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strike within the next 48 hours, usually issued before tropical storm-force winds hit the area. A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected in the area within 36 hours. “We’re expecting a hurricane or for it to weaken to a tropical storm, depending on the track,” said Walker. “It could be a minimal hurricane or strong tropical storm.” Walker said to look for category one hurricane conditions, or sustained winds upwards of 74 to 95 mph with gusts reaching 100 mph. Irene also will dump a large volume of rain over the area, said Walker, with storm totals between five and 10 inches. “If the storm track does not change, we will be evacuating the Barrier Beach,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano at a hurricane press conference on Thursday afternoon. “I am calling on residents of the Barrier Island, including Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, Long Beach, and Point Lookout to begin preparation for a possible evacuation of their communities.” Mangano

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Now might be a good time to stock up on the essentials — bottled water, milk, and eggs — as Hurricane Irene, a category three storm packing winds upwards of 115 mph, looks to be on track as of Thursday afternoon to make a direct hit on Nassau County and Long Island. The storm, wreaking havoc over the Bahamas on Thursday, is on to track further North along the East Coast of the United States and possibly make its first landfall near The Outer Banks, North Carolina as a major hurricane before hitting the Northeast on Sunday afternoon. “There’s more uncertainty as it heads North, whether it it hits land in New Jersey or over open water,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Paul Walker. “Either way, we expect the storm to weaken as it goes northward on Saturday night or Sunday.” As of Thursday evening, no watches or warnings have been issued for the local area. A hurricane watch means there is a possibility of a hurricane

Hurricane Irene may be right on top of Long Island come Sunday morning.

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Mangano Looking at Solutions EARTHQUAKE SHAKES-UP AND for Prescription Drug Problem SWAYS THE FIVE TOWNS AREA BY SUSAN VARGHESE

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County Executive Mangano spoke out about prescription drug abuse at the Five Towns Pharmacy in Woodmere on Thursday. Substance abuse professionals, law enforcement, and a former addict also joined Mangano in what they’re labeling as a growing “epidemic.” Mangano is directing the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force to create a prescription drug abuse subcommittee, which would focus on researching the problem and figuring out

County Executive Mangano after press conference in Woodmere.

solutions. The Nassau County Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a drug disposal program on October 19 at all Nassau County precincts. “We’re all aware of the tragic events that occurred last month at a Medford pharmacy where three people were killed during a robbery for prescription drugs. This past weekend, somebody robbed a pharmacy right here in Nassau County to steal the same type of prescription drugs,” Mangano said.


The aftershocks from a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rumbled through The Five Towns for 15 seconds at 1:51 p.m. on Tuesday, shaking up homes, offices and vehicles. No injuries or appreciable damage has been reported in the area a result of the earthquake tremors, which rocked the Northeast. Homes, offices and vehicles all shook as a result of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was around 3.7 miles deep and struck near Mineral, Va., a city in central Virginia about 83 miles from Washington, D.C. Office buildings throughout The Five Towns were briefly evacuated; cell phone networks and

911 services were overwhelmed by heavy call volume. One employee in Lawrence, Elshiva Elefant said, “I was very thirsty at the time and at first I thought I was hallucinating. I went to my coworker and I said the building is shaking and she was like “no it’s not, no it’s not,” but then I went to the door and it was definitely moving, so I knew that something was going on and the whole building was pretty much running out of here.” Another woman at Sun Flower Hats said, “It was very scary.  I was just sitting here.  I couldn’t believe it was an earthquake, but I knew it had to be…It was a self-evacuation at that point and we all just



Walking the Beat with Local “Meter Maid” TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT P. MOORE Make sure you feed the meter and absolutely do not double park — Gayle Winters and the rest of the Cedarhurst parking enforcement crew are on patrol, keeping an eye out for drivers that do not follow the law. Winters’ day starts at about 9:00 a.m., when she leaves the Cedarhurst Village Hall to walk her beat which is focused around the main strip of Central Avenue and throughout the village parking lots. “I really do love my job,” said Winters, 54. “I enjoy the walking though, not the ticketing — let’s get that straight.” Within minutes of starting her beat, the first ticket of the day is issued to a black Lexus SUV with an expired inspection sticker on the front of it. Winters is a tall suntanned blond whose hair is mostly pulled back in a ponytail with the exception of a few bangs falling atop her sunglasses. She looks around a few times while she writes the $50.00 ticket, starting from the bottom to the top. “I like to try and give everyone a chance to get out here before I finish the ticket up. If I get to the top, where the license plate number is, I can’t take it back.” One final look around and she jots the seven character code onto the ticket, rips it out of her book and slips it under the

SUV’s windshield wiper. “Ah, well. On to the next one.” As she walks across the street to the parking lot that holds CVS Pharmacy and Gourmet Glatt, she spies an expired meter from about 50 feet back. “See how the back of the meters go red? It’s an easy signal for us to check it out — that usually means it’s expired.” She scoots next to the large white SUV in the expired spot and begins to write out the ticket, again taking the time to see if anyone is coming. A minute later and she begins to rip the ticket out as a young woman in flip flops and shorts comes jogging over to the car. “You didn’t give me a ticket, did you? We’re leaving now.” Winters looks back, slightly concerned but keeps a straight face. “Sorry, hun.” The woman accepts her fate without any protest and Winters continues along. After only twenty minutes on the job, Winters has already issued about five tickets — mostly for expired meters, a $25.00 fine in Cedarhurst. Winters writes out a ticket for a car whose parking meter had expired.


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Hurricane Headed Our Way?

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaks about emergency preparedness on Thursday in Woodmere.

Photo by Susan Varghese. CONTINUED FROM P. A1 said that Nassau Community College, SUNY Farmingdale, and Locust Valley High School would be opened as shelters if necessary. Mangano asked those with pets to evacuate to the field house

at Mitchell Park in Uniondale. Mangano also advised residents south of Sunrise Highway to begin looking for possible places to stay, especially if the storm track remains the same. During a press conference on hurricane preparedness in Wood-

mere on Thursday morning, Mangano said, “No one can predict this, but the weather experts feel the hurricane will hit us. We need to heed that warning.” He advised citizens to use 911 for emergencies and situations needing immediate responses.

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be speaking with representatives from villages across the county on Friday morning to have a joint plan of action. The OEM, already in full swing, usually operates on a 120-hour advance timeline of a potential hurricane. Lawrence village administrator David Smollett said he has been in constant contact with local fire and police departments as well as the OEM. “We’re in the midst of putting together our game plan,” he said at about 1:00 p.m. Thursday. Smollett said all boaters at the Lawrence Yacht Club have been notified of the impending storm and the dock master was securing boats and dock items throughout the day. “I encourage residents to take this opportunity to ensure that they are prepared for the possibility of a hurricane or major storm in the near future,” said Representative Carolyn McCarthy in a statement. Local stores have already felt the rush as many people have stocked up on essentials such as milk, eggs, water, batteries and flashlights. “Today’s been pretty hectic,” said Giovanni Valerio, manager of Key Food in Woodmere. “Pretty much everything is already

gone.” Lowe’s Hardware in nearby Rosedale has already sold out of many supplies for the storm including tarps, sand, batteries, and lanterns. “The number one coveted item today was our generators,” said store manager Earika Khan. “We’re sold out right now, but we’re expecting more this afternoon.” The last hurricane to strike Long Island was Hurricane Gloria in 1986. That storm, a category one at landfall near Long Beach, packed winds within the same range with gusts that hit category three status. Gloria knocked out

power to part of Long Island for almost two weeks as local crews struggled to clear the roads of fallen tree branches and debris. Hurricane Bob clipped the East End in 1991, but did not cause widespread damage across Long Island. The OEM suggests families have a “go-kit” full of emergency supplies and essential documents. Nassau County advises these kits have essential medicine and medical information, first aid kits, battery powered radios and flashlights, change of clothes, and important documents in waterproof containers.

Emergency Links • American Red Cross (Nassau & Suffolk) - • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - • Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - • National Hurricane Center - • National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative • National Weather Service (NWS) - • New York State Emergency Management Office - • Emergency Phone Numbers • General Emergency - 911 • National Grid Gas Emergency - 1-800-892-2345 • Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) - 1-800-490-0075 • American Red Cross - (516) 747-3500 • Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - (516) 573-0636 • Nassau County Police - (516) 573-7000 • Town of Hempstead - (516) 489-5000

Earthquake Shakes-Up and Sways the Five Towns Area CONTINUED FROM P. A1

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Island in Woodmere exclaimed, “We were sitting having lunch and got out of the building because the entire building was shaking. That was crazy!” Sandra Boldeau an employee Woodmere Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home noted, “Oh my God it was real! I just woke up from a nap in my car and I thought it was one of my colleagues shaking my car, playing games with me. But it was real!” Ruth Taub and Barbara Goldstein were both sitting in their wheelchairs at Woodmere Rehabilitation Center when they felt the quake. “ We thought someone was shaking our chairs!”






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ran outside. I also thought it might be something wrong with the building, like some sort of explosion in the building.”   None of the villages in The Five Towns are reporting any damages or injuries. The Nassau County Police Department and the Town of Hempstead also have not reported any injuries. The  control tower at John F. Kennedy airport was temporarily evacuated and resumed operation. Nassau County Police Officer Carolyn Kasdorf said, “I know there were a lot of phone calls.

No damages, no injuries. The switchboards went crazy and lit right up.” Some residents took the shake for something more sinister. “I thought there was a terrorist attack because I didn’t feel the shake and I just saw everyone running out,” said Deborah from Cedarhurst. “I didn’t even feel it at first. I was walking back towards the dining room and all of the customers were running outside.   Everything shook.”   Jesus Martinez, an employee at Bistro Grill in Woodmere, said. Barbara Goeller who works at the Pediatric Healthcare of Long




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Disheveled Woodmere House Sold But Still Standing By NATASHA M. VELEZ


he unfinished business of a deceased homeowner continues to haunt Woodmere residents, as the property perched alongside the LIRR tracks at 202 Franklin Place hangs out on a limb. Efforts to salvage the century-old home may be underway since the property was sold recently to a company based in Brooklyn. No permits have been filed for demolition, but residents are hoping the new property owners will step in with repairs or demolition efforts. The conditions of the disheveled home have caused a safety hazard to the community and residents have been voicing their concerns since the litigation first began in 1996. With new property owners, demolition may be an option, but nothing has been scheduled yet. The home was deemed a safety hazard by town officials since 1996 and violated a section of the Town Code. This violation sparked a 14-year battle between former homeowner Martin Davis and the Town of Hempstead, to keep the house up. Several lawsuits against the Town, the Nassau County Police Department, town employees and a licensed Architect, were filed by Davis, after agents entered the abandoned property, removing debris and materials that were deemed unsafe by the Town Board. After the passing of homeowner Martin Davis, his daughter, Teresa Padilla was appointed administrator of the estate but decided not to move forward with the lawsuits. According to Michael Deery, spokesperson from the Town of Hempstead, the property was recently sold to 202 Franklin LLC, based in Brooklyn. The property sold for $190,000 on June 30.

Jeff Neidecker lives around the corner from the unkempt home. The 32-year-old Woodmere resident believes it’s a cause for concern. “I remember the man that

said. A cashier who works with White, also mentioned, “the grass and shrubs are out of control.” Residents are eager to see what will happen next.

The scary looking house by the LIRR Tracks in Woodmere has not yet been scheduled for demolition. Photo by Scott Moore lived in that house. It’s been like this since I was a little kid. I don’t know how they let it stay this way for so long. This should have been taken care of a long time ago,” adding, “Someone should do something about it.” Deery said, “No permits have been filed for demolition, but we are providing our services and expertise, and working with the property owners,” to ensure safety and alleviate the concern of Woodmere residents. Sean White is a manager at Peninsula Wines and Liquors right next door to the toppling property. He believes the condition of the house is a safety hazard too. “It’s been an ongoing concern for years and it’s only a matter of time before it collapses,” he



Frank Mari, 85, Five Towns Community Center Treasurer and WWII Veteran BY SCOTT P. MOORE

Standard Staff Reporter


rank Mari, the Treasurer for the Five Towns Community Center and a World War II veteran, passed on Monday due to complications from a brain hemorrhage and fluid in his lungs. He was 85. Mari was born on June 8th, 1926 at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. He would go on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II. His son, Frank, Jr., said his father was well-known around the community for being helpful to everybody. During his free time, Mari was very athletic and loved to go bowling whenever it was possible. “He was a really nice guy and always willing to help everybody and lend a hand,” said his daughter Kristen Parfait, who said her father had a great sense of humor. “He would always walk around with a cigar in his mouth, whether it was lit or not. I always thought that was really funny.”

Frank Mari at an Inwood fundraising event in 2007.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Leistner Mari most recently served on the Five Towns Community Center board as Treasurer of the organization. He also participated in the agency’s Senior Center in Inwood. “Frank, for many, many years, was a strong advocate for the Inwood community in which he lived and loved,” said Bertha Pruitt, executive director of the Five Towns Community Center. “His long history of volunteerism, advocacy and participa-

tion in activities that supported and enhanced the community will be sorely missed.” Mari is survived by his children Frank, Jr., Kristen, and Jason and his 10 grandchildren — Frank, Ashley, and Andrea Mari; Laura, Debra, Sydney and Anthony D’Esposito; and Jason, Marcus, and Grace Mari. A funeral was held for Mari on Thursday morning at Donza Funeral Home in East Rockaway.

Hewlett is Area Traffic Ticket Hotspot BY SCOTT P. MOORE

Standard Staff Reporter


f you plan on speeding through Hewlett, make sure to have your license, registration and insurance card handy — police are on the hunt ticketing drivers in the hamlet at a fast pace. Vehicles in Hewlett were issued over 36 percent of The Five Towns’ 2,236 vehicle and traffic law (VTL) violation tickets this year up until the end of July. VTL violations include moving violations and vehicle violations, including expired registrations and

inspections, but does not include parking violations. Over 820 vehicles were ticketed in Hewlett alone from January through July, according to Virginia Colombo, an intelligence analyst for the Nassau County Police Department’s Fourth Precedent. The next highest ticketed area was Lawrence, where over 360 tickets were issued during the same period of time. “I have noticed the traffic cameras [on Peninsula Boulevard] and I’ve gotten a ticket and so has my husband,” said Sherri Shultz of North Woodmere, who commutes into Hewlett daily. “I’m

sure people go through those all the time.” She said she had gotten tickets in school zones where she claimed police “lay and wait to catch you.” The rest of The Five Towns came in with lower amounts of ticketed vehicles. Cedarhurst had 295 vehicles ticketed during the timeframe while Atlantic Beach, Inwood, and Woodmere each had around 260 tickets written. A few residents felt the ticketing seemed to be “targeted” around the Hewlett area. “I’ve gotten a few tickets out here because I have to park on the street and I just forget,” said

Nicole Anzalone, who works at Pampered Professional in Hewlett. “I see people get them all the time.” “They give a lot [of tickets],” said Amy Greenberg of Hewlett. “At the Long Island Rail Road parking lot, my inspection had expired the day before and they gave me a ticket.” She felt Lynbrook and Hewlett get singled out for more tickets than other areas in The Five Towns. “This doesn’t surprise me,” said an older gentleman at the Hewlett LIRR station who





LHS’s Fredericks Brothers will Have Opponents Seeing Triple BY SCOTT P. MOORE

Standard Staff Repoter


hen a coach prepares to face the Lawrence High School Golden Tornadoes this year, he’s going to probably do a double-take when reviewing the roster. “Cover Fredericks” will not be a one or two man defensive operation — it’s going to have to be the game plan. Lawrence’s three Fredericks brothers — senior Ryan, junior Tyler, and freshman Jordan — are all set to lead this year’s number one ranked varsity football team right back in to the thick of the playoff hunt. With the three all starting on offense this year, the team’s championship dreams will hinge on the play of more than one player named Fredericks. “In my mind, I have the team winning the whole thing,” said Tyler, who starts at both runningback and linebacker for the Golden Tornadoes. “Last year, the team didn’t cooperate as much as we do this year… we just got to take things one game at a time.” “We have a lot [of expectations],” said Ryan. “We have myself and my brothers on offense and a sophomore quarterback, Joe Capabianco, who’s really good and accurate… defensively though, we’re going to be really,

The Fredericks brothers, from left to right, Ryan, Tyler, and Jordan, are the first trio of brothers to start for Lawrence’s varsity football team. Photo by Scott P. Moore.

really explosive, especially with returning lineback Chris Hercules.” But before the three ended up starting together on the football team — the first trio of brothers to accomplish the feat at Lawrence High School — they were introduced to the sport by another member of their family — their eldest brother Justin. “He played a year in middle school and that got us all really playing organized football,” said Ryan. Before then, the brothers had played backyard football against each other. “After that though, we all just took off with it.” “We really didn’t know much about football until Justin played,” said Jordan. Justin was a member of the 2006 and 2007 Lawrence varsity football teams; the team won against Bellport High School in 2006 to win the Long Island Class II Football championship. “We started playing for the pee-wee leagues and that’s when we really got into it.” “It was always a football household,” said Tyler. “Every other sport is secondary just to keep us all in shape, but football’s really where it’s at.” Jordan added: “It’s football everyday — we love and live it.” In a house filled with athletes, competition breaks out all the time for the Fredericks. While

the brothers are much like any other siblings off the field that joke and get on each other, the three strive to push each other even further than they already are. “In our household, it’s like Sparta — we’re real warriors,” said Ryan, who was named to the All-State team last year for his spectacular play at running back including 156 carries for almost 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns. “We’re family — I expect more of them and nothing but the best.” “It’s always competition at our house,” said Tyler. “Who can run the fastest, who can catch the most balls and run the most yards. We never try to push things too far — we try not to fight.” “It brings a lot of different running styles to our team,” said Ryan. He described himself as a “short yardage guy,” while Tyler has a power-end burst of speed and Jordan “can just outrun people.” Tyler, on the other hand, said Ryan was the fastest of the trio. And even with one brother already named to All-State last year and at least one more in a prime position to be named this year, the three brothers are still pushing to make each other better.


Soccer Club Scores Big with Five Towns Kids By JONATHAN WALTER Standard Staff Reporter


oal! The Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club is coming up with big scores among youth sports leagues in The Five Towns. With roots that stretch all the way back to 1930’s Brooklyn and an annual enrollment exceeding 700 members, the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club (HLSC) has a rich history that is continues to build upon today. It was first founded by immigrants in the 30’s and continued as a club for mostly adults until the 1970’s when a member of the club decided to start a separate club for kids under the name Blue Star Junior. The club has undergone many transformations and expansions ever since, being incorporated into the Long Island Junior Soccer League where they play now since 1981. Today, HLSC President Rod Leonhard leads the club into the 21st century, providing a quality soccer program for The Five Towns’ youth while dealing with changing de-

Club members practicing during the club’s recent clinic. Photo by Jonathan Walter mographics that present the club some tough challenges. “We were one of the founding members that were incorporated into the Long Island Ju-

nior Soccer League,” Leonhard said. “Right now, something like 60,000 kids play soccer around Long Island in the league. This past season we had 700 players

Young Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club members practice during the club’s summer clinic. including 300 on Saturday, 200 on Sunday and 200 playing travel soccer all over the island. Our Sunday has been growing. We started that a few years back to

accommodate those who can’t play on Saturday” The club used to have over 500 kids from around the area playing in their Saturday intra-

Photo by Jonathan Walter

mural program, but with dwindling numbers that coincided with a large increase in the Or-


Beth Sholom Defeats Young Israel of Hewlett, 7-4 TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT P. MOORE

Hewlett could even get a single player out, giving them a 2-1 lead. Beth Sholom added to their lead during the next inning off a leadoff error that sent their baserunner to second be-


he rain finally went away long enough on Sunday to allow the Synagogue Softball League to get in the league’s first softball games in almost two weeks. Beth Sholom continued to dominate the league as they improved to 5-1 with a 7-4 scrubbing of Young Israel of Hewlett. “We started a little shaky, but we pulled it together and played good defense for the most part,” said Beth Sholom starting pitcher Yehuda Konig. “They’re a good hitting team over there, but we buckled down and got the hits in the big spots.” Hewlett rode an early walk and successive singles to drive in a run to take their only lead of the day, 1-0, into the bottom half of the first inning. But it was all

The guys from Beth Sholom were all smiles following their 7-4 win over Young Israel of Hewlett.

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Beth Sholom from there on out. Three hits in a row — including a single and two doubles — drove in two runs before

fore an RBI single drove him in to make it 3-1. Hewlett’s defense would betray them further dur-

Beth Sholom starting pitcher Yuhuda Konig tosses in a strike during the first inning.

ing the next inning. A leadoff single was shortly followed by an errant throw by the third baseman, landing in a large puddle ten feet away from first base in foul territory allowing a run to score to make it 4-1. Beth Sholom had runners on second and third after another base hit before Hewlett’s shortstop also threw the ball away, hitting the water and sinking their team’s hopes as two runs scored putting them behind 6-1. Another error by the third baseman made it 7-1 before Hewlett could get out of the inning. “It was a tough



Walking the Beat with Local “Meter Maid” CONTINUED FROM P. A1 “Some days we walk around here… and there’s nothing. Yeah, it means less to do but that’s a good thing.” A woman walks over to Winters as she begins to cross the parking lot, looking a bit concerned. “I just put my money in here and it still says expired. What do I do,” she asks. Winters gives the meter a funny look, and checks it herself. “No problem,” she says. “You’ve got an hour and ten minutes.” She then pulled out a small sticky note pad, wrote the time down and stuck it to the meter. “See? We’re nice people!” she said with a laugh as she walked away towards the next location.”We try to give people the benefit of the doubt. We’re just trying to help people out.” Winters finally hits Central Avenue at about 9:45 a.m. and begins checking cars along the way. “Hey, how’s it going?” yells a UPS worker unloading boxes onto a trolley cart. Winters waves back and the two engaged in a light conversation before she left with a joke. “This is why this job is so worth it,” she said. “You get to meet so many interesting people.” Before taking the job 17 years ago, Winters worked in pediatric care. The Hewlett native said she liked that job, but did not realize how much more she would like being a parking enforcement officer. In addition

to meeting all the people in the village, she said she liked the exercise she gets from walking her beat every day. From the time she starts until the her lunch break at 1:00 p.m., Winters said she normally circles her area about four times, depending on how many vehicles are in violation that day. She headed down Spruce Street, reaching into her fanny pack for a cloth and a piece of yellow chalk. As she went by each car in the two-hour parking zone, she drew a small line on each tire. “I’ll come back in a few hours, see if these guys have moved at all. If not, it’s ticket time.” Another street, another friendly face — an older gentleman yelled over “You’re like a fly! You’re everywhere! I’ve got ‘Raid!’” as she laughed and said hello. Winters said people like that really make her job worth it. Winters said her least favorite part about being a parking enforcement officer, or “meter maid” as she hears a lot, is the lack of respect she will occasionally receive. “People can be really rude when they want to be,” she

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Parking enforcement officer Gayle Witners has been patrolling the streets of Cedarhurst for 17 years. said. “It doesn’t happen too often, but I love it when we hear ‘Hey, get a real job!’ This is my real job. I make a salary, I’ve got benefits, this is it. I’ve worked pretty hard to do it well, too.” Sometimes, Winters is on the receiving end of a baseless argument, especially when a few people take parking tickets personally. “We don’t just stand there waiting for the meter to expire, I just keep walking past if it isn’t blinking or red,” she said. “Whether I come in with 30 tickets or 13 tickets, there’s no quota and it doesn’t matter to the village or me.” Winters said the people who do yell those negative things do not get her down though. “There’s a bunch of nice people here and they help me get through the day, whether they know it or not.”

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Mangano Looking at Solutions for Prescription Drug Problem CONTINUED FROM P. A1 According to the centers for disease control and prevention, prescription narcotics killed more people in 2010 than cocaine and heroine combined.” “We have a health crisis on our hands as prescription abuse throughout Nassau County and Long Island has reached epidemic proportions. People are dying,” Mangano asserted. “The drugs can be coming form our own homes, friends, relatives, or from robberies at pharmacies. Our medicine cabinets must be secured. We must have a proper way to dispose of left over pain medication.” Saud Ansari, pharmacist at

Five Towns Pharmacy said that it’s a very tough time for pharmacists, but that they have a duty to their patients. “…Those people that are using and abusing are also the victims and we should look into ways to help them. This is not a Nassau County problem, this is a national problem.” Jenna, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict said,” …A lot of people will go and get these prescriptions and there’s no telltale signs that they are addicts when they come in…Prescription pills are most definitely a gateway drug. Once I realized I was addicted, I was out for more. They are the easiest thing to get.”

Hewlett is Area Traffic Ticket Hotspot CONTINUED FROM P. A3 wished to remain anonymous. “There’s a lot of bad drivers around here. Between cell phones and everything else, there should be more than that.” He added that there seemed to be a large police presence around the Hewlett area; the Nassau County Police Department’s Fourth Precinct operates out of Hewlett. “We give out tickets all over the place. There’s no initiatives at Hewlett whatsoever,” said Inspector Christopher Cleary of the Fourth Precinct. He said the larger number of tickets “could happen in Atlantic

Beach or somewhere else.” Cleary attributed the increase in tickets around the area to longer strips of main roads, including Broadway and Peninsula Boulevard, that run through Hewlett. “People tend to speed there a little bit where there is open roadways with no stoplights.” Broadway, Central Avenue, Peninsula Boulevard and West Broadway accounted for nearly half of the ticketed areas during the timespan, according to Nassau County Police Department Spokesman Detective Vincent Garcia. Broadway alone had 464 tickets issued on the roadway since January.


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Gimme Shelter

ith the possible arrival of Hurricane Irene this weekend it is important to make preparations for what could heaven forbid be a bad situation. You want to make sure you’ve got some of the basics like a working flashlight, extra batteries, bottled water, battery-powered radio and the like. If things get really out of hand, most of us in The Five Towns, living as we do on a already very high water table might need to find some shelter from the storm. Nassau County has 25 hurricane shelters. None of them are remotely near our corner of the county. The closest shelters are at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, Garden City High School or Nassau Community College. Being that we are usually 15 minutes away from the nearest highways even in beautiful weather, one can only imagine how difficult to impossible it might be to navigate (literally) through semi-flooded local streets to one of the aforementioned places of refuge. There are an abundance of shelters in Eastern Nassau and a whole lot of them are on the North Shore, but Southwest Nassau and The Five Towns area is remarkable bereft of places to go. On the surface, this seems highly odd as storms heading our way from the ocean would naturally strike our area first and hardest. Two possible and logical shelter locations in our area come to mind – the Lawrence Middle School and the Hewlett School, both solidly and stolidly built pre-war structures that would probably withstand a ferocious blow. But there are no provisions whatsoever to have any edifice within eight to 10 miles serve as an emergency evacuation shelter. Blame for this has to rest partially on former County Legislator Jeff Toback who represented much of Southwest Nassau and The Five Towns for well over a decade and on the mostly concurrent County Executive administration of Tom Suozzi where much county resources were spent on the North Shore. Former Legislator Toback clearly had his head stuck in the sand in not seeing the clear and obvious need for emergency shelters from Lawrence thru Oceanside. We call on current Legislator Howard Kopel and County Executive Ed Mangano, who visited Woodmere on Thursday, to create easily accessible emergency shelter facilities for the tens of thousands of residents of this part of the county. Let’s hope the storm blows over and is a big nothing, but if not, the complete and utter lack of secure shelter facilities in our region will be a sore spot for years to come.


The Five Towns as a Pejorative

here was a big meeting last Sunday in Westhampton Beach attended by more than 300 people held by a group calling itself “Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv (JPOE).” They, along with a diverse coalition of non-Jewish groups and local village governments are litigating to block the erection of an eruv (an invisible symbolic boundary enclosure which enables Orthodox Jews to carry on the Sabbath) in the greater Westhampton area. The gist of their gripe is that they don’t want “the special character of Westhampton Beach” to be changed by a possible influx of Orthodox Jews to the area. Local events in the Hamptons generally would be of little to no concern of ours but for the fact that at Sunday’s meeting and in countless media interviews, many of the JPOE leaders and members have been bloviating about how alarmed they are at the specter of Westhampton becoming “another Lawrence, another Cedarhurst” as though that were a tragedy of monumental proportions. They’ve also been charging that “in Lawrence, Orthodox people don’t pay real estate taxes” because their kids attend private schools and that “merchants have been threatened if they don’t close on Saturdays.” Additionally, they allege that high Orthodox populations depress real estate values. Putting aside the very obvious bigotry (and in this case selfloathing) in the attempt to restrict home ownership by one ethic or religious group and the clear illegality of such a move (and that every court challenge to eruvs have failed across the country on religious freedom grounds) is the use of prominent Five Towns communities as a pejorative – an insult, as though Orthodox residents would despoil a pristine upscale community and render it into the 1970s South Bronx or something. Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and all our towns are every bit as pretty and every bit as wealthy as they ever were and that includes neighborhoods with a high population of Orthodox Jews. Real estate values here, even adjusting for the recession, are as high if not higher in real dollar terms than they ever were in what the JPOE people see as “the good old days before the Orthodox invasion” that supposedly destroyed our area. And everyone here pays exorbitant property taxes. The Five Towns still has a lot of diversity – there are plenty of non-Orthodox Jews and more significantly, plenty of non-Jews. What we have here is a mosaic where despite occasional tensions, most folks get along very well together. Yes, Central Avenue now isn’t the supposed chi-chi boutique filled glam spot some imagined it to be back in the 60s and 70s, but you know what, take a look at Garden City, they’re full of vacancies too and that has nothing to do with the Orthodox. Small town main streets have become victim to catalog and internet shopping and to big box stores and malls siphoning away shoppers. Great Neck’s Middle Neck Road has suffered from the Americana Mall. Rockville Centre today is mostly restaurants and bars, not designer apparel. It’s not for lack of money that Central Avenue is not as it was 40 years ago, it’s because it’s not 40 years ago. We resent the calumny, libel and misrepresentation of The Five Towns by misguided bigots from outside our area. This is still a great place to live and our diversity is our strength. Westhampton would do well to embrace that.




ou know living in the Town of Hempstead is a very funny thing. I live in Cedarhurst, which is an incorporated village in the Town of Hempstead. As such, Hempstead sort of becomes an abstract idea. We have a very strong village government with a very strong mayor and the residents here tend to see themselves as somewhat separate from the foibles of the Town itself. Except for writing that check to the Receiver of Taxes, we really have no relationship, per se, with the Town at all. I imagine you can say a similar thing, if you live in Lawrence or for that matter any other incorporated village in the Town. If however, you live in an unincorporated area, you depend on the Town directly, for the most part, for governmental services. Herein lies the rub. The Town of Hempstead by virtue of its size and its population is for all practical purposes a city. It has all the problems of a

David M. Freedman has been a resident of Cedarhurst for 12 years. He is a business owner in the Five Towns and is currently the President of the Five Towns Democratic Club. He is a published author of a novel “A Butterfly on the Gowanus Expressway” and he maintains a political blog called Federal Follies located on the web at He is married with two children and is active in the community both politically and socially.

city, the crime, transportation issues, poverty, traffic, sewer and water, etc. Yet there is an almost parochialism in the way the Town is managed. It is as if the Town views itself as a small suburban entity. While there are certain areas that are clearly suburban, a town with 900,000+ residents is clearly not suburban. When choices need to be made in a city to shore up the economic base, there is a cognizance of the need to make those choices. But it would seem that in Hempstead, economic development choices as well as action items which require timely decisions are viewed in the time warp of when Hempstead was a young developing town and not in the reality of the fact that we are an urban area, larger than some of the more notable cities in this country. Why does this matter? Because for Hempstead to survive and to grow, the decision making process must be urban in outlook. If you are the Supervisor of this Town and can drive past your downtown area in Hempstead and not get motivated to get it improved, what are you doing in the job? Doesn’t it bother Kate Murray to drive through Woodmere’s Business District and see it not thriving? Look at Freeport. Look at Roosevelt. Small town mentalities, lead to small town solutions and leave extremely large urban towns crumbling under the weight of neglect and abuse. If you live in The Five Towns and not in Cedarhurst or Lawrence, then you are on your own. Try to build a house in Woodmere. That’s some fun. Did you have as much fun as I did this past win-



The Tea Party & Tilting at Windmills By FRANCIS X. BECKER


ow that the debate — for the moment — has ended and the debt ceiling has been raised, the spin begins on the part of the Democrat Party and the President, as he starts his campaign for re-election. Likely forgotten now, is the fact that the Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress since President Obama was elected, until this past November. However, according to them and the media, it is the Republicans who are to blame for the problems facing our nation today and for not compromising on the practical solutions (tax and spend more) “they” offered in the debt ceiling debate. One of the constant talking points we hear is that the wealthiest Americans and business owners in our country should pay more of their “fair share” in taxes. Statistics indicate that 50 percent of the people in this country pay no federal income taxes at all. Statistics also indicate that the top 15 percent bear 50 percent of the tax burden. The time has come for all of us as Americans to realize that the problem in our country at every level

Fran Becker is a member of the Nassau County Legislature and was most recently the Republican Candidate for Congress in the district which includes The Five Towns.

of government is not that we don’t tax our citizens enough, but that spending beyond our means has to stop. The Democrats and media have worked hard to demonize (some calling them terrorists) the Tea Party claiming that they were the hidden power in Washington preventing the Republicans from being reasonable and compromising (“folding”) with the Democrats in the debt ceiling debate. First, the Tea Party is not a political party in the sense that they choose and run candidates. In fact the Tea Party is an idea, a movement, a belief system that when our founding fathers wrote the Constitution it was an enduring document that would guide our nation and its people in how to govern itself. The primary tenet being that the Federal Government would be limited in its powers over the people and states. The Tea Party is not just Republicans but also Democrats, as well. In fact, it is all of these and many others and mostly individuals who were never involved before in the political process other than being registered to vote. They are everyday people. They are teachers, moms, seniors, small business owners and people of every economic class who came alive — got off their couches at home or put aside their hobbies — because they felt the need to take action. They did so because they saw a country that had abandoned the princi-


ow many times does one need to hear the same thing over and over again before you start believing it? Such is what I internalized when faced with yet another advertisement for the American Red Cross’s Readiness Preparedness Campaign. Print ads, billboards and posters all seem to be strategically placed, sending me a message I desperately needed to learn. My husband, the mature and responsible one in this relationship, has repeatedly requested I stock our home with necessities as per the recommendations. In the event of an emergency, with a full house and young lives depending on us, this is our responsibility. Of course, he is right. And as if I needed another hit over the head to take care of this, the ground shook this afternoon. Residents of the Five Towns spilled out of our homes and businesses on to the streets, faced with our first earthquake. We looked at each other with incredulous eyes, wondering if it was felt by all, if it really happened and was what we thought. Confirmed by the news, the buzz in town spread like wildfire. Aftershocks of an earthquake in Virginia shook the coast, felt as far north as Canada. I headed out to Central Avenue in an effort to find my daughter, her friend and ensure they were okay. Having brought them back to the office with me, safe and sound, I then did what any responsible adult would do when faced with the reality that she is totally unprepared for a true emergency: I started an “earthquake music play list” on Facebook, inviting my friends to post their suggestions. Like Nero playing the violin as Rome burned to the ground, if anything else went wrong, at least we’d have theme music. That’s me: always thinking ahead. Of course, I also changed my Blackberry status. That, too, made complete sense in my head. No longer something cute about one of my kids, it quickly read, “I am SO not moving to LA.” While I am sure this is not what the American Red Cross has on their list, I knew I was moving in the right direction for me. This is exactly how I should and would be expected to handle a crisis: by laughing the whole way through. Years ago, the central air conditioning in our house backed up. Unbeknownst to us, the insulation in our attic was supersaturated with condensation. We were fast asleep when the ceiling in our room caved in and a waterfall of sorts poured right out, missing our bed by mere inches. I woke my husband, startled that it felt like it was raining inside. Of course, without my glasses on, that was what I assumed. Within seconds, however, the lights were on and we became very aware


Miriam L. Wallach,

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ell, they were looking for someone with a pompadour, but it surely wasn’t me. You see, I just “celebrated” another legendary birthday this August and I came to the realization that I never, ever again, will have a pompadour. I, also, will probably never get that 1974 Maserati Bora that I’d promised myself I’d own one day from the moment I first saw it at the New York International Auto Show as a kid. Hell, I don’t even have my beloved Mercury Grand Marquis, anymore, or, my much beloved 1982 Chrysler Le Baron convertible with the “Mark Cross” leather interior and the hexagonal hood ornament. And, to make me feel worse -- I didn’t even get a “Happy Birthday” from Michele Bachmann. Now, I understand why Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate or even acknowledge birthdays. Why bother! I don’t really have any good reason to celebrate them anymore. The only thing I am sure of is that I am now officially “old.” So, they had to keep looking for that guy with the pompadour …I once had long Elvis sideburns – but, since I was 23 years old and just started losing my thick mane of hair – I couldn’t even fathom, yet achieve a pompadour. Now, that I am old, all I care about anymore is scoring more “free coffee,” finding those increasingly elusive “no name” Honduran Robusto cigars at the Cigar Superstore in Valley Stream and faking my way into the movies at Green Acres Theater as a “senior citizen” just to get the discount. They don’t even card me anymore, especially when I am using my cane. The ticket booth attendant usually just looks at

me with pity, thinking, “I hope I die before I get old,” and then pumps out the discounted ticket. The last picture show I saw was “Cowboys and Aliens,” and watching it, I felt as old as Harrison Ford looked in that one! In fact, I think I now look like Jeff Bridges’ older brother. Well, Dude, I certainly abide! I also now know how the genius jazz giant, Charlie Parker, must have felt melting down and oozing himself into the Camarillo Mental Hospital – heck, the mind and body have a way of breaking down on you after a while. I also now know that the only thing I know about Henry Porter is that his name isn’t actually “Henry Porter.” But, I’ve become certain about other things: I am sure that Carlos and Gabby’s Mexican Cantina is the very BEST eatery in the Five Towns and possibly half of Mexico. I am certain that the area’s wonderful kosher Chinese eatery, Cho-sen Island, burned down and, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet re-opened. I am certain of two other truths: there is no need for kosher “dairy” restaurants and that no women, except my wife, The Lovely Sharon O’Doul, know how to drive here in The Five Towns! And, I am also absolutely sure that I am thoroughly sick of The Five Towns. In fact, I have just taken a three minute “puke break” while in the midst of completing the preceding line. Now that I am officially old, my stomach aches and body feels broken and my spirit is all but crushed. It has taken me just about 13 years to reach this conclusion: That these Five Towns -- a place where most marriages end quicker than the running

This is The Legendary Danny O’Doul, signing off and throwing down the gauntlet by officially entering the running to be your new “Supreme Leader”!

time of most foreign movies and in which time has a surreal way of shifting on you, like in a Salvador Dali picture, or something from Pablo’s cubist period -- yes, that these Five Weird Towns basically suck!. And, I didn’t always feel this way. But the Cedarhurst Parking Violations Department, the Nassau County big brother intersection cameras, the yenta housewives shopping for nonsense on The Avenue, the endless display of wealth – both real and imagined – have all conspired to destroy all my hopes and wishes for what life in these Five Towns actually could be. Now, this wretched area has me longing for “greener pastures,” maybe in the streets of Tripoli at nightfall, or say the languid pastures of Yemen, or the wild’s of Sudan. At least there they don’t have all these stupid, vapid, unreadable free local newspapers like we do here in The Five Towns. Hell, those don’t even have freedom of the press –and trust me, that may be a good thing! Now that I am old and wise, I have come to the belief that the only thing that can save these Five Towns at this point in time -- is a truly insane and ruthless despot ruling as it’s “Supreme Leader.” So, despite the molten lava now spewing in my lower intestine, I am volunteering for this job! I will be “The Supreme Leader of The Five Towns” – and, I won’t charge as much as most “first rate” international tyrants. I will work with you on my take – and will extract your silver and gold on “easy payment” terms! You will enjoy peace, prosperity, and little of the freedoms that now distract you to drink, selfmedicate and binge shop. You will love me -- or, at least, quickly learn to -- or else! And, if you’re getting old like me…at least you’ll feel “alive,” again, in these Five Stinking Towns!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No Simple Solutions to LIPA Issue To the Editor, Last week’s article on the possible privatization of LIPA betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the structural issues facing the authority. Privatization is one of three options with the other two being full municipalization or the continuation of the current system where LIPA oversees a private operator of the electric system. The Standard correctly points out that LIPA’s generation costs are below that of other downstate utilities, so the question arises as to why rates are so stubbornly high. Criticism of LIPA has become de rigueur for Long Island politicians but much of the blame for high rates lies at the very feet of those who criticize. Around 30 cents of every ratepayer dollar goes to pay LIPA’s enormous debt and extraordinarily high taxes. The debt was created by LILCO and assumed by LIPA in a political deal over the debacle of the Shoreham plant. Taxes are far higher for LIPA than for other utilities due to overblown assessments that in some cases value barely used and outdated plants in the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. These assessments are not challenged by LIPA because of pressure from Long Island politicians. That means that residents

of The Five Towns subsidize the property taxes of those living in Port Jefferson, Northport, Port Jefferson, and elsewhere through payments on their electric bills. Experts estimate that if property taxes were based on realistic assessments then rates could be as much as five percent lower. A prime motivation for discussion of the option to privatize LIPA is to achieve significant reductions in LIPA’s tax bill. However, privatization is not without negatives. As a municipal entity, LIPA’s cost of debt is reduced thereby rendering full privatization a very expensive option until such a time LIPA can reduce that debt. As for municipalizing the full LIPA workforce, the added costs of making every employee a government employee will almost certainly lead to higher operating costs. Rarely does government operate any business more efficiently than private enterprise. LIPA faces a challenging high cost environment here on Long Island. The Authority should be credited for taking a serious look at its options as it moves forward.

Michael Fragin Lawrence

Kate Murray is Actually Underpaid To the Editor,

I am writing concerning the article titled: “How to Make Money Without Really Trying,” which appeared in your edition of August 12-18, 2011 written by George Sava, in which he complains of the current salary of the Town of Hempstead Supervisor of $150,000. It appears that this individual is out of touch with reality. The paltry salary she receives for the responsibilities she has and the size of government she oversees is to say the least inadequate. The Superintendent of the Hewlett/Woodmere School District who oversees a mere 3,000 children and only has a staff of a few hundred is paid over $200,000. Owners of small businesses with 1 percent of the number of employees and nowhere near the responsibilities are paid considerably more. But it is politics as usual and this individual is out of touch with reality. It is another smear campaign of the Democrats. He paints a picture of nepotism and cronyism when in fact many businesses employ people they know if they can do the job. He in no way states any facts that says these individuals are not doing an adequate job. One also has to remember the AAA credit rating the Town has and has had for a great many years.

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n 1971 Carole King released a number one hit called “I Feel the Earth Move,” which was part of the “Tapestry” album that essentially created and legitimized the soft rock music category. On Tuesday I was in the men’s room of our office building, when to quote Ms. King, I felt the “earth move under my feet.” This wobbly sensation is typically confined to visiting the loo while 30,000 feet up in the air. I’ve now conclusively determined that the W.C. is not the best place to be during an earthquake. Wrapping things up as quickly as I could, I joined the other daytime denizens of this building as we headed out the door and onto the sidewalk. Living here on Long Island, earthquakes are not among the natural phenomena endemic to these parts. Generally, we are worried about basement flooding and trees knocking down power lines (why we still have above ground power and phone lines in 2011 is beyond me…). We hear all the time about quakes and tremors out in California, but I’ve never actually experienced one. This reaffirms the adage that if one lives long enough, you’ll see just about everything. A great line I saw on Facebook after the quake was “now that we have earthquakes here in New York, why don’t we move to California for the better weather?” With a hurricane or tropical storm possibly headed straight in our direction for this weekend we’ll all need some stormrelated distractions. As I play softball on summer Sunday mornings, this Sunday will likely be the third rain-out in the past four weeks, which doesn’t make this weekend warrior happy. Hopefully we’ll all have cable and web service, but as a pre-

caution, this would be a good time to download some music onto your iPod and make sure the battery is fully charged. Ditto with your cell phone. The middle of a raging summer storm is a good time for some music that moves. Mellow just won’t do. Mellow is for a January snow storm with some logs in the fireplace and a mug of hot chocolate. A tropical storm is a good time for pina coladas and some tunes with a definite beat. Back in the 80s when I lived in Miami, we would get tropical storms all the time and we would gather for tropical storm parties while we waited out the wind and rain. A real bona fide hurricane though is not to be taken lightly and if an actual hurricane slams into us, best to batten the hatches and ditch the drinks. Here are some of my music recommendation for riding out the storm. These tunes will also be great fun once the sun makes a reappearance hopefully for Labor Day weekend: There is a 20 year old British singer-songwriter named Pixie Lott who is tearing-up the UK charts with songs like “Mama Do” and “Boys and Girls.” At 18, in 2009, she won the MTV Europe Music Awards “Best UK and Ireland Act” award and the 2011 Virgin Media Music Awards “Hottest Female” honor. While not rampaging through the U.S. yet, I predict she eventually will be. She was the opening act last year for Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” Tour in the UK. Her newest release is called “All About Tonight.” Great stuff.   You stay young by keeping up with new music and you keep your spirit young by continuing to love music that moves. You don’t want to be too sedentary. A little shy of two million hits on her YouTube video of “All About Tonight.” The song will get bigger yet.

“Mr. Saxobeat” is an outrageously happening song by a 22 year-old Romanian singer named Alexandra Stan. As most of my family hails originally from that country (well, about 100-plus years ago anyway) I have a soft spot for things Romanian, especially the food (i.e., real fatty spicy hot pastrami, marinated Romanian steak and Romanian eggplant salad). This music bears no resemblance to the mandolin ballads my late grandfather used to sing or to the Yiddish classic “Romania, Romania,” rather, this song is straight dance but infectiously so and so good you don’t mind Stan’s obvious accent. “Mr. Saxobeat” hit number one on the Romanian charts in 2010, got the number three position in the U.K., and number one in Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden and a bunch of other countries. It hasn’t penetrated very high up the U.S. charts only reaching number 44 so far (but it does have something like 62 million hits on YouTube) and is getting a fair amount of air play on New York stations what with it being summer and all. Britney Spears has a very boppy new hit out called “I Wanna Go,” where just like in “Mr. Saxobeat” above she is concerned about her “freak.” For some reason “freak” has become a very popular word lately in the younger generation of 20-something blond dance divas. “Freak” is also being used as a euphemism for other things, just as “junk” has taken on alternate meanings. Good car driving song though. Nothing evokes sun, summer, sand and surf more than The Beach Boys or Jan and Dean. Jan and Dean had a slew of Top 20 hits in 1963-64 at the height of the surf music craze. Their biggest all-time hit was




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The Search for the Perfect Slice in The Five Towns



he abundance of kosher pizzerias in The Five Towns begs the question: who has the cheesiest, sauciest, and most delectable slice of them all? With so many great places to grab a slice, The Standard’s intrepid team of pizza tasting experts set out to determine which pizJeruzeria reigns supreme. In order to find salem the king of kosher pizza fairly, evalu- Famous’ ations and star ratings were based on fried eggonly the regular cheese pie without plant slice is one of a kind. toppings. What makes kosher pizza different from non-kosher pizza? Among the differences are that kosher pizzas can’t have any meat or meat byproducts because of the prohibition of mixing meat and dairy products according to Jewish dietary laws. That means no chicken stock in tomato sauce, no meat extracts in the cheese, and definitely no pepperoni. In spite of the differences, kosher pizza stacks up reasonably well against its non-kosher counterparts.

cheese. I prefer it to be crispier, it’s very soft on the bottom.” “It’s the perfect kind of dipping crust when you get to the end of it.” Group rating: Hours: Pizza Pious is open 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday. The pizzeria is also open Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until a to-be-determined closing time; call for exact time. They open after the Sabbath on Saturday until midnight. Pizza Pious is located at 1063 Broadway in Woodmere. (516) 295-2050. Delivery available.

and other assorted greens. A single slice costs $3.50, but will keep you filled all day long. After you are done with pizza, Shula’s has a delicious range of various homemade cookies, including rainbow sprinkle sugar cookies, melt-in-your mouth chocolate chip cookies, and a cinnamon ring-shaped cookie.

Comments from the panel: “Something about the cheese is off. Not horrible…definitely not NYC pizza though.” “Less than stellar.” “It tastes like they use a different kind of cheese. Not bad though.” Group rating: Hours: Shula’s is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until a determined time before the Sabbath (call ahead for exact hours on Fridays). The pizzeria can be found at 608 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. (516) 569-7408. Delivery available.

David’s Famous Pizza & Borekas On the Menu: David’s menu includes more than just pizza — falafel sandwiches, tuna in pita and even vegetable lo-mein can be found here. As for the pizzas, David’s presents a fairly large amount of choices and sells its regular cheese slice for $2.50. All topping slices, including broccoli, eggplant, onion rings and spicy fries go for $3.25. If your stomach is still rumbling after that, David’s offers a variety for desserts including chocolate chip cookies ($0.50), lo-fat muffin tops ($1.00) and four zeppoles ($1.00).

Pizza Pious On the Menu: Pizza Pious boasts an impressive array of different pizzas — cheese-less vegetable, hot n’ spicy, ziti and falafel. Most slices go for between $2.25 and up to $4.50 for a Chicago slice. Pizza Pious can also put a customized message on a pizza by using various slices of peppers. Those in need of gluten-free products can also turn to Pizza Pious for their pizza desires (purchase only available in full pies). To get your sugar fix, Pious offers their signature zeppole, which is deep-fried dough balls, at six for $1.25.

Comments from the panel: “It’s a little greasy for my liking, but tastes pretty good.” “The pizza was alright. The crust was sub-par.” “OK slice, nothing astounding or great about it though.” Group rating: Hours: David’s Famous is open Sunday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The pizzeria is located at 580

Comments from the panel: “It’s too soft of a slice — I’m afraid it’s going to fall apart. Sauce overwhelms cheese.” “Overall I think it’s pretty good — I think it’s a little too saucy and it could use more “The Best” pizza, from Pizza Pious in Woodmere, displays four of the pizzeria’s various slices.

Sabra Kosher Pizza

Shula’s vegetable slice features peppers and tomatoes and is full of delicious sauce.

On the Menu: A large menu of pizzas, but also includes a variety of different foods and snacks. A regular slice will set you back ba $2.50, while a special slice like cheese Focaccia is set at a pricey $6.00. There are a wide variety of special slices, including spinach, Grandpa which is a thicker Sicilian slice and clu ziti zit slices. Sabra was The Five Towns’ first kosher pizzeria and they’ve been in the same location since 1974, which could exth plain pla their exceptional cheese pizza that seems to have stood the th test of time.

The salad focaccia personal pie from Shula Pizza & Cookies in Cedarhurst.

Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. (516) 295-6925. Free delivery.

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“Overall, its the perfect blend of cheese, sauce and crust.” “This is a very great slice! The sauce and cheese are mixed well.” we “The slice has a very vibrant flavor. The crust is a little tough, but good.” bu Group rating: Hours: Sabra Kosher Pizza is open Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. dur11: ing the winter or 4:00 p.m. during the summer, and Saturdays from a half hour after the Sabbath until 2:00 a.m. The pizzeria is located at 560 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. (516) 569-1563. No delivery.

Shula’s Pizza & Cookies

Jerusalem Famous’ delivery van stands out when dropping off pizza around The Five Towns.

On the Menu: A slice of regular cheese pizza goes for $2.50 at Shula’s while most topping slices are $0.50 more, except for ziti and white slices coming in at $3.25. The big draw might be Shula’s salad foccacia personal pie - a colossus of lettuce, onions, tomatoes,

On the Menu: Jerusalem Famous Pizza combines the traditional with the creative, as the pizzeria sells multiple different slices to tickle your taste buds. The traditional cheese slice comes in at $2.50 while a Sicilian slice goes for $3.00. Vegetable, cheese less, and mushroom slices are all $3.00. Spinach, ziti and their trademark fried eggplant-topped slices are $3.50 each. Jerusalem also offers a mix of pastas, borekas, and soups ready to go if the craving strikes.

Comments from the panel: “Really tasty! The flavor here is excellent.” “For a Long Island pizza, that’s good stuff right there.” “You can’t really find too many pizzas that will taste just like this one.” Group rating: Hours: Jerusalem Famous Pizza is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Fridays until a determined times before the Sabbath (call ahead for exact hours each Friday). They’re open on Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The pizzeria is located at 344 Central Avenue in Lawrence. (516) 569-0074. Delivery available. Best traditional cheese slice: Jerusalem Famous Pizza Honorable mentions, slices with toppings: Onion ring pizza: David’s Famous Pizza & Borekas Spinach slice: Shula’s Pizza





292 Clinton Ave. Sunday, August 28th 3:30-5:00 p.m. 2 bedrooms, 1bathrooms. $275,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 561 Bayview Ave. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. $439,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 574 Trysting Pl. Sunday, August 28th 1:30-3:00 p.m. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $359,000 Jan Kalman Realty (516) 569-5651 463 Roselle Ave. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-1:00 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. $699,000 Jan Kalman (516) 569-5651

Hewlett 1175 E. Broadway #5K, Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. $219,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000

1185 E. Broadway #5C Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. $289,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 1185 E. Broadway #5E, Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. $219,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 1269 Wheatley St. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $439,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 2953000 1415 Noel Ave. Sunday, August 28th 6:30-8:00 p.m. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. $439,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 1460 Kew Ave. Sunday, August 28th 6:30-8:00 p.m. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. $665,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 1745 Hancock St. Saturday, August 27th 1:00-2:30 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. $499,000 Morton Haves Real Estate (516)

374-0100 381 Everit Ave. Sunday, August 28th 12:30-2:00 p.m. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. $799,000 Morton Haves Real Estate (516) 374-0100

Inwood Douglas St. Sunday, August 28th 11:30-1:00 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $368,000 Marjorie Hausman Realty (516) 569-5110

North Woodmere 845 Fanwood Ave. Sunday, August 28th 12:00-2:00 p.m. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $459,000 Jan Kalman Realty Corp. (516) 569-5651 1031 Cedarhurst St. Sunday, August 28th 12:30-1:30 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. $649,000 Jan Kalman Realty Corp. (516) 569-5651

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Woodmere 170 Ocean Ave. Sunday 8/28, 11:30-1:00 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms $599,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 295-3000 913 Peninsula Blvd. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $369,000 Pugatch Realty Corp. (516) 2953000 1046 Dartmouth Ln. Saturday, August 27th 12:00-2:00 p.m. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. $399,000 Jan Kalman Realty (516) 569-5651 335 Church Ave. Sunday, August 28th 11:30-1:00 p.m. 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. $1,399,000 Marjorie Hausman Realty (516) 569-5110 112 Ocean Ave. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. $755,000 Marjorie Hausman Realty (516) 569-5110 29 Neptune Ave. Sunday, August 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. $999,000 Marjorie Hausman Realty (516) 569-5110

ON THE MARKET 149 Woodmere Boulevard, Woodsburgh STATS: A lot size of 42,642 square feet with 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The property is going for $1,499,000 with taxes of $28,802. DETAILS: Colonial style, beautiful mint home and architectural build. New master suite and bathrooms throughout, with spacious rooms. Motivated seller. REASON FOR SELLING: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relocating.â&#x20AC;? Contact Marjorie Hausman Realty at (516) 569-5110

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rooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The property is going for $950,000 with taxes of $27,382.67 and additional Village Taxes of  $1,923.47 DETAILS:  Expanded Ranch  style home with amazing master suite. Two walk-in closets with attached five piece master bath that includes a separate room for the shower and toilet facility; Open floor plan with plenty of closets. Two dens and a garden-like backyard. Second den is like a Florida room with many windows. The house is very spacious with a full basement. REASON FOR SELLING: “We’re just looking to downsize.” Contact Morton Haves Real Estate (516) 374-0100

ON THE MARKET 1031 Cedarhurst Street, North Woodmere STATS: A lot size of 6,570 square feet with nine rooms, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. The property is going for $649,000 with property taxes of $15,803.73

completely renovated; featuring granite counter tops, den with door out to the backyard and in ground pool. SELLER SAYS: “The home is in a great location and near everything and it’s a very quiet block.” REASON FOR SELLING: “Downgrade.” Contact Lori & Associates LI Realty (516) 791-8300

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Saturday, August 27 COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 101 SEMINAR: Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 3:30 p.m. Gain valuable insight and find answers to all your questions about college. Dr. Elizabeth Stone, who is a college admissions columnist on Examiner. com, education consultant and college admissions counselor, will teach students everything they need to know about the admissions process. The event is free and open to students and parents. For additional information call (516) 2393262 BIRTHDAY SHABBAT FOR CHILDREN: Chabad, 74 Maple Ave., Cedarhurst. After morning services, children who celebrate their birthday in the Jewish month of Elul are invited to share their special day with family and friends. Cake will be served and the event is free. For additional information call (516) 295-2478

Sunday, August 28 CAPITOL HEIGHTS LYRIC OPERA CONCERT: Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 7:30 p.m. Opera excerpts from their concert series, “Immortal Love Songs,” features musical theatre duets and arias. For additional information contact (516) 239-3262

Monday, August 29 ANNUAL CROSS RIVER BANK GOLF AND TENNIS OUTING: A benefit to support Madraigos of The Five Towns FORE! Our Youth Program in Woodmere, will have a golf and tennis outing. The event will include a gift package, full course meal, cocktail reception, raffle prizes and contests. Dinner for one is $150. Fresh Meadow Country Club, 255 Lakeville Rd, Lake Success. Package pric-

es vary for tennis players and golfers. For additional information call (516) 482-7300 FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE SUMMER CAMP: An abbreviated summer camp experience for children with special needs, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 29 to Thursday, September 1. Each day will be full of exciting field trips, games, sports and activities. There is a fee of $45 per day or $140 for all four days. Drop-off and pick-up at Chabad, 74 Maple Avenue, Cedarhurst. To register or for additional information call (516) 295-2478 ext. 13

Tuesday, August 30 CEDARHURST CONCERT SERIES: “THE SUMMER WIND,” will be performed by Risky Business, a band known for their fifties doo-wop and rock n roll performances. A pre-show performance at 7:00 p.m. will feature the Great Wandini and Friends. CONCERT & PIZZA IN CEDARHURST PARK: The JCC of the Greater Five Towns LIFE (Long Island Friends Experience,) Socialization Program, will meet in the park from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be provided. There is a sixdollar fee. The program is for adults with physical, neurological and emotional needs. All Five Town residents are invited to join. For additional information call Gayle Fremed at (516) 5696733 ext. 211

Thursday, September 1 JCC CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: A pharmacist from the Mercy Medical Center will be a guest speaker. The support group is for people struggling to care for elderly loved ones. For additional information call Linda Balch (516) 569-6733

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If you’re in search of a unique Japanese experience with a kosher twist, Sushi Metsuyan, located in Cedarhurst serves scrumptious, vibrant dishes that are sure to please the sushi lover’s pallet. Manager Oshri Turjeman explained, “The Metsuyan Kalbi Fillet ($38.00) and a sushi roll called the “Bull’s-Eye” ($15.00), are community favorites.” Artisan Sushi Chef Eyal Akirav, del-

icately wraps and prepares the “BullsEye” roll. Fresh avocado and cucumber between crunchy, thin sheets of seaweed rolled in plain white rice. A dollop of a spicy tuna mixture is nestled between the rice and a slice of fresh yellow-tale fish. After spicy mayo is drizzled on top, the Bull’s-Eye is dotted with a rich, thick soy sauce concoction. A bright green cucumber ring tops it off. The sushi roll

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Paul Rudd stars as Nedd, along with some of his dysfunctional family in “Our Idiot Brother.” Photo courtesy Dimension Films/ The Weinstein Company.

Dark Matters: Twisted But True, DSCS (Discovery Network’s Science Channel,) Premiere at 10:00 p.m. Hosted by John Noble (“Fringe,” Lord of the Rings,) viewers are invited into a laboratory to explore strange science and expose some of history’s most bizarre experiments. The six-part series delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, time travel, head transplantation studies and actual zombie investigations. Pushing science beyond its limits, get a glimpse into the dark side of science.

Our Idiot Brother, Rated R: In this comedy, Ned (Paul Rudd,) gets out of jail after selling drugs to a uniformed police officer. With no place to live, he turns to his three sisters for support. However, each of them has

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Sushi Matsuyan is located at 488 Central Avenue, Cedarhurst. You can reach them at (516) 2952700 or check them out on their website at They are Glatt Kosher under the VAAD of The Five Towns and are open from Sunday through Thursday from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m., and on Saturday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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is displayed on a white, shiny plate, or canvas if you will. All sushi dishes are garnished with lime-green wasabi to heat things up and thin slices of sweet, pink ginger to cool you down. The Metsuyan Kalbi Fillet, featured on the “Wok and Grill” section of their menu, boasts tender boneless rib meat that’s slowly char-grilled, producing delicious layers of caramelized bliss for your taste buds. Fresh veggies and your choice of jasmine rice, coconut rice or truffle mashed potatoes are also included. The platter is garnished with a colorful Asian slaw, lightly sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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The Town Of Hempstead: Big City Or Small Town? CONTINUED FROM P. A6 ter driving on Peninsula Boulevard? Snow removal in The Five Towns this past year, need I say more? We are the neglected sheep in a very large town who views us as being in the outer banks.

This year, we have an opportunity to vote out the mentality that has allowed this to exist for so long. This year, we actually have an opportunity to elect an actual Five Towner to the Town Clerk position. We have a chance to have our voices in the Five Towns actu-

ally heard. Steven Anchin has lived in The Five Towns for a very long time and is dedicated to doing the right thing. I support him, but more importantly, I support The Five Towns and want us to be recognized by a Town that has consistently ignored us.


Music to Shake By CONTINUED FROM P. A6 that it was not raining outside at all. Gallons and gallons of water rushed out of the ceiling, and while my husband sprang into action, I was paralyzed by laughter, rendered completely incapable, straining to catch my breath. “Get up and do something!” shouted my husband, as this was no time for such behavior. That, however, was all I could contribute. Faced with an earthquake, starting this play list was the most natural thing I could do. Phone service may have been limited and spotty right after the shaking stopped, but Facebook was up and running. Within minutes of posting, my friends heeded the call. Forty-two comments were posted, marking an all time personal high. There were certain obvious selections – classics, if you will - like Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet,” Elvis’s “I’m All Shook Up”

and the Beatles’ “Shake it up, Baby.” My husband contributed R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” which had not crossed my mind but quickly took a prominent spot on the list. ACDC’s “Shook Me All Night Long” was a brilliant addition as was Bill Haley’s, “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” Spanning genres, our list took on an international flair with contributions from Israel. Jerusalem sits atop a prominent fault line. Israelis may need this list, too, I reasoned, though am confident making play lists is not on their to-do lists. Bomb shelters and gas masks trump Carole King. I must give credit, however, to my friend living outside Jerusalem who added “I Like to Move it, Move It” from the Madagascar movie to the list. One of my daughter’s suggested J Lo’s “On the Floor,” and a friend added the rap song, “Richter Scale” by EPMD, the list was truly international while spanning numerous genres. We

were a classy bunch. I thought the list was complete when John Mellancamp’s “Crumblin’ Down,” as well as “Shakin’” by Eddie Money” and Billy Joel’s “Still Rock and Roll to Me” were added. However, two late postings by my friend Avi served as the icing on our cake. U2’s “Vertigo” and Led Zepplin’s “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” ensured the timelessness of the list, solidifying its value as a necessity in a kit for disaster preparedness. Many other songs were mentioned, although they did not all make the cut. For those of you who wonder whether I have started making the actual kit based on the Red Cross’s suggestions, I am getting closer. I promise. Any day, now, I suppose. Until then, please join the fun: email your selections to The best ones will be featured here next week. Emperor Nero has met his match (no pun intended.)


The Tea Party & Tilting at Windmills CONTINUED FROM P. A6 ples in which it had been founded and in which they strongly firmly believed. And they became involved with great urgency because they saw their government spending their future into oblivion and that of their children, included. If there were ever a grass roots movement, people with the same passion as the earliest patriots, it is the people (“we the people”) of the Tea Party. Of course, the media and the Democrats have to disparage them, because they are the enemy to their profligate taxing and spending. All they were doing during the debt ceiling debate was making those Republicans it supported, and some Democrats too, keep the promises they made when elected. They wanted to be sure the Republicans did not fold as they have so often in the past. The key promise Republicans made was to stop the out of control spending bankrupting our nation. How unusual, that one should expect a politician to keep his/her promises. So, it is the Tea Party, according to the Democrats and the media that are the obstacle to compromise which to them means to keep spending and piling on more debt. Recently, Congresswom-

an McCarthy wrote in a letter widely distributed in local newspapers that “Republicans in Washington are so dedicated to preserving tax breaks for the most profitable corporations and the wealthiest handful of Americans that they are willing to slash Social Security benefits in order to pay for those special interests.” It is hard for me to believe that anyone could write such nonsense let alone a Congresswoman of the House of Representatives, and the one who represents you and me. She adds, “I will continue to fight, as I did during the recent debt ceiling debate, to protect the most vulnerable Americans…to put people before special interests.” I wonder if she was referring to the special interests who contribute tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign? What is disingenuous and lacks intellectual honesty is that there is no chance current Social Security benefits for anyone will ever be cut by either party to those who are already retired. So Mrs. McCarthy is “tilting at windmills” (attacking imaginary enemies) on this. However, those in both political parties and almost all economists agree that there must be some change in the benefit structure for future retirees if the Social Security and Medicare systems are to re-

main solvent. I would also like to remind Mrs. McCarthy, as she fights the “special interests” in Washington, that it is she who, as a Member of Congress, added more than $2 trillion in additional debt to our country’s crumbling finances in just the last two years alone. So, to the Democrats in Washington who want more taxes, the wealthiest 15 percent already pay 50 percent of the tax burden. I suggest that even if you were to tax those 15 percent 100 percent of their income, it still would not provide enough money to resolve the trillion dollar deficits facing this country now every year. The deficit for 2010 was 1.17 trillion. The deficit for 2011 is projected to be 1.5 trillion. Let me ask you then, who is the problem, the Tea Party or Congresswoman McCarthy and those like her unwilling to be leaders and take responsibility in solving the problems facing our nation (many of which they have created)? It is why, the Republicans and a handful of Democrats, at the urging of the Tea Party, would not agree to any debt ceiling agreement that included higher taxes but only a solution that addressed the crises of out of control spending? No tilting at windmills in that.


I Feel the Earth Move CONTINUED FROM P. A7 “Surf City,” written by The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, so if it sounds like The Beach Boys, that’s not a mere coincidence. “Two Girls for Every Boy.” What more could you want from a song? One of my all-time surf music favorites. Much of popular culture today is fixated on freaks and zombies. Back in the mid 1960s there was an actual rock group from the UK called “The Zombies,” who were much more successful here in the U.S. and Canada as part of the “British Invasion” than they ever were back home. They had three really big chart

topping singles, the first of which was August 1964’s “She’s Not There,” which was one of the first proto-psychedelic songs to achieve major popularity here in North America. It didn’t sound anything like anything else at the time and featured the electronic organ playing of band leader Rod Argent and vocals by Colin Blunstone, both of whom are still with the recently reconstituted group. This track is about a zombified girl. Two more hits followed including “Tell Her No,” about six months later and in 1968-69 “Time of the Season.” By the time “Time of the Season” was released the group had already split up, with



Argent starting his own band “Argent” (“Hold Your Head Up.”). Much Zombies music sounds a whole lot like The Doors, especially their extended album tracks, probably owing to both groups’ extensive use of that Hammond organ to psychedelic effect. “She’s Not There” hit number two in the U.S. and Canada, “Tell Her No,” got to number six and “Time of the Season” got absolutely, positively nowhere in the UK but scored the number one spot in Canada and the number three position in the U.S. This trio of British invasion hits stand the test of time and can be seen on YouTube or downloaded from iTunes.





Diva Mom Remembers Roots in Lawrence BY SUSAN VARGHESE

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rowing up in the suburbs didn’t stop Lyss Stern from becoming the queen of glam. Stern, founder of Divalysscious Moms, published author and mother of two, reminisced on her childhood in The Five Towns. “I grew up on Hemlock Drive in Lawrence,” Stern said. “I went to Temple p Israel nursery y and to the Number 6 School,

which I walked to everyday with my mom. I’m a real Five Towns girl. Every summer we went to the Sands Beach Club.” Some of her favorite places during her childhood are still staples in the area today. “My favorite restaurants were Chateau Coffee Shop by the Woodmere train station. I always got the tuna mish. There used to also be a place called Pies Plus on Central Avenue. When my mom was p pregnant g

with my younger sister, she used to have shrimp salad there and craved their mayonnaise; she said it was the best in the world! My mom used to take me there everyday. She’d get me a vanilla milkshake and we’d go next door to Infinity to shop.” Unfortunately, cancer was always a

presence in Stern’s life, she said. “I was three when my dad first got diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease…He went into remission and when I was 16 he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer … he was given six months to live. It was a traumatic time in my life but needless to say my mom was

unbelievable with coping with it, so, my sister and I would remain okay at school.” But, Stern’s father survived from new technology that doctors swore wouldn’t work. “My mom was reading The New York Times where there was a doctor named Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori, No who was able to radiate dia the tumor with new technology called Brachyte therapy…my dad’s doctors said th that th it would absolutely not work because his tumor w was the size of a grapew fruit. But, my mom said fr that she had to try it. My th dad’s still here to this day.” d While her father was in the hospital, Stern and her little sister depended h on ‘Nanny.’ “My grando mother, “Nanny,” was my m eeverything. She lived in Howard Beach but she’d H drive her blue Cadillac evd eryday to our house to help us while my dad was iin n tthe hospital.” Stern graduated from S Lawrence Woodmere L aw Academy, and went on A ca tto o Syracuse University where w h she obtained a bachelor’s deggree re in communiand to New ccations at

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Going Back to School in Style What the Well-Dressed Student Will Be Wearing This Fall BY SUSAN VARGHESE

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ack to school signals much more than class and homework, it’s also the perfect time to start fresh with a new fall wardrobe. From polka dots to fringes and hoodies, there are a few new back-to-school looks that are essential for everyone from elementary to high school.

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Wide Array of Innovations Set for Lawrence Schools TEXT and PHOTOS By JONATHAN WALTER Standard Staff Reporter


ew Lawrence School District Superintendent Gary Schall is bringing some new ideas with him to his new job. From a new food service company, Whitsons, to new administrators including two Assistant Superintendents and a new Number Four school principal, Schall’s administration is interested in improving the quality of education and life for students in the district, which currently has an enrollment of approximately 3,100. He will be serving his first year as District 15 Superintendent after

Lawrence Number Five School quality of the food service.” Starting this year, the disLawrence High School

Lawrence Middle School a year as Deputy Superintendent under former Superintendent John Fitzsimons who retired on June 30th. When asked what changes to academics he would bring, Schall, who first came to the district in 1994 and became the Director of Music in 1996, replied that his new administrative appointments will reflect these changes. “This is my first year as Superintendent and we have two new

Assistant Superintendents and an entirely new administrative structure,” Schall said. “We have chairpersons and coordinators instead of district level administrators. It’s more of an oldfashioned model but I feel good about returning to that model. There is also a new principal at the Number Five school, Jennifer DeSang, and we’re happy to welcome her.” The two new Assistant Superintendents mentioned by Schall

are Patrick Pizzarelli who is also the schools’ Athletic Director, and Dr. Ann Pederson, who also serves as Principal of the Number Four school. The new administrative model is based upon the idea of having a specialist in each instructional area. For example, Instead of having a district wide director in charge of math and science as they’ve had in the past, there will be a math chairperson and science chairperson at each building who not only administrates, but teaches as well. They will give the finest instructional strategies by actually being in the classroom. The former directors were multi-discipline administrators who were more hands off. “We also have a new food service company, Whitsons, that is providing new cafeteria food and I think that kids and parents are going to really taste the

Lawrence Number Two School difference,” Schall said. “We put out a request for proposals with the different food service providers. We had an extensive interview process. Whitsons met many of our new requirements as far as food quality control. We also had a committee with parents involved, which helped with the director to choose this new company. The parents are also going to help monitor the

trict will offer a new virtual enterprise course and online business school, as well as a new academic recovery program for students who are struggling. “The virtual enterprise course is a specialized program for students at the high school that includes digital mediation,” Schall said. “It’s a virtual business and it’s as if they are really starting up their own business. They have to go to a virtual bank and apply for a virtual loan and have a business plan for starting a new business. Schools from all over the world have transactions in this virtual business world and it’s a chance for kids to get virtual business experience to prepare for the real life world of business. They have international competitions as well where the school’s businesses compete against each other. It’s a good way for kids to get good hands on practical business experience.” Schall is proud of the district’s new and improved website, which now includes a platform called MOODLE, which allows students to have online discussions groups as well as allowing community members to give input back to the schools.

“People haven’t gotten on board with it yet,” Schall said. “It’s an open discussion forum with the superintendent for the community to interact with me online and my answers are made public on there. There are also secure discussion groups between faculty and I that can be put in an online form.” The high school will also be adding a drama play to its schedule this year as well as an additional middle school production. Schall says that the high school will also be starting a debate club and each elementary school will be getting a new after school club of their choice. Schall is also proud that he has been able retain all school programs and add more while still working within the constraints of the budget approved at the end of the last school year. Schall has also helped oversee the creation of a group called The Five Towns One Community, which is a coalition between the various civic groups, governments and schools within the district. “This was an idea that came about two years ago by one of our board members, Asher Mansdorf,” Schall said. “The idea was to have some sort of interaction between the yeshiva and public schools. This organization has had a few organizational meetings already.” The group also functions online on the MOODLE discussion group, serving as a forum for those in the district from residents, to politicians, yeshiva schools and civic groups to give their input regarding what they feel needs to be done within the schools. “Each of these initiatives required a great deal of research and I believe these are some transformational decisions that have been made by the district,” Schall said of the changes he has made this year.

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High-Tech Changes Ahead for Hewlett-Woodmere Schools TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT P. MOORE

year. The school will be be naming supervisors for core content creation in English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and World Languages to “facilitate continuity and coherence of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.”


s the days of summer wane away into the coming fall, it’s almost time to trade in beach shorts and flip flops for textbooks and locker combos. With the school year starting for the Hewlett-Woodmere School District on September 8th, many changes at the area’s schools have taken place and will be noticeable to returning students and parents. “Our goal for the upcoming school year is to provide all of our students with increased opportunities to learn, to think, to create, to collaborate, to communicate, to explore and to soar,” said district Community Relations Officer Barbara Giese in a statement. “It is the District’s ongoing mission to maximize instructional time and ensure that all of our graduates leave our schools college and career ready.”

Franklin Early Childhood Center (Grades Pre-K thru 1) The early childhood center will be one of the first school’s

for students in the high school during the upcoming school year in order to focus on more days teaching. Incoming freshman will be given Lenovo tablets to use at school and all students will have one-to-one technology, according to Giese. A new English/ Social Studies Humanities course will offered for senior year students. The high school’s curriculum will be focused on critical and cre-

gone restoration or renovation during the summer. New rubberized turf is being installed on the football field while the allweather track is being repaired. Stadium-style lighting is being installed at the field to increase the hours of use for the students and surrounding community. In addition, the roofs above the locker rooms and the pool facility are in the process of being replaced.

George W. Hewlett High School (Grades 9 thru 12)

Woodmere Middle School. in the district to utilize Apple iPads into their curriculum, although how was not mentioned by Giese. The district will expand the Fundations Program, a phonics and spelling program that helps reduce reading and spelling failure, into the first grade this coming year. In addition, art and music classes will now be offered to Kindergarten classes. A six-day cycle will be pushed into

use to “maximize instructional time” with students.

Hewlett Elementary School & Ogden Elementary School (Grades 2 thru 5) Similar to the the early childhood center, the elementary schools will be implementing the Fundations Program to students in 2nd and 3rd grade “who benefit from this phonetic approach” and a six-day cycle will also be in place. The schools will also begin to have quarterly assessments for every student in mathematics. Two new science programs will be tested before going into full use during the 2012-2013 school year.

Woodmere Middle School (Grades 6 thru 8)

The Hewlett School

Much like their peers in the middle school, midterms will not be held on as many days

ative thinking in the course designs for grade 9 Global History and Geography and for the new grade 12 English/ Social Studies Humanities course. Similarly to the middle school, supervisors will be named to create core content throughout the school’s subjects to keep continuity in check. The high school will be using the National Student Clearinghouse to track “graduates’ persistency rates in college.” Many of the high school’s sports structures have under-

A bit of good news for students attending the middle school this year — less days spent taking midterms! The district has less-

Franklin Early Childhood Center ened the time spent focused on the examinations in order to spend more time teaching in the classroom. Some of that extra time will be spent by 6th graders preparing for integrated algebra in grade 8, in coordination with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. As for changes for the school’s faculty, the Teachers College Reading Workshop will be expanded at the middle school for the upcoming



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Area Parents Associations Prepare for Year of Fundraising, Exciting Activities and Advocacy BY SCOTT P. MOORE

Standard Staff Reporter


he new school year is quickly approaching and while students are preparing to hit the books and study until next summer comes, parent associations are also preparing for their own year-long ventures. From fundraising events like school dances, homecomings and bake sales to workshops for both parents and faculty, the parents associations look to have a big year ahead of themselves.

The Brandeis School Karen Nessim, a co-president of the Brandeis Parents Association (PA), said the group is looking forward to a busy year of events and activities for both parents and students. The PA will hold its annual cookie sales, entertainment book sales, and a benefit for patients of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Other charity events include teaming

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up with, an organization that collects food for the needy, and a Holocaust shoe project, which collects shoes for a recycling program for people in need called Souls 4 Soles. For parents this year, Nessim said the PA will host a CPR and first aid class as well as defensive driving courses. As always, Brandeis Wear, the school’s clothing line, will be for sale.

back to the children.” The PTA runs book clubs, Mother’s and Father’s Day boutique, a Spring bake sale, and a fifth grade boys learning night. Bernstein said the organization would like to run a Teacher Recognition Day at the school, possibly at the end of the school year. The PTA also runs the school’s hot lunch and pizza programs, plant sales and a sponsored calendar.

DRS Yeshiva High School An open house and Hanukah celebrations are on the agenda for this year’s Parent Council, but other new events have neither been announced nor planned by the incoming committee, according to a school representative.

Hewbrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway (HAFTR) “We run many activities to benefit the children and the school,” said Parent-Teacher Association liaison Lea Bernstein. “The money raised goes right

Hewlett-Woodmere School District “As always we will continue to advocate for all of our children, be it locally or on any legislative issues that affect the kids and our school district,” said Melissa Gates, president of the Central Parent-Teacher’s Association. She said the PTA will be sponsoring cultural arts programs in the schools this year that bring artists and authors for visits at each school. The PTA is looking into bringing the movie “Race to No-

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where” for a viewing to the local schools and community. Gates said the PTA wants to continue addressing the issues of bullying and nutrition at the schools and making sure members and representatives attend more statewide PTA meetings. Events the PTA have planned for the upcoming school year include a fall dance at the middle school for all grades, a book sale, helping the high school’s afterprom Senior Night committee and continue producing Spirit Wear — district branded clothing with school logos and mascots. “A lot of people think the PTA is just about party platters and lunches, we try very hard to make them understand that were about more than that.”

KULANU KULANU will have it’s first parents association group, named “Parent Partnets,” this upcoming school year. The twoperson board will regularly meet with school administrators and faculty to plan events and activities for the upcoming school year. The Parent Partners consist of Alyssa Sterba, a parent of a current student at the school, and alumni student parent Melodie Scharf. The group plans to sponsor more school activities, including a new backto-school barbeque on August 31st. Also on tap for the school year are book and bake sales and an arts festivals. “It’s exciting to work the parents more at this school,” said building coordinator Janis Wolfson.

Lawrence School District Blasia Baum, president of the Central District PTA, was not able to gather enough information on events for the upcoming year, but noted the association will not be hosting any workshops this year. “The Lawrence Central Council PTA would like to welcome everyone back for another successful year in District 15,” she said in a statement. “Central Council and all its member units look forward to the continued support of the community in our quest to provide programs and scholarships to our students.” She advised parents to check the district calendar for upcoming events later this year.

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Lawrence-Woodmere Academy The dual Homcoming and Alumni Reunion for the Lawrence-Woodmere Academy is on October 15, according to Barbara Fey, president of the school’s PA. The celebrations will include a large festival outside of the school and the varsity soccer game during the day. Fundraising will take place at the event for each class of students and there will be rides for children. “The community is more than welcome to join us,” said Fey. Other events planned by the PA will be planned and announced later this year. The first PA meeting will take place later this year in December.

Rambam Mesivta The Women’s League at Rambam Mesivta raises money for various sports and academic leagues through the school year. The Woman’s League will be selling school calendars, holding a breakfast for parents, invite guest speakers for teachers and administrators and hold an end of the year dinner honoring different people at the school, according to Devorah Elkouby, co-president of the Woman’s League. The league also plans on

Photo by Jonathan Walter collecting and giving out baskets of food in March during Purim.

SKA High School for Girls Much like HALB’s DRS boys’ school, the Parent Council for SKA has not met to plan out the upcoming year’s events. According to a school representative, many of the events and programs for this year will remain unchanged, including an Open House, Hanakuh celebrations, a mother-daughter Sunday morning brunch, a comedy and dancing production in December, and producing car magnets.

Yeshiva of the South Shore Yonina Wind, president of the PTA, said she was excited to have “a bunch of new people come into the PTA this year.” The PTA has several events and programs on tap for the year coming up, including a Mother-Son brunch this winter, a book sale before Hanaukuh, a holiday candy sale, and a Mother’s Day Plant sale. “We try to involve the teachers so we can celebrate them,” said Wind. “Our goal is to supplement the school to initiate or continue programing that benefits the boys and helps them grow.”

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Yeshivas Expanding Educational and Extracurricular Programming TEXT AND PHOTOS BY SUSAN VARGHESE


n a couple of weeks, all the sun-soaking, lounging, and relaxing will come to an end for students, as local parochial school administrators have prepared a busy fall filled with new clubs, classes, and teachers.

HAFTR The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway welcomes more than 40 new families this year, according to Leslie Gang, HAFTR communications specialist. To accommodate the new students, HAFTR’s Early Childhood Program is opening an additional four-year nursery class. They’ll also be opening the doors of their newly renovated lower school library, as well as the middle school science lab and Beit Midrash. “HAFTR has increased the selection of extracurricular and after school activities in both the Early Childhood Program and the Lower School, offering a variety of classes including soccer, yoga, Spanish and comic book illustration,” Gang said. The HAFTR Lower School has also expanded its Tal Am Hebrew Language Program, while the High School introduces a Hasmadah Enrichment Program, which Gang said was, “geared towards students looking for an unique learning opportunity.”

HAFTR in Cedarhurst We have a lot of things being prepared: a freshman retreat, a program commemorating 9-11, and a

grand siyum for the 50 boys who completed an extra learning assignment last year. We’re planning

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Rambam Hillel Goldman, Assistant Principal at Rambam explained that this year, they’re planning a sporting goods drive, toy drive, candy drive, book drive and a Hanukah toy drive. They’re also continuing a few clubs and programs including their Meet the Author Book Club. They hope to have Malcolm Gladwell author of The Tipping Point and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra D. O’Connor visit the school. New clubs include an E.M.T club, car repair club, and a Shtender design club. “We’re also planning a hiking trip for the whole school or a trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame,” Goldman said. “ We’re also going to have a homerun derby for charity. It’s when the students will contribute money to compete. The competition involves 10 pitches where the participants try and hit the ball and run out of the park, whoever hits it the most wins.” Rambam also has new courses this year including business management, Introduction to Law, Business Math and forensics. There’s also new faculty including Professor Donald Doller who will be the forensics teacher, new rabbis including Rabbi Daniel Bennun, Rabbi Yehoshua Konig, and Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss., and Professor Terri McNamee who will be the business math teacher.

DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky noted that printed report cards will soon be a thing of the past. “We’re going to be doing away with printed report cards and everything’s going to be online. People will have access to all of student data online.” Kaminestky explained that DRS has new staff members this year. “We have a brand new general studies principal, Dr. Gerald Kirshenbaum. The previous principal left to take a different job. Dr. Kirshenbaum comes to us with over 30 years experience in both public and private schools. He’s going to bring his commitment to excellence in all areas of our program to school.” DRS also welcomes a new assistant director of student activities, Natan Farber. “He’s going to be working with student activities as well as be involved in public relations and recruiting.





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All the Must-Have Stuff and Gear for the Well-Equipped Student

How to Pack a Cool School Lunch

BY SUSAN VARGHESE Standard Associate Editor


BY SCOTT P. MOORE Standard Staff Reporter

his year let your kids walk into the cafeteria with their heads held high with cool, discreet lunch boxes ďŹ lled with everything from Butternut squash and grilled paninis to whole wheat pasta. Not only is packing lunch cheaper than buying food at the cafeteria, but it can add an endless amount of specialized meal options while ditching the brown paper bag for a lunchbox is more eco-friendly.


How to Pack It Luckily, for kids in elementary school, their favorite TV characters or childhood movie themed lunchboxes can still work. Variety Connection in Cedarhurst has lunchboxes with Strawberry Shortcake and Disney princesses. Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wear in Cedarhurst carries a wide-selection of sports themed lunchboxes including the Mets, the Yankees, the Jets, and the Knicks. Target in the Green Acres Mall also offers small lunch bags in kaleidoscope prints with a thin shoulder strap for $19.99, a chill snack pack container for $3.99 and a frog and truck shaped ice pack to keep the salads and fruit cool for your little ones. For middle school and high school students, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think about using pink frilly bags or action-hero embellished boxes unless you want to be victim to incessant eye rolls or looks of horror on their faces. This is the perfect age for a simple insulated lunch box or a bento box. The bento box can be ordered through, and is essentially a compartmentalized lunchbox with a clean design.

What to Pack Yoeli Steinberg, General Man-

A bento box with pasta, whole-wheat Italian bread, grapes and butternut squash ger of Gourmet Glatt, noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids are eating too much fat, and parents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize that you can get a lot of popular food thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reduced fat.â&#x20AC;? Steinberg recommended reduced fat string cheese ($7.49 for a 12 pack) Apple & Eve juice boxes ($2.99) and organic, sliced apples, which are individually packaged ($6.99 for a ďŹ ve pack). For the Bento boxes, try butternut squash and pasta. In one compartment, combine wholewheat pasta ($1.99 at Gourmet Glatt) with marinara sauce ($2.79 for Barilla sauce) and a little cheese, whole-wheat Italian bread in another compartment, butternut squash in another, and grapes (1.99 per lb for green seedless) in the smaller compartment. For a gluten-free lunch idea, include orange slices, potato salad with hard-boiled eggs, coleslaw with shredded carrots and a few gluten-free cookies. The salad can be prepared the night before, so, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no added mayhem to an already busy school morning. Sandwiches can consist of more than just peanut butter; pack a tuna salad sandwich with

some carrots or celery with peanut butter on the side. Grilled paninis are also a good alternative and are simple to make. Use Ciabatta or Francese bread, add some mustard or pesto, and put vegetables like spinach, onions, and red peppers. Top it with a slice of lowfat cheese and grill it in olive oil. Pack it with some fruit and some baked chips, and you have a sophisticated lunch made easy. A classic and often favorite lunchtime choice is chicken nuggets. Use hormone-free, organic nuggets, baked sweet potato with a side of honey for dipping and a side of pretzels or fruit snacks. According to Laptop Lunches, when packing for toddlers or young children, pack nutritiously. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toddlers require far less food at one sitting than we do, so pack accordingly -- and be sure to pack the colors of the rainbow. Include lots of bitesized ďŹ nger foods, and steam vegetables for easy chewing.â&#x20AC;? For instance, pack fresh organic strawberries, steamed carrot coins and cauliďŹ&#x201A;ower and a few cheddar crackers or cookies.

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Photo by Scott P. Moore riety Connection. Wengrofsky called the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totes durable and tough. Regular backpacks run between $26.99 and $36.99, while bags designed for laptop toting run $44.99 and $49.99. Heavy-duty rolling bags go as high as $79.99. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for variety though, Mortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army & Navy Store in Cedarhurst is stacked â&#x20AC;&#x201D; quite literally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from ďŹ&#x201A;oor or ceiling with backpacks from multiple companies, including Jansport ($39.00-$100.00), Under Armour ($60.00-80.00), and North Face ($89.00-$99.00). Multiple colors, designs, and styles are available depending on what a student will require at school â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the better the quality though, the more expensive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The heavy duty ones come in handy,â&#x20AC;? said manager Scott Barrish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially to not end up with a bad back.â&#x20AC;? Feeling a little more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gleeâ&#x20AC;?ful? CVS Pharmacy in Woodmere has a full stock of notebooks, folders, and other accessories featuring the stars of the hit Fox musical show. CVSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prices run a little higher than the other stores, but anyone running late on buying supplies should turn here ďŹ rst. Tighter budget than expected? No problem â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Amazing Savings in Lawrence lives up to its name and brings some of the lowest local prices around for school supplies. Folders, even popular ones with Disney characters and sports teams, run only $0.39 each and one sub-

many children wanting the latest in gadgets and gizmos, some of which may end up being educational in their own right. Topping those wish lists might be a tablet, such as Apple iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab with Android, especially with their debut in local classrooms. The HewlettWoodmere School District is introducing the Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touchscreen tablet to Franklin Early Childhood Center classrooms and Lenovo tablet computers being given to incoming freshmen at George W. Hewlett High School to use. Most standard model tablets run around $500.00, but some go as high as $800.00 depending on storage space. Employees from RadioShack in Cedarhurst and Best Buy in Lawrence said that USB flash drives have been the biggest sellers so far, in particular memory sticks with animals or sports items featured as the tops. Some run as low as $9.99 for 4GB of space, but brands like the New York Yankees or Hello Kitty can run as high as $29.99 for the same amount of storage. Still need a good old fashioned calculator for math and science classes? The Variety Connection, Best Buy, and Staples in Lawrence all have the popular Texas Instruments line from the simple TI-30 scientific calculator to the newest TI Nspire CX line, now featuring full color readouts and touchpad capabilities. While TI-30s run only $10.00 at most stores throughout the area, the complex Nspire CX will set you back over $100.00, all in the search of the right answer.

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Soccer Club Scores Big with Five Towns Kids CONTINUED FROM P. A4 thodox Jewish population, the club opened a Sunday program as well. However, running two programs has proved to be more costly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working hard to keep our costs down,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent too much money on trainers. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been tightening the belt and keeping track of things a little bit better. With the demographic change, we have more kids now. We used to have 400 to 500 kids playing on Saturday. That would partially subsidize the travel teams. It would help them with tournament budgets and stuff like that. The Saturday program today is partly run by parent volunteers, but now the new Sunday program is completely run by trainers. So, on Sundays, we basically break even.â&#x20AC;? Despite a slight increase in registration costs in recent years, the club still offers one of the best deals in town as far as youth sports leagues go. Two hundred dollars gets a child 16 weeks in the program, following the school year with eight during the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall season and eight in the spring, playing this year at Lawrence Middle School. The Saturday and Sunday intramural programs start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. with start times varying depending on each age group. Each team in the club includes around a dozen children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the older kids, that includes an additional hour of training with a trainer as well as having the trainer on game day,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our prices have been going up, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the best deal in town. If you go to ďŹ nd a commercial program, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be paying at least

four times as much.â&#x20AC;? The club has produced some very successful travel teams lately, with the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under 12 girls team, the Blue Thunder, taking home gold at the Lincoln Page Memorial Day Soccer tournament this year, and their under 11 girls team building a stronger team each year as well. They also have a strong under 16 boys team that has been playing together since some of them were four. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Professional trainers run our entire program,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each travel team hires their own trainer that each team pays for separately from our registration fees, but our intramural program on Saturday and Sunday is completely run by trainers and they have some fun skill games that they play. We try to keep the competitiveness out of it until theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in ďŹ rst or second grade. So, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostly fun, skill building games that they play so that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not scared away by the ďŹ erce competition.â&#x20AC;? Besides trainers for the kids, the club has also been working hard to develop coaches as well, entering into a partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance. The group offers the club support materials regarding positive coaching and has organized workshops with the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board and coaches, as well as having separate workshops with parents. At the workshop, they try to counter the win at all cost mentality that can sometimes be harmful to kids involved in youth sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, the criticism sandwich is something that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve employed,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts with telling a child something positive, followed by some redirection, and then ending with another positive. So

we try to create a safe environment for kids to grow and develop. There are a lot of sports where you see a lot of ugliness and coaches ďŹ ghting. You get a little bit of that here, but we try to keep that out of it. So many parents end up forgetting that this is a game for the kids. With this positive coaching alliance partnership as well as the professional trainers, we hope to be the premiere youth sports league in our area.â&#x20AC;? Recently, the club has started a program designed for children with special needs called The Outreach Program of Soccer (TOPSoccer). Children in this program are placed on teams according to ability and not by age. The program is designed to improve the overall ďŹ tness, selfesteem and social skills of the children involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This past season we had about a dozen special needs children come down for an hour, participating like every other kid,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. The club has programs available for kids ages 3-18. Registration for the fall season is open now and those interested can go to the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at to ďŹ ll out necessary forms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our opening weekend is September 10th and 11th,â&#x20AC;? Leonhard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to register now so that we can get organized. Registration is running late this year. Our numbers are down. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all going to come in at the last moment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be chaos. This is our main registration drive right now. You register for both the fall and spring.â&#x20AC;? With soccer becoming more popular in the U.S. each year, the club has a bright future and Leonhard hopes it will continue to expand.

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decided that I wanted to start a high-end event planning company for moms.â&#x20AC;? However, with no business background, her husband and family were more than just a little skeptical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents were like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to give you any money,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and neither was my husband. I had a little money saved. I made every mistake in the book the ďŹ rst two years, but seven years later -- I have a fullďŹ&#x201A;edged amazing business, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DivaMomsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153; She also co-wrote her ďŹ rst book in 2009, titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If You Give a Mom a Martini.â&#x20AC;? Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy is one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually unheard of in the

days of errands, kids, and family. â&#x20AC;&#x153; My philosophy is that if moms arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy, kids arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy. You need to do something for yourself every single day.â&#x20AC;? DivaMoms plans events, from a book event for a new book coming out to store openings, to movie premieres. The company has also had holiday bashes at FAO Schwarz and Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy Bar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bring it all directly to the moms. We give moms access to everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous and new. Our moms are the tastemakers, the inďŹ&#x201A;uencers. Even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new stroller thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launching that our moms get access to,


LHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fredericks Brothers will Have Opponents Seeing Triple CONTINUED FROM P. A4 Ryan is looking to push himself to run fast after his â&#x20AC;&#x153;explosiveâ&#x20AC;? 40 year burst while Tyler is looking to break 1,000 yards rushing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was close,â&#x20AC;? said Tyler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get there last year.â&#x20AC;? With little brother Jordan joining the fray, who Coach Joe Martillotti said was better at this age than his older brothers were at the same age, the older Fredericks refuse to go easy on their freshman sibling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good and up on varsity, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have earn his spot on the team,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best anything,â&#x20AC;? kidded Tyler, a smirk emerging. The two older brothers have decided to be

hard on their youngest brother to keep him in check. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In middle school, he supposedly was the regular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;everything.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to see it ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be that way here.â&#x20AC;? Ryan added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact we are family, I expect more out of him because I know what he is capable of.â&#x20AC;? Jordan, though, seems up to his brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; challenges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready to show that even though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m young, I have the mentality to play with these older kids.â&#x20AC;? While the fact of being the ďŹ rst three brothers to start together on the varsity team is drawing a lot of attention, it is not clouding the eyes of the Fredericks brothers, as each noted their intent to play as hard as possible to bring

a championship home to The Five Towns. None of them, however, could keep from commenting on the potential fun they will have out on the ďŹ eld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great feeling to be able to play with two of my brothers,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ďŹ rst to do it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To actually play varsity with them for a team that has a chance to win the [Long Island Championships], itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great,â&#x20AC;? said Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is going to be just like middle school for us again,â&#x20AC;? said Tyler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like backyard football all over again.â&#x20AC;? The Lawrence Golden Tornadoes will play their first home game on Saturday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m. against Manhasset High School.

Beth Sholom Defeats Young Israel of Hewlett, 7-4 CONTINUED FROM P. A4 game,â&#x20AC;? said Hewlettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jason Cohen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a couple of errors in the ďŹ rst innings that probably cost us the game.â&#x20AC;? Hewlett, however, would stage a comeback. Eric Taub got lucky when a popped up ball landed just fair and bounced far off into foul territory as he sped around the bases. Beth Sholomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right ďŹ elder chucked the ball in just late as Taub slid into home with a solo home run to inch Hewlett closer at 7-2. Beth Sholomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense would also betray it during the fourth inning when the shortstop made an error to load the bases with one out. Hewlett would score a run on a ďŹ elders choice

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always going to be something that I personally believe in or that my family would use.â&#x20AC;? Start small and maintain contacts, Stern advised, as she recalled her own start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It started from working from my apartment. I bought a URL and landed my ďŹ rst event at the Bulgari Store in Madison Avenue around Christmas. Seventy-ďŹ ve moms came with their babies. Santa Claus was there and there were Mimosas and bagels. Moms shopped around and socialized. From that event, the store manager was so enthralled; she told Dolce and Gabbana who told another store. My contact list is my gold. It started with six friends who told their six friendsâ&#x20AC;Śnow

before a two-out, RBI single brought the game to within three runs at 7-4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was six good pitched innings and one sloppy inning for both sides,â&#x20AC;? said Beth Sholomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Allen Heller. Beth Sholom pitching slammed the door shut from there on out, even with interruptions from the umpire who accused Konig of â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiding the ballâ&#x20AC;? while pitching, an illegal move during the game. Konig, visably a little annoyed, remained cool while pitching and retired the last ten batters he faced and striking out three of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny because every now and then you have to ďŹ ght through that stuff,â&#x20AC;? said Konig.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re human and they do the best they can. You just have to focus and win the game.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistent, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all that matters,â&#x20AC;? said Heller, who felt the umpiring in the game was ďŹ ne. With the win, Beth Sholom (51) clinched a playoff spot while Young Israel of Hewlett fell to 2-4. Hewlett will need to win next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nal season game and hope for a White Shul (33) loss to make the playoffs. (Hewlett defeated White Shul earlier this season, therefore no tiebreaker would be needed.) Konig added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very solid win and hopefully we can lock up that number one seed.â&#x20AC;? Synagogue League Standings as of Sunday 8/20

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 275,000 people on my list.â&#x20AC;? Stern added, jokingly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, my parents and my husband are my biggest fans. Now my mom and dad want to come work for me!â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now working on a second book set to debut in 2012 titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Glammaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House We Go,â&#x20AC;? which is about how to be todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous grandmother. In addition, other books that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on are a cookbook and a non-ďŹ ction book about her life, as well as a line of Divatini cocktails. Although she admits that sleep â&#x20AC;&#x153;only happens about three times a week,â&#x20AC;? Stern doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constantly a revolving door, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes it so fun, every day is a new adventure.â&#x20AC;?

During what little free time she has, Stern noted that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a golf and tennis enthusiast. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I love golf and tennis! I actually learned to play golf at the Seawane Country Club.â&#x20AC;? For anyone with big business dreams, Stern offered a few words of advice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My real tip to anyone who wants to start a business is you have to really believe in your business and brand. You have to know what your competition is. You have to have a dream and believe in something. The worst that can happen is youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fail. Try it and believe in it! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t invest a lot of money into something in the beginning. Take small steps. If you really believe in something and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re passionate, it can and will happen.â&#x20AC;?

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