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NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about y our neighbors! 117 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

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Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering and Save Harbors) has selected a larger location for its Saturday, March 24, OpSPLASH 22 cleanup, Bay County Park, 1 First Avenue, East Rockaway. The response to the cleanup was so enormous, that a larger location was needed to accommodate the hundreds of volunteers along with their cars. At the OpSPLASH 22 cleanup, volunteers will board boats at 9 a.m. and head out to local islands along the South Shore. They will be on the lookout for any trash and debris they can find on the marsh. Litter most commonly found on the marshes include Styrofoam coffee cups, bottles and juice boxes. Many think that the trash is a result of careless boaters. However, the majority of trash starts out as ordinary street litter and gets washed into storm drains as far north as Garden City and then released into the bay. Last year, volunteers collected 10,000 pounds of shoreline trash, enough to fill a barge 14 feet wide, 36 feet long and 8 feet deep. One of the SPLASH boats reported hauling back seven tires, four boat fenders, a 10-gallon water heater and forty-six bags of trash. Volunteers should dress in appropriate clothing depending on the weather that day (dressing in layers is a good idea),

freeportlibrary Free film

On Friday, March 23, 3 and 7 p.m., the film will be “The Ides of March.” During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Rated R, 102 min.; 2011.

Choosing a nursing home

On Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m., a representative of South Oaks Hospital will help answer questions about the various types of nursing facilities that are available.

Good lessons from bad women

On Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m.,

with waterproof boots and work gloves (a hat is also recommended). For safety reasons, no sneakers or shoes will be allowed on the marsh. In addition, volunteers should bring a change of clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and any other essential items. Children must be at least 12 years old to participate and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Founded in Freeport in 1990, Operation SPLASH is a 2,500-member, grassroots, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of the waterways along the South Shore of Long Island. Throughout its 21-year history, SPLASH volunteers have removed more than one million pounds of trash from the local waterways. The organization is working on other important projects designed to protect and preserve the fragile South Shore estuaries. Meetings are held at the Freeport Recreation Center on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm. To arrange a presentation at your school, Scout group or civic organization, call 378-4770 or email For more information and future SPLASH events visit or call 378-4770.

Dorothy Leeds will present a wonderful wicked story of a good girl who longs to be a “bad girl.” She will have you laughing aloud as she slips seamlessly in and out of seven women’s personalities.

Superstars of classical music

On Thursday, March 29, 2 p.m., Phillip Malamud will present Part one of a two-part series, entitled “Before They Were Thirty.” It is the celebration of these great masterpieces of music written by composers in the first flowering of their genius. You will hear and see great artists playing the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and others.

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Friday, March 23 • Freeport Cinema, 3 & 7 p.m.; CR: Chess for Kids, 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED. 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m.; at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Kids’s Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, March 24 • V.I.T.A., 1 p.m., Choosing the proper nursing home, 2 p.m.; Delta, 9 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, March 25 • Good Lessons from Bad Women, 2:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library.

Wednesday, March 28 • SP: All about E-Mail, 6:30 p.m.; ESOL, 10 a.m.; CODA of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; Freeport Camera Club, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Village Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome.

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Tuesday, March 27 • Look. Listen & Learn, 1 p.m.; V.I.T.A., 6 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; Freeport Democratic Club, 7 p.m.; Landmarks Commission, 7:30 p.m.; Human Relations Committee, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Planning Board, 6:30 p.m., Village Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue.


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Baldwin-based First Squad detectives report a robbery on Wednesday, March 14, at 8:15 p.m. in Baldwin. According to detectives, a 15-year-old male victim was walking westbound on Eastern Boulevard when he heard a vehicle approach him from behind. Two men exited the vehicle and dragged the victim into the automobile where two additional men were waiting. One robber brandished a knife; one displayed a black handgun and another was seated in the rear cargo area of the vehicle and began choking the victim. The victim was driven around the block and then released. Proceeds were an iPhone and a set of keys. The victim refused medical attention at the scene. One robber is described as black, approximately 17-19 years of age, large build, dark skin, short hair, wearing a

white T-shirt and black sweat pants. A second robber is described as black, 5’11- 6 feet tall, approximately 17-19 years of age, thin build, short black hair, wearing a black T-shirt and a black doorag. The driver is described as a lightskinned black with short hair, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The fourth man is described as black (no further description). The vehicle is described as a light blue square-shaped SUV. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. uuu A 44-year-old man from Broadway, Freeport, was arrested on Broadway near Commonwealth Avenue, Massapequa, on March 6 and charged with Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Incident without a Report and Unlicensed Operator.

Monday, March 26 • CR: P/C Workshop, 10 a.m.; V.I.T.A., 10 a.m.; Conversation Circles/ Circulos De La Conversacion, 6:30 p.m.; SP: Computer Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m.; ESOL, 9 ` a.m.; Retired Teachers, 10 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; LIAV Society, 7 p.m.; Group Meditation, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome.

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Thursday, March 29 • Superstars of Classical Music, 2 p.m.; CR: Circle Time 7 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Mayor’s Advisory Veteran’s Council, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Memorial Library, 144 Merrick Road. Explorer Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.


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The joys of Spring! Optimism soars in Springtime. The weather is warmer, so we can get out and exercise and feel healthier. We can plant delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables. We can get boats out on the water or try our luck at the fishing piers. The flowers are sprouting with color and scent. The birds and their songs are back. It makes us feel like celebrating. And we do! We have all sorts of wonderful celebrations, from Easter and Passover, to First Communions, Mother's Day, Father's Day, proms and graduations ahead. This special issue of your community newspaper celebrates the joys of Spring, and all that this area has to offer, which is a lot! Flip through its pages and you may discover a new shop or restaurant or other local business just waiting for you. The same newspaper you hold in your hands also has a flippable online edition on its website. Clicking on any website or e-mail address listed in an advertisement or article automatically brings you to it. What could be easier? Oh, of course we mean the website. We’re not quite that magical! But almost.

Drive as if your kids lived here That’s what a sign we drove by said. And of course, we ought to drive that way everywhere, especially

in Spring when exuberant children are just starting to play outside again. Remember what your driver’s education teacher told you, “If you see a ball rolling into the street a child will probably be running out after it, and possibly not looking out for you. So you look out for him.” More bicycles and scooters will also be sharing the road with you. And remember, if you are a jogger do not set the music up so high in your earphones that you aren’t aware of a car bearing down on you. Let’s all look out for each other!

A GRAND RE-OPENING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY was held for Compare Foods on North Main Street in Freeport. Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Angie Cullin, Mayor Andrew Hardwick, local elected officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered to cut the ribbon and congratulate the Gutierrez family (owners of Compare Foods) and store manager Jenny Jorge. Joanna Bell Richards made a presentation to Jose Gutierrez Sr. in thanks for the food donated from the store to Harvest For the World.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Elias Debourg of Freeport, a seventh-grader was named February Student of the Month at Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School. This recognition is not easy to achieve. Students must exemplify academic excellence as well as character and service to fellow students.

Women’s History Month Mayor Andrew Hardwick and the Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend Freeport’s Women’s History Month Celebration, “Our Women...Our Community,” an event honoring women who exhibit excellence, commitment, strength and dedication. The event will take place on Friday, March 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, and will include an awards ceremony, entertainment, and light refreshments. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information call 377-2252.

Spring bazaar Baldwin Girl Scout Troop 2305 is having an outdoor Spring Shopping Bazaar on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m.4 p.m. The bazaar will be held

at the Baldwin Municipal parking lot on Grand Avenue between Wesley Avenue and Edward Street. The bazaar will feature over 40 vendors, health screenings, face painting and children’s games and crafts. Items include decorations, jewelry, home goods, holiday items, craft, prom and party services/items, garage sale items as well as an opportunity for new community business to showcase their services and goods.

Benefit concert Anne-Marie Hudley Simmons, marimbist, and friends – Soy Young Lee Segredo, soprano and Julian Meyers, saxophonist, will present a benefit concert for the Atkinson and Dodd Select Chorales Tour to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 24,

at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Zion Cathedral, Church of God in Christ, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Suggested donation is $15. Ms. Hudley Simmons, an accomplished musician, will perform on the marimba – the mother of the xylophone – and sing favorite selections. Performing with her will be Soy Young Lee Segredo, soprano, and Julian Meyers, saxophonist. Both of the select chorales will join in singing their award-winning choral pieces. The community is invited to support this endeavor in order to raise funds for the Select Chorales’ trip to Philadelphia, April 13-15, where they will receive a master choral class from Temple University and perform for several audiences before returning home to New York.

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GRAND RE-OPENING of Novi (New Old Venice Inn) Italian Restaurant on Merrick Road in Baldwin was one of the nine new, renovated, or relocated businesses on Merrick Road, Grand Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the Baldwin Civic Association hosted this event to promote the revitalization of Baldwin. From left are state Assemblyman Brian Curran; chamber Co-President Ralph Rose; Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino; Paul Lizio, Baldwin chamber; David Viana, Baldwin Civic Association co-president; state Senator Dean Skelos; owners Kathy and Joe Russo, Novi Restaurant; Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla; Ginny Foley, Baldwin chamber; Karen Montalbano, Baldwin Civic Association; chamber CoPresident Erik Mahler, Linda Degen, Baldwin Civic Association co-president, and Debbie Pugliese, Baldwin chamber.

Baldwin teachers ratify agreement to freeze wages and steps frozen during the year. The board and administration extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Baldwin Teachers Association for placing the needs of the community and the children of Baldwin in the forefront. This settlement allows Dr. James Mapes, the superintendent of schools, to consider recommending to the board the restoration of the full-day kindergarten program we all deeply cherish. Not only would this preserve all the services to kindergarten students but would also save teacher positions. Working carefully together to finalize this settlement demonstrates that our district continues to strive for excellence even during these difficult times. – Baldwin Board of Education Mary Jo O’Hagan, President

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by Mark Treske The Wednesday, March 14, meeting of the Freeport school board saw the board still working on its 2012-13 budget, a document currently calling for expenditures of $153,139,767, an increase of $3,662,200 or 2.45% over last year. Revenue losses, including federal stimulus funding and interest income, would leave the district with a revenue gap of $1.5 million, making the potential tax levy impact $3.2 million over the 2% tax cap enacted by the state last year. In this meeting the district started a detailed review of the budget as it now stands. Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Kenneth Rogers went over the administrative component, which would total $17,242,073, a rise of $43,170 or 0.25% of the previous year. Increases are seen mostly in employee benefits, as an increase of $165,513 in such areas as retirement, medical and dental benefits is expected. An increase of $47,712 is also budgeted to pay for new optical scanner voting machines, although it is still unclear whether the district may be allowed to continue to use the old ones. Reductions will be seen in personnel expenses due to the elimination of one dean and one clerical position, as well as the elimination of a summer school administrator. $35,624 will also be eliminated as a result of the district’s exemption from the MTA tax. The capital component will total $15,878,381, an increase of $3,662,220, or 2.45%. Increased expenses include employee benefits and the first payment in the school construction bond approved in September – expenses that will not be

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Bill Isenberg, a resident of Baldwin, died on January 28 at the age of 90. Mr. Isenberg was born on October 20, 1921, child of Meyer Isenberg and Esther Kahn Isenberg. He attended elementary school in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School, and later graduated from Brooklyn College. In 1973 he married Margaret Halladay, who died in 1989. They resided in Baldwin, and had no children. He and his wife travelled extensively, all over the world. They particularly loved Turkey and South Africa. Every year, they rented an apartment in Manhattan for several months so they could see every show, opera, concert, etc. and not have to travel back and forth from their home in Baldwin. They were great athletes and loved golf in particular. Mr. Isenberg was a longtime volunteer at the Interfaith Nutrition Network Food Pantry, a member of the FreeportMerrick Rotary Club and a onetime president of the Freeport Exchange Club. He fought in World War II in the U.S. Army Infantry and was stationed in North Africa. He worked in the newspaper business for many years, primarily with Fairchild Publications, where he did editorial work. His only sibling was Maurice George Isenberg, whose wife was Mildred Isenberg. He is survived by a niece, Adriane Maura Isenberg, and a grandnephew, Alexander Joshua Wilde.

reimbursed until the projects paid for by the bond are completed. In reporting on the district’s advocacy in Albany, Dr. Kishore Kuncham, superitendent of schools, noted that some of the district’s concerns are being heard. For example, both legislative budgets will repackage most of a $250 million competitive grant as state aid, and help regarding a proposed shift in special ed costs may be forthcoming. No more than $600,000 in relief would result from the shift, however. Since an on-time or even early budget passage by the legislature is expected, Dr. Kuncham declared that “the advocacy work will continue.” In other matters the board: • Authorized the signing of an agreement between the district and BOCES for the BoTie fiber optic network for $250,275. • Granted tenure to three administrators, including Freeport High School principal Ernest Kight Jr. • Awarded a contract for the synthetic turf field construction and field lighting electrical work at Freeport High School to the LandTek Group at a cost of $1,606,000. During public comment, a representative from a losing bidder asked the board to table the motion to accept the bid, asserting his bid was lower. When the bid was approved, he became angry, verbally berating the board as he departed. • In another public comment, Frank Tucker praised a student who addressed the board in February and supported his argument to spare music and arts education from the budget axe. He was reassured that no such cuts were contemplated. The next Freeport Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at Freeport High School.

LEARNING: Freeport students at Archer Street School select their learning tools from a specially designed iPod cart. The use of handheld devices with headphones enables students to learn at their own pace.

Archer students learn with iPods Students at Archer Street School in Freeport have been working with iPods to increase their listening skills, develop fact fluency and improve problem-solving strategies. Their teachers use a variety of software programs available for the trendy handheld device to create voice memos and podcasts that will be used as shared learning experiences. One group is developing its own math word problems that will be shared with their classmates as a way of developing math strategies through listening and communication skills. “It is thrilling to see the smiles on the faces of the children as they

embrace the technology of the 21st century,” said Principal Paula Lein. The goal is for students to use the iPod as motivation and inspiration to learn in a different way. A BOCES professional developer is working with both teachers and students to develop individualized activities. An iPod cart, which includes 40 iPods with different features, external speakers, microphones and an Apple laptop, is available for use by dual language, special education and general education students in grades 2-4. Teachers have the flexibility to tailor a lesson according to a student’s needs.

He was a wonderful man and was unbelievably generous to me and to my son. – Adriane Isenberg

Arlyne Mullins Arlyne Mullins, 90, died Sunday, March 4, in her home at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, she was the only child of Edgar and Helen (Hill) Mullins. She graduated from Erasmus Hall High School Class of 1939. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1943, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Ms. Mullins did postgraduate studies at Hofstra College, Adelphi College and Long Island University. For most of her career she taught fifth grade in several New York City and Long Island schools. Ms. Mullins retired in 1976 from Freeport Public Schools. She enjoyed traveling and being with her friends. Students who knew her continued to correspond with her in retirement. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Survivors include her cousin, Nancy Hill Holguin and her children, Manuel Holguin and Elle Stork Holguin. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family A memory tribute may be placed Contributions in lieu of flowers, to the Trinity Episcopal Church. 44 East Market Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018.


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By Jim Golding Monday’s village board meeting soared to new heights of civic pride only to come crashing down later in a civic meltdown. Following a preliminary executive session, Mayor Andrew Hardwick began the agenda meeting by honoring several individuals for their accomplishments on behalf of Freeport. He gave the oath of office to newly promoted Sergeant Barry McGovern, a veteran of more than 20 years service with the police department, and presented citations to several police and firefighters for their recent heroic actions relating to the recent fire at the marina on Hudson Avenue. Captains from every fire company were present, as well as officials of the Public Works, Emergency Management and Electric Department for their work during the severe storms that battered the village in 2011. Mayor Hardwick then honored Freeport native Patrick Day, the number one-ranked amateur boxer in the nation who has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, and is participating in its training camp. A 2010 graduate of Freeport High School and a nutrition major at Nassau Community College when he’s not in training, Mr. Day praised the Police Athletic League boxing program that he participated in while in school, and thanked his coach, Joe Higgins, and other coaches in the program. They and Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, a supporter of the PAL

program, made a plea for the extension of the gym, which opened in 2006. “We’ve taken a good number of young men, taken them off the streets, and put them in the gym,” Mr. Higgins said of the benefit to the community derived from the facility and program. “Most of them have become productive givers to society.” Concluding the special presentations was the mayor’s installation of Stearns Park Civic Association officers. The board then turned to the regular agenda and approved several items until addressing the request to extend the cable TV programming contract with Real Tyme Media, which videotapes the village board meetings and other events for Channel 18/44. There was no motion for approval from the trustees. The mayor can only second a motion, so the issue did not pass, which precipitated lengthy, sometimes heated discussions among the board members. They’re voting to stop televising,” said the mayor. “I’m going to be charged with finding a camera to some way keep the meetings televised.” He commented about the need for transparency that the public wants, which prompted a series of sharp exchanges with Trustee William White Jr., which later dragged Trustees Carmen Pineyro and Robert Kennedy into a lengthy round of blame-exchanging and finger-pointing with the mayor. “I’m sick and tired of hearing this political claptrap,” said Mr. White. “You have unilaterally edited and decided what is put on and taken off [the meeting

videos that are aired]. “Enough is enough; we voted twice to extend it.” He added, “Don’t talk about transparency, it’s time to stop the drama.” Mr. White also objected to the editing of comments he had made at various meetings, while Mayor Hardwick complained that he had charged Trustees Kennedy and Jorge Martinez with pursuing the acquisition of updated equipment to allow for the filming of the entire meeting without have to change cassettes, which is the practice now. But a resolution was developed instead that the mayor said imposed rules and regulations. The mayor also questioned if the board wanted more transparency in village government. “When something is wrong with dollars going out without anyone’s knowledge, we can’t allow public money to be wrongfully used without any public consequences,” he said, alluding to the 2011 state audit report about village finances, which became a recurring theme during the evening as speakers, including a highly vocal Annette Dennis demanded more answers about the financial discrepencies noted in the report. At one point in the discussion over the videotaping, the mayor turned to Mr. Kennedy with a comment about his running for mayor, and that “the deals you’re cutting are going to cost you.” “No one’s cutting any deals,” Ms. Pineyro interjected. “You still have not called the board to meet on the resolution. I don’t have a problem with televised meetings. I have a problem with process,” she continued. “I don’t need

to cut any deals; I’m very transparent.” “You are,” replied the mayor. “I also believe that you are a liar.” The mayor then returned to the issue of the equipment needed to upgrade the videotaping. “It’s taken a year. If we had the equipment you could show anything the village does,” he said. Ms. Pineyro then interjected that she was very offended that the mayor called her a liar. “I am not a liar,” she insisted, and also complained that her comments on some motions and procedures “were completely edited out.” Mayor Hardwick replied that “The bottom line is all we needed was the equipment and the excuses could go away…these games are really unbelievable.” Mr. Kennedy responded that he and Mr. Martinez had determined what equipment was needed, and that the board had offered to make a presentation. But, “You illegally and unilaterally withdrew the motion to discuss it,” he said, referring to the mayor’s unilateral action at the board’s February 13 meeting. “By withholding the ability to discuss this, it is illegal and you have done this against the laws of New York State,” Mr. Kennedy charged. Mayor Hardwick replied “I had no idea of what it [the resolution] was. All I told you and Mr. Martinez to do was find equipment, then we would sit as a board to discuss procedures. There was nothing on equipment or where the money was to come from. You did the complete opposite of what was requested.” (continued on page 21)

Critics say sewer privatization plan should be flushed by Linda Delmonico Prussen If “to privatize or not to privatize” Nassau’s three sewage treatment plants is the question, at last week’s meeting of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, attended by a little over 30 residents, the answer would be a resounding no. County Legislator David Denenberg gave an impassioned speech explaining why he believes the plants should remain public entities, and not be sold or leased to help close the county budget deficit. “I am against giving these assets away,” said Mr. Denenberg. He acknowledged much maintenance work and upgrading must be done at the plants. He said the money to complete the projects is already allotted in the county budget and is available. “The money is there, it’s authorized, the debt is already incurred. The real concentration should be on getting these projects done,” he said.

with a public company,” she said. To FOIL a company is to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out facts regarding that company’s practices.

The bottom line To draw a comparison, Mr. Denenberg asked attendees if they had public or private water. One public water client said water bills totaled about $280 per year, while a private water user said bills were closer to $1,200 per year. During her PowerPoint presentation, Mrs. Borecky declared that according to her research, people converting from public sewage treatment to private sewage treatment found costs increased, on average, from $185 per year to $185 per month. “Private corporations have a right to make a profit,” said Mrs. Borecky. When asked about her research, she did not elaborate.

Bellmore and East Meadow. “If your car alarm goes off, check on it,” said Sgt. Rothenberg. He also said items have been stolen out of residents’ cars, especially GPS navigation devices. He also advised residents to lock their cars and not leave anything showing, and suggested wiping off any suction cup marks on your windshield that may have been left by a GPS device. Sgt. Rothenberg also warned residents about an increase in “push-in” burglaries in Nassau. He said most often these criminals prey on the elderly, as one perpetrator distracts the homeowner while a part-

ner burglarizes the house. Sgt. Rothenberg also warned about a large increase in cases of identity theft. He advised attendees to notify their banks in the case of a lost or stolen credit card, and to notify the police of any fraudulent charges, even if a credit card is not lost or stolen, but the numbers were used to make fraudulent purchases. Mrs. Borecky also informed residents of the newly formed Nassau Coalition of Civics. She said of civics’ fights on issues, “Sometimes the fight seems overwhelming. I think, united, we have a better chance of getting things done.”

To learn more Public vs. private Mr. Denenberg said while he was all for free trade and competition in Nassau’s economy, “When you flush your toilet there’s only one place it can go.” In cases where individuals cannot make choices, the utility should remain public, he said. “Keeping it public allows you to come to me or another legislator.” North and Central Merrick Civic Association president Claudia Borecky echoed that opinion in a PowerPoint presentation she gave later that evening. Mrs. Borecky expressed concern about the lack of transparency frequently found when dealing with private entities, “You can’t FOIL a private company as you can

Residents interested in learning more can visit the “We the People Save Our Waters” on Facebook, or log onto Mrs. Borecky suggested residents who wish to speak out about the issue attend meetings of the county Legislature at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola at 1 p.m. on one of these dates: Mondays, April 16, May 21, June 18 and July 9.

In other civic news Sergeant Arnold Rothenberg of the First Precinct spoke about crime. He said there has been a rash of stolen rims on cars in North Merrick, North

NASSAU LEGISLATOR David Denenberg addresses the meeting as NCMCA President Claudia Borecky looks on. photo by Linda Prussen

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The Leader Thursday, March 22, 2012 Page 8 MILBURN CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GIRL SCOUTS: Milburn School celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts on March 12 with 35 Daisies, Brownies and Junior Scouts leading the school in the Pledge of

Allegiance followed by the Girl Scout Promise. All the classes enjoyed cupcakes baked by the Girl Scout families.

FREEPORT’S TOM PHELAN WOWS U.K. FICTION FESTIVAL: Novelist Tom Phelan spoke about his most recent novel, “Nailer,” and read a chapter from it at the King’s Lynn Fiction Festival in Norfolk, England, on March 11. Mr. Phelan, a native of Mountmellick, County Laois, was then interviewed by Christopher Bigsby, British literary analyst and novelist, who asked him about growing up in Laois, life in the priesthood, his emigration to the U.S. and his life as a writer. Both the reading and interview were met with sustained applause. photo by Jack Healy

ROTARY CLUB’S CIVIC LEADERS: The Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club held its Civic Leadership Award Dinner for the Freeport Schools at the Coral House. Mayor Andrew Hardwick presented the honorees with a citation, thanking them for their service, and said their contributions to the Freeport School District are “widely recognized.” From left are Russ Cellan, Mayor Andrew Hardwick, Linda Carter, and Ronald Ellerbe. Top photo: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, representing Councilwoman Angie Cullin, recognizes the honorees.

Car goes into water in Baldwin

BALDWIN CHAMBER MEETS: Members of the chamber have lunch and listen to Linda Reed, the senior executive assistant for the Town of Hempstead, talking about the failed bid on the Baldwin downtown revitalization project on Merrick Road East of Grand Avenue. The winning bidder pulled out of the contract due to an inability to negotiate a mutual agreement. Other topic discussed included replacing the First Precinct with a “policing center” and available parking areas in Baldwin.

The First Precinct reports a car drove into the water in Baldwin on Sunday, March 18, at 8:23 p.m. According to Nassau police officers, Reyna Castillo, 32, of Roosevelt drove a 1992 Toyota Camry into approximately four to five feet of water at the Milburn Boat Basin. Ms. Castillo and a 31-yearold male passenger were able to climb out of the vehicle and were then assisted by the Baldwin Fire Department which responded to the scene of the incident

with approximately one dozen firefighters and four fire-fighting vehicles. Ms. Castillo apparently accelerated the vehicle into the canal by accident. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was removed from the water with the assistance of the Nassau County Police Marine Bureau. Ms. Castillo was cited for a violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and a violation of the Nassau County Parks Ordinance and was issued an appearance ticket.

by Paula Rodenas And they’re off! On the first Saturday in May, all eyes are focused on the Run for the Roses in Kentucky as thoroughbreds vying for the Triple Crown go to the post. The Kentucky Derby is the first of the trio, followed by the Preakness in Maryland and the Belmont Stakes on Long Island. Although the Belmont Stakes is not as well known to the average John Q. Public as the Derby, it is one of the nation’s leading sporting events and holds its own in terms of merit, drama and excitement. The 144th running of the Belmont will take place Saturday, June 9, at Belmont Park, Elmont. Since its inception in 1867 at Jerome Park, the Belmont Stakes has produced 11 Triple Crown champions, starting with Sir Barton in 1919 and including such famous equines as Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, Citation and Seattle Slew. No spectator can forget Secretariat’s amazing 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont, when announcer Chuck Anderson shouted, “Secretariat is alone! He is moving like a tremendous machine!” Jockey Ron Turcotte looked back over his shoulder to locate the rest of the field and later said, “It seemed they were a mile away.” The last Triple Crown champion was Affirmed, who dueled Alydar in the 1978 Belmont Stakes to win by a head in a breathtaking finish. Affirmed was named Horse of the Year and went on to win the 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Since then the Crown has remained elusive, beckoning each year to a new crop of three-year-olds.

The Belmont has broken as many hearts as the lights of Broadway. After winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, no less than 19 horses faltered in the final race, such as Charismatic in 1999, who suffered an injury three strides before the wire and finished third. The Crown cracked for Funny Cide (2003) and Smarty Jones (2004), and in 2005 Big Brown disappointed fans by mysteriously finishing last after much media fanfare. When two different horses win the Derby and the Preakness, the Belmont loses some of its suspense and anticipation. It nevertheless tests stamina and endurance, being the longest of the three races at a mile-and-a-half. Many Belmont winners have gone on to win major summer races at Saratoga and compete in the Breeders’ Cup in the fall. Folks who thought 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer had exhausted his 15 minutes of fame were in for a surprise when he won the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic as a long shot. Promising two-year-olds from the 2011 Breeders’ Cup races might show up at this year’s Belmont Stakes, such as Breeders’ Cup juvenile winner Hansen and runner-up Union Rags, who was beaten by a nose. Union Rags is trained by Michael Matz, a former Olympic rider who also trained 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. Some of the hopefuls may be seen in the Wood Memorial April 7 at Aqueduct Race Track. In last year’s Belmont, what looked like a contest between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness winner Shackleford turned into a surprise upset when a 24-1 long shot, Ruler On Ice, won on a muddy track. “This is the true test of champions,” said winning

ASSAULT won the Belmont in 1940.

rider Jose Valdivia Jr. Island drill team. The Belmont Stakes has a long, col“For 13 years, the World of Horses was orful history as the oldest of the three a unique experience in sharing local equesTriple Crown races and the fourth oldtrian disciplines with racing fans,” said est race in North America. It moved committee chairlady Betsy Gulotta of from Jerome Park to Morris Park and, Merrick. “The Belmont Stakes is special, finally, to Belmont Park after its 1905 and exhibiting our horses at Belmont Park opening. was an honor.” In 1920 the great Man O’War faced only Belmont Park is considered one of one rival, Donnaconda, and won easily at the most beautiful racetracks in the odds of 1-25. The race was first run countcountry. Its 430 acres echo traditions of er-clockwise in 1921. A 65-1 long shot, the past as society gallops along in the Sherluck, beat the hot 1961 favorite, Carry 21st century. Back, and President Dwight D. One of the pluses of having the Eisenhower presented the trophy to winBelmont Stakes in Long Island’s backning jockey Braulio Baeza. yard is its accessibility, as Belmont When Pass Catcher won in 1971, Park is easy to reach via the Cross Venezuelan fans of their idol, Canonero II, Island Parkway and Hempstead didn’t let his fourth-place finish stop their Turnpike. For information about racing celebration. In 1993 Julie Krone became at Belmont Park, the Belmont Stakes the first female rider to win a Triple Crown and related activities, call 488-6000. race when she took Colonial Affair to the Belmont Stakes winner’s circle. She called it a “National Velvet” moment. The Belmont Stakes is preceded by local events, including parades and street festivals in nearby Garden City and Floral Park, and special activities at Belmont Park. A longtime favorite was the World of Horses, which featured exhibitions by Long Island riders and included the SECRETERIAT breezes to victory by 19 lengths in 1973. Spirit of Long


You can find your entertainment here You don’t need to go far to find great entertainment and activities. Check out these opportunities, practically in your backyard! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, 794-9303 April 7-8 – Cirque de Soleil presents Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. April 28 – Rammstein. Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Wantagh, 221-1000 May 26-27 – Jones Beach Air Show. June 1 – Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin. June 8 and 10 – Neil Diamond Greatest Hits.

June 9 – An Evening With Yanni Under The Stars. June 12-13 – Dave Matthews Band. June 22 – Ringo Starr And His AllStarr Band. June 24 – The Beach Boys. June 27 – Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper. July 3-4 – Phish. July 7 – Scorpions. August 17 – Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow. August 18 – Chicago/The Doobie Brothers. NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, 334-0800 April 1 – Mythbusters: Behind the Myths. April 9 – Kevin James.

April 13 – Zebra. April 14-15 – Moody Blues. April 18 – Tower of Power/War. April 20 – Smokey Robinson. April 21 – Liza Minelli. April 22 – Greg Lake. April 27 – Chicago. April 28 – Bob Weir – solo acoustic. The Paramount Huntington, 631-673-7300 April 4 – Blue October. April 13 – Spyro Gyra. April 17 – Guster and Jeff Garlin.

April 29 – Marilyn Manson. May 12 – Dark Star Orchestra. The YMCA Boulton Center Bay Shore, 631-969-1101 March 30 – Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. March 30 – Jimmy Webb. April 27 – The Bacon Brothers. Our Times Coffeehouse Ethical Humanist Society Building Garden City May 18 – The Jammin Divas.

All shows are subject to change without notice. Above lists may not be complete. Visit the venue websites or call for further information and to confirm times.

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VIEWPOINT: Baymen’s and shellfishermen’s livelihoods imperiled by state closures – again Following the decision by the federal Food and Drug Administration and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to close the Town of Hempstead’s shellfishing areas west of the Wantagh Parkway, both commercial and recreational clammers are facing a long spring and summer. Clamming is both an important way for young people to become licensed commercial fishermen, and a historical tradition in the town that dates to the colonial era. The decision to close the bay comes as a result of new procedures established by the FDA in determining water quality suitable for shellfishing harvesting. Although there has been no reported illness resulting from eating clams harvested in Town of Hempstead waters, the FDA decided that it needed to certify all the waters in the town, despite decades of certifying that the town has followed proper procedures. The FDA and the state DEC announced the closure last month. The FDA has said it will take approximately seven months to certify and reopen the bay.

There are approximately 40 active commercial harvesters and over 1,000 recreational harvesters in the Town of Hempstead. Many baymen get their first permit as clammers because it is one of the few permits that does not require fishermen to meet an income determination. In addition, the Town of Hempstead is perhaps the most active town where clams and other shellfish are productive, compared to the South Shore towns of Islip, Babylon and Brookhaven. “Simply put, the area that is now closed over the past five years accounts for 80% of my revenues. This is a big screw being tightened on me,” says baymen Eric Jung of Freeport. “It’s like being fired from a job. It’s probably 60-80% of my livelihood. From December-May it’s all I do. It’s hard for us because, with all the restrictions on what we can catch, clamming is the one sure thing for us,” says Freeport bayman Joey Scavone. Folklorist and Long Island Traditions Director Nancy Solomon says that during

the winter this closure is particularly harmful, because there are so few alternative ways to make money as a shell fisherman. “There are still enough fulltime commercial fishermen and part-timers who depend on clamming that this closure will devastate the industry, in one of the few areas where clams still grow and reproduce. “It’s ironic, considering the problems in Great South Bay and the lack of reproduction, that the FDA closes one of the most productive areas for clamming on Long Island,” she concludes. “It affects our business. Our clam-

mers have to go way out east and it’s affecting the price we pay for clams,” says Fiores Fish Market owner Anthony Fiore of Freeport. The Hempstead Shellfishermen’s Association hopes that the closure is shortlived, but few expect the matter to be resolved quickly. “We need people to understand that this closure affects not only commercial fishermen but also recreational fishermen. We are both affected by this closure,” concludes association president Alex Duschere. – from the Hempstead Shellfishermen’s Association

Town of Hempstead announces hazardous waste collection schedule locations The Town of Hempstead is preparing for another year of S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) programs, which will be brought to communities throughout the township. Three years ago the town introduced a new mercury collection initiative in partnership with Covanta Energy. The mercury program diverts a dangerous toxin from regional waste streams while adding an environmental safeguard to Long Island water quality and air supply. To encourage safe and sound environmental practices in the home and workplace, each resident who turns in a mercury thermostat will be eligible for a $5 gift card toward the purchase of a modern mercury-free thermostat at Home Depot. Another environmentally friendly, responsible initiative to Hempstead’s earth-friendly agenda is a light bulb exchange program to be held at the 10 scheduled S.T.O.P. dates. Bring your old light bulbs to a S.T.O.P. event and receive a free energy-efficient bulb (up to five, while supplies last) in exchange. Hempstead Town is working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of our area, and says that with the S.T.O.P. program it is leading the way in recycling and the responsible disposal of hazardous household waste. And now the mercury collection program and the light bulb exchange program are included as part of the town’s S.T.O.P. program. S.T.O.P. enables residents to safely dispose of hazardous household waste at convenient locations throughout the town. This vital service prevents hazardous materials from entering the waste stream and harming our delicate ecosystem. The mercury collection program provides the town with an opportunity to collect dangerous mercury-based items that exist in homes, businesses and public buildings. Among the many items found around

the house that should not be thrown out with the regular garbage are bleach, ammonia, anti-freeze, pesticides (including Weed-B-Gone or Silvex 2, 4, 5-T), cleaning solvents, disinfectants, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, paint and paint thinners, photography and swimming pool chemicals, spot removers and small propane tanks. Common items that contain mercury and are suitable for the collection program are thermometers, thermostats, manometers and fluorescent light bulbs. The schedule of the S.T.O.P Program is complete, with the first day scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. All program hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other dates and locations • Long Beach: Sunday, April 22, on Centre Street off Park Avenue in City Hall parking lot. • Bellmore: Sunday, May 20, at the Newbridge Road Park garage. • Levittown: Saturday, July 21, at the Town Parking Field, Division Avenue (off Hempstead Turnpike). • Hempstead: Sunday, August 19, at the Village of Hempstead Department of Public Works parking lot on Milburn Avenue. • Baldwin: Saturday, November 10, at Baldwin Park garage on Grand Avenue. • East Meadow: Sunday, December 2, at Eisenhower Park, Field 3, between Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. For information or to obtain written material on the Town of Hempstead’s S.T.O.P Program, call the recycling section of the Department of Sanitation at 378-2200.

SEA BREEZE PARK: Make it a Spring destination! Beautiful new marina slips are available in Freeport at Sea Breeze Park at the south end of Woodcleft Avenue. See the advertisement in this newspaper, page 3.

While some of Long Island’s earliest crops might not be on your shopping list, including tobacco, others – corn, beans and pumpkins – are staples still found on our tables. According to the Long Island Farm Bureau, over 100 different crops are grown on Long Island farms, and offer an agricultural diversity that few other areas of the state can match. Long Island has excellent, well-drained soils, more sunshine than any other area in New York State and abundant fresh water. “We can’t stress enough the importance of buying local every season,” said Joseph Gergela, Long Island Farm Bureau executive director. “The local greenhouses, farm fields and vineyards are what make this region so special. The investment into our own community is vital for our region to flourish.” Why buy Long Island-grown? When you buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, you know where your food comes from. You also know that strict regulations and policies are put into place to keep your food safe for you and your family, states the farm bureau. Most Long Island farms are in Suffolk County. They are small, family owned ventures with an average size of 100 acres per farm on Long Island. “Many growers come from generations of farmers,” said Mr. Gergela. “These farmers play an important role in protecting our environment, helping to develop new technologies that minimize water usage, reduce carbon footprints, prevent soil erosion and maintain the productive quality of their land for future crops.” If you want to buy locally grown food

Mr. Gergela suggests that you look for the “Grown on Long Island” logo at your local supermarket, or try one of the farmers’ markets that sell Long Island produce. Farmers’ markets Five local farmers’ markets – in Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Massapequa, East Meadow and Long Beach – sell local farm products. Rockville Centre Long Island Rail Road parking lot Sunrise Highway July-November Sunday, 7 a.m.-noon. Roosevelt-Freeport Health Clinic 380 Nassau Road July 11-October 31 Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This farmers’ market is part of a special pilot program with Sustainable Long Island to establish a program that will bring fresh, nutritious foods to communities that are currently underserved by food retailers and markets by creating weekly farmers’ markets that are run in part by Long Island high

school students under the supervision of a market manager. Massapequa Westfield Sunrise Mall Sunrise Highway June-October Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. East Meadow Nassau University Medical Center 2201 Hempstead Turnpike June-November Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Long Beach City Hall One West Chester Street May-November Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Long Island Harvest Calendar (from the website of the Long Island Farm Bureau) Apples: August-October Blueberries: July-September Melons: July-August Peaches: July-September Plums: August-September

Raspberries: July-August Strawberries: May-June Asparagus: May Beans: June-September Broccoli: June-November Cabbage: June-November Cauliflower: July-November Corn: July-October Cucumbers: July-September Eggplant: June-October Lettuce: June-October Peas: June-October Peppers: July-October Potatoes: August-October Pumpkins: September-October Squash: June-October Tomatoes: July-October Educational program in April The relationship between what we eat and how we feel, overall health and our ability to concentrate, is directly impacted by our food. In a program sponsored by the Small Farm Summit at Hofstra University, on Saturday, April 14, educators and parents are invited to take part in a one-day program that tackles the issues of nutrition, edible schoolyards, agricultural education in suburbia and discussions around food growing and eating, policy, justice and access to food including farm to table programs. Also, Calhoun High School in Merrick invites the community to bring seeds to plant in its greenhouse in preparation of a fall harvest. Interested students and parents will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, in the gazebo courtyard. – Laura Schofer

Springing to life: Victory Gardens then and now The World Wars brought many challenges both at home and abroad. In many countries, governments imposed rationing laws to ensure that each household received a fair amount of dwindling supplies. Ration books were circulated, allotting a certain amount of each product to each household. Food items such as sugar, flour and meat were rationed, as were gasoline, tires and even nylon stockings. Travel became largely out of the question. In the early 1940s, drivers whose automobile usage was deemed essential to the war effort were allowed eight gallons of gasoline a week. Those whose usage was deemed nonessential were allowed only four gallons, and those cars were not to be driven for pleasure under any circumstances. Carpooling was encouraged to conserve not only gas but materials as well – a wartime insignia reads, “I share my car to conserve gas • tires • autos.” More pressing than the shortage of gasoline was the shortage of food. With labor and transportation shortages, the production and delivery of food products was significantly affected. The government of the United States, as well as several other nations, began encouraging citizens to plant “victory gardens” to produce their own food and lessen the burden on the country’s resources. During World War II, nearly 20 million Americans planted victory gardens in backyards, empty lots and even on city rooftops. In some places, public parks were used as planting spaces.

Recipes and instructions for home canning were published in popular publications, as were success stories regarding victory gardens as a means of encouragement. “Plant a victory garden,” one propaganda poster reads, “our food is fighting.” Families eating from a personal victory garden had little need for canned goods, thus allowing their allotments to be used for the troops. Home canning was on the rise, with 315,000 pressure cookers (used in the canning process) being purchased in 1943 – a startling 249,000 more than the previous year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that 9-10 million tons of fresh fruits and vegetables were produced as a result of victory gardening, an amount equal to the commercial production for the time period. Not only were citizens who planted victory gardens doing their civic duty, they were also contributing to their health in a positive way. With strict rationing in place, and much of the fruits and vegetables available being of the canned variety, naturally, it was healthier to consume fresh produce. Relevance to gardening today With the downturn of the economy and the recent increase of interest in organic foods, sustainability and the “green” and “locavore” movements, the victory garden concept is seeing a resurgence. Of course, participants are no longer under government duress nor conserving aluminum for the war effort. However,

there is still a strong push towards self-sufficiency for health and budgetary reasons, as well as for the well-being of the planet. In 2009 the Obama family planted a large vegetable garden on the White House grounds to promote healthy eating. The 55 varieties of vegetables, plus fruits and herbs grown, will serve the first family, as well as local soup kitchens and the Food Bank Organization. All over the country, locavore movements (individuals who prefer to consume food products produced locally) are being promoted, and an increasing number of farmers’ markets are being instituted, including several in Nassau County. Local food is promoted as fresher than its store-bought cousin, and supports the local economy as well. Perhaps our busy lifestyles don’t allow time for the magnitude of “victory gardens” previous generations cared for. In many cases, buying organic foods may prove less than wallet-friendly. The status quo is certainly simpler than adopting a new method of shopping, cooking and eating. Small steps towards a greener lifestyle don’t need to be difficult. Buy an inexpensive stainless steel water bottle to fill with filtered water rather than purchase case after case of disposable water bottles. Be sure to recycle what disposable items you do use.

A small herb garden or planter of tomatoes on a patio is a simple, lowmaintenance way to integrate fresh produce into your summer cuisine. The amount of money spent on seeds or starter plants will be recuperated when you pick your own fresh produce rather than purchasing travel-worn offerings in a supermarket. Consider the options. For history. For victory. Most of all, for your health. – Ilana Mele

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How does your garden grow? Organic gardening is all the rage by Douglas Finlay The Episcopal Church of St. Mark the Evangelist in North Bellmore is readying seeds and soil for its second season of growing a completely organic garden. Already, seeds for vegetables that grow in cooler weather (mustard greens, kale and chards) have been planted in trays and are beginning to sprout – at two inches high, and will have been transferred into the garden by this reading. Trellises for snow peas have also been placed, and more tilling of the soil is taking place. Susan Salem of Bellmore is the person behind the church’s idea of an organic garden, and won a Town of Hempstead Make A Difference award for the garden. She is a master organic gardener intern and cochair of the Garden at St. Mark’s. Ann McPartlin, also a master organic gardener intern [both are studying for certification with the Cornell Cooperative Extension program] and co-chair of the garden, told this newspaper that Ms. Salem applied for a grant of $10,000 from Episcopal Churches of Long Island for outreach purposes to grow the garden. “We can educate people about hunger, and show them how to grow their own garden to sustain themselves,” Ms. McPartlin continued. Equally important, the majority of the 1,200 pounds of vegetables grown during last year’s initial year went to the Emergency Food Pantry in Freeport, which dispersed food to those who need it. The food pantry is part of the Long Island Council of Churches. She added the church is mindful of First

Lady Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to fight obesity in younger children, and believes an organic garden can help reduce obesity. The Garden at St. Mark’s also sold some of its bounty – in which the vegetables are neither waxed nor sprayed – to local residents from farmstands at the garden on Bellmore Avenue. Vegetables included lettuce, green beans, spinach, beets, onions, salad turnips, tomatoes, peppers, peas, kale, cucumbers, broccoli, radishes, carrots and squash. How to grow your own With the church now advising the Wantagh Congregational Church and the First United Methodist Church of Amityville on how to grow an organic garden, Ms. McPartlin, warden of the vestry of the church, along with vestry member Camille Gaynor and husband Charles of North Bellmore, explained to this newspaper what they’re doing to grow their organic garden. It began in early March when they planted dinosaur and Siberian kale, mustard greens and giant chards seeds in seeding trays purchased at a local garden store. “These are the hearty vegetables that will grow in cool, spring weather,” Ms. McPartlin said. Once they have grown at least two inches, they can be transferred to the garden. While the church’s garden measures 50 feet by 100 feet, equaling 5,000 square feet, instructions can be applied to any home garden, whatever the square footage. The next seedings include lettuces such as buttercrunch, greenleaf and romaine. “Iceberg lettuce has little nutritional value

in a salad,” remarked Ms. McPartlin. Also to be seeded in trays – where applicable – are green beans, spinach, beets, onions, salad turnips, radishes, broccoli and peas. Home gardeners can choose more or different kinds, but they must be the same varieties that grow in similar weather. These vegetables are warmer-weather vegetables, said Mrs. Gaynor, and are planted second. The third seeding – around Mother’s Day – will include tomatoes, okra, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, squash and carrots. These can be planted outside, as the weather has warmed up considerably by then. During the winter months the soil was covered with compost and included cured manure, so that nutrients would infiltrate deep into the soil over a period of time. “In a home garden reintroduce nutrients all the time,” said Ms. McPartlin. Meanwhile, Ms. Salem told this newspaper she has been busy tilling the soil in preparation for the seeds. Because most Long Island soil is acidic, the gardeners recommend testing the soil for acidity, or ph factor. “It must be within the 6.2-6.8 range,” said Ms. McPartlin. She said that home gardeners must dig down 45 inches below the surface of the garden to get good samples. Once good samples of soil are obtained, they can be taken to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County at 5 Old Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, where employees will test for acidity. While the gardeners used a sprinkler system last year to spray water on the garden twice a day, “there was lots of water evaporation,” said Mrs. McPartlin, and watering was not uniform.

“This year we will use a drip irrigation system,” she added, saying that drip irrigation involves the use of soaker-type hoses intertwined among the rows of vegetables. It is a more cost-effective method because less water is used, and it seeps more deeply and evenly into the roots of the soil. “But you must water only during the day, preferable early morning, and there must be time for evaporation,” Mrs. McPartlin said. Otherwise, fungus can set in. Once the garden has produced a colorful and plentiful bounty of summer vegetables for home gardeners and their families, Ms. McPartlin said that gardeners can then begin again to plant kale, and mustard greens and chards for a second planting that will last well into the fall. They are the hearty breeds of vegetables that will tolerate cooler weather. “Kale is a delicious vegetable for late fall, too,” remarked Mrs. Gaynor. Of course, while a home garden can be tended by the family, a 5,000 square-foot garden requires a lot of maintenance and several workers to weed and keep the garden in check. “Church members volunteer their time to maintain the garden,” said Mrs. Gaynor, and the church’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops help keep the garden cultivated while providing a community service. The Garden at St. Mark’s welcomes residents to come down to help the garden grow and, in return, teach them how to grow an organic garden themselves. And, look for a more exotic variety of vegetables from the garden this year, like...purple carrots?

PLANTING BEGINS: From left, Charles and Camille Gaynor, Ann McPartlin and Robert Silz plant seedlings of giant chard, mustard greens and kale.

TILLED ROWS OF FERTILE SOIL are ready to receive vegetables.

TRAYS OF VEGETABLES grown from seeds now sprout two-inch leafs and are ready to plant in the garden.

AN INSPIRED GARDEN: “Be the change you want to see in the world”– Mahatma Gandhi

Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale signed and dated on March 30, 2010 and entered herein on April 12, 2010 and pursuant to an Order Amending Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Nunc Pro Tunc signed and dated on June 24, 2010 and entered herein on June 28, 2010, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Par t Cour troom (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on the 17th day of April, 2012 at 11:30 AM premises situate, lying and being Roosevelt in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, shown and designated as Lot Number 23 in Block Numbers 501 upon a certain map entitled, "Map of Hausch Manor, Section 1, Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, N.Y., and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on August 12,1953 as Map Number 5909 and being more fully bounded and described according to said map as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Hausch Boulevard, distant 156.82 feet westerly from the westerly end of a curve connecting the said southerly side of Hausch Boulevard with the westerly side of Conlon Road; being a plot 183.75 feet by 53.11 feet by 176.44 feet by 74.95 feet. Said premises known as 24 HAUSCH BOULEVARD, ROOSEVELT, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 385,817.33 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 013610/07. ANTHONY F. ALTIMARI, ESQ., Referee. KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 (* THE LEADER - *) FL 895 4T 3/15, 22, 29, 4/5 Speech Genesis LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/01/2012. Office of Location: 1062 Henhawk Rd., Baldwin, NY, 11510. SSNY designated for ser vice of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: Speech Genesis LLC, 1062 Henhawk Rd., Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: To provide speech therapy to needed individuals. FL #896 6x 3/15, 22, 29, 4/5, 12, 19

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. EMIGRANT MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Pltf. vs. IZETTA D. BROWN A/K/A IZETTA BROWN, et al, Defts. Index #010824/09. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Feb. 3, 2012, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a 9 Clinton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Clinton St. with the easterly side of West Side Ave., being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $220,094.41 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. MARK S. RICCIARDI, Referee. ISABEL L. BECKER, LLC, Attys. for Pltf., 49 Maple Ave. – PO box 796, New City, NY. (845) 634-3696. File No. 5592 #80974 FL 885 4T 3/1, 8, 15, 22 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, RESMAE LIQUIDATION PROPERTIES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DANA HENDEL, ET AL, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on May 20, 2010, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Par t Courtroom) in the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on April 03, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 1465 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 36, Block 405 and Lot 709. Approximate amount of judgment is $531,145.10 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 005165/09. Michael J. Siris, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff FL 886 1T 3/1, 8, 15, 22 SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU EASTERN SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff against WADE PYATT, ROBERTA PYATT, et al

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU FLUSHING SAVINGS BANK, FSB , Plaintiff, Against ELARCH REALTY CORP., KAREEM TANNOUS; et al, , Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 1/23/2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501 on 4/24/2012 at 11:30 AM premises known as 70 Nor th Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520. ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Block 236-01 Lot 205 Approximate amount of lien $766,853.23 plus interest and costs; Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 460011 Mark L. McKew, Esq., Referee LYNCH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 462 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Dated: 3/14/2012 File Number: 075.208 MNH FL 900 4T 3/22, 29, 4/5, 12 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. PATRICIA LEITGEB, Pltf. vs. AAMB CORPORATION, D/B/A AAMB CORP., et al, Defts. Index #11-005699. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 26, 2012, I will sell at public auction at CCP (Calendar Control Part) Courtroom in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., prem. k/a 18 Andrews Ave., Roosevelt, NY. Said property located in the Unincorporated Village of Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of NY, known and designated as Lots 103, 104, 105 and 106 on a certain map entitled, “Map of Carrollton Park, situate at Freeport, County of Nassau, State of NY, Property of the Long Island Realty Company, sur veyed Sept. 1903, in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau as Map. No. 237, Case No. 1825. Approx. amt. of judgment is $318,837.72 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and

terms of sale. ELISABETTA TREDICI Referee. BLUMBERG, CHERKOSS, FITZGIBBONS & BLUMBERG, LLP , Attys. for Pltf., 330 Broadway, Ste. 1, Amityville, NY. #81033 FL 901 4T 3/22, 29, 4/5, 12 FREEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 235 N. OCEAN AVE., FREEPORT, NY, 11520 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of the Freeport Union Free School District, Freeport, New York, hereby invites the submission of the sealed bids to the following: #557 Cafeteria Equipment Bid 2012 Modifying Sevicing Line Bids will be received until Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 10:00 am at the office of the School District Clerk of the Board of Education Administration Building located at 235 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the Food Service Directors Office located at Freeport High School, 50 South Brookside Ave., Freeport, New York or the Business Office of the Board of Education located at the Administration Building, 235 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York after March 22, 2012 between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject all bids, also to make awards on an item-byitem basis, by parts, or in its entirety. Board of Education Freeport, New York By: Debra McQuillan President Dr Mary Bediako District Clerk Date: March 14, 2012 FL 902 1T 3/22 NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY It is the policy of Meadowbrook Care Center Inc., located at 320 West Merrick Road, Freeport, New York 11520, not to discriminate because of Race, Creed, Religion, Color, National Origin, Sex, Gender, Handicap, Disability, Blindness, Source of Sponsorship, Source of Payment, Marital Status, Age, Sexual Preference, Genetic Predisposition, or Carrier Status in employment or in the admission, retention and care of residents and patients. All persons and organizations that have occasion to refer prospective residents or patients to Meadowbrook Care Center Inc., are advised to do so without regard to the person's Race, Creed, Religion, Color, National Origin, Sex, Gender, Handicap,Disability,

Blindness, Source of Sponsorship, Source of Payment, Marital Status, Age, Sexual Preference, Genetic Predisposition, or Carrier Status. FL 903 1T 3/22 SHARPS DISPOSAL SERVICE Meadowbrook Care Center, a skilled nursing facility, located at 320 West Merrick Road, Freeport, New York 11520, offers a community service for the collection and disposal of home-generated sharps (syringes, needles and lancets). To ensure safety, all sharps must be placed in OSHA approved containers with tight fitting screw tops which are shatter proof, leak proof and puncture resistant (OSHA approved containers can be purchased at medical supply stores.) Community residents can bring properly contained sharps to Meadowbrook Care Center on designated days and times. Call Meadowbrook Care Center Inc. at (516) 377-8200 for days and times. FL 904 1T 3/22 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Please take notice that the Board of Education, Freeport Union Free School District, 235 Nor th Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York. 11520 will accept sealed bids on April 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The District invites submission of bids from contractors for: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS DISTRICT WIDE ASPHALT PAVING UPGRADES AT THE CAROLINE C. ATKINSON SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-006 023 JOHN W. DODD MIDDLE SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-003-020 BAYVIEW AVENUE SCHOOL SED 028-02-09-03-0-007-021 CONTRACT #1 - GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK (GC) (PAVING) - CAROLINE G. ATKINSON CONTRACT #2 - GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK (GC) (PAVING) - JOHN W. DODD M.S. CONTRACT #3 - GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK (GC) (PAVING) - BAYVIEW AVENUE OWNER: Freeport Union Free School District 235 North Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 WORK SITES: Caroline C. Atkinson School 58 West Seaman Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 John W. Dodd Middle School 25 Pine Street Freeport, NY 11520

Bayview Avenue School 325 West Merrick Road Freeport, NY 11520 in accordance with Contract Documents prepared by: BJLJ Engineers & Architects. P.C. 393 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY 11501 Attn: Joseph R. Jenal, P.E. (516) 741-2222 1. (a) Plans and specifications may be examined and obtained at the Architect’s Office located at 393 Jericho Turnpike, 2nd Floor, Mineola, NY between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays on or after March 22, 2012. (b) A plan deposit of $100 is required, in the form of a business check (no cash accepted) made out to Freeport UFSD. This deposit shall be refunded to each Bidder only if the plans and specifications are returned, in good condition, within thirty (30) calendar days after the bid opening date. All deposits shall be forfeited to the School District after the thirty (30) days have elapsed. 2. Bid Security Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check of the bidder or by a bond executed by the bidder as principal and having as surety a surety company licensed in the State of New York, in an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid. Such checks or bid bonds will be returned to all except the three lowest bidders within 15 days of the opening of bids, and the remaining checks or bid bonds will be returned to the 3 lowest bidders within 48 hours after the contract has been executed, or, if no contract has been so executed, within 45 days after the date of the opening of the bids. All Bid Bonds must meet the requirements of Ar ticle 11 of the General Conditions. 3. Sealed bids shall be received from Contractors by the Freepor t Union Free School District, Office of the District Clerk located at: Freeport Union Free School District Administration Offices 235 North Ocean Avenue Freeport, New York 11520. (516) 867-5200 Until 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, April 16, 2012 at which time they will be publicly open and read aloud. The bid opening will take place in the conference room at the Administration Offices. 4. As per New York State Assembly Bill 6394-B amending Article 8, Section 220 of







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Business Opportunities Join the Coffee Explosion!!! 25,000.00/mo income Poss. Get paid 7 different ways, New Mercedes when Qualified. $1300.00 investment For more info. Call: Don Carter Call 516-205-2556

For Sale IFIT Treadmill Good Condition $250.00 Addressograph Class 1700 $250.00 Addressograph Graphotype Metal Plate Embosser $250,00 Call: 516-776-1012

Garage/Yard & Tag Sales ESTATE SALE, MERRICK 13 room Colonial, Entire contents of home, 1553 Sycamore Ave, Sat. 3/24, Sun. 3/25, 10-4pm. * Final Opportunity * Everything Must Go ! For info Call 516-428-0908

SPRING IS HERE! Let’s Welcome It With A Clean House. Available anytime weekly/bi-weekly, Over 30 years Exp.. Lots of local references. $20.00 OFF YOUR THIRD CLEANING with this ad. Sara : 409- 0650

Lost/Found LOST CAT in North Bellmore/ Merrick area. His name is Silver, He Is a frightened, Large 3yr old cat silver/black. Call 516-781-1267

Music Instructions PIANO TEACHER with more than 40 yrs.Exp, Looking for new students & adults Classical, Popular, Music Theory,In your home NYSSMA Preparation. 516 - 826 - 3270 DRUM LESSONS Professional, Private Drum instructor with over 30 yrs. of playing, teaching and touring Exp. Now accepting students. Member of Vic Firth Education Team; NYSSMA Prep.; Learn all styles of playing. Beginners to advanced students. Affordable Rates ! Call Steve 516-398-4874

Rentals SEAFORD 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apt . On Merrick Road $1850/month. For information or to see: Lori @ (516) 850-6334

Help Wanted ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE /PAYROLL/BOOKKEEPER NO Experience necessary. Salary Commensurate, and takes little of your time. Requirements: -Should be a computer literate, must be efficient and dedicated. Please send resume to:


Adoption Pregnant? Consider a loving, courageous adoption plan.† FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, free confidential help, local agency, choose from preapproved families. Photos/updates available. Call Joy: 914-939-1180. www. ForeverFamiliesThroughAdop

Auctions Full Circle Tag Sales, call Cynthia at 631-944-2562. A professional estate & tag sale service that focuses on your goals & maximizes revenue

Autos Wanted Free Vacation for donating vehicles, boats, property, collectables and merchandise. Maximize IRS deductions while helping teens in crisis. Quick Prompt Service 1-800338-6724 DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support NO KILL Shelters. Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, NONRUNNERS Accepted 1-888333-3848 CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car or Truck, Running or NOT! Damaged, Wrecked, Salvaged OK! Get a top dollar INSTANT offer today! 1-800267-1591

Buildings for Sale HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. lk Cty~ License #41959-H Nassau Cty~ License #H18G7160000

Career Training VETERANS CAREER TRAINING-Use your post 9/11 G I benefits to become a professional tractor trailer driver. National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, Buffalo NY branch 800-243-9300 Consumer I n f o r m a t i o n :

Condos For Sale NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Luxury Condos. Brand new 2BR/2BA, only $239,900. Same unit sold for $624,771. Own for below

builder cost in warm, sunny SW Florida! High-end community - walk to over 20 restaurants/ 100 shops! Must see. Call 1-866-959-2825, x 43

For Sale Privacy Hedges - Blowout Sale 6' Arborvitae (cedar) Reg $129 Now $59 Beautiful, Nursery Grown. FREE Installation & FREE delivery 518-536-1367† Will beat any offer! HEATMOR Stainless Steel Outdoor Furnaces Wood, Coal, Pellets, Waste Oil Furnaces 13 Models, EPA Qualified Furnaces Lifetime Warranty Financing and Dealerships Available OBH 1800-743-5883

Help Wanted DriversDAILY PAY! Hometime choices: Express Lanes 7-ON- 7/OFF, 14/ON7/OFF WEEKLY. Full and Part-time. New Trucks! CDLA, 3 months recent experience required 800-414-9569 AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)296-7093

Legal REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS $875. Expd Attorney. Free Buy/Sell Guide. TRAFFIC TICKETS/CRIMINAL Richard H. Lovell, P.C., 10748 Cross Bay, Ozone Park, NY 11417 718 835-9300.

Lots & Acreage WATERFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION March 31st! 7 acres, 400 ft Riverfront- $69,900! Cooperstown, NY! Nice woods gorgeous setting! $5,000 off for cash! Free kayak! Call now! (888)9058 8 4 7 www.NewYorkLandandLakes. com

Miscellaneous ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 8882 0 1 - 8 6 5 7

Real Estate AUCTION CHEMUNG COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURES.150+ Properties March 28th @11am. Holiday Inn, Elmira, NY 800-243-0061 HAR, Inc. & AAR, Inc. Free brochure:

Vacation Rentals OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1800-638-2102. Online reservations:

Wanted to Buy Wanted : Will Pay Up to $15.00 For High School Yearbooks 1900-1988. Any School / Any State. or 972-768-1338

ATTENTION NEW ADVERTISERS Tax Preparers, Accountants, Tutors, Music instructors and Real Estate etc...

Call for our Special rates 378-5320

Wanted CASH for Coins! Buying ALL Gold & Silver Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc Near NYC # 1-800-959-3419.

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Paraffin Hands: retains heat, increases skin’s circulation and opens pores, allowing wax to penetrate and soften skin • Foot Reflexology: relax muscles, relieve stress and tension to improve blood pressure and circulation and improve flexibility and range of motion • Facial: deep layer cleansing, exfoliation and steam facial massage to remove blackheads, individualized mask plus neck, arm and shoulder rub • Body Work: provides relief for headaches, back pain, sprains, hypertension and insomnia • Ear Candling: a cleansing treatment which leaves a soothing, pain reducing sensation in the ear and head region • Waxing: removes hair from the root causing hair to take longer to return – smooth skin lasts much longer A CLEAN, QUIET, RELAXING SPA...

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