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NC auxiliary police to honor Kamen Nassau County • Auxiliary Police Inspector Kevin B. Kamen of Baldwin will be honored by the Nassau County Police Department for 30 years of dedicated service to the Baldwin community at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the Auditorium at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Inspector Kamen is the Commanding Officer of Baldwin Unit 123 and joined the


Police Department on October 8,1975. He has served the Nassau County Police as an auxiliary police officer, sergeant, captain, deputy inspector and inspector. He was appointed chief in 1991 and has received several dozen awards for his outstanding contributions to both Nassau County and the Baldwin community for over three decades of volunteer service. He has been honored by the Police Department, Town

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of Hempstead, county executive, Baldwin Public Schools, Baldwin Public Library and the Baldwin Kiwanis Club for his leadership role in helping to fight crime and vandalism in Baldwin. Mr. Kamen is president of the Baldwin Public Library Board of Trustees where he has served as an elected Trustee for 28 years. He is also an elected trustee on the Baldwin

Estates .Board of Directors and a board member of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse. A lifelong resident of Baldwin, Mr. Kamen is married to Cheryl Heiberg Kamen, CSW. He is the founder and president of Kamen & Co Group Services, . (www.kamen an internationally recognized print & digital media appraisal and brokerage firm.



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Kitchens-the heart of the home by Eileen Dever The kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking may be its function, but gathering'is its bonus. Family meetings happen in the kitchen^ Parties are destined to end up there. It is the sit and talk a while with a cup of Java place. It is not surprising that kitchens have been transforming for years. Neil Silverman, owner of Styline Design custom Kitchens in Massapequa, is at the helm of a family-owned company that his father began 38 years ago. He is a leader in this transformation, specializing in kitchens. A designer and award-winning member of National Kitchen & Bath Association, Mr. Silverman manages the entire project from design, budget, to product control and installation. He is a man who does not mince words - what you see is what you get - and who is a skilled carpenter and professional installer who tackles one job at a time. Ask him about kitchens and you are sure to get a direct, honest answer - never vague. Styline's new location is easy to miss, located in a small building, 100 Broadway, Massapequa, near the giant phone company building, right off Sunrise Highway. The surprise w.orth visiting is the attractive showroom with kitchen tiles, woods, counter-tops and a wall of hardware. What's new in kitchens? Plenty!

Cabinets are now considered furniture and that look is a strong influence in kitchens today. Maple and cherry are the most popular woods and come in a staggering array of finishes. Soffits are out varying heights of cabinet with crown molding are in. Bead-board, rustic, twotone rubbed through finishes with accent moldings are great new looks. Flat panels with raised moldings give the cabinets a look of fine furniture. Glass fronted doors lighten the space and light colored cabinets make a room look larger. Styline Designs, Inc. features solid wood cabinets by Fieldstone, mid to high-end cabinetry based in South Dakota. Cabinets account for about half the total cost of the project and have the greatest impact. Formica countertops are gone. Solid surface countertops are lifetime materials that add value and beauty to kitchens and are without maintenance. Islands and peninsulas are popular. Hardware, "the hardest part to match and pick," says the expert kitchen designer, can change the whole look of the decor. Styline invites the homeowners to look at a wall full of styles and choices. Mr. Silverman ensures one-to-one service, scheduling appointments at his showroom for a time to share ideas, basic needs and tastes of the customer. He will then visit your home, take careful measurements and get a feel for your job. next, the homeowner sees a sketch

and gets rough pricing. He sees a time-line of two weeks, since he is a carpenter and deals directly with the cabinet manufacturer. "I am a small businessman - smaller is better for the customer," he says. He has no glitches in his projects and he uses skilled tradesman and a reliable professional crew of tile-setters and plumbers. "I don't think I ever installed a kitchen I didn't like. Most of his work is referral from pleased customers. He is a resident of

Massapequa, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, active in the community and has coached soccer for years. His two young boys play the sport. Mr. Silverman has a healthy- respect for the client's budget and will make the most of it. The busiest times in remodeling are spring and during the holidays. So hurry in and start planning for the number one re-sale value in your'home improvement - your kitchen.

NEIL SILVERMAN shows off a Styline Design kitchen.