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Vol. 60 No. 42 Wantagh, N.Y. 11793

Wa n t a g h • S e a f o r d

The Community Newspaper - at the gateway to Jones Beach

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Wantagh and Seaford come home

BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL: Left, Wantagh High School Marching Band took part in Wantagh’s Homecoming parade; Above, Seaford Homecoming King and Queen are Nick Fischetti and Toni Ann Medaglia.

Seaford Avenue vote postponed; meeting tonight by Linda Delmonico Prussen A vote set for Tuesday, October 16, on the proposed sale of the now vacant Seaford Avenue School was postponed during a special meeting of the Seaford school board on Thursday night. About 100 people filled the all-purpose room at Seaford Manor School at 8:30 p.m. to learn about the controversial subject. Answering the outcry from the community during an October 4 meeting, the board moved to secure provisions regarding the sale of the property to BK (the Burman Group) at Seaford incorporated in writing into the contract. The building is slated to be torn down and between 110 and 112 new condominium units built. School board attorney Christopher Venator said, “I would strongly recom-

mend to rescind the previous proposition and set a new date for a vote.” He added with new contract provisions, “I think we really should legally postpone the vote.” New provisions Board Trustee Bruce Kahn said the provisions to the contract would be for sale units only, no rentals and no schoolage children, and that the provisions be binding on any subsequent purchase of the property. The condo units had to be for owners 55 or older. Trustee Susan Ruona said she wanted the provision on school-age children to be specific, suggesting children of elementary-to-high school age not be permitted to live there. She also asked that a provision be added that the units be owner-occupied.

Other concerns Seaford Harbor Civic Association President Phillip Franco spoke on behalf of the civic group. He said, “The thing that hasn’t been addressed is the overcrowding, the shoehorning.” He said community members he spoke to are, for the majority, in support of the condos, but not the proposed 100-112 units. He said that upon speaking with community members, “The number that everyone comes up with is 75.” Mr. Franco also echoed the request of another community member and asked if the community could be provided with the bylaws for the condominium. A resident asked why a YMCA couldn’t be built on the site. Board President Brian Fagan answered, explaining only two offers

came back on the property and the one from BK at Seaford was the best. A number of residents expressed outrage at the lack of publicizing of the 8:30 p.m. meeting Thursday night. Mr. Venator said he expected to have a new referendum at the next board meeting containing all the new provisions, which he said have already been verbally agreed to by the buyer. He said once the new referendum is approved by the board, a waiting time must be met so the public can review the new referendum. He said he expects it to come up again up for a vote in January. The board plans to review the revised contract at a board meeting tonight, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor School All Purpose Room when it expects to set the date fo the new vote.

NAMES MAKE THE NEWS: Read about your neighbors! – 66 local people’s names were in your community newspaper this past week. Maybe yours is in this week! See inside.

Levittown schools’ action plan page 2

Unity Day at Wantagh High School page 3

WFD awards are presented page 7

Wantagh’s Garvey to be honored page 12


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Levittown School District unveils Action Plan

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conversation, the district decided to raise the bar even further by comparing its scores with neighboring districts.” According to the Action Plan, the district’s goal is, by April 2013, to reduce the gap in assessment scores between itself and neighboring districts by 50%; to increase the number of students reaching mastery on the math and science Regents exams by 10%; and to improve the chemistry Regents passing rate to meet or exceed the Nassau County average. In addition, the district plans to increase student enrollment in Advanced Placement courses by 5% for the 2013-2014 school year. The percentage of seniors taking AP courses has remained steady for the past two years. Both high schools boast a combined number of 2012 AP Scholars totaling 205 students. Strategies detailed in the Action Plan include an examination of data from

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multiple sources and professional development to support teachers on utilizing data to drive instruction. Teachers will also participate in professional development to increase their knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards. Additionally, key ELA and math programs will be fully implemented at the elementary level by June 2013. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James

Grossane stated, “I am confident that with the new Action Plan in place, the district will soon realize assessment results that not only match or exceed New York State and Nassau County averages, but will also match or exceed results in neighboring districts.” To review the district’s Action Plan and the complete list of strategies, please log onto the district website at www.levittownschools.com.

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The Levittown School District has unveiled a 2012-2013 Action Plan to continue to improve student assessment and Regents results. The plan outlines goals and strategies to focus on improvement in three key areas: English language arts and mathematics (grades 3-8) assessment proficiency and mastery rates; chemistry Regents passing rates; and Advanced Placement course enrollment increases. The district has traditionally measured student progress against New York State and Nassau County assessment averages and has successfully met or exceeded these benchmarks, except on the chemistry Regents exam. “In August, the administration presented current assessment data results to the Board of Education and discussed how the district can continue to improve results,” Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Debbie Rifkin explained. “Based on that

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The Wantagh-Seaford Citizen Thursday, October 18, 2012

MacARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL homecoming court members include (center) King and Queen Dylan Pearce and Samantha Johnson (from left) Tyler Berr y, Kristen Gay, Logan Doyle, Jennifer Scro, Dominic Danetti, Jade Guarascio, Sean Carey and Shannon Murphy.


by Laura Schofer Make it orange and make it end – that was the message a group of Wantagh High School students sent to their peers in support of Unity Day, a program that raises awareness of the harmful effects of bullying. On Unity Day, Wednesday, October 10, Hailey Orgass (Miss Wantagh 2012) stood in the entranceway of Wantagh High School urging students to sign an oath to refrain from bullying and to stop bullying if they witness such acts taking place. The Miss Wantagh committee was also on hand to distribute the 1,200 orange ribbons they made and to raise awareness of a problem, that by some estimates, has become an epidemic. The National Bullying Prevention Center sites statistics that show nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year – upwards of 13 million students, nationwide.

“Our goal is to collect 5,000 signatures from the entire community – not just students, but teachers and parents as well,” explained Hailey. “We felt this was an important message – that bullying will not be tolerated in our community.” The Wantagh School District agrees. Maureen Goldberg, interim Superintendent of Wantagh Schools, told The Citizen the school district supported Hailey’s efforts. “We like the idea of Unity Day; it’s a positive approach,” said Ms. Goldberg, who pointed to the district’s day-long effort to build upon Hailey’s signature campaign. “Middle School students are also wearing orange and signing pledges today. And, our elementary schools are also participating with age appropriate lessons including role playing and stories on the role of being a good citizen,” she said. Furthermore, the district “has always done a number of anti-bullying pro-

grams. This one day event helps to highlight the issue and it provides another teaching opportunity in the classroom.” Dozens of students stopped to sign the pledge, pick up a ribbon and pin it to their shirts. By the end of the day, Hailey said “663 high school students and 621 middle school students had signed the pledge.” Alyssa Hopkins, along with other members of the Miss Wantagh committee, handed out stickers to fellow students. “We are all ambassadors of our community and we thought this was an important issue, especially after what happened in our town.” Alexandria Puma nodded in agreement. “Being involved in Miss Wantagh, we felt it was important to make sure we gave back to the community.” Pauline Renda added, “everything going on with Mel [the Wantagh School District janitor who was a victim of bullying], just reinforced the idea that we

have a responsibility to do something about bullying.” Although Samantha Fraembo was never the victim of bullying, she spoke about the experience of a family member who ended up switching schools. “She didn’t tell anyone what was going on until it got really bad. This also affects your confidence and selfesteem,” she said. Hailey said she referred to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center website for ideas on organizing Wantagh’s Unity Day campaign. The organization was founded in 2006 “to unite, engage and educate communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources,” states the website. PACER offers digital-based resources for parents, schools, teens and youth including: PACER.org/Bullying. This is a portal page for parents and educators to access bullying resources. PACERTeensAgainstBullying. This portal is created by and for teens and is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard and to own an important social cause. For elementary school aged students there is PACERKidsAgainstBullying. This website is for kids to learn about bullying prevention, and to engage in activities and to be inspired to take action. Hailey said she was pleased with the number of students who signed the antibullying pledge. Additionally the community is being encouraged to sign the pledge online at www.Wantagh.LI/bullying. “We are hopeful that people will go online and sign,” said Hailey. “We want to tell them [victims of bullying] that they are not alone in this,” said Samantha. “We are all united,” said Hailey.

NO MORE BULLYING IN WANTAGH: Students, teachers and community members gathered at Wantagh High School to sign the no bullying pledge.

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SEAFORD SCHOOL BOARD: From left are school board Trustees Susan Ruona, Jeanmarie Wink, Bruce Kahn, board Vice-President Richard DiBlasio, board President Brian Fagan and Seaford Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy, who discussed the proposed sale of the Seaford Avenue School.

To The Citizen: I really have three issues that concern me living so close to Seaford Avenue School. These issues are as follows: 1. There are soccer and baseball fields that are presently being used by the Wantagh/Seaford PAL league. These fields cannot be replaced and it would be a loss for the many children that use them for sports. People are always playing on

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the fields even when there are no games. 2. If there are 113 new condominiums [whose residents were] over 55 in age, there is a very good chance with the school budgets that they would vote “no,” not having children in the districts. 3. With the new increase in people living in the area there will be an increase in cars around the neighborhood. This will mean more of a chance a child will be hit and more pollution in the air. The area cannot handle that increase. Dawn King

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When small is big Small businesses provide 60% of the jobs in the county, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano told members of the Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce at their annual legislative breakfast Friday. That is why the Industrial Development Agency has introduced a new program giving businesses with fewer than 100 employees some of the same incentives the big guys get for locating here, including special loans for construction and equipment if they keep or create jobs. According to Newsday’s Joye Brown, there are 46,401 small businesses in Nassau County. And she quoted incoming Council President Julie Marchesella as saying “We’re the ones who bought our jobs.” Mrs. Marchesella, owner of Queen of Hearts in Merrick, told how, “within the heart of every small business owner is hope,” advising her fellow chamber mem- Julie Marchesella bers to “stay positive, focused and creative” like each community's Business Person of the Year. Baldwin’s honoree, Eric Mahler (Mahler Realty), mentors students, organizes annual cleanups and sparked the Baldwin chamber’s first fireworks show. Bellmore’s Martha Verdi (Income Tax Plus) is Mrs. Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and coordinator of its legendary fair. Freeport’s Paul Eberst (Mayfair Power Systems) is active in the Woodcleft Industrial Park Associations, SPLASH and Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. Merrick’s Femy Aziz (Serengeti Design Studios) uses her photography and design skills to help at chamber and school events, and is a chamber board member. Seaford’s Ken Jacobsen (an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial) is incoming treasurer for the council and Seaford chamber past president, active in Seaford Wellness, Lions and Historical Society. Wantagh’s Mary Redler (Building Your Image publicity consulting) is also vice-president of Medieval Scenarios and Recreations and executive director of the Wantagh chamber. Dr. Barbara Rosinsky, a chiropractor who helps make the community more healthy through free lectures and volunteer work, is also a board member of the Wantagh chamber. Each of the honorees personnifies both business savvy and volunteerism. If communities can come together and “harness volunteerism into economic development” by cooperating in local think tanks set up for the purpose of procuring state funds for that development, as Mrs. Brown proposes, just think what we could accomplish with all of that talent!

THEY CLIMBED THE ROCKS: Seaford Manor's Pack 239 went to Island Rock in Plainview recently for some rock climbing fun. Everyone started off getting harnessed up and then got some instructions on how to go up and down the wall safely. The boys and parents had a blast during two hours of climbing fun! They all went up and down walls of varying degrees of difficulty. It wasn't just dads either, moms went up the walls too! The children who took part in our adventure in climbing were Carl Bloom, Luke Bloom, Bryant Wong, Michael Leighton, Jack Kollar, Jack Brown, Abby Brown, Connor Brown, Timothy Brown, Gregory Laurent, Aidan Hilton, Austin Mulder, Matthew Mulder, Casey Fjellstad, Sean Urban, James Price, James Jebaily and Matthew Martorana.

citizen circuit SEAFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY SHOW: The Seaford Historical Society’s museum located at 3890 Waverly Avenue, Seaford, 7815184, will be open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. during July, August and September. The third schoolhouse in Seaford and then a firehouse, this 1893 building, a Town of Hempstead Landmark, has historic displays including a schoolroom area, a parlor, farming and carpentry tools, photos and a 1906 Seaford Skiff. Admission is free. ©©© VENDORS WANTED: Vendors are wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, rain or shine Holiday Shopping Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, November 25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business to shoppers from the South Shore, including Wantagh, Merrick, Bellmore, Seaford, East Meadow, Levittown, Massapequa, as well as parts of Suffolk and Queens. For information call Ben at 221-2370 or email brotherhood@temple-bnai-torah.org for information. ©©© PURPLE HEARTS FUNDRAISER: Purple Heart Pups is a fundraiser established by the Merrick Lions Club to aid disabled, blind and amputee veterans through the work of America’s VetDogs and the National Amputation Foundation. Join them in their efforts on Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m. at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Avenue, with a dinner buffet and open bar, with live

entertainment by The Mystic. Tickets in advance are $55 and $65 at the door. For tickets call 1888-655-7999 or visit www.purpleheartpups.org. Make checks payable to Merrick Lions Club Foundation, Inc., and mail to P.O. Box 358, Merrick 11566. ©©© BIRD WALK: Tackapausha Museum and Preserve will be the location for the South Shore Audubon Society Bird Walk on Sunday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. The bird walk is free of charge. Bring binoculars. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford is on Washington Avenue between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway. The entrance to the museum is on the east side of Washington Avenue, just north of Merrick Road. Rain will cancel the bird walk. For information, log onto www.ssaudubon.org or call Steve Schellenger at 987-8103. ©©© PSYCHIC: The Ladies Auxiliary to the Wantagh Fire Department will present an evening with renowned psychic medium Josephine Ghiringhelli from WMJC radio on Friday, October 12, at the Wantagh Fire Department Station, 3470 Wantagh Avenue. Admission is $35 per person. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the show begins pomptly at 8 p,m. Coffee, tea, soda and dessert will be served. ©©© COUNTRY FAIR: Christ Lutheran Church’s 16th Annual Country Fair will held on Saturday, October 20, from 9

a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3384 Island Road, Wantagh. Enjoy the Cookie Walk filling a box with delicious homemade cookies. Lots of crafts, quilting supplies, jewelry, men’s stuff and more will be sold. Lunch is available at the café. Take a chance on raffle baskets. The Thrift Shop will be open. No vendors. ©©© FOREST LAKE PRESCHOOL: The Forest Lake PTA Pre-School Committee invites all children entering kindergarten in September 2013, to participate in its pre-school program. Children must be five years old by December 1, 2013 and zoned for Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh. The program is held once a month – starting in November and ending in May – at Forest Lake Elementary. The purpose of the program is to familiarize the incoming kindergarten students and their parents with the school. Each month a different aspect of the school is covered. For more information and/or to enroll in the program, you can call the Forest Lake office at 679-6470. ©©© BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, Rabbi Marci Bellows and Cantor Steven Sher, will hold a rain-or-shine “Blessing of the Animals” at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. The date was picked because the story of Noah is read during the Shabbat service. There will also be a short memorial service for those pets who have passed on. There will be a tent on the Oakfield Avenue lawn. Parking is available. Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier for a special blessing. ©©©


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citizenlibraries Wantagh library Ongoing The Wantagh Public Library offers homebound service for patrons who cannot visit the library due to temporary or permanent disability. Library materials can be delivered to you at home, with the exception of new videos and CDs. For information, call the Reference Desk at 221-1200. Friday, October 19 9:30 a.m. AARP Driving Class 8:p.m. Movie Night: “Moonrise Kingdom.” PG-13. Saturday, October 20 10 a.m. Fun Fit with Fit 4 for ages 7-11. A 5 week exercise series emphasizing the importance of being fit and eating healthy. 2 p.m. Two Guys and A Girl: Join Mike, Sara and Les as they sing Broadway tunes and songs to soothe the soul, including songs from Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darren and Tony Bennett. Register online or in-person to reserve a seat. Monday, October 22 10:40 am. Strength, flexibility and Balance. 1 p.m. Quilting Class 2 with Arline Wood. 6:45 p.m. Evening tot time for ages 2-4. Tuesday, October 23 10:30 a.m. Fall Storytime for ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. Seniorobics with Ellen Coven. 12:15 p.m. Simply Stronger with Ellen Coven. 1:30 p.m. Fall Storytime. 7:30 p.m. Wantagh Preservation Society Meeting. Wednesday, October 24 10;15 a.m. Stretch and Tone Exercise. 1:15 p.m. Fall Storytime. 2 p.m. Electing the President: The road to the White House as well as the powers and ever-changing role of the President from the founding era to the present. Thursday, October 25 10:15 a.m. Tot Time. 11:30 a.m. Tot Time. 1:15 p.m. Baby and Me for ages 412 months. 2 p.m. Toddler and Me for ages 1324 months. 7:30 p.m. Reducing Stress through Meditation: Discover a path to greater health, happiness and peace. Learn to pactice meditation and how to improve the quality of everyday life by reducing stress. Monday, October 29 The Wantagh Public Library will hold its annual Halloween Hoopla event on Monday, October 29. The following are activities that the community of Wantagh absolutely adores every year: • Edible Spooky House (Registration required) Time: 6 and 7 p.m. Create your very own Haunted Spooky House out of candy with your whole family. • Trick-or-Treat at the Library (no registration required) 7-9 p.m. Treat-or-Treat bags and prizes will be handed out while supplies last.

Seaford library Fridays, October 19 and November 2 2:30-4 p.m. Beginning Mahjong. Jackie Palatnik will demonstrate how to

play this Chinese game of skill, strategy and concentration. Before the first lesson, you must obtain a 2012 mahjong card by either calling the National Mahjong League at 1-212-246-3052 or visit their website. Bring a set if you own one. Registration has begun. Monday, October 22 7-8 p.m. Edible Haunted House. $3 materials fee. Have a “Spooktacular’ time before Halloween Creating this delicious haunted house. Using candy corn, Reese’s Pieces, icing and pretzels your scary creation will come to life. For those ages 10-18. Registration has begun. Wednesday, October 24 2 p.m. Film “Rock of Ages.” Rated PG 13; 123 minutes. Registration has begun. Monday, October 29 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mini Movie,” “The Spookiest Pumpkin” and other Halloween classics. Snacks will be served and don’t leave without your coloring book. No registration required.

Wednesday, October 31 1:30-2:30 p.m. Come join Joe, the singing school bus driver, for a rollicking good time. Joe’s music will have the children dancing and screaming. All ages. No registration required. Monday, October 29 7-9 p.m. Introduction to Intel. Cost $5. Learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets. Registration has begun. Tuesday, October 30 7-9 p.m. Intermediate Excel. Cost $5. Learn more about the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including functions, working with ranges, charting and more. Registration has begun at the Reference Desk.

Levittown library . Monday, October 22 1 p.m. Page Turners. Adult Book Discussion Group: “A Good American” by Alex George. No fee or registration

required. Monday, October 22 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Taxpayer’s Forum. Sponsored by Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Donald X. Clavin Jr. This program will provide residents with information on how to lower their tax bill through property tax exemptions, how to challenge their assessment, and highlight other services available. No fee or registration required. Wednesday, October 31 11:30 a.m. Halloween Program for ages 1 1/2-5 “Matt the Musician.” Sing, dance, and have a toe-stomping time! Come in costume, and we will have a parade after the program. No fee. Tickets are required. Tuesdays through October 30 7 p.m. Basic Watercolor Painting with James Taylor. Upon registration, participants will receive a required materials list for these free classes. No fee. Registration is required.

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~Sometimes a smile is the best medicine~ Dear Wantagh Residents, I am writing to inform you that on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 8:30 to 9:30 am, we will be holding a 5k run/walk to benefit physically ill and underprivileged children on Long Island. Some streets in our community will be temporary closed during this event. Here are the course details: The run/walk will start on Park Avenue (just east of Wantagh Avenue) and go to Beech Street and make a left. The course will then proceed down Beech Street to Island Road and make a right. The course will then go to Briard and make a left. The course will then go down Briard to Lufberry and make a right. The course will then go to Gaston Street and make a right. The course will then go to Earl and then to Jane Street and straight to Bunker Avenue. The course will make a right and go up Bunker Avenue to Beech Street, where it will make a left and then right turn back onto Park Avenue. On Park Avenue, the course will make a right turn into the parking lot located behind the Wantagh Shopping plaza (Hemingways) and finish in the lot. This parking lot will be closed on this day from 6am to 12pm. The streets will be managed by the Nassau County Police Department, Auxiliary police and JTCF Volunteers. At times, when there are no runners/walkers present, we will let cars pass through, but of course-- safety is our number one concern. Again we anticipate these streets being closed “AT TIMES” from approximately 8:30 to 9:30am. This is a competitive race for many runners and at the same time for others, a fun, family walk/ jog. Some Children and adults will be in Halloween costumes and we hope that you will come out to cheer them on, or see page 11, and join us for a nice, healthy jog. I have lived in Wantagh for 41 years and I started this foundation 21 years ago after having a brain tumor myself at age 17. Wantagh has been so supportive of my efforts, this wonderful community will always have my deepest appreciation. Thanks for your cooperation! If you have any questions, Please feel free to call me Sincerely, John Theissen Executive Director and Founder

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by Harry Loud WFD Public Information Officer The Wantagh Fire Department recognized and honored several of its members for acts of heroism and outstanding work, in ceremonies held October 1 The highest award, the Medal of Honor, was presented to ex-Captain Thomas Bloomfield and ex-Captain Ron Chowske for their rescue of an elderly man in a Wantagh house fire. The award read that they responded to a Hannington Avenue address and arrived at a Cape Cod-style home to find heavy fire showing from the windows on the right side (1-4 corner). They gained entry via the front door and started a search for victims. The award continued that the fire had burnt through the door of the fire room, traveled down the hall and entered the room in which they were searching. The fire had also extended into the second floor. It continued that without the protection of a hose line and under extreme heat, zero visibility and with flashover eminent, they continued. They found an 80-year-old man unconscious, with burns and removed him from the home. Once outside they continued lifesaving measures on the man. Unfortunately the man succumbed to his injuries some four days later. Several awards were presented for this fire. Chief of Department William Allen and Second Assistant Chief James Bloomfield were awarded the “Exceptional Meritorious” for their actions in trying to get to the victim. Firefighter Frank Brown was awarded the “Meritorious” for his removal of the second victim, an 80-year old woman from the rear of the home. She suffered smoke inhalation. In addition, two Unit Citations were presented. One was to Rescue 1 for their efforts in keeping the man alive as he was transported to the hospital. The crew consisted of Officer in Charge Mary Jampor, Driver Eric Paine, Firefighter/Medics Marcela Loeber, Susan Brodeur, Danielle Barretta, Marvin Berg, Steve Karewja and Kevin Hess. The second Unit Citation went to Engine 8 for their excellent efforts in extinguishing the fire. The crew of

Engine 8 consisted of Officer in Charge, Ex-Captain Ron Chowske, ex-Captain Tom Bloomfield (both of who made the rescue), Driver/MPO, ex-Captain Jay Cohen, Firefighters Nick Gizzi, Scott Towne and Ed McGuire. A Certificate of Merit was presented to Ladies Auxiliary members Karen Gillen, Kim Keefer, Dee Bloomfield and Meagan Tung who was 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time. The day of the fire was in the high 90s with high humidity. These ladies intermingled with the firefighters, providing water, electrolytes and cold wet towels as they exited the fire building. Meagan Tung was unable to accept her award the evening of the ceremony as she was giving birth to a little boy. The final presentation was an “Out of Town” award presented to Fire Medic Jay Rosenberg of Engine 5. He had been in a park in Bellrose, Queens, when a call for help went out over the park’s speaker system. Jay went to a ball field where he teamed up with an off-duty nurse to save the life of an 80-year-old man who had suffered a

heart attack. He was taken to the hospital by a FDNY ambulance, had a defibrillator implanted and is alive and well today. The Wantagh Fire Department is proud of these fine men and women who

give of there time and energy day in and day out for no pay. They sacrifice family time, sit down to cold meals, get up all hours of the night and still get up and go to work to provide for their families.

WFD HONORS ITS STARS: Second Assistant Chief James Bloomfield (Exceptional Meritorious), Chief of Department William Allen (Exceptional Meritorious), Medal of Honor recipients ex-Captain Thomas Bloomfield and exCaptain Ron Chowske, First Assistant Chief Jason Jackowitz and Third Assistant Chief Joseph Gross III.

WFD photo by Harry Loud

The Seventh Squad is investigating an assault that occurred in Wantagh on Sunday, October 14, at 10:25 p.m. According to detectives, Seventh Precinct police officers responded to Bullitt’s Saloon on Merrick Road for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival police discovered three male victims, ages 47, 42 and 38, who had suffered head injuries. The victims were all transported to an area hospital where the 47-year-old and 38-year-old were treated and released. The 42-year-old victim was admitted with a fractured skull, broken jaw and broken ribs. He is listed in critical condition. An extensive search was conducted by officers from the Seventh Precinct, First Precinct, Bureau of Special Operations, Canine and Aviation Bureau with negative results. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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by Kevin Halton, Jr. With autumn’s sunny days and crisp, cool air upon us, there’s no better time to reserve a few minutes each day for a walk outside, with perhaps a few intervals of jogging. When combined with a few healthy substitutions at the dinner table, significant health benefits will be immediately gained, such as more energy, and evenlydistributed body weight loss. One such healthy dietary recommendation is: eat less red meat, sugar and flour, and enjoy more of the delicious bounties of the sea! A recent multi-university study* concluded that “a most effective dietary substitution for meat or pasta is seafood.� Fish is not only a nutrient-rich food but also an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and is more easily absorbed than red meat. And the “fat� found in fish? It’s great for you! Fish fat is not actually “fat,� but is called “omega-3 fatty acids,� which have proven to help lower cholesterol. This allows a greater blood supply throughout your body, including your brain. So, your mom was right: fish is truly brain food, and eating fish keeps your heart healthy. With that said, it’s easy to understand why many researchers claim eating fish can even improve your mood! So you’ve decided to add fish to your diet, and now have a question or two. There’s only one way to get fish-friendly: find a high-quality fish market you can trust: one that has these elements:

• A solid reputation: A fish market that has been in business for a while and is well-known for quality and freshness is a good place to start. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. You’ll probably hear the same one or two most often. Logically, it’s located near the sea! • A trustworthy source for advice: Ask the employees at the fish market about seasonality, and tips on preparation. They should be able to offer you the best fish “in seasonâ€? with suggestions on how to prepare them: either broil or bake in the oven or better yet, on the backyard grill. • A quick guide to avoiding “high mercuryâ€? fish: Fish market employees should know the mercury levels of fish caught in the area. There are many fine low-mercury fish available on Long Island’s South Shore, such as fluke, flounder, mackerel, haddock, clams, crabs, snapper, codfish and halibut. • A customer-friendly fish market: They should have a quality staff that offers to scale and clean your whole fish at no additional charge. It’s time to go outside and take a daily stroll in this beautiful early fall winter. Start eating healthy foods such as vegetables, nuts, and especially delicious seafood! There is growing evidence that fish may be the ultimate anti-aging super food! A recent study noted that certain cultures heavily reliant on fish for sustenance enjoyed heart-healthy, extended life-spans with up to 30% reduction in

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Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (RMerrick) is encouraging women to be safe and get a mammography screening as part of breast cancer awareness month. “Early detection is the best defense women have against breast cancer, which is the most common form of cancer among women,â€? said Senator Fuschillo. “Getting annual mammograms is an important step that women should take to protect their health.â€? According to the American Cancer Society, early detection improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully. The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations for early breast cancer detection: • Women should have annual mammograms once they reach the age of 40. • Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam performed by a health professional at least once every three years. Women ages 40 and over should have this exam performed every year.

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There May be More Acid and Sugar In Your Favorite Soft Drink Than You Think

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Nothing fishy about fall fitness and a seafood diet

our favorite soft drink can be adversely affecting your teeth because of its high acid and sugar content. Too much soda or sports and energy drinks; ecspecially for children; can cause tooth decay. Excessive acid can also leach minerals out of a tooth and destory tooth enamel. The following chart from the michigan Dental Association shows the acid and sugar content of popular

soft drinks. P.H. is the measure of acidity and alkalinity. The P.H. scale runs from 14 (alkaline) to 1 (acid) with 7 (water) being neutral.

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PRIDE OF THE CHAMBER: The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce designates business publicist and Chamber Executive Vice-President Mary Redler (right) and Wantagh Chiropractor and Chamber Trustee Dr. Barbara Rosinsky as their Small Businesspersons of the Year. Mary is founder and president of Building Your Image LLC, a Wantagh-based publicity consulting firm, specializing in cost-effective publicity venues for small-businesses, plus development, design and layout services for print/online promotional material with applications for websites, newsletters, social media and blogs. Through her practice, Wantagh Woods Chiropractic on Wantagh Avenue, Dr. Barbara Rosinsky’s philosophy of true health through whole-patient-treatment includes nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction, in addition to spinal adjustment. Dr. Rosinsky consistently dedicates much of her time to community health education through free lectures and frequent volunteer work.

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HE’S THEIR MAN: The Seaford Chamber of Commerce has selected Immediate Past President Ken Jacobsen as Small Businessperson of the year. An independent financial advisor with LPL Financial (office in the Seaford Library), Ken brings over 25 years of financial industry experience and guidance to the community and is a tireless volunteer for many Seaford charitable and community organizations. Congratulating Ken (top row, center) at the Nassau Chambers of Commerce annual awards breakfast are (top row, from left): Chamber First Vice-President Bill Arnold; Frank Kimick; county Legislator Dave Denenberg; Paul Roberts. Bottom row: Nina Kimick; Jackie Nolin (representing Seth Sultan), and Barbara Shane.


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t s Y 1 E 6 A R R U ! O Announces Registration For The Spring 2013 Season All Age Groups 4 Through 18 REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING PLAYERS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:

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Wantagh Little League Is Fully Chartered, Sanctioned And Insured By Little League Of Williamsport Baseball: Must Be 4 and No Older Than 18 By 4/30/13 Softball: Must Be 6 and No Older Than 14 By 12/31/12 ELIGIBILITY: Boys And Girls In Wantagh Living South of the Southern State Parkway FEE: $100.00 Per player 12 and under $165.00 Per Senior player Age 13 to 16 $275.00 Per Big League player 17 & 18 Big League plays a 25 game summer schedule

Registrations Received After 12/31 will be subject to a $15 Late Fee

We will not Honor Requests!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Location: Wantagh Sr. High School Cafeteria Time: 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. All New Registrants Must Bring Original Birth Certificate And Proof Of Residency! Call For Further Info: 308-1110 ~ Your Call Will Be Returned Wantagh Little League, P.O. Box 94 Wantagh, N.Y. 11793

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by Rob Walker District Chair, Pequott BSA John Garvey of Wantagh will receive the Community Service Award from the Boy Couts of America at the Community Service Award Dinner on Thursday, November 15, in Wantagh. The proceeds realized from the Community Service Award Dinner are used to further Scouting in the Theodore Roosevelt Council, Boy Scouts of America. John Garvey’s service to our community began when he relocated to Wantagh from Richmond Hill, Queens, in 1962. His service is extremely diverse and includes but is not limited to the following: John has served the Boy Scouts of America here in Nassau County for 45 years. He has held a myriad of different positions in Scouting, district chairman, as a member of the Sagamore Service Troop and Sagamore Master. His talent in the area of finance and fundraising for Scouting is ever present and continues to this day. Scouting is about our youth members, and one of his proudest accomplishments is the the fact that he was able to go to summer camp with Troop 656 of Wantagh for 20+ years. He has always maintained that the best job he held in Scouting was that of Scoutmaster of Troop 656. The awards that John has received from Scouting mirror his accomplishments. He has received the Distinguished Commissioner Award, James E. West Award, District Award of Merit, American Legion Scouter, Silver Beaver, George Meaney Award and the General MacArthur Award from the Masons. John is a charter member of the Wantagh

High School DADS Booster Club and has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Wantagh School Board. He has served on the Wantagh Scholarship Committee. He has given occupational speeches on many occasions in both the Wantagh and Seaford School Districts. John has worked with the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce to maintain the Triangle Park in town, and has been involved with Wantagh clean-ups for years uncounted. John was for many years a judge at the Annual 4th of July Parade. His interest in all sports is reflected by his time spent coaching and umpiring local youth in a variety of sports. He officiated PBC (now PAL) hasketball, He managed Little League baseball for years. John started and was a commissioner of the 13-year -old Baseball League. He also umpired high school and college baseball (ECAC), now Big East, and soccer. John umpired the Journal-American All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. He also was involved with ASA Softball as an umpire at Jones Beach, along with Little League playoffs. During the summer months John coached a high school PAL basketball team in Rockville Centre. John is a Korean War veteran and is a member of the American Legion Post 1273 in Wantagh. He served for 15 years as a member of the local Selective Service Board. His exemplary 38 years of service as a New York City firefighter culminated with him being promoted to lieutenant. John’s family, his wife Joan, daughter Joanne; sons John and Scott along with five grandchildren are the center of his life. John’s favorite politician is Fred Parola. The Community Service Award is seldom given and only then to those who

exemplify in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have given to many worthwhile organizations as well as the

respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues and the community. For details on this event please contact the Pequott District CSA Committee at Membershippq@yahoo. com or call 660-5514

Harvest Dinner coming to Congregational Church On Saturday, November 3, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, located at 1845 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, will be hosting its annual Harvest Dinner. This year there will be two seatings – 5 and 7 p.m. Take-out orders are also available and can be picked up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You’re really in for a treat this year as the menu consists of roast loin of pork with gravy and applesauce. The sides include mashed and sweet potatoes, stuffing, corn, broccoli and cauliflower with Swiss cheese cream sauce, sauerkraut and/or red cabbage. Dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea, lemonade and iced tea will also be served. The cost for this fabulous dinner is $12 for adults, $8 for children 6 through 12 years old. Children under 5 are free. As there is limited seating, reservations are required and should be made early. Take-Out dinners must be reserved by November 1. The dinner will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church). There is plenty of free parking in the Town of Hempstead parking lot behind the church. Call the church at 785-

1829 to make reservations or email to wmcc1845@verizon.net. Checks can be made payable to Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church (or WMCC) and mailed to the church, harvest dinner in the memo field.

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED MOTHER (Never Known to Fail)

Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my Mother. Oh, Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Oh Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3x) Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands (3x). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. This prayer must be said for 3 days and after 3 days your request will be granted, and the prayer must be published. Thanks for many favors! 863DC1905

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Notice of Formation of EGA ARCHITECT PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretar y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/2012. Office Location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be ser ved. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 807 Harriad Drive West, Seaford, New York 11783. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. WSC 809 6T 9/20, 27, 10/4, 11, 18, 25 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. JUMBO INVESTMENTS, Pltf. vs. ROGER DENNIS CHAFFEE, et al, Defts. Index #12-000266. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 19, 2012, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a Sec. 52, Block 302, Lot 743. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. GERARD DEGREGORIS, JR., Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. For Pltf., 12 Tulip Rd., Great Neck, NY #81721 WSC 812 4T 9/27, 10/4, 11, 18 Legal Notice Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: ELITE REAL ‘ESTATE CONSULTANTS LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on

05/21/2012. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be ser ved. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O ELITE REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS LLC, 3672 Carlisle Court, Wantagh, NY 11793 . Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. WSC 818 6T 10/4, 11, 18, 25, 11/1, 8 DIVISION 00- PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS Section 00 11 16 INVITATION TO BID NOTICE is hereby given that sealed proposals for the following project will be received by the Levittown Public Library on November 5, 2012 @ 10 AM prevailing time, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Library's Lower Level Meeting Room (Bluegrass Lane entrance). All contractors desiring a walkthru are to be present on October 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Bluegrass Lane entrance to the Library, located at One Bluegrass Lane, Levittown, NY 11756 LEVITTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY LEVITTOWN, NEW YORK EXTENSION TO ADULT AREA SED NO. 28-02-05-03-6019O08 The Contract Documents may be examined at the Office of the Architect, LAS Associates, Architects, Suite 230, 269 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne,

New York 11565 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning on October 19, 2012. Contract Documents may be obtained from the Architect at the aforementioned address upon deposit of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00), for the initial set of Contract Documents. Deposits must be made by business check or money order made payable to the Levittown Public Library. Any person or corporation proposing to submit a bid for this Project must take out a minimum of one (1) set of Contract Documents and may obtain additional sets on the following basis: FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) for each additional set of Contract Documents. Any person or corporation duly submitting a proposal accompanied by a bid security in accordance with the requirements of the Instruction to Bidders, will upon return of the Drawings and Specifications, in good condition, and within thirty (30) days after the award of the Contract or the rejection of the bids, receive the return of the deposit in full. Persons or corporations obtaining sets of Drawings and Specifications but who do not submit a proposal, one-half of the deposit will be returned to such non-bidders upon the return of the Drawings and Specifications in good condition and within thirty (30) days after the award of the Contract for the Project. Each bidder shall be required

to complete qualification forms enclosed with the Contract Documents. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or all proposals will be rejected within ninety (90) days of the date of the opening proposals, subject to the approvals of the N.Y. State Education Department, and all agencies having jurisdiction. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposals; reject any or all proposals and to advertise for new proposals; accept or reject any alternates, proposals, or unit prices, if, in its opinion the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted. A contract or contracts will not necessarily be awarded on Base Bid proposals, but may be awarded upon acceptance or rejection of Alternates requested, in the Form of Proposal. Each Bidder must deposit with his/its bid, security in an amount not less than five (5%) of the Base Bid, in the form and subject to the conditions stipulated in the Instructions to Bidders. No Bidder shall withdraw his bid within ninety (90) days after the formal opening thereof. Thereafter, a bidder may withdraw his bid only in writing and in advance of the actual award. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Guaranty Bond in the form of a Per formance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond, in an amount equal to one hundred (100%) of the

contract amount, in the form and subject to the conditions stipulated in the Instructions to Bidders and the Supplementary Conditions. Levittown Public Library By: Celeste Watman Library Director Dated_____ WSC 821 2T 10/18, 25 LEGAL NOTICE "NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS" 2012-2013 SCHOOL TAXES The undersigned Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York hereby gives notice that he has received the School Tax Roll and Warrant attached thereto, dated September 28, 2012, and will be in attendance to receive taxes at: 200 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK 11550 on MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012 and each weekday thereafter from 9:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excepted) PENALTIES The following scale of penalties is hereby prescribed for neglect to pay the School taxes after they become due and payable. First half due and payable October 1, 2012. If the first half is not paid on or before November 10, 2012, penalty will be added at the rate of one per centum per month from October 1, 2012 calculated to the end of the month during which payment is made. Second half due and

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A fundraiser to support the Freeport Trailer, a hiring site for day laborers, will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 5-9 p.m. at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert hall, 3232 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh. Tickets are $55 in advance; $65 at the door. The trailer is operated under the auspices of CoLoKi, Inc, which stands for compassion, love and kindness. CoLoKi, is a nonprofit organization that was created to help ease the daily struggle for people living in poverty. It took over the trailer in 2010. “This hiring site for the community’s day laborers has grown,” reads CoLoKi’s website. “We now provide a hot meal daily and are serving 500+ meals weekly.” This spring CoLoKi planted an organic community garden

for the workers. CoLoKi has also organized and now maintains a job bank in order to assist with employment and provide workers for local contractors and homeowners. The group added a language center last year to help people learn and improve their English language skills. The November 17 fundraiser will include an open bar, full buffet, great raffles, and a repeat performance by Cat Parr & Friends! All are invited to come and bring friends. All proceeds go to Coloki, Inc., a 501C3 nonprofit organization providing basic human needs to those living in poverty. Tickets can be purchased via paypal (Colokiinc.com) or send a check to Coloki Inc., 27 Surrey Drive, Merrick 11566.

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No getting around it…summer has come and gone. The kids are back in school and the days are shortening faster than we can wrap our brains around the idea of turning leaves, picking pumpkins, chilly temperatures, and the holidays just around the corner. But savvy gardeners know what we in the green industry have long been preaching. Now is the time to plant! Here on Long Island, we’ve been blessed with ideal conditions for an extended growing season. The cooler air is a happy turn of events for plants just going into the ground. No soaring heat to scorch their leaves and no extended humidity to foster disease. And even though we’re wondering where we put the gloves at the end of last winter, our soils remains warm enough to support root growth…even through frost and beyond if snows stay away long enough. For the economicminded, fall is the time when nurseries offer their biggest bargains! It doesn’t make sense for them to store potted or balled and burlapped plant material over the long winter; and so they’re happy to offer you the same trees, shrubs and perennials that sold for a premium price during the summer at a much discounted price. Even if those deciduous trees and shrubs have finished blooming or even dropped their leaves, when spring and summer arrive, not only will they be beautiful once again, but they’ll have profited from the “quiet time” their roots

had to establish themselves this fall before they have to deal with the stresses the warm weather brings. The same holds true for perennials. They may not look like much right now, but they’ll put on the same great show when blooming again next spring or summer, and grow faster than if they were newly planted. A few tips for fall planting…dig the appropriate size hole…the same depth as the plant ball and twice the width. This will help keep your plant from heaving when the real cold arrives. Remove any spent flowers…they channel a plant’s energy into seed production. If your plant looks “pot bound” before planting, “tease” the roots apart or even remove a very matted layer to expose healthier ones. Don’t add high nitrogen fertilizer…it can stimulate top growth that won’t harden off before winter. If you must amend your soil and add fertilizer, look for one with a root stimulant for best results. Apply mulch to help regulate the soil temperature through the remaining days of fall and beyond, but keep it away from the plant’s crown. Water well for the first few weeks; then taper off as the season dictates. Following these simple steps now will not only assure you a jump-start on a beautiful garden, but will save yourself some green! Don’t prune back your evergreens now! Contact me for advice to make those evergreen holiday trimmings and decorations stay fresh through the holidays! Contact Mary Ellen Kennavane at Heavenly Earth Design, 551-0526 or heavenlyearthdesign@gmail.com.

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TONY SMITH OWNER/NYS LIC. INDEPENDENT BROKER FROM 1976-2012 Angela Testa Lic. Sales Agent

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Questions and Answers: Fixups That Pay Last year, Americans spent a record $ 46.4 billion fixing up their homes. In many cases, they did so because they couldn’t afford a new house, but others were improving their present living, and their future investment. Here are some remodeling ideas that pay: • Almost anything to update an aging kitchen: new cabinets, flooring, work spaces. • Increasing insulation: will save you money now, and pay off when you sell. • Aluminum/vinyl siding: will probaly not return your investment, but many homeowners think it’s worth the money. • A modern bathroom... or adding an additional bathroom. • Adding a family room....but don’t sacrifice garage or other existing space.

Mary Whitaker Lic. Assoc. Broker

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Other remodeling that may not contribute to selling price: • A swimming pool: you may cherish its pleasures, but some view them as alot of work. • A new wing: if you outclass your neighborhood, you won’t be able to recoup your investment. Mary Rose Sinacori Lic. Sales Agent

We’re now in our 36th year of continuous service to the Wantagh and Seaford communities – 1976-2012

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