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Earl Edward Lewis III dies at 46 Earl Edward Lewis III (also known as Eddie) was born in East Meadow to Earl and Annette Lewis on October 30, 1966. Earl was baptized at Second Baptist Church in Rockville Centre. The family lived in Freeport, where he attended and graduated from Freeport High School. Earl participated and

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excelled in track and field while attending Freeport High School. Following high school, he attended Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. Earl used his appreciation for high-end items in order to secure a position at the world-renowned Tiffany and Company in New York City. This was where he

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On Sunday, December 16, at 2:30 p.m., maestro Gerry Kirby will conduct the Freeport Community Chorale in a medley of seasonal music. The chorale has a rich and varied background of musical experience developed during the 50-plus years since its founding. The current group, drawing members with diverse backgrounds, from all of Long Island, is dedicated to continuing the chorale’s tradition of bringing highcaliber performance to its audiences.

The Baking Coach

On Tuesday, December 18, 3:30 a.m., the Baking Coach, Inc. will help you create holiday-themed cupcakes using homemade icing. You will learn how to make the icing, color it, and apply it to three cupcakes that you can take home and enjoy. You will also work with butter cream icing, and everyone will go home with great recipes too. There is a $3 fee for this program when preregistering at the Reference Desk.

Gatsby’s Long Island

On Friday, December 14, 2 to 3 p.m., historian Monica Randall will show a slide presentation, based on her book “Mansions of the Gold Coast,” which includes rare photos of the sprawling castle that inspired Fitzgerald to write “The Great Gatsby.” You will learn little-known details and see photos of the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth estate “Winfield,” and Ferguson’s Castle with its floors paved with tombstones. Please preregister at the Reference Desk.

My Favorite Universe The library’s next video course will be “My Favorite Universe.” This course discusses 12 topics about the universe, some of which are: Cosmic issues ranging about the big band, how astronomers look for new planets, and the threat that asteroids pose to Earth to smaller questions like why so many objects in nature are round. On December 18 the topics are: On Being Round, On Being Rarified, On Being Dense.

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used his talents in order to become one of Tiffany’s leading sales associates. After working in New York for over 10 years, he transferred to work for Tiffany and Company in Atlanta, Georgia. While living in Atlanta, Earl attended and became a member at Atlanta Metropolitan Christian Church for the past 15 years. It was there that he served as an usher and formed many close relationships with members of the church, both on a spiritual and personal level. Earl was always known for his quick wit and wide smile. He will be remembered for his unique and upscale style of dress. He was the person you could always count on to provide expert advice on how to achieve a polished look. In addition to his great style, Earl also loved to dance. Earl knew every dance there was, and drew your attention to him with his look of sheer delight while dancing. We would like to always think of him as the “polished gentleman” during his time on earth. Earl was preceded in death by his father, Earl Edward Lewis II. He is survived by his mother, Annette Lewis; his

Earl Edward Lewis III grandmother, Mattie Walls; three siblings, Eric Lewis, Jamal Lewis, and Dionne Warren; one brother-in-law, Earlwin Tarra Warren; nephews, Earlwin Tarra Warren, Jr., and Malcolm Warren; niece, Tierra Warren; aunts, Gloria Bey and Nellie Gaskins; uncle, Albert Lewis; a host of cousins, and countless friends. – from the Lewis family

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Friday, December 14 • Gatsby’s Long Island, 2 p.m.;ESOL/GED 9 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; OA, 5:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth division, 87 Pine Street. Saturday, December 15 • Defensive Driving, 9:15 p.m.; New York Women’s Investment Club, 10 a.m.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Youth Meeting, 2 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, December 16 • Art Reception, 2 p.m.; Freeport Community Chorale Holiday Concert, 2:30 p.m.; Dowsers, 1 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, December 17 • ESOL, 9 a.m.; Retired Teachers, 10 a.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; LIAV Society, 7 p.m.Toastmasters, 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. • Plumbing Board, 8 p.m., Rec Center, 130 East Merrick Road. • Freeport Village Board Meeting, Village Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 • Look, Listen & Learn: A Video Experience, 1 p.m.; Fondant Holiday Ornament Cupcakes, 3:30 p.m.; YA: DJ Hero, 6 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m. Freeport Democratic Club, 7 p.m.; Human Relations Committee, 7:30 p.m.; Landmarks Commission, 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. Wednesday, December 19 • Library Board meeting, 8 p.m.; ESOL, 10 a.m.; Coda of Freeport, 12 p.m.; AA, 4:30 p.m.; American Legion, 7 p.m.; Freeport Democratic Club –board meeting, 7 p.m.; /Freeport Camera Club, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Hall Court in session, Judge Stephen Drummond presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Board of Education Action Meeting at New Visions School, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20 • Opera on the big Screen, 1 p.m.; OA. 4 p.m. Core 4, 6 p.m.; ESOL/GED, 9 a.m.; LIAACC, 6 p.m.; LI Scandinavian Society, 7 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Park Commission, 7:30 p.m. Recreation Center. • Parks and Recreation Commission, 7:30 p.m. Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road.


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Welcome back to Giblyn School The Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School in Freeport reopened for regular school sessions on Monday, December 10, following nearly six weeks of careful remediation in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Students arriving on foot, by car and by school bus were greeted by a fanfare of applause and cheers outside the building leading to a welcoming arch of red and white balloons at the main entrance. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Dr. Mary Bediako and school board President Debra Mulé were among the greeters who lined the school steps. The children had last seen their beloved school in late October. During

their time away students were welcomed guests at Archer Street, New Visions and Bayview Avenue, the other three elementary schools in Freeport. “Sandy knocked us down, but we are back again. We are stronger than Sandy. The real heroes are you and your parents,” said Giblyn Principal Amanda Muldowney during a planned pep rally in the hallways. The district construction crew, custodial staff and teachers were recognized for their hard work in thoroughly readying the building for classes after the devastating storm. As a show of unity, the students sentimentally sang the holiday standard “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and an original song before heading for their cleaned and readied classrooms.

STUDENTS happily returned to Giblyn School in Freeport nearly six weeks after the building was damaged by superstorm Sandy.

FREEPORT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Dr. Kishore Kuncham speaks with students about their return to Giblyn School in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

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Red ribbons for Freeport In a symbolic display of support and pride in Freeport, residents have begun to hang red and white ribbons on their doors, fences and trees in response to the havoc worought by superstorm Sandy this Fall. “It’s a Freeport thing – the red and white ribbons,” explained Freeport chamber member and resident Lois Howes. The concept was born online at the Rebuilding-Freeport-post-hurricane Sandy facebook page, where several efforts to help and support Freeport’s Sandy victims are percolating. “The red and white ribbons is really catching on,” said Lois. “Atlantic Nursery has decorated its fence in the ribbons and there are a whole bunch of us doing this,” she said. Atlantic

Nursery has the red and white ribbons already made for you to display at your home or you can buy the ribbon and make it yourself. “It’s been a big succes, so far,” said Lois. “Atlantic has had to reorder ribbon to meet the demand.” Other programs to support Sandy victims include the Toys for Freeport Tots fundraiser this Friday evening, December 14, at Bamboo Bar and Grill on Woodcleft Avenue. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a child. Finally, through the Facebook site, Ms. Howes said they would be looking for donations to help people furnish their homes destroyed by the storm. Please go to the Facebook site mentioned above for information. – Laura Schofer

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tions, religious institutions, and even forprofit institutions serving the public good – like colleges and universities – are currently available but the application process is set to close on December 31. In addition to holding this forum to help Long Islanders take advantage of the programs, Rep. McCarthy is part of a bipartisan effort to get FEMA to extend its deadline so that the most storm victims possible can apply. She signed a letter to FEMA and held a press conference on the City Hall steps in Manhattan to call attention to the cause last week. “It’s not going to be a happy new year for a lot of people if FEMA doesn’t extend its December 31st deadline for disaster loans,” Rep. McCarthy said last week. “Folks are just starting to get their properties and paperwork back in order and they need more time to find out about and apply for these critical resources.” Other agencies participating in Rep. McCarthy’s December 17 forum include the Empire State Development Corporation and the New York State Small Business Development Center. Editor’s note: The FEMA deadline has been extended. See related story on page 6.

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FREEPORT PRIDE can be seen in this red ribbon display at Atlantic Nursery on Atlantic Avenue, Freeport.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), whose district was devastated by superstorm Sandy, is hosting a forum conducted by FEMA, the Small Business Administration and other agencies on how businesses and non-profits can apply for disaster assistance programs that are set to expire at the end of the year. Rep. McCarthy’s “Superstorm Sandy Small Business Relief Forum” will be held on Monday, December 17, at 9:15 a.m. at the Baldwin Public Library at 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin. The event is open to anyone but attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling Rep. McCarthy’s office at 739-3008 or by emailing jessica.montgomery@mail.house.gov. “I learned from calls to my office that a lot of people don’t know what kind of aid is available to their businesses and organizations,” Rep. McCarthy said. “And many who do have been too busy getting their property in order to apply. With FEMA’s application deadline looming, this forum will help folks learn about the various aid programs out there, whether or not they might qualify, and how to apply.” Numerous aid and loan programs for small businesses, nonprofit organiza-

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GIBLYN SCHOOL IN FREEPORT reopened its doors to students after nearly six weeks of remediation following superstorm Sandy.


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Global, local and knocking at your door by Erin Donohue Your community newspaper is local, yet global all at the same time! We get tons of questions and requests from readers, teachers, even those who used to live in town, about past issues, specific articles or how to keep up with what’s going on, our answer — find us online! All four of L&M Publications newspapers are on the web, and our addresses are: www.merricklife.com www.bellmorelife.com www.freeportbaldwinleader.com www.wantaghseafordcitizen.com You can use the name of our newspapers to find us on Facebook and our corporate name on twitter @lmpublications. During the recent superstorm and the communications mess that followed, this community newspaper took to social networking to reach our readers and disseminate information. With smartphones providing many residents with contact with the outside world, we had a total reach, through Facebook, of over 54,000 people in the three week period from storm to most residents having their electricity returned. Our website numbers jumped 300% over our weekly average – it was evident that readers and former residents turned to us for updates on the damage and recovery efforts. A few days into the recovery, Assistant Editor Doug Finlay (Bellmore Life) took a ride with Legislator Dave Denenberg to see the repair progress (or lack of) by LIPA. This trip turned out to be pivotal, not only for us as a news organization but for our readers. We were the first to communicate the need for residents to have their damaged electric panels certified by an licensed electrical contractor. This bit of info had not been reported prior to the storm, and getting the information out after was nearly impossible – except for our website. Our reach proved to be great as neighbors called neighbors and spread the word. The area major news outlets did not pick up the information for almost four days after us. We fielded emails, texts and Facebook messages from current and former residents. One particular incident that comes to mind is a request from a daughter who could not reach her dad. The daughter, who lives out of state, could not reach her 70-plus-year-old father because phones were down (at home and his place of work), she didn’t know any of his friends/neighbors and he didn’t have a cell phone. The daughter wanted desperately to find out if her dad was OK and seeing the photos we posted on our pages, she knew our community was hit really hard by the storm. What did we do? Editor Paul Laursen went out to the dad’s home – found out he was OK and suggested he call his worried daughter. He sent the daughter an email that he was fine and did not sustain much damage to his home. Our weekly newsletter launched over the summer and reaches over 1,000 subscribers. It is usually used as a tool to link back to our website, but during the storm we used it as a way to get quick and concise

SANTINO LENDS A HAND: Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino lent a helping hand at Island Harvest’s supply and food distribution at Baldwin Park this weekend, providing area families and seniors with needed items as the community recovers from superstorm Sandy. Councilman Santino joined with Nicole Vitale, Island Harvest’s program and advocacy coordinator, to pass out hundreds of supply packages.

A CALENDAR CHANGE: At a brief board meeting of Wednesday, December 5, the Freeport Board of Education approved a change in the district’s calendar necessitated by days lost during superstorm Sandy. The Freeport schools will be in session during winter recess from February 19-22. Monday, February 18, is a national holiday (President’s Day) and the schools will be closed. The board held out the possibility of other calendar changes in the future. – Mark Treske uuu SANTA COMES TO THE CORAL HOUSE: Santa Claus will be stopping by the all-new Coral House this year on his way to pick up his elves. His sleigh is scheduled to arrive around noon on Sunday, December 16. Bring your family and friends for this memorable holiday experience. In anticipation of

his arrival, the Coral House will be extravagantly decorated in holiday decor. A lavish brunch buffet will be set up complete with an omelette station, carving station, fresh fruit display, bagels, muffins and much more! Be sure to have your wish list ready as you visit with Santa and get your picture taken. He also has a special gift for each child in the Christmas spirit. Don’t forget that Santa is making his list and checking it twice! uuu HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PICKUP: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County are continuing to collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Nassau County. The public is encouraged to put waste products on their curb

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for pickup, including: solvents, paints, cleaners, oil, propane tanks, batteries, petroleum products, weed/bug killers, car batteries, bleach and ammonia. The EPA and its contractors will continue to drive the streets of impacted areas to conduct curbside pickup of household hazardous waste through the month of November. The EPA may have already completed the work in certain neighborhoods. If it appears that this is the case in a particular community, people should contact their local Sanitation Department to determine when they can bring their household hazardous waste to a drop-off location. People can also bring their household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Merrick Transfer Station, 1600 Merrick Road, Merrick; Nickerson Beach Park (parking lot), 880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach; and 101 Bethpage Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage.

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by Arielle Martinez Baldwin High School will be hosting two concerts during this holiday season. The performers of these concerts are students in the school’s instrumental and vocal music courses, and the programs include a wide range of musical genres. Winter Concert I will take place on Monday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Winter Concert II will take place on Thursday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. Winter Concert I will feature performances by Baldwin High School’s Concert Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra and Women’s Choir. The school’s honors-level ensembles—the Wind Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra and the Concert

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Choir—will perform in Winter Concert II. The bands will perform under the direction of Scott Dunn and Kimberly Roof, the orchestras will perform under the direction of Stephanie Muir, and the choirs will perform under the direction of Marc Greene. The Concert Band will perform “Torch of Liberty” by Karl King, “Early English Suite” by William Duncombe and “Grant County Celebration” by Mark Williams. The Symphony Band will perform another piece by Karl King entitled “Circus Days,” along with “Early One Morning” by Pierre LaPlante and “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty. The Women’s Choir will sing “Salmo 150” by Ernani Aguiar and the Gregorian chant “In Paradisum,”

as well as holiday songs such as “Candlelight Carol” by John Rutter, “12 Days After Christmas” by Frederick Silver, and “Let It Snow.” The Symphony Orchestra will perform “Yuletide Fantasy,” a medley of holiday songs arranged by Frederick Muller, and a selection from “The Barber of Seville,” the opera by Gioachino Antonio Rossini. This year, the Wind Symphony’s program will include “Scenes from the Louvre” a piece arranged from a television score by Norman Dello Joio, in addition to “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti, “El Capitan” by John Phillip Sousa and “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by

Andrew Boysen, Jr. The Chamber Orchestra will also be performing “Yuletide Fantasy” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor,” which will feature brother-and-sister soloists Alex and Jazmin Montalvo. The Concert Choir will perform the canticle “Magnificat,” “Psallite Unigenito” by Michael Praetorius, “The Prayer” and “Jingle Bells.” Finally, as a part of Baldwin High School tradition, the Concert Choir will invite alumni in the audience to join in its performance of the Hallelujah chorus from George Frederic Handel’s oratorio “The Messiah.”

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On Friday, December 14, at 1 p.m. only see the comedy where three coworkers at a magazine seek to interview someone who placed an ad for time travel companionship. Starring Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni. 86 minutes. Rated R. For more details, pick up a movie brochure at the library or visit it online at www.baldwinpl.org

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Friday, December 14, 2 p.m. Learn to use the Nassau Digital Doorway (powered by OverDrive) to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks. For iPads and computers only. Bring your own iPad and computer, accessories and valid library card in good standing (some laptops available if you don’t have one). Registration is ongoing at the Adult Reference Desk.

Boating safety America’s Boating Course – Saturday, December 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This basic boating safety course covers the fundamentals of boating. Upon completion of this one-day class, you will receive a safe boating certificate which is required by New York State (enforced in Suffolk County) to operate a boat or personal watercraft (Jet Ski). Presented by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information and to register for a class, contact Jean Geiger, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 13-13 at 795-7797.

Ongoing Adult Programs Test drive an eReader

Every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Is there an eReader on your shopping list? Wondering which one to choose? Try out a Barnes and Noble Nook® and an Amazon Kindle®. Each one-on-one session is one half hour long and by appointment only – not available when eReader Instruction Classes are scheduled. This free service is available for all Baldwin School District residents. Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

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Residents ask: What’s the rush? County extends reassessment deadline to April by Douglas Finlay “What’s the rush to get new re-assessments to our homes” asked an irate resident during a press conference last week in south Wantagh held by county Legislators Dave Denenberg and Carrié Solages to ask that County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the county’s Department of Assessment extend a January 2 deadline for filing for new reassessments. The conference was held in the midst of a neighborhood on south Wantagh Avenue still emanating the pungent odor of petroleum that spilled from home heating oil tanks during superstorm Sandy’s surge. Many homes have already been completely gutted because of mold and oil odors in the house. Legislator Denenberg said that Department of Assessment officials had not been down to the area going doorto-door to take a look for themselves at the destruction that has occurred from oil that seeped into homes – to render them uninhabitable – to consider reassessing the properties at a lower value. “FEMA has been down here, the Red Cross, but not the county executive or the Department of Assessment,” Mr. Denenberg continued. He noted that the county executive

visited a Baldwin neighborhood inundated with sewage after news coverage showed the destruction. He hoped for a visit from the county executive in this instance as well. County responds But on Tuesday the county responded to county residents’ concerns with a comprehensive plan that extends the deadline for filing for reassessments to April 1 to give homeowners hit hard by Sandy more time to file. The county will also extend the time for filing for tax grievances from January 1 to May 1, and extend the deadline for submitting property tax exemptions applications for the 201314 tax year, from December 31 to April 1. The plan is part of what the county calls a Post-Hurricane Sandy Assessment Stabilization Plan that looks for cooperation from the state and federal governments. The plan also includes getting the state legislature to provide assessment relief to property owners negatively impacted by the storm, and getting a FEMA Community Disaster Loan program briefing for municipalities to learn of financial assistance loans available to mitigate reduced values due to the storm. At a press conference on Tuesday, County Executive Mangano said the

Freeporter convicted of Murder A jury has convicted Ramiek Smalls of murder and other charges for his involvement in the shooting death of a rival gang member in the parking lot outside a Hempstead bar, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced. It took a jury a day-and-a-half to convict Smalls, 24, of Freeport, of Murder, Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison at his January 11 sentencing. DA Rice said that at approximately 12:35 a.m. on May 31, 2011, Smalls and two other men, Michael Toney, 33, of Uniondale, and Richard Paul, 24, of Floral Park, were at the Rumba Sky nightclub to confront rival gang member Lawrence Hartman, 28, of Freeport over a yearlong feud. A fight broke out in the bar’s parking lot shortly before Hartman was set to perform in a hip-hop show at the bar. Smalls shot Hartman in the abdomen and left thigh. Hartman died from his wounds two hours later at

Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Smalls, Toney, and Paul fled the scene immediately, but were arrested in late June 2011 after an investigation by the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad and Bureau of Special Operations and Freeport Police Department. Toney pleaded guilty to Gang Assault and Attempted Assault. Paul pleaded guilty to Manslaughter. Both men are awaiting sentencing. After a three-week trial, the jury rejected the defense’s claims that Smalls was not involved in the shooting. “While our neighborhoods are safer with this murderer in prison, there are no winners here, only families torn apart and communities forced to live in fear. I want to thank the Nassau and Freeport police departments for their tireless efforts in investigating the case, and for their continuing work with my office and community organizations to combat the destructive cycle of gang violence” said DA Rice.

FEMA deadline extended The deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in 13 designated New York counties to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in disaster-designated individual assistance counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not

covered by insurance. Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at www.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 800-6213362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 7-1-1 Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice. For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit w w w. f e m a . g o v / d i s a s t e r / 4 0 8 5 , h t t p : / / t w i t t e r. c o m / F E M A S a n d y, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog. – from FEMA

extension will focus on getting a Property Damage Review form – provided to homeowners in January with their annual assessment disclosure notice – in by April 1. The form will provide a method for property owners to report and document structural damages with the DOA. The form will also be available online at www.nassaucountyny.gov. What values are our homes? “After this disaster, how can you sell your house?” asked Nick Mavorson of Bellmore, attending the press conference on Wantagh Avenue, where contractors could be seen milling around in front of several homes with masks on, dumping bags and other home debris onto the curbside and into dumpsters in driveways. Grass on the lawns has turned yellow, not from impending winter, but from oil spillage. He asked what the government could do now to ensure a better future for residents tomorrow. “What values are our homes if we can’t live in them?” added Richard Landau of Merrick. “I had six boats on my property,” he continued, “and two of those boats ended up in my garage.” Mr. Landau has been living in a hotel, first in Hauppauge and now in Syosset, since the storm hit on October 29. “I had water up to my chest the evening of the surge, and the water was red from oil having spilled into it,” added Neil Walsh of Wantagh Avenue. His home is now gutted, and he said it would be cheaper for him to raise his home completely to clean the foundation – at $30,000 – than to have it cleaned with the home still standing —

at $81,000. “What’s the better choice?” he asked. He said he’s now living in a rented house in Bellmore. Legislator Denenberg told those assembled that at a finance committee meeting recently in the county Legislature he spoke with a committee member and asked what was being done to publicize the need for residents to call the Department of Assessment to ask for a reassessment of their property now that they cannot live in their homes. “The committee member said that the county executive and the department were ‘looking into it,’ ” said Mr. Denenberg. “We are the middle class and we pay all the taxes, so what is the rush with this deadline?” asked Mr. Walsh. Mr. Solages asked those assembled that if the government itself is in crisis, how will it be able to help those who need it the most. In a letter to Mr. Davis, Mr. Denenberg has requested the department to fully apprise residents through phone, emails and other electronic avenues of the deadline, and to provide a new deadline extension for residents with damaged homes in which to contact the department for new reassessments. If the deadline had passed, several hundred – if not several thousand – residents could have lost an opportunity to save money with new reassessments. He forwarded a copy to County Executive Mangano. Residents with questions are urged to call the Department of Assessment at the following numbers to schedule a reevaluation if they are not living in their homes: • 571-1000 • 571-2008 • 5712003 • 571-2002 • 571-2016.

Storm forum December 19 Attention Freeporters who have been affected by superstorm Sandy: On Wednesday, December 19, Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick will sponsor a public forum to provide residents with an update regarding progress the village has made since the superstorm hit in October. Mayor Hardwick will discuss proposed infrastructure upgrades in the village and will provide a petition to those residents interested in elevating their homes. The forum will be held at the Freeport High School auditorium between 6:30 and 9 p.m. All residents are encouraged to attend. Also, in light of the devastating damage in the village, the Freeport Electric Department will fund a $250,000 appliance rebate program from Freeport Electric’s Energy Star Equipment Program account approved by the New York State Public Service Commission called “Superstorm

Sandy Energy Star Appliance replacement Rebate Program.” The programs is available to all Freeport Electric customers that lost permanently installed appliances due to the storm. Eligible applicants must have been an active customer of record as of October 28, and must purchase a new Energy Star rated appliance between November 22 and March 31. Rebates are for $100 and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis while funding remains. There is a limit of one rebate per customer. Covered appliances include dishwashers, clothes washers, electric clothes dryers, electric hot water heaters, central air conditioning compressors, refrigerators/freezers, boilers, furnaces and burners. Go to freeportelectric.com for more information and to download an application or call 377-2262.

Pedestrian struck in Baldwin The First Squad reports a serious vehicular accident that occurred in Baldwin on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. According to detectives, a 49-yearold man was driving a 2012 Mercedes Benz eastbound in the right lane of Merrick Road in the vicinity of Milburn Avenue when his car struck a 44-year-

old male pedestrian. The victim was crossing southbound with no traffic signal or crosswalk. He was removed to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition with facial fractures. Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time and the investigation is ongoing.


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Give the gift of music this holiday season by Paul Roberts Now that it’s possible to download virtually any recording from any era, why not create a holiday program for yourself, or someone you love? In fact, here’s a very thoughtful gift idea: download and burn a disc of holiday music from the recipient’s favorite, or best loved decade! There’ll be no “re-gifting” here! 1930s and ’40s • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland. • Let It Snow – Vaughn Monroe. • White Christmas – Bing Crosby. • I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby. • I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Mills Bros. • Christmas Island – Andrews Sisters. • Snowfall – Claude Thornhill. • Auld Lang Syne – Guy Lombardo. • Jingle Bells – B. Crosby/Andrews Sisters • Winter Wonderland – Guy Lombardo. • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Tommy Dorsey • All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones. • Christmas Night in Harlem – Paul Whiteman. 1950s • The Christmas Song – Nat “King” Cole. • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer – Gene Autry. • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson. • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd. • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby. • There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays – Perry Como. • Donde esta Santa Claus – Augie Rios. • Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley. • Nuttin’ For Christmas – Barry Gordon. • Chipmunk Song – David Seville. • Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms. • Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt. • Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte. • Silver Bells – B. Crosby/Andrews Sisters. • Baby’s First Christmas – Connie Francis. • Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra

1960s • Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams. • It’s the Holiday Season – Andy Williams. • Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale. • Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison. • Christmas Auld Lang Syne – Bobby Darin. • We Need a Little Christmas – Soundtrack: “Auntie Mame” • Marshmallow World – Darlene Love • Little St. Nick – Beach Boys • Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee • Snoopy’s Christmas – Royal Guardsmen. • Amen – The Impressions. • You’re All I want for Christmas – Brook Benton. • Jolly Holly Christmas – Burl Ives. • Old Toy Trains - Roger Miller 1970s • Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses. • This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway. • Christmas Blues – The Eagles. • Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano. • Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters. • Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney. • Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon. • Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen. • Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson Five. • Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg. • Doesn’t Have to be That Way – Jim Croce. • Do You Hear What I Hear? – Bing Crosby. 1980s • Do They Know it’s Christmas Time? – Band Aid. • When My Heart Finds Christmas – Harry Connick, Jr. • Last Christmas – Wham! • Hey Santa – Wilson-Phillips. • Silent Night – Wilson-Phillips. • Christmas Time is Here – Ray Parker, Jr. • Grandma Got Run Over – Elmo and Patsy.

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Hallelujah! Living with my aunt meant becoming a singer, and the holidays were an active time. I took part in a holiday concert every year, with all the Christmas carols one would want to hear, plus various other classical works in the holiday spirit – the Rossini “Amen Chorus,” Pergolesi’s “Magnificat,” Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” Pietro Yon’s “Jesu Bambino.” Years later, in a different choral group, I had the ultimate holiday experience, ringing “The Messiah” – in The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City. “And the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace! Handel was inspired – he wrote all three parts of the “The Messiah” in just 21 days! Name one other classical work for which there are sing-ins – you just show up with your score and join your voice with lots of other enthusiasts. If God expresses himself through art, then singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” expresses better than almost anything else the power of God and the beauty and joy of human existence – and the holidays call on us to put aside everyday cares and remember how wonderful it is to be alive.


Approximate amount of judgment $541,046.97 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 001044/07 Graham W. Kistler, Esq., REFEREE FL 201 4T 12/6, 13, 20, 27 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU VNB NEW YORK CORP., Plaintiff against 72 ALBANY AVENUE REALTY, LLC, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated July 13, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part Courtroom (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on the 8th day of January, 2013 at 11:30 AM premises said Referee shall offer Parcel I, Parcel II, Parcel III and Parcel IV (as defined herein) for sale first individually, 88 Albany Avenue and Albany Avenue, Freepor t, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 163, 164 and 165) ("Parcel I"); then second, 78 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 166 and 167) (Parcel" II"); then third, 72 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174) ("Parcel III"); and last, 118-122 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 147, 148, 149, 150) ("Parcel IV") and thereafter Parcels I, II, III and IV shall be put up for sale in bulk, which parcels shall be struck off to the highest price for sale as individual parcels or in bulk; PARCEL I Lots 163, 164 and 165 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 163, 164 and 165 as Map No. 99, Case 01075, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Albany Avenue, distant 18.48 feet southerly from the southerly end of a curve, which connects the westerly side of Albany Avenue with the southerly side of Mil Road; being a plot 75.00 feet by 112.15 feet by 75.00 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL II Lots 166 and 167 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 166, 167 as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075,

and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Albany Avenue, distant 268.48 feet southerly from the southerly end of a curve which connects the westerly side of Albany Avenue, with the southerly side of Mill Road; being a plot 50.00 feet by 112.18 feet by 50.00 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL III Lots 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, Count of Nassau and State of New York and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 168-174 inclusive as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Albany Avenue, distant 93.48 feet Southerly from the Southerly end of a curve connecting the Southerly side of Mill Road, as now widened and established, and the Westerly side of Albany Avenue; being a plot 175 feet by 112.15 feet by 175 feet by 112.15 feet. PARCEL IV Lots 147, 148, 149, 150 situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, and more particularly designated as described as lots numbers 147 through 150 inclusive as Map No. 99, Case No. 1075. Said premises commonly known as 88 Albany Avenue and Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 163, 164 and 165) (“Parcel I”); 78 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 166 and 167) (“Parcel II”) 72 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174) (“Parcel III”); 118-122 Albany Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 (Section: 62, Block: D, Lot(s): 147, 148, 149, 150) (“Parcel IV”). Approximate amount of lien $ 3,234,910.38 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 14141/10. PETER H. LEVY, ESQ., Referee. KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 FL 202 4T 12/6, 13, 20, 27 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF J.P. MORGAN ALTERNATIVE LOAN

TRUST 2006-A5 vs. JHONY K. PAMNANI; GEETA J. PAMNANI; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., et al, Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on April 15, 2011. I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom Nassau County Supreme Court 100 Supreme Cour t Drive, Mineola, New York 11501, on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 2080 Oakmere Drive, Baldwin NY, 11510 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Baldwin, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, and the State of New York. Section 54, Block 23, Lots 7 & 8. Approximate amount of Judgment is $380,480.53 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 09/026775. WILLIAM F. MACKEY ESQ., REFEREE The Law Office of Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak. 250 Mile Crossing Boulevard Suite one Rochester, NY 14624. Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s) FL 211 4T 12/13, 20, 27, 1/3 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 January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The District invites submission of bids from contractors for: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS NEW PLAYGROUND AND SAFETY SURFACE AT THE LEO F. GIBLYN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SED #28-02-09-03-0-010-022 FOR FREEPORT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRACT #1 – NEW PLAYGROUND AND SAFETY SURFACE - LEO F. GIBLYN E.S. OWNER: WORK SITES: Freeport Union Free School District 235 North Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 Leo F. Giblyn School 450 S. Ocean Avenue 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 (a) Plans and specifications

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Audiology of Nassau County PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/2012. Office location NASSAU County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the PLLC served upon him/her is 165 North Village Avenue Rockville Centre NY. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. FL 192 6T 11/15, 22, 29, 12/6, 13, 20 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY Wells Fargo Bank, NA as Trustee Under Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated as of October 1, 2006 Securitized Asset Back Receivables LLC Trust 2006-WM2 Mor tgage Pass-Through Cer tificates, Series 2006-WM2; Plaintiff(s) vs. MICHAEL O’NEAL; KAY POWELL; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about December 11, 2008, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501. On January 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM Premises known as 3426 Steven Road, Baldwin, NY 11510 Section: 54 Block: 581 Lot: 3 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being at Baldwin Harbor, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as and by Lot No. 3 in Block No. 501 on a certain map entitled, "Map of Oakwood, at Baldwin, Section No. 9, situated at Baldwin Harbor, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, owned by Beverly Manor, In., P.O. Box 225, Baldwin, New York, surveyed by Teas and Steinbrenner, Engineers and Surveyors, 125 Church Street, Malverne, N.Y., and Route 111, Bethpage, N.Y., March 14, 1960", and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on November 27, 1961 as Map No. 7516. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale.


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Emily Hughes, Johnny Weir to skate at Christopher Morley Park “Holiday Dreams on Ice,” an Olympic Ice Show, starring two-time Olympian Johnny Weir and Long Island’s own Olympian Emily Hughes, is coming to Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn on Sunday, December 16, at 7 p.m. “Nassau County is pleased to bring this fun, family ice show featuring Olympians and young skaters from our community to the ice rink at Christopher Morley Park,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “This show promises to be entertaining as well as inspiring and memorable for our young skaters.” The show also features Olympian, U.S. National Champion and World Bronze Medalist Nicole Bobek, Two-Time U.S. National Bronze Medalist Ross Miner, Ice Dancing U.S. National Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donahue, U.S. Junior National Champion and World Junior Medalist Jason Brown, U.S. Junior National Champion Max Aaron and national competitor Samantha Cesario.

The heartwarming and entertaining holiday show will offer young skaters from the area the chance to skate in the show on the same ice as their Olympic heroes. Ticket information is available at www.HolidayDreamsOnIce.com. The show was initially scheduled for Abe Stark Rink in Brooklyn. But, due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the facility was unable to play host to the show. Aspiring skaters, ages 5-16 interested in joining the cast for the show, can participate in Holiday Dreams on Ice by signing up at www.HolidayDreamsOnIce.com. All levels of skaters are welcome to have a chance to be a part of an Olympic Ice show and meet the stars. Johnny Weir, a three-time U.S. champion, two-time Olympian and World medalist, is one of the superstars of figure skating and an emerging pop-culture icon. He is the star of his own reality TV series “Be Good Johnny Weir” on the Logo Network. Emily Hughes is a

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Kennedi Coughlin, one of the young skaters participating in the show added, “I am so excited to come to New York City to spend this Christmas with all of my skating role models. It’s a Christmas wish come true to share the ice with such amazing Olympic athletes.” Visit www.holidaydreamsonice.com, email holidaydreamsonice@gmail.com or call 212-600-4330.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! And by now you may be planning and soon-to-shop for a holiday gathering at your home. Whether welcoming a big crowd for a sumptuous feast or simply a glass of champagne, here’s a menu suggestion your family and friends will love: substitute one or two meaty main course entrees (and at least two or three bacon-laden hors d’oeuvres) with healthy, delicious fare from the sea. Your guests will greet a seafood-themed menu both pleasantly surprised and filled with sheer delight. It’s easy to understand why. A seafood-graced menu sends a wonderful message to guests: “You are about to dine on fat- and gluten-free fare that is both satisfying and heart-healthy!” Seafood is, after all, a treat for the taste buds, and loaded with nutrients, vitamins A and D, and cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids. Here are a few suggestions to offer a few guilt-free seafood dining choices, designed to make your guests happier, and your holiday party a truly memorable dining experience: • Appetizers: Serve a platter of fresh, impeccably-prepared oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops! Add a bit of octopus and squid to the delight of many more guests than you think. Your local fish market experts will guide you through the entire process. They’ll listen to your needs, offer great advice, then create dazzling, ready-toserve platters of exactly what and how much you should purchase and serve. And of course, be sure to purchase top quality in the seafood you buy. You’ll then be assured you’ll be serving the most hearthealthy, fat-free, not-to-be-forgotten party fare possible...give this a try!

• Entrees: Lobster must be first addressed. To many, the very sound of that word conjures up one of life’s most pleasing dining experiences. Whether they are baked, broiled or steamed, whole lobster or lobster tails will be enthusiastically received and consumed. Still have the grill out? Fire it up and take advantage of this made-for-lobster device. Consult your fishmarket friends on how much to buy, then you can visit lobsterfrommaine.com for easy recipes and an unforgettable dining experience! Now here’s a seafood-entree news flash:

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