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Vol. 76 No. 13 (USPS 340-100) Merrick, NY 11566

Water pressure to improve

The Community Newspaper

by Laura Schofer

TIME WELL SPENT: It may have taken a few hours to clean up the overgrowth around the “Welcome Sign” to Merrick by the Meadowbrook Parkway, exit M7, but it was a memorable lesson for young Dylan Smith. Brett Smith, Dylan’s dad, said they were inspired to try and bring a bit of beauty to Merrick. They grabbed a few tools, including a grasper, and spent two hours cleaning up. Mr. Smith said people stopped to thank them. “It was a great lesson on the importance of community service,” Mr. Smith told Merrick Life. Above is Dylan Smith.


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Improvements to New York American Water’s treatment facility in Wantagh will improve water presssure throughout its system, including the Merricks. William Varley, president of New York American Water, said improvements to its DeMott Avenue water facility in Wantagh will not include a previously proposed 158-foot tall water tower after all. Instead of constructing an elevated storage tank, New York American Water system will install a new 1,400-gallon well, and a new pumping and chemical treatment system to be housed within two small onestory structures. Additionally, Mr. Varley said there would be some “aesthetic changes to the property. We believe it’s a winwin situation by improving engineering and aesthetics,” he said. In 2011 the previous owner, Aqua New York, had proposed to build a 158-foot water tower on the property at a cost of $2 million. But in July at a public meeting held at Wantagh High School that drew more than 200 residents, people urged the company to explore possible alternatives to address the water pressure issue. County Legislators David Denenberg and Dennis Dunne opposed the project, and state Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr. wrote a letter to the Town of Hempstead’s zoning Board of Appeals, urging it to reject the application to build the water tower. The application was later withdrawn. When Aqua New York was bought by New York American Water, United States Senator Charles Schumer wrote a letter asking the

new owner to explore other options. But it was the public-private partnership between the Town of Hempstead and New York American Water that helped find a better solution for both residents and the company. Mr. Varley told this newspaper he knew about the concerns and met with Town of Hempstead officials, including Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin and Councilman Gary Hudes, shortly after the sale. “When Bill took over, he immediately reached out to me to address this engineering problem,” said Supervisor Murray. “We met a number of times and came up with a cutting-edge solution to low water pressure. It was a real team effort that better serves our residents while addressing the problem.” “A water tower was simply not the answer for this residential neighborhood,” Councilwoman Cullin stated. “Together we came up with a less intrusive alternative.” Councilman Gary Hudes also commended residents for “conveying their concerns and working with town and New York American Water officials to resolve this issue,” he said. The project will cost $1.5 million and will completed by this fall. “The project has been fast-tracked and we are now getting our building permits,” Mr. Varley explained. “This system incorporates state-ofthe art technology and increases the system’s efficiency in meeting demand during critical peak useage periods.” Meanwhile, Mr. Varley said the company had made additional improvements to the system’s infrastructure, at a cost of $4 million.

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! 102 local people’s names were in y our community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

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Egg-hunting we will go! page 26

by Jacob Derwin Calhoun High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) club hosted its annual Health Fair on Friday, encouraging students and staff to commit to a healthier lifestyle. The Calhoun gymnasium was filled wall-to-wall with stations for students to try health-food options, different exercises and activities, and learn about their health. Local businesses also donated their time to the fair, such as Vanity Hair Salon – which is giving away a prom package for a lucky high school student who wins its raffle – and local cosmetology places such as European Wax. Popular eatery Souper Fry had a table where it gave out free soup samples, and Professionals Athletic Center was helping measure students’ jumping abilities with a special measuring tool. Other vendors included Cross Fit, Synergy, La Mystika, Swirlz World, Olga’s Hair Salon and Hope Fitness. Student-run stations included rhythm gaming areas for students to play physical games such as “Just Dance,” which shows how video gaming can be fun

exercise, and a make-your-own fruit salad and oatmeal station. Alongside physical health stations showing at the fair, there were mental and emotional health stations as well. A mind-teaser game was set up a booth, as well as a Gay-Straight Alliance booth run by the members of the GSA club at Calhoun. Periodically throughout the day, a group of student dancers would gather in the middle of the gym and lead everyone at the fair in Zumba, a popular dancercise sweeping the nation. “We brought in some new vendors,” said Keri Cinelli, the health teacher in

charge of SADD and the Health Fair, “and we added some new stations for women’s health, but we kept most of it the way it’s traditionally been.” With everything from drunk-driving simulators at the Community Parent Center booth to professional massages, the SADD Health Fair has once again promoted health and wellness in all its different forms.

Calhoun High School will host its second concert to raise money for Challenge Day. Performing on Friday, April 5, in the Calhoun High School auditorium, will be “America’s Got Talent” finalist Nick Tangorra, Long Island rock band Toxin fronted by Calhoun alumnus Jason Kloos, and Long Island pop group Love in Motion – as well as special guest and Calhoun alumnus Robbie Rosen. The proceeds will go towards Challenge Day, an event in which professionals come to the school

and help students break down barriers, as well as to target and address discrimination and bullying in all of its forms. “The great thing is that none of the performers will be paid for their appearance,” said Calhoun High School Principal David Seinfeld. “They all understand the worth of Challenge Day, and the importance of developing a bully-free learning environment.” For information on tickets, call 992-1301. They are $8 in advance, $10 at the door,

Jacob Derwin is a Merrick Life intern from Calhoun’s Senior Experience program.

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WALKIN’ THE LINE: Community Parent Center’s booth had students walk the line with glasses that simulate drunkenness to show the real effects of driving and drinking.

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Page 3 Thursday, March 28, 2013 Merrick Life FOR A HEALTHIER YOU: Calhoun students enjoyed their annual Health Fair last week as vendors came and set up shop to show the heathier side to life. Top left, students serve fruit to promote healthy eating. Above, students get fit with aerobic exercises that increase circulation to speed up metabolism for optimum physical conditioning. At left, students focus on strength and pinpoint exercises that can help prevent serious injury in the event of a random photos by Jacob Derwin and Doug Finlay incident.

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More than a number The SAT tests, for which college-bound students spend their entire education K-12 preparing, have been scientifically designed to determine how well they will do at the university. Educators say if they have a good math background and have done a lot of reading of literature, history and current events (newspapers and news magazines) they should do well. Yet in an ever-more competitive society, so many take the test taking strategy courses that promise to increase scores that not taking one may be a disadvantage. Others spend hours memorizing the vocabulary that commonly appears on the test. But at least they do not start in grade school. However, a new trend applying business principles to education, measuring outcome by test results, has created a monster, because now elementary school children are being tested on what they could not possibly know, then taught it and then tested again just to provide these measurements of teacher effectiveness, a policy which totally lacks common sense and can be very discouraging to the children. If they react by giving up in despair, we lose. If they react by treating the tests as a joke, we lose too. When teachers are forced to “teach to the test” they will be producing classrooms full of students who resemble sausages, all the same. They will not be nurturing individual talents. They will not be seizing “teachable moments” that come when children express their natural curiosity about a topic, and are open and excited about learning it. That moment is not easily recaptured. What kind of classroom do you want for your child? You have the opportunity to hear what local educators are saying about it soon. Wantagh Elementary School Principal Dr. Don Sternberg will be among the panelists at a conference titled “More than a Number: How State Testing is Affecting the Educational and Emotional Health of Students,” on Wednesday, April 10, from 7- 9 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Adams Playhouse in Hempstead. The event is sponsored by New York State Principals, School Leadership 2.0 and Hofstra. Others taking part in the panel discussion include: Dr. Bill Johnson (superintendent, Rockville Centre School District) Dr. Carol Burris (principal, South Side High School, Rockville Centre) Dr. Sean Feeney (principal, The Wheatley School, Old Westbury) Sharon Fougner (principal, E.M. Baker Elementary School in Great Neck) Dr. Sheri Lederman (teacher, E.M. Baker Elementary School) Nikhil Goyal (student author from Syosset High School) Dr. Lola Nouryan (psychologist, Hofstra University) Leonie Haimson (parent advocate and head of Class Size Matters).

EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Claudia Borecky joins with Legislator David Denenberg, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, the Easter Bunny and several children who came for the egg hunt at Fraser Park on Saturday. See letter below.

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THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER: The North and Central Merrick Civic Association and the Printing Emporium hosted the 2013 Eggstravaganza at Fraser Park on Saturday. We would like to especially thank the ladies from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282, Tina Flynn’s Girl Scout Troop 2398 and the children who not only volunteered their time to stuff over 1,000 eggs, but staffed the tables on a brisk Saturday morning. We could not have put on this event without them. Legislator Dave Denenberg brought candy for the kids and, along with Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, cut the ribbon that sent approximately 300 of our precious little ones scampering through the fields, gathering as many eggs as they could. The star of the day was the Easter Bunny, who made a special trip to Merrick to visit the children. Special thanks to Pat Trapea for sitting with each child and making their holiday season eggs-traordinary. The event’s success is largely due to the hard work and enthusiasm of a community coming together to keep this Merrick tradition alive. – Claudia Borecky President, NCMCA ©©© SPAGHETTI DINNER: Father Jeremiah J. Reilly Council 6561 Knights of Columbus will hold its 26th Annual Spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 13, at the Sacred Heart School Cafeteria, 730 Merrick Avenue from 4-7 p.m. It is all-you-can-eat affair for $5 and includes dinner, coffee or tea, and dessert. No reservations are required. All proceeds will go to local charities. For information call Andy

Marincsak at 623-4561. ©©© SAVE THE DATE: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282 will hold a Spring Fair on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at 160 West Merrick Road. There will be great gifts and raffles. For information call 208-5253 or 8687882. ©©© BIG BAND PLAYS: The Golden Tone Orchestra will play on Wednesday, April 3, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Restaurant Lounge at the Freeport Recreation Center on Merrick Road for your dancing and listening pleasure. ©©© CHSD TRANSPORTATION: Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District parents are reminded that New York State Law requires a written transportation request annually by April 1 from parents or guardians of students (grades 7-12) who plan to attend private or parochial schools. Requests must be submitted prior to April 1 for the school year beginning September. Transportation application forms for the 2013-2014 school year are available at the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, business office, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566. Or visit the district website ©©© H O L I D AY B A S K E T S : Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg will join with Long Island Cares on March 29, at 11 a.m. at his office, 2818 Merrick Road, to distribute a limited number of Easter Holiday food baskets for those in the community who could benefit from them. Pre-registration is required. For information you can call Mr. Denenberg’s office at 409-8524.

©©© MEPHAM WHO’S WHO: An induction ceremony and brunch will be held at noon, Sunday, May 5, at Guy Anthony’s, 2208 Jerusalem Avenue, North Merrick. The cost will be $30 per person (RSVPs a must). Checks can be payable to Mepham Alumni Association (marked “Who’s Who” in the memo space) and mailed to W.C. Mepham Alumni Association, 2401 Camp Avenue, North Bellmore 11710, c/o M. Hennessy. For information call Brian Levy at 781-4966 or email ©©© SAVE THE DATE: The 30th Reunion for Calhoun High School, Class of 1983, will be held Friday, July 5, at the Holiday Inn, Plainview. You can send an email to or join the Facebook group “Calhoun High School Class of 1983 Alumni.” ©©© KIDSFEST IDOL: Rising Stars Performing Arts Center of Merrick presented its firstever “KidsFest Idol,” for kids ages 6-19, on Sunday, March 24, at Rising Stars Performing Arts Center, 1750A Merrick Avenue (behind the Subway sandwich shop). The finals competition will be on Sunday, April 28, at the Merrick KidsFest and will be judged by industry professionals, including the preliminary judge from NBC’s “The Voice.” The top 20 finalists will compete, with the winner receiving a cash prize. All other finalists will receive a gift bag. ©©©

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Nassau police received a call at 12:44 p.m. on Thursday from the 32-year-old son of Felice, 60, and Carolina Stanco, 61, saying he had found his parents dead when he came to their home. He had received a call from the employer of one of his parents saying they hadn’t shown up for work. Nassau County Inspector Kenneth Lack told Bellmore Life and other reporters gathered outside 202 Leonard Street, North Bellmore, that Mr. Stanco shot his wife Carolina with a rifle before turning the gun on himself. Detective Lieutenant John Azzata, commanding officer of the police department’s Homicide Squad, told Bellmore Life that

202 LEONARD STREET was the scene of a fatal shooting. photo by John Scalesi Jr.

Woman sentenced in ex-husband’s death A North Bellmore woman was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing her exhusband to death during an argument in November 2011, and then dumping his body on the Wantagh bike trail. Nancy Boland, 57, pleaded guilty to every charge against her in January, including to Manslaughter, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Criminal Contempt, three counts of Tampering With Physical Evidence, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The DA’s office recommended a 12-year prison sentence at the time of her plea.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that in the late evening of November 16, 2011, Ms. Boland and her ex-husband, Walter Boland, with whom she still lived on Waltoffer Avenue, got into an argument that escalated when she alleged that he threatened her with a sharpbladed instrument. Ms. Boland said that she grabbed it out his hand and stabbed him with it once in the abdomen, driving it upward and four inches deep. Ms. Boland, against whom her exhusband had a valid order of protection,

told police that he refused to be taken to the hospital, and that she left him at home to go to work the following day. When she returned home, she found the victim unresponsive. After dressing him and attempting to feed him, she concluded that he was dead but waited until after dark to drag his body to her mother’s car. She dumped his body on the Wantagh State Parkway bike path north of Sunrise Highway, where it was found by a jogger in the early morning of November 18, 2011, the DA said. After stabbing the victim, Ms.

Boland told family, friends and coworkers that he had stormed off after an argument and hadn’t returned. When his body was discovered, she told them that she was worried it might be her ex-husband, the DA said. “This was not self-defense and it was no accident. Nancy Boland killed her ex-husband, dumped his body on the side of the road, and then lied to anyone who asked,” Ms. Rice said. “No matter how thoroughly she attempted to cover her tracks, she could not hide from what she had done,” the DA concluded.


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With 140 Nassau County households still relying on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for a place to live, and 18-and-more county residents recently registered for FEMA assistance for the first time in one day, the agency has approved two-and-aweek extensions for both activities. The TSA extension will allow eligible survivors of superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels until Sunday, April 14. The FEMA registration extension will allow new registrants to file until Saturday, April 13, for rental assistance and home repair, assistance such as transportation, medical and funeral expenses, and to apply for a small business loan at 1.68% for up to $200,000 to help with more substantial home repairs an personal purchases. The TSA extension was approved

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On Thursday, March 28, from 2-3 p.m., the Gizmo Guys will entertain and delight children in kindergarten and up with their famous juggling and comedy act. Lots of fun, laughs and amazing juggling are in store. Watch as they juggle everything from bouncing balls to bowling balls! The program will be held in the multipurpose room. No registration needed. On Tuesday, April 2, from 2-3 p.m. children ages four years and up are invited to watch their favorite bunny brother and sister celebrate spring. Six animated short films starring Max and Ruby will be shown. No registration is needed. Limited registration has begun for Parent/Child 1, 2, 3, which will meet on Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The library, as a Family Place Library, offers a five- week workshop for caregivers with children age 1-3 years old. All will enjoy playtime, circle time and the opportunity to meet other

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caregivers and children. A different childcare professional will be available each week to answer questions and share advice. The program is open to Merrick residents who were not in the last session and are not registered for Toddler Story Time. Lullabies for Babies, held on Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-7 p.m. is an early evening program for babies age 0-36 months and their caregivers. Hear Dara Linthwaite sing quiet song and lullabies and introduces easy fingerplays for the youngest patrons. Registration begins Monday, April 1.


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Maplewood School Summer Program 2166 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh T - 221-2121

The Jewish Early Learning Center of Merrick-Bellmore enables its young children to grow academically and socially through the SPICES approach to education. That is, they address the children’s Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional and Spiritual development. Licensed by NYS, small classes and warm, certified teachers guarantee individualized attention and the highest commitment to the students. Children are recognized for their uniqueness and the Jewish ELC does its best to cultivate their individuality through learning and playing. Jewish traditions and values along with an array of subjects like math, literacy readiness and dramatic play are incorporated into the classroom curricula. Programs focus on areas like sensory and perception development, self-help, motor skills and emotional growth. Children are encouraged to grow through learning and creative expression during indoor and outdoor playtime. Facilities include a beautiful indoor, air conditioned classroom with many windows and skylights, and a beautiful outdoor shaded playing space with 3 play sets to accommodate all ages, along with a wide variety of outdoor toys. Kosher breakfast, hot lunch, and snacks are served daily to ease the burden on parents. Flexible schedule of half days, full days and extended hours are available for children aged 12 months to 4 years old. The Jewish ELC also offers a great first camp experience for your very young child, with water play, sports, baking and specialist instruction in gymnastics, music, karate, drumming and more. Special discounts for early registration! For a preschool or summer experience ‘where every child counts’, choose the Jewish Early Learning Center of Merrick-Bellmore!

Situated in a spacious, wooded area, Maplewood's activities include a serene blend of athletic fields, sunny playgrounds, shaded lawns and two in-ground, heated pools. A non-sectarian, private school, Maplewood is chartered by the New York State Board of Education for Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. Our Nursery School, Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum encourage freedom of expression, and development of self confidence. A spectacular Summer program is offered for ages 3-12. Visit us at Camp Iconic 2600 Regent Place, North Bellmore T: (516) 781-8800; Wee Friends Day Camp 1865 Beech Street, Wantagh T: (516) 783-0600; Wee Friends Day Camp and Camp Iconic are sister camps, owned and operated by the people who established the well-respected nursery schools/camps over 35 years ago. The camps offer the benefit of two separate campuses to accommodate the needs of both older and younger campers. Wee Friends in Wantagh allows for the nurturing an development of young campers, while Camp Iconic provides the step-up to individualized programs, focusing on the interests of an experienced camper. Both camps are set on park-like grounds, and offer beautiful, in-ground swimming pools. The camp-day includes both swim instruction, and the fun of free-swim. Well-trained athletic coaches are present to instruct, advise and delight your child in sports that include soccer, tennis, basketball, t-ball, gaga, and more! Creative specialists are scheduled in ceramics, drama, musical arts, woodworking, movement, cooking, and nature. Weekly special events and themes encourage participation and just plain fun! Well-trained and experienced adults comprise the staff at both Wee Friends and Camp Iconic, where camp groups are kept small, with excellent supervision. Tuition includes daily lunch and snack. We invite you to arrange a campus tour, or call or visit our websites for additional information.

Future Stars Summer Camps offer the finest weekly specialty day camps at two convenient locations, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Farmingdale State College. Summer 2013 camps run from June 24 – August 16. Programs are directed by experienced and qualified teachers and coaches who share a passion for working with children. At Future Stars Summer Camps we play with confidence, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of the game! Stop by our on campus Open House events on Saturday 5/4 from 10am-2pm to view the facilities, meet the directors, and get enrollment savings. Future Stars at The College at Old Westbury Conveniently located on Rt.107 minutes from the LI Expressway in Nassau County. A picturesque 500 acre campus offering programs in Baseball, Basketball, Circus Arts, Dance, Drama, Lacrosse, Magic, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Swim, Tennis, and Volleyball. Call 516-876-3490 for more information. Visit for details. Future Stars at Farmingdale State College Conveniently located on the Rt.110 corridor on the Nassau/Suffolk border. A beautiful 300 acre campus offering programs in Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Call 631-609-0438 for more information. Visit for details.



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Twin Oaks Country Day School & Camp 458 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport 516-623-4550 For over 35 years, Twin Oaks has been a leader in camping for all ages. From tots to teens we offer a full program of sports, crafts, swimming, drama and a full summer of special events, which are sure to make each child cheer with excitement. 2 heated pools, spacious fields, an Arts and Crafts center, a large indoor gymnasium/theater and state of the art playgrounds make Twin Oaks the perfect place for your child to spend the summer. Elective programming including, a “Broadway style production”, “Cool Crafts”, “Culinary Magic” and many more offered to our 2nd thru 4th grade campers. Our Gemini Teen Travel Program from 5th thru 8th grade and our Gemini Adventure partial travel program from 4th6th grade are the best travel programs around. Join the fun for summer 2012. The excitement of Twin Oaks continues all year long in our nursery school with the thrill of lFor over 35 years, Twin Oaks has been a leader in camping for all ages. From tots to teens we offer a full program of sports, crafts, swimming, drama and a full summer of special events, which are sure to make each child cheer with excitement. 2 heated pools, spacious fields, an Arts and Crafts center, a large indoor gymnasium/theater and state of the art playgrounds make Twin Oaks the perfect place for your child to spend the summer. Elective programming including, a “Broadway style production”, “Cool Crafts”, “Culinary Magic” and many more offered to our 2nd thru 4th grade campers. Our Gemini Teen Travel Program from 5th thru 8th grade and our Gemini Adventure partial travel program from 4th6th grade are the best travel programs around. Join the fun for summer 2013. The excitement of Twin Oaks continues all year long in our nursery school with the thrill of learning. Our caring, nurturing staff provides the best education. Our fully accredited school prepares your preschooler for and easy transition into elementary school. Our hands on academic experiences are available from toddlers to our Full Day Kindergarten. Call us and give your child the gift of learning. Our caring, nurturing staff provides the best education. Our fully accredited school prepares your preschooler for and easy transition into elementary school. Our hands on academic experiences are available from toddlers to our Full Day Kindergarten. Call us and give your child the gift of learning.

Hofstra Summer Camps 250 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549 (516) 463-CAMP (2267) Treat your child to the best summer ever! Hofstra Summer Camps, the largest university-based camp on the East Coast, offers outstanding resources and facilities and two exciting summer choices: Hofstra Specialty Camps and Hofstra Sports Academy Camps. Specialty campers spend half the day in one of more than 20 specialty areas—like musical theater, fine arts, science, video game development, baseball, tennis, and more—and the other half in recreational activities, including instructional swim in our Olympic-sized pool. For campers whose interests are strictly athletic, Hofstra Sports Academy Camps are the perfect choice. Hofstra offers soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, softball, pep band, dance and cheerleading camps, and new this year, wrestling. Supervised by Hofstra’s NCAA head coaches, these popular camps will teach your child the skills and techniques they need to succeed.

South Shore Country Day School & Camp 55 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE! 1149 Newbridge Road North Bellmore 785-3311 South Shore Country Day School & Camp has been operating a private preschool and elementary school, as well as a summer day camp since 1958. South Shore provides your child with a developmentally appropriate educational experience. Programs include Mommy & Me, Terrific Tots, Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment, First Grade and Second Grade. Specialty programs include field trips, music, computers, gymnastics, and Spanish and more. They have NYS Certified Teachers and the school is chartered by NYS Board of Regents. South Shore Day Camp has programs from Tots to Teens! Camp activities focus on promoting self-esteem, making friends and having fun! Morning, Mini Day, and Full Day Sessions are available with 2-3 or 5 days options. South Shore’s safe, secure campus includes air conditioned buildings, a tree-house playground, in-ground pools, and athletic fields. Daily nutritious snacks, lunch, and door to door airconditioned mini bus transportation is included. Our Teen travel program for grades 7 and 8 includes 4 overnight trips at no extra charge. Our Explorer program for grades 5 and 6 include 1 overnight trip at no extra charge. We do not charge extra for morning or evening extended hours! All our prices include everything! There is no fine print!

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A jury has convicted Carlos Segura, 30, of Brooklyn of burglary, robbery and assault for his role in a violent home invasion in North Bellmore, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced. Defendant Segura was convicted of six counts of Robbery, four counts of Burglary, two counts of Assault, three counts of Unlawful Imprisonment, and Escape. He faces up to 25 years in prison at his May 7 sentencing. DA Rice said that at approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 19, 2011, defendant Segura and two other men, Gustavo Arroyo and Eduardo Cruz, exited a vehicle being driven by Dario Guerrero and approached a North Bellmore home. Mr. Cruz entered the home through

the unlocked front door and began beating a female resident before signaling to defendants Segura and Arroyo to come inside. Mr. Segura, armed with a gun, and Mr. Cruz and Mr. Arroyo, both armed with knives, tied up three residents of the home and began to search for money. A fourth resident who lived in the home’s basement was also tied up before having his cell phone and $350 stolen from him. During the course of the robbery resident of the home, who had been out during the robbery, returned home. When he attempted to open the front door, Mr. Arroyo grabbed him and tried to pull him inside. The male resident broke free of Mr. Arroyo and ran from the house into the street

screaming for help, the DA added. The three defendants fled the house and got into the waiting car being driven by Mr. Guerrero. Bellmore Life reported that a good Samaritan called police to provide details of the car while following it. Nassau County police officers were then able to pick up the fleeing car driving eastbound on Merrick Road into Merrick. Upon stopping the vehicle on Babylon Road near Merrick Road, an officer ordered all four men out of the car and attempted to arrest Mr. Cruz, who resisted and refused to be handcuffed. Mr. Segura and Mr. Guerrero jumped back into their car and drove straight at the officer. The officer fired at the vehicle, striking Mr. Guerrero in the left leg. Mr. Arroyo

fled on foot but was arrested a short time later, as was Mr. Cruz. Mr. Guerrero was arrested after a traffic stop on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh in front of Wantagh Ford, with a bullet hole in the windshield. Mr. Segura was arrested in a cab heading back to Brooklyn after a traffic stop on the Southern State Parkway, the DA said. Mr. Arroyo, Mr. Guerrero and Mr. Cruz, all of Brooklyn, are awaiting trial. “This was a savage attack against a group of people who barely had enough time for breakfast before being subjected to such violence,” DA Rice said. “Thanks to the excellent work of members of the NCPD and members of my office, however, this defendant will spend a very long time behind bars.”

Specialized schools AND CAMP DIRECTORY Camp Friedberg 15 Neil Court, Oceanside 766-4341 Did you know that Camp Friedberg offers a wonderful camp division specially created for campers ages 2-5? If there is a magical place for your child’s first camping experience, this is it! Unlike other big camps that simply “tone down” activities designed for older children, our pre-school camps are specially designed for our very youngest campers. Preschool camps take place at our three community based sites, conveniently located close to home in Long Beach, Merrick and Oceanside. Each site is fully-equipped with indoor and outdoor play areas designed for physical activities and the development of basic sports skills. Our facilities provide the perfect settings for arts & crafts, music, cooking, storytime, Jewish cultural events and so much more. Special events include pony rides, circus acts, puppet shows and trips to nearby places of interest that make the summer even more memorable! A strictly kosher lunch geared to the preschool appetite is included in all full and mini-day programs. All campers have water-play activities and supervised free and instructional swim. Flexible days and hours are available at all sites.

Merrick Community Nursery School 69 Willis Ave. Merrick Summer Camp 2013 (516) 868-1071

Rising Stars Performing Arts Center 1750A Merrick Ave. Merrick, NY 11566 (516) 208-7503

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We are now offering two 3-Week Sessions of Theater Camp Ages 6-17

Our Summer Camp is for 3-6 year olds with choice of 4, 6 or 8 week sessions. Half or extended days available. During our summer session you will find the same high professional standards, positive environment and enriched program geared specifically for the pre-school child.


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First Session: July 8 – July 26 At Conclusion, on Friday, Saturday & Sunday “13 The Musical” will be performed! Second Session: July 29 - August 16 At Conclusion, on Friday, Saturday & Sunday‘ “80’s Rock the Musical” will be Performed! • Each Week’s Classes will also consist of 2 hours of Dance & 2 hours of Group Voice

Experienced & certified early childhood teachers and counselors oversee each day.

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THE MERRICK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE held its first networking event of the year at First National Bank of Long Island on Merrick Avenue. From left are Margaret Biegelman, vice-president of the Merrick Chamber; Elaine Spiro, chamber board member; Toni Valente, branch manager of the First National Bank; Joe Nappi, branch manager of the First National Bank; Randy Shotland, president of the chamber; Arlene Gregory, chamber board member and networking event coordinator; John Nunnenkamp, Cipriano Nursery; photo courtesy of Margaret Biegelman and Annette Mazza, Pampered Chef.

NETWORKING, from left, are Marian Fraker-Gutin, Arlene Gregory, Elaine Spiro and Margaret Biegelman. Merrick Life photo by Paul Laursen

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nIT’S FOR REAL: County Legislator David Denenberg of Merrick, and Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla of Bellmore welcomed Michael Wagner of Centur y 21 Prevete Real Estate, 2585 Merrick Road, Bellmore, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Among others on hand for the ceremony were Kendra Wetterhahn, associate broker; Gail Eisenberg, sales agent; Diann Feig, associate broker; Sydelle Ginsberg, associate broker; Bruce Jaffe, licensed Realtor; Nadene Katz, licensed sales associate; Brenda King, sales agent; Pam Miller and Bozenka Muccio, licensed sales agents; Karen O’Donovan, licensed Realtor; Judy Stern, sales agent; and Shelly Weinstein, licensed sales agent.

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$36,528 RAISED FOR CANCER! Mephan High School recently held its St. Baldrick’s event, a headshaving fundraiser in which volunteers have their hair completely cut off to raise money to cure childhood cancer. Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla of Bellmore and county Legislator David Denenberg congratulated the dedicated individuals who gave countless hours of time and talent to bring a St. Baldrick’s event to their school. As of the latest tally, $36,528 was raised by this event. Standing with the two elected officials are Sandy Rizzo, Mepham Principal Michael Harrington, Elyssa Gershman and Karl Hintz, along with students about to have their locks shorn.

Bellmore-Merrick Summer Teen Program 2013 Grades 7 & 8 July 1 – August 9 9:30am – 3pm Bellmore-Merrick Summer Teen Program is open to all incoming 7th and 8th graders residing in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School district in September 2013. The program will be held at the Brookside Administration Building, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick.

Early Bird Price $1,395 Only until May 1st • $1445 After May 1st Includes: Outdoor sports + Gym activities + Arts and Crafts Dance + Cooking + Day trips + Special events You provide a bagged lunch; we provide an afternoon snack

Optional 8am drop-off available

NEW for SUMMER 2013! STUDENT SELECTED: Kennedy High School sophomore Blake Linzer will attend the 2013 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference.

For more information, please call Alice Markinson, Director of Camping Services at (516)766-4341 or email


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e Easter services in your neighborhood E Merrick C ur é o f Ar s C hu r c h 23 23 M e rr i c k A v en ue 62 3- 140 0

Holy Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday, March 29, 9 a.m. Morning prayer. 1 p.m. Outdoor Stations of the Cross. 3 p.m. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Service) followed by Confessions. 8 p.m. Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. Morning Prayer. 4 - 4:45 p.m. Confessions. 8 p.m. Easter Vigil. Easter Sunday, March 31 Masses in the Church: 7:30, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. 11:30 a.m. Mass in Parish Center: 11:30 a.m.

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Holy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday, March 29: 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord. 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday, March 30 10-11 a.m. Confessions (Church). 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Easter Sunday, March 31: Masses are 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Merrick United Methodist Church 1425 Merrick Avenue 378- 9222

Holy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Love Feast, Holy Communion will be observed. Good Friday, March 29: 8:20 a.m.2:40 p.m., and 4:20-6:40 p.m. prayer vigil in the chapel; 7:30 p.m., join with members of other churches in the Bellmore-Merrick communities for Good Friday worship service. Easter Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m., celebrate the Resurrection.

Com mun ity P resb yterian Church 210 1 Wi lli a m Pla ce 378-7761

Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m., candlelight Tenebrae and Communion service. Easter Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m. Easter service with special music and a ‘living cross.’ Easter bonnets are welcomed!

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Easter Sunday, March 31: 10:30 a.m., worship service.

Bellmore Presbyterian Church 27409 Martin Avenue 785-2590

Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 p.m., Bellmore/Merrick Community Service together at the Merrick United Methodist Church. Easter Sunday, March 31: 9 and 10:30 a.m., Resurrection of the Lord, Communion.

Center Point Church 2658 Corner Lane 826-0432

Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 p.m., service will be held at 98 Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa. Easter Sunday, March 31: The 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, services will be held at 98 Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa.

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Maundy Thursday, March 28: 10 a.m. service; 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy. Good Friday, March 29: 10 a.m. service; 3 p.m. Way of the Cross for children; 4 p.m. egg coloring; 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy. Saturday, March 30: 7:30 p.m., Easter Vigil service. Easter Sunday, March 31: 8 a.m. Holy Communion service; 9 a.m. Easter Breaksfast, followed at 10 a.m. by Children’s Easter Egg hunt. 10:30 a.m., Holy Communoin service.

Sa int M ark the Eva ngelist Episcopal Chu rch 1692 Bellmore Avenue 679-1184

Holy Thursday, March 28: 7 p.m., Mass. Good Friday, March 29: noon, Stations of the Cross. 7p.m., Mass. Easter Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m., Mass.

East Meadow Christ the King Episcopal Chu rch 24 08 Fifth St reet, 73 1-3 90 2

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Neighbo rhood Assembly of God 283 2 M errick Road 826-6523

Friday, March 29: 7:30 p.m., Passion service. Easter Sunday, March 31: 6:30 a.m., Sunrise service at Mill Pond, Merrick Road, across from church. 10 a.m., Easter celebration.

Saint Barnabas the Ap ostl e C hurch 23 20 Bed ford Avenu e 785-0054

Holy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed at 11 p.m. by the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday, March 29: 9 a.m., morning prayer; noon, Outdoor Stations of the Cross; 3 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. 7:30 p.m. Good Friday evening prayer service highlights the seven last words of Jesus from the cross featuring musical contata, “The Seven Last Words,” by Theodore Dubois. Included are readings from the scriptures and the Veneration of the Cross. Holy Saturday, March 30: 9 a.m., morning prayer; 7:30 p.m., Easter Vigil, lasting about two hours. Easter Sunday, March 31: 7, 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon Masses; 10:15 a.m., Family Mass in the Holy Family Chapel.

Saint John Lut heran Church 2150 Cen tre Avenue 785-4331

Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m. Maundy services. Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday services. Easter Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m. Easter Services.

Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist. Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with Stations of the Cross. Mass of the pre-consecrated. Easter Sunday, March 31: 10 a.m., Solemn Festival celebration of the Day of Resurrection.

where, it is good to welcome Easter and celebrate recovery as dawn breaks on the beach.” This year’s preacher will be Rev. Goodhue, and his sermon will focus on “Hanging on for Dear Life or Leaping Toward New Life.” He will also have a story for children, who are encouraged to attend. Soh Young Lee-Segredo, a member of Freeport United Methodist Church, and members of the Multi-Cultural Peace Mission Choir, will sing, as will Don Warner from Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Enter Parking Field 6 and head due south toward the beach, where there will be large LICC banner directing you toward the gathering place. Parking is free at that hour. The service is brief (about half an hour) and informal. Worshippers are encouraged to dress warmly and bring beach chairs or blankets. Worshippers also are encouraged to bring nonperishable food or monetary donations for the LICC’s emergency food pantries, which have been inundated with requests for help this year, particularly from senior citizens and from those affected by Sandy.

E cum enical Ea st er da wn worshi p a t Jones Beach The Long Island Council of Churches invites one and all to its Easter dawn worship service at Jones Beach beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, rain or shine, at Jones Beach State Park “Easter celebrates resurrection, new life in the face of death,” observes the Rev. Thomas W. Goodhue, executive director of the LICC. “After all the destruction caused by superstorm Sandy along the South Shore and else-

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Sunday, March 31: 8 p.m., evening of the Seventh Day. Monday, April 1: 9 a.m., Seventh Day service. 8 p.m., evening Yizkor service. Tuesday, April 2: 9 a.m., Eighth Day (includes Yizkor) service. 10:15 a.m., Yizkor service. 8 p.m., concluding evening service. 8:25 p.m., Passover concludes.

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Rock Underground fuels Battle of the Bands by Kimberly White Funds for the Midnight Madness postprom event at Zachary’s Night Club in East Meadow are being provided by the Battle of the Bands event created by the Community Wellness Council and The Rock Underground in Bellmore. Emilio Manzo, president of the the Wellness Council, told this newspaper he approached The Rock Underground on Bedford Avenue to help get the event started. Since funds this year have proven harder to come by to sponsor the postprom event, Mr. Manzo asked Steve

Eplan, co-owner of the Rock Underground, to get local bands to attend the event and to make it a success. To add diversity, Mr. Eplan contacted local bands of all ages to compete in the battle of the bands. There was no age limit to which bands could compete and which could not. County Legislator Dave Denenberg suggested a diversity of bands in order to attract different tyes of music. Mr. Kaplan said 11 bands will be competing, from middle school students to adults. The bands attending will include Kamelot, Platypus, Baked Goods, Still Life and Exit Strategy. All

members of the local community and schools include those from Mepham Calhoun and Kennedy High Schools, and Merrick Avenue Middle School. All the bands are well experienced and have played at local locations in the Bellmore-Merrick community, such as school events organized by high schools in the district, and charity events. The event will feature three guest judges who are all musically involved in one way or another. One judge is Richard Gilley, the band teacher over at Merrick Avenue Middle School. Joe Rock, the DJ of the WBAD radio sta-

tion, will be the MC of the event. The event will take place at Brookside School on Meadowbrook Road on Friday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first band goes on stage at 7 p.m. For information or to purchase $10 tickets, stop by the Community Wellness Council at the Brookside School on Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick or The Rock Underground on Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. Kim White is an intern at Merrick Life as part of the Calhoun Senior Experience program.

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Upcoming entertainment 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 3 – Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. April 20 – Miranda Lambert. April 21 – Muse. June 1 – 98 Degrees. June 1 – New Kids on the Block. June 1 – The Package Tour: NKOTB with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, 334-0800 March 29 – Chris Tucker. March 30 – Peter Rabbit. March 31 – Long Island April Fools Comedy Jam. April 4 – The Beach Boys. April 6 – Jerry Lewis. Aprl 7 – Pajanimals Live! April 12, 13 – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. April 19 – Abba the Concert. April 20 – Rain: a Beatles Experience. April 21 – Wayne Newton. April 26 and 27 – Lewis Black. May 1 – Alabama. May 3 – The Tenors. May 4 – George Lopez. May 5 – Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. May 10 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx. May 11 – Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. May 11 – The Whispers and Stephanie

Mills. May 15 – ZZ Top. May 17, 18 – Johnny Mathis. May 25 and 26 – Chicago. June 1 – Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller: Bolder and Fresher Tour. The Paramount Huntington, 631-673-7300 April 2 – Don Henley. April 4 – The Bouncing Souls. April 5 – Former SNL Stars Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows. April 6 – DATSIK. April 10 – Stone Sour, featuring In This Moment and Hell or Highwater. April 12 – R5. April 15 – Joe Walsh. April 18 – Living Colour. April 19 – Aimee Mann. April 23 – Three Days Grace. April 24 – Steel Panther. April 30 – Limp Bizkit. May 3 – Dana Carvey. May 7 – Asking Alexandria. May 12 – Todd Rundgren. May 17 – Rusted Root. May 23 – Colbie Caillat with Vicci Martinez. Mulcahy’s Wantagh 783-7500 March 30 – Drop Dead Sexy. April 5 – Dueling Pianos then Big Shot. April 12 – The Red, White and Blues Band. 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.

Song Box presents The Seaford Song Box, now in its 13th season, will present Tina Lear and “a capella” group Wild Ginger on Saturday, April 27. There is no Song Box presentation for March. A pot-luck buffet is served during the break between performers, so bring

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The social hall in Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore will be the location for the first-ever “Coffee, Cake and Concert” presented by Relay For Life team Footprints for a Cause, and the Temple Beth Am Youth Group, BATY, on Saturday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. With dozens of desserts for guests to enjoy, hot drinks and acoustic music performances from some of the best local acts around, the Coffee, Cake and Concert will

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For parents of children with special needs, the future can hold much uncertainty. Autism and other developmental disabilities are on the rise, meaning that a growing number of children will require lifelong care. In light of the deep cuts made to special needs funding at state and federal levels, it’s important that families properly prepare for the future. Parents cannot rely on government aid alone to provide for their children’s well-being, and expert advice has become crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits. On Thursday, April 25, at 8 p.m. the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, in conjunction with BellmoreMerrick SEPTA and Community Parent Center (CPC), will host the workshop How to protect your child legally and financially, offered by Andrew Cohen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU, that addresses eligibility for government benefits, guardianship, estate planning and sup-

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Attorney at Law

Health Care Proxies • Living and Testamentary Trusts Estate Administration • Preparation of Wills Guardianships • Medicaid Applications & Recertifications

The Medicaid process can be difficult, stressful...and often overwhelming! I will provide personal assistance, advice and guidance through:

(Across from 7-11)

1785 Merrick Avenue, Merrick

Mary LaManna Ulrich

Auto Accidents • Wrongful Death • Wills Slip/Trip & Fall • Construction Accidents

William M. Goldrick, Esq

Most Insurance Accepted Evenings & Saturdays Available


SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY CASES Auto Accidents • Medical Malpractice Construction Accidents • Dog Bites Slip/Trip & Fall • Nursing Home Negligence Call for FREE CONSULTATION

(516) 557-2325 LAW OFFICE OF MITCHELL J. RICH 3535 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh NY 11793

Carol Leff

Family Medicaid Consulting, Inc. 1022 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park • (516) 798-0900

Taking Care of Your Elder Care Needs Since 1980



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1840 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566 • 378-5320 Fax: 378-0287 • • •


Spring Fair


SPRING FAIR SAVE THE DATE Sunday,April 14, rain/ shine. Gifts for everyone and raffles. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282 and held at 160 West Merrick Road, Merrick. For more info. call 208-5253 or 868-7882

Tutoring SAT PREP CLASSES N. Merrick. Semi -private four people per class 2 hour weekly sessions. All subjects covered each class. MARCH classes forming now!! Call 516-442-0638 for more information.

Help Wanted ADVERTISING SALES Print and online Earn $$ and help your community, at the same time, will train. Please call Linda Toscano, Publisher, L&M Publications Community Newspapers


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House Cleaning CLEANING AVAILABLE House & Apartments Best rates in town. Monday-Saturday Excellent References. Honest, & Reliable. Own transportation. Years of Experience. Spring /Fall cleaning. 100% Guaranteed Call 516-455-8643

Rental Wanted BELLMORE ONLY! Looking for a house to rent with option to buy, with cash down. Mom & Adult son. No Pets. 516225-5618 Karen Garifo

Adoption ADOPT - Happily married couple wishes to adopt! We promise unconditional love, learning, laughter, wonderful neighborhood, extended family. Expenses paid. (Se habla espanol.)www.DonaldAndEst 1-800-965-5617

Business Opportunity Riverside Hotel and Bowling Center For Sale- Located in the Olympic Region of the Adirondacks, 8Lane Brunswick center, cosmic bowling and sound system, Qubica auto scoring & AMF SPC synthetic lanes installed 6 years ago, established leagues with 37 year annual tournament, turn key operation with many improvements - $300,000 (800) 9823747

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TRACTOR TRAILER TRAINING - Financial aid, Pell Grants, POST-911 GI Bill and housing, if qualified! National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, NYCALL TODAY: 1800-243-9300 Consumer Information:

Collectables CASH BUYER, 1970 and Before, Comic Books, Toys, Sports, entire collections wanted. I travel to you and Buy EVERYTHING YOU have! Call Brian TODAY: 1800-617-3551

Health BUY REAL VIAGRA, Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Propecia & more... FDA- Approved, U.S.A. Pharmacies. Next day delivery avaiable. Order online or by phone at, 800-467-0295

Help Wanted AIRLINES ARE HIRING ñTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-296-7093 Driver- Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two raises in first year. 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569

Home Improvement 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

Lawn and Garden Privacy Hedges- SPRING Blowout Sale! 6' Arborvitae (cedar) Reg. $129 Now $59. Beautiful, Bushy Nursery Grown. FREE Installation/ FREE Delivery! 518-536-1367 w w w. l o w c o s t t r e e s . c o m Limited Supply!

Out of State Real Estate Sebastian, Florida Affordable custom factory constructed homes $45,900+, Friendly community, No Real Estate or State Income Taxes ,minutes to Atlantic Ocean. 772-5810080, Limited seasonal rentals

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










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CONTRACTORS/LAWYERS Place your legal notice in L & M Publications Call (516) 378-5320

With one simple call to our newspaper, you can tap into a network of more than 200 community newspapers, covering New York State. The most effective classified advertising you can buy. With NYSCAN you can cover the whole state, or select the regions you want to target.

ARE YOU A SENIOR HOME OWNER? Distressed by the high cost of home ownership? Seeking companionship at home? Needing help with some chores?

HOME SHARE/ LONG ISLAND May be able to help you! Home Share/Long Island links senior homeowner who have extra room in their homes with adults who need an affordable place to live. Personal interviews, background checks and reference investigations are provided. Possible matches are offered, but the decision is yours. For more information, call (516) 292 - 1300 Ext.2312 HomeShare/Long Island is a collaborative partnership with Family Service League, Intergenerational Strategies, and Family and Children’s Association. Family and Children’s Association acts in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968

PRINCIPLED AWARD: Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (left) and Councilwoman Angie Cullin (right) present the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award in the Education Category to Lorraine Poppe, principal of Kennedy High School.

SUMPTUOUS AWARD: Town Supervisor Kate Murray (left) and Councilman Gary Hudes (right) present the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award in the Business Category to Monica Tarantino (center) and her sister Rose Fuger – who could not attend the ceremony – owners of A Taste of Home Bakery in North Bellmore.

PUBLISHER /GENERAL MANAGER Hudson Catskill Media Corporation, Hudson, NY, is seeking a proven leader adept at providing organizational leadership with a strong focus on revenue generation. Seeking growth in a diverse mixed media portfolio of publications, operational efficiency in all departments, editorial guidance and strategic new product development. Must provide community leadership with a track record of holding senior level board positions in community based organizations. MBA preferred, Masters in Journalism accepted. Must have held leadership positions in prior work, at least at the Director level. Send letter of intent, resume, salary requirements to John B. Johnson (GM), 260 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 or email:

ROOFING • CHIMNEY • SIDING • GUTTERS • Roof & Chimney Leaks Stopped • Any Roof Repairs & New Installations • Chimney Cleaned, Repaired & Rebuilds • New Siding & Window Installations • Gutters Cleaned, Repaired & Replaced

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Roof Diagnostics Solar is now qualifying 50 homes for a FREE home solar system. Call 631-297-2424 to see if your home qualifies!


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Hempstead Pathfinder Award winners honored

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Manufacturer’s Recall Recently Announced Are you suffering after being implanted with a



Modular Hip Implant? Have you experienced failure of your Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, resulting in pain and other complications that may have required revision surgery? If so, please know that we are investigating these injuries – and those caused by other brands such as DePuy,






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METAL ON METAL HIP REPLACEMENTS from other manufacturers

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a future outcome. We may associate with local firms in states wherein we do not maintain an office. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of NJ. If no recovery, no fees or costs are charged, unless prohibited by State Law or Rule. Gary R. Klein, Esq.

HUNDREDS of families came out on a cool breezy Saturday to Newbridge Road Park for an egg hunt sponsored by the Town of Hempstead. At left, Supervisor Kate Murray welcomes one family. Bands ‘n rides were part of the fun, as were the cast of characters.

Bellmore Life photos by Douglas Finlay


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CENTIGRADE HEATING & COOLING CORP. 1847 Newbridge Rd. N. Bellmore. 826-9273. Sales, Service, Installations, Fuel Oil Delivery, Boilers (gas & oil), Baseboards, Water Heaters, Central Air Conditioning.

DELICATESSEN WARD’S DELICATESSEN 34 Babylon Tpke., South, Merrick. 623-9404 FAX 623-0264. Home made salads, daily hot lunch specials. Full catering menu – Hot/cold Buffets, Heroes, Wrap Platters. Open 7 days. Free Delivery 7am-2pm. 15% OFF fax orders (min. $10)



DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, INC Plantings • Bobcat Service Licensed & Insured Michael Clarke, Pres. T: (516) 785-0926


THE ORIGINAL MERRICK MASTER LOCKSMITH. 34 Babylon Turnpike, South, Merrick. 868-3434 Locks, keys, safes, residential & commercial. Quality security is our only business. ONE FREE STANDARD KEY WITH THIS AD. *some exceptions.


SAVALL DRUGS. 393 Merrick Avenue, Merrick (corner Camp Avenue). Notary Public available most days. High quality Photo Kiosk (prints, invitations, albums, calendars, etc.) Fax service. Lowest prices. High quality FAX service. 379-3722.

PHARMACIES SAVALL DRUGS. 393 Merrick Avenue (corner Camp Avenue), Merrick. 379-3722. "Merrick's Oldest & Finest Pharmacy. "Delivery Available.” We accept your drug plan. Notary Public. Huge Selection of Natural Vitamins.

FOR DISPLAY, SERVICE DIRECTORY OR CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING, call Elaine Spiro at Merrick Life 378-5320 Ext. 17, 1840 Merrick Avenue.


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An egg-hunting we will go...




New Roofs • Repairs Vinyl Siding Architectural Roofing “Large or small, just call”

FREE Estimates

516-826-5514 Robert Lafaye, Owner Nassau County Licensed & Insured



TRUST«Is more im mp portant than thee number of Bed ed droom r s and Baths! Alllow me to take care of all your Real Estate needs!

Sunr Sunrise ise Medical Labor Laboratories atto ories is at your service in Merrick. We bring more than 40 years of experience and unmatched customer service. Sunrise is committed to our core principles: courtesyy, compassion and professional expertise. Come visit us for prompt service - no appointment necessary. A lab test prescription from your doctor is all you need. We accept forms from any lab. We are pleased to offffer you a new patient service center for convenient, quality care.

Frank Schilero,


1703A Merric Merrickk A Ave., Merrick, ve.,, Merric k,, NY 11566 Phone: 516.379.1953 Monday, Tuesda Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, u y, Thursday,, Friday: Friday: 8:00AM to o 4:30PM Wednesday, Saturday: Saturday: 8:00AM to to 12:00PM Wednesday,

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3366 Park Ave, Wantagh NY 11793

Offfice i : 516-221 221-7362

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For For more more information information please please visit visit

STEPHANIE SCHWARTZ.... A NAME FRIENDS RECOMMEND! NYS Lic. R.E. Sales Agent Cell - 516-721-3292

Proudly Selling Homes in Your Community for Two Decades!


Call NOW For the Spring Market! Together Let’s Make Real Estate Simple and Prosperous

FAX (516) 867-3105

“Division of Manor Gate Realty Inc. Coldwell Banker offices are independently owned. If your property is listed with a broker please disregard this offer”


(516) 867-4600 “Located in the Heart of Town”


Merrick Resident Over 34 Years

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