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Dane to release album begun when she was 10 and stronger, which is what I want people to notice,” she said. The songs on the album were Charlie Dane has waited almost laid down in chronological order three years to make one of the and Dane appreciates the maturity most important statements a mu- she now hears in her own voice. sician can make. The final song, She is about to re“98,” is her favorite. lease her first album “It’s just me on my — Dreamland. acoustic guitar,” she Don’t be fooled said. “It’s very raw by the age of this and emotional.” 13-year-old Oyster The song was Bay native. She may written for her bat seem like a novice mitzvah this past Nobut, in fact, she has vember. “My cantor become an old pro. wanted to make my Since she was bat mitzvah more mu10, Dane has been sical so she asked me gigging around the to find a prayer and country with an write a song about Charlie Dane acoustic guitar and it,” said Dane. “My her parents, Pattie mom found Psalm 98, and Marc Lublin, in tow. which is about music and people Dane is putting everything she coming together. I loved it and has learned into the album. wrote a song based on that idea.” “I wanted to show all the difLike the singer-songwritferent types of things I can do. ers of the 1960s and ‘70s, Dane When I recorded the title track I writes her own music and lyrics. was really young and throughout She says she has no specific for(Continued on page 5) the album my voice gets stronger By David J. Criblez

Photo by David J. Criblez

From left, Seniors Alex Rawa (#5), Matt Campanella (#32), Bradley Conn (#11) and Chris Appell (#1) show off their championship plaque.

Fund to honor Seniors’ grit and heart win title for Locust Valley slain reporter By David J. Criblez

The Locust Valley High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball team is a tight-knit unit that has played together since the CYO days. Together this family of 10 seniors set a goal to capture a championship title before they all moved on in different directions pursuing their college careers. With true grit and pure heart, they pulled out a 27-24 win in a nail-biter over Cold Spring Harbor on Saturday, February 25th at LIU Post in Brookville. Guard Chris Appell, a senior, hit two key foul shots with 21 seconds left on the clock to give

LV a 3-point lead. “My legs were shaking. It was tough,” he admitted. “Our coach told us to keep hustling and get it done. Finally our shots went in.” LVHS Head Coach Tim Lomot was thrilled to bring home a championship. Locust Valley’s last trip to the finals, in 2003, ended in a loss. “We grinded them out and stayed in it until the end. We pulled it out and that’s all we could ask for,” he said. “I’ve known these guys since they were in 8th grade and they worked so hard this season. It would have been easy to just fall apart and say we’re not going to make it. We had some big guys take big shots. These 10 seniors are like brothers and they stuck to(Continued on page 5) gether.”

A fund has been established in honor of East Norwich native Marie Colvin, an award-winning war correspondent for the Sunday Times of London who died on February 22nd at age 56 after being targeted by Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad’s army in the city of Homs where she was reporting. Contributions sent by wellwishers In lieu of flowers are being used by the Colvin family to establish the Marie Colvin Fund, which will be administered by the Long Island Community Foundation. An advisory board selected by

Marie’s sisters, Cat Colvin and Aileen Horton, will direct donations to charitable and educational organizations that reflect Marie’s lifelong dedication to humanitarian aid, human rights, journalism and education. For wiring instructions, call The Long Island Community Foundation at (516) 348-0575, ext. 223. For more information regarding the Fund, contact LICF Executive Director David M. Okorn at the Long Island Community Foundation, 1864 Muttontown Road, Syosset, NY 11791, call (516) 3480575, ext. 226 or fax: (516) 3480570.

Little wrestler wins big at state tourney By David J. Criblez

Nick Casella may look like a cute 14 year-old kid from Bayville, but be careful, he just might pin you to the floor in a matter of seconds. The Locust Valley High School freshman littered the mat with more experienced, higher seeded wrestlers at the New York State Division II Wrestling Championship last weekend.

In fact, though he was unseeded, he made it all the way to the finals leaving a sea of seeded wrestlers in his quake. The journey began at the end of last season when Casella’s drive got kicked up a few notches. Back then he weighed only 89 lbs but he was determined to gain poundage and condition himself to become a stronger athlete. He wrestled in tournaments during the off-season, ate well and stuck to an intense workout

schedule. Casella comes from a long line of wrestlers. His father Frank Casella wrestled for LVHS in 1980, his uncle Paul Pietrofere wrestled as well. So did his brother, Sam Casella, who graduated 2011. During the regular season Casella won 27 of his 30 bouts and he headed to the state tournament with confidence, but when he got to Albany for his first match on Friday, February 24th and he saw the crowd, he got a bit nervous.

He used that nervous energy to pin his opponent from Tuxedo, NY, in 40 seconds, wowing the crowd. “It felt good,” he said. “Fans came up to me afterwards. It was fun.” In his next match, later that day, Casella was pitted against the number one seed from Oxford, NY. Again he poured on the effort and pinned his opponent in the second period. “It was a tough match but I stayed strong and (Continued on page 5)

Nick Casella with coach, Joe Enea.

Cook-off contestants warm to winter’s chili By David J. Criblez

Photo by David J. Criblez

TRS Outreach Coordinator Brooke Roeper, right, of Oyster Bay serves up chili at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary’s Member’s Only Chili Cook Off.

People were enjoying the taste and feeling the burn at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary’s Member’s Only Chili Cook-Off in Oyster Bay Cove on Sunday, February 26th. TRS members gathered to submit their own special brand of homemade chili as guests sampled and rated each entry. The inaugural event was chaired by TRS teacher naturalist Samantha Ross of Dix Hills who thought a chili cook-off would be a fun activity for the winter. “I love to cook. It’s my favorite hobby and I wanted to try to apply it to work,” she said. “My comfort food on cold days is chili. My goal was to do something to thank the members for supporting the cen-

ter.” Ross submitted her own entry in the contest — a Texas chili sans beans making it a dark rich, stewlike meat dish with a cayenne pepper twist. She cooked it outside in a Dutch oven to give the dish a smoky flavor and even held a demonstration for everyone to show how she cooked it over coals on an open campfire. Nine chilies were entered in the contest each with its own style and seasonings. Nicole Menchise of Locust Valley, who works the Librarian/Archivist at the Oyster Bay Historical Society and Collections Manager at Raynham Hall museum, entered her pedigree beef chili, which has won blue-ribbons in the past. “I use plum tomatoes crushed (Continued on page 5)

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Miriam Lehrer of Valley Stream examines a Camellia Japonica Prince Albert Theaceae during the Camellia House Weekend at Planting Field Arboretum in Oyster Bay on Saturday, February 25th.

(From left) Kayla Stickelman, 9, of Central Islip, Ryan, 4, and Dylan Levinter of Merrick paint watercolor camellias.

Planting Fields holds Camellia House Weekend

Photos by David J. Criblez

Jonathan Kruk tells the tale of “The Tortoise & The Hare.”

Three year-old Grant Geddes of Huntington is all giggles during his game of hopscotch.

Richard Reichler of Syosset purchases a Camellia Japanese RL Wheeler plant.

Seven yearold Lindsey Wettstein of Rockville Centre jumps rope with Lucy B’s Jump N’Fun.

~ 2012 ~ Legacy of Conservation Gala A St. Petersburg Winter’s Ball Saturday, March 10, 2012 Piping Rock Club Reception 6:00 pm Dinner 7:30 pm Honoring (From left) Annie Pramataris of Lindenhurst works on a Camellia plant craft with her four year-old daughter Katerina.

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Marty’s Party holds baseball memorabilia raffle By David J. Criblez

Marty’s Party has been serving the Bayville community for many years providing all their party goods and stationary store needs. But business owner Mike Green wanted to do something to give back to the community so he decided to turn his good fortune into an opportunity. At the end of January Green, a die-hard Mets fan, was invited by the owner of Baseball Plus batting cage in Freeport to come watch former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes during his winter workout. Green saw this as a chance to get some memorabilia signed to raffle off in his store for a local charity. “Jose is the coolest guy in the world. He was very down-to-earth,” said Green. “He signed anything I asked him to. He’s very chartable and just all smiles and full of positive energy. I’m sad to see him leave the team. Every Mets fan

loves Jose Reyes.” When it came time to choosing a charity to support, Green didn’t have to look far. He picked the Matthew Fetzer Foundation named after the late Matthew Fetzer, son of Bill and Ann Fetzer of Bayville, who died on April 7, 2005 at the age of 10 from leukemia. The Fetzer family holds a year-long toy drive for the children with cancer at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, Winthrop Hospital in Mineola and Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park. They throw parties at the hospitals during various holidays where they give away toys to children in the cancer ward. “Ann is a good customer who buys her supplies for her parties with us. Since she does so much for the children’s cancer ward at all these hospitals we decided to do something to give back to them,” said Green.

(From left) Mike Green of Marty’s Party with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. “Sometimes you are better off giving than receiving.” The raffle features a baseball bat and ball autographed by Reyes. Local customer Gerry Sputo of Bayville, former assistant coach at Stony Brook University, added to the raffle prizes a certified framed autographed photo of NY Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.

Tickets are $5 and the first place winner will have their choice of prizes. The second place winner will chose between the two prizes left and the third place winner will get the final prize. The prizes are displayed behind the counter at Marty’s Party in Bayville but tickets will also be sold at Marty’s Party in Oyster Bay.

Photo by David J. Criblez

The Matthew Fetzer Foundation baseball memorabilia raffle at Marty’s Party in Bayville features a baseball bat and ball autographed by Jose Reyes and a certified framed autographed photo of NY Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. The drawing will be held April 1st. “We will try to make this an annual event,” said Green. “We are going to attempt to get different pros every

year.” For more information, call (516) 628-3205 or visit: Marty’s Party in the Northwind Shopping Center at 70 Bayville Avenue in Bayville.

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A celebration of black history at St. John’s of Lattingtown In celebration of Black History Month St. John’s of Lattingtown Episcopal Church recently hosted the choir of the Assembly of Prayer Baptist Church in Roslyn Heights, led by Minister James Washington, in a concert of Gospel and spiritual hymns. Rev Simon Foster Rector of St. John’s read a poem he had written in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. then introduced Dr. Hazel Dukes, President of New York Chapter of NAACP, who in turn introduced the gospel choir. In between the songs Dr. Dukes gave a brief history of the development of African-American music, and also mentioned how Black History month is the shortest month of the year. The program opened with the choir and the audience

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(From left) Rev. Simon Foster Rector of St. John’s of Lattingtown with Dr. Hazel Dukes and Choir of Assembly of Prayer Baptist Church in Rosyln Heights joining in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” followed by spirituals and songs of freedom then a selection of Gospel songs. The choir ended the program with the audience again joining in singing “Amazing Grace.” The audience in the Par-

ish Hall clapped and swayed along to the uplifting and inspirational music. After being presented with flowers from the altar at St John’s, Dr. Dukes presented Rev Foster with a copy of her autobiography, Through It All.

Town honors Brookville Eagle Scout Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone (far right) and Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan (4th from left) recently attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Nicholas Constantine Mihaltses (3rd from right) of Boy Scout Troop 72 out of Brookville, held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, in Brookville. Also pictured here, among the many on hand to help congratulate Nicholas on his accomplishment, are, from left to right: Assistant Scout master Anthony Perfetti, Troop Committee Chair Anthony Brigis, Scoutmaster and Father of Nichaolas, Dean Mihaltses, TOB Councilwoman Beth Faughnan, Eagle Scout Nicholas Mihaltses, Mother of Nicholas, Tina Mihaltses, and TOB Councilman Anthony Macagnone.

TRS to hold annual Legacy of Conservation Gala next week Don your fur ushanka cap and Fabergé jewels. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will host the 2012 Legacy of Conservation Gala on Saturday, March 10th at Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley at 6 PM. Silent and live auctions, with Live Auctioneer Bernadette Castro, add to the evening, and Larry Schmidlapp, mayor of Centre Island, will serve as Emcee. Guests are invited to dress in Russian style – richlycolored gowns and sober suits. Jane Greenleaf, Laura Savini and Jimmy Webb, are Honorary Co-Chairs for the event. Another highlight will be the presentation of the 2012 Legacy of Conservation Award, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center’s highest award for environmental leadership,

to three honorees Barbara Conolly, Betsy Gulotta and Nancy Pirtle. Gala Benefit Committee Co-Chairs are Linda Carey and Marian Minkin. The Committee is made up of almost 70 members, including Center Director Ted Scherff and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center Advisory Board, led by President Ted von Briesen, as well as Decorating Chair Denyse Pugsley, Silent Auction Co-Chairs Marianne Nash and Susan Peterson, and Publicity and Entertainment Chair Victoria Crosby. In addition to the Gala’s annual Silent Auction, including an array of donations from area businesses, the 2012 Gala will feature the Live Auction of a trip to Greece, generously offered by Audubon New York’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alexander Zag-

oreos, and his wife Marine. Other Live Auction items are a stay at the Plaza with shopping at Bergdorf Goodman, a Fashion weekend donated by Carlos and Missy Falchi, a 1000 bulb planting donated by Greenskeeper, Inc., a lakefront lodge vacation donated by Audubon NY board member, Margot Ernst, as well as a weekend in Sag Harbor. Or stay closer to home and enjoy a fishing charter expedition and dinner at the home of Bernadette Castro, or an Argentine BBQ at Julie Rinaldini’s Groton Place. Tickets range from $250$1,000 for an individual ticket and $2,500-$25,000 for tables and sponsorships. For more information, call Events Manager Laura Bass at (212) 979-3039. For more information, go to: http://

THE GREEN VALE SCHOOL Early Childhood through Middle School

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Upcoming Services & Events Sundays: 8 am Holy Eucharist (spoken), 10 am Holy Eucharist (sung) Wednesdays in Lent: Lenten Series Program, Parish Hall, 2/29 – 3/28, 6:30 pm Simple Supper followed by presentation-discussion on the theme, “I will, with God’s help,” focused on the 5 questions asked in the Baptismal Covenant, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

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Friday, April 6: Good Friday, 12 & 7 pm. Quiet service remembering Christ’s Passion. Sat., April 7, Great Vigil of Easter, 8 pm, with Holy Eucharist Celebratory liturgies led by Combined Choirs featuring organ and brass.


Sun., April 8: Easter Sunday, 8 am and 10 am Holy Eucharist. He is Risen!

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Thursday, April 5: Maundy Thursday, 7 pm. A simple, meditative service commemorating Christ’s institution of the Eucharist including the ceremonial washing of the feet.

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OPINION EDITORIAL LETTER TO THE EDITOR along the west shore of Oyster Bay Harbor We must begin redistricting now, not later Meeting the Mayors from Oyster Bay through Mill Neck, which

‘Kids of Distinction’ scholarship program returns Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. co-Founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, announce their cosponsored “Kids of Distinction� Scholarship Program for 2012. “Now in its eighth year, the ‘Kids of Distinction’ Scholarship Program was initiated in an effort to recognize outstanding young people who have been active in exceptional endeavors in their community,� Supervisor Venditto said. “At last year’s ceremony, six exceptional Town of Oyster Bay youngsters were honored for their commitment to their communities.� “The concept of the program is to recognize kids for taking part in activities done on their own initiative,� Philip said. “Last year’s group of winners certainly fit the bill, many going above and beyond the call of duty to help

others in their community.� The Kids of Distinction program focuses on activities participated in outside of school. These activities should have, in some way, benefited the community. Nominees will be placed in two categories, those currently in fifth through eighth grades and those in grades nine through 12. The age groups were established so nominees can be evaluated fairly against their peers. Three winners will be selected in each category by a committee organized by Kids Helping Kids. Anyone who wishes to nominate a student should fill out a nominating form and submit it to Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., prior to the April 15th deadline. Nominating forms can be obtained at Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), as well as at local libraries. Nominating forms can also

be found on the Town’s Web site, www.oysterbaytown. com. Winners will be recognized at an upcoming special ceremony held by the Oyster Bay Town Board on May 1 at 7:00 p.m. and will be presented a $500 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc. (courtesy of sponsors: Empire Bakery Equipment-owner Claude Zarate, and NY Auto GiantChief Operating Officer John Pickett) and a Kids Helping Kids commemorative plaque. For more information on the Kids of Distinction Scholarship Program, please call Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc. at 516-249-9449 or e-mail Kids Helping Kids at HappyKidsClub@aol. com. Prospective applicants are also encouraged to visit the Town’s website, www., to view the video presentation of the 2011 Kids of Distinction ceremony.

OBITUARIES HONOR SUGLIA MELLOR SEAMAN Honor Suglia Mellor Seaman of Upper Brookville and Hobe Sound, FL died on February 7th at age 82. Wife of 35 years to Alfred J. Seaman, she was the mother of Allison Milne (Doug), Susan Turner (Tom) and C.J. Mellor. She is also survived by her step-children Marilyn Hollingsworth and Susan, Barrett and Debbie Seaman; six grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass was held, under the direction of by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home in Glen Cove, on Thursday, March 1st at St. Dominic’s Chapel in Oyster Bay.

RITA MOHRING Rita Mohring of Locust Valley and Bayville, died on February 19th. Mother of Richard Jr. (Deborah), John (Trisha), Ellen (Robert), Kathy and Robert (Laura), she was the grandmother of Melissa (James) Mulvey, John Jr., Timothy,

Meghan, Logan, Jennifer, Avery and Robert Jr. and great-grandmother to James. A Mass of Christian Burial, under the direction of Oyster Bay Funeral Home, was held at St. Gertrude R.C. Church in Bayville, followed by interment will be at Locust Valley Cemetery. For more information, visit:

LUIGI MARINGELLI Luigi Maringelli of Bayville died on February 28th. Husband of Lina, he was the father of Nick (Jo-An), Frank (Therese) and Marilena (Cathy), grandfather of seven and greatgrandfather of two. He is also survived by many relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass with be held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville at 10 AM, followed by interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: UCP of Nassau County, 380 Washington Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575. For more information, visit:

To the Editor: I was very happy to host a breakfast recently with most of the mayors in Nassau County’s 18th Legislative District. In attendance at our offices in the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative building in Mineola were: Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi, Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy, Bayville Mayor Doug Watson, Lattingtown Mayor Clarence Michalis, Upper Brookville Mayor Terry Thielen and Mill Neck Mayor Peter Quick. It was also helpful to be joined by former mayor Warren Tackenberg, who is executive director of the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA), an organization representing the county’s 64 incorporated villages. We discussed a variety of local issues sharing information on important items ranging from stormwater management to police precinct closings to small and large DPW road repair and renovation projects. One thing I was happy to report is moving forward is the West Shore Road Capital Project, which will dramatically improve the roadway that extends about two miles

also serves Bayville, Centre Island and Lattingtown. The details of this renovation have literally been in the making for decades. At this point, repairs are not elective, but necessary. The improvements will include a new roadway, a walkable shoulder, underground utility lines and the repair of the highly deteriorated sea wall. This month, we will announce a date for a public information session on the specific details of the construction. Many people – residents, officials and government staff – have dedicated a lot of time and thought to this. It will truly improve a beautiful and special part of the North Shore. DELIA DERIGGI-WHITTON NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR (18TH DISTRICT)

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THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO ■The Oyster Bay High School PTSA will hold its 12th annual “A Taste of the Gold Coast� Gala from 7-11 PM at the New York Institute of Technology de Seversky Center in Brookville. Over 40 local restaurants, caterers and sweet shops will provide a wide array of food and drinks. Post Wines & Spirits of Syosset will provide the fine wines. Monies raised from this event will be used for cultural arts programs for students of the Oyster Bay High School and scholarships. For more information, visit:

Saturday, March 3rd

■The Community Methodist Church will hold an old fashion dinner party featuring Richard Murcott’s famous Chicken Pot Pie with a comedy act at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $12 (5 and under free). For more information, call (516) 922-3503.

Sunday, March 4th

■The Oyster Bay Historical Society, located at 20 Summit Street, presents a lecture by Liz Roosevelt entitled, “The War of 1812: What Happened & Why It Matters� will be held at the Angela P. Koenig Center at 3 PM. The event is free. For more information on upcoming Historical Society events, call (516) 922-5032 or visit: ■ The Oyster Bay Lions Club will host its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Life Enrichment Center, located at 45 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, from 8:30 AM to noon. The cost of the breakfast is $5 per person and kids under 6 are free. The Lions breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, tea and more. A bake sale will also be offered for those with a sweet tooth. All proceeds go toward the Lions’ work with the blind.

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■Chabad of Oyster Bay & Jericho will hold a Purim celebration at the James Vernon Intermediate School, located at 880 Oyster Bay Road in East Norwich, from 6-8 PM. The event will feature the comedy and magic of “Magic Al� Garber, plus Purim crafts and child-friendly reading of the scroll of Esther, known in Hebrew as the Megillah. In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume and be included in the competition, which will award prizes to contestants with the most innovative or funny costumes. The event is a communitywide program, and all are welcome to join, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. Cost:$12 per adult and per $8 per child. For more information, call (516) 922-6489 or email: rabbi@

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rican-Americans now equaling white voters. To break it apart could violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These are but two examples of Republicans’ outlandish attempt to retain power in a Legislature that they control by the slimmest of margins. Now we are awaiting word on when a nonpartisan redistricting commission will hold public hearings to let the people have their say, as required by the county charter. The nonpartisan Nassau County League of Women Voters is speaking out, calling for hearings to begin now, not later, so that whatever redistricting plan the county comes up with is properly vetted before it goes to a vote before the full Legislature in 2013, as mandated by the charter. The league says that redistricting should be “fair and inclusive.� We couldn’t agree more. The league adds that membership on the commission should be “transparent, geographically diverse and representative of the various populations of Nassau County, and that districts should be “contiguous, reasonably compact and fairly representative of identifiable communities of interest. Wherever possible, a concerted effort should be made to keep cities, towns, villages and unincorporated areas intact.� Special consideration should be given to Nassau’s two minority districts, the 1st and 2nd. According to the Voting Rights Act, they should be kept intact. At the same time, the county would be wise to create a third minority district to recognize Nassau’s increasingly diverse population. Additionally, redistricting commission hearings should be held in each of the county’s three towns –– Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, as well as its two cities, Glen Cove and Long Beach. Residents throughout the county should receive notice by all means possible at least seven days in advance of all hearings. There should be a website where hearing times, locations and dates are posted, committee minutes are recorded in a timely fashion and proposed district maps are published. The League of Women Voters is encouraging residents to get involved in the redistricting process. After all, redistricting will play a part in determining who our legislators are –– and what the county’s policies will be –– for at least a decade. Our hope is that the Legislature will begin anew and consider what the people have to say about redistricting before deciding on a plan. Otherwise, they will have made a sham of the county charter.

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ast spring, the Republican-controlled County Legislature attempted to redraw the lines of its 19 electoral districts in an effort to gerrymander at least one Democrat, if not two, out of a job. Peter Schmitt, the Republican presiding officer, claimed that the law required the county to act on redistricting in order to correct discrepancies in the population count of each district. According to the county charter, districts, which must be reconfigured every 10 years following the U.S. census, must have population counts of 70,000 each. A number of districts, Schmitt said, were well over that limit. To comply with the Constitution’s one-person, onevote rule, district lines had to be redrawn sooner rather than later. Democrats cried foul. The county charter, they said, did not mandate that district lines be redrawn immediately, but rather, simply “described.� The charter, they added, requires that the lines be finalized after a series of public meetings in which residents have the opportunity to comment. Residents complained at public meetings and one hearing about the GOP’s redistricting plan. Republican legislators, however, refused to listen. They moved forward with what was clearly an untenable plan, hoping to implement it in time for the November election. So the Democrats took them to court, where the plan was upheld, though it was not allowed to take effect for the 2011 election. It would have to wait. Last August, Schmitt said he believed the courts had validated the GOP’s plan, and simply delayed its implementation. But if, like many residents, you consider it an unfair power grab by the Legislature’s Republican majority, now is the time to speak up and write to your local legislator to say so. The plan would merge the 5th and 19th districts, now represented by Legislators Joseph Scannell, a Democrat from Baldwin, and David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, and move the 19th to the southwestern corner of the county, on the Queens border. That would effectively force a primary between two Democrats, one of whom would lose his seat. The plan would also split the 3rd District, which is now represented by Legislator Carrie Solages, a Democrat from Elmont — but was represented by Republican John Ciotti for years until the 2011 election, when he lost to Solages. Solages’s win represented a sea change in a traditionally GOP district. Over the past decade, the district has grown increasingly diverse, with the number of Af-

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After three years, Dane to release album (Continued from page 1) mula for writing — ideas simply come to her. “Sometimes I hum a melody and I try to come up with a lyric idea that fits to it. I’ll fool around on my guitar and see what chords sound good. Everything usually comes all together,” she said. “Once I got an idea while dining at the Coach Grill. I went into the bathroom and sang it into my phone.” The songs on Dane’s album are based on her own life and the themes come from various directions. Her tune “Soaring” was inspired by her plane ride back from South By Southwest flying above the clouds. “Outside of the Box” came from listening to the radio and finding all the songs sounding the same to her so she decided to write a song that was different. “Back in Time” is centered on going back in time to fix your mistakes. “Until

It’s Gone” is based on the notion that you never know what you have till it’s gone. Before recording Dane road tested all her material touring around playing various venues. “Performing live is the best part of the process. Usually people who get famous from YouTube or ‘American Idol’ don’t have a lot of experience performing,” she said. “I wanted to be comfortable playing anywhere.” In today’s world most people would think Dane should spend her time auditioning for a TV talent show but she prefers the old school method. “I believe music should never be a competition,” she said. “I’m not a fan of those shows.” The Lublins hired producer Don Chaffin to work on Dane’s debut album. Although he is associated with the heavy metal scene, Chaffin knew just how to

Thirteen year-old Oyster Bay native Charlie Dane is about to release her debut album, Dreamland. deliver Dane’s material with the right edge. Her guitar teacher Larry Meyer, who suggested the producer, played on the album along with drummer George Hooks and Chaffin. Dane played some acoustic guitar on the album but she mainly focused on her vocals. The process was slow as Dane would record one song per month at D-

City Studios in Huntington. While Dane has a strong drive to move her music career forward, she still makes sure her education and social life are unaffected. “It doesn’t take over my life,” she said. In fact, Dane is a straight-A student and fully intends on going to college. Dane started singing seriously at age 9. She took

both vocal & guitar lessons and began writing at age 10. Her vocal teacher recognized her potential and urged her mom to help her pursue a music career if she was interested. Pattie & Marc Lublin manage Dane’s career with booking agent Rick Eberle of Popcore Entertainment. The Lublins are open to Dane taking on professional management if they can find the right situation for their daughter. The internet has helped Dane’s exposure as her live shows and videos are available to view on YouTube, her music is sold on iTunes and all information about her can be found on her own website: “No one goes on TV to watch a singer anymore. They Google them or go to YouTube,” said Dane. “We get hits from people all over the world. We see different countries every day.” Her views are over 14,000.

Dane often does internet searches to discover new music. Her musical influences include Coldplay, Adele, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Katie Perry, Foo Fighters, Grace Potter and many more. In terms of the next step, Dane will be shopping her album to various record labels and play bigger shows. Last summer she had a successful run at the Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Connecticut. Currently, she is scheduled to play at Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain at the end of May, the Clearwater Music Festival in Pleasantville, NY in June and she will be returning to Gathering of the Vibes in July. Dane also hopes to play Jazz Fest in New Orleans someday. Dane uses Taylor Swift as a role model and hopes to one day reach her level of success. She said, “I really don’t want to do anything else.”

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Little wrestler is big winner (Continued from page 1) got into his head,” Casella said. “So much of wrestling is mental, almost 100 percent.” Moving into the semifinals on Saturday, February 25th, Casella was tagged as a wrestler to watch with two wins under his belt. Weighing 99 lbs and standing 5 foot, Casella felt lose and limber. He was facing the number four seed Luis Weirbach from Hoosick Falls, NY. “I knew if I took him out it would be a great accomplishment,” said Casella. The match went all three periods and Casella won by decision, 7-2, putting him in the finals. In the final match last Saturday night, Casella versed the number two seed Tony Recco of Lyndonville. Casella went the distance (all three periods) and never got pinned but he lost 1-0 in a decision. “It was a really tough battle,” he said, “but I learned a lot from the experience.” The good news is Casella will keep growing and only get better. “I will continue to work hard to get bigger and stronger,” he said. “I want to improve on everything and continued my aggressive style.” Coming up this spring

Casella will head to the Freshman Nationals and he will participate in the War at the Shore – national tournament in South New Jersey on Easter Weekend. These days Casella wrestles 4-5 days a week. On Monday nights he wrestles with the Oak Neck Athletic League, on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings he works out one-on-one with his coach and on Wednesdays and Thursdays he trains in Syosset with another coach in a group setting in addition to competing in tournaments on the weekends. Casella also does Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling as well. Casella is the first LVHS wrestler to make it to the state final since 2007 and LVHS Athletic Director Mark Dantuono is thrilled with his success. “To qualify for the states was a great achievement then to place in the states is unbelievable. Making it to the finals at such a young age is historic,” he said. “We are very high on Nick. This is a guy who put in a lot of time at the fitness center in the off-season. As soon as last year’s season ended this kid started his mission. He’s totally committed and that’s what we like to see.”

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At left, TRS Outreach Coordinator Brooke Roeper, far left, of Oyster Bay and TRS teacher naturalist Samantha Ross of Dix Hills, center, pose with Chili Cook Off winner Nicole Menchise of Locust Valley. Above, TRS teacher naturalist Samantha Ross of Dix Hills demonstrates how to make Texas chili in a Dutch oven.

Cook-off contestants warm to winter’s chili (Continued from page 1) by hand, onions, garlic and unusual spices with a couple of different types of beans for color and flavor,” said Menchise. “It’s spicy with some kick on the backend.” Angelo Garcia, TRS Board Member, of Huntington and his wife Veronica submitted two chilies one vegetarian with Portobello mushrooms and black beans and other turkey based with pink beans. Both were spicy with chili powder, cumin and jalapeno peppers grown in their backyard. Natasha & Anthony Ruiz of East Meadow put Nut

Brown Ale in their chili which came about strictly through experimentation. “The beer adds a unique nutty taste,” said Anthony. “It brings out a real flavor of the chili which we make with garbanzo beans.” Other TRS staff members got involved in the contest like teacher naturalist Carol-Anne Pugliese of East Meadow with her vegetarian chili featuring carrots, zucchini, corn, black beans, kidney beans and jalapenos for “a lil’ bit of zing.” TRS Outreach Coordinator Brooke Roeper of Oyster Bay got her chili recipe from

her brother in Denver. He usually makes it with venison but she substituted Buffalo meat for a leaner but gamier taste with winter ale giving it a hearty flavor. While there were many favorites Menchise’s chili came out on top. When asked what she thought helped her capture the win, she said, “I think the attraction is the after-burn – it’s not expected but it’s light so you want more of it.” Guests were treated to music from East Meadow duo A Tuff Rose and a buffet of desserts and beverages to cool off their palates.

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Falcon guard Chris Appell (#1), center, fights for the ball in a pack of Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks.

(Continued from page 1) Senior Alex Rawa, who scored 8 of Locust Valley’s 27 points, was overwhelmed by the Falcons’ victory. “This game meant the most to me. Three years in a row we’ve been to the first game and lost in a buzzer beater, which killed me inside. Being here with all my friends makes it one of the most important games of my life,” he said. Rawa spoke passionately about his teammates and their chemistry. “We have our ups and downs in practices but in the end we stick together,” he said. “We love each other and we’ve been playing together forever. This means the world to us.” This close, low scoring game was heavy on defense. “I think both teams did a good job defensively. In this conference, you have to play defense,” said Assistant Coach Derrick Fish, who played for the Falcons from 2000-2004 including losing in the championship to West Hempstead in 2003. “If you work the defense, as we have all year, you can shut teams down and win a lot of games at this level. That is something we made a staple all year and we followed through.” LVHS Athletic Director Mark Dantuono was beaming with pride as the Falcons rejoiced over their win hugging each other on the court after the game. “This group of young men worked for it. This has been a mission for them,” he said. Locust Valley will play the Suffolk County champions Center Moriches in the Long Island Championship at Farmingdale State on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30 PM.

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CSH Lady Seahawks take Class B basketball title


By David J. Criblez

Pulling a community together

The TV show “Friday Night Lights” depicted a small Texas town that lived and died every time the local high school team had a game. Out in Indiana, “Hoosiers” taught that a rural tiny high school could become state champions. “Remember the Titans” illustrated that a high school team could help a town come to grips with social issues, in this case racism. So when you go into the local store and hear people speaking about the next game or the championship won or lost, you also hear pride in their voices. Our local high schools, Oyster Bay and Locust Valley, are more than simple learning institutions; they are the foundation to where you live. They can say something very positive about your community or as the 1950’s movie “Blackboard Jungle” something very negative. Right now our high schools are hitting all the right keys. In this time of depressed home values, imagine what home prices would be like if our high schools were thought of negatively. There are about 29,500 high schools in the United States and ours are rated with the best in the country. Not only do our students succeed academically but they are amazing athletes too. I am a believer that these two seemingly antithetical words, sports and academics actually go together. Students who succeed in school also succeed in sports and more often than not will succeed in life. With that in mind, right now the Locust Valley High School community is buzzing. The boys’ basketball team won the Nassau County Class B championship and the girls’ team unfortunately lost in the County finals.

The Cold Spring Harbor High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball team capped off their undefeated season with yet another Nassau County Class B championship when they defeated Locust Valley 45-31 at LIU Post in Brookville on Saturday, February 25th. The Seahawks had a comfortable lead from the get-go and the Lady Falcons spent the entire game trying to play catch-up. “We came out of nowhere last year but we definitely had a target on our back this year. I give it up to the girls,” said Head Coach Rory Malone, who is twofor-two in his second year. “We were aggressive both offensively and defensively. We were able to knock down a lot of big outside shots and force them to play us on the outside. The main focus was to repeat as Nassau County champs.” All season the team focused on transition, fast breaks and moving the ball. “During this game our coach emphasized staying on top of rebounds and really getting the ball out, transitioning fast and not having to set up offense,” said Center Gabbie Doria. “We didn’t come into this playoff season laid back. We forgot about the perfect record season. We had to start over in order to maintain our intensity.” Forward Kelly Gubitosi, a junior, scored 11 points and was killer on defense snagging 7 rebounds. She felt although they were ahead the entire game they didn’t take anything for granted. “A win like this comes from a lot of hard work during practices. We knew what we had to do to beat them,” she said. “Despite our lead we kept pushing. As a team we held it together.” The Seahawks had a 22-7 lead towards the end of the second quarter but Locust Valley brought the game within 10 points (3929) with two minutes left in the fourth quarter making it too close for comfort. “When they started gaining momentum we had to stop

Boys win unusual game The Locust Valley Boys’ Varsity Basketball team played the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks in the Nassau County Class B finals at LIU Post last Saturday night. Both teams play good solid defense and can score. It seems that the defenses turned out and played for both teams but someone must have put a cover over the net because neither team “could throw a ball into the ocean.” Locust Valley won 27-24. Both teams have put up 20 or more points in a quarter so seeing a final score like this was puzzling to say the least. Guard Matt Campanella was the Falcon high scorer with 9 points, followed by Alex Rawa who had 8 points and Joe Gilio who had 8 points. Yet the biggest points were scored by the clutch free throwing of Chris Appell who hit 2 from the charity stripe with 20 seconds remaining. The Falcons will be playing Center Moriches in the Long Island Championship.

LV girls fall to CSH The Locust Valley Girls’ Varsity Basketball team fell to the Cold Spring Harbor Lady Seahawks 45-31. The girls from Cold Spring Harbor are the repeating Class B champions and their swarming defense was too much for the Falcons. Brooke Spallino and Caroline Rawa lead the Lady Falcons with 7 points each. This is a young Lady Falcon basketball group and this experience will be useful when they play next year. Comments? Email:

and make some key shots,” said Doria. “I was nervous but I knew once we got going nothing could stop us.” Cold Spring Harbor went to the foul line several times to pick some extra points to seal the deal. Katie Durand, who scored 11 points, captured three rebounds and had four assists, was named MVP. The biggest lesson the team learned this season was to take it one game at a time. “We couldn’t think too far ahead,” said Coach Malone. “We lost our first game in non-league play and that set the tone.” After this season Coach Malone will lose three seniors, Jean Atkinson, Gabbie Doria and Katie Heins, but a good portion of the team will return. “We have a deep bench so we have girls ready and able,” he declared. Next up the Seahawks will return to LIU Post to face off against Class C champions Friends Academy in the Nassau Small Schools Championship tomorrow, Saturday, March


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OB Republican Club holds annual raffle fundraiser By David J. Criblez

Over a hundred guests packed the Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay on Sunday, February 26th for the Oyster Bay Republican Club’s 34th annual Raffle & Cocktails Fundraiser. For a donation of $60 per ticket couples enjoyed a buffet dinner, cocktails, music from Bringin’ Down the House and a chance of winning one of eight prizes including a grand prize of $1,000. The event, chaired by Jim Whelan & Larry Grammer, was centered around a reverse raffle. “We remove all the numbers of the tickets that we sold and put them in a bin and pull

them out one by one,” said Whelan. “The 25th one will be worth something, the 50th and so on until we get to the last two. The final two can choose to split the grand prize or we keep picking until we have one sole winner.” This year’s winners were: William Testa ($75), Robert Whaley ($100), Fran Galasso ($100), Mill-Max Corp ($125), Anthony Cincotta ($150), Lynn Warner ($200), Margaret Foster ($250) and grand prize winners Charleen Niznik and Jonathan Moore who split the $1,000 ($500 each). The 50/50 raffle winner was Steve Hearl. For more information on the Oyster Bay Republican Club, call (516) 624-VOTE.

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(From left) Judge Roy Mahon, Mike Rich, Judge Margaret Reilly with her children (in front) Maggie & Luke McNamara, Judge Doug Lerose, State Senator Carl Marcellino, Club President Jonathan A. Moore, Raffle Co-Chair Jim Whelan, Oyster Bay Executive Leader T.D. Galasso and Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan at the Oyster Bay Republican Club’s 34th annual Raffle & Cocktails Fundraiser at the Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay on Sunday, February 26th.

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Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 9th at 8 PM.

Prepare to be dazzled when Classic Albums Live brings its magic back to Long Island’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Friday, March 9th at 8 PM with The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage note for note, cut for cut. Tickets are $47, $37 and $27. The radio partner for the evening’s performance is 90.7 WFUV. Seventeen musicians including a four-piece string section, a harpist and a sitar player will take the Tilles Center stage to deliver a completely faithful rendition of the psychedelic rock classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album that has long been con-

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The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. For more information please call 516.378.2000 x648 or visit our website at 539725

“Registration form can be downloaded from website”

Honorary Co-Chairs John Venditto, Supervisor, Town of Oyster Bay Harvey Weisenberg, NYS Assemblyman

March 2, 2012  

Oyster Bay Guardian

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