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We’ve had a tremendous response

to our first issue of Milieu. You let us know that you’re very interested in reading a publication for smart women that focuses on the positive side of life. In this issue, we did some tweaking, doubling the size of our fashion, family and health sections and added a not-to-to be-missed centerspread. I’m not giving anything else away. In our cover story, Alex Karcev brings three Long Island women’s stories to life, channeling Angelina Jolie. It’s always interesting to see how other people live, and these women are a sampling of some of the energetic and forward-thinking women that live on Long Island. The cover was a concept that revolves around spring and the emergence of all kinds of life on Long Island. We didn’t have to look any further than Merrick for our cover model, Jamie Hille. Not only is Jamie the Marketing and PR Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, she’s a wife and mother of two, owns and Hille Design. If you turn to page 22, you’ll also see Jamie channeling her inner Angelina during her Crossfit Training class. We want to bring you the right mix of stories and features in our upcoming issues that include the three important elements that most women continually juggle: Family, Ourselves and Career. I’m learning that the right balance in Milieu will happen over a period of time, just like in life. Collectively, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish, so let’s get together and make some noise on Monday, June 25th at Tanger at the Arches in Deer Park from 6-8 pm. Enjoy the issue, If you haven’t been to a Fortune 52 networking Beverly Fortune event yet, we’d love to see you there.

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Across the island, many restaurants and coffee shops have opened their doors to the music community by reconfiguring their storefronts to accommodate live music. Beanberry Café, a coffee shop in Miller Place offers live acoustic acts on the weekends to accompany their gourmet coffee and chocolate fondue. On Friday nights, Roast Coffee & Tea in Patchogue and 1014 Coffee House in Northport host live music and on Saturday’s head over to the Babylon Bean Coffee House to hear live performances by renowned local musicians and entertainers.

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Businesses designed for seasonal sales are in bloom this spring. Everything from organic foods to fashion items will be literally “popping up” all over the island. Last year, Brahmin Handbags popped up in Southampton. This year an influx of pop ups are expected to open on the East End, including C. Wonder, the lifestyle brand by Chris Burch that opened in Soho last year and will be poppingup in Southampton from Memorial Day through Labor Day carrying summer wardrobe and home needs.

Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games boosted the popularity of the ancient art of bow and arrow, inspiring both kids and adults to test their aim at hitting the bulls eye! Ralph Allaco, owner of C&B Archery in Hicksville, says there has been a huge influx of Long Island’s youth interested in learning archery. Besides building confidence and concentration, Allaco says archery programs teach students everything from safety to how to hold a bow and shoot. “You don’t have to be the biggest or strongest to shoot a bow, but once kids start learning how they are here for hours,” Ralph says.

Peruvian Food

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Peruvian food is finally finding its way into the culinary spotlight. The Food Channel has predicted it will be one of the top 10 food trends for 2012. Peruvian food is a fusion of Spanish, African, Japanese and Chinese recipes that are blended with Peruvian ingredients to create truly unique and delicious dishes like Lomo Saltado, a popular Peruvian dish consisting of marinated skirt steak, vegetables and fried potatoes with cilantro served over white rice. On Long Island, foodies should find their way to Peruvian restaurants like Las Vinas in Manhasset, El Pio in Glen Cove, Los Andes in Deer Park, and Kuzco Restaurante in Island Park. You’ll be saying “Esta delicioso” all night!

Hotel guests are no longer the only ones hanging out at hotel bars and lounges, they’re now attracting a local crowd. Long Islanders are flocking to hot hotel bars like Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead, L’Onda Lounge at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach and the WAVE Lounge at Danford’s Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson. Some hotels are even revamping their décor and menu to attract more locals like The Giraffe Room at The Inn at Great Neck (pictured at right). One of the benefits from hanging out locally? You can walk home!

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James B. Fairchild has recently opened a boutique in the Hamptons that offers a unique collection of one-of-a-kind treasures. The store “was designed around the items,” says owner James Fairchild. “Each vignette offers a unique style of merchandising.” Whether it be European, Botanicals, Americana or Play Room, each vignette features signature brands such as Chanel, Prada, Hermes and Givenchy alongside original one-of-a-kind pieces from local and international artisans. (619 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY, 631-259-3739,

Seasons 52, the highly acclaimed fresh grill and wine bar has made its way to Long Island. Known for their seasonally inspired menu, they promise that no dish is more than 475 calories. Delicious choices include Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbread, Lamb T-bone Chops and Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon (all under 475 calories of course). Don’t forget to save room for their mini indulgence desserts. “From our vast menu and wine selections to the piano bar and chef’s table, we’re excited to share all we have to offer with the community,” says Dominick Delledera, Managing Partner. (Roosevelt Field Mall 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-248-5252,

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Girls Night Out In Tokyo, Ginza is a luxury shopping, dining and entertainment district. Now Long Island has its own Ginza in Massapequa, an equally exciting place that brings authentic Japanese food and style to LI. Every Thursday, Ginza hosts ladies night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Invite your friends to sip on the Ginza-Ade or the Zen-Tini for half-price at their Manhattan-like bar and lounge set with hanging black lacquered egg-shaped chairs. Ginza also has a main dining room, private booth seating and a secondary dining area. (516-8829688,


Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel is the perfect guilty pleasure novel. It tells the story of Faith Brightstone, an aspiring actress just out of college who moves to LA determined to have it all. Hollywood soon hands her a gig as an assistant and she becomes involved in a flailing relationship so she heads back to New York where she lands a spot on a new reality TV show. Faith’s loud mouth and tell-itlike-it-is style immediately gets her in trouble with her fellow contestants – the delusional socialite, the boozy lifestyle coach, the flighty jewelry-maker, and her closest friend, the self-proclaimed housewife who eventually betrays her. As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked in to her life. Will she choose fame or love? Or can she have it all?

Keep nature close to your heart—literally! Clossette, a website that features secondhand and Do-It-Yourself fashion, shows us how to make terrarium necklaces...adorable glass containers with little gardens inside. They’re easy to make, and after you’re done you get to walk around with a little garden around your neck— now that’s being one with nature! To make, go to http://

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Thanks to the Summer 2012 Olympics, London is the place to be and Belgraves is the hottest hotel to make your summer reservations. London’s newest property and first in the UK from the New York-based Thompson Hotel collection, Belgraves is bringing a New York attitude while offering traditional British hospitality. The hotel lobby exudes a lounge-like vibe with an eclectic library and cozy hideaways. Their restaurant menu inspired by chef and food writer Mark Hix, leads to a stylish cigar garden. (

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Ruschmeyer’s is the only hotel on Long Island, along with 12 other U.S. properties, that have been named to the Conde Nast Traveler’s 16th Annual Hot List. Versatility is what makes this Montauk hotel a summer hot spot. The hotel, kitchen and bar, which is opened from May through October, is situated on three-acres that will appeal to every part of your psyche. For the party animal in you, Ruschmeyer’s nightclub, the Electric Eel, has a DJ and live performances. For a more tranquil evening, the beer garden is a great place to relax outside, have a brew and maybe a game of ping pong. To the well-traveled connoisseur, there are 19 luxury rooms and their restaurant serves locally sourced, fresh fish and is operated by the folks behind NYC’s Fat Radish. For the vacation-ista, the Ruschmeyer’s offers a bit of everything including paddleboarding. With a vibe described as being “evocative of a nautical summer camp,” Ruschmeyer’s offers a youthful escape for your entire family. (

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I deeply envy the access that today’s actors

have to the latest fashions, but what really gets me green is the opportunity many of them have to learn a cool new skill when preparing for a role. Rooney

Mara, the lead actress in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, learned how to ride a motorcycle, kickboxing, studied computer hacking and even had a few skateboarding lessons. The star of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, was coached in the art of archery by an Olympian.

And then there is Angelina Jolie, who even treats motherhood as an adrenaline-fueled performance. For her film roles, she prefers to do many of her own stunts, and over the course of her career has received extensive training in martial arts, boxing, bungee ballet, weaponry, kickboxing, diving, sword fighting, yoga, soccer and rowing, to name a few. In the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Angelina and Brad Pitt handled explosive action scenes, in addition to a tantalizing tango, thanks to the help of a professional choreographer. She also got her pilot’s license seven years ago, and has expressed an interest in traveling into space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. This woman does not shrink away from an opportunity to chase after a new adventure. On Long Island, with the warm weather ahead of us, the need to make plans for the nicer days are at hand. It’s time to begin planning a summer vacation, to think about what books to download to read on a lazy afternoon, and to ready our bodies for beach unveiling. The emerging season also creates a chance to awaken a passion inside of us. Why not break out of your comfort zone, test your resolve and pursue an adventure? Just let Angelina be your guide.


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Why are we so fascinated by Ms. Jolie? After her odd leg pose at the 2012 Oscars, Twitter account @AngiesRightLeg was launched: It had more than 10,000 followers by the next day, and has peaked at about 47,360 today. The woman generates worldwide media attention at each stage in her life because she is always pushing boundaries and challenging social norms. Jolie apparently enjoys doing her own stunts in movies and has actually stated that, “it’s wonderful therapy.” Jolie is one of the many women today challenging the idea that thrills and adventure are only for men. When Tom Cruise abandoned the role of Edwin A. Salt, superspy, Angelina smoothly stepped in as Evelyn Salt, an action role originally written for a man.

Gone In Sixty Seconds... Actually, Six Conventional is not a word that describes Dina Parise of Sayville, also known as the “Madonna of Racing.” She says she is never happier than when taking a quarter mile in 6 seconds at 240 miles an hour, piloting the Parise Racing 2,400 HP 1963 Corvette Pro Mod. Being of the fairer sex has not diminished her addiction to speed. “I’ve always been a daredevil and a tomboy at heart,” says Parise. “I’m always restless. If I can’t race, it makes me crazy!” Pretty, petite and 45, she has become used to the eyepopping reaction when she reveals to people that in addition to being a hairdresser by trade, she is also a professional drag car racer. She likes to tell her customers, “I have one ticket in life and I’m gonna use it until it’s expired.” “There is no correct age as to when you should begin following a passion,” explains Parise, who was in her 30s when she caught the bug for racing. Her husband, Andrew, was wellknown on the racing circuit, and he noticed the glimmer in her eye when she watched him race. When he encouraged her to go to the Frank Hawley drag racing school in Florida for a two-day course to get her license, she jumped at the chance. Says Parise, “I couldn’t sit by and watch him race, it was too boring for me.” She embraced the world of fire suits, tires and racetracks, and never looked back. For Parise, gender has not been an issue. She explains, “I don’t set myself apart as a ‘female’ racer, and the guys just look at me as another competitor.” She is, however, one of the more popular racers when it comes to autograph signings. Parise hopes to inspire others and regularly visits Girl Scout troops to encourage young girls to be fearless about entering any maledominated field. She tells women, “If you think about wanting something in life, don’t hesitate—just do it. There was a time in my life where I held back and it really took the wind out of my sails. Life’s too short.”

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Her restless spirit holds no bounds. Parise shares, “Recently, my husband and I went to the roller derby and my eyes lit up watching these women. When my husband recognized that look he said, ‘Don’t even think about it!’”

If only it were that easy. Studies have shown that one in five Americans are addicted to the thrill of taking risks. So what do you do if you’ve found yourself settled into a comfortable rut? Celebrity life coach Tony Robbins encourages his followers to take a dramatic action, such as fire walking, to help you break through your fears and begin to tackle what you have been putting off in your life. However, in the quest to define a bold life, Connie D. Henriquez, Certified Life Coach Expert, says to keep it simple. “You don’t have to jump out of a plane or walk on hot coals… just try anything outside your comfort zone. Go to a movie by yourself, change up your order at Starbucks, take a different route home from work,” Henriquez explains. “Being courageous is not necessarily about doing something crazy.” She finds that many people who are not stimulated in their day-to-day lives are sometimes drawn to

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DINA WITH HER 1963 CORVETTE PRO MOD, detailed in honor of our veterans, she also supports vettes for vets do adventurous things as an outlet. She adds, “People seek adventure because they are looking for something outside themselves, they want to expand their norm.” Based out of her office in Patchogue, Henriquez encourages her clients to say ‘yes’ to life and to trying something new. Think Jim Carrey in the movie Yes Man, where his character says ‘yes’ to every experience and his life begins to change. The development of her Start Loving Life philosophy and brand evolved from her personal journey. Henriquez embraced new opportunities, and by doing so, transformed her life from a successful cosmetics industry professional to a personal coaching professional and the founder of her company. Recently, she took a trip to California for a convention on a whim, and met a representative from TMZ. He loved her line of T-shirts and wore one on the show, which led to increased sales of her shirts online. Henriquez helps clients to discover that they deserve more out of life and therefore are more open to change.

During an interview to promote the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt implied that he left Jennifer Aniston because “he wasn’t living an interesting life” during his marriage to her. Does this mean that living a bold life makes you more attractive?

Songstress, Interrupted Kathleen Fee of Montauk, believes that, “living life to the fullest, instead of making excuses, is very attractive.” Fee, who turns 40 this August, should know. She first met her now-husband when he was an audience member watching her perform onstage as the lead singer in her band Celtic Cross. Performing for more than 22 years, Fee feels most comfortable when she is on stage. “When the lights go up, I look out, read the crowd and it feels like I’m where I’m supposed to be. I still get excited for every gig.” She has toured the country with the band, most recently traveling to Ohio in her Chevy Suburban, with all seven members in tow. “The cup holders and sports equipment got replaced for a

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few days with guitars, drums and bass amps,” she explains. Rocker-chick is not the only title that she holds. Kathleen is a full-time mom to four sons and a supportive wife and partner. She and her husband tag team childcare responsibilities on the weekends, but they also encourage each other to achieve personal goals. “Life is short and you need to take chances and do the things you love,” she says. Although her two worlds seem so far apart, Fee would never give up her passion for music. “As much as I identify myself as a mom, the band and music in general helps to define me as an individual. It’s my lifeline,” Fee explains. In addition to performing, she regularly writes music and updates the band’s Facebook page with upcoming performance dates and news. Celtic Cross’ latest accomplishments was playing at Lincoln Center for the American Idol Fund and the release of a new CD that Fee produced. Living in Montauk for a number of years, Fee has naturally taken up surfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. One of her favorite sayings comes from a candle that she found at White’s Pharmacy when she first moved to Montauk from New Jersey. It said, “Life truly begins when you get out of your comfort zone.” Next on her bucket list is learning how to play guitar with her son. Fee’s take on life is to “figure out what drives you and what makes you tick. When you are happy, you are confident. You don’t sit around saying no.” She believes that her choices have kept her focused on what brings her joy in life and ultimately, have made her a better wife and mom. Life Coach Henriquez agrees and explains, “It’s what I like to call an ‘inside job.’ Life is about growing and evolving internally.” Henriquez emphasizes that doing something new creates internal confidence which in turn helps you expand as a person, ignore the naysayers and love life more. “Take Angelina Jolie for example; she ignores what people say about her…she does what she wants and doesn’t care what anybody thinks.”

kathleen fee, wife and mother of four is also the lead singer of Celtic Cross, Like many successful acts, the heart of the band is family and includes her brothers John and Kenny.

At age 36, Angelina Jolie is unique in today’s world of celebrity, simply because she seems to not have a care for other people’s opinions and handles the public’s fascination with her with hardly a second thought. She has recently been quoted as saying, “I don’t put myself out there for any other person or reason other than I want to be doing what I’m doing. I am never aware or concerned about how what I do will be interpreted. I just want to live my life in whatever form I want.”

Pushing Tin? Try Pumping Iron Yolanda Tillman would agree. “My father always said ‘do you’,” she says. “He encouraged me to be myself and to keep striving to accomplish my goals. It’s a strong mindset that I learned from my parents.” When Tillman poses during a


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figure bodybuilding competition in her skimpy, custom-made, Swarovski-crystal encrusted bikini, her 5’4” frame appears much taller because of the confidence she cultivated since childhood. Growing up as a multiracial child on Long Island, her parents taught her to embrace the fact that she was different. They encouraged her to excel at many things, therefore Tillman was not only a good student, she also played three instruments, sang, played sports and was a cheerleader. “My parents encouraged me to be proud of my talents and who I was as a person and to ignore any negativity. As a kid, I got to sing solos in the choir because of my voice, and my color didn’t matter. I learned early on that you can only be yourself and to let what’s inside you shine,” Tillman says. Tillman’s “normal” job found her working as an esthetician at a spa, but that wasn’t enough for her. Having a degree in fashion, a license in beauty


and a passion for health, Tillman found a way to tie together her various interests by wrapping it up in the pretty package of figure bodybuilding, a blend of bodybuilding and fitness for those who do not want to build the extreme muscle of a traditional bodybuilder. She began formally competing when she was in her thirties, ignoring any doubters, and won the first competition that she entered. In 2008, she won Overall Champion in the NPC XCalibur Figure and Bodybuilding Competition in the Open Figure Division.

In response to those doubters out there, and to some of the negative reviews of Angie’s antics, Life Coach Henriquez exclaims, “Who is anyone to discredit someone’s success or happiness?” She explains, “We typically criticize others when we do not like ourselves. When you love your life, you let people be who they are.” Her Continued on page 32

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Gary Cucchi is a recognized figure on Long Island for both his business acumen and his involvement with the not-for-profit sector. As vice president of Progressive Marketing Group, Inc. (PMG) in Melville, a strategic marketing organization, Gary is responsible for PMG’s business development, client relations and operations. Gary is much more than a business leader. He is connected to a number of non profits on Long Island and has been involved in charitable work since he was a teenager.

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Guys Who "Get It" Gary’s involvement within these organizations runs the gamut from children to veterans. But he considers Jacob’s Light Foundation as the most near and dear to his heart. Gary says that founder and executive director, Dorine Kenney is a gold star mother who lost her only child, Jacob, in Iraq and started the foundation to package comforts from home and ship them to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I met [Dorine] at another charity event and I felt an instant connection and obligation to help her and her cause,” Gary explains. “I started as a volunteer, and have now become a board member for the organization.” Jacob’s Light has mailed more than 275 boxes, with each box containing up to 40 pounds of “comforts from home,” to deployed American troops in Afghanistan. They focus on troops without support from home and those in forward operating bases that do not have access to amenities. If Gary isn’t volunteering, he’s providing publicity services to numerous non profit and youth service and drug and alcohol agencies throughout Long Island, including the Clubhouse of Suffolk County, Nassau Suffolk Coalition For The Homeless and the Mental Health Association of Suffolk County. Obviously, with all that’s going on in Gary’s life he had to become a master at time management. “Anyone who says that they don’t have five minutes to help someone is probably incorrect. You can always find time,” he says. “I think it’s important to be a good person so you can do the things that are going to help your own career, help advance your business, help your fellow colleagues but also help others that may not have the same opportunities you have. “I believe that you have to give so that you can receive. So I always

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“My first experience [doing charitable work] was when my high school basketball coach introduced me to the Special Olympics,” Gary says. “He told me, “as an athlete, you have a responsibility to help others.” While volunteering at the Special Olympics he realized that there were children who needed just a little more help and guidance, and someone to be there for them. “I was 16 years old, and ever since then I’ve always enjoyed volunteering and giving back to the community,” he says. Gary now sits on the board of directors of the Long Island Elite (LIE), an organization that promotes the growth and development of Long Island’s young business executives. He also serves on the marketing and development committee for Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD), where he helps to conceive strategies and publicity opportunities to promote the agency. Gary is part of the golf committee for The Long Island Home, who operates Broadlawn Manor and South Oaks Hospital. He is also part of the Si Se Puede Mentoring Group (Yes, I Can), which mentors junior and high school students in the Brentwood school district. Vice President, Progressive Marketing Group, Inc.

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feel that the more that I can do as a person, the more that I’ll learn and the more that I’ll grow, and that I can also learn from other people as well.”

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Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center

Enjoy the beautiful weather and take the family to the Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center. There’s something for everyone at the facility. Kids will love the new playground and observing animals like buffalo and bobcats and don’t forget to see the pair of bald eagles. For 25 cents you can feed the goats! Anyone with a green thumb will enjoy walking through the greenhouses filled with a variety of flora and beautiful butterflies. Fitness freaks are also welcome to run, walk or bike on their marked nature trail that’s over 1 mile long and has different activities to keep it interesting. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! (249 Buckley Road, Holtsville)

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do outside! We found this craft on Pintrest and just fell in love with it. It’s easy to make and the whole family can participate! All you need is your child’s two feet, a tarp, heavy paper or a blank canvas, washable, non-toxic poster paint, rags and your imagination! According to, the directions are: Wash and dry your child’s feet, lay down tarp with the canvas on it. Apply a thin layer of paint to your child’s feet with a rag and then press their foot firmly on the canvas, positioning the foot so the big toes are at the top outer edge of the butterfly wings. Repeat with the other foot, about an inch away from the first footprint and then allow to dry. Wipe off your child’s feet. Use a sharpie to draw a butterfly body and antennae in the center. Finally, frame that beautiful butterfly and hang it on the wall for all to see!


Cupcake Top with Tutu Created by two Bayville moms, Jamm Couture’s site is “jammed” with adorable items from infant to teens. Everyone loves a tutu and you can order hair bows and flip flops to match! ($38.00,

Super Shoes Stride Rite X-celeRacers Marvel Collection adds excitement to kids feet with styles featuring the stars of summer movies! Styles include Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man. ($49.50,


Cooking is a great activity for the family to enjoy together and Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook contains easy recipies and features a kid-friendly subplot. The cookbook is a compilation of recipes famous stars remember their mothers making when they were children, including recipes from Long Island’s own Susan Lucci. ($19.95,

Scribblish ($19.99, Matty’s Toy Shop, Multiple Locations, Budding artists will enjoy this fun new game of scribbling that has players guessing, “How did this become that?” Players first choose a caption and draw a picture, then take turns adding drawings or captions. To win, a player must guess which picture was theirs when they started!

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Fertile Ground By Maria Vultaggio Cat, cow, cobra, camel... can ancient yoga poses help you conceive? There have been no formal studies done on whether practicing yoga has an impact on a woman’s fertility, but yoga has been proven to reduce stress and helps our physical balance and agility. Special breathing practiced in fertility yoga helps distribute oxygen throughout the body and brings strength, balance and vitality to the reproductive and hormonal areas of the body. Women in various stages of family planning can benefit from the special fertility yoga poses that can help calm the mind and increase blood flow and energy to the pelvis. Melissa Boyd, owner of Satya Yoga and Pilates Studio in Mount Sinai, says, “There’s so much of an emphasis put on the fertility process that sometimes women forget how to connect with their partner. [Constantly trying to get pregnant] takes all the fun and love out of it and makes getting pregnant more stressful.” Relaxation and oneness is just as important in yoga as the physical aspects. A Harvard medical study found that the stress associated with infertility is similar to those who have been diagnosed with HIV, and fertility yoga is a way to unwind for those who have been struggling to become pregnant. 24

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If you’ve already started IVF treatments and have been experiencing elevated levels of stress, you can take a deep breath, says Dr. Jeffrey Braverman, an In Vitro Fertilization specialist from Braverman Reproductive Immunology in Woodbury. Dr. Braverman has seen yoga increase the chances of women becoming pregnant even after they have started IVF treatments. “Relaxation and other stress reducers [such as yoga] are known to lower ‘inflammatory cytokines’ that can act against embryo implantation as well as raise serotonin levels. It not only thickens the uterine lining, but one of its byproducts melatonin (that good old sleep regulator) and may help to improve egg quality as well.” Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or have never heard of a sun salutation, fertility yoga is accessible for everyone. The very essence of yoga is a practice that suits each individual differently. You don’t have to be super flexible to practice yoga: strength, flexibility and oneness is developed through consistent practice and dedication. “When I work with women it’s about helping them to love their body again when it isn’t functioning the way they want it to,” Melissa says. “Fertility yoga is about being at peace with yourself since there’s only so much you can control.” May/june 2012

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HEALTH The Skin Doctor

Is foundation with SPF enough coverage?

By Dr. Joshua L. Fox


Getting healthy is sometimes the hardest choice for people to make.  If you’re looking for a new workout that is quick and you can see results fast, try Crossfit Training! One of the best aspects of the workout is its mental and physical endurance trials. The workout takes place in a group environment, where students compete against each other to complete a specific number of repetitions faster than the other participants. “CrossFit enables you to use your body in the way it was meant to be used at any age and at any level of fitness,” says Jamie Hille, a CrossFit devotee and a member of Long Island’s CrossFit Revenge. The program itself is not a complicated one; the only real challenge is to be committed to discovering and improving your own athletic capabilities. And although the training is rigorous and will require you to familiarize yourself with pushing, pulling, lifting and jumping, Hille says “Your body will reveal definition in muscles that you never knew existed.”

Summer is here! Are we adequately protecting ourselves from the Sun? There is a misconception that proper sunscreen protection is only for a day at the beach. Few women want a glazed sheen when they go to work, but sun protection is still essential. Many foundations and pressed powders now contain sunscreen but you’ll need a kabuki mask’s worth to obtain the advertised sun protection. It would require seven times the amount of foundation you wear to get the full SPF value of the product. And it would take 14 times the amount of powder. Foundations with an SPF rating between 8 and 15 will increase your odds for sun protection but should be preceded by broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen or sunscreen-containing moisturizer with a minimum SPF 15. See Jamie on the front cover of this issue!

Walk This Way

“The Double-Loop Trail at Uplands Farm was originally a dairy farm (the old farm buildings now serve as an office for The Nature Conservancy’s Long Island Chapter) and is surrounded by grassy fields that were once cattle pastures. It offers trails around the fields as well as side trails through exciting (deciduous) forests,” says Long Island runner June Avelar. “It’s so much fun running this trail and you get the pleasure of seeing all the animals: hawks, bluebirds and a bevy of butterflies in the spring. It makes for a great 2.3 mile run!” (250 Lawrence Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor)

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( offers a treatment called Ultimate Spa Day. Spa goers are pampered with their choice of any 50-minute Body Therapy, like the Milk and Honey Re-Hydrating Treatment that uses a milk and honey body wrap to regenerate skin and eliminate dry rough spots, while vitamins and trace elements activate your metabolism; 50-minute Ocean Radiance Facial, a facial using seaweed-based products designed to hydrate and nourish the skin; and a 60-minute Swedish Massage. The day is capped with a manicure and pedicure.


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Red Hots Spa in Roslyn ( takes you on a Mind/Body journey. The “journey” begins with a sauna to detox and soothe tight muscles. Then your next stop is a 55-minute yoga session (either restorative to slow flow or guided meditation). The “journey” finishes with a 90-minute signature massage combining Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy and hot stones. “This two and a half hour journey is the perfect indulgence,” says Josephine Noto of Red Hots Spa. “With today’s high stress lifestyle, our mind and body journey is not just a way to pamper yourself, it’s a way to keep yourself in shape mentally and physically.”

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Tattooing has long been known as a form of self expression. It’s even become stylish to get inked, but as some of these trends grow stale, so does the butterfly on your lower back. Women with the “tramp stamp,” a disparaging term that has been often used to describe these lower back tattoos, now want them removed before they reach middle age and are referred to as having a “gramp stamp”. With new technological advances, tattoo removal has become part of a growing industry that offers a solution for reversing what was always thought to be irreversible. Laser tattoo removal involves a beam of light that delivers energy into the skin. The ink absorbs the light, which causes the tattoo ink to fracture into smaller particles that are carried off by the body’s lymphatic system, leaving the surrounding tissues and skin largely unaffected. Dr. Glenn Messina, also known as “Dr. Undo Tattoo”, warns against the dangers of tattoo removal by untrained, unlicensed technicians who do not have access to the proper lasers nor the experience to utilize the equipment properly. “It’s not about the power of the machine, it’s about your knowledge and certification, and if you select the wrong person to perform this procedure a patient could be left with scars and burns that are more unsightly than the tattoo itself,” he says. Anne Marie Spiliotis, owner of Fusion Skin Spa in Deer Park, stresses the importance of verifying that your technician is properly certified. The R20 method is a removal option that has caught the attention of those who want to remove their tattoo as quickly as possible. The Q-switched laser is the most commonly used laser in tattoo removal, employing a single pass of the laser. With the R-20 method of removal, the Q-switched laser does four passes and

claims to remove up to 75 percent of tattoos in two months in as few as two sessions. As ideal as this option may sound, leading professionals in the dermatology industry aren’t as convinced. Dr. Neil Sadick of Sadick Dermatology with offices in Great Neck and NYC believes that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Sadick asserts that the R20 method, “Is very controversial because the likelihood of adverse side effects are increased.” Sadick discredits this removal option by saying that since the method is flawed, your skin might be flawed in the process as well. “The problem is that there is increased potential for hyper pigmentation or scarring and problems in general.” He goes on to say, “The Q-switch laser is my treatment choice because it’s the safest most effective option right now.” As a cheaper alternative to tattoo removal, some have tried home fading treatments and balms with mixed results. “I’ve had customers come in who have used the home balm and they’ve gotten some scarring,” Spiliotis says. “Some of it is acid-based, so you really have to be careful,” Sadick agrees, saying he absolutely does not recommend tattoo balms or any home treatment. “We are working on a new generation of pico lasers, which has very short pulse lasers and higher, stronger energy pulses,” he says. The best news of all according to Sadick is that, “Studies show pico lasers are removing tattoos in 2-3 treatments as opposed to 3-7.” Though the process can be uncomfortable, costly and time consuming, take solace in the fact that there is a way to reverse the irreversible. With a little patience, the right laser equipment and a certified technician or doctor to perform tattoo removal, you can turn a permanent reminder of poor judgment into a distant memory. May/june 2012

Since 2001, Physical Solutions has remained committed to providing our patients with the highest quality orthopedic physical therapy. We provide treatment based on proven principles of physical rehabilitation focusing on one goal: achieving outstanding results. As a patient and consumer of health care, you have many options when choosing rehabilitation for orthopedic and sports injuries. Selecting the best physical therapist does make a difference and we are proud to be your choice. Thank you for selecting us as “The Best” Christopher R. Lopez

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Backyard Comfort Hoodie Who says couches are just for the living room? This comfy wicker seat’s overhead hood provides relief from the sun on hot summer days. Use it as a lifeguard stand when watching the kids in the pool, or curl up with a good book and enjoy the summer air without the sunburn. Backyard Masters ($699, Multiple Locations, )

Riviera Chaise Lounge Can’t decide whether to get a lounge for the pool or the patio? Now you don’t have to decide! The Riviera Chaise Lounge can used on land or water, and features a rust-proof aluminum frame, breathable, weather-proof mesh bed, and durable all-weather construction. Summer is all about relaxing, and nothing will help you relax more than lounging in the sun.Dunrite Pools (3510 Veterans Highway, Bohemia,

Summer Starfighter Squirter Perfect for the Star Trek loving troublemaker. Little ones can sit in the futuristic float and hit targets with the constant water supply water blaster. Your “squirt” can fight off alien invaders—or the unsuspecting dad… Harrows ($79.99, Multiple locations,

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is finally here, and with it comes barbecues and pool parties. Now is the time to turn your backyard into your own private, sunny oasis. Here are some cool pool and backyard ideas that will make this a summer to remember!

Miniature Gardens They’re called small-scale gardens and allow you to express their style in a smaller space. Whether it be a container to display in the office or a winebox garden to display on the patio, mini gardens are popping up everywhere. For mini garden supplies head to Hicks Nurseries (100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, or Home Depot

Cool Bar Always have a cold one right at your fingertips! The Cool Bar is great for limited space and serves as a cooler, cocktail table and coffee table, all-in-one. Cool.Leslie’s ($99.99, Multiple locations,

Raindance Floating Spinner Fountain This floating fountain works in both in-ground and above-ground pools and creates beautiful water patterns. It looks cool and installs in minutes. Harrows ($59.99, Multiple Locations,

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FIGURE BODYBUILDING IS YOLANDA TILLMAN’S PASSION. belief is that building inner strength helps to cross out negativity. She says, “you need to embrace who you are, leverage life and follow your passions, which in turn, helps you to be more secure in who you are.” She also stresses that it is important to begin your day positively. “So many people set up their day negatively, by being late, rushing to work, being unhappy about an upcoming meeting. You should setup the day in the best way possible and do something to start the day on the right foot.”

For Tillman, now in her 40s, a typical day begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 11 p.m., as she continues to juggle her life as an esthetician with her passion for bodybuilding. “It’s a way of life for me,” she says. In addition to training for competition, she also coaches and trains other women, consults on hair and makeup, and has also perfected and trademarked an airbrush tanning solution for her clients. Two years ago, she formally created the brand Made of Steel featuring her collection of stainless steel jewelry. Soon she will launch a line of clothing under the Made of Steel name, created with a fabric that stretches to fit a muscular build and helps to show off curves. Her family is not surprised by her multi-tasking abilities, but they do have reservations about her discipline, particularly when training. “My parents are proud of me, but they do think it’s a little crazy because of the very strict diet.” Tillman feels that giving up her favorite Italian dishes and the long hours of training are worth it, for the rush that she gets when she competes. She says, “It’s a good feeling when you are onstage and you get applause, particularly from your peers. You put in all this work and you feel it’s appreciated.” Ultimately, she hopes to inspire women to follow her lead and focus on their strengths and what creates meaning for them in their lives. She declares, “I believe in not following anyone’s lead. People have to learn that if you want something you go and get it. Focus and do what you have to do. Do you.” What advice does our Life Coach have for those that say that they can’t break through their limits? “Life is supposed to be an adventure. Life is supposed to be fun,” Henriquez says. “If you are living a boring life than you’re doing something wrong.” Angelina would surely echo that sentiment. 32

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wood shop assistant and gift shop assistant. Individuals are asked to work one day a week 31/2-4 hours a day during the museum’s hours of operation. HAMPTON BAYS

GLEN COVE Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center,

100 Crescent Beach Road, NY 11542, ph. 516-571-8040 x 105. Volunteer & internship opportunities available in education, museum, special events, and marketing.

HAUPPAUGE Long Island Cares,

10 Davids Dr. 631582-FOOD Volunteer by sorting food, organizing food drives and special events to help battle hunger on Long Island. To apply online visit

MINEOLA Island Harvest Food Bank, 199 Second

St., 516-294-8528. Island Harvest is looking for food runners

to pick up food from local commercial food donors and take it to the local food bank.

for everyone who is looking to preserve and protect the natural environment.

EAST NORTHPORT League for Animal Protection of Huntington, 104 Deposit


Rd., 631-757-4517. www.laphuntington. com Animal lovers can help by working with in the cat shelter as cleaners and feeders. There are also opportunities to work as dog volunteers, foster parents and office personnel. Training provided.

114 Old Country Rd., Suite 114 516-7472606. The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is looking for volunteers for its BUDDY mentoring program to work with children in Nassau County whose parents are currently incarcerated.

ISLANDWIDE Sierra Club, LI Group, 516-826-0801

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Island Wide Neil’s Wheels Ongoing Food Collection

Long Island Cares has partnered with Neil’s Wheels to battle L.I. hunger. Wheels will collect non-perishable food items. Visit or call 973.224.1132 to find your nearest drop off location.

SEAFORD St. James R.C. Church Food Donation, Drop off location:

80 Hicksville Rd. 516-731-3710. www. Drop off hours:MonThurs 10a.m.-12 p.m.

RIVERHEAD, COMMACK, BAYPORT SC Girl Scouts 100th Year Anniversary Food Drive,

Drop off location: 442 Moreland Rd., Commack; 1500 Lakeview Ave., Bayport; 854 E Main St., Riverhead. The Suffolk County Girl Scouts have opened their doors for a yearlong drive.


Davis Ave., 516-2245853 Volunteer opportunities are available as a greeter/ticket attendant, assistant educator, office volunteer, theatre assistant,


Each month they will collect a different most needed item for LI Cares. Call the location nearest to you to find out what they are collecting this month and what time you can drop it off.

HAUPPAUGE Hauppauge Public Library, Drop off

location for LI Cares, 601 Veterans Hwy. 631.979.1600, Drop off Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Only open on Sundays through mid-June)

Island-Wide Marshalls Department Store’s On Going Food Drive,

Locations include Stony Brook, East Islip, Huntington, Commack, Patchogue, Jericho, Massapequa, Miller Place, Melville, West Babylon, Syosset and Shirley. Drop off during regular store hours.

Island-Wide Old Navy’s On Going

Dominican Sisters Family Health Services, 103-6 Montauk

Highway. 631-7280937 Volunteers needed to drive clients to medical appointments, with shopping assistance, assist with fundraising events, run the thrift shop and much more.

STONY BROOK Long Island State Veterans Home,

100 Patriots Road. 631-444-8590 www. listateveteranshomes. org This nursing facility that serves U.S. armed forces veterans has a myriad of volunteer opportunities, including recreation activity providers, clerical assistants, decorators and trip volunteers. Support those who risked their lives for our freedom.


NEW HYDE PARK Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, 267-07 76th

Ave. 516-775-5683 There are many ways to help out at the Ronald McDonald House. Give back as an in-house volunteer, prepare a homecooked meal, visit residents in hospitals, or do a number of other things to help out the charity.

BELLMORE Long Island Crisis Center, 2740 Martin

Ave. 516-826-0244 The Long Island Crisis Center is currently looking for volunteer

counselor assistants and counselors. Training sessions are held throughout the year. Go online for more information.

MIDDLE ISLAND The STAR Foundation, 631-736-8207 These wildlife rescue and rehabilitators are looking for volunteers who are wiling to transport animals between veterinarians and the rehabilitation specialist. They also need people to plan fundraising events and fosters homes and adoption counselors for the exotic pets. Training provided.

OLD WESTBURY North Shore Land Alliance, 151 Post

Road 516-626-0908 Volunteer as a photographer, preserve monitor, outdoor educator/naturalist, land steward and much more. No experience is necessary for many of the positions, and all interested individuals will be trained accordingly.

HEMPSTEAD Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main

Street 516-489-2322 ext. 1251 www.mhanc. org If acting is one of your passions, join the Players, an improvisational theater troupe that performs vignettes to show audiences what it’s like to live with a psychiatric disability. They perform at PTAs, schools, religious groups and civic and community organizations. Acting experience is not necessary and the cast includes members of all ages. Rehearsals are held one night a month.

HUNTINGTON Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Society, 164 Main

Street. Have a Heart assists the families of children with cancer by helping with medical bills, treatments, equipment, transportation and household expenses. They are currently looking for volunteers to help at events.



Food Drive

9 Old Navy locations will be collecting food for LI Cares including Bay Shore, West Babylon, Levittown, Bohemia, Commack, Lake Grove, Hicksville, Westbury and Huntington. Drop off during regular store hours.


WYANDANCH Gerald J. Ryan, Outreach Center Toy Collection, Drop-off

location at 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch. Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. The Outreach is well known for its charity for the less fortunate. Help them give more by giving toys to the organization that children will benefit from. For more information, call Noelle Campbell at 631-643-7591.

WOODBURy, ST. JAMES Birthday Wishes of LI, Drop-off location

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60 Adams Avenue. 631-479-6015. www. Volunteers are needed to distribute outreach materials, update content on the website, speak at educational events and help at special events. The organization is dedicated to preventing, monitoring, and lessening effects of bias crime and hate-related harassment on LI.

49 Colgate Lane, Woodbury. Help make a small difference in a child’s life by giving them a gift. Birthday Wishes of LI will help you do just that. For more information, call 516680-7990.


Bethany House: Drop-off location at 102 White House Avenue. Bethany House is willing to take new toys for children 2-12. Feel free to donate brand new toys that will make children happy. For more information call 516-868-6866.

FREEPORT Woodward Children’s Center, Drop-

off location at 201 West Merrick Road, Freeport. There’s no better feeling in the world as a child, than opening a gift. Help older children realize that feeling by giving them that. Woodward is seeking new and gently used toys,


paper; pens; notepads; Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a Long #10 enveIsland Summer Camp for Children lopes; file with both physical and developmental folders; special needs, is accepting monetary paper donations as well as supplies including towels; tables, chairs, air conditioners, paddles paper and more (listed on their website campplates; Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, especially toilet Checks mailed to P.O. Box 677, for older paper; Center Moriches, NY 11934 and children. laundry for drop offs, contact For more indetergent; Bridget 631-878-1070 formation, call bleach; clay 516-379-0900. litter; and canned and dry dog and cat food. BAY SHORE less, and is willing to United Veterans pick up items from Beacon House, FARMINGVILLE your home to do that. Dress For Success Drop-off location at They accept clothing, Clothing Collection, 1715 Union Blvd, Bay bedding, shoes, small 1 Independence Hill, Shore. Hours: Monday appliances, furniture, – Saturday; 9 a.m. – 6 TV’s, radios, and other Farmingville. Drop off p.m. items you wish to give. on Mondays from 10 UVBH is helping Simply call 1-800-775- a.m.-3 p.m. and on veteran’s find emer8387, or 631-751-1813, the first Saturday of the month from 9:30gency housing, and is or visit 11:30 a.m. accepting donations If you have any work that can help soldiers EAST NORTHPORT clothes that you don’t live a quality, and League of Animal need anymore you can comfortable life. Help Protection Supply donate them to Dress these veterans by doFor Success in Farmnating food, gift cards, Drive @ Grateful Paw Cat Shelter, 104 ingville. DFS is a protoiletries, household Deposit Road. Tuesday gram that focuses on goods, or any daily through Sunday helping women break necessities. For more between 1 p.m. and 4 into the work force information, call p.m. 631-757-4517 through coaching 631-665-1571, or visit In order to continue them and providing their dedicated service new and gently used ISLAND-WIDE to animals in need, professional attire. Vietnam Veterans the League of Animal Call 631-451-9127 for of America, Drop-off Protection needs the more information. location Farmingville. following items: first LEVITTOWN VVA is an organizaclass postage stamps; Big Brothers Big tion dedicated in post card postage Sisters of Long Isgiving to the homestamps; white copy




PORT JEFFERSON Jacob’s Light Foundation, 116

Nadia Court. www. Jacob’s Light sends packages to troops overseas, and are looking for people to write letters to soldiers. The letter should start with Dear Soldier: and should not mention anything political or that will upset. If you add your information, soldiers will often write back. Send letters to above address.

SMITHTOWN Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind,

631-930-9000, www. “Puppy walkers” are essential for this organization. They train and provide guide dogs to the visually impaired free of charge.  Veterinary services & training provided to volunteers who choose to raise the puppies in their homes.

land, 70 Acorn Lane, Levittown. Drop off at regular hours. BBBSLI collects clothing at various locations. You can donate gently used items including clothing, coats, and shoes. Visit or call 631-234-0000. ISLANDWIDE Goodwill Drop Off

Locations: 1900 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport 1500 Middle Country Rd., Centereach 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road At Route 41, Syosset. 2736 Merrick Rd., Bellmore Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items—like clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture—and sells them in their retail stores. For more information visit

Here, There & Everywhere To Submit listings, e-mail May/june 2012


5.16 BETHPAGE The American Cancer Society Choose You Luncheon @ Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park. $125 per person. 9 a.m.


MELVILLE Little Shelter Bingo Saturdays @ Little Shelter, 110 Bingo

Hall (Camelot Hall Building), 585 Broadhollow Road. The doors open at 9 a.m., selling starts at 9:30 a.m. and the game starts at 10:30 a.m. 631-3688770 ext. 206. Little Shelter animal rescue and adoption center holds a fundraiser bingo every Saturday morning. There’s $4,000 in prize money and all the proceeds go to Little Shelter. Volunteers to run the event are also needed.

Tue 5.15

GREAT NECK LIAF’s Women’s Golf Outing & Spa Day @ North Shore Country Club, 500 Shore Rd.

516-767-6856 www. For ticket info This event is to cel-

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ebrate women while bringing awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and the way it affects women disproportionately. Through this event, we are also hoping to share information regarding LIAF programs and the support we are able to offer to families on LI dealing with this devastating disease.

Sat 5.19

MEDFORD Jessie’s Hope For Dogs ‘Break the Chain’ Program @ Pet Care Depot,

1598 Route 112, Medford , NY on Saturday, May 19 from 12-4pm. For more information check Facebook page ‘Break the Chain Program’ or email Take a trip back to the sixties and join Break the Chain for their ‘Pooch Power’

Pet Extravaganza. The afternoon has something for everyone including raffles, kids games, snacks, paw print impressions, pet photos, training advice, giveaways, crafts and more. There will also be prizes for the best dressed ‘hippy’ dogs. Entry is free but donations are accepted for different events on the agenda. Pack up the pooch, pack up the kids and have some fun while helping those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

WESTHAMPTON BEACH Great Strides Walk Presented by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation @ Village Gazebo, Westhampton Beach, Corner of Mill

and Main Streets 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 516827-1290 The CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising

event, Great Strides includes a healthy 5k walk, children’s activities, food and entertainment. Funds raised goes to CF Patient Care and Research In The Search For A Cure.

Sun 5.20

WANTAGH 3rd Annual Every Woman Matters Kickoff Walk @ Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean

Parkway. Personal $ donation. Check-in at 8:45 a.m. www. The route is 3.1 miles along the boardwalk and benefits The Katz Institute for Women’s Health

Wed 5.30

LEVITTOWN Have A Laugh For Lupus: The Sequel @ Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Avenue $20

The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sapna Parikh, Eyewitness News Medical Correspondent and honor Rebecca Hollander, Marketing Director of Americana Manhasset and Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff, American Cancer Society Volunteer. It will feature facilitated workshops from 9 a.m.- 10:15 ad networking and luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

per person with a 2 drink minimum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., you must arrive by 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. 516-783-3370. www. Enjoy a night of comedy! Proceeds from the event will help fund The Lupus Alliance’s programs.

Sat 6.2

RONKONKOMA 2012 LIMA 5k Run @ Long Island MacArthur Airport,

Veterans Memorial Highway Registration fee $25, $30 day of race 631-200-6789 This 5k is special because runners/walkers will be going on airport taxiways and runways instead of the

usual roads and trails. Participants will also get to watch 737’s and other aircrafts take off and land.

Sun 6. 3

CENTEREACH Rock the House: 1st Ever Concert for Angela’s House @ Middle Country Beer Garden, 1702 Middle

Country Rd. $20 pp, kids free. 1-8 p.m. 631-979-2620. www.

Mon 6. 11

BROOKVILLE The Lloyd Frazier Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing @ Tam O’Shanter Club, 74 Fruitledge

Road 516-626-1980 Includes brunch,

tennis clinic, lunch on the course, Round Robin Pro-Am Tennis, cocktail reception and buffet dinner and desserts, awards and raffles. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

Thu 6.14

Jailhouse MDA Fundraising Function, 3 p.m. – 5p.m.

contact Stacie Spitzkoff 516-358-1012 or Local business leaders and companies are invited to raise their “bail” for non-profit health agency, MDA by heading to jail. Spend an afternoon networking and having fun for a good cause Attendees will hand over their “bail,” which will fund MDA’s services such as a week-long overnight camp in Spring Valley, NY for kids ages 6-17.

Sat 6.23

FIRE ISLAND Splashes of Hope’s 3rd Annual Great South Bay Cruise,

631-424-8230. $80 Splashes of Hope will take guests on a cruise to some of the best restaurants and pubs

along the South Shore and Fire Island. Participants will receive a free drink at each of the five spots, a free tote bag, free lunch and opportunities to win cash prizes.

Sun 6. 26

OLD WESTBURY Summer Polo Match & Lawn Party @ Meadowbrook Polo Club, Hickox Field,

Whitney Lane $95 per person Children under 12 free, Tailgating space $50 2:30-6 p.m. 516-876-3207 Enjoy a polo game and a gourmet picnic with wines from Long Island vineyards.

Fri 6.29

SAYVILLE Breast Cancer Help, Inc’s 17th Annual Gala and Casino Night @ Island Hills Country Club, $75

per person $700 for table of 10 $825 for table of 12 631-6759003 The evening includes fine dining silent auction, raffle prizes,music and dancing.

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by Psychicdeb


May 21 to June 20

Use caution in forming business agreements or signing contracts. Don’t overindulge in goodies during this period.


June 21 to July 22

You’re living proof that hard work pays off. It’s time to learn new tricks to further your goals.


July 23 to August 22

You will be working behind the scenes during this transition. Children’s emotional needs are important to you over the next two months.


August 23 to September 22 Your self-confidence will result in a desire for power due to the strong influence of Mars. Just don’t disregard others feelings while you’re rising to the top.


September 23 to October 22 You may be tempted to criticize others. Remember, no one is perfect. Learn the lessons that Saturn has brought to you. What you send out, good or bad, will come back to you eventually.


October 23 to November 21

With Pluto in your 9th house, caution should be used in signing important documents that may have far reaching consequences. Because of your ability to keep secrets, you will be trusted with confidential information.


November 22 to December 21

This period brings a T-square to your Sun; a critical period for you. A strong Neptune influence brings self- deception which can cause inconsiderate behavior. Relationships may suffer because of financial problems Take a deep breath and relax.


December 22 to January 19

It’s all about career at this time as you may receive a promotion for your professional achievement and ambition. Since Pluto will be in your sign for quite some time, expect power struggles.


January 20 to February 18

With Uranus in your 3rd house and Saturn moving through your 9th house, expect new areas of interest to stimulate your intellectual curiosity. Seeking higher education can mean professional advancement.


February 19 to March 20

The strong influence of Neptune makes this a good time to go to a remote place to meditate. A spa treatment can be just the remedy for peace and tranquility.


March 21 to April 19

Mars moving through your 6th house indicates a desire for new experiences. This could mean a short trip. A Uranus transit could result in impulsive actions which may result in conflicts at work. Poor dietary habits may have a negative effect on you.


April 20 to May 20

Venus moving through your 2nd house could mean that this is a favorable time for dealing with banks or seeking financial support from wealthy people.

Also Consult The Horoscope For Your Rising Sign Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for more than 25 yrs. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions and she is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste.

Fo r t u n e T e l l e r 8 2 4 3 5 8 6 2 4 2 7 4 2 N P I K D I T L N E P T A 4 8 4 2 3 5 2 4 2 3 4 6 2 U G I S E O A T N E I U T 5 4 5 4 7 6 3 8 7 5 8 2 5 R O E N E R P H R S T M E 6 2 6 2 7 4 7 6 3 8 4 3 2 N E O M F I E N A T S N O 4 3 4 8 2 3 7 4 7 2 3 5 8 H G I I R E C G T I R A M 4 8 5 3 8 2 5 7 6 3 8 3 8 H E R I F E C L C N U C N 7 6 3 6 2 5 6 3 7 3 7 3 6 I H H A S H R E F C E K M 36

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Count the letters in your first name. If the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. To find your Fortune, start at the upper left-hand corner and check each one of your key numbers, left to right. Then read the message the letters under the checked figures spell out. May/june 2012

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2 Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Limited Edition Lipstick ($25, Bring back the essence of the 1960s with a classic cherry lipstick that was inspired by the award-winning AMC series.

6 got2b oil-licious Styling Oil ($5.99, drugstores nationwide) An exotic oil treatment that transforms frazzled hair to smooth and shiny locks in seconds.

3 Betsey Johnson Too Too Scented Nail Color ($9.50, Sephora. com) Evokes Johnson’s Too Too Fragrance while O.P.I’s limited edition Green Shatter from the Batman line offers an extra glossy finish, THE finish for nails this summer.

7 VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer ($185, Veneffect. com) Preserves and restores the healthy glow of skin at peak hormonal vitality. Formulated with proprietary advanced phytoestrogen technology, along with peptides proteins and nourishing ingredients, it dramatically increases skin’s elasticity and reverses signs of aging.

4 Jergens Natural Glow & Protect SPF 20 ($8.99, at drugstores nationwide) Finally, he ultimate combination: a sunless tanner and sunscreen. Glow & Protect is the only body moisturizer in the natural glow line with Broad Spectrum SPF protection.

8 Skinnygirl Vitamin C Face Scrub ($6.97, Keep your complexion bright and clean with the perfect scrub for the hot, sticky summer months. The scrub includes shea butter and cranberry extract for a deep moisturizing effect that lasts and lasts.

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