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e are proud to present our annual Bellmore Almanac and Newcomer’s Guide, a special supplement to the Bellmore Herald.

Those of us who live here know that Bellmore is a wonderful place. In this little book, you’ll find many of the organizations and institutions that make it so very special. The purpose of the Almanac is to expand upon what the Herald does each week: describe and celebrate this unique community and its many services and organizations. For newcomers, the Almanac provides a comprehensive guide to all the community has to offer. Longtime residents and business leaders will also find it a handy reference guide. We hope you enjoy this year’s Almanac. We’ve tried to make it the best guide to Bellmore ever published. We also hope you enjoy reading the Bellmore Herald 52 weeks a year. And no matter how far from home you find yourself, you can read an online version of the Herald at At our website, you can access the latest stories and special coverage of breaking news including election results. Clifford Richner Publisher

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he Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores is pleased to provide you with this handy guide which is filled with helpful information. The guide lists the nearly 300 members of the Chamber of Commerce who are committed to making our community a great place to live. In their 325 year history, the communities of the Bellmores have grown with a population exceeding that of many cities in the country. The south shore, with numerous canals and excellent waterways, is an asset to boat owners and fisherman. They boast a vibrant and growing business community along with one of the finest education facilities in the state. The Chamber of Commerce works all year to give back to the community. In early spring, there is the Easter Parade – where about 300 children from our area bring their parents for a fun day in Bellmore Village – shopping local merchants and receiving free treats. May starts our ever popular Friday Night Car Show where over 400 car owners display their wonderful restored cars from yesterday. Visitors are allowed to view the car show and then stroll down beautiful Bedford Avenue or enjoy a meal in one of our fabulous eateries. In late September or October, we host Nassau County’s largest family oriented event of its kind, The Bellmore Family Street Festival, which hosts an estimated 120,000 plus visitors. In the fall, there is the Halloween Parade, where another 400 children in costume come to town to parade and trick or treat the merchants who provide treats. The Santa Run takes place the day after Thanksgiving. The Chamber brings Santa throughout the Bellmore’s on a fire truck. The Chamber then presents Santa and a free movie to the children at the Bellmore Theater, to the delight of hundreds of families. Our Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza bring horse drawn carriages and an old time trolley to the heart of the village. Over 500 families come out to enjoy the holiday spirit. The last event of the year is the annual Menorah Lighting which brings together the community to celebrate the festival of lights. Traveling in and around the Bellmores you will notice the Chamber’s commitment to beautification and enhancement. Our downtown boasts award-winning revitalization designs featuring updated architecture and facade improvements that provide an old fashioned shopping village experience. Our beautiful 9-11 Memorial Park at the North Bellmore Library and the Veterans Memorial Park in Bellmore Village are adorned with seasonal flowers and provide a place for private reflection. The Chamber is also pleased to have a strong working relationship with all our elected officials from the town, county and state. Rounding out our partnership is our dedicated police, fire, auxiliary police and emergency medical providers. We rely on them for so much and are very grateful for all their support. We ask you to support your local businesses by shopping locally and helping make the business community prosper and flourish. We look forward to sharing our wonderful community events with you and to keep the chamber and community partnership thriving.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ....................................................................................4 Chamber of Commerce Greeting.............................................6 Chamber of Commerce Bios ....................................................8 History .....................................................................................12 Health Services ........................................................................14 Emergency Numbers ..............................................................16 Census......................................................................................18 Places of Worship....................................................................19 Clubs and Organizations ........................................................22 Schools .....................................................................................24 Libraries ...................................................................................26 Parks and Recreation ..............................................................28 Town of Hempstead ...............................................................30 Nassau County........................................................................30 Elected Officials.......................................................................32 Donovan Berthoud/Herald

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Debby Izzo, The Dirty Dawg, is a proud mother of three children; Dawn, Debi and Dennis. She has also been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren; Katlynn, Katrina, Matthew and Joshua. Debby is the President of The Dirty Dawg which opened in October of 2006 on Newbridge Road in North Bellmore and has been growing ever since. They expanded in December 2010 and now carry some retail necessities. They have a client list in excess of 2500 families, each with at least one, but most with multiple pets. They are a family owned and operated shop with a mother and daughter team at the helm. Debby and Debi have worked side by side for almost 13 years and plan to have the next generation follow them in the ranks. They continue to serve the Bellmore/Merrick area while gaining a number of clients that travel from as far away as Port Jefferson and Manhattan. Debby’s motto is “Bring them in soiled, get them back spoiled!” Debby, has been a member of The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores since 2006, has served on the Board of Directors since 2008 and is currently the President. She was awarded the NCCC Small Business Person of the Year for 2010 and Board Member of the Year for 2010. She serves on various committees such as Programs and Hospitality, Beautification, Street Fair, Fund Raising, Friday Night Car Show and Awards. She donates her time and service whenever possible to the Bellmores and surrounding communities to help keep small businesses vibrant and prosperous.


William Wilgus - Started WAW Creative Construction in 1984 and joined the Chamber of Commerce in 1989. He has served in various capacities on the Board of Directors of the Chamber since 1991 and has been Vice President for nine years. He has coordinated the Crafts Fair at the Bellmore Family Street Festival for a number of years. Bill built and sets up each year the Menorah for the Annual Village Holiday display. He continues to actively participate in Chamber activities including ribbon cuttings, beautification, parades, the Annual Santa Visit and maintains the Chamber Sign, shadow boxes and surrounding planting area. Bill was the recipient of the NCCC 2002 Small Business Person of the Year award. After earning an Associates degree in Construction Technology from SUNY Farmingdale, Bill served on their Alumni Board of Directors for eight years and ran the annual Homecoming event. He has been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers since 1972.


Jill Bromberg - Advertising Manager for L & M Publications, publishers of Bellmore Life, Merrick Life, the Wantagh-Seaford Citizen and the Freeport-Baldwin Leader, your community paid subscription newspapers. In addition to the last five years Jill has spent working for L & M Publications, she has over 25 years experience in the advertis-ing and promotions industry. Her experience includes corporate and agency strategic planning for the promotion of retail consumer goods. Jill has held the position of Marketing Manger at Springs Home Furnishings and Kraft as well as Group Director of Rowland Promotion and Design, a promotions division of Saatchi and Saatchi specializing in grass roots promotions and marketing campaigns. Jill lives locally and shops the Bellmores as part of her every day routine. Jill feels that it is a privilege to continue to serve as a board member of a great chamber in a community that she truly enjoys.


Greg Conneely - The Conneely Allstate Insurance - took over the Conneely Insurance Agency from his father Tom in 2006 and soon joined The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. Greg is dedicated and patient to ensure that each client has the right coverage to meet their needs. Under Greg’s leadership, the agency has continued to grow and has expanded its product offering to include carriers outside the Allstate umbrella, both personal and commercial, and he has started helping clients plan for retirement. The Conneely Agency started in 1970 in Freeport and, after several moves, settled into the Bellmore community in 1985. Over the years, the Conneely Agency has provided Long Island and the Bell-mores outstanding service and has been recognized by Allstate as one of the Premier agencies on Long Island. Prior to taking over the family business, Greg worked in the technology industry in several sales and management positions. Greg is also an active member in the Bellmore Lions Club where for the last three years he has been Secretary. He lives in Huntington with his wife, Courtney, and their three daughters.


Steve Eplan, owner of The Rock Underground: an innovative performance based school of rock music, has been a lifelong resident of the Bellmore/Merrick area. As a student of its public schools system, team member in its athletics programs, supporter of local fairs and charity events, coach for a local basketball team, and a small business owner, Steve, his wife and three children have been solid contributors to the South Shore community and Bellmore Village. As it began, Steve owned the building at Bedford Ave and Fredericks Ave where he ran his successful mortgage business "Perry Funding". As he saw the village slowly morph into a more cohesive and interesting weave of restau-rants, specialty shops, and boutiques, his desire to pursue a passion for music, which he shared with his children and siblings, all musicians, increased and culminated with the timely move of his long time tenant "Exclusive Kitchens". With this development in early 2010, he saw his opening. It had been some time that Steve had been working with and presenting his own kids’ bands as they played summer street fairs and benefits throughout the Island. Having had some experience with music schools and as a lesson-taking student guitarist himself, with the help of his two music partners, Paul Casanova and Billy Handy Jr. , he decided to convert his hobby into a full-blown school. This to him was a logical step in the fulfillment of a vision for Bellmore Village, with its dance schools, theatres, and eateries. The concept was obvious.


Gene Judd - Island Greenery - Gene Judd was born and raised in Merrick, and he, like many others in his profession, began cutting lawns for the neighbors. At an early age, it was clear that Gene was a natural entrepreneur. This quickly turned into a business and became a full time job after high school. Gene was the owner/operator of Royal Landscaping which serviced properties in Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh. In 2002, Gene purchased Island Greenery, located in Bellmore Village on Grand Avenue. Island Greenery was in desperate need of renovations and TLC. After completing the necessary renovations, Island Greenery quickly evolved into a full service nursery. Offering a wide variety of annual and perennial flowers, trees, and shrubs; services included weekly maintenance, landscape design and installation. Later a masonry division was added to complement the landscape design service. Island Greenery’s employees included local students and retirees alike. After nine years of growth, Gene felt Island Greenery Continued on next page

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had outgrown its location and needed to expand. After discovering a local property for sale, he decided to make the move. Island Greenery’s new home is now located on the corner of Bellmore Avenue and Oak Street, the property is 25,000 square feet, more than doubling the original location. The move has enabled Gene to provide his clients a much greater plant selection and additional services. Since the original purchase of Island Greenery, Gene has been active in The Bellmore Chamber of Commerce. Later, he became a board member and has contributed to many events such as the Bellmore Street Fair and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting to name a few. Gene has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for the past 23 years. Gene is currently the Vice President of The Lions Club of the Bellmores. Gene was recently honored by the Bellmore Republican Club for his continued support.


After graduating from Island Trees High School in 2006, Marc went on to study Physics at Stony Brook University for two years before deciding to take a different path. It was after realizing that he had been assisting friends and family (and some small businesses) with computers for years that he knew where his passion truly lies. Marc opened up Overview Computer Services, LLC in January of 2010 and leased an office in the same Professional Building in which his father practices dentistry three months later. Overview deals in all kinds of computer service and repairs and specializes in IT work for small- and medium-sized businesses. Overview takes care of over a dozen dental practices in the NY area. When not working with the frustrations of the IT world, Marc spends his time with his friends, family and girlfriend, Lauren, who has recently started working for the company as the Operations Manager.


Kevin MacKinnon - Days Gone Bye has been a resident of Bellmore for the past 16 years. He has three daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. Kevin retired from Yellow Freight, after 35 years. Having a great pension, enabled him to take a year of traveling to visit his two daughters who live out of state and indulge in a vacation here and there. After a year of not working Kevin felt he needed to get involved in something. Having a relationship with Billy Polara, Kevin was asked if he wanted to work the new store, Days Gone Bye, so he took the offer. Having a great time at the store, meeting people and having a sense of belonging, Kevin decided it was time to do some investing. Last November, Kevin and Billy became partners and formed a corporation. Along with the store, he felt the need to get more involved in the community. Not only did he join the Bellmore Lions Club but he also decided to join the Chamber of Com-merce which he heard nothing but great things about. Kevin is not one to take a back seat and is always looking for a challenge, therefore he made the decision to get more involved and asked to be on the Board of Directors of the Chamber. Kevin is looking forward to contributing his ideas to the already great things the Chamber does for its businesses and residential community. By being more involved, Kevin is hoping to get more information and insight in managing his business, Days Gone Bye, an old fashioned candy and retro toy store.

Bob Podolski – North Bellmore Fire Department – Bob grew up in Roosevelt and married Nancy, a Bellmore native, in 1963 and took up residence in North Bellmore. In October of 1964 they became the proud parents of Robert (Robby). Bob has been an active member in several organizations and has dedicated his life to service and support of the Bellmores. He has been a fireman for 50 years and was awarded North Bellmore Fireman of the Year in 1970. He also reached the rank of Captain, Chief and Fire Commissioner for 10 years. As an appointed delegate, Bob represented the surrounding fire departments for the Nassau County Fireman’s Burn Center Foundation. On the weekends, Bob is an usher at Saint Barnabas Church and Past President of both the Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores and North Bellmore Republican Club. Since his son’s accident in 1985, Bob was chosen to make policies for the head injured in Albany from 1992 through 1996. Bob had the honor of being Community Person of the Year in 2005. Bob has made an enormous contribution to the Bellmore Street Festival. First he assisted in the Animal Zone and currently he is the Sports Expo coordinator. Bob has also helped the Chamber at the Friday Night Car Show. When Bob has spare time he likes to clam, swim and enjoy getting away upstate.


Peter Ray, AG Electric Supply Company. Peter and his wife Lois have been married for 27 years. Peter is the father of seven and grandfather of eleven. He owns AG Electrical Supply Company located at 2751 Grand Avenue, Bellmore. Peter has been in the electrical supply business for 51 years. A number of years ago, Peter and his son organized the Mt. Sinai High School hockey organization. He also coached PAL hockey for about four years and coached Island Trees baseball for four years. Peter was a swim coach for Levittown Swimming Association for about 10 years and was on the Board of Supervisors for three years. He recently gave up coaching but is still involved in the organization in other capacities. For 12 years Peter was on the Island Trees Board of Education. For two of those years, he was Presi-dent. Peter is a member of Levittown Kiwanis. He was honored to be Distinguished President for two years and is still very involved. For the last four or five years, Peter and Lois have volunteered to help out at the tree lighting in the village. They also help out at the Friday Night Car Shows. Peter was honored to be asked to serve as a Director for the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce. He strongly believes in supporting our local merchants

Emilio Manzo - Community Wellness Council. Emilio has lived in Bellmore for 52 years. He is the President of the Community Wellness Council of Bellmore & Merrick. Emilio has served on the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores Board of Directors for a total of 14 years. In that time, he was involved with many committees and has been a part of the Street Fair for 14 years. Emilio‘s participation has been instrumental in the Toys for Tots Annual Drive program for the Bellmore area and the Marine Corps. Emilio has helped the town with their holiday events for children and has headed golf events to help fund raising for the Chamber.


Marc Menzies, Overview Computers, Inc., was born and raised in Levittown, NY. In 2003, his father, Dr. Gerard H Menzies, decided to open up a dental practice in North Bellmore. Faced with the challenges of opening up a new business, Dr. Menzies enlisted the help of his son, then 14 years old, to research, purchase and install an office network infrastructure as well as a server and two client PCs. Marc was also responsible for the configuration of the Dental Practice Management Software. A couple of years later, he was trained as a Dental Assistant and still assists his father every Sunday to this day.


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John J. Sirabella Sr. – Sabre Agency Inc. graduated from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in 1960 and graduated from St. John’s University in 1970. In 1962, John was drafted into the United States Army and served in Europe until 1965. In August 1966, John married Emma, and they have just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. John and Emma are the proud parents of two children, Lisa and John Jr., and have four beautiful grandchildren, three boys and one girl. In 1966 John owned several “Mom and Pop” produce stores located in Queens along with a delivery service to private homes for other small businesses in the area. In 1970 John and Emma moved their family to Bellmore and opened a chain of mini supermarkets which were located in Bellmore, Merrick and East Meadow. During the recession of 1974, he closed the supermarkets and went to work as Terminal Manager for a large petroleum transportation company on Long Island. In 1986, John and Emma opened a Travel Agency in Bellmore. Emma handled the retail end of the business and John worked with the investment and communication companies setting up conventions all over the United States. In 1988 the government de-regulated the travel industry and John moved on to open a trucking company on Long Island with two tractor trailers. His son joined the company in 1990 and they brought the company to twenty-five tractor trailers serving the Northeastern United States. The trucking company was sold in 1997 and John returned to school to get a New York State insurance license. Sabre Agency was formed, and they set up an office in Hauppauge selling Property and Casualty insurance to the public, specializing in insurance for truckers. Sabre Agency is licensed in 12 states from Florida to Connecticut and out to Ohio and represent many large insurance companies. In 2008, John moved the agency to Bellmore, just one mile from home. John feels that it is a pleasure being in Bellmore servicing his community. John received “Citizen of the Year Award” for 2009-2010 from the Bellmore Knights of Columbus, of which he has been a member since 2008. In 2011, John was nominated and elevated to serve on the Board of Directors to serve The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores.

JOE VERDI Joe Verdi – Owner of Income Tax Plus, Immediate Past Co-president. Joe started as a multi-state tax accountant with Avis Rent-A-Car. In the early 1980s, while regional manager for a computerized tax preparation firm, he saw the need for a tax professional who understood investment products. He also saw the need for an investment professional who knew tax law and ways to serve the needs of his clients. In 1984, he opened Income Tax Plus in North Bellmore to meet both needs. In 2000, the company moved to its present larger quarters at 1725 Bellmore Avenue. He has been a member of the chamber since 1986 and served as Treasurer for over ten years. He has served on most committees including Advertising, Street Festival, Events and the very successful Friday Night Car Show. In 2009 he, and wife Martha, received the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents.

TOM VALENTI Tom Valenti of Piccolo Ristorante, is celebrating his family business's 32nd anniversary. This famous local eatery was highlighted in 1999 when it won Nassau County’s Family Business of the Year Award. Tom and his wife of 16 years, Claudette, have

three children and also own and operate another Bellmore chief attraction, The Kutting Kraze Salon. Tom, a former Marriott executive, was the 2005 Bellmore Business Person of the Year and the 2008 Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year. A 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Tom, sponsored by the Chamber, led a committee of community leaders to create a town flag honoring its’ organizations and especially, the people of Bellmore. As seen in the Bellmore Life’s 2003 in review, “The unveiling of the Flag of The Bellmores has to be the most inspiring moment of 2003. It symbolized how this community hangs together through thick and thin, good and bad”. In August 2004, Tom was honored for his decades of service to the Bellmore Library community and later that year, The Bellmore Republican Club honored TOH Supervisor Kate Murray and Tommy. A proud and active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Tom has always enjoyed working with Lodge #69 and this year will be honored by the FOP for his contributions to community and the organization. As the host site for Bellmore Kiwanians, Tom has over 20 years as a Kiwanian and has always helped support the team and takes great pride in the assistance Kiwanis provides the community. In 2009, Tom was honored by both the Breast Cancer Society and the Italian Americans in Government Service, he proudly still serves on the board for the IAIGS. Former two-time President and current Past President of the Board of Directors for Bellmore’s Chamber of Commerce, Tom is committed to bringing together civic groups, town, village and the county governments to propel much needed small business economic growth while creating an organization that will be consistently heard in ALL areas related to our mutual success and the preservation of our suburban lifestyle. Tom Valenti of Piccolo Ristorante is celebrating his family business's 32nd anniversary. This famous local eatery was highlighted in 1999 when it won Nassau County’s Family Business of the Year Award. Tom and his wife of 16 years, Claudette, have three children and also own and operate an-other Bellmore chief attraction, The Kutting Kraze Salon. Valenti, a former Marriott executive, was the 2005 Bellmore Business Person of the Year and the 2008 Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year.

DAN YNGSTROM Dan Yngstrom- Vietnam War Veterans Association, was born and raised in North Merrick, where he still lives with his family. He has been a board member of the North Central Merrick Civic Association for the past two years. Dan has been an active member of the Vietnam War Veterans Association ("VWVA") since the organization was formed in 2005. VWVA, a Bellmore-based Veterans Organization, is devoted to service to veterans and the community. In 2008, Dan was honored with an award from the Commander for his dedication to the organization. Dan recently became the organization’s representative to the Chamber. He is looking forward to growing the organization’s relationship with the Chamber. Dan became involved with the Chamber in 2008 when he was working for Legislator Dave Denenberg. Since then Dan has gotten more involved, helping out with many events. In 2010, he joined the Street Festival Committee, where he has served as Co-Chair of the Military Zone for the last two years. In 2011, he joined the Friday Night Car Show Committee, volunteering his Friday nights most weeks to help run the show. Dan feels it is an honor to be on the board, and continues his service to the community.

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HISTORY By BRIAN ALESSANDRO The first records of the community that is now the Bellmores appeared in the mid- to late-1600s. It all began when a prominent farmer, John Smith, gave his son, Jeremiah, a land deed for 100 acres of salt marsh. The marsh provided a fine hay, ideal for raising cattle. Soon, people came from all around to lay claim and buy acreage on the marsh. Robert Bedell, another of Bellmore’s earliest settlers, moved to the community during the 1640s. He was among the more successful salt marsh farmers. The Bedell home, built by John Bedell, Robert’s son, still stands at Merrick Road and South Saint Marks Avenue. It has been declared an historical landmark. Another early pioneer was Thomas Southard, a farmer from what is now North Bellmore, who owned 200 acres of land in 1655. Southard’s home still sits by what is now the Southern State Parkway. It, too, has since been declared a landmark. In the late 1700s, George Washington marched through the community to decorate Revolutionary War heroes. As Washington made his way along Merrick Road, he noted the abundance of Bellmore’s salt grasses in his journal. Before Bellmore became Bellmore in the 1880s, the community was divided into two distinct neighborhoods. North Bellmore was known as Smithville South, and Bellmore was called New Bridge. In the 1860s, shortly after the Civil War, the Long Island Rail Road was built a few feet south of where the current trestle stands near Sunrise Highway. At the time, the community comprised mainly fishermen and farmers, who used the Long Island Rail Road to ferry their goods to market. The railroad unified the community. In fact, the Long Island Rail Road renamed the Smithville-Newbridge region as Bellmore in the early 1880s. There are probably 150 stories as to how Bellmore got its name. According to local historians, Bellmore was likely given its moniker to connote “beautiful village.” Bellmore has had its fair share of notable talent. TV weather prognosticator Elliot “Storm” Field graduated from Mepham High School in 1966, and TV producer Roone Arledge in 1948. Actor George Kennedy lived in Bellmore and attended St. Barnabas Parochial School. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani lived in North Bellmore. And Central Intelligence Agency Director William Casey also called Bellmore home at one time. Many famous Civil War veterans also lived in Bellmore, including Andrew Jackson Russell, who fought at Gettysburg and died during the 1930s. The WEAF Radio tower, which broadcasted from Maple Avenue in the 1930s, was an important landmark in Bellmore. Restaurants have always been a mainstay in Bellmore. The Bavarian Village on Sunrise Highway is a memorable piece of Bellmore history. In its heyday, during the 1930s, the German restaurant, a place remembered for “immense fun,” was

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often booked for weddings. Its cuisine attracted people from throughout the metropolitan area. It was later renamed Sunrise Village. McCluskey’s Steakhouse, which closed in 1995, was famous throughout the metropolitan area. Patrons from as far as New Jersey would venture to the eatery for its steak and fried onions. Trudie Cowen founded the Historical Society of the Bellmores in 1974, shortly before the community’s 300th anniversary. Today, the Bellmore/North Bellmore community stands as one of Nassau County’s finest, with top-notch schools, an array of businesses, houses of worship and recreational facilities, and numerous service organizations. Bellmore Village, the restored “old-fashioned” downtown, now links Bellmore’s past with the present. The Bellmore Herald wishes to thank Clarence Anspake, a member of the Historical Society of the Bellmores, for his help in compiling this history. The society runs a museum on Pettit Avenue in Bellmore, in front of the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station.

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HEALTH SERVICES Hospitals Franklin Hospital 900 Franklin Ave. Valley Stream 11580 256-6000 L.I. Jewish Medical Center 270-27 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 (718) 470-7000 Long Beach Medical Center 455 E. Bay Drive Long Beach 11561 897-1000 Mercy Medical Center 1000 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre 11570 705-2525 Nassau University Medical Center 2201 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow 11554 572-0123 St. Josephs Hospital 4295 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage 11714 579-6000 North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital 888 Old Country Road Plainview 11803 719-3000 North Shore University Hospital 300 Community Drive Manhasset 11030 562-0100 Peninsula Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation 51-15 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 734-2000 Cohen Children's Hospital 269-01 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 470.3000 St. Francis Hospital 100 Port Washington Blvd. Roslyn 11576 562-6000 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Hospital 327 Beach 19th St. Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 869-7000 South Nassau Communities Hospital 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 632-3000

Winthrop University Hospital 259 First St., Mineola 11501 663-0333 Drugs, Alcohol Dependencies Alcoholics Anonymous 292-3040 Al-Anon and Alateen (For families and friends of alcoholics) 433-8003 Cocaine Anonymous (212) 262-2463 Confide, Inc. 30 Hempstead Ave., Suite H9 Rockville Centre 11570 764-5522 Family Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 Gam-Anon Hotline Gamblers Anonymous (877) 442-4248 LINK Center for Drug Info Inc. 185 Merrick Road, Suite 2D Lynbrook 11563 887-4848 L.I. Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 114 Old Country Road, Suite 114 Mineola 11501 747-2606 Mineola Community Treatment Center 366 Jericho Turnpike Mineola 11501 742-4015 Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 827-9500 Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline: 481-4000 Admin: 227-7007 Project Outreach 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 250, West Hempstead 11552 481-2890 For the Disabled ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens withHandicaps through Organized Recreation) 431-6946 Helen Keller Services for the Blind 485-1234

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PLACES OF WORSHIP Bellmore Jewish Center 2550 South Centre Ave. 11710 Rabbi Raphael Ostrovsky

Neighborhood Assembly of God 221-3719 2832 Merrick Road, Bellmore, 11710 The Rev. Alan E. Stein, Pastor


Bellmore Presbyterian Church 2740 Martin Ave. 11710 The Rev. Dr. James W. Barnum, Pastor


St. Barnabas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church 2320 Bedford Ave., Bellmore 11710 Friar Joseph C. Coschignano, Pastor

Bellmore United Methodist Church 221-1220 2640 Royle St., Bellmore 11710 The Rev. Dr. Judith Stevens, Pastor Christian Joy Fellowship 36 Broadway, Bellmore 11710 Cynthia Burns and Michael Burns, Pastors


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 1294 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 11710 The Rev. James G. Krauser, Pastor


St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. 2150 Centre Ave., Bellmore 11710 The Rev. Laurie B. Cline, Pastor


St. Mark the Evangelist Episcopal Church 1692 Bellmore Ave., North Bellmore 11710


Temple Beth-El of Bellmore (Conservative) 781-2650 1373 Bellmore Road, North Bellmore 11710 Rabbi Gary D. Kessler

Jaamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;e Masjid Mosque 785-1426 1425 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore 11710 Fazlul H. Syed, President CenterPoint Church 2658 Corner Lane, Bellmore 11710 Brian McMillan, Pastor


Temple Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nai Torah 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh 11793 Rabbi Marci N. Bellows




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Jonathan Spohrer received a Town of Hempstead citation upon earning his Eagle Scout Award in June. The Eagle Scout is Boy Scoutsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; highest honor. He was pictured here with his family, and scout and elected leaders. Bellmore Lions Club P.O. Box 1159 Central Bellmore Homeowners Association P.O. Box 1291 781-9440 Marge Congello, President Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores 1514 Bellmore Ave. 679-1875 Host of Nassau County's largest family street fair. Debby Izzo, President Community Parent Center Brookside School, Room 31 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566 771-9346 Wendy Tepfer, Director Community Wellness Council of Bellmores/Merricks Brookside School, room 31 1260 Meadowbrook Rd. North Merrick 11566 992-1073 Fran Licausi, Director Historical Society of the Bellmores P.O. Box 912 785-2593 Cllarence Anspake, President Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores P.O. Box 11 448-4774 John Burke, President Long Island Citizens in Action 62 Elinore Ave., Merrick 11566 546-9868 Contact: Marge Harrison

Lupus Alliance of America 2255 Centre Ave. 783-3370 (800) 850-9000 Joann Quinn, Executive Director Civil War Roundtable P.O. Box 915 785-2593 Clarance Anspake Jr., President Mepham Alumni Association c/o Mepham High School, Camp Avenue 785-8230 Merrick-Bellmore Community Concert Association P.O. Box 174, Merrick 11566 868-5366 Barbara Turchin, Membership United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Nassau County 380 Washington Ave., Roosevelt 11575 378-2000 Merrick-Bellmore Pnina Chapter 826-7803 Estelle Dorushkin Dayan Lilah Group of Hadassah 783-7868 Debbi Salomon National Federation of the Blind of New York State Greater Long Island Chapter 2704 Beach Drive, Merrick 11566 868-8718 David Stayer, President Freemasons Baldwin Masonic Hall, Spartan Lodge 956 754 Prospect St., Baldwin 11510 798-0829 Russ Sparrow

North Bellmore Civic Association P.O. Box 569, North Bellmore 754-2601 Reinaldo Nunez, President FRATERNAL Knights of Columbus Council No. 3689 2333 Bellmore Avenue 785-9407 John O'Leary, Grand Knight Sons of Italy in America Giovanni Caboto Lodge No. 2372 Vamps Hall at the firehouse 800-322-6742 Robert Ferrari, President POLITICAL Nassau County Democratic Committee 1 Old Country Road, Suite 430 Carle Place, N.Y. 11514 294-3366 Jay S. Jacobs, Chairman Nassau County Republican Committee 164 Post Avenue, Westbury 11590 334-5800 Joseph N. Mondello, Chairman SERVICES American Red Cross-Nassau County Chapter 195 Willis Avenue Mineola, NY 11501 747-3500 VETERANS Nassau County American Legion 121 Powell Ave. Rockville Centre 11570 536-3796 Bellmore American Legion Post No. 948 2730 Royle St. 783-7127 Anthony Milito Jr., Commander

British War Veterans 40B Dunes Lane, Port Washington 11050 944-5240 Jane Black, Secretary North Bellmore American Legion Post No. 1749 1298 Newbridge Road 785-5130 Frank Colon Jr., Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars Bellmore Vigilant Post No. 2770 2400 Bedford Avenue 785-9506 Leonard Fabrizio, Commander YOUTH Bellmore-Merrick Youth Association (The Braves) 2365 2nd St. East Meadow 11554 679-8340 Gary Ouelette, President Bellmore Little League P.O. Box 1228 826-0091 welcome.asp?url=bellmorelittleleague Steve Kropp, President Boy Scouts of America 797-7600 ext. 120 Jim Seegert, District Executive Girl Scouts of Nassau County 110 Ring Rd. West Garden City 11530 741-2550 ext. 232 Vicky Strauber, Field Director North Bellmore-North Merrick Little League P.O. Box 624, N. 785-8173 Jerry Marino, President Police Activities League - Bellmore-North Bellmore 867-6279

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SCHOOLS Public Schools North Bellmore District Administration Office 2616 Martin Ave. 992-3000 Arnold Goldstein, Superintendent Martin Avenue School (K-6) 2616 Martin Ave. 992-3000 ext. 2000 Dr. Mark Wiener, Principal Newbridge Road School (K-6) 1601 Newbridge Road 992-3000 ext. 4490 Marilyn Hirschfield, Principal Park Avenue School (K-6) 1599 Park Avenue, N. Merrick 11566 992-3000 ext. 4590 Eileen Speidel, Principal Saw Mill Road School (K-6) 2801 Saw Mill Road 992-3000 ext. 4690 Frances Bennett, Principal John G. Dinkelmeyer School (K-6) 2100 Waltoffer Ave. 992-3000 ext. 4190 Faith Skelos, Principal Bellmore District Administration Office 580 Winthrop Avenue 679-2900 Dr. Joseph Famularo, Superintendent Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center (K-2) 2750 S. St. Marks Ave. 679-2930 Clifford Molinelli Jr., Principal Winthrop Ave. School (3-4) 580 Winthrop Ave. 679-2920 Sally Curto, Principal Shore Road School (5-6) 2801 Shore Road 679-2950 Patrice Matthews, Principal Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Administration Office Brookside school 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566 992-1000 Dr. Henry Kiernan, Superintendent Sanford H. Calhoun High School (9-12) 1786 State St., Merrick 11566 992-1300 David Seinfeld, Principal

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Carlo Conte is the new principal of Grand Avenue Middle School. Before assuming the reins at Grand Avenue in July, Conte was an assistant principal at Calhoun High School and Merrick Avenue Middle School, both in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. John F. Kennedy High School (9-12) 3000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore 11710 992-1400 Lorraine Poppe, Principal

Bellmore United Methodist Nursery School 2640 Royle St., Bellmore 11710 221-1483 Maureen Weeden

Wellington C. Mepham High School (9-12) 2401 Camp Ave., Bellmore 11710 992-1511 Michael Harrington, Principal

Merokee Day School 10 Wynsum Ave., Merrick 11566 378-6333 Vivian Kanter, Director

Grand Avenue Middle School (7-8) 2301 Grand Ave., Bellmore 11710 992-1100 Carlo Conte, Principal

Progressive School of Long Island (K-8) 1425 Merrick Ave., Merrick 11566 868-6835 Eric Jacobson, Director

The Bellmore/Merrick Cultural Arts Foundation Brookside School 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566 992-1015 Rona Weiss, Chairwoman Literacy Nassau Call for programs offered. 187 Smith St., Freeport 11520 867-3580 Karen Micciche, Executive Director Web site: Long Island Infant Developmental Program 2174 Hewlett Ave., Suite 105, Merrick 11566 546-2333 Lenore K. Stamm, Director Web site:

Merrick Avenue Middle School (7-8) 1870 Merrick Ave., Merrick 11566 992-1200 Dr. Meador Pratt, Principal

South Shore Country Day School and Camp 1149 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore 11710 785-3311 Chris Vicedomini, Director

Parochial Schools St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School (N-8) 2341 Washington Ave., Bellmore 11710 785-5709 Leeann Graziose, Principal

Friedberg JCC Early Childhood Program 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick 11566 379-9386 Ellen Hoffman, Director

Long Island Crisis Center 2740 Martin Ave., Bellmore 11710 Hotline - 679-1111 Business- 826-0244 Linda Leonard, Executive Director Web site:

Private Schools Alphabetland Preschool Center 1775 Newbridge Road North Bellmore, N.Y. 11710 826-9339 Marie Munoz, Director

Educational programs Bellmore-Merrick Child-Care Program Brookside School 1260 Meadowbrook Road, N. Merrick 11566 868-6027 June Smith, Executive Director

Tempo Group Inc. Provides drug and alcohol treatment. Brookside School 1260 Meadowbrook Road, N.Merrick 11566 546-9008 Barry Wilansky, Executive Director

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LIBRARIES Bellmore Memorial Library 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore 11710 Maureen Garvey, director


HOURS: Monday-Thursday Friday p.m. Saturday (July, Aug.) p.m. Saturday (Sept.-June) Sunday Sunday (July-Aug.)

9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed

North Bellmore Public Library 785-6260 1551 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore Thomas Bazzicalupo, director

Merrick Library 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick Ellen Firer, director

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 p.m. -5 p.m.

SUMMER HOURS: (June 27-Labor Day weekend) Monday-Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (July-August)Closed

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North Merrick Public Library 378-7474 1691 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick 11566 Tom Witt, director


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The Long Island International Film Expo annually causes a stir in downtown Bellmore in July.

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PARKS & RECREATION TOWN PARKS Merrick Road Park Golf Course 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick 11566


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Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve 1600 Merrick Road, Merrick 11566


Harley Finkelstein slides down the makeshift water slide at Newbridge Park Bill Kelly/Herald

Newbridge Road Park and Pool 783-2500 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore 11710 Pool 783-2518 Rink 783-6181 Baldwin Park 546-4481 3232 South Grand Ave., Baldwin Harbor 11510 Tennis Courts 546-2240 Ball Field 546-2233

COUNTY PARKS Eisenhower Memorial Park 572-0200 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow 11554 Golf information 572-0327


Cow Meadow Park 571-8685 701 South Main Street, Freeport 11520 State Parks Jones Beach State Park 785-1600 Ocean Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway, Wantagh 11793

Echo Park 483-7400 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead 11552

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NASSAU COUNTY Nassau County is governed by an elected Legislature. The Legislature is comprised of legislators from 19 districts. It includes an independent budget director who advises the Legislature on spending and revenue matters. The Legislature also enables residents to submit petitions for proposed new laws that legislators are obligated to consider. The 19 county legislators serve two-year terms. The county executive — currently Republican Edward Mangano — serves a four-year term and is the chief administrator. Nassau also has an elected comptroller, currently George Maragos, a district attorney, Kathleen Rice, and a county clerk, Maureen O'Connell. Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 571-6000 Numbers to know Assessor’s Office Assessment Review Board of Elections Bus Information Civil Service Community College Consumer Affairs Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) County Attorney County Clerk County Comptroller County Executive County Legislature Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction District Attorney Economic Development Film Commission Fire Commission Health Department Housing & Intergov. Affairs Human Resources Human Rights Commission Investigations Leg. Budget Review Office Management and Budget Office Medical Center Medical Examiner Mental Health Minority Affairs Parks, Recreation, Museums Planning Commission Physically Challenged Probation Department Public Works Purchasing Office Recreation Section 8 and Homeless Senior Citizen Affairs Sheriff’s Department Social Services Department Traffic and Parking Violations Traffic Safety Board Treasurer’s Office Veterans Services Volunteer Services Youth Board Nassau County Website:

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TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD The Town of Hempstead, founded in 1644, is the largest township in the United States, encompassing 142 square miles with a population of approximately 760,000 people. Within the Town there are 34 unincorporated areas and 22 incorporated villages, more than 65 parks and marinas, and 2,500 miles of roads. Under the current system, the Town of Hempstead is overseen by a town supervisor — currently Republican Kate Murray — and a six-member Town Council. The six members of the council are elected from one of six councilmatic districts. The supervisor has a two-year term, and the council members have a four-year term of office. The supervisor serves as the chief executive officer of town government. She presides over all town board meetings, directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. The supervisor also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of 24 major departments, employing just more than 2,100 people. As the chief financial officer of the township, the supervisor is responsible for the creation and the implementation of a town budget. Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all traffic regulations and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes. Town of Hempstead Hempstead Town Hall 1 Washington St., Hempstead, NY 11550 489-5000 Numbers to know Receiver of Taxes, Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Town Attorney, Joseph Ra Animal Shelter 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh 11793 Civil Service Commission Comptroller Conservation and Waterways Greenfield Cemetery Highway Department Housing Authority Occupational Resources Parks and Recreation Planning and Economic Development Public Safety Sanitation Special pick-up Program Info and Sanitation Inspectors Senior Enrichment Traffic Control Division Water department 24-hour emergency line Zoning Board of Appeals

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ELECTED OFFICIALS United States Senator Charles E. Schumer (D) 757 3rd Ave., Suite 1702 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 United States Senate 313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6542

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3131

State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 (518) 474-7330

United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) 780 3rd Ave., Suite 2601 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 688-6262 United States Senate 478 Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4451

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (D) 262 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3800

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United States Representative - Third District Peter King (R) 1003 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, NY 11762 (516) 541-4225 339 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-7896

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2386

State Senator - 8th District Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R) 5550 Merrick Road, Suite 105 Massapequa, NY 11758 (516) 882-0630 New York State Senate, Room 605 Albany, NY 12247 (518) 455-2200

United States Representative - Fourth District Carolyn McCarthy (D) 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 320 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-3008 106 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516

Nassau County Clerk Maureen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2664

State Assemblyman - 17th District Tom McKevitt (R) 1225 Franklin Ave. Suite 465 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-5119 Legislative Office Building 546, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-5341

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-6000

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 (518) 474-8390

Thomas P. DiNapoli (D) 110 State St., Albany, N.Y. 12236 (518) 474-4044

Earlene Hooper (D) 80 N. Franklin Ave., Suite 304, Hempstead NY 11550 (516) 489-6610 731 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-3028

State Assemblyman - 19th District David G. McDonough (R) 404 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY 11756 (516) 409-2070 Legislative Office Building 533, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4633

Angie Cullin (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-385

Town of Hempstead Councilman - 6th District Gary Hudes (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3180

Nassau County Legislator - District 13 Norma Gonsalves (R) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6213

Nassau County Legislator - District 19 Dave Denenberg (D) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6219

Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-5000

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE BELLMORES A G Electrical Supply Co., Inc. 221-2209 A Step Above Stairbuilders, LLC 679-2622 A Taste of Home Bakery 486-1670 Academy Mortgage Corp 781-6600 Accounts Retrievable System, Inc. 783-6566 Costello’s Ace Hardware 221-0010 Across the Universe Records 343-7490 Advantage Acupuncture Therapy & Massage 313-5052 Affordable Fuels 826-0099 All About Floors 605-0135 All County Limousine 785-0500 All Island Media, Inc. 281-9665 Allied Account Services, Inc. 783-9500

Belair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 826-1160 Bellmore American Legion Post 948 783-7127 Bellmore Automotive, Inc. 783-1188 Bellmore Fire Department 221-4418 Bellmore Fire District 781-9240 Bellmore Herald 569-4000 Bellmore Jewish Center 781-3072 Bellmore Knights of Columbus #3689 785-9407 Bellmore Life 378-5320 Bellmore Memorial Library 785-2990 Bellmore Merrick EMS 785-7700 Bellmore Movies and The Show Place 783-7200

Billy Dean’s Showtime Cafe 783-0003 Blossom Deli 783-7960 Bob’s Landscape Services 984-8238 Bolila Jewelry, Inc. 280-8193 Brucia, Tom Certified Financial Planner 521-7362 Budget Blinds of Bellmore 308-3888 Built Well Solar Corp. 695-1000 Angelo L. Buonomo, CPA 993-3085 Cablevision/News12 393-1312 Canine Couture 221-3134 Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network, Inc. 781-7814 Carvalhos Restaurant 679-3300 Cary Construction, Inc. 679-5107 Center Point Church 826-0432

Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores & Merricks, Inc. 992-1073 Cozy Cocoon 221-cozy Creative Arts Design Studio Inc. 606-6217 Creative Corner 279-4592

Til Galvani Associates 409-6950 The Geller Dental Group, P.C. 785-4744 Gem Doors & Window Corp. 221-9800 Gennaro Jewelers 785-0134

Creative Partners 967-0592

Genworth Financial Marge Elias “Long Term Care Insurance Specialist” 378-8365

Crossfit Merrick 914-980-8949

Gerrato Agency, Inc. 826-3666

Cuccias Contractor’s, Inc. 221-6400

Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372 579-6049

Dear Little Dollies, LTD. 679-0164

Got Cupcakes? LLC 679-6700

De La Mer 221-3662

The Guardian Brain Foundation 631-271-3292

Delta Blues Foods 308-4994

The Hair Bar & Makeup Lounge 308-3153

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Hair Effex Inc. 221-2022

Dime Savings Bank 221-6000 The Dirty Dawg 785-2442

Have You Heard?, Inc. 409-0283 Hearing Help Associates, LLC 221-2390

Allied Medical & Rehabilitation, PC 221-0225

Bellmore/No Bellmore Auxiliary Police 644-9856

The Conneely Allstate Agency 781-7722

Bellmore 640-1796

Centigrade Heating & Cooling Corp. 826-9273

Andersen’s Spring & Welding Corp. 785-7337

Bellmore Post Office 781-8111

Centore Chiropractic, P.C. 679-0900

Empire State Remodelers, Inc. 409-9600

Antonette’s Restaurant 221-3416

Bellmore United Methodist Nursery School 221-1483

JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA 221-0571

Executive Limousine 826-8172

Historical Society of the Bellmores 785-2593

Applebee’s 783-9014

Bellmore Veterinary Hospital 308-4050

Cherrywood Foot Care Group, P.C. 826-9000

Family Fence Company 783-4904

Rachel M. Hollywood, PC 308-4540

AT&T Product Center 679-5303

Bellmore Village Chiropractic & Wellness 809-9191

FasTracKids/JEI 224-3177

Home Decor Consultants 448-3708

Fiorano Tile Showcase at Bellmore LLC 538-4440

Income Tax Plus 785-3046

Banner Transmission 221-9459

Bellmore Window Cleaning 445-8631

ChiroMom 221-1212 Choice Flooring “The Floor Pros” 409-8315

Dorothy’s School of Dance 783-6734 Edward Jones Investments 783-3046

Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc. 785-0225

Michael Berkenfeld DDS 221-6262

Clothesline Clothing Company 557-2162

The First National Bank of Long Island 679-6200

Bedford Avenue Deli 783-0155

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Cohen & Mason, CPA’s 679-1970

The Fleischer Dental Group, P.C. 826-3520

Bedford Stationery 221-2234

The Big Cheese 236-7533

Community Parent Center 771-9346

Fytography 287-7404

Hersheys of Bellmore 322-4799 High Tech Design Plumbing 805-6040 Hillside-Lane Electric 221-7074

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R&R Family Chiropractic 785-2662

Temple Beth El of Bellmore 781-2650

Realty Connect USA 662-0274

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Managed Health Care Services & Supplies, Inc. 781-2669

North Bellmore Public Library 785-6260Oak Chalet 826-1700

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Jam Dance & Fitness Center 781-5090

Maximum Entertainment DJ’s 826-8632

Jen’s Chinese Food & Catering 205-4654

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ReMax Hearthstone 771-8300

Mediterranean Diner 221-8721

Organo Gold 516-300-9500

Republic Lighting of Bellmore 785-4433

Ultimate Champions Tae Kwon Do 785-5425

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Oriental Martial & Healing Arts 221-2503

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Party Peeps 809-9330

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE BELLMORES All addresses are in Bellmore unless otherwise noted Accessories W.H.I.P. – Accessories (Women’s Heroes Inspiring Power) 1850 Newbridge Rd 581-0371 Accountants & Tax Preparers Angelo L. Buonomo, CPA 2719 Court St 993-3085 Cohen & Mason CPA’s, P.C. 2631 Merrick Road 679-1970 Income Tax Plus 1725 Bellmore Avenue 785-3046 www.incometaxplus-bellmore. com Meyerowitz & Meyerowitz, CPA’s 3050 Clubhouse Road, Merrick 379-2770 Robert F. Schade, CPA, P.C. 983 Little Neck Avenue 679-2495 Sandra G. Johnson, CPA, P.C. 206 Pettit Avenue 409-1120

Canine Couture 215 Bedford Avenue 221-3134 The Dirty Dawg 1867 Newbridge Road 785-2442 www.longislanddoggroomer. com Attorneys & Legal Services Cheryl Kitton 103 Bedford Avenue 826-1100 David Paul Weiss, Esq. 406 Bedford Avenue 783-0330 Eugene Krukas, PLLC 2742 Grand Avenue 877-50-lemon www.ekrukas@lemonfreedom. com

Got Cupcakes? LLC 535 Bedford Avenue 679-6700 Spiga Bakery 2685 Merrick Road 557-2688

Audiologists/Hearing Center Hearing Help Associates 2866 Merrick Road 221-2390

Dime Savings Bank 2412 Jerusalem Avenue 221-6000

Sklar, Heyman & Co., LLP 500 Bedford Avenue 826-4300

Auto Sales, Repair, Care & Supplies Andersen’s Spring & Welding Corp. 2374 Merrick Road 785-7337

Animal Care/Grooming/ Boarding & Supplies Bellmore Veterinary Hospital 229 Bedford Avenue 308-4050

Bakeries A Taste of Home Bakery 1992 North Jerusalem Road 486-1670

Banks/Mortgages/ Financial Centers Academy Mortgage Corp 108 Bedford Avenue 781-6600

Total Hearing Care, LLC 2140 Bellmore Avenue 308-7676

Til Galvani Associates Inc. 102 Bedford Avenue 409-6950

Village Auto 2741 Broadway 785-7763

Rachel M. Hollywood, PC 244 Pettit Avenue 308-4540

Schwartz & Company, LLP 2580 Sunrise Highway 409-5000

Thomas M. Lustenring, CPA, P.C. 2574 Grand Avenue 316-8303

Parts Authority Auto Superstores Inc. 2121 Bellmore Avenue 221-5700

Banner Transmission 2765 Broadway 221-9459 Bellmore Automotive Inc. 950 Bellmore Avenue 783-1188 Jerry’s Auto Center 1885 Newbridge Road 785-8400 www.JerrysAutos.Com

Island Federal Credit Union 2752 Sunrise Highway 809-4500

Beverages Organo Gold 2486 Natta Boulevard 516-300-9500 www.lbaccarella.organogold. com Carpet, Linoleum & Flooring All About Floors 332 Broadway, Bethpage 605-0135 www.allaboutfloorsbethpage. com

Clothing Clothesline Clothing Company 402 Bedford Avenue 557-2162 Cozy Cocoon 2481A Charles Ct 221-COZY Segments 2748 Belle Road 225-8236

Choice Flooring “The Floor Pros” 2780 Merrick Road 409-8315 www.hardwoodofbellmore. com

Collection Agencies Accounts Retrievable System, Inc. 2050 Bellmore Avenue 783-6566

Fiorano Tile Showcase at Bellmore LLC 2780 Merrick Rd 538-4440

Allied Account Services, Inc. 422 Bedford Avenue 783-9500 www.alliedaccountservices. com

Chiropractic Allied Medical & Rehabilitation, PC 2154 Newbridge Road 221-0225

Communications AT&T Product Center 1925 Bellmore Avenue 679-5303

Bellmore Village Chiropractic & Wellness 110 Bedford Avenue 809-9191

Community Services Bellmore Fire Department 230 Pettit Ave. 221-4418

Centore Chiropractic, P.C. 2376 Jerusalem Avenue 679-0900

Bellmore Fire District 2450 Newbridge Road 781-9240

JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA 2631 Merick Road 221-0571

ChiroMom 2874 Merrick Road 221-1212

Ridgewood Savings Bank 2080 Bellmore Avenue 785-0385

R&R Family Chiropractic 2312 Bellmore Avenue 785-2662

Roslyn Savings Bank 2641 Merrick Road 826-9100 www.MYNYCB.Com

Cigar Shop Little Cigar Factory 2918 Merrick Road 223-4758

The First National Bank of Long Island 408 Bedford Avenue 679-6200

Cleaning Services & Products Bellmore Window Cleaning 417 Midwood Avenue 445-8631

Bellmore Memorial Library 2288 Bedford Avenue 785-2990 Bellmore Merrick EMS PO Box 8 785-7700 Bellmore Post Office 2611 Merrick Road 781-8111 Bellmore/No Bellmore Auxiliary Police 2708 Pettit Avenue 644-9856 Continued on next page

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Community Parent Center Brookside School, Rm 31 1260 Meadowbrook Road, Merrick 771-9346 www.communityparentcenter. org Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores & Merricks, Inc. 1260 Meadowbrook Road, Rm 31 Merrick 992-1073 Historical Society of the Bellmores PO Box 912 785-2593 Lions Club of the Bellmores PO Box 1159 783-1471 Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg 2818 Merrick Road 409-6623 legislat/19.htm Nassau County Police - 1st Pct. 900 Merrick Road, Baldwin 573-6100 Nassau County Police - 7th Pct. 3636 Merrick Road, Seaford 573-6700 Nassau Suffolk School Boards Assoc. PO Box 385 781-2053 North Bellmore Fire Department 821 Newbridge Road 409-4720

Drafting Services Pilot Drafting & Consulting, Inc. 112 Bedford Ave 679-4731 Computer Services Overview Computer Services, LLC 2570 North Jerusalem Road, Suite #303 307-2426 Right Click Computer Solutions, Inc. 2752 Grand Avenue 665-9313 www.rightclickcomputer

Blossom Deli 100 Bedford Avenue 783-7960 Dentists Michael Berkenfeld DDS 1985 Newbridge Road 221-6262 Dr. David H. Krinsky 2160 Centre Avenue 785-2171 Dr. Paul R. Medici, DDS 2601 Jerusalem Avenue 785-5405

UBE Inc. 107 Bedford Avenue 330-3865

Gerard H. Menzies, D.M.D., P.C. 2570 N. Jerusalem Road 783-7151

Unfrustrating Computers 2397 Legion St 679-5540

The Fleischer Dental Group, P.C. 2085 Bellmore Avenue 826-3520

Concrete Work S & M Concrete 2303 Dogwood Street, Merrick 546-4976 Cosmetics & Beauty Supplies Mary Kay Cosmetics 2405 Oak Street 781-2629 Crafts/Party Services Creative Corner 305-309 C Bedford Avenue 279-4592 www.creativecornerpottery. com

North Bellmore Fire District 1500 Newbridge Road 409-4701

Dance Schools Dorothy’s School of Dance 2815 Merrick Road 783-6734 www.dorothysschoolofdance. com

North Bellmore Public Library 1551 Newbridge Road 785-6260

Jam Dance & Fitness Center 227 Bedford Avenue 781-5090

NYS Assemblyman Dave McDonough 404 Bedford Avenue 409-2070

Delicatessens Bedford Avenue Deli 105 Bedford Avenue 783-0155

The Geller Dental Group, P.C. 2140 Bellmore Avenue 785-4744 www.thegellerdentalgroup. com Discount Card Insider Card 2597 Merrick Rd 308-4880 DJ’s & Entertainment Maximum Entertainment DJ’s 2550 Merrick Road 826-8632 Electricians & Electrical Supplies A G Electrical Supply Co., Inc. 2751 Grand Avenue 221-2209 Hillside-Lane Electric 706 Wyckoff Avenue 221-7074 Embroidery and Uniforms Work n Wear Uniforms 2635 Pettit Avenue 409-0002

Entertainment/Night Club Billy Dean’s Showtime Cafe 1538 Newbridge Road 783-0003 Exterminators T.P. Exterminators 1949 Henry Street 781-9432 Eyecare Professionals Optical Concepts 2469 Merrick Road 785-2288 Dr. George Wollman 1859 Newbridge Road 785-4483 Financial Insurance & Planning Services Edward Jones Investments 233 Bedford Avenue 783-3046 Tom Brucia, CFP 609 Clemons Street 521-7362 Footwear/Apparel Incredible Feets of Bellmore, Inc. 2975 Merrick Road 826-3338 Fraternal Organizations Bellmore American Legion Post 948 2730 Royle Street 783-7127 Bellmore Knights of Columbus #3689 2333 Bellmore Avenue 785-9407 Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372 173 Sunrise Lane, Levittown 579-6049 Knights of Pythias 2400 Bedford Avenue 526-2492 North Bellmore American Legion # 1749 PO Box 559 785-5130

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2770 2400 Bedford Avenue 785-2617 Vietnam War Veterans Association, Inc. PO Box 1138 946-2906 WC Mepham HS Alumni Association, Inc. 2401 Camp Avenue 992-1510 Funeral Homes Clair S. Bartholomew & Son, Inc. 302 Bedford Avenue 785-0225 www.csbartholomewandson. com Gifts, Collectibles & Memorabilia Dear Little Dollies LTD. 418 Bedford Avenue 679-0164 Natures Museum Store 2400 Merrick Road 781-6872 Hair, Nail, Beauty Salons & Spas De La Mer 2477A Merrick Road 221-3662 Hair Effex Inc. 304 Bedford Avenue 221-2022 Metromodes 1850 Newbridge Road 221-2868 Olga’s Hair Design 2657 Merrick Road 826-0139 Red Door Spa 2750 Merrick Road 409-2800 Salon Nouveau 2603 Merrick Road 308-7272 Continued on next page

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Salon Scarpello 2576 Merrick Rd 785-2800 The Hair Bar & Makeup Lounge 1516 Bellmore Avenue 308-3153 www.thehairbarand Unique Salon & Spa 2024 N. Jerusalem Rd 564-6000 www.uniquesalonandspany. com Hardware Stores Costello’s Ace Hardware 2667 Merrick Road 221-0010 Weinman’s Hardware 106 Bedford Avenue 785-0222 Health & Fitness Beyond Fitness 2854 B Merrick Road 809-9800 Crossfit Merrick 2030 Newbridge Road 914-980-8949 Train for the Game Long Island 545 Bedford Avenue 809-9700 Health & Wellness Metropolitan Physical & Aquatic Therapy 2140 Bellmore Avenue 586-5533

Health Care & Support Services MP Family Health Nurse Practitioner, P.C. 2619 Alice Avenue 375-5904 Advantage Acupuncture Therapy & Massage 2154 Newbridge Road 313-5052 Belair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 2478 Jerusalem Avenue 826-1160 Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network, Inc. 2480 Hull Avenue 781-7814 Kaizen Centre for Health & Wellness 2710 Grand Avenue 781-9555 Lupus Alliance of America Long Island/Queens Affiliate 2255 Centre Avenue 783-3370 Managed Health Care Services & Supplies, Inc. 104 Bedford Ave 781-2669 Oriental Martial and Healing Arts 738 Farmers Avenue 221-2503 Pride for Youth/ Long Island Crisis Center 2050 Bellmore Avenue 679-9000

Long Island Health and Fitness 1917 Decatur Avenue 830-1973 Heating, Cooling, Supplies & Services Affordable Fuels 2061 Bellmore Avenue 826-0099 Centigrade Heating & Cooling Corp. 1847 Newbridge Road 826-9273 Home and Office Organization Organize Me! of NY, LLC PO Box 556 783-9084 Home Furnishing & Decorating Patio and Fireplace, Inc. 421 Sunrise Hwy 809-9652 Home Improvements & Contracting Cary Construction, Inc. 2687 Jerusalem Avenue 679-5107 Empire State Remodelers, Inc. 2262 Centre Avenue 409-9600 Family Fence Company 2207 Newbridge Road 783-4904 Gem Doors & Window Corp. 80 Merrick Avenue, Merrick 221-9800 Cuccias Contractor’s, Inc. General Contractors 80 Merrick Avenue, Merrick 221-6400

Qivana 2486 Natta Boulevard 300-9500

The Guardian Brain Foundation PO Box 1216 631-271-3292

South Shore Naturopathic, Inc. 2308 Bellmore Avenue 765-3272

Health Food & Nutrition Delta Blues Foods 1492 Bellmore Avenue 308-4944

Kenco Designs, Inc. 1524 Broad Street 785-8866

Take Shape for Life 917-834-2000

JGL International Inc. 1949 Bellmore Avenue 785-0963

W.A.W. Creative Construction 2089 Spruce Street, Wantagh 679-8393

Home Parties The Pampered Chef – Sue Newman 2466 Cove Court 221-8241 suenewman Ice Cream, Ices & Frozen Yogurt Hersheys of Bellmore 305-309 B Bedford Avenue 322-4799 Mister Softee 106 Mayfield Lane, Valley Stream 884-8419 Insurance Agency Genworth Financial Marge Elias “Long Term Care Insurance Specialist” 206 Pettit Avenue 378-8365 Gerrato Agency, Inc. 107 Bedford Avenue 826-3666 Newbridge Coverage Corp. 1666 Newbridge Road 781-9000 The Conneely Allstate Agency 2712 Grand Avenue 781-7722 Vintage Agency, Inc. 321 St. Marks Avenue 781-1407 Insurance/Travel Sabre Agency, Inc. 2515 Legion Street 221-8104 Interior Design Home Decor Consultants 2780 Merrick Road 448-3708 www.homedecorconsultants. com LORI-GIRL Creations 2355 Merrick Road 221-1745 Creative Arts Design Studio Inc. 2680 Lee Place 606-6217 www.creativeartsdesignstudio. com

Jewelry Bolila Jewelry, Inc. 2014 N. Jerusalem Road 280-8193 Gennaro Jewelers 410 Bedford Avenue 785-0134 Lia Sophia 4 Frank Avenue 804-3391 colleengibney Polara Jewelers, Inc. 111 Bedford Avenue 785-4141 Karate Schools Red Dragon Karate Studio Inc. 2691 Merrick Road 785-8800 Ultimate Champions Tae Kwon Do 2803A Merrick Road 785-5425 Landscaping, Design & Garden Supplies Bob’s Landscape Services 2080 Bedford Avenue 984-8238 Island Greenery 2036 Bellmore Avenue 785-0349 Old Mill Nurseries 1862 Newbridge Road 679-6228 Lighting Republic Lighting of Bellmore 2355 Merrick Road 785-4433 Marketing Creative Partners 2484 Haff Avenue 967-0592 www.creativepartners Continued on next page

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Media Cablevision/News12 111 Crossways Park Drive West Woodbury 393-1312 Medical Billing & Consultants Phoenix Medical Billing & Consultant Services, Inc. PO Box 1203 783-6692 Metal Detectors & Treasure Hunting Nassau Treasures Unlimited 2811B Merrick Road 785-1618

Party Services Have You Heard?, Inc. 2554 Merrick Road 409-0283 Maui Wowi PO Box 1051 521-4008 www.islandattitudesmoothie. com Party Peeps 1675 Newbridge Road 809-9330 Pharmacies/Drugstores Kee-Zac Pharmacy 109 Bedford Avenue 221-4022

Movie Theaters Bellmore Movies and The Show Place 222 Pettit Avenue 783-7200

Photography & Video Services Fytography 2550 Merrick Road 287-7404

Music Related Services Music Emporium 2641 Jerusalem Avenue 221-4888

Portraits By Jim Green 643-3508

The Rock Underground 300 Bedford Avenue 221-rock www.rockundergroundmusic. com Newspapers/Publications All Island Media, Inc. 1 Rodeo Drive, Edgewood 281-9665 Bellmore Herald 2 Endo Blvd, Garden City 569-4000 Bellmore Life 1840 Merrick Avenue, Merrick 378-5320 Bellmore 640-1796 Newsday 235 Pinelawn Road, Melville 631-843-4050

Plumbing & Heating High Tech Design Plumbing 804 Sterling Street 805-6040 Podiatrist Cherrywood Foot Care Group, P.C. 2791 Jerusalem Avenue 826-9000 Livingston Foot Care Specialists 1685 Newbridge Road 826-0103 Printing & Graphics Perfection Printing 2829 Merrick Road 221-4100 Printing & Office Supplies Bedford Stationery 207 N. Bedford Avenue 221-2234 Promotional Products Stitch This Print That 1921 Bellmore Avenue 308-3833

Tepper Marketing Promotional Products 1378 Anchor Court, Wantagh 826-5067 Real Estate ReMax Hearthstone 2059 Merrick Road, Merrick 771-8300 Realty Connect USA 2868 Merrick Rd 662-0274 The Realty Store 2302 Bellmore Avenue 783-6000 Zagarino Realty 6 Broadway 785-0013 Recreational/ Amusements The Pool House Billiards & Sports Pub 2716 Grand Avenue 409-9728 Religious Institutions Bellmore Jewish Center 2550 South Centre Avenue 781-3072 Center Point Church 2658 Corner Lane 826-0432 Temple Beth El of Bellmore 1373 Bellmore Road 781-2650 Restaurants & Fast Bites Antonette’s Restaurant 2701 Merrick Road 221-3416 www.antonettesrestaurant. com Applebee’s 2660 Sunrise Highway 783-9014 The Big Cheese Inc. 2728 Range rd 236-7533 Carvalhos Restaurant 2700 Sunrise Highway 679-3300

International Delight Cafe 322 Bedford Avenue 409-5772 Jen’s Chinese Food & Catering 2695 Merrick Road 205-4654 Mediterranean Diner 195 Bedford Avenue 221-8721 Oak Chalet 1940 Bellmore Avenue 826-1700 Pasquales Pizza and Pasta Cafe 505 Bedford Avenue 679-3661 Piccolo Ristorante 2770 Sunrise Highway 679-8787 Umberto’s of New Hyde Park 208 Bedford Avenue 409-1400 Zorn’s 2495 Merrick Road 826-8000 Schools, Nurseries, Camps & Day Care Bellmore United Methodist Nursery School 2640 Royle Street 221-1483 South Shore Country Day School & Camp, Inc. 1149 Newbridge Road 785-3311 FasTracKids/JEI 2583 Merrick Road 224-3177 Signs Vital Signs Plus, Inc. PO Box 262 223-3080 Solar Energy Materials & Installation Built Well Solar Corp. 2752 Grand Avenue 695-1000

Sporting Goods, Services & Clubs New York Islanders Hockey Club, LP 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale 501-6873 Oil City Skatepark Skate & Scoot 102 B Bedford Avenue 809-9774 Sports Memorabilia & Collectibles Living Legends Memorabilia 2473B Merrick Road 826-4000 Stairs & Rails A Step Above Stairbuilders, LLC 2578 Jerusalem Avenue 679-2622 Swimming Instruction Saf-T-Swim of Bellmore 2050 Bellmore Avenue 557-2114 Transportation All County Limousine 1677 Newbridge Road 785-0500 Executive Limousine 2200 Bellmore Avenue 826-8172 Urgent Medical Care Walk in Premier Care 2459 Merrick Road 826-2273 Window Treatments Budget Blinds of Bellmore 1608 Pea Pond Road 308-3888 Wines & Spirits KC Wines & Liquors 2764 Sunrise Highway 785-4049

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