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e are proud to present our annual Lynbrook/East Rockaway Almanac and Newcomer’s Guide, a special supplement to the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald. Those of us who live here know that Lynbrook and East Rockaway are wonderful places. In this little book, you’ll find many of the organizations and institutions that make them so very special. The purpose of the Almanac is to expand upon what the Herald does each week: describe and celebrate these unique communities and their many services and organizations. For newcomers, the Almanac provides a comprehensive guide to all the communities have 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 Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald ever published. We also hope you enjoy reading the Lynbrook/East Rockaway 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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P.S. If you’re not currently receiving the Herald by mail each week, please see our ad on page 17 for subscription information or look for the enclosed subscription envelope, or find us online at On the cover: Paisley Falvo and her date Matthew McGoldrick took part in the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce's annual pre-prom walk on Atlantic Avenue in June.

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Lynbrook/ East Rockaway Almanac 2012 - 2013 A special supplement to the

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EDITOR Mary Malloy RESEARCH Shaheen Tokhi PUBLISHERS Clifford Richner Stuart Richner VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Michael Bologna VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Rhonda Glickman EXECUTIVE EDITOR John C. O'Connell ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Nancy Friedman CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeffrey Negrin PRODUCTION MANAGER Karen Mengel EDITORIAL DESIGNERS Kristen Edelman Alyson Goodman PHOTO EDITOR Christina Daly

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ..............................................................................4

Nassau County..................................................................44

Village of East Rockaway ..................................................6

Town of Hempstead .........................................................44

East Rockaway History ......................................................8

Post Office .........................................................................45

Emergency Numbers ........................................................11

State Officials.....................................................................46

Lynbrook History .............................................................12

East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce ........................47

Village of Lynbrook ..........................................................14 Census................................................................................16 Fire Departments...............................................................18 Clubs and Organizations ..................................................20 Lynbrook Schools .............................................................22 East Rockaway Schools ....................................................26 Health Services ..................................................................28 Parks and Recreation ........................................................30 Libraries .............................................................................31 How to Reach the Herald ................................................31 Places of Worship..............................................................32 Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce .................................38

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HISTORY OF EAST ROCKAWAY THE WHITE CANNON HOTEL AND THE ARREST OF ERNEST E. BOSCA Ninety-nine years ago, on June 28, 1913, a group of friends got together in East Rockaway to celebrate the opening of “Ye Olde Cabin Room” by presenting their friend, Ernest E. Bosca, owner of the White Cannon Hotel, with a plaque, so inscribed. The additional wording spoke of friendship: “Friendship doth bind, with pleasant ties, The heart of man to man, and age But strengthens it – It never dies Till finished is life’s final page.” The White Cannon Hotel has a long history. It was located at the present site of the parking lot next to The Fishery. It opened around 1800 and was run by John F. Rhodes as a rooming house and general store in competition with Sam Rhame’s store, located opposite the present post office. In the early 1900s, the area was known as Bosca’s Dock and the hotel was owned by John Bosca, a war veteran who had been awarded a cannon by the government (that cannon remains today.) In its day the ambiance of the White Cannon Hotel, as a restaurant, was very elegant. People could dock their boats and enjoy excellent food in luxurious surroundings and return to their boats, or they could drive right up to the door with its primary location on Main Street. It was also known as an automobilists’ road house along the route to Long Beach, and as a dine and dance hall. It was destroyed by fire on March 5, 1950. Getting back to Ernest ... in addition to being the proprietor of the White Cannon Hotel in 1913, he had been elected, about two years earlier, for a five-year term as the treasurer of the

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The White Cannon Hotel was located where the parking lot of the Fishery Restaurant is now. Town of Hempstead, responsible for $700,000 of its funds and investments. However, beginning in January 1914, Ernest Bosca became part of the weekly news in The New York Times because it was reported by the Town that Bosca had loaned himself $19,000 from town funds — and though no one was prepared to say the transaction was illegal, the town was still buzzing with excitement. Bosca’s actions were, however, considered “a conflict of interest” and an “indiscretion.” Within two weeks he was arrested for violating a law prohibiting town officials from lending money on mortgages in excess of 50 percent of the value of the mortgaged property. He was accused of lending $16,000 and $19,000 to the White Cannon Hotel that he owned, which had an assessed value of $4,500. He pleaded not guilty and was held on bail for further examination. The board of Town auditors increased the bond from $275,000 to $375,000,

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Bosca’s Dock on the waterfront in East Rockaway. The White Cannon Hotel in the background.

and Bosca had 10 days to submit the additional bond. At a special Town of Hempstead meeting on February 14, 1914 they announced the office of treasurer was vacant, as Bosca was not able to supply the additional $100,000 bond. Two days later the Town Board of Hempstead met and appointed John A. Ruth of Cedarhurst the new treasurer. On April 30, Bosca vehemently denied wrongdoing but pleaded guilty. His sentence could have been a $500 fine and imprisonment for a year, but since the mortgages were due shortly and expected to be paid, it was felt his sentence would be suspended. On May 23, Bosca was sentenced and collapsed upon hearing his sentence. On July 26, 1914, he was released under a suspended sentence after spending nine weeks in county jail. He paid back the Town of Hempstead the $35,000 he owed. The fore-mentioned 15” x 12” shield-shaped plaque was donated to the Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook from a person in California whose father had the shield hanging in his garage. Upon researching Bosca, it was found that he had filed for several patents while living in California and later died there in August 1941. Submitted by Madeline Pearson, president of the Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook. Based on information from "East Rockaway," an Acadia book by Patricia Sympson, and from the N.Y. Times historical papers.

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The Girl Scouts held a ceremony at the opening of a U.S. Volunteer Life Saving Station in Bay Park on Aug. 29, 1936.

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n behalf of the village board, and our more than 10,000 neighbors, welcome to the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway — our community by the bay. The Village of East Rockaway is a fantastic community where home prices continue to hold their ground even in today’s uncertain national economy. People want to live here because of the area’s great government services, its affordable homes and small town vibe. This trifecta continues to draw homebuyers to our community and strengthens longtime residents’ spirit and bond to our area. East Rockaway is also just one of a handful of governments on Long Island that has cut taxes across the board the past two consecutive years. Working with the village board, I’ve made the fiscally prudent choices to put money back in every taxpayer’s pocket without a reduction in any village service. Our top priority is stretching every tax dollar while cutting expenses and overhead. In today’s precarious national economy, this is the type of proper fiscal management and planning that allows our community to grow and prosper. We continue to experience economic growth and development. Under my administration’s leadership, we are improving long-forgotten village infrastructure such as roads and drainage, maintenance and development of parks, recreation

facilities and the improvement of parking fields. Attracting new businesses and ensuring the success of our waterfront business district is another important priority — and we’re succeeding. Despite difficult economic Francis T. Lenahan times, the construction of a new restaurant is currently underway on Althouse Avenue. Additionally, initial plans for the revitalization of a parcel of land on Front Street — a soon-to-be opened restaurant — have just been approved. This is the type of positive impact we’re continuing to create along East Rockaway’s waterfront area. A new, state-of-the-art fitness facility was also recently built by a private developer and currently operates on Ocean Avenue, offering adults, children and seniors a myriad of fitness and recreational options, in additional to private training and lifestyle changing programs. You’ll find no better community than East Rockaway. Our village is committed to every working family, child and senior who lives here. The village’s reputation for being one of Long Island’s South Shore communities that offer affordable waterfront and water access properties is second to none. If you aren't a resident already, we hope you can join us and consider being one of our newest neighbors and come to experience our wonderful restaurants, shopping and local businesses. FRANCIS T. LENAHAN Mayor

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Village Hall 376 Atlantic Ave. P.O. Box 189, East Rockaway, NY 11518 887-6300 Mayor Francis T. Lenahan Trustees: Deputy Mayor Bruno F. Romano, Stanley Lombardo, Ed Corrado, Richard Gogarty Village Clerk/Treasurer Doris Piedimonte 887-6300 Deputy Village Clerk Patricia Renner Deputy Treasurer/Personnel Barbara Cutler 887-6300 Justice Court Judge Steven S. Siegel 887-6312

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LYNBROOK: LOOKING BACK By ART MATTSON Lynbrook Village Historian Let’s take a look at what was happening in Lynbrook and East Rockaway in 1812 — exactly 200 years ago. The two villages were then two tiny settlements of about 100 families in total, almost all of them farmers and fishermen. The names Lynbrook and East Rockaway didn't even exist. Indeed, all of East Rockaway, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre was known as Near Rockaway. That name came about because this area was nearer to Hempstead, the seat of government, than was Rockaway or Far Rockaway. After the Revolutionary War ended, the victorious patriots of Long Island were angry with the English sympathizers who inhabited Near Rockaway. After all, the loyalists to the crown had supplied firewood, food, animals, fodder, and shelter to the British troops during the enemy's occupation of New York City and Long Island. Despite the patriots’ victory, the loyalists continued to feel more English than American. For example, the owners of the East Rockaway Grist Mill continued to charge local farmers in English pounds-sterling, instead of U.S. dollars, to grind wheat into flour. They did this into the 1830s. When the War of 1812 broke out, hatred toward the Near Rockaway Anglophiles increased to the boiling point — and may even have included tarring and feathering. Uriah Pearsall was one of the wealthiest landowners in Near Rockaway, and he was an English sympathizer. Fearing for his very life, he set sail for British-held Canada to escape persecution. Uriah and five of his six sons resettled in New Brunswick Canada.

Samuel Pearsall, then 20, was the only son to remain in Near Rockaway. Perhaps he was influenced by the fact that his 19-year-old wife, Rebecca had given birth to their son Wright just the year before, in 1811. In any event, Samuel and Rebecca’s decision to remain on the family farm altered local history. Twenty-three years later, in 1835, Samuel opened a general store in East Rockaway with his son Wright, now 24, as his partner. Wright found it inconvenient to travel by sailing packet to New York City to buy goods for the store, so he made a dramatic move that led to his becoming the founder of what is today the Village of Lynbrook. In 1853, Wright (by now he was 42 years old and the father of two children) bought up all the land around the Five Corners of today's Lynbrook, and opened a general store. In a brilliant strategic move, he had wooden planks laid along The Merrick Road and made it a toll road that farmers and fishermen could use year round, even when most roads to Jamaica and Brooklyn were impassable due to mud. (The railroad wouldn't arrive for another 15 years.) Merchants liked the Five Corners location and bought land from Wright in order to establish their own businesses. The hamlet grew rapidly and became known as Pearsall’s Corners. In 1894, it was renamed Lynbrook. Additional information about the Pearsall family and the history of Lynbrook may be found in Mattson’s two books: “The History of Lynbrook” and “Water and Ice: The Tragic Wrecks of the Bristol and the Mexico.” Both are available locally at Lyn Gifts and Mur-Lees on Atlantic Avenuein Lynbrook. The books are also sold on

Courtesy Art Mattson

General store proprietor Samuel Pearsall was also Near Rockaway’s undertaker.

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Courtesy Art Mattson The largest family tombstone in the Old Sand Hole Cemetery — today the Rockville Cemetery — marks the grave of Wright and Rebecca Pearsall and members of their family.

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t is an honor and privilege to welcome you to the Village of Lynbrook.

The Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald Almanac provides us with an opportunity to introduce our exceptional community to those who may not be familiar with it. Lynbrook USA is a family. Our board of elected officials, Deputy Mayor Alan Beach and trustees Michael Hawxhurst, Hilary Becker and Thomas Atkinson, all work tirelessly to keep Lynbrook a great place to live, work and raise a family. We recently celebrated our 100th anniversary as an incorporated village with the very same traditions and honor that we have always held dear. Lynbrook is a unique village that offers every amenity to our youth, families, seniors and business community alike. Our youth programs and extracurricular programs offered by the Lynbrook public schools, as well as our own Youth Athletic Association, are extraordinary, and the members go the extra mile with focused dedication on behalf of our younger community. Our Recreation Center provides Lynbrook’s senior citizens with special services, including social gatherings and special events for them to enjoy. We have a close partnership with our Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, and our business community continues to provide some of the best restaurants and expansive shopping anywhere on the South Shore. Lynbrook is a thriving, prosperous village and our motto is “Open for Business." With our AA bond rating, we are truly one of the best villages anywhere on Long Island! Thanks to the dedication and excellence of our Department of Public Works, Lynbrook’s streets, roads, neighbor-

hoods and parks have undergone a revitalization and beautification for all to enjoy. Greis Park is the site of wonderful family picnics and sporting events, and is home to our beautiful Lynbrook pool, a true oasis and treasure for all of the residents in the William J. Hendrick summer. Our public and parochial schools are another source of pride in our community, giving voice and vision to our next generation of leaders. The Lynbrook Fire Department and the Lynbrook Police Department work tirelessly on our behalf to ensure a safe community. We salute them for all of their hard work and commitment to our village. Our veterans are also an enormous source of pride in Lynbrook. We applaud and honor them, and our community continues to recognize their efforts. Our village acquired a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that now stands proudly in our Memorial Garden to serve as a reminder for us all to never forget the events of that day. The 9/11 monument is located at Village Hall and is a tribute to all victims and heroes of the attacks. We are proud of our tradition of excellence, our rich history and our heritage. We enjoy a quality of life that is enhanced by our business community, our village employees, and our volunteers that keep Lynbrook a close community and an outstanding suburban village. Growth and opportunity are ours to enjoy, and even in tough economic times we come together as a community to keep Lynbrook moving forward and thriving. Together, we will celebrate Lynbrook’s next 100 years. WILLIAM J. HENDRICK Mayor

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Village of Lynbrook Town Hall One Columbus Drive Lynbrook 11563 599-8300 Mayor William Hendrick - 599-8784 Trustees Deputy Mayor Alan Beach Hilary Becker Michael Hawxhurst Thomas Atkinson Village Clerk/Treasurer - 599-8300 John Giordano ext. 202 Dept. of Public Works Superintendent Philip Healey - 599-8838 Building Department Superintendent Brian Stanton - 599-8828

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Bill Hendrick was sworn in for another term as Lynbrook's mayor as the trustees look on. Village Justice Court Hon. William McLaughlin - 599-0416 Assessing Department Lisa Kenny - 593-6505 Recreation Department Director Patrick McDermott - 599-8000

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FIRE HOUSES Fire Headquarters: Atlantic Avenue Rescue and Floodlight Unit: Atlantic Avenue Protector Hook, Ladder and Hose Company No.1: Front Street Vigilant Engine Company: Main Street Liberty Hose Company No.2: Clark Street Hose Company No.1: Grant Avenue

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MEDICAL 26 Emergency Medical and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians

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Ed Reicherter backed up fellow firefighter Ryan Gallagher when the East Rockaway Fire Department Cold Ducks Drill Team participated in the Fourth Battalion drill held in Woodmere Park.

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS BUSINESS East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce 887-3131 President: Debbie Hirschberg 376 Atlantic Ave. P.O. Box 189, East Rockaway 11518 info@eastrockawaychamber. com Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce 599-3436 11 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook 11563 President: William Gaylor Meets second Tuesday of every month Email: CIVIC Bay Park Civic Association 599-6799 7 Cooke St., East Rockaway 11518 Email: Thebayparker@

HISTORICAL The Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook 593-5791 P.O. Box 351, East Rockaway 11518 President: Madeline Pearson Mothers Center of SW Nassau Inc. 599-7788 100 Main Street, East Rockaway 11518 www.swnassauny. FRATERNAL Knights of Columbus/St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Council No. 2228 887-2228 78 Hempstead Ave. Grand Knight: Diego Oblitas Long Island Society of Italian Americans 791-2181 P.O. Box 12, Valley Stream 11580 President: Antoinetta Santopadre

New York 1 Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E.-Lynbrook No. 1515 599-1515 57 Hempstead Ave., Lynbrook 11563 Exalted Ruler: Phil Neidecker Meets first and third Thursday of every month, 8:30 p.m.

Nassau County Republican Committee 334-5800 164 Post Avenue, Westbury 11590 East Rockaway Leader: Anthony Santino Lynbrook Leader: Francis X. Becker

Police Benevolent Association Lynbrook 599-3300 POLITICAL Nassau County Conservative Party Email: Nassaucounty

SERVICE E.A.C. Senior Respite Program 539-0150 50 Clinton St., Suite 107, Hempstead 11550 La Leche League Breastfeeding

Nassau County Democratic Committee 294-3366 Chairman J.S. Jacobs Lynbrook AD No. 14 1 Old Country Rd., Suite 430, Garden City 11530

Support Group 593-7976 659 Scranton Ave., Lynbrook 11563 Barbara Sobey, leader Meets the first Thursday of every month, 8:15 p.m. Babies welcomed at meetings.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (631) 547-6233 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746 National Federation of the Blind Long Island Chapter 868-8718 2704 Beach Drive, Merrick 11566 President: David Stayer Email; Davidrstayer@gmail. com VETERANS American Legion Post No. 958 599-9580 Ladies Auxiliary 71 Main St. East Rockaway 11518 Commander: Shelly Conn Disabled American Veterans 887-7100 162 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook 11563 Commander: Thomas B. Reiter II

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Members of Elks Lodge No. 1 in Lynbrook put on their annual show for disabled veterans who were visiting from area hospitals.

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Veterans saluted the flag at the East Rockaway Veteran's Day observance on Main Street. National Amputation Foundation President: Paul Bernacchio Chapter No. 76 887-3600 40 Church St., Malverne 11565 VFW Howard Lathrop Post 2307 594-2307 235 Merrick Road, Lynbrook 11563 Commander: Kevin Canty Hall rental: 599-8846

VFW Robert F. Garrison Post 3350 887-8170 164 Main St., East Rockaway 11518 Commander: Joseph McCarthy YOUTH B’nai B’rith Youth Organization 55 Manetto Road, Plainview 11803 Nassau-Suffolk Region 433-2296 Regional Director: Fran Haskell Coalition for Youth in East Rockaway Coalition Coordinator: Stephanie Johanson

Upcoming meetings for 201213: September 10, November 5, January 14, March 11, May 13. All meetings at 7 p.m. in the Charles H. Formont Senior Center located on James Street in East Rockaway. mail@coalitionforyouthiner. com

475 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway 11518 Director: Richard Kappel

East Rockaway Raiders Athletic Association 992-0131 President: Craig Hickam

Lynbrook 11563 Director: Patrick McDermott

East Rockaway Recreation Center 341-0996

Lynbrook Recreation Department 599-8000 Greis Memorial Park 55 Wilbur St.,

Girl Scouts of E.L.L.M. Association MVP: Laura Jean D'Alessio 741-2550

Girl Scouts of Nassau County 110 Ring Road West, Garden City 11530 741-2550 CEO/Executive Director: Donna Ceravolo Lynbrook Junior Fire Dept. 599-1547 Lynbrook Little League 887-2626 President: Mike Solow Email:

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LYNBROOK SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION President: Cathy Papandrew Vice President: Ellen Marcus Secretary: Dr. William Kayen Trustees: Alicemarie Bresnihan, William Belmont, Robert Paskoff and Sean Strife Administration Office 612-5000 Atlantic Avenue School 111 Atlantic Ave.

West End Elementary (1-5) 887-0288 30 Clark Ave. Principal: Alison Puliatte Lynbrook Kindergarten Center 887-8065 111 Atlantic Ave. Principal: Ellen Postman

Lynbrook Senior High School (9-12) 887-0200 9 Union Ave. Principal: Joseph Rainis

Adult Continuing Education 887-0264 Director: Amy Cohen (Registration at Lynbrook South Middle School)

Lynbrook North Middle School (6-8) 887-0282 529 Merrick Rd. Principal: Sean K. Fallon

Director of Special Services for Lynbrook Schools: Maxine Bogen, contact administrative offices.

Lynbrook South Middle School (6-8) 887-0266 333 Union Ave. Principal: Margaret Ronai Marion Street Elementary (1-5) 887-0295 100 Marion St. Principal: Theresa Macchia Waverly Park Elementary (1-5) 887-6590 320 Waverly Ave., East Rockaway Principal: Lucille McAssey

PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic School (Pre-K to grade 8) 593-4884 21 Fowler Ave. Principal: Sister Mary Dowden, RSM

NASSAU BOCES Administration Office 626-6710 71 Clinton Ave., Garden City 11530 District Superintendent: Dr. Thomas L. Rogers Deputy Superintendent: Dr. Robert Hanna

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It was a wonderful year. The accomplishments of our effort has evolved into six goal areas that are now an important Lynbrook school community gives us much to celebrate. From part of the district’s direction. One of the recommendations beginning to end, we experienced so many success stories, all was to construct music rooms and install an elevator at North of which greatly contributed to making 2011-2012 Middle School. That recommendation became part very special. of a proposition during budget time, and the comI must once again thank the mayor of Lynmunity approved it. The result: at the end of the brook, William Hendrick, and the village trustees, 2012-2013 school year, construction will begin at as well as the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, North Middle to turn this dream into a reality. for the tremendous support they offer our students Among the several musical highlights of this all year long, and especially at year’s end. The preyear was the invitation extended to our jazz band Santo Barbarino, Ph.D. prom party and the post-prom breakfast were moto perform at the New York All-State Conference ments to remember for the Lynbrook High School in Rochester. This conference is among the more class of 2012, and for all others who were present. Fly With recognized programs in the country, and to be invited there is The Owls provided the funds for the breakfast and the prizes a great compliment to our music program. It was sheer joy to (including computers, televisions and gift cards) that were given watch our jazz band swing into that tremendous sound that to the seniors who showed up on time. brought them to this most prestigious stage. The Strategic Planning Committee approached its final One of the most telling moments for a school is the graduphase of work, as focus groups from throughout the comation ceremony. From the kindergarten center’s heartwarming munity assembled in September to comment on the areas that event to the high school’s exuberant commencement exercise, were developed. Those discussions helped frame the ultimate each graduation ceremony conveyed a beautiful story not only package of recommendations that were presented to the Board about highlighted events but also about the school itself. These of Education. ceremonies constituted a fitting conclusion to a wonderful year The work of all those involved in the strategic planning in the Lynbrook school district.

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East Rockaway High School's class of 2012 graduation exercises were held in the school's auditorium. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Roseanne Melucci

BOARD OF EDUCATION President: Kristen Ochtera Vice President: Linda Schmidt Secretary: Patricia Nicoletti Trustees: Neil Schloth John Giannotti Jr. District Clerk Denise Lobascio

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PAROCHIAL St. Raymond’s Catholic School 593-9010 263 Atlantic Ave. Principal: Sister Ruthanne Gypalo

Herald file photo

Lynbrook’s Our Lady of Peace and St. Raymond’s schools in East Rockaway joined in the celebration of the National Catholic Educational Association's “Catholic Schools Week.”

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SUPERINTENDENT MESSAGE Thank you to the community for supporting the school the public’s vote to expend funds from the technology reserve, district budget in May. The next budget cycle begins in Nowe will install document cameras in classrooms and create wirevember with public meetings starting in January. Community less access points at both elementary schools. Wireless access members are invited to attend the budget advisory committee points are already in effect at the high school. The technology meetings to provide input for the development of the district reserve funds will also be used to upgrade fiber optic connecbudget. The dates for the meetings are listed in the tions. school calendar. Maintaining our facilities continues to be an item We have extended our best wishes to our colon our agenda. Also approved by the voters last leagues who have moved on to pursue their retireMay was the expenditure of the facilities reserve. ment dreams: Camillo Caparelli, William Fortgang, These funds will be used to replace exterior doors Francine Kohn, Lorraine Liberti, Cindy Singer, at Centre Avenue and the high school, as well as Adrienne Stender, and Solomon Yousha. May they upgrading the heating and ventilation system. There enjoy good health and much happiness for many will be repaving and concrete repair projects at Roseanne Melucci years to come. both Centre Avenue and Rhame Avenue schools. As some will exit, some will enter. We welIn addition, windows will be replaced or repaired come new hires Joseph Spero, Jr/Sr High School and additional security cameras will be installed principal; Wendy Beauchesne, teaching assistant, Rhame throughout the district. Avenue School; and Stephanie Ann Rivieccio, teaching assistant, As the new school year begins, I invite you to refer to the Centre Avenue School. We are continuing to interview candischool calendar for the many wonderful activities and events dates to fill the remaining openings. that occur in our schools throughout the year. To reduce The new school year will bring changes to curriculum printing and mailing costs, the district calendar will not be and instruction, as well as full implementation for the state mailed home this year. Instead, the calendar, along with other mandated annual professional performance review. All teachers important information, will be available at our website www. will be implementing the common core learning standards, as Should you require a paper copy, well as administering assessments in the fall and in the spring to please call the superintendent’s office. Your participation at our measure student growth. events is greatly appreciated. We continue to expand and upgrade our technology. With I wish everyone a wonderful and successful school year!

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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 with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) 431-6946 Helen Keller Services for the Blind 485-1234

NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped 50 Clinton St., Suite 208 Hempstead 11550 564-4311 cbvh

South Shore Child Guidance Center 91 Guiylombardo Ave Freeport 11520 868-3030 (Outpatient services for children 18 and under)

Office for the Physically Challenged 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Uniondale 11553 227-7399

Special Services AHRC Nassau 189 Wheatley Road Glen Head 11545 626-1000

United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Nassau County 380 Washington Ave. Roosevelt 11575 378-2000 Mental Health Family and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association 100 E. Old Country Road Mineola 11501 746-0350 FEGS Mental Health Facility 175 Fulton Ave., Suite 309 Hempstead 11550 485-5710 (Outpatient services) Long Island Crisis Center 750 Martin Ave. Bellmore 11710 826-0244 Hotline: 679-1111 (24-hour crisis hotline and suicide prevention services) Mental Health Association of Nassau County 16 Main St., Hempstead 11550 489-2322 Nassau County Department of Mental Health 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Suite 200, Uniondale 11553 227-7057 Peninsula Counseling Center 50 W. Hawthorne Ave. Valley Stream 11580 569-6600 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline 15 Grumman Road W. Bethpage 11714 222-2293 South Nassau Communities Hospital Mental Health Counseling Center 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 377-5400

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AIDS Hotline (800) 462-6785 HIV, AIDS, STD Hotline (800) 541-AIDS

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Friends of Hospice 1845 Northern Blvd. Manhasset 11030 627-6376

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American Diabetes Association 534 Broadhollow Road, Suite LL10 Melville 11747 (631) 348-0422 American Heart and Stroke Association 125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 100 Plainview 11803 777-8447 American Lung Association 700 Veterans Memoria Highway Hauppauge 11788 (631) 265-3848 Arthritis Foundation 501 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 2 Melville 11747 (631) 427-8272 Birthright International (Anti-abortion counseling) 1859 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh 11793 785-4070 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900 Breast Cancer Hotline (800) 877-8077

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The Rehabilitation Institute Career Training Center 123 Frost St. Suite B Westbury 11590 222-2092

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Members of the East Rockaway Junior/Senior High School’s Builders and Key clubs — extensions of the East Rockaway Kiwanis Club — gathered with Grist Mill Museum members in Memorial Park last spring to landscape, plant, sow, water, clean and polish the museum and grounds, inside and out.

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T.O. Smith at Dockside in East Rockaway - 1898

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HOW TO REACH THE HERALD In many ways, putting out a newspaper each week is an interactive process. We need your participation to do our job, so we offer you — our readers and partners — a reminder of how and when to reach us. To tell us what’s going on in your community, or news of upcoming events sponsored by civic, service, religious or community organizations, the deadline is 10 a.m. the Friday prior to publication. Notices are printed free of charge, but must be typed and double-spaced. We also welcome the news of your family life, your business life and your social life. We accept, at no charge, obituaries and Neighbors in the News items, including awards, honors, births, graduations, marriages and promotions. We value your opinions, and provide a forum for them in our popular Letters to the Editor space. Letters are accepted until 5 p.m. the Friday prior to publication.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP EAST ROCKAWAY Bethany Congregational Church 599-5768 100 Main Street Pastor Mark J. Lukens Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre (Conservative) 599-2634 295 Main Street Rabbi: Andrew Warmflash Cantor: David Sislen President: Harold Kislik HERJC Religious School - 599-0424 Nursery School - 599-1169 295 Main Street, East Rockaway Mommy and Me Nazarene Church of East Rockaway 599-3116 Ocean Ave. and Garfield Place Pastor: Rev. Stephen Hurkens Sunday School - 593-8507 Little Pebbles Nursery School Director: Jill Uhl St. Raymond’s Roman Catholic Church 593-5000 263 Atlantic Ave. Pastor: Father Charles Romano Religious Education - 593-9075 Director: Evelyn Contaldi

LYNBROOK Christ Episcopal Church 599-4109 Hempstead Avenue and Peninsula Blvd. Hendrickson Avenue Bible Church (Fundamentalist) 599-4645 61 Hendrickson Ave. Pastor: George Bruns Executive Director: Bob Kahan Lynbrook Baptist Church 599-9402 225 Earle Ave. Pastor: Robert Walderman E-mail:

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Lynbrook Fire Department Chaplain William Breslawski, right, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Church, was installed as a Monsignor by Bishop William Murphy. Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church 599-6414 25 Fowler Ave. Religious Education office - 593-5150 Director: Sister Mary Grace Monroe School - 593-4884 Principal: Sister Mary Dowden

St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church Carpenter Avenue and Union Place Lynbrook, New York 11563 887-1699 Patriarch: His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas Archbishop: H.E. Mor Theethose Yeldho

St. James United Methodist Church 599-5148 Forest Avenue and St. James Place Office hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pastor: Rev. John P. Fahey Jr. E-mail:

Temple Am Echad 593-4004 One Saperstein Plaza, Lynbrook Rabbi: Glenn Jacob President: Richard Braverman Cantor: Jerry Korobow Religious School 593-4004 Principal: Leonard Thaw Nursery School 599-7950 Directors: Sue Chaplick and Barbara Goodman

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 599-0778 13 Blake Ave. Pastor: Rev. Rebecka Fetters E-mail: The Vineyard Church 180 Denton Ave. Lynbrook 678-7888 Pastor: Randy Larson

Editor's Note: Congregation Beth David, formerly at 185 Denton Ave., Lynbrook has merged with Congregation B'nai Sholom in Rockville Centre, located at 100 Hempstead Ave. The contact phone number is (516) 564-4100.

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Alma Nittia tried her hand at Black Jack during casino night at the Bristal Lynbrook. Senior Citizens Club of Lynbrook 599-8000 Greis Park Senior Center Recreation Bldg. 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook President: Kathy Sci Meets Wed., noon - 3 p.m. (September to June)

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Bill Albergo Chris Anderson William Diebold Sy Entin Nancy Friedman Eleanor Jobbagy Esther Jollon Harry Levitt Charles Maione Harold Reese William Roth Linda Stephenson Polly Talbott

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The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce What does your chamber do for you?

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t gives me great pleasure to be able to offer a directory of the Chamber membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; businesses located in Lynbrook. I must also tell you that this will be my last message to you as my term of office will officially end in January, 2013.

be met by someone who cares deeply about Lynbrook. Enjoy the remainder of 2012. Thank you and happy shopping! BILL GAYLOR Lynbrook Chamber President

Bill Gaylor

It has been a wonderful experience to meet and greet each and every one of you during my term. I know the new president will be a great asset to our organization. Lynbrook offers many diverse services, both retail and professional. Many of the businesses serving the community have been operating and serving the people of Lynbrook for many years and some have been handed down from generation to generation. Please know that when you shop locally, you generate funds which the Chamber gives back to the community in the form of scholarships for our graduates, Wounded Warrior projects, the pre-prom party for the high school graduates, 9-11 memorial funding and the Village Expo held annually. My one request to you is that you shop locally/ Not only do you see friendly faces, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know that your needs will

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE LYNBROOK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in Lynbrook unless otherwise noted Best Western Mill River Manor Lisa Zavala 173 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre 11570 516-678-1300

Carefree Air Ray Mohler 199 Merrick Road 516-599-2848

A la Carte Culinary Services Polly Talbott 32 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-2922

Arrow Exterminating Company Bernard Stegman 289 Broadway 516-593-7770

All Island Transportation Larry Blessinger 500 Sunrise Highway 516-599-1600

Astoria Federal Savings Denise Rogers 360 Merrick Rd. 516-887-3100

Allways Exterminating Company Howard Ryder 315 Denton Ave. 516-599-7674

Atlantic Dermatolgic Associates Dr. Marvin Tankel 10 Peninsula Blvd. 516-599-4498

Bob’s Auto Body Robert D’Urso 168A Horton Ave. 516-593-2689

Atria Lynbrook Rona Siaca 100 Peninsula Blvd. 516-596-2700

Bristal at Lynbrook Judy Piazza 8 Freer St. 516-593-2424

Amy Karol State Farm Agency Amy Karol 271 Broadway 516-593-8878

Atria Tanglewood Scott Eliscu 125 Ocean Ave. 516-256-0088

Busby Soccer Academy Derek Kinsella 60 Leaman Pl. 516-612-3191

Casey’s Clothing Irwin Messinger 28 Atlantic Ave. 516-593-9533

Anchor Audi Leonard Molite 843 Sunrise Highway. 516-887-5300

AVMDeMars CPA, PC Shirish Mohile 275 Hillside Ave. Williston Park 11596 516-248-9100

C & L Plumbing Supply Inc. Barry Kornblum 196 Merrick Road 516-596-6655

Celebrity Chase Collision Michael Manning 191 Earle Ave. 516-593-0920

Angeliina’s Restaurant Giuseppe Magnotta 33 Atlantic Ave. 516-872-3477

Becker Realty Services Hilary Becker 34 Forest Ave. 516-887-0677

Cappy’s Wines & Liquor Joseph Visconi 285 E. Merrick Road Valley Stream 11580 516-256-0444

Charles Maione Realty Consultants Charles Maione 61 Charles St. 516-984-5596

Allstate Insurance Company Susan Musella 99A Sunrise Hghwy 516-596-9500

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Linda Stephenson 613 Sunrise Hghwy 516-537-0111

Carman-Dunne, P.C. John Toscano 2 Lakeview Ave. 516-599-5563 Carol Burak Typing Svcs. Carol Burak 126 Chestnut St. 516-593-6534 Carvel Joseph Carusone 5 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-1204

CMIT Solutions David Merton 224 Franklin Ave. Suite B2 Hewlett 11557 516-374-1598 Corporate Specialties Adam Glickman 267 Adams Ave. Hewlett 11557 516-705-5888 Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness Dr. David Hecht 5 Stauderman Ave. 516-825-7100 Crown Ford Chris Anderson 420 Merrick Rd. 516-599-0600 Dance Workshop Mary Ann Grasso 445 Merrick Road 516-561-2343 Decorating Den Interiors Rosemary Pozzini 38 Manor Road 516-568-7400 Dentistry on Broadway Dr. Antonio Oliviero 133 Broadway 516-825-8009 Continued on next page

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Continued from previous page

DML Web Design Rich Grismer 25 Monroe St. 516-316-2631 Donald Janonis Associate Member Dr. Fern London Chiropractic Care Fern London 377 Broadway 516-599-0909 Earthtones Salon Carolann Basile 148 Hendrickson Ave. 516-823-0386 Eliot S. Schlissel, Esq. Eliot Schlissel 479 Merrick Road 516-561-6645 EXPRESS RX Joel George 495 Sunrise Highway 516-593-9350 F & L Deli & Catering Frank Sorrentino 38 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-6098 Father & Son Auto Corp.. Eric/Mark Tichian 170 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-8666 Five Star Collision 162 Earle Ave. 516-599-1177 Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home Michael Grant 34 Hempstead Ave. 516-599-3600 Forest Hills Financial Group Frank S. Piazza 133 Oak St. 631-589-6551 Garal Realty Corp. Alan Zelman P. O. Box 547 Woodbury 11797 516-367-2550

Hampton Inn Suites Cristina Velez 125 Merrick Road Rockville Centre 11570 516-599-1700 Hands On Health Dr. Karen Monstein, PT, MS, DPT 815 Sunrise Hwy. 516-599-0500 Harmony Acupuncture Kathi Monroe 192 Hempstead Ave. 516-790-8158 Harrontine Corp Harold Reese 74 Whitehall Rd. Rockville Centre 11570 516-868-5659 HIT Woodworking Machinery Frederick Roberts 74 Merrick Road 516-887-5151 Hilton Hospital for Animals Renee Borgia 120 Merrick Road 516-887-2014 Warren Hirsch, CPA 273 Merrick Road 516-791-5280 Historical Society of ER/ Lynbrook Madeline Pearson P. O. Box 351 East Rockaway 11518 516-593-5791 Home Video Editing William Albergo 36 First St. 516-887-1161

Jill Feldhun Chiropractic Jill Feldhun 37 Atlantic Ave. 516-593-3093

Lynbrook PBA William Diebold P. O. Box 509 516-429-9365

Next Level Real Estate NY Maria Lindh/Robt. LaBarbera 192A Hempstead Ave. 516-688-3593

J J T Energy Tom Grech 330 Sunrise Highway 516-594-8539

Lynbrook Restrative Therapy & Nursing Carlton Williams 243 Atlantic Ave 516-579-2744

NGL Group Jeff Greenfield 112 Merrick Road 516-599-1100

JPJ Beneficial Real Estate Group Jaime Pornpa-Jamin 30 Raymond Ave. 516-855-4593

Nu Level Transportation LLC Angelo Crisci 48 Railroad Avenue Valley Stream 11580 516-880-5100

Merrick Road Collision William Roth 214 Merrick Road 516-593-3636

Pearsall’s Station Brian Fern 479 Sunrise Highway 516-887-8384

Le Coco Nails Julia Kim 76 Atlantic Ave. 516-887-7575

MetLife Financial Solutions Peter Swansen, Jr. 55 Wagg Ave. Malverne 11565 914-171-3650

Per Sempre Ladies Lodge 2344A Eleanor Jobbagy 381 Sunrise Highway 718-557-5001

Ledwith & Atkinson Thomas Atkinson 14 St. James Place 516-593-1771

Miller’s Hardware Stu/Michael Neufeld 40 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-1336

Per Sempre Mens Lodge 2344 Joseph Chiarovano, President 381 Sunrise Highway 516-707-1927

Legacy Infiniti John Chimela 855 Sunrise Highway 516-536-9000 X110

Mincher Printing William Mincher 29 Norwich St. 516-596-0599

Perfect Photo George McClosky 25 Clark Ave. 516-593-9889

The Kitchen Loft Stephen Wangel 516-599-5946 Lavalier Susan Smith 167B Atlantic Ave. 516-270-5730

Long Island American Water William Varley 733 Sunrise Highway 516-596-4820 Lynbrook Bagels Deena & Michael Clancy 26 Atlantic Ave. 516-596-0917 Lynbrook Diner Tony and Nick Sunrise Highway

IDC Printing Anthony Trani 536 Merrick Road 516-599-0410

Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, PrimeTime Xpress Rhonda Glickman 2 Endo Blvd. Garden City 11530 516-569-4000 ext.250

Ideal Tile Gallery Gerrard Owens 201 Sunrise Highway 516-887-8453

Gold’s Gym Leo Prestopino 230 Hempstead Ave. 516-599-8441

It’s Simply Beautiful Nancy Quinn 78 Broadway 516-341-0606

Gourmet Caterers John Vlahakis 78 Hempstead Ave. 516-596-2039

Jami’s Cleaners Diego Mancilla 240 Hempstead Ave. 516-599-9022

Night Fever D.J. Anthony Conigliaro 637 Scranton Ave. 516-241-5902

McQuades Neighborhood Grill James McQuade 275 Merrick Rd. 516-256-2820

Karako of Lynbrook 55 Atlantic Ave. 877-888-SUIT

HSBC Bank Arlene Amritt-Bhoorasingh 15 Atlantic Ave. 516-593-3800

Law Offices of C. William Gaylor, III William Gaylor, III 7 Atlantic Ave. 516-512-8300

Mako Plumbing & Heating Inc. Richard Gazzola 17 Maple Ave. 516-285-9879

Lynbrook Irish Shop Jennifer Derrig 144 Hendrickson Ave. 516-612-3487 Lyn Gift & Hallmark Shop William Gaylor 11 Atlantic Ave. 516-593-6500 Lynbrook Little League Michael Solow 25 Clark Ave. 516-887-2626

Minuteman Press Nathaniel Levin 29 Atlantic Ave. 516-593-1443 Moments, Memories & Traditions Esther Jollon 39 Atlantic Ave. 516-612-2767 Mur-Lee's Mens & Boys Wear Harry Levitt 24 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-7777 Newsday Media Group Jane Andrews 235 Pinelawn Road Melville 11747 631-843-2253 New York Elks Lodge #1 Paul Brown, Lor Mohr 57 Hempstead Ave. 516-599-1515 New York Islanders Jeremy Kaiser 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale 516-501-6783

Perry’s Funeral Home Ken Lysak 118 Union Ave. 516-593-5111 Peter Kelly, Agent State Farm Insurance Peter Kelly 349 Merrick Road 516-599-5400 Platinum Resources Anthony Ginexi 172 Surrey Commons 516-222-4942 Premier Care Dr. David Kim 585 Merrick Road 516-764-2273 Preway Service Inc, Sy Entin P.O. Box 357. 516-593-5477 Pro Tech Electric Co. Fred Faust 512 Atlantic Ave. Oceanside 11572 516-887-2064 Continued on next page

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R.A. Krendel Contracting Veronica S. Krendel 284 Rocklyn Ave. East Rockaway 11518 516-599-8460 R & A Home Improvements Rod Leiton 100 Merrick Road 516-593-9243 Realty Executives 1st Sergey Borohov 120 Broadway 516-881-7700

Samuel Weisman & Sons, Inc. Steven Morgenroth 12 Broadway 516-599-8040

South Nassau Locksmiths Stuart Silvers 105 Burtis Street 516-678-6947

Shake A Paw Pet Store Marc Jacobs 1 Atlantic Ave. 516-825-7877

Stefanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist James Stefanakos 336 Pearsall Ave. Cedarhurst 11516 516-239-2402

Sky/Truck Shipping Rolf Grueniger 303 Merrick Rd suite510 718-528-4200

Swiss Tavern Terence Ferguson 100 Ocean Avenue 516-599-2700 Turnabout Plumbing Jim/Jos. Armellino 74 N. Prospect Ave. 516-887-4411 Unicorn Jewels Elizabeth Sclafani 29 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-1979

Sterling Pierce Printers William Burke 395 Atlantic Ave. East Rockaway 11518 516-593-1170

Robert Phillip Ferraro, Architect Robert P. Ferraro 292 Broadway Site200 516-593-3787

South Nassau Communities Hospital Gail Carlin One Healthy Highway Oceanside 11572 516-377-5270

Rolling River Day Camp Marissa Goodman 477 Ocean Ave. East Rockaway 11518 516-593-2267

South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Jane Petrizzi,RN 444 Merrick Road Suite 400 516-887-0890

Sweet Peace Bake Shop Allison Shapiro 26A Atlantic Ave. 516-569-CAKE

Ryuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martial Arts Kim 75 Atlantic Ave. 516-596-2444

South Shore Family Foot Care Nicholas Tummenello 263 Broadway 516-619-3338

Swingbelly BBQ Dan Monteforte 97 Broadway 516-341-7227

Sunrise Volkswagen Christina Notaro 931 Sunrise Highway 516-596-5970

Valencia Delicatessen & Rest. John 84 Broadway Village Car Service, Inc. David Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill 44 Atlantic Ave. 516-764-8888 Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria & Restaurant Joe Carusone 14 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-1204

U-NIQUE CUTZ Harold Munoz 539 Merrick Road

Wine and Spirit Shoppe Amit 45 Atlantic Ave 516-612-3205

Universal Musical Instrument Co. Gene Tolchin 272 Merrick Road 516-593-8940

Wolfsohn & Associates Jonathan Wolfsohn 153 Broadway 516-887-7380

UPS Store Raf/Kelly Bahtia 265 Sunrise Highway 516-678-7500

Zelman Realty & Construction Gary Zelman P. O. Box 547 Woodbury 11797 516-367-2550

U.S. Lumber & Supply Michael Alter 8 Merrick Road 516-599-0095

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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:

571-1500 571-2391 571-2411 542-0100 572-1873 572-7500 571-2600 572-0750 571-3056 571-2664 571-2386 571-3131 571-6636 227-7007 571-3994 572-1915 572-0012 572-1000 227-9697 572-1915 571-4246 571-3663 571-0533 571-6296 571-4273 572-0123 572-6400 227-7057 571-6174 572-0200 571-5844 227-7399 571-5700 571-9600 571-4200 571-3090 571-0360 227-8900 571-2113 227-8519 572-2700 571-5032 571-2090 572-8452 572-8452 227-7134

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

538-1500 489-5000 785-5220 489-5000 489-5000 431-9200 483-6500 489-5000 485-9666 485-5000 292-9000 538-7100 538-1900 378-4210 378-8484 378-2200 485-8100 378-2260 794-8300 794-8181 489-5000

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599-2157 10 Main St. East Rockaway, 11518

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Window Hours: Monday to Friday Saturday

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LYNBROOK POST OFFICE 599-7587 599-3380 100 Broadway Lynbrook, 11563 Window Hours: Monday to Friday Saturday

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Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Receiver of Taxes

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Mark A. Bonilla Town Clerk

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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

State Comptroller

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 Comptroller

State Senator - 9th District Dean G. Skelos (R) Majority Leader 55 Front St., Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570 (516) 766-8383 New York State Senate Room 907 LOB, Albany, N.Y. 12247 (518) 455-3171

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

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

State Assemblyman - 14th District Brian Curran (R) 534 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 561-8216 Legislative Office Building 432 Albany, N.Y. 12248 (518) 455-4656

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

Nassau County Legislator - District 6 Francis Becker (R) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6206

State Assemblyman - 20th District Harvey Weisenberg (D) 20 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, NY 11561 (516) 431-0500 Legislative Office Building 731 Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-3028

Town of Hempstead Councilman -4th District Anthony Santino (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3200

Nassau County Legislator - District 7

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

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

Howard Kopel (R) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6207

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his is our Tenth year for the East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce. For all those years, it has been the honor of the business men and women to serve the residents and friends who shop in our local stores. Our eighth annual networking and awards dinner was held at the Rocco’s Catering, and once again it was an outstanding success. This event honored two of our most prominent and benevolent businesses which received recognition. Harold and Patricia Gearity from Long Island Processors Inc. and our new business East Rockaway Rok Health & Fitness, owners Michael Hawksby and Robert Durso who all received Business of the Year honors. Mayor Francis T. Lenahan was honored as Man as the Year for his hard work, his support for all chamber endeavors and his dedication to the Village of East Rockaway Community. This year we were happy to see the grand openings of several new businesses which can be viewed on our website, www.eastrockaway Jeanie Annecco from Jeanie’s Bakery was honored by the Nassau Council of Chamber of Commerce as Business Person of the Year for East Rockaway. In June, we held our second annual networking BBQ, it was held at the VFW in East Rockaway and everyone had an enjoyable time. . Many activities have been planned by the Chamber. We sponsor a Car Show every Monday night from 6-10 pm from June 4th until August 27th on Main Street. Please come and enjoy the cars and music. This year we have two Street Fairs. The first one was on Sunday

May 20th which was very successful and the weather was perfect. They had a petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, and a lot of food vendors. Everyone had an enjoyable time. Our second street fair will be on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 11am – 6pm on Main Street in East Rockaway. Please bring the whole family for a fun day. Debbi Hirschberg The East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce also host a Banner Program. Each banner will include a sponsor recognition area on the lower quarter of the banner, giving you, the merchant the opportunity to promote your business to the local community as well as to the thousands who travel throughout our village. If anyone is interested please contact me. This is my third year as president of the Chamber. Our emphasis will be placed on attracting additional businesses to the few remaining store fronts and bolstering businesses already established in the village. We also plan supporting scholarship funds and working with the local schools. Additional cooperation with the local businesses will help establish East Rockaway as a vibrant and safe place to live, shop and raise a family. A growing membership and active participation is an imperative need of any successful chamber. So if you haven’t joined yet, please consider doing so today. Please support all of our local East Rockaway businesses. For more information, call Debbie Hirschberg or Rosa Soto at (516) 887-3131 or visit DEBBIE HIRSCHBERG President, East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, Capital One Bank

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE EAST ROCKAWAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in East Rockaway unless otherwise noted Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Lynn Arena 88 Hewlett Point Ave 516-792-5791 Adeadiah Adorments Abby Beth Clark 24 Cammerer Ave. 516-668-3641 After Shock Hair Design Nancy Duka 51 Main St 516-599-4537 American Cool Air Corp Carol Delan Polan 21 Ryder Place 516-593-0888 Astoria Federal Savings Antoninette Chiauzzi, Branch Manager 464 Atlantic Ave 516-887-3000 Bay Park Civic & Property Owners Assoc. Charles D’Agostino P.O. Box 82 516-599-6799 Bethany Congregational Church 100 Main St 516-599-5768 Hon. Francis X Becker, Jr. Nassau County Legislature 1 West Street Mineola, NY 11501 Capital One Bank Deborah Hirschberg 115 Main St 516-887-3131

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East Rockaway Chamber at the grand opening of ROK Health and Fitness. The Dance Space Lauren Quaranta 55 Main St 516-887-4620

East Rockaway Republican Finance Committee Tony Santino PO Box 22 516-698-3341

Da Vincis Apothecary Compounding Pharmacy 142 Main St 516.837.9777

East Rockaway Taxi Lee Krichman 6 Davison Plaza 516-596-6767 www.EastRockaway

Donza Funeral Home Guy and Tom Donza 333 Atlantic Ave 516-593-2521 East Rockaway Fire Dept Bill Goodspeed PO Box 223 516-599-9771

Charles Sanzone Tailoring Charles Sanzone 41 Main St 516-887-9010

East Rockaway Florist 332 Atlantic Ave 516-688-0033

Corporate Specialties Adam Glickman 267 Adams Rd. Hewlett NY 11557 516-295-5670

East Rockaway Music Center Inc. Paul Lanzetta 53 Main St 516-599-6693

Custom Vinyl Graphics Leanne Arnold 10 Main Street #170 516-837-8710 www.customevinylgraphics. com

East Rockaway Paint & Hardware Ken Clark 54 Main St 516-599-1439

East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital Dr. Richard Selkowitz DVM 351 Atlantic Ave 516-887-3322 East Rockaway Yacht Club Althouse Ave. Educational Consultant Richard J. Meagher 85 Vincent Pl Lynbrook 11563 516-599-9122 Firestone Construction Co. 6 Centre Avenue East Rockaway, NY 11518 Fleet Maintenance & Repair, Inc William Youngson 32 Davison Plaza 516-781-4030 www.FleetMaintenanceRepair. com Franny’s Ices Angelo Coscia 2 Centre Ave 516-812-9202

The Fishery Charles Lunenfeld 1 Main St 516-256-7117

Mayor Francis T Lenahan, Jr. Inc. Village of East Rockaway 376 Atlantic Avenue 516-887-6300

Five Star Gymnastics Academy Inc. Leon Williams/Kelly Palfi 21 Ryder Place 516-887-6600

Trustee Edward J. Corrado Inc. Village of East Rockaway 179 Rhame Ave. 516-263-6752

Eugene R. Gamache, Esq. 95 West Blvd. 516-792-3175

Jack & Jill Montessori School Wendy & Kaye 23 Front St 516 599-5174 www.JackandJill

Hand Punch Guys 672 Dogwood Avenue Suite223A Franklin Square, NY 110107 Eric Guzzo Consulting Corp. 6 E Hudson St East Rockaway, NY 11518 Harbor Dental Joel Goldenberg DDS 131 Main St, Suite 10 516-561-0957 Harlington Realty Co. Jeffery Stern 156 East 83rd St, NY, NY 10028 212-734-9500 Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook Madeline Pearson, President PO Box 351 516-593-5791

JB Components Inc Joseph Barbaro 2 Lawson Ave. 516-596-2547 Jeanie’s Bakery Jeanie Annecco 59 Main Street 516-823-2200 Kate Murray for Supervisor Kate Murray P.O. Box 268 Levittown, NY 11756 The Kitchen Loft Kitchen Design, Cabinetry and Countertops Stephen D Wangel, NKBA 516-599-5946 Continued on next page

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Kiwanis Club of East Rockaway Carmine Tufano 57 Malden Ave., Lynbrook 11563 516-596-9349 www.east-rockaway. LaRosa Realty Charlie D’Agostino, Associate Broker 32 West Blvd. 516-721-8885 Legend Towers Inc. Bruce Grob 37 Main St. 516-837-8575 Long Island Processors Patricia 33 Front St 516-887-1600 Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, PrimetimeXpress Nancy Friedman 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 516-569-4000 ex 260

Lynbrook Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center Carlton Williams 243 Atlantic Ave. Lynbrook 11563 516-599-2744 Lynbrook-East Rockaway Little League George McClosky-Secretary 25 Clark Ave. Lynbrook 11563 516-887-2626 Mediation Associates of South Shore Mary H. Colway, Esq. 340 Atlantic Ave. 516-887-3223 Merc’s Service Station / Shell Sal Mercatante 146 Main St 516-256-2551 Mr. Beery’s Steve Beery 451 Atlantic Ave 516-284-6947

New York Brain Center Tina Martinez 131 Main St., Suite 10 516- 350-0075

Rolling River Day Camp Marissa Goodman 477 Ocean Ave 516-593-2267

Rio Academy Eloy Santos 95 Main St 516-593-3859

Shane Oil Mike Carver 415 Atlantic Ave. 516-599-9704

Robert F. Garrison Post 3350 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pat Iuliucci 164 Main St. 516-887-8170 Rocco’s Catering 71 Main St Rocco’s Italian Take Out Inc 428 Atlantic Ave Rocco Anastasio 516-887-2605 ROK Health & Fitness Michael Hawksby & Dee Marcellino 510 Ocean Ave. 516 881-7800

Hon. Dean G. Skelos N.Y. State 9th SD 55 Front Street Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Sterling Pierce Co. Inc. Bill Burke 395 Atlantic Ave 516-593-1170 Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony J. Santino 7 Rose Lane 516 698-3341 Tutor Time of East Rockaway Reed Fedner 131 Main St 516-596-1010 www.TutorTimeEastRockaway. com

Ultimate Cruise Planning Specialists P.O. Box 181 Bruno Romano 516-256-4426 Howard Schwartz 516-256-4424 Villa Maria Pina Silva 81 Main St 516-887-9595 www.VillaMariaRestaurant. com Village Car Service Inc. David O’Neill 34 Atlantic Ave, Suite 200, Lynbrook 11563 516-764-8888 Village Convenience Store Humayun Malik 8-B Centre Ave 516-596-2989 Vision Finders Kevin Flynn 141 Main Street 516-599-9300

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East Rockaway Chamber members were joined by state, town and local officials in Memorial Park to help kick off the annual Huckleberry Frolic, sponsored by the Grist Mill Museum.

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