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MEMORIAL DAY Parade festivities from Monday featured clockwise, from above, Lee Bono playing “Taps”; Emma Fischetti posing in her red, white and blue; parade Grand Marshal Everett Rosenblum with his driver Stacy Schultz, and some Merrick PAL soccer players. More photos on page 8 and online at facebook.com/merricklife

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by Marilyn Flynn The North Merrick Public Library is thrilled to host, for the fifth consecutive year, our own Merrick students in a musical salute to our neighborhood. The concert is Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The Town of Hempstead, through the auspices of Angie Cullin, will provide the Showmobile for the evening’s outdoor performance. This year’s participants are representative of our schools’ excellent music programs. The North Merrick Jazz Band will perform under the direction of Peggy Rakas and Andrew Brunson. They will be playing “Mission Impossible” and featuring the trumpet section in a number called “Trumpets with Attitude.” Word of Mouth is the highly selective Merrick Avenue Middle School a cappella (without accompaniment) group directed by Dana Brandwein. This year, this special

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Memorial Day in the Merricks

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FROM “CELEBRITY APPRENTICE� TO GALLERIA PIZZA: Yes, that’s Debbie Gibson! She stopped by her favorite hometown pizza parlor, North Merrick’s Galleria recently. After her Gibson Girl Foundation fundraiser, the restaurant stayed open late for Ms. Gibson and some of her friends to have a pizza party. They ordered four pies with assorted toppings. The party topped off a great evening. (No pun intended). The Gibson Girl Foundation awards scholarships and musical educational opportunities to underprivileged children. Debbie, Calhoun High School Class of 1988, poses with restaurant manager.


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GIVE BLOOD: The Mepham Key Club held its semi-annual blood drive this month. From left are John Scalesi Jr., Key Club advisor; Mepham nurse Carole Levitan; Principal Michael Harrington; seniors Samantha Schupke and Victoria Santorello

(holding a Nassau County Certificate); Town Clerk Mark Bonilla; senior Erika Gadasi (holding a Town of Hempstead Citation); and 10th-graders Jennifer Borzym – Key Club vice-president – and Sal Ferro. Merrick LIfe photo by Douglas Finlay

Raising funds for Calhoun’s new retail store by Anthony Belbol Some people go out of their way to help because they have a good head on their shoulders and a big heart. These people like to support those who love what they do everyday. The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District showed its heart by having a fundraiser this month at Wantagh Lanes for next year’s Calhoun retail store. Cheryl Gitlitz, who developed and organized the bowling fundraiser, was in charge of the whole event. Once Mrs. Gitlitz’s request for a bowling fundraiser was approved by Calhoun Principal David Seinfeld, she reserved all the necessary lanes for the event.

Mrs Gitlitz said she “was thankful that so many prep-for-life kids, parents, staff, families and the Kohl’s store – which brought $500 – were all able to come.” The event had a good outcome because, as Mrs. Gitlitz continued, “It was thinking outside the box.” Mrs. Gitlitz was happy with the teachers who came and supported the fundraiser, because she said that they “made amazing signs and helped to make the raffle baskets.” There was another event, a Shopathon, at Annie Sez, the day after the bowling fundraiser. Between the two events, $6,000 was raised, which got the prep program closer to its goal of $10,000. This newspaper also interviewed Mr.

Seinfeld, who had nothing but positive things to say about the fundraiser. He explained that “I was impressed there were so many people who sponsored the event. The funds will help with design, inventory, signs and furniture for the retail store. I am excited for this program because it is unique and rewarding to the students,” he added. One of the leaders going into next year is Erin Murphy, who may become the store manager, and who had a blast at the fundraiser. She said that “I was surprised that so many people came to the event, and it was a fun experience to take part in.” Erin told what her experience will be like if she becomes the manager, saying “I will

learn stock inventory, how to manage people and money, and retail jobs.” The retail store is an example of the state’s work with the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. The OPWDD helps to give prep kids an experience at a paying job. A part of this program is the Employment Training Program, which will help the kids maintain and acquire a paying, competitive job. This fundraiser was important because it gave the kids who work hard the chance to experience work that they may be able to do in the future. Anthony Belbol is a Calhoun senior in the Senior Experience Program who was an intern at Bellmore Life and Merrick Life.

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Summer yoga! Children entering grades 5 and 6 in September are invited to register for the Yoga Buddy classes to be held on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 10. Class will meet from 3:45-5 p.m. in multi-purpose room B. Teen volunteers will assist the yoga instructor in learning how to relax and stretch. A dream journal will be worked on as well. Register beginning Tuesday, June 5, at the teen/media desk. Dream Big Read! is the theme for the summer reading program this year. Children entering grades 2-7 in September can sign up for the Night Owls, children ages 3-6 will be Sweet Dreamers and babies age 12-35 months can join our Moon Babies. Prizes will be given and some wonderful programs are coming that will reflect the theme. Registration begins Wednesday, June 20.

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The Town of Hempstead’s Department of Senior Enrichment’s Creative Writers’ Workshop will hold a reading of its original works at the Merrick Theatre and

Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 13, starting at 1 p.m. “This forum provides an opportunity for the talented writers who have

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in East Durham in the Catskills. He is survived by his former wife Rosemarie, brothers Johnny, Oliver, Pat, P. Joe and Seamus; sisters Belinda, Eilish, Helena, Jean, Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Mary Rose, Philomena, Sarah and Tess; and his loving companion Bridget O’Reilly and her family. Mike is also survived by grandchildren Heather, Keith, Kyle, Shannon, Ryan, Emmett, Avery, and Maxwell, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation for friends and loved ones will be Saturday, June 2, from 1-5 p.m. at Donohue-Cecere Funeral Home, 290 Post Avenue, Westbury, followed by a 5 p.m. Mass in his memory at Our Lady of Hope Church, 534 Broadway, Carle Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9929, www.stjude.org, or to HPH Hospice Foundation, Attention: Donations, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson, Florida 34667.

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Michael J. Creegan died January 14 at his home in Hudson, Florida. Formerly of Merrick and Westbury, Mr. Creegan was born the oldest of 17 children in the townland of Crott, County Longford, Ireland, and came to America in 1948. He earned a Combat Infantry Badge and his U.S. citizenship with the Second Infantry Division in the Korean War. Married to Rosemarie (nee Farrell), they had six children: Michael G., Kevin, Colleen (McMahon), Kerry, Joyce (McCleary) and Charles. Mr. Creegan was several-term Post Commander of American Legion Post 1282 in Merrick, and active in CYO activities at Cure’ of Ars Parish in Merrick. He was one of the organizers of the Vianney Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and The Conquistadors color guard. He greatly enjoyed dancing at the Irish American Society in Mineola, and at The Shamrock House

participated in the Hempstead Town’s Creative Writers’ Workshop to share their compositions with the community,” said Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. at the Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Avenue in Merrick. The public is invited to attend the annual event and admission is free. The readings will be followed by an informal coffee hour. The short stories, poems and memoirs produced by seniors in workshop sessions will be published by the town this fall in an annual compilation entitled “Musings of Maturity XXIV.” “The Creative Writers’ Workshop is one of many excellent programs offered to senior residents through our Department of Senior Enrichment,”

stated town Councilman Anthony Santino. “In this 16-week workshop, participants are encouraged to develop their artistic abilities.” “The Creative Writers’ Workshop, held at the town’s Merrick Senior Center, continues to inspire those individuals who wish to fulfill a lifelong ambition to write,” concluded Ms. Murray. “I hope area residents will lend their support and join us on June 13 for this creative presentation.” The Creative Writers’ Workshop is partially funded through a grant from Poets and Writers, Inc. The Merrick Theatre and Center of the Arts generously donates the use of its facility. For additional information regarding this program, contact the Department of Senior Enrichment at 485-8100.

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