman from Hempstead was arrested between 8 and 10:30 a.m. on November 19 and charged with multiple fraudulent returns. n

A 52-year-old man from Oyster Bay was arrested at Cosco in Westbury and was charged with Shoplifting on December 20 at 1 p.m. n

Shoplifting was the charge brought against a 53-year-old man from Hempstead, when he was arrested at Target in Westbury on December 20 at 3:22 p.m. n

On Maplewood Drive in Plainview, unknown subjects damaged a tire on a victim’s car with a razor blade on December 20 at 9 p.m. n

A cat was kidnapped from a home on St. Martin Street in Bethpage at 8:50 a.m. on December 21. n

A cell phone and car keys were stolen from an unattended shopping cart at Walmart in Westbury at 1:15 p.m. on December 22. n

On South Berry Lane and Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, a 27-year-old man from that town was arrested and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated at 2:13 a.m. on December 22. n

At the King Kullen in Levittown, a pocketbook was stolen from a shopping cart between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on December 22. n

At 3:37 p.m. on December 22, it has been reported that multiple subject stole merchandise from the Target located on Corporate Drive in Westbury. n

At 10:10 p.m. on December 22, the back window of a victim’s vehicle was broken while parked on Carrie Avenue in Bethpage. n

A 39-year-old man from Seldon was arrested at the Century 21 on Old Country Road in New Cassel. He was charged with Shoplifting on December 22 at 10:18 p.m. n

Driving While Intoxicated was the charge brought against a 43-year-old Nesconset man, when he was arrested at the intersection of Glen Cove Road and Northern State Parkway in Carle Place on December 23 at 12:10 a.m. n

A tail light of a victim’s vehicle was damaged and the gas door was scratched while it was parked at the corner of 6th Street and Division Avenue in Hicksville sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on December 23. n

Sometime between 9 a.m. on December 23 and 8:30 a.m. the next morning, a chain that was attached to a victim’s gate on Charles Street in Merrick was discovered to have been damaged. n

On December 23, between 10:10 and 10:30 a.m., a box of chocolates and various gifts were stolen from a vehicle at Spectrum Physical Therapy in Levittown. n

At Ikea in Hicksville, an unattended wallet was stolen from a counter at 1:13 p.m. on December 23. n

Multiple fraudulent charges were made on the victim’s credit cards on Autumn Lane in Hicksville at 10 p.m. on December 23. n

At Dave & Busters, located on Old Country Road in Westbury, unknown subjects removed a victim’s cell phone

without permission sometime between 10:48 and 11:50 p.m. on December 23. n

At O’Carrol’s Pub, located on Station Plaza North in Mineola, unknown subjects removed a victim’s cell phone without permission. The loss occurred on December 23 at 6:30 p.m. n

At the Sleepy’s Headquarters parking lot on South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville, a victim’s vehicle had been damaged sometime between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 24. n

At the Target store at Broadway Mall in Hicksville, unknown subject passed all points of purchase without rendering payment for merchandise removed from the store at 6:22 p.m. on December 24. n

At BJ’s Wholesale Club in Westbury, a cell phone and wallet were stolen at 10:52 a.m. on December 24.

Attention - Parents of 4-Year-Olds

Parents who have a child/ children residing in the Levittown School District and have attained the age of 4 years on or before Dec. 1, 2017 are invited to apply for admission, on behalf of their child, to the Universal PreKindergarten Program for the 2017-18 school year. The program is a half-day program, which will be housed at one of the UPK providers beginning in September 2017 for 180 days through June 2018, 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 September 2017. If you are interested, please

visit the website at www.levittownschools.com and follow the link indicated to fill in all the information. The interest form must be submitted no later than March 6, 2017. You will receive a confirmation email that it was received and then 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 PreKindergarten grant. For more information, please contact Arlene Mege at 516-434-7058.

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A lawn mower and edger were stolen from a garage on Fulton Street in Westbury between 4 and 10 p.m. on December 24. n

At 11:30 p.m. on December 24, assorted items were stolen from a vehicle at the Hilton Garden in Westbury. n

A 2010 Nissan Altima was stolen from Byron Place in Hicksville between 4 and 11 a.m. on December 25. n

At 10 a.m. on December 25, gang graffiti was found to have been sprayed on a fence that runs adjacent to the Uniondale High School property. n

A victim has reported that his cell phone, which was left unattended in the parking lot of The Source Mall parking garage in Westbury, was stolen at 5 p.m. on December 25. n

Assorted merchandise was stolen at 3:30 p.m. on December 26 from Target in Hicksville. n

At Target in Westbury, an unattended wallet was stolen at 12:54 p.m. on December 28. Compiled by Kate and Meg Meyer

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The Division Avenue HS girls junior varsity volleyball team with (left) Principal John Coscia and (right) Physical Education Chairperson Sean Smith & Coach Jessica Horan.

DAHS athletes are tops in sportsmanship

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School girls junior varsity volleyball team received a post-season sportsmanship award, presented by the Nassau County Volleyball Officials Association. The athletes garnered this coveted award for their encouragement of play-

ers on and off the court and for helping teammates improve their skills for the betterment of the team. During games, the Lady Dragons were also known for complementing other teams, regardless of the result of the game.

The Division Avenue High School athletic department congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment.

COLLEGE NOTES SUNY Canton recognizes Miguel A. Rodriguez of Bethpage, for making the Dean’s List during the Fall 2016 semester. Rodriguez is a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major and a 2013 graduate of Marquette High School. The Dean’s List is a mark of distinction and recognition of outstanding academic efforts and scholarship. This honor is awarded to full-time students who have earned a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.74. n

Grand Opening held in Levittown

Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad (left) presents an official Town of Hempstead Certificate of Recognition to J & D Community Fresh Market during the Grand Opening and Ribbon ceremony held in Levittown. Pictured along with Town Clerk Ahmad are Legislator Dennis Dunne, Levittown Chamber of Commerce President Donald Patane and J & D Community Fresh Market owners Danny and Laura Wodzinski and children Dani and Jacob.

Over 1400 students were named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. The following Levittown students were honored: • Jessica Hafkin, a senior Nursing major • Danielle Hafner, a senior

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The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 869 students to the President's List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2016 semester. Local students who were honored included: n

Laren Amster of Hicksville, whose major is Criminal Justice Studies n

David Baker of Plainview, whose major is Music Business. n

Esme Lim of Plainview, whose major is Spanish. To achieve the honor of being on the President's List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF POPULAR ABS, INC. MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 20054, Plaintiff(s), Against Index No.: 21849/2009 CARLOS ORTIZ, OLGA ORTIZ, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Nassau County Clerk’s Office on 10/11/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 1/31/2017 at 11:30 am, premises known as 21 Thorman Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 12, Block 197 and Lots 15, 16 and 17. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $535,055.06 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 21849/2009. 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. SUBSITITUTE REFEREE AT SALE. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 11/28/16 TKS MIT 5476 4X 12/30; 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Rich D. Braverman LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/26/16. Office loca-

tion: Nassau County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to 123 Sutton Dr, Plainview, NY 11803, the principal business location. Purpose: any lawful activity. MIT 5478 6X 12/30; 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-23CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200623CB; Plaintiff(s) vs. NACHHATTAR SINGH; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 11, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York 11501. On February 14, 2017 at 11:30 am. Premises known as 7 Sebree Place, Plainview, NY 11803 Section: 0047 Block: 00016-00 Lot: 00018 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Plainview, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by lot number 18 in Block No. 16 on a certain map entitled “Map of Morton Village, Section No. 4 situated at Plainview, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, surveyed by Teas & Steinbrenner, Civil Engineers and Surveyors, Malverne, New York, on February 17, 1953 and filed in the Nassau County Clerk`s Office on April 1, 1953 under Map No. 5763. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $678,647.87 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 7366/08

Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq., REFEREE MIT 5479 4X 1/13,20,27,2/3 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURTCOUNTY OF NASSAU DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-HE9, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE9, Plaintiff, AGAINST RUFINO T SINGSON, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered April 29, 2016 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501 on February 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM premises known as 61 BERKSHIRE ROAD, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section 12, Block 434 and Lot 16 Approximate amount of judgment $550,840.65 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #12-010893 HAROLD F. DAMM, ESQ., Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff – 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 MIT 5480 4X 1/13,20,27,2/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY Federal National Mortgage Association; Plaintiff(s) vs. BARBARA TEDESCO FKA BARBARA MONAHAN AKA M. MONAHAN FKA BARBARA M. PELERITO; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 5, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100

Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On January 24, 2017 at 11:30 am. Premises known as 4150 GLORIA ROAD, BETHPAGE, NY 11714 Section: 52 Block: 317 Lot: 15 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Plainedge, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County New York, known as and by Lot 15 in Block 317 on a certain map entitled, “Map of Thrifty Homes, located at Plainedge Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, Surveyed February 1950 by William H. DeBruin, CE Hempstead, New York, New York State, PE and LS 12117 and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on May 1, 1950 under file #4931. 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 $358,698.36 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 689/10 SCOTT F. GUARDINO, Esq., Referee BN 7185 4x 12/23,12/30; 1/06,01/13 LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006-NC2, Plaintiff against COLLEEN DEMUTH A/K/A COLLEEN CULLINAN, WILLIAM DEMUTH, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on October 17, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 24th day of January, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. premises All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Central Park, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 13 Lincoln Boulevard, Bethpage, N.Y. 11714. Tax account number: SBL#: 46-299-31. Approximate amount of lien $ 421,226.29 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject

to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 12395-11. Mark Ricciardi, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street – Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 BN 7186 4X 12/23,12/30; 1/06, 1/13 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Index No.: 4835-13 MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P., Plaintiff, Against DENNIS EDWARD MURPHY, KRISTIN MURPHY, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Nassau County Clerk’s Office on 10/21/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 1/31/2017 at 11:30 am, premises known as 3682 Fiddler Lane, Bethpage, NY 11714-3819, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Plainview, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Nassau County Treasurer as Section 46, Block 499 and Lot 0007. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $299,193.82 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 4835-13. 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. George J Haggerty, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated:11/21/2016 GNS BN 7187 4X 12/30; 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,


AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION MORTGAGE P A S S - T H R O U G H CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005AP1, Plaintiff AGAINST ELLIOT FORMAN, RHONDA FORMAN, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 29, 2016 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 January 31, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 1141 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Old Bethpage in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 47, Block 113, Lot 25. Approximate amount of judgment $505,318.69 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 11641/12. Donald W. Henderson Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 BN 7188 4X 12/30; 1/6,1/13,1/20 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU PHH Mortgage Corp., Plaintiff AGAINST John F. Gallagher; Laura Gallagher; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 14, 2007 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501. on January 31, 2017 at 11:30AM,

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premises known as 616 North Road, Bethpage, NY 11714. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section 46 Block 501 Lot 15. Approximate amount of judgment $174,253.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 10476/06. Thomas Abbate, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: November 30, 2016 BN 7190 4X 12/30; 1/6, 1/13 ,1/20 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR3, Plaintiff AGAINST Eileen Collins a/k/a Eileen T. Collins; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 23, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calandar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on February 14, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 18 Carol Road, Bethpage, NY 11714. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of NY, Section 46 Block M02 Lot 9. Approximate amount of judgment $395,911.81 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment

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

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What’s Happening January 13

The Hicksville Public Library hosts "PlayHooray" for children ages 6 to 18 months, with their caregivers, at 10 a.m. each Friday on January 13, 20 and 27.

January 14

Town of Oyster Bay will offer a special musical program entitled "World of Wonder" featuring Leland Faulkner at the Hicksville Public Library at 2 p.m.

January 16

Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th can attend a craft program at the Hicksville Public Library to create a "Kooky Tissue Holder" at 9:15 a.m. Advanced registration is required

January 20

Join a "Time For Kids" for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old at the Hicksville Public Library at 1:30 p.m. The focus will be on a popular char-

acter, Pete the Cat.

January 21

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Miss Lupe teaches Intermediate Spanish at 11 a.m. and Beginner Spanish, both at the Hicksville Public Library.

January 22

The Hicksville Historical Society will be holding its annual Winter Social. Harry Single, one of Hicksville's community leaders, will present the history of two of Hicksville's most outstanding organizations. 1:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

January 31

The Hicksville Public Library begins a series of three classes for children ages 1 1/2 through 4 years old on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. "Jump For Joy" encourages the children to play along with popular songs. Compiled by Meg Meyer

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

Fine dining at East Broadway

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

Student art exhibition Bethpage Union Free School District congratulates Kramer Lane Elementary School students Grace Greco and Daniella Palmeri for having their artwork displayed at the Long Island Museum’s Colors of Long Island Art Exhibition. Colors of Long Island is an annual student art exhibition that gives students in grades kindergarten through 12 a chance to show their artwork in a museum setting. They will be honored on April 2, from 2-4 p.m., at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Photo courtesy of Bethpage Union Free School District.


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Zheng’s Holiday Gem Hicksville High School senior Lillian Zheng was selected as the winner of the 2016 Hicksville Public School District Holiday Card Design Contest and presented with a plaque at the board of education’s December meeting. The district annually selects one winner from the various student entries submitted by art teachers across the district. The contest rotates between the three teaching levels — elementary, middle and high school — and thus promotes the work of students of various ages. Zheng’s design was selected as the finalist from a pool of works submitted by high school art students, and it was used as the district’s holiday card this year as a result. Zheng is a student of art teacher Beth Atkinson. Along with the board of education, Atkinson, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso and Supervisor of Fine Arts Philip Grusenmeyer were all in attendance to congratulate Zheng and her parents at the commemorative plaque ceremony. Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

Supervisor of Fine Arts Philip Grusenmeyer, art teacher Beth Atkinson, Lillian Zheng, Board of Education President Phil Heckler and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso

Grant to fund zoo trip

Northwell Health to Host Community Lecture on Memory Disorders Northwell Health will host a community lecture on memory disorders at the Westbury Memorial Public Library on January 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. Are you worried about memory loss?  This community lecture on memory disorders given by Dr. Mia Barnett Clar, a Geriatrician with Northwell Health, will help listeners distinguish normal aging from memory disorders.  Topics

will include an overview of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of common memory disorders and participants will learn about key resources available for memory impaired For more information on this seminar, please refer to: www.northwell. edu/support-and-resources/find-anevent

Hicksville Historical Society Winter Social Photos courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools

Old Country Road Elementary School third-grade teacher Christine Palmieri with her class. Old Country Road Elementary School third-grade teacher Christine Palmieri was selected as a recipient of a Target Field Trip Grant, and the school’s entire grade level will supplement its science lessons with a visit to the Queens Zoo in the spring as a

result. The $675 grant, which will cover the costs of the trip, will provide the third-graders with the opportunity to observe and analyze zoo exhibits, and participate in an educational program on animal adaptations.

At its upcoming Winter Social, the Hicksville Historical Society will host a presentation by Harry Single, “The Story of Hicksville Community Council and Boys & Girls Club” Harry Single, one of Hicksville’s community leaders, will present the history of two of Hicksville’s most outstanding organizations. The Winter Social will take place

at the Hicksville Public Library on Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m. The Library is located at 169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville. All are welcome. Refreshments served. For more information: e-mail hickshistsoc@aol.com or visit www. hicksvillehistoricalsociety.wordpress. com

Grandparents:

Send in your grandchildren’s photos and enter our “World’s Most Beautiful Grandchildren” contest. Just send a photo and a brief description of the child (or children) along with your name and address to: editor@gcnews.com


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