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Back to School 2012 in the Merricks LEVY-LAKESIDE STUDENTS four th-grader Alissa Capobianco and kindergar tner Nicholas Badolatoare are all ready for their first day back at school after summer vacation (left photo).

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CAMP AVENUE kindergartner Richie Hille smiles on his first day of school as he says goodbye to his mom Jamie Hille who also attended Camp Avenue (right photo).

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The good news is that a new set of plans is in the works to turn Stop & Shop in the Merrick Mall into a state-of-the-art supermarket, a local civic group leader reported. The bad news is that heavy summer rains continue to flood the alley behind the mall, creating offensive odors and a breeding ground for mosquitoes, he added. The Merrick Mall remains in need of cosmetic updates, including general cleanliness, painting and the repair of a crumbling wall of planters along Hewlett Avenue, Barry Fox, president of the Merrick Park Home Owners Association, told Merrick Life. New Stop & Shop coming next year “We don’t have specifics,” remarked Mr. Fox, “but we know that there will be an expansion and there will be improvements [to Stop & Shop] that will make a proud addition to the neighborhood.” A big concern for neighbors has been the truck traffic on Hewlett Avenue which will be addressed in the new plans. “There will

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be more loading docks, but away from Hewlett Avenue,” explained Mr. Fox. Along Hewlett Avenue there will be a landscaped berm, he added. Stop & Shop was originally to begin construction of the new store in September 2009, but “we just learned the agreed plan would not meet their needs. However, we now know the project is still very much alive and will be completed within a year, probably by August 2013,” continued Mr. Fox. Gary Lewi, a spokesman for Stop & Shop, said the company “declined to confirm or deny Mr. Fox’s characterization of Stop & Shop’s status and future plans.” Nevertheless, Mr. Fox remains confident that Stop & Shop will move forward with a renovation. “People are desperate for a new Stop & Shop,” said Mr. Fox. He shared with Merrick Life the results of its membership survey. Out of 80 households, 60 households wanted a new Stop & Shop; 19 didn’t respond and only one didn’t want a new Stop &Shop. “We remain committed to seeing the plans submitted go through. We are in

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favor of this project; it will be a tremendous boon to the community, to people who live here,” added Mr. Fox. “We have a much better relationship with Stop & Shop, due to the respect

shown to our concerns by Bob Bencivenga, director of Real Estate,” Mr. Fox said. The mall will finally have a “beautiful new supermarket,” he said. (continued on page 7)

ALLEYWAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MALL has a drainage problem with water accumulating from rain creating a smelly mess and a breeding ground Merrick Life photo by Erin Donohue for mosquitoes.

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Nine things to remember about September 11 1. It does not matter how many years have passed since September 11, 2001. The pain is just as fresh, especially for those who lost loved ones on that day. It is important to reach out to them at this time and let them know we care. 2. This day is now called Patriot Day, not to be confused with Patriots Day celebrated in Massachusetts on the third Monday in April to commemorate the first battles of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord. 3. It is not a federal or school holiday. But flags are flown at half mast and people are asked to observe a moment of silence in the morning at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center. 4. Everyone, even those who did not lose family or friends on 9/11, feels a loss because our world view changed so dramatically on that day. Everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the news. 5. Everyone can do something productive to express those feelings of patriotism that well up in response to that terrible attack. We can work to make our great country stronger and better. 6. Every community has memorials to the victims of 9/11. Visiting them and caring for them keeps alive the memories. 7. Many people in our country’s military joined up after 9/11 in a desire to serve their country. We in turn owe them encouragement and appreciation of the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. 8. So too, others were inspired to join homeland security, become police officers or firefighters, enter politics or religion, to become grief counselors, fundraisers, writers and artists. 9. Have you ever noticed how often one gets a chill upon glancing at the clock exactly at 9:11? It would never have been noticed before, but now it is a serendipitous reminder to pray for the victims, their survivors, our country and our world.

DIESEL, THE GREAT DANE: Merrick Life reader Lenny Stramera, of Laura Court, sent us this heartbreaking photo of his family’s Great Dane puppy, Diesel. Diesel was hit by a car at the corner of Park Avenue and Laura Court recently and the family is trying to raise funds for his mounting medical bills. Mr. Stramera called Merrick Life with an update on the dog’s condition and at press time he remains in an animal hospital under veterinary care. Lenny’s mom, Grace, is a former Merrick Mother of the Year. For more information on Diesel got to

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south of Merrick Road). • St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa (just of south Merrick Road). Residents who wish to participate can simply drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program. Residents with questions about the “Shed the Meds” program can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-8820630. ©©© AWARD WINNING POET Louisa Calio will direct the 10th Poets and Writers Piazza for Hofstra’s 20th Italian Experience sponsored by Arba Sicula/Legas Press, at Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library on Sunday, September 23, at Hofstra’s South Campus. There will be a musical interlude by Michela Musolino, with readings by Merrick’s Stanley Barkan (cccpress), Nino Provenzano with David Risk and friends, Laura Marciano, Bee Amore, Carrie Anne Tocci, Jay Mancini, Gaetano Cipolla, Marisa Frasca, Stanislao Pugliese, Louisa Calio and surprise guests, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Book signings will be held throughout the day! For information contact Louisa Calio 627-7103, or you can email to You can also contact Jessie A. Garcia at 463-6580 or email to ©©© BEREAVEMENT GROUP: The Sacred Heart Parish Center will hold a bereavement support group for those coping with the death of a spouse or other loss starting Monday, September 17, from 7:30-9 p.m. It will run for eight consecutive Mondays. For information contact Sr. Lynn at 379-1356, ext. 19, or the parish outreach at 379-6123. The

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Foul smelling waters Even with a new Stop & Shop, the Merrick Mall faces challenges. This reporter witnessed two incidents – on Tuesday, August 28, and then again on Tuesday, September 4 – when the drains in the alleyway behind Stop & Shop backed up, creating slick pools of water. “You can be bitten up alive out there,” said Mr. Fox, referring to mosquitoes. “The drains are not working, the water is still and this creates a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. And it smells from the nearby garbage,” he said. Mr. Fox said the potholes where the water gathers, as well as the stopped up drains, “are the structural responsibility of the mall owner. We are not in any way blaming any of the renters for this situation.” The Merrick Mall is owned by Bornstein Properties LLC of Queens. A call to its manager Barry Rudofsky was not returned. However this reporter left a message about the standing water in the alleyway on Tuesday, August 28 and then again on Tuesday September 4. A call to the Nassau County Department of Health about the large quantity of

I’ve seen the pools of water out there for a week at a time. In July it was out there for five days before the water was removed. The issue must be addressed otherwise it is like putting a Band-Aid over a large cut,” Mr.Fox stated. Modernization needed “The Mall is a blight on our area. There has been very little modernization in the last 50 years,” said Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox pointed to the cracked and crumbling wall along Hewlett Avenue, he said, that was once a planter filled with greenery, and now houses scrawny weeds. “It’s dangerous and

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year’s event,” added Co-Vice-Presidents Ira Reiter and Susan Helsinger, chairs of the Festival Committee. Confirmed live entertainment at the gazebo will begin at noon on Saturday, September 8, with a magic show (also 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) and bands including Walking Sideways, Two Cent Sam, Charlie Dane, The Royal Guard and Terra Stigma. The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is an all-volunteer organization that sponsors numerous events year-round in the Merricks. Funds raised from the festival support the Holiday Lights program, as well as other beautification projects in the town’s shopping districts. Chamber membership fee covers the cost of a booth for the festival and the KidsFest that happens in the spring. Other programs sponsored (co-sponsored) include Man and Woman of the Year, Merchant and Professional of the Year, Tree and Menorah Lightings, KidsFest, networking meetings and one of the largest chamber of commerce scholarship awards in the state. For information call the chamber hotline at 771-1171, you can email or you can visit the web at Check the chamber’s Facebook page, Merrick Chamber of Commerce, for updates and changes.

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pool at the base of a 30-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center. A viewing bridge will traverse the pool and beam. Many local organizations will take part in the 9-11 ceremony. American flag arches will be erected by the Levittown, Point Lookout-Lido, Woodmere and Seaford Fire Departments. And, the Gregorian Consortium of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale will perform musical selections during the service. A dove release and remarks by clergy will also be part of a powerful and poignant program. The town thanks Dee’s Nursery of Oceanside, Stop & Shop supermarkets, the Salvation Army and Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology for their participation in this year’s event. September 11 falls on a Tuesday this year. Ms. Murray explained that many residents in past years have come to the town’s 9-11 memorial to pay their respects before work. The memorial will be open to the public starting at 7 a.m. to accommodate those who wish to pay their respects before the start of the workday. “I would like to invite all residents to join us at Town Park Point Lookout to honor the memory and carry on the legacy of those lost on September 11, 2001,” concluded Supervisor Murray. Point Lookout 9-11 Memorial Service


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Ars in Merrick from 7:30-11:30 p.m. After many months of trying to assemble a large group of people for the reunion through Facebook, Mr. Greco completed the plans “with a committee of none,” he said. Thayer, now 81 years old, is thrilled about the reunion. “I’m most excited to just sing the Calhoun songs and, of course, see all my former students.” A homecoming is long overdue for many of his pupils, as some have not seen him since their days in the hallways of Calhoun.

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ers, Calhoun still holds a strong offensive line holding many seniors. Coach Haruthian said, “There is always something to work on, but we had a good camp. So, we’ll see how it goes.” Coach Haruthian believes strongly in his team, saying, “Wins and losses are both byproducts of the right thing. We are ready to do the right thing. So everything will fall into place.”

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From its start in 1979, the Mepham High School Alumni Association has provided gifts to Mepham with the goal of enhancing and enriching the school’s heritage. On Sunday, September 9, from 1-3 p.m., please join with the Alumni Association as it commences Mepham’s 75th Anniversary with a Kick-Off celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate its latest gift – the library restoration. The program begins in the school’s auditorium with remarks by Mepham Principal Michael Harrington, Alumni Association President Carol Farina Kilgallin ’72, and Mepham teachers and students. Mepham graduates of the early years and the Alumni Association’s Who’s Who and Meritorious Service Award honorees will be recognized. The Mepham Jazz Band and/or Chorale group will entertain the crowd. At this joyous celebration you can also view the auditorium’s magnificent mural map, which was restored with Alumni Association funding in 2007. What has made Mepham great? The building’s beautiful, unique architecture, and the dedicated teachers, administrators and coaches come to mind. According to Clare Eastwood Worthing, ’46, editor of the Alumni Association’s publications, “the education I received gave me everything I needed to build my future…and I made good friendships that I cherish…Mepham is a connecting link for me to this day.” Tom Blank, ’56, added, “all the work ethics and social graces they (teachers) imparted to us still remain.” Perhaps Roger Mansell, ’53, an Alumni Association Who’s Who Honoree, said it best in 1997: “Great schools have great

leaders…every activity became an equal search for excellence…the striving for excellence became the standard rather than the exception.” I would agree, and years ago with Mepham spirit and Pirate pride I donated a skull and crossbones banner with the words “Commitment To Excellence” that continues to be displayed at many school events. Following the “Once A Pirate, Always A Pirate” philosophy, my son Nick Proto, ’04, composed what Mepham means to him: Preserving tradition by uncovering the past Inspiring intellectual achievement and curiosity Recognizing and enriching the worth of the individual Always committed to excellence Treasuring our teachers and coaches, past and present Educating our leaders of tomorrow Sportsmanship displayed season after season The Library Refurbishment was made possible by generous alumni donations, and the dedicated officers, board of directors and other alumni who volunteer their services to help make Mepham what it is today. One such officer and my longtime friend Frank Setteducati, ’70, (Mepham Alumni Association corresponding secretary), emphasized “the building’s history and its active alumni enable me to relate to and interact with so many different generations who share at least one thing in common – W.C. Mepham High School. My existence is all the richer for it.” Vince Proto, ’70, is the Mepham Alumni Association’s treasurer.






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Hempstead Town will sponsor the seventh annual Seaside Spectacular Car Show on Saturday, September 15, from 12-4 p.m. (display cars must arrive/be checked in between 10 a.m. and noon). Hundreds of vintage cars are expected to cruise into Town Park Point Lookout for the high-octane event. “On September 15, car enthusiasts and spectators alike will take a ‘drive’ down memory lane as we celebrate vehicles of the past,” stated Hempstead Town Supervisor Murray. “I encourage all of our vintage car collectors with vehicles 1987 and older to register early and come join us for a day of fun and a chance to win great prizes.” First, second and third-place award plaques, provided by Merrick Dodge, will be presented to car owners in 15 different categories, with the car show participants judging classics, American and foreign models and best of various time periods. There will also be an award for Best in Show. Dashboard plaques, provided by Merrick Collision and Towing, will be given to the first

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Q: What prompted you to do the video? A: When I came up with the idea, it was so exciting that there was almost no way that I couldn’t go through with it. My friends have experience with shooting YouTube videos, so I got them on board and we made it happen. Q: How many people did you interview to be camera people and bodyguards? A: I actually didn’t interview anyone. As long as they looked the part and were willing to do this for free, they were in the mix.

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‘Fake Celebrity Pranks NYC’ exceeds expectations in 1968 that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” “The phenomenon is often used in reference to figures in the entertainment industry or other areas of popular culture, such as reality TV and YouTube. It is believed that the statement was an adaptation of a theory of Marshall McLuhan, explaining the differences of media, where TV differs much from other media using contestants.” – From Wikipedia A: At this point, I’m happy to say that it has been longer than 15 minutes. It feels great and I’m ready for it to continue.

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