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MISS WANTAGH 2013 is Angelica Balitsos, crowned at Thursday’s parade. From left are Ella Stevens, pageant director; a former Miss Wantagh; contestants Stefanie Wenz, Shayna Held, Kaitlyn von Runnen; Angelica Balitsos, Miss Wantagh 2013; Town of Hemsptead Supervisor Kate Murray; Hailey Orgass,

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Miss Wantagh 2012; contestants Emily Fenter, Michelle Steinberg and Sophia Liu. Also pictured are previous Miss Wantagh contestants as well as county Legislator Dave Denenberg, Judge Chris Quinn and Assemblyman Dave McDonough, top row, center.

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by Laura Schofer Angelica Balitsos was crowned Miss Wantagh 2013 on Independence Day at the conclusion of Wantagh’s Fourth of July parade. Michele Steinberg was first runnerup; Kaitlyn von Runnen was second runner-up and Emily Fender was third runner-up. The other contestants were Shayna Held, Sophia Liu and Stefanie Wenz. The entire court was present for the crowning of the new Miss Wantagh. Angelica Balitsos is the 57th Miss Wantagh, a tradition started in 1956. She was presented the crown by Hailey Orgass, Miss Wantagh 2012. Preparations for the crowning were weeks in the making. Ella Stevens, pageant director, told The Citizen that “the girls worked very hard and they all are qualified, special and beautiful.” Indeed. At the July 1 judging of the contestants, each girl spoke about their academic success, community service and personal aspirations and vision. Angelica Balitsos spoke about her own struggles to overcome stage fright and her commitment to address homelessness and fight hunger. As Miss Wantagh 2013, Miss Balitsos told the judges that she would campaign to eradicate these problems, including “holding a feast for the homeless,” she said. First runner-up Michele Steinberg

wants to give money to aid in the repair of homes damaged by superstorm Sandy and wants to hold a street fair to help bolster the local economy in Wantagh. Second runner-up Kaitlyn von Runnen hopes that her peers will become more involved in community organizations that need newer and younger members to continue the tradition and ideals upheld by these nonprofit groups. Third runner-up Emily Fenter said it was important for people to understand that it is “good to be different” and wants to hold a scoliosis day so that other girls can see “you don’t have to wear a brace.” Stefanie Wenz also spoke about her challenges recovering after a soccer accident and wants to provide support to local children’s hospitals and their young patients. Shayna Held spoke about the importance of planting trees and “educating the community on the importance of trees to our environment. Trees are beautiful.” Sophia Liu, the youngest contestant, entering 10th grade this fall, is also an environmentalist who loves science and wants to hold more science fairs in the elementary schools. “These girls are all about giving back to the community, of building a better world,” Ms. Stevens told the audience at last Monday’s judging.

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advertising to produce revenue on areas of the school that are otherwise not put to use, for example, the bleachers. Peter Mountanos, Wantagh School Though right now there is a rule against District’s newest Board of Education it, he is already planning on getting in Trustee, is a Wantagh Class of 2012 contact with Governor Andrew Cuomo. graduate. He was officially inaugurated Another way on July 1. Mr. Mountanos is Technology is planning on raising Mountanos’ main funds is through focus when it comes the Wantagh to education. The Foundation. He goal is to improve believes it could be of understanding more effective if a more practical workcommittee were force technology. put in place. This workforce There has technology is not the already been some same as the typical adversity and he is word processing sysexpecting more. tems learned by stuBut between dents. It also has harassing emails nothing to do with and blog posts, Mr. social media outlets. Mountanos says he “There’s so much has stayed posimore to computers, tive. He ignores such as coding and the adversity and design,” he said. continues to Peter Mountanos W a n t a g h uphold the responTe c h n o l o g y sibility and profesConference Day will sionalism of his Board of Education be the outlet where past alumni, profestrustee position, he said. sionals and parents who work with “I want to change Wantagh for the technology will hold workshops, he better,” said Mr. Mountanos. noted. Peter Mountanos is a sophomore at Advancing knowledge of workforce New York University’s Gallatin School technology will help students be more of Individualized Study, where he is prepared to get jobs after school, he studying technology entrepreneurship. said. Mr. Mountanos wants to increase

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by Robert L. Harrison Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently issued a proclamation naming it “Commodore de Kay Day” in Nassau County. At St. George’s Episcopal Church graveyard in Hempstead, dignitaries, the Hibernians from Wantagh and historians gathered to honor this hero of the Irish famine. For it was on June 19 1847 that Commodore de Kay sailed out of New York harbor aboard the frigate Macedonian filled with grain and food for the Irish and Scottish people. George Coleman de Kay was given the title of Commodore after fighting with the Argentine navy in its war against Brazil in 1826. De Kay requested from the United States Navy a ship

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Hibernians honor de Kay to help feed the Irish people due to its current famine. The U.S. Navy loaned the warship Macedonian to him after taking all the weapons of war off of it. The Macedonian itself was captured from the British in the War of 1812. Commodore de Kay was said to affect the lives of more than 25,000 Scottish/Irish victims of the famine with his noble relief activity from America. This was the second salute to our Long Island hero who is buried at St. George’s Church. Legislator Dennis Dunne Jr. read the proclamation from County Executive Mangano and Rev. P. Allister Rawlins gave a prayer to those who attended and afterwards a lone piper played as dusk descended on the graveyard.

Playgroup to start at St. Jude’s time and more,” Fr. Hofer said. Parents and/or caretakers must stay the entire time. Although the program is free, donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of snacks and crafts. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 221-2505 or “The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) is a welcoming community of faith serving the greater Wantagh and Levittown communities for 55 years. It serves all of God’s children regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic condition,” Rev. Hofer stated. For more information about St. Jude or the Episcopal Church, you can contact the parish office or visit its website at

WANTAGH’S ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS members honored Commodore de Kay.

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St. Jude’s Playgroup, a gathering of parents/grandparents and children, will begin on Thursday, July 18. The Playgroup will meet weekly from 1011:30 a.m. at 3606 Lufberry Avenue (south of Jerusalem Avenue only 2 1/2 blocks East of Wantagh Avenue). There is ample parking available behind the church building. The program is free and open to all. According to the Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, St. Jude’s priest and rector, the purpose of the Playgroup is to allow parents and/or grandparents to come together in a safe, indoor environment for their children to play together and interact while providing opportunities for networking amongst the parents. “We will be providing coffee, juice, snacks, play time, crafts, songs, story

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Consider the elephant The elephant in the wild is a beautiful thing. But elephants have been beasts of burden for thousands of years in India. Hannibal commanded war elephants among his soldiers in the quest to conquer Rome. Still, what is the quality of life today for an elephant in a circus, all decked out in fringes and made to do tricks on stage? I prefer to see my elephants in a safari park or outdoor zoo like San Diego (not in a cage, though). Perhaps they even live better than in the wild. At least they are forming a connection with people, to make us value the animal world more. I would tell that to any circus. Over a hundred years ago, the circus coming to town might mean someone’s only chance in life to see exotic animals like elephants and tigers. But that is not the case today. Today, what we look forward to are the clowns for laughter and the aerialists for inspiration. We share in the exhilaration of the trapeze artists flying through the air, as long as we know they are safely harnessed and protected by nets. We would not want to see them fall. Each year, there is some other new trick, a motorcyclist doing circles in a cage, a sword swallower (Don’t do this at home!), a magician, a bareback rider, the possibilities as endless as the human imagination. No circus is ever the same twice. Oh, the smell of the peanuts and popcorn and the roar of the crowd! With the threering circus, there is something for everyone at every moment. But we don't want to feel guilty about enjoying all that. And that is the bottom line. – LT

REORGANIZATION: The members of the Wantagh School District Board of Education, during their annual reorganization meeting last week, unanimously elected President Michael Soethout and Vice-President Anthony Greco. The board also welcomed Kera McLoughin and Peter Mountanos, who joined Michael Cucci as board trustees. From left, front row: Board President Soethout and Vice-President Greco. Back row: Board Trustees Peter Mountanos, Kera McLoughlin and Michael Cucci.

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citizen circuit FREE BALANCE SEMINAR: Advice will be offered and solutions discussed for those who suffer from imbalance, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness, on Thursday, July 18, at noon, at Peak Performance Physical Therapy, Wellness & Fitness, corner of Wantagh and Jerusalem Avenues, Willowood Shopping Center, Wantagh. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. RSVP:, or call 785-4800. © © © SHOP FOR A CAUSE: The John Theissen Children’s Foundation has partnered with Macy’s to benefit Long Island’s underpriveledged and physically ill children. When you purchase a $5 for Shop-For-A-Cause-pass exclusive savings in all Macy’s stores, the Theissen Foundation keeps 100% of the proceeds. Plus you may enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card. For details contact The Theissen Childrens’ Foundation: 679-5098. © © © FAMILY FESTIVAL: The Church of St. William the Abbot holds its 37th annual Family Festival from Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14. Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 711 p.m.; Saturday: 6-11 p.m.; Sunday: 5-10 p.m. The festival will feature rides, games, food, entertainment, 50/50 and casino-style gaming. For further details contact Gail Tomczyk or Rich Love at 795-4542. © © © NIGHT AT THE RACES: The Knights of Columbus Memorare Council will sponsor a Night At The Races fundrais-

er on Wednesday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 which includes coffee, cake, beer or soda. Call Max Hochrain at 785-2468 or Tom Gallagher at 826-3509. The council is at 3476 Jackson Avenue, Seaford. © © © GET HYPNOTIZED: T h e Kiwanis Long Island South Central Division presents the “Comedy Hypnosis Show” on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m., at the East Meadow Fire Department, 197 East Meadow Avenue (next to the library). $40 per person includes show, food, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. For details and tickets contact: Debbie Tota – 729-0521 or Mickie Leamey – 333-3563. © © © FOR THE TROOPS: Sol Goldstein, a member of the Brotherhood of Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh, has been collecting dry goods, note paper and other personal items to be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan and surrounding areas. Mr. Goldstein has been recognized by the select services organizations for this ongoing project, which he has spearheaded for a number of years. Sol is seeking names and addresses (including troop number, unit APO and other mailing information). If you know of someone who should receive gift package you can send their information to Brotherhood, attn: Sol Goldstein, Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, Wantagh 11793. There is no charge. © © © VENDORS WANTED: The Seaford Historical

Society Seventh Annual Fall Fair will be on Sunday, September 29. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Set-up begins at 8 a.m. A 10’ X 10’ space is $40. Double spaces are available. Contact seafordhistoric@ or call Carla at 826-7642. © © © SUMMER CARNIVAL: St. James Parish of Seaford will hold its summer carnival on Tuesday, July 23, through Saturday, July 27, daily 7-11 p.m. and weekends 6-11 p.m. Featured will be Kiddie Land, P.O.P nights, rides and raffles. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian ice, sausages and peppers and zeppoles and more available. Saint James Parish is at 80 Hicksville Road, Seaford, one block south of Hempstead Turnpike. © © © IT’S MAGIC: On Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m., the Seaford Historical Society will have “Magic at the Museum.” Fun for all ages. The event is rain or shine. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available. The event will take place at the Seaford Historical Society Waverly Museum, 3890 Avenue, Seaford. © © © SUMMER FLEA MARKET: Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue (corner of Oakfield) is holding its annual rain or shine summer flea market fundraiser on Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details call 221-2370 or visit

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PRESERVING THE MEMORY OF SEAFORD’S LOST ALUMNI: Five Seaford High School graduates died in the World Trade Center on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2011. Rising from the ashes of that tragedy is the Seaford 911 Memorial Committee and a community’s pledge to honor the victims’ legacy of service to their families and community. The committee also recognizes and awards Seaford’s graduating seniors and residents whose level of community service emulates the five who perished. Seaford High School graduates selected to receive the 2013 Patriot Award are Peter Adorno (top left photo); Emma Bausert (second photo from top left); Courtney Carbone (second photo from bottom left); Kylie Zubel (bottom left photo) and Anthony George (below).

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Wantaghite killed in car crash Nassau police are investigating a fatal vehicular accident that occurred on July 4 at 6:39 a.m. in Bellmore. According to detectives, a 66year-old man, Athanasious Cheliotis of Wantagh, driving a 2001 Toyota Camry westbound on Merrick Road, was in a collision with a 23-year-old woman driving eastbound on Merrick Road near Soma Avenue.

The 2001 Camry became engulfed with flames and the driver was pulled from the vehicle by witnesses. The victim was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:13 a.m. by hospital staff. The other driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.

FATALITY: A Wantagh resident was killed in this auto accident in Bellmore.

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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, July 12 10:45 a.m. Friday Summer Storytime for ages 3-6. 12:30 p.m. Project HOPE: Coffee and Cake. 8 p.m. Radio Club. Saturday, July 13 The library will be closing at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 10 a.m. Yoga with Miss Chris for ages 3-6. 11 a.m. Yoga with Miss Chris for ages 7-10. 2 p.m. Book Buddies Number Two. Tuesday, July 16 10 a.m. Dot Paint. All ages welcome. 11:30 a.m. Seniorobics. 12:15 p.m. Simply Stronger. 6:30 p.m. Skype: Lean how to set up and use instant messaging programs such as Google, Chat and Yahoo Messenger. Get the webcam running for video chat. Wednesday, July 17 10:30 a.m. Writing Your Memoirs: Learn to write your memories and life to leave your legacy for your loved ones. This is a six-week course with weekly assignments. Make sure to bring three things on your “bucket list” Register now. 6:30 p.m. Carrot Patch Cookies for ages 5-11. Thursday, July 15 11 a.m. Character Visit Storytime for ages 2-7 with an adult. 3 p.m. Long Island Services Blood Drive. .

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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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citizenlibraries will include sun damage and acne. Each participant gets to cleanse, tone and moisturize their face correctly. Register at the Reference Desk. Summer 2013 Concert Series All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Just bring your chair and enjoy! The Seaford Public Library takes pride in presenting its Summer 2013 series of free concerts in partnership with the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, Seaford Lions Club and Seaford Wellness Council. Saturday, July 20 Mary Lamont. Come down and enjoy this wonderful country band and artist who Newsday dubbed the “The Queen of Long Island Country,” brought to you in partnership with the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, to be held in the parking lot of the Seaford Public Library. Saturday, August 3 Runaway Train. A five-piece band from Delaware who write their own original music along with covering artists such as the Dixie Chicks, Avett Brothers,

Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and many more. Presented in cooperation with the Seaford Lions Club, to be held in the parking lot of the Seaford Library. Saturday, August 17 Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam. New York Premier Classic Rock/Party Band covers such performances as ZZ Top, Buddy Holly, Creedence, Chuck Berry, KISS, The Stones, Steve Miller, the Beatles, Tom Petty, as well as originals. The concert is brought to you in partnership with the Seaford Wellness Council, to be held in the parking lot of the Seaford train station by the gazebo. Friday, August 2 4-5 p.m. Tie-Dye Shirt. Bring in a white pre-washed T-shirt and go home with a tie-dye sensation that just has to be washed out. Registration at the Reference Desk begins Friday, July 12. Monday, August 5 6-7 p.m. Mexican Cooking. Help make three different Mexican treats and then get to taste them. Presented by instructor Sue Bazzicalupo. Registration at the Reference Desk begins Monday, July 15.


Beaches and boardwalks at Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Hither Hills, Orient Beach, Wildwood, Sunken Meadow and Heckscher are now smoke free. This expands last year’s regulations which includes prohibiting smoking within 50ft of all buildings, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, concession stands, playing fields and game areas at all state parks. We applaud the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for further protecting park patrons and the environment.


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VIETNAM VETERANS march in the Wantagh Fourth of July Parade.


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NASSAU COUNTY POLICE Pipe and Drum unit marches up Wantagh Avenue. photo by

Now in its third year, the Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC), led by longtime North Bellmore resident Edward Diller, challenges participants to ride 40, 62 or 100 miles to raise money for medical research to defeat cancer, melanoma and other major health problems to improve the lives of affected patients and their families. Monies raised are donated to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, which comprises more than 1,500 physicians and scientists of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and is a growing force in research innovation, imagination and discovery. All bike enthusiasts are invited to join this year’s challenge on Sunday, August 4. To register, you can go to The 100-mile bike ride starts at the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station parking lot on Sunday, August 4, at 6 a.m. It joins riders starting in Medford and Westhampton, finishing in East Hampton later that afternoon. The ride traverses Long Island on scenic, low-density, well-marked roads. The entire route is fully supported with the help of enthusiastic volunteers who man water stops every 20 miles; expert mechanical support provided by local bike shops; and a grand lunch celebration at the finish in

East Hampton. Luxury bus transportation is provided to all riders, returning them to their respective starting points. LIBC is a federally-approved 50lc3 public charity, nonprofit organization begun by Edward Diller who will also be riding in the event. Mr. Diller has over 25 years of experience working in nonprofits as an educator delivering health education/promotion programs for children, adolescents and adults. He understands that scientific medical research is vital in discovering cures for disease, especially for the diseases that affect children and teens. As a native Long Islander and longtime cyclist, Mr. Diller appreciates the synergy of conducting the event on Long Island, raising and donating monies for medical research being conducted on Long Island, which provides jobs and economic benefit to this community. Volunteers are also needed. Anyone wanting to volunteer can email Mr. Diller at Donations can be made directly online at, or checks can be made payable to “Long Island Bike Challenge” and mailed to Long Island Bike Challenge, 1366 Odell Street, Wantagh 11793. © © ©

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BIKE RUN AUGUST 4: From left are Gar y Mathias, Edward Diller, Dr. Rober t Mathias at the finish line in East Hampton, 2012.

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Premises wlll be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 020056-09. Michael Wolkow, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 "If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no fur ther recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mor tgagee, or the Mortgagee’s attorney.” WSC 909 4T 7/11, 18, 25, 8/1

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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

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Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church United Church of Christ

Bellmore Presbyterian Church

Congtegation Beth Tikvah

EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Church Of St. Jude (Episcopal) 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh (516) 221-2505 The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, Rector Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8:00 A.M., 10:15 A.M and 6:00 P.M.

First Presbyterian Church of Levittown 474 Wantagh Avenue, Levittown (516) 731-3808 Website: Email us at Worship Service & Church School: Sundays-10:00 am Coffee Hour immediately following worship Handicap accessible . Join Reverend Terri Cissé to Meet God & Friends Here! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sunday School: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday Healing Mass: 8:00 P.M.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 2197 Jackson Ave. • Seaford • 785-3762 Father Peter Lai Holy Eucharist: Sundays & Holy Days: 11:00 AM Coffee Hour Follows Services Sunday School: 10:00 AM Handicap Accessible please visit:

LUTHERAN CHURCH Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 2025 Washington Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783 Phone/Fax -781-6374 • The Reverand Ronald M. Klose, Pastor Holy Communion: Sunday: 9:30 am • Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday School: 9:30 am Day Care: 781-8095 • Nursery School: 781-7637

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH St. Frances de Chantal 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh 785-2333 • Rev. Gregory J. Cappuccino Pastor Weekly Mass Schedule: Sat.: 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Sun.: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. 12 noon; 5:00 p.m. Reconciliation Schedule: Mon.: 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.; Sat.:12 noon to 1:00

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH United Methodist Church of Seaford 2160 Washington Ave., Seaford Phone/Fax: (516) 785-8877

Rev. Dr. Edwin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.

Formerely Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center

A Tradiditonal Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh T - 785-2445 please visit: Friday Evening Services: 8:00 pm Saturday Morning Services: 9:15 am Jr. Congregation 10:45 am Nitzanim (3-7 years) 11:00 am Shabbat Evening Services: Sunset Daily Morning & Evening Minyan Rabbi Alan F. Lavin Rabbi Emeritus Mordecai Rubin Z”L Presidents - Maddy Ross and Stuart Spector Religious and Nursery School Men's Club, Sisterhood, Chavurah Social Club, Seniors, Yiddish Club, Adult Education and Youth Group New Members Always Welcome

Temple Beth-El Of Bellmore (A Traditional Conservative Synagogue)

1373 Bellmore Road, N. Bellmore 781-2650 Daily Weekday Morning Services: 7:30 am Evening Minyan Services: 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday Evening Services at Sunset Saturday Morning Services: 9:15 am Sunday & Legal Holidays: 8:30 am Rabbi Howard Hoffman Cantor Eitan Binet Ivy P. Roberts, President Religious School and Adult Education Youth Programs, Sisterhood & Men’s Clubs Please visit:

Temple B’nai Torah (A Reform Congregation)

2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh 11793 516-221-2370 Rabbi Marci N. Bellow • Cantor Steven Sher Rabbi Deanna Pastrnak - Dir. Religious Education Friday Evenings: 7:30pm Family Shabbat First Friday 5:30pm Tot Shabbat Second Friday 8:00pm Shabbat 6:00pm Pre-Neg Third Friday 6:30pm Shabbat Fourth/Fifth Friday - 8:00 pm Shabbat Service Saturday Mornings - 9:30 am Torah Study Group

Religious School • Nursery School • Adult Education • Youth Group Chai Club • PTA • Sisterhood • Brotherhood • Couples Club Interfaith families welcome • Please visit:

Christ Lutheran Church 3384 Island Road, Wantagh • T- 221-3286 Reverand Martin R. Nale, Pastor Worship Services: Saturday: 5:00 pm • Sunday : 9:00 am Sunday School & Confirmation: 10:00 am Christian Nursery School: 679-8425 Pre-nursery: 3 & 4 year old classes


1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh 785-1829 Reverend Ronald Keith Garner, Pastor Sundays: 10:30 am - Worship Service (Quiet Room Available) 10:15 am - Church School Pre-School/Nursery: Mon. - Fri. Church & Parish Hall Wheelchair Accessible All Welcome

274 Martin Avenue, Bellmore (516) 785-2590 / FAX (516) 785-3107 Website: Worship Service/Church School, Sundays: 9 & 10:30am Handicap Accessible. A Mainline/Evangelical Community Committed to Transformation and Multiculturalism The Rev. Dr. James W. Barnum, Pastor Air Conditioned Church

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EAGLE SCOUT HONORED: Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos congratulates Eagle Scout Michael Morelli of Wantagh as he is honored for achieving the highest rank in Scouting. For his Eagle Scout project, Michael coordinated several fundraisers, recorded children’s books on CD, and per formed other work in ser vice of Seaford’s Hagedorn Little Village School Jack Joel Center for Special Children.

Angela Testa Lic. Sales Agent

Irene Kleshefsky Lic. Sales Agent

Mary Dee Lic. Assoc. Broker

S.A.S. Real Estate 1237 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh

Offered by S.A.S. Real Estate: 516-781-5050


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Christine Casa Lic. Sales Agent

Bellmore Cape Leaves Nothing to be Desired! Open House Sunday, July 14th 1-3pm

Assunta Congero Lic. Sales Agent

Splish-Spalsh in your Kool, In-ground Pool (also heated)! Plus, Features Galore in this Totally Renovated Home, Featuring New Eat-in Kitchen w/Quartz Countertops; Stainless Appliances, New Bath, New Heating System, 1st Floor Master Bedroom w/Walk-in Closet. Professionally Landscaped. Entertainment-style Backyard is like an Oasis! Ductless A/C Units, Sprinkler System, and More!

Raymond Norowski

Lic. Sales Agent



Sharon Held Lic. Sales Agent

Jeannine DePierro Lic. Sales Agent

Questions and Answers QUESTION: How much have home sales increased from 2011 thru 2013? ANSWER: Here are the statistics, comparing January 1st thru June 1st, for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013: Mary Whitaker Lic. Assoc. Broker

Lois Libutti Lic. Assoc. Broker


JAN. 1-JUNE 1 (2011) SALES * 19

JAN 1-JUNE 1 (2012) SALES * 76






















JAN 1-JUNE 1 (2013) SALES * 85



Bertram Schwartz Lic. Assoc. Broker

Anna Risolo Lic. Sales Agent

Thinking of selling your home? Call us today!

We’re now in our 37th year of continuous service to the Wantagh and Seaford communities – 1976-2013

Mary Capone Lic. Sales Agent


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