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by Douglas Finlay “She’s the light of my life,” said dad Luis Abreu (pronounced A-bray-o) of Bellmore’s 2011 First Baby of the Year Madeline Grace Abreu, who just turned one year old yesterday. Happy Birthday, Madeline! Both dad and mom Annalisa gave Bellmore Life a glimpse into the world of one-year-old Madeline as she reached her first milestone. “She’s very smart, very attentive and aware of everything now,” said mom Annalisa. “She’s curious about everything.” Surely enough, as Bellmore Life at and talked with mom and dad, Madeline was turning over the pillows on the couch, crawling up on dad’s knee, getting down, going over to her toys and rattling them, grabbing for a camera bag to take off the table. Oops! Mother and dad look quickly at one another to see who moves first to avert a potential problem – in no time she’s in their laps again. “We take her to Mommy and Me at Tots on Track in Massapequa every Saturday,” continued Annalisa. “She plays gymnasium, sings songs and interacts with all the children.” When they mention Ms. Rhona, leader at Tots on Track, Madeline’s face lights up with a smile. But when they mention Bellmore pediatrician Dr. Roberto Marchitelli, her face grows serious. “She knows she goes there to get her shots,” said Luis. “Dr. Marchitelli say she’s within the

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95% range in height, and in the 50% range for her weight,” mom continued. He predicts she’ll be a tall, slim girl, Annalisa says. While both her and Luis were dancers who loved going out on the town after first being married, having Madeline has completely changed their lives. “Our life is different now with her,” dad Luis says. “We don’t go out to dance anymore like we used to.” Instead, he says that when he’s at work as a dancer or when working at Bye Bye Baby in Garden City he thinks about coming home to be with Madeline and his wife Annalisa. But when they stay at home both parents will sometimes put on dance music, in which Madeline will move to the beat. Annalisa swears that Madeline may already know the beat to the music they dance to because when Annalisa was pregnant with Madeline both she and Luis would go dancing regularly. Their daily routine is as easy as watching TV, giving her a bath and reading books to

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her every night, such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Elmo” and Disney books. With only her bottom two teeth Madeline, who takes “baby steps,” is able to eat a wide range of foods now. “She just started drinking whole milk,” said Annalisa. But she will also eat rice and

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beans, macaroni with sauce, spaghetti and eats her veggies, too. Equally interesting is that mom and dad are teaching her both English and Spanish. (continued on page 3)

Deception burglaries are hitting the neighborhood Be warned of incidents happening in your neighborhood. A 91-year-old woman was at her home on Maple Avenue, Bellmore, at 1 p.m. last week when a woman knocked on her door and asked to speak to her regarding yard work, Nassau police reported. According to First Squad detectives,

the victim accompanied the suspect into her yard for approximately 10 minutes. When the owner returned inside her home she realized that an unknown amount of cash, various credit cards and jewelry had been taken. The suspect is described as light skinned, possibly Hispanic, with large bulging eyes in her 20s. The suspect

was speaking on a Bluetooth earpiece to an unknown person. Bellmore Life also received a call this week from a reader on Saw Mill Road in North Bellmore reporting that she was a victim of the deception-type burglaries taking place in the area. The caller said she was victimized on December 27 in the afternoon when a

woman came to the door and asked to use the bathroom. The homeowner escorted the woman to the bathroom and out of the home when she was done. It was after the visit that she realized she had been robbed of her jewelry box. First Squad detectives are investigating the woman’s claim but do not see a (continued on page 3)

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A parent-targeted Substance Abuse awareness program will be hosted by the Community Parent Center in partnership with the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, and the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick school districts, Legislator David Denenberg and the Bellmore-Merrick Coalition Against Substance Abuse at the Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. To register for “Dangers in Your Medicine Cabinet: What You Need to

Know to Protect Your Children,” contact Wendy Tepfer at the Community Parent Center at 771-9346. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The program, addressing drug abuse – kids using prescription and over the counter drugs on purpose to get high, will be presented by Nassau County Detective Pam Stark and Steve Chassman, LMSW, clinical director of L.I.Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Prescription and over-the-counter medications have become the new “party” drugs for many tweens and

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It’s that time of year once more when Bellmore Life begins its search for all newborn babies who were born on or as close to January 1 as they could get. If you live in Bellmore and are expecting a baby – or have just given birth – in January, then Bellmore Life would like to feature your baby as the First Baby of the Year. An assortment of gifts awaits the family of the First Baby of Bellmore contest. Gifts from local Bellmore merchants will include a $25 gift certificate from Piccolo Ristorante, a haircut for mom or dad at TJs Unisex

Bellmore Bagel Café, a gift for baby from Stride Rite of Merrick, one free week for mother and guest at World Gym, and a one-year subscription to Bellmore Life, your hometown newspaper.

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Bellmore-Merrick Hadassah plans two events The Merrick-Bellmore Dayan Lilah Group of Hadassah announces two events scheduled in the new year. Move it and shake it with Hadassah as you burn off all those extra holiday calories at a one-hour Zumba class scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, at 7:45 p.m. This event will take place at La Mystika, 1812 Merrick Road, Merrick (across from McDonald’s). $15 per person includes a happy hour featuring tropical drinks and snacks. You can RSVP by Wednesday, January 4, by e-mailing dayanlilah@gmail.com. Dayan Lilah’s Chinese Auction is

scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. at La Strada Restaurant, 2100 Merrick Avenue, Merrick (enter from the parking lot behind the building). This fun evening will include a full dinner and dessert. Guests are asked to bring a beautifully wrapped gift valued at $10; attach a creative clue so one can guess what it is. Attendees will bid on items and the highest bidder wins. All profits will benefit the works of Hadassah. The cost is $30 for members or $36 for non-members. You can RSVP to dayanlilah@gmail.com by January 28, as no walk-ins will be accepted.

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Contest rules The baby must be born to a parent who resides in the Bellmores. The exact time of birth must be certified by an attending physician. All entries must be received by Friday, January 27, at noon. In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. Merchants request that you claim your gifts within 90 days with a letter provided by this newspaper (except where stated). See page 10 in this issue for a entry coupon to send in.

Baby Madeline is one year old! from page 1 As mom is a employee with the Town of Oyster Day in Massapequa who works with both English- and Spanish-speaking clientele, and dad Luis is from the Dominican Republic, bilingualism is the way to go in this household. “The majority of books and toys are bilingual,” said Annalisa. Madeline will also watch cartoons in English and in Spanish on the Spanish TV network. “I speak to

her in English and Luis speaks to her in Spanish,” she maintained. Annalisa said that the sponsors of the gifts she and Luis received for Madeline being Bellmore’s First Baby of the Year have all been “just great.” Saying she couldn’t go to each and every sponsor within six weeks because Madeline didn’t need some of the particular gifts until she grew older, such as shoes, Annalisa said the sponsors all honored their gift offerings throughout the year. She thanks them for that.

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Our wishes for 2012 The cliche representation of the new year as a new baby is a good way to look at the future any day of the year. We are starting fresh, full of hope and optimism. We are not jaded or tired and pessimistic. We are making resolutions to make a change for the better, in our habits and in our attitudes. Just that is a positive step. Somehow, every once in a while (remember Y2K?) there are rumblings about this being the end. Now there are debates about the end of one cycle of the Mayan calendar and our Earth’s location in the middle of the Milky Way. Well, we will “keep on keeping on” until then and not use it as an excuse for despair or inaction! This will be a big year for our country, with presidential election campaigns in full swing. And interest in that election should help get voters more interested in state and local elections as well. Governor Andrew Cuomo has set his sights on school consolidations for this coming year. Any savings in adminstrative, clerical and physical plant costs would be welcome because our priority is investment in the teachers and learning materials. And teacher evaluation needs to take into account a myriad of factors besides student test scores. Let’s leave that to the professionals on the ground at each school. They best know the situation there. Consolidations are also going on in the private schools. Again, statistics may not be the whole answer. But a growth in pre-school classes means hope for the future, like the mustard seed that can grow a tree, or a school and a church. Private takeover of our sewage plants and public takeover of private water may be on the horizon. Both are services affecting the public health and safety, and require transparency and accountability. Recently, we focused our special holiday issue on opportunities for giving back to the community and on local unsung heroes. We hope to feature more of them in the coming months because they really do make a difference, and we hope they can inspire others to do the same. We also plan to continue to grow our online presence along with the print version of your community newspaper. Wantagh women read about zoning news on our website. Merrick moms plan playdates by e-mail. Bellmore boys find out about game schedule changes on Twitter. Freeport fathers brag about bases run on Facebook. So we want to be there too. Did you know the entire version of your community newspaper is available online a few days after the print edition arrives in the mailbox? And any websites or e-mails mentioned in stories or ads can link right to those addresses! (continued on page 5)

SPREADING GOOD CHEER: Members of Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers helped spread holiday cheer again this year by collecting hundreds of toys for its annual Toys for Tots program. Members of the BMUST union spent an afternoon at Nassau University Medical Center, journeying through the Pediatric Wing, the Burn Unit, the Psychiatric Unit, the Clinic and the ICU with sacks filled with donated toys. From left are Brett Schwartz (teacher), Susan Stamile (retired teacher), Christine Boyce (teacher), Dan Christoffel (Santa and retired teacher), Kim Black (administrative assistant), Mike Dolber (BMUST president and teacher), Sharon Lefkowitz (teacher) and Bruce Reed (teacher).

bellmore bits EXTENDING THE HOLIDAYS DRIVE: Legislator Dave Denenberg and his son, Aron, are running an “Extend the Holidays” toy and book drive. Like other holiday drives, this effort collects books and toys for donations. However, this drive extends the season for giving beyond the holidays and is intended to provide toys and books for hospitalized children and/or children in need after the season is over. Hospitalized children and/or children in need are in particular need of cheer at any time of year. In the days after the holiday season is over, it is exceptionally important to provide gifts to these children. Unwrapped toys, gifts and books may be dropped off at Legislator Denenberg’s district office, 2818 Merrick Road, Bellmore (just east of Bellmore Avenue), Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The deadline for the toy and book drive is February 10. If you have any questions, call Legislator Denenberg’s office at 409-6623 or 571-6219. ©©© FREE LECTURES: The Hazak Chapter of the Bellmore Jewish Center announce two programs that are open and free to the public, made possible by The New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities Program. The first program, on Wednesday, February 22, at 1:30 p.m., offers “Faces of Jewish Humor: The Saga of the Shlemiel and the Shlimazel,” a lecture by Ruth Adler, professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Baruch College. The second program, on Wednesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m., is “Political Humor: A Look Back in Anger Mixed with Mirth,” presented by Joseph Dorinson, professor of history at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. These lectures will be held at the Bellmore Jewish Center. Pre-registration is neces-

sary. Call Bill at 221-2056. ©©© NBCA TO MEET: There is a meeting of the North Bellmore Civic Association on Monday, January 9, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the North Bellmore Public Library. If you have a community issue that needs to be addressed, come and join us. ©©© GOT CUPCAKES?: On Saturday, January 7, Got Cupcakes? of Bellmore is celebrating its first anniversary. To say “thank you” to their customers, join the celebration by visiting and saying “Happy Anniversary!” and receive a free traditional cupcake with any purchase. Visit Got Cupcakes? at 535 Bedford Avenue, on Facebook, and on their recently launched website,www.gotcupcakesli.com. Remember, “It’s hard not to smile while eating a cupcake!” ©©© CHSD TO MEET: The Central High School District Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, January 4, at 8 p.m. in the Board Room at 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick. All are invited to attend. ©©© VOLUNTEER TO SAVE A LIFE: Long Island Crisis Center (LICC), the 24 hour-a-day, sevenday-a-week, suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is recruiting volunteers to participate in its upcoming counselor assistant training program. No experience is necessary and the hours are flexible (around-theclock) to accommodate the individual needs of volunteers. The free, comprehensive orientation training program takes place over three 3-hour sessions at the crisis center’s office in Bellmore. January’s training will be held on three successive Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. on

January 11, 18 and 25. February’s training will be held on three successive Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on February 11, 18 and 25. For information, visit LICC’s website, www.longislandcrisiscenter.org and click on “Volunteer”; then call 826-0244 to schedule an interview. ©©© NB SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: The North Bellmore Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, at Martin Avenue School, 2616 Martin Avenue. ©©© JEWISH FILM SERIES: On Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m., Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El of Bellmore will kick off its eighth annual Jewish Film Series with the documentary “Dolphin Boy,” a film about a teenage boy who suffered post-traumatic stress and his remarkable four-year journey of recovery at Dolphin Reef on the Red Sea. This film is in English with Hebrew and Arabic subtitles. After viewing the film, the producer Judith Manassen Ramon will take questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the entire community, tickets are $6 in advance or $10 at the door. Checks can be made payable to Temple Beth-El of Bellmore. Temple Beth-El of Bellmore is at 1373 Bellmore Road in North Bellmore. For information contact the temple office during normal business hours at 781-2650. This program is made possible by a Ma’alot grant from the Israel Commission of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and Nefesh B’Nefesh – Taking Steps Toward Raising Israel Awareness. ©©© COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Residents of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High (continued on page 5)


from page 4 School District, with or without children in the schools, are invited to participate on the District Budget Lay Committee. The first meeting will be on January 18, at 7 p.m. at the Brookside School.

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The Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in North Merrick will hold a bereavement support group for those who have lost a loved one starting Monday, January 9. It will run for eight Mondays, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Parish Center, 720 North Merrick Avenue. For information call Sr. Lynn at 379-1356, ext. 19, or the parish outreach at 379-6123.

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Community members on the committee will act in an advisory capacity to the members of the school board, as well as district administration. There will be meetings with various district administrators who will present and explain program

needs. The committee will have the opportunity to review the proposed expenditure budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Anyone interested in serving on this committee should contact Cynthia Strait-

Régal, deputy superintendent, at the administration offices, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566. by January 14. Or call 992-1020. ©©©

2 p.m. at the Baldwin Library, 2385 Grand Avenue, and Thursday, February 21, 2 p.m. at the Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Avenue. Mr. Clavin will discuss important issues such as assessment challenges, tax exemptions, tax discounts, property tax payment dates and convenient tax payment options. Forums are free, and all are welcome. For information call the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at 538-1500.

The next free Nassau County Bar Association Mortgage Foreclosure Free Legal Consultation Clinic is Monday, January 9, 3-6 p.m. at the NCBA headquarters, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Attorneys have volunteered to provide one-on-one guidance, advice and direction to any Nassau County homeowner who is concerned about foreclosure matters or is already in the foreclosure process involving property in Nassau County. In addition to meeting one-on-one with a volunteer attorney, housing counselors from the Nassau County Homeownership Center and Community Development Corporation of Long Island are on hand to help with loan modifications. Reservations are required by calling the Bar Association at 747-4070. Attendees are asked to bring their mortgage documents to the clinic. Bilingual attorneys fluent in Spanish will be on site. Attorneys bilingual in Russian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Chinese, Hindi and many other languages will be made available upon request when homeowners call to make reservations.

County Legislator Dave Denenberg will show you how to grieve your assessment on Monday, January 10, at 7 pm. at the Merrick Library. Leg. Denenberg presents workshops on how to file a grievance of your assessment with the Assessment Review Commission. The filing period is from January 3 to March 1. Experts provide assistance, guidance and information on the process. A question and answer session and one-on-one assistance follows.

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To Bellmore Life: My name is Vinny Zecca. I am writing to you on behalf of the family and friends of James D. McNaughton, a New York City police officer who was killed in Iraq. Jimmy was a Staff Sergeant with the Army Reserve’s 306th Military Police Battalion, based out of Uniondale. Coming from a family of police officers, he joined the NYPD a little over nine years ago as a member of the first Police Academy class to graduate after 9/11. He was assigned to Transit Bureau, District 2 in Lower Manhattan. He reported for duty in the Army on October 4, 2002. On August 2, 2005, Jimmy’s unit was assigned a dangerous mission in which was between him and a couple other sergeant’s. Jimmy volunteered over the other soldiers because they had children and he knew of the severity of the mission.† While on this mission, Jimmy was training an Iraqi officer up in a tower and was struck by a sniper. James McNaughton, 27, was the first New York City cop to give his life for his country as a soldier in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. I have known Jimmy since we were eight years old. He is my best friend and the most loyal person that I have ever met. After these events occurred, all of the stories that were written or told about Jimmy spoke of how great a hero he is and how dedicated he was to this country. This is all indeed very true. Jimmy had red, white and blue running through his blood. However, what always got overlooked was how great of a person and friend Jimmy was to so many of us. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of him. The heroism that Jimmy showed as a police officer and a soldier for this country was equaled by his loyalty and dedication to his family and friends. Jimmy lived for this country for as long as I can remember, and he died defending the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

Over the past six years, we have held a benefit/fundraiser event in honor of Jimmy’s memory. The tremendous amount of success that this event has had has been truly overwhelming to Jimmy’s family. This success could not have been achieved without the incredible amount of support that we have received from the entire community, including the local and city police departments, local businesses, the United States Army and all of the performers who have generously come down and entertained all of the troops, members of numerous law enforcement agencies, and Jimmy’s family and friends in attendance. We have also received an enormous amount of press for this event from newspapers, radio stations, the Internet, television news, and even from radio shows such as the Howard Stern Show. The success of this event is also due to the large amount of support that we have received from publications such as the Bellmore Life. Over the past few years, we have had an assortment of entertainment and appearances, from the likes of comedians Dave Attell, Nick DiPaolo, Colin Quinn, Senator Hilary Clinton, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, numerous professional athletes, the USO, the New York Shields Pipes and Drums Band, among others. The amazing part of this list is that more than half of them have reached out to the McNaughton family requesting to be a part of this great event. This year will mark the seventh year anniversary of Jimmy’s passing. So we are really hoping to make this year’s event extremely special and bigger then what we have done in the previous years. Unfortunately, I know that in a lot of cases as time goes by more and more people tend to forget. This is something that we are trying to prevent from happening. We want to keep Jimmy’s memory alive and with the amount of people attending this event increasing each year, I think it’s a true homage to the type of person that Jimmy was and how many lives he touched.

The event itself, will take place on Saturday afternoon, January 21, at Mulcahy’s Music Hall in Wantagh, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds from the event will be donated to multiple great charities – The Wounded Warrior Project, 9-1-1 Veterans Organization and The James McNaughton Foundation. The Wounded Warriors Project seeks to assist those men and women of our

Register your child for Bellmore Schools kindergarten The Bellmore schools resgister studenrts for kindcergarten in two phasees. The fist phase for the 2012-2013 school yeas will be proff of residency. In order to move the to actual registgarion process, paresnt muyst fist prove that they reside in the district. Registration forms are available at www.bellmoreschools.org. parents will apaso have an oppprtunity to regisgter to vote, while they register their child for kindergarten. If your child will be five years old on or before December 1, please present the following information to the district office at the adminstrative office at the Winthrop Avenue Scvhool during the

exhibitors who have helped to make the previous years’ shows such a success. A raffle will be held with two prizes. The first is a Lionel Train Set donated by Nassau Hobby Center, 13 West Merrick Road, Freeport. The second is an HO train set donated by Trainville Hobby Depot. The holiday season usually begins on a “train fever” and as a result, the club expects this show to continue to be an exciting event for both dealers and exhibitors, as well as spectators. For information or to confirm your attendance, visit the club at www.freeportsouthern.com or e-mail gsbmrc@freeportsouthern.com.

weeks of Monday-Friday, January 9-13, and Tuesday-Friday, January 17-20, during the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Your child’s original birth or baptismal certificate. • Property tax receipt. • One document indicating ownership or rental property (i.e. deed, mortgage statement, homeowners insurance policy or lease). • Two documents verifying residency (i.e. recent utility bills). After resdency is confirmed, kindergarten screening/registration information will be mailed to you from the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center.

Free throw contest All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Saturday, January 7, at 4 p.m. Registration begins at 3 p.m. This event will be held at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School gym located on Bedford Avenue, (next to St. Barnabas Church). The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state (or province ) competi-

All aboard for the train show The 22nd Annual Winter Train Show and Exhibition, sponsored by the Great South Bay Model Railroad Club, Inc., is planned for Sunday, January 8, at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of the show is to introduce the hobby of model railroading in all its phases: operating, collecting, scale-model building and modular railroading. The space available for dealers and exhibitors is limited, so tables and areas will be given out by invitation only. Preference will be given to those dealers and

armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world. The 9-1-1 Veterans Organization assists those returning from the global war on terrorism as well as those who served in other eras. The James McNaughton Foundation helps to provide scholarships to men and women who serve in the NYPD. Vinny Zecca

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CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla of Bellmore (right) greets the Trapani family of Bellmore at the 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza, which was held at the corner of Bedford and Broadway Avenue in Bellmore, and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores.

Town zoning hearings 13/12. BELLMORE – Marwan H. Awad and Lana E. Nasnallah, variances, lot area occupied, front yard setback on Terra Lane, construct dwelling with garage, N/W corner Columbus Avenue and Terra Lane.

8/12.-9/12. NORTH BELLMORE – Brian A. Gross, variance, lot area occupied, construct sunroom addition attached to dwelling; maintain shed higher than permitted and with lessthan-required side and rear yard setbacks, N/s Irving Court, 56' W/o Bristol Drive, a/k/a 1609 Irving Court.

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Driving While Intoxicated and three violations of the vehicle and traffic law. ©©© A 2007 gold Subaru Forester was stolen from Eastern Avenue, Bellmore, on December 24. ©©© A resident of Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, discovered damage to the rear window of her 2011 gray Buick on December 16. ©©© A woman left her pocketbook, wallet and contents in a shopping cart at Ace Hardware, Merrick Road, Bellmore, and left the scene on December 21. When she realized it was missing, she returned and discovered it stolen by unknown thieves. ©©© Unknown suspect(s) stole an EZ Pass and GPS from an unlocked 1998 maroon Chevy Tahoe, and a jacket and GPS from an unlocked 2002 Honda Accord and 2007 Chevy Suburban on Clarendon Avenue, Bellmore, on December 24. Police reports come from law enforcement agencies. Suspects are presumed innocent unless and until convicted in court.

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MetroCard,” said County Executive Mangano. NICE buses began operating in the county on January 1, taking over from the MTA, which had the bus routes for almost 40 years. “The MetroCard agreement is a big win for both MTA and NICE riders because we share so many customers,” said Mike Setzer, vice-president of Veolia Transportation, and CEO of NICE. “For all the Nassau County residents heading into the city to work, there’s a nearly equal number of city residents heading to Nassau County – this is an example of two transit systems collaborating to serve shared customers.” The MetroCard will continue to be available through vending machines, at subway stations, and through designated neighborhood merchants. It offers reduced fares as well as free transfers between subway and bus, or between buses.

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College breaks can last up to 6 weeks, so how will you get the most value for your time? Sure you need to recuperate with extra sleep, reconnect with family and friends, and rejuvenate with downtime, before starting another semester towards earning your college degree but how many days does it take before boredom sets in? You can plan to put some of your precious free time to good use, make some contacts, and add to your resume. Here are 10 ways to make your college beak profitable: Earn some money. College is expensive so a little extra cash is a good thing. Job search at local businesses, contact the local Chamber of Commerce, ask former employers, look online, go to your college’s job placement office, and ask family and friends to help you. Or be an entrepreneur and start your own business. Add experience. Some work is more valuable than the money earned, if it leads to a job in your field of study. Consider an internship, even if unpaid, to add work experience to your resume. The bonus is more employers are hiring their interns. Volunteer. Community service benefits those you serve and yourself. Try for a position related to your field of study. For example, if you are interested in the medical profession, volunteer at a local hospital; interested in teaching, contact a local school or child care agency. Complete a special project. Now is a great time to do what you put off but always wanted to do. Maybe you have an unfinished project or never had the time to start. Perhaps you’ve been yearning to work on a hobby or pursue a special activity. Create a schedule, plan your time wisely, and accomplish your dream. Network. Join a professional group in your field of study and start networking. Find a local chapter and attend meetings. Business cards are easy to print yourself, go online or watch for special offers from local office supply stores for free or low cost options. Include your name, name of college, class of 20--, major or brief descriptive info about you (example: Accounting Major, Volunteer Firefighter) and contact information. Dress and act professionally, hand out your cards, and get known. Apply for scholarships. Many colleges offer scholarships to their current students from institutional funds. Contact your advisor, head of department for your major, or financial aid office and find out what is necessary to apply. There are also outside scholarships for current college students sponsored by private organizations and businesses. Search for these on the Internet. Be a good consumer and don’t give out bank account, credit card, PINs and Social Security Numbers. Never pay a fee for FREE money. Jump start assignments. Get in touch with your professors and ask for a syllabus. Find out what you can read ahead to lessen your work load before classes begin. This gives you a chance to start a calendar and include dead-

lines for papers/projects due and to build in study time for tests. Add in activities, clubs, and downtime and you have a great semester plan. Take a mini-semester class. Your college may offer condensed classes as an additional “winter semester.” A local college may do the same. Use this opportunity to take a prerequisite, an advanced class, or something special you’ve always wanted to learn. Before signing up, make sure you will receive full course credit from your home school. Travel for work. You may be thinking of relocating after graduation. Use this time to investigate a new city. Parent Coach Kay Kimball Gruder of

SuccessfulCollegeParenting.com explains, “The opportunity to test out a geographic location can help your student to clarify his or her options. Additionally, there are often alumni living in the geographic area of interest who are willing to share their tips and experiences living and working there.” Travel Abroad. There are opportunities for travel/study/work/volunteer abroad. Research your home school’s travel abroad opportunities. Then research those of other colleges. For example, if you’re studying at SUNY Binghamton, consider a program from another SUNY; if you’re attending an out-of-state college, also consider a SUNY program or one from another college. Finally, search for programs sponsored by organizations. Compare

details (location, amenities included, price, reviews) but if studying, make sure your home school accepts the program for full credit. Parent Coach Kimball Gruder also notes this added benefit, “As the world becomes more globalized, employers often look for employees who have had international experiences.” Add your work/study/travel/volunteer experiences and accomplishments to your resume including memberships in professional organizations. Before you leave, get contact information for future references. Use your free time wisely and make your college break profitable. Wendy David-Gaines, a Merrick resident, is author of Parents Of College Students Survival Stories. Visit her at www.pocsmom.com" www.pocsmom.com.

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One Sunday night there was a hastily arranged meeting of concerned FilipinoAmericans who assembled in Woodside, Queens, in reaction to the recent storm that struck the Philippine port city of Cagayan De Oro on the southern island of Mindinao. The disaster occurred early that Saturday morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., when most residents were soundly sleeping. Flood waters rose quickly and completely engulfed some neighborhoods, taking many people completely by surprise. Many residents were forced to take to their rooftops to escape the savage waters. Warnings were issued but mostly ignored by the local residents because Cagayan De Oro, located in the southern half of the Philippines, is not normally affected by the frequent storms the Philippine islands experience. The number of confirmed dead has now risen to over 900, with thousands more reported missing and over 100,000 displaced from their homes.

All the attendees at the meeting have family members living in the affected areas in their native land particularly in Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. Thankfully, all of them were able to communicate with their loved ones who survived the floods and landslides. This, however, did not lessen their resolve to do something to help the less fortunate victims and their families. Victor Carillo, a citizen of Cagayan De Oro, is working with several local groups and government agencies in the Philippines to coordinate disaster relief efforts there. Mr. Carillo reported that he has six families living in his home, and that churches and schools in that area were packed with people who had nowhere else to live. The Salvation Army, Knights of Columbus, Rotary International and Kiwanis International have all been contacted by this writer and they are in the process of setting up relief efforts and financial arrangements to accept donations. • Philippine disaster relief – Kiwanis

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Geri Ilene Fessler, founder of the Heather on Earth Music Foundation, was born in Brooklyn, on March 13, 1961. A lifelong resident of Merrick, our beautiful Geri died on Wednesday, December 21.

She was the daughter of Myrna Rosenbaum and the late Stephen Rosenbaum, sister of Dr. Mara Greenwald, wife of Eric Fessler, mother to Heather, Gillian, Shaina and Taryn. Geri founded the Heather on Earth

Where to fish in New York State New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Bureau of Fisheries is offering a new, full color map/brochure free of charge for individuals who fish in the freshwaters of New York, the agency announced today. The I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State provides information on over 320 New York lakes and ponds and 112 river and streams. “Research shows one of the primary reasons people do not fish more often is because of a lack of information concerning where to fish,” said Kathy Moser, assistant commissioner, DEC Office of Natural Resources. “Our comprehensive map provides all the information needed to have a quality freshwater fishing experience, and is part of our agency’s overall efforts to help connect New Yorkers and others to our natural resources.” The large 36” x 37.5” map folds into a convenient 3.875” x 9” size. One side provides a map of New York state identifying locations of fishing waters recommended by DEC regional staff. The other side provides tables with details on each water, including the fish species present, the type of access provided and who owns it, whether or not it is open to ice fish-

ing, the availability of fishing piers, marinas or local campsites and any permits or other restrictions that apply. Guidance on how to buy a fishing license, register a boat or make a camping reservation in New York is also included, along with information for anglers desiring to fish the Great Lakes for wild trout, wilderness brook trout or black bass. Anglers will also find important phone numbers and e-mail addresses for various contacts, along with a quick response (QR) code providing a smartphone link to the current New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide. Color identification photos and descriptions of popular sportfish in New York are also provided. The I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State was completed using federal aid in sportfish restoration grant funds and can be obtained free of charge by visiting any DEC regional office, or by mail. To receive a map in the mail, email a request to the DEC at: fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Requests by e-mail should include the name and complete address of the recipient, as well as New York Fishing Map in the subject line.

Music Foundation to honor the memory of her daughter Heather Samone, who died on September 28, 1985. The foundation’s purpose mirrored Geri’s endlessly positive outlook on life, which she lived by the words Smile, Live, Love, Laugh, and her lifelong love of music. The nonprofit organization is the first of its kind created solely to provide funding for the implementation and subsequent ongoing support of music therapy programs in children’s hospitals from New York to Tel Aviv. Geri was a remarkable woman who made it her life’s work to deliver the magic of music into children’s hearts as they are healing. To honor Geri’s memory, please lend your support by visiting heatheronearth.org. – Jill Price

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU LARRY BRAND AND ROBERT FRIEDMAN Plaintiff, AGAINST MURLAN KREKU, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 05/02/2008 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, New York 11501 on 01/10/12 at 11:30 AM premises known as 977 NEWBRIDGE ROAD, NORTH BELLMORE, NEW YORK 11710 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Nassau, City and State of New York Section, Block and Lot: Section 51 Block 530 Lot 23

Approximate amount of judgment $17,442.08 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #8385/07 STEPHEN FROMMER, ESQ., REFEREE Cristina Cline, Esq., Referee Peter T. Roach and Associates, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, 125 Michael Drive, Suite 105, Syosset, NY 11791 Dated: 12/02/11 BL 291 4T 12/14, 21, 28, 1/4 OTBB LLC has been formed as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on December 15, 2011. N.Y. Office Location: Nassau Co. SSNY is designated as Agent upon whom, process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: 2477 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710. Term: Indefinite Purpose/Character: Real

Estate BL 297 6T 12/28, 1/4, 11, 18, 25, 2/1 Notice of Regular Meetings Bellmore Fire District Please take notice that the Bellmore Fire District of the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, New York, will hold its regular meetings for the year 2012 on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm on such day at the District Office 2450 Newbridge Road, Bellmore. All meetings of the Bellmore Fire District are open to the public. This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers law of the State of New York. By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Bellmore Fire District. Robert Angrisani Secretary Bellmore Fire District BL 299 1T 1/4

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