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e are proud to present our annual Bellmore 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 Guide 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 Guide 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 Guide. 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 www.LIHerald.com. 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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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ....................................................................................3 Chamber of Commerce Greeting.............................................6 Chamber of Commerce Bios ..................................................10 Living In...................................................................................14 Health Services ........................................................................18 Emergency Numbers ..............................................................20 Places of Worship....................................................................19 Clubs and Organizations ........................................................26 Schools .....................................................................................22 Libraries ...................................................................................24 Parks and Recreation ..............................................................30 Town of Hempstead ...............................................................34 Nassau County........................................................................34 Elected Officials.......................................................................36 How to Reach the Herald ......................................................25 Senior Citizens .........................................................................30 Chamber of Commerce ..........................................................35 Donovan Berthoud/Herald

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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 fishermen. The community boasts a vibrant and growing business community, along with one of the finest education systems in the state. The Chamber of Commerce gives back to community throughout the year. In early spring, there is the Easter parade, where about 300 children from our area bring their parents for a day of fun in Bellmore Village –– shopping local merchants and receiving free treats. May starts our ever-popular Friday Night Car Show, where more than 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 Bellmores 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. More than 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 keeping the chamber and community partnership thriving.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bruce Detzel - Stop & Shop Steve Eplan - The Rock Underground Hector Granados - Bedford Deli Kevin MacKinnon - Bellmore Bean Café Emilio Manzo - Community Wellness Council Marc Menzies - Overview Computer Services Jimmy Moniodes - Nancy, The Cupcake Lady Robert Podolski - NB Fire Dept. Peter Ray - AG Electric Supply Joseph Verdi - Income Tax Plus Dan Yngstrom - Vietnam Veterans Membership Representative & Festival Coordinator: Martha Verdi Administrative Assistant: Carly Perahia 2700 Pettit Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Office (516) 679-1875 Festival (516) 809-5892 Fax (516) 409-0544 info@bellmorechamber.com www.bellmorechamber.com


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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BIOS DEBBY IZZO, PRESIDENT 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 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 2,500 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 14 years and plan to have the next generation follow them in the ranks. They continue to serve the BellmoreMerrick 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. She serves on various committees, including 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, VICE PRESIDENT William Wilgus started WAW Creative Construction in 1984 and joined the Chamber of Commerce in 1989. He has served in various capacities on the chamber's Board of Directors since 1991 and has been vice president for more than 10 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 and 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 associate's 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, RECORDING SECRETARY Jill Bromberg spent six years working for L&M Publications and she has over 26 years experience in the advertising and promotions industry. Her prior experience includes corporate and agency strategic planning for the promotion of retail consumer goods. Jill has held the position of marketing manager 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 everyday routine. Jill feels that it would be a privilege to continue to serve as a board member of a great chamber in a community that she loves.

GENE JUDD, TREASURER Gene Judd - Island Greenery - Gene was born and raised in Merrick where 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, on Grand Avenue in Bellmore Village. 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 on, 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 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 at 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 with a much greater plant selection and additional services. Since the original purchase of Island Greenery, Gene has been active in the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. Later, he became a board member and contributor to many events (such as the Bellmore Street Fair and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting). Gene has also been a member of the Knights of Columbus for the past 23 years and is currently the vice president of the Bellmore Lions Club. Gene was recently honored by the Bellmore Republican Club for his continued support.

BRUCE DETZEL Bruce Detzel - Stop & Shop - was born in Queens and raised on Long Island. Bruce has kept his roots on Long Island and currently resides in Selden, with his three beautiful daughters. He attended Queens College for two years and was in the military for two years. Bruce has been in retail for 27 years. For the past eight years, he has been the store manager of the Bellmore Stop & Shop, which employees more than 180 people. Stop & Shop takes great pride in being part of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and working with the community.

STEVE EPLAN 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 local public schools, a team member of the community's athletics programs, supporter of local fairs and charity events, coach for a Continued on next page


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local basketball team, and a small business owner, Steven, his wife and three children have been solid contributors to the South Shore community and Bellmore Village. As it began, Steven owned the building at Bedford Avenue and Fredericks Street where he ran his successful mortgage business Perry Funding. As he saw the village slowly morph into a more cohesive and interesting weave of restaurants, 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 longtime tenant Exclusive Kitchens. With this development in early 2010, he saw his opening. It had been some time that Steven 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 guitar student himself, he decided to convert his hobby into a full-blown school with the help of his two music partners: Paul Casanova and Billy Handy Jr. To Steve, this was a logical step in the fulfillment of a vision for Bellmore Village, with its dance schools, theaters and eateries. As Steven says, “If you look at Bedford Avenue on a weekend, weekday afternoon or summer night, kids, tweens and young adults descend on this area and bring a lot of energy that could be turned into a positive and creative force for this district. The combined resources and enthusiasm of our next generations of students, families and consumers who patronize our small economy will have a positive economic impact on the village’s small-business owners. I hope my contributions to our community will serve a lasting purpose economically, culturally, and educationally." Steven is honored to be welcomed to the Chamber of Commerce as a highly motivated member, looking forward to organizing and sponsoring the music portion of the Bellmore Street Fair (among other projects), and working to make our streets safe through increased security technology.

HECTOR GRANADOS Hector Granados - Owner of Bedford Delicatessen & Caterers - Hector and his wife, Jesmy, have been married for 10 years and have three beautiful children. He owns the Bedford Delicatessen and Caterers, at 105 Bedford Ave., and has been in the delicatessen business for nine years. About 15 years ago, Hector moved to Bellmore and started working at Blossom Farms on Bedford Avenue. He was also a catering manager in East Meadow; he was very interested in catering events and found his passion in the world of gastronomy, so he decided to have his own delicatessen and catering business. It has been a very successful experience. Hector is a member of the Lions Club in Bellmore and participates in the Strawberry Festival (organized by the Bellmore Lions and Kiwanis Clubs). He is also an extraordinary minister at the Holy Redeemer Church and volunteers for the breakfast with Santa at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional Catholic School. Hector loves to help people, play with his kids, cook, and most importantly, enjoy time with his family.

KEVIN MACKINNON Kevin MacKinnon - Bellmore Bean Café. Kevin has been a

Bellmore resident for the past 17 years. He has three daughters, two of whom are married with three beautiful grandchildren. Kevin retired from Yellow Freight after 35 years. Having a great pension, he was able to take a year of traveling to visit his two daughters who live out-of-state as well as indulge in a vacation here and there. As a proud Bellmore resident, 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 Commerce, which he heard nothing but great things about. Kevin is not one to take a back seat. He is always looking for a challenge; therefore, he got more involved and asked to be on the chamber's Board of Directors. Kevin works on many chamber committees and is co-chairman of the successful Friday Night Car Show.

EMILIO MANZO Emilio Manzo - Community Wellness Council. Emilio has lived in Bellmore for 53 years. He is the president of the Community Wellness Council of Bellmore and Merrick. Emilio has served on the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores' Board of Directors for 17 years. In that time, he was involved with many committees and has been a part of the Street Fair for 20 years. Emilio’s participation has been instrumental in the annual Marine Corps' Toys for Tots drive. Emilio has also helped the town with its holiday events for children and has headed golf events to help chamber fundraising.

MARC MENZIES Marc Menzies, Overview Computers, Inc., was born and raised in Levittown. In 2003, his father, Dr. Gerard H Menzies, decided to open a dental practice in North Bellmore. Faced with the challenges of opening a new business, Dr. Menzies enlisted the help of his son (then 14 year 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 practice's management software. A couple years later, he was trained as a dental assistant and still helps his father every Sunday. 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 2010 and started to lease an office in the same professional building where his father practices dentistry. Overview deals in all kinds of computer service and repairs and specializes in IT work for small- and medium-size businesses. Overview takes care of over a dozen dental practices in the New York area. When not working with the frustrations of the IT world, Marc spends his time with his friends and family and enjoys long walks on the beach.

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named Got Cupcakes?), on the north end of Bedford Avenue. Being 15-year residents of Bellmore, they wanted to keep active in the community that had long been so good to them. Now, three years later, Jimmy and “Nancy, The Cupcake Lady!” have enjoyed many celebrations! From being voted “Best Retailer/Bakery in Bellmore” to “Chamber Members of the Year," and being visited by Theresa Caputo (The Long Island Medium) to their Annual Cupcake Eating Contests, and all the countless citations and “thank-yous” they receive from their wonderful customers, neighbors, friends and organizations that tell them daily that they’re doing something right! “It’s hard not to smile while eating a cupcake!”

BOB PODOLSKI Bob Podolski – North Bellmore Fire Department. Bob grew up in Roosevelt and married Nancy, a Bellmore native, in 1963 and moved to North Bellmore. In October 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, being a true partner to the Bellmore community. 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 represents the surrounding fire departments for the Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. On the weekends, Bob is an usher at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church and past president of both the Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores and North Bellmore Republican Club. He is also the past vice president of the North Bellmore Civic Association. Since his son’s accident in 1985, Bob was chosen to make policies for people with head injuries d 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 Santa run. When Bob has spare time, he likes to swim and enjoys getting away upstate.

PETER RAY Peter Ray, AG Electric Supply Company. Peter and his wife, Lois, have been married for 28 years. He is the father of seven and grandfather of 11, and owns AG Electrical Supply Company, at 2751 Grand Ave. in Bellmore. Peter has been in the electrical supply business for 52 years. A number of years ago, Peter and his son organized the Mt. Sinai High School hockey organization. He also coached PAL hockey and Island Trees baseball for four years. Peter was a swim coach for the Levittown Swimming Association for about 10 years and was on the Board of Supervisors for three. Though he recently gave up coaching, he’s still involved in the organization in other capacities. For 12 years, Peter was on the Island Trees Board of Education (for two years, he was president). Peter is an involved member of Levittown Kiwanis and

was honored to be distinguished president for two years. For the last six years, Peter and his wife have volunteered to help at the tree lighting in the village. They also helped at the Friday Night Car Show this past summer. Peter is honored to be asked to serve as a director for the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce. He believes in supporting the local merchants.

JOE VERDI Joe Verdi – Owner of Income Tax Plus. Joe started as a multistate 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 quarters at 1725 Bellmore Ave. He has been a chamber member since 1986 and served as treasurer for years. He has served on most committees, including advertising, street festival and events, and is chairman of the successful Friday Night Car Show. In 2009, he and his wife received the chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service, a member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of Tax Professionals and the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents. Joe resides in Wantagh with his lovely wife, Martha, who also has served the chamber for many years. They have four sons and are the proud grandparents of seven.

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 and Central Merrick Civic Association for the past three years. Dan has also 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. He has served as their representative to the chamber since 2011. Dan first became involved with the chamber in 2008, when he was working for Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg. Since then, Dan has gotten more involved, helping out with many events. In 2010, he joined the Street Festival Committee, serving as co-chairman of the Military Zone for the last three years, as well as vice chairman of the Sports Expo in 2012. In 2011, he joined the Friday Night Car Show Committee, volunteering his Friday nights most weeks to help run the show. Dan looks forward to continuing his work on the board and his service to the community.


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The Bellmore Striders running club’s Fourth of July four-mile run annually attracts a crowd. No doubt, much has changed in the Bellmores over the years. What was once a sleepy farming and fishing community is now a frenetic suburb, full of mom-and-pop shops, topnotch schools and sprawling parks. Alison Frankel, president and founder of the South Bellmore Civic Association, said, "Bellmore is unique because we have so many family-owned businesses, which is rare these days. I love walking with the stroller around the block and passing beautiful homes on the water, while enjoying the bay breeze. "My favorite community event," Frankel continued, "is the street fair and festival by the train station –– especially since it's so dog friendly" The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores annually sponsors the Bellmore Family Street Festival, which is held in Bellmore Village, the community's downtown, in September or October. Over the years, it has become the largest family street fair in Nassau County, annually attracting more than 100,000 fair-goers. Three school districts serve the community –– Bellmore, North Bellmore and the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. The two elementary districts feed into the Central District. The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District spends $13,000 on a typical student, compared to the state average of $10,963. Ninety-four percent of the district’s graduates attend college, compared with the state average of 74 percent. Marie Testa, superintendent of the North Bellmore School District, has lived in the community nearly her entire life. The

Bellmores, she said, "have a small-town feel. We don't have a lot of commercial businesses that other towns have. We have Bellmore Village as the heart of the community." A big part of what makes the schools so great is the close partnership between teachers and students, Testa said. "The teachers love the students. It's that simple," she aid. "They want the best for the children. It's a very caring community." The superintendent added that Bellmorites are kind-hearted people. "It's a safe neighborhood, warm, inviting, close-knit. It's a homey place to be," she said. 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 Continued on page 16


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LIVING IN BELLMORE Continued from page 14

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 often booked for weddings. Its cuisine attracted people from throughout the metropolitan area. It was later renamed Sunrise

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Services at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church in Bellmore. 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, which is home to roughly 36,000 residents, stands as one of Nassau County’s finest communities. 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. A Vietnam veterans food drive at King Kullen in Bellmore.

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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. Joseph's 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. John’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 www.nassauny-aa.org 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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South Shore Child Guidance Center 91 Guy Lombardo 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 www.ucpn.org Mental Health Family and Children’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 www.peninsulacounseling.org 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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SCHOOLS Public Schools North Bellmore District Administration Office 2616 Martin Ave. 992-3000 Marie Testa, Superintendent www.northbellmoreschools.org Martin Avenue School (K-6) 2616 Martin Ave. 992-3000 ext. 4300 Frances Bennett, Principal Newbridge Road School (K-6) 1601 Newbridge Road 992-3000 ext. 4400 Marilyn Hirschfield, Principal Park Avenue School (K-6) 1599 Park Ave., N. Merrick 11566 992-3000 ext. 4500 Eileen Speidel, Principal Saw Mill Road School (K-6) 2801 Saw Mill Road 992-3000 ext. 4600 Jeffrey Rosof, Principal John G. Dinkelmeyer School (K-6) 2100 Waltoffer Ave. 992-3000 ext. 4100 Faith Skelos, Principal Bellmore District Administration Office 580 Winthrop Ave. 679-2900 Dr. Joseph Famularo, Superintendent www.bellmoreschools.org 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 John DeTommaso, Superintendent www.bmchsd.k12.ny.us Sanford H. Calhoun High School (9-12) 1786 State St., Merrick 11566 992-1300 David Seinfeld, Principal

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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 992-1500 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 Merrick Avenue Middle School (7-8) 1870 Merrick Ave., Merrick 11566 992-1200 Dr. Meador Pratt, Principal Parochial Schools St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School (N-8) 2341 Washington Ave., Bellmore 11710 785-5709 Leeann Graziose, Principal Private Schools Alphabetland Preschool Center 1775 Newbridge Road North Bellmore, N.Y. 11710 826-9339 Marie Munoz, Director

Progressive School of Long Island (K-8) 1425 Merrick Ave., Merrick 11566 868-6835 Eric Jacobson, Director www.progressiveli.org South Shore Country Day School and Camp 1149 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore 11710 785-3311 Chris Vicedomini, Director Friedberg JCC Early Childhood Program 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick 11566 379-9386 Ellen Hoffman, Director www.friedbergjcc.org/earlychildhood Educational programs Bellmore-Merrick Child-Care Program Brookside School 1260 Meadowbrook Road, N. Merrick 868-6027 June Smith, Executive Director

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Generations of Bellmorites have participated in Boy Scouts.

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Civil War Roundtable P.O. Box 915 785-2593 Clarence Anspake Jr., President

The South Bellmore Civic Association P.O. Box 881 Bellmore, N.Y. 11710 (516) 418-BAYS (2297) southbellmorecivic@gmail.com

Mepham Alumni Association c/o Mepham High School, Camp Avenue 785-8230 www.mepham.org

FRATERNAL Knights of Columbus Council No. 3689 2333 Bellmore Avenue 785-9407 Robert Saylor, Grand Knight

Merrick-Bellmore Community Concert Association P.O. Box 174, Merrick 11566 868-5366 Barbara Turchin, Membership

Sons of Italy in America Giovanni Caboto Lodge No. 2372 Vamps Hall at the ďŹ rehouse 800-322-6742 Robert Ferrari, President

United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Nassau County 380 Washington Ave., Roosevelt 11575 378-2000

POLITICAL Nassau County Democratic Committee 1 Old Country Road, Suite 430 Carle Place, N.Y. 11514 294-3366 Jay Jacobs, Chairman www.nassaucountydems.com

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

Nassau County Republican Committee 164 Post Avenue, Westbury 11590 334-5800 Joseph Mondello, Chairman SERVICES American Red Cross-Nassau County Chapter 195 Willis Avenue Mineola, NY 11501 747-3500 www.redcross.org/ny/mineola VETERANS Nassau County American Legion 121 Powell Ave. Rockville Centre 11570 536-3796 Bellmore American Legion Post No. 948 2730 Royle St. 783-7127

William Harms, 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 www.leaguelineup.com/ welcome.asp?url=bellmorelittleleague Joseph Maniscalco, 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 Larry McGrath, President Police Activities League - Bellmore-North Bellmore 867-6279


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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 www.townofhempstead.org 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) 780 3rd Ave., Suite 2301 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 United States Senate 322 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 200 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-3008 106 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516

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 205 Massapequa, NY 11758 (516) 882-0630 New York State Senate, Room 609 Albany, NY 12247 (518) 455-3341

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

Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2664

State Assemblyman - 14th District David G. McDonough (R) 404 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY 11756 (516) 409-2070 Legislative Office Building 433, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4633

Town of Hempstead Councilman - 5th District Angie Cullin (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-385

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

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Nassau County Legislator - District 19

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

Gary Hudes (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3180

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE BELLMORES A Step Above Stairbuilders, LLC 679-2622

Bedford Deli 783-0155

Berkenfeld, Dr. Michael DDS 221-6262

Cohen & Mason CPA’s 679-1970

Executive Limousine 826-8172

A Taste of Home Bakery 486-1670

Bedford Stationery 221-2234

Big Cheese, Inc. 236-7533

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 809-1000

Family Fence 783-4904

A to Z Jewelers 409-1600

Bellmore American Legion Post 948 783-7127

Billy Dean’s Showtime Café 783-0003

Academy Mortgage Corp 781-6600 Accounts Retrievable System, Inc. 783-6566

Bellmore Automotive Inc. 783-1188

Blossom Farm Deli 783-7960 Bob’s Landscape Services 984-8238

Community Parent Center 771-9346 Community Wellness Center 992-1073

FasTracKids/JEI 224-3177 Finker Wellness 765-3272

Costello’s Ace Hardware 221-0010

First National Bank of Long Island 679-6200

Cozy Cocoon 221-COZY (or 800-821-COZY)

Fleischer Dental Group, P.C. 826-3520

Creative Arts Design Studio Inc. 606-6217

G Gallery 376-2737

Built Well Solar 695-1000

Creative Partners 967-0592

Geller Dental Group, P.C. 785-4744

Buonomo, Angelo CPA 993-3085

Cross Fit Invasion 308-4010

Cablevision/News12 393-1312

Genesis Creations Contracting Ltd. 783-5454

Cruise Planners 620-0855

Bellmore JFK Alumni Assoc. Inc 992-1400

Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network 781-7814

CS Cheesekcakes & Bakery 785-5000

Bellmore Life 378-5320

Car-Co DMV Services 557-2700

Bellmore Lions Club 783-1471

Carvalhos Restaurant 679-3300

Bellmore Memorial Library 785-2990 x117

Cary Construction, Inc. 679-5107

Dave McDonough (NYS Assemblyman) 409-2070

Allied Account Services, Inc. 783-9500

Bellmore Merrick EMS 785-7700

Centigrade Heating & Cooling Corp. 826-9273

Dear Little Dollies LTD. 679-0164

Allstate - Conneely Agency 781-7722

Bellmore Movies and The Show Place 783-3199

Centore Chiropractic, P.C. 679-0900

Decked Out Inc. (formerly April’s Kids) 785-5842

Alphabetland Day School & Camp 826-9339

Bellmore Post Office 781-8111

Chase Bank 221-0571

Ammel Construction Corp. 221-4081

Bellmore Transportation 785-0788

Andersen’s Spring & Welding Corp. 785-7337

Bellmore United Methodist Nursery School 221-1483

Antonette’s Restaurant 221-3416

Bellmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2770 785-2617

Advantage Acupuncture Therapy & Massage 313-5052 Affordable Fuels 826-0099 AG Electrical Supply Co., Inc. 221-2209 All About Floors 933-2588 All About Spanish 462-7777 All American Cleaners 785-8441 All American Construction 557-2197 All County Limousine 785-0500 All Island Media, Inc. 281-9665

Applebee’s 783-9014 Arby’s of Bellmore 308-4535 Badalamenti, Dr. Anthony 781-2300 Banner Transmission 221-9459

Bellmore Bean Café 804-4624 Bellmore Family Practice 679-3627 Bellmore Fire Department 221-4418 Bellmore Fire District 781-9240 Bellmore Herald 569-4000 Bellmore Jewish Center 781-3072

Bellmore Veterinary Hospital 308-4050 Bellmore Village Chiropractic & Wellness 809-9191 Bellmore/No Bellmore Auxiliary Police 644-9856

Brucia, Tom CFP 521-7362 Budd-Morgan Central Station Alarm Company 221-0440

Cherrywood Foot Care 826-9000 Chicken’s Road 221-5222 ChiroMom 221-1212 Choice Flooring “The Floor Pros” 409-8315 CK Custom Home Builders Inc. 543-9874

Cuccias Contractors, Inc. 221-6400 CVS Pharmacy 481-6654

Denenberg, David (Nassau County Legislator) 409-6623 Dime Savings Bank 221-6000

Gennaro Jewelers 785-0134 Genworth Financial 378-8365 George Parsons General Contracting Corp. 804-8751 Gerrato Agency, Inc. 826-3666 Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372 631-468-8192 Guardian Brain Foundation 631-271-3292 Hair Effex Inc. 221-2022 Have You Heard?, Inc. 409-0283 Hershey’s of Bellmore 308-4818

Dirty Dawg 785-2442

High-Tech Design Plumbing and Heating, Inc. 805-6040

Distinkt 361-8653

Hillside-Lane Electric 221-7074

Doc D’s Trading Cards 308-7350

Historical Society of the Bellmores 785-2593

Edward Jones Investments 783-3046

Clair S. Bartholomew & Son Inc. 785-5406

Emerge Yoga & Wellness 781-1078

Clothesline Clothing Company 557-2162

Entertainment Plus More 783-4200

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Livingston Foot Care Specialists 826-0103

Newsday Media Group 631-843-2935

Pilot Drafting & Consulting Inc. 679-4731

Specialty Rarities 826-4444

Lupus Alliance of America Long Island/Queens Affiliate 783-3370

North Bellmore American Legion # 1749 785-5130

Polara Jewelers 785-4141

Stop & Shop 826-0880

Lustenring, Thomas M. CPA, P.C. 316-8303

North Bellmore Fire Department 409-4720

Premier Care 826-2273

Take Shape for Life 917-834-2000

Madison’s Smoothie Café 679-2463

North Bellmore Fire District 409-4701

Pride for Youth/Long Island Crisis Center 679-9000

Tastefully Simple 507-9397

Mark Anthony Architecture & Design 409-1900

North Bellmore Public Library 785-6260

Qivana 300-9500

Tepper Marketing Promotional Products 826-5067

Oak Chalet 826-1700

R & R Family Chiropractic 785-2662

Old Mill Nurseries 679-6228

Realty Connect USA 662-0274

Olga’s Hair Design 826-0139

Red Door Spa 409-2800

Medici, Dr. Paul R. DDS 781-5405

Oppenheimer, Marchitelli & Fasano 781-9898

Red Dragon Karate Studio Inc. 785-8800

Mediterranean Diner 221-8721

Organize Me! of NY, LLC 783-9084

Menzies, Dr. Gerard, D.M.D., PC 783-7151

Oriental Martial and Healing Arts 221-2503

Metro Hair Modes, Inc. (Metromodes) 221-2868

Origami Owl Jewelry 522-4040

Metropolitan Physical Therapy 586-5533

Overview Computer Services, LLC 210-2000

Meyerowitz & Meyerowitz, CPA’s 379-2770

Pampered Chef - C. Pellicani 785-5436

Moonflower Yoga, Inc. 557-2206

Pampered Chef - S. Newman 221-8241

Music Emporium 221-4888

Parts Authority Auto Superstores Inc. 221-5700

Saf-T-Swim of Bellmore 557-2114

Pasquale’s Pizza 679-3661

Saher Enterprise - Mister Softee 884-8419

Nassau County Police - 1st Pct. 573-6100

Patch.com 640-1796

Savvy Shopper, The 965-4699

Nassau County Police - 7th Pct. 573-6700

Patio and Fireplaces, Inc. 809-9652

Schade, Robert CPA, P.C. 679-2495

Ladies Workout Express 826-3486

Nassau Suffolk School Boards Assoc. 781-2053

Perez Davila Cigars, Inc. (P & D Cigars) 809-9391

Schwartz & Company, LLP 409-5000

Las Bahias Restaurant 308-7265

Nassau Treasures Unlimited 785-1618

Perfection Printing 221-4100

Laser Plus Spa 785-0700

Nature’s Museum Store 781-6872

Perri Funding 409-1000

Lice Miracles 987-6496

New York Dance Connection 783-8388

Phoenix Medical Billing 783-6692

Little Cigar Factory 223-4758

Newbridge Coverage Corp. 781-9000

Piccolo Ristorante 679-8787

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Income Tax Plus 785-3046 Incredible Feets of Bellmore, Inc. 826-3338 Inner-Circle Debt Solutions 804-5867 iProdigy 557-2882 Island Federal Credit Union 809-4500 Island Greenery 785-0349 Jam Dance & Fitness Center 781-5090 Jerry’s Auto Center 785-8400 Jimmy Jacks II 807-0090 Johnson, Sandra G. CPA, P.C. 409-1120 Kaizen Centre for Health & Wellness 781-9555 Kee-Zac Pharmacy 221-4022 Kitton, Cheryl Esq. 826-1100 Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores, Inc. 680-4307 Knights of Columbus 785-9407 Knights of Pythias 526-2492 Koi Market Connection 809-6771 Krinsky, Dr. David H 785-2171 Krukas, Eugene PLLC 877-50-lemon

Mary Kay Cosmetics 781-2629 Maui Wowi 521-4008 McBride’s 783-0007

Nancy, “The Cupcake Lady” (formerly: Got Cupcakes?) 679-6700

ReMax Hearthstone 771-8300 Ridgewood Savings Bank 785-0385 Right Click Computer Solutions, Inc. 665-9313 Rock Underground 221-ROCK Roslyn Savings Bank 826-9100 S & M Concrete 546-4976 Sabbagh, Laura CPA 532-4839

Segments 225-8236 Sign Up Now 221-3394 Sklar, Heyman & Co., LLP 826-4300 South Shore Country Day School & Camp, Inc. 785-3311

Til Galvani Associates 409-6950 Train for the Game Long Island 809-9700 Ultimate Champions Tae kwon do 785-5425 Umberto’s 409-1400 Unique Salon & Spa 564-6000 Vietnam War Veterans Association 946-2906 Village Auto 785-7763 Vintage Agency Inc. 781-1407 VisionTec Solutions 535-3935 Vital Signs Plus, Inc. 223-3080 W.A.W. Creative Construction 679-8393 W.C. Mepham H.S. Alumni Association 785-8230 Weinman’s Hardware 785-0222 Weiss, David Paul Esq. 783-0330 Wollman, Dr. George OD 785-4483 Work n Wear Uniforms 409-0002 Zagarino Realty 785-0013 Zen’s Chinese Food & Catering 221-8888 Zorn’s 826-8000


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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE BELLMORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in Bellmore, NY 11710 unless otherwise noted Accountants & Tax Preparers Buonomo, Angelo CPA 2719 Court St 993-3085 www.tax-guy-cpa.com Cohen & Mason CPA’s 2631 Merrick Rd 679-1970 Income Tax Plus 1725 Bellmore Avenue 785-3046 www.incometaxplus-bellmore. com Johnson, Sandra G. CPA, P.C. 206 Pettit Ave 409-1120 www.sgjcpa.com Lustenring, Thomas M. CPA, P.C. 2574 Grand Avenue 316-8303 Meyerowitz & Meyerowitz, CPA’s 3050 Clubhouse Road 379-2770 www.meyerowitz.com Sabbagh, Laura CPA 411 Midwood Avenue 532-4839 www.LS-CPA.com Schade, Robert CPA, P.C. 983 Littleneck Ave 679-2495 Schwartz & Company, LLP 2580 Sunrise Highway 409-5000 www.schwartz-cpas.com Sklar, Heyman & Co., LLP 500 Bedford Avenue 826-4300 www.sklarheyman.com Til Galvani Associates 102 Bedford Ave 409-6950

Pilot Drafting & Consulting Inc. 112 Bedford Avenue 679-4731 www.pilotdrafting.com

Nancy, The Cupcake Lady (formerly: Got Cupcakes? LLC) 535 Bedford Avenue 679-6700 www.gotcupcakesli.com

Bellmore Village Chiropractic & Wellness 110 Bedford Avenue 809-9191 www.bellmorechiropractic.com

Attorneys & Legal Services Kitton, Cheryl Esq. 103 Bedford Avenue 826-1100 www.cherylkitton.com

Banks/Mortgages/ Financial Centers Academy Mortgage Corp 108 Bedford Avenue 781-6600 www.bankamc.com

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

Krukas, Eugene PLLC 2742 Grand Avenue 877-50-lemon www.lemonfreedom.com

Chase Bank 2631 Merrick Road 221-0571 www.chase.com

Weiss, David Paul Esq. 406 Bedford Avenue 783-0330

Dime Savings Bank 2412 Jerusalem Avenue 221-6000 www.dime.com

Auto Sales, Repair, Care & Supplies Andersen’s Spring & Welding Corp. 2374 Merrick Road 785-7337 Banner Transmission 2765 Broadway 221-9459 www.Bannertransmission.com

Island Federal Credit Union 2752 Sunrise Highway 809-4500 www.islandfcu.org

Bellmore Automotive Inc. 950 Bellmore Avenue 783-1188

Perri Funding 300 Bedford Ave 409-1000 www.perrifunding.com

Car-Co DMV Services 203 Sunrise Highway 557-2700 www.dmvservices.info

Ridgewood Savings Bank 2080 Bellmore Avenue 785-0385 www.ridgewoodbank.com

Jerry’s Auto Center 1885 Newbridge Road 785-8400 www.JerrysAutos.Com Parts Authority Auto Superstores Inc. 2121 Bellmore Avenue 221-5700 www.PartsAuthority.com

Animal Care & Supplies Bellmore Veterinary Hospital 229 Bedford Avenue 308-4050 www.bellmorevet.com

Village Auto 2741 Broadway 785-7763 www.villageautobellmore.com

Dirty Dawg 1867 Newbridge Road 785-2442 www.thedirtydawg.biz

Bakeries A Taste of Home Bakery 1992 North Jerusalem Road 486-1670 www.atasteofhomeli.com

Architects & Engineers Mark Anthony Architecture & Design 1563 Bellmore Avenue 409-1900

First National Bank of Long Island 408 Bedford Avenue 679-6200 www.FNBLI.com

CS Cheesekcakes & Bakery 1507 Bellmore Avenue 785-5000 www.cscheesecakes.com

Roslyn Savings Bank 2641 Merrick Road 826-9100 www.MYNYCB.Com Bars & Pubs McBride’s 101 Bedford Avenue 783-0007 Carpet, Linoleum & Flooring All About Floors 332 Broadway 933-2588 www.allaboutfloorsbethpage. com Choice Flooring The Floor Pros 2780 Merrick Road 409-8315 www.hardwoodofbellmore.com Chiropractors Badalamenti, Dr. Anthony 1825 Bellmore Ave 781-2300 www.doctorB.com

ChiroMom 2874 Merrick Road 221-1212 www.mychiromom.com R & R Family Chiropractic 2312 Bellmore Avenue 785-2662 Cigar Shop Little Cigar Factory 2918 Merrick Road 223-4758 www.littlecigarfactory.com Perez Davila Cigars, Inc. (P & D Cigars) 305 Bedford Avenue 809-9391 Clothing Clothesline Clothing Company 402 Bedford Ave 557-2162 www.shopclothesline.com Cozy Cocoon 2475 Charles Ct 221-COZY (or 800-821-COZY) www.cozycocoon.com Decked Out Inc. (formerly April’s Kids) 2886 Merrick Road 785-5842 www.deckedoutkids.com Savvy Shopper, The 2809B Merrick Road 965-4699 www.iamasavvyshopper.com Segments 2748 Belle Road 225-8236 Distinkt 2882 Judith Drive 361-8653 Coins Specialty Rarities 2816 Newbridge Road 826-4444 www.specialtyrarities.com Collection Agencies Accounts Retrievable System, Inc. 2050 Bellmore Ave 783-6566 www.accountsretrievable.com

Allied Account Services, Inc. 422 Bedford Ave 783-9500 www.alliedaccountservices.com Community Services Bellmore Fire Department 230 Pettit Ave. 221-4418 www.bellmorefd.com Bellmore Fire District 2450 Newbridge Road 781-9240 www.bellmorefd.com Bellmore Lions Club PO Box 1159 783-1471 www.bellmorelions.org Bellmore Memorial Library 2288 Bedford Ave 785-2990 x117 www.bellmorelibrary.org Bellmore Merrick EMS PO Box 8 785-7700 www.BM-EMS.com Bellmore/No Bellmore Auxiliary Police 2708 Pettit Avenue 644-9856 www.unit130.com Bellmore Post Office 2611 Merrick Road 781-8111 Community Parent Center 1260 Meadowbrook Road - Rm 31 771-9346 www.communityparentcenter. org Community Wellness Center 1260 Meadowbrook Road - Rm 31 992-1073 www.bmcouncil.com Denenberg, David (Nassau County Legislator) 2818 Merrick Road 409-6623 www.nassaucountyny.gov/ agencies/legis/ld/19/index.html Historical Society of the Bellmores PO Box 912 785-2593 Imperfectly Perfect 2829 Merrick Road, Suite 123 860-7516 www.imperfectlyperfect.org Continued on next page


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Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores, Inc. PO Box 11 680-4307 www.bellmorekiwanis.org Dave McDonough (NYS Assemblyman) 404 Bedford Avenue 409-2070 Nassau County Police - 1st Pct. 900 Merrick Road 573-6100 Nassau County Police - 7th Pct. 3636 Merrick Road 573-6700 Nassau Suffolk School Boards Assoc. PO Box 385 781-2053 www.nssba.org North Bellmore Fire Department 821 Newbridge Road 409-4720 www.northbellmorefd.com North Bellmore Fire District 1500 Newbridge Road 409-4701 www.northbellmorefd.org North Bellmore Public Library 1551 Newbridge Rd 785-6260 www.northbellmorelibrary.org

Counseling Pride for Youth/Long Island Crisis Center 2050 Bellmore Ave 679-9000 www.prideforyouth.org

Electricians & Electrical Supplies AG Electrical Supply Co., Inc. 2751 Grand Ave 221-2209 www.agelectricsupply.com

Crafts & Creative Services Creative Partners 2484 Haff Avenue 967-0592 www.creativepartners marketing.com

Hillside-Lane Electric 706 Wyckoff Avenue 221-7074

Hot Fix Queen 1843 Bellmore Avenue 308-7575 www.hotfixqueen.com Custom Apparel & Embroidery Work ‘n Wear Uniforms 2635 Pettit Avenue 409-0002 www.worknwearuniforms.com Dance Schools Jam Dance & Fitness Center 227 Bedford Avenue 781-5090 www.jamdanceandfitness.com New York Dance Connection 1494 Bellmore Avenue 783-8388 Delicatessens & Bagelries Bedford Deli 105 Bedford Ave 783-0155

Entertainment/Night Club Billy Dean’s Showtime Cafe 1538 Newbridge Rd 783-0003 www.billydeans.com Eyecare Professionals Wollman, Dr. George OD 1859 Newbridge Road 785-4483 Financial Services Brucia, Tom CFP 609 Clemons St 521-7362 Edward Jones Investments 233 Bedford Avenue 783-3046 www.edwardjones.com Inner-Circle Debt Solutions 2748 Patricia Lane 804-5867 www.innercircledebtsolutions. com

Blossom Farm Deli 100 Bedford Avenue 783-7960

Food Related Services Big Cheese, Inc. 2728 Range Road 236-7533 www.thebigcheese.vpweb.com

Dentists Berkenfeld, Dr. Michael DDS 1985 Newbridge Rd 221-6262 www.berkenfelddental.com

Maui Wowi 2248 Merokee Pl 521-4008 www.islandattitudesmoothie. com

Overview Computer Services, LLC 210-2000 www.overviewcs.com

Fleischer Dental Group, P.C. 2085 Bellmore Avenue 826-3520 www.fleischerdentalgroup.com

Pampered Chef - C. Pellicani 820 Pine Place 785-5436 www.pamperedchef.biz/ carolineskitchen1

Right Click Computer Solutions, Inc. 2752 Grand Avenue 665-9313 www.rightclickcomputer solutions.com

Geller Dental Group, P.C. 2140 Bellmore Avenue 785-4744 www.thegellerdentalgroup. com

Computer & Electronic Services iProdigy 2281 Bellmore Avenue 557-2882 www.iProdigyLI.com

Concrete Work S & M Concrete 2303 Dogwood Street 546-4976 Cosmetics & Beauty Supplies Mary Kay Cosmetics 2405 Oak Street 781-2629 www.marykay.com/nekkilang

Krinsky, Dr. David H 2160 Centre Avenue 785-2171 www.drdavidhkrinsky.com Menzies, Dr. Gerard, D.M.D., PC 2570 N. Jerusalem Road 783-7151 Dry Cleaning Services All American Cleaners 2706 Merrick Road 785-8441

Pampered Chef - S. Newman 2466 Cove Court 221-8241 www.pamperedchef.biz/ suenewman Tastefully Simple 1355 Peapond Road 507-9397 www.tastefullysimple.com/ web/kabate Footwear/Apparel Incredible Feets of Bellmore, Inc. 2975 Merrick Road 826-3338 www.incrediblefeets.com

Fraternal Organizations Bellmore American Legion Post 948 2730 Royle Street 783-7127

Metro Hair Modes, Inc. (Metromodes) 1850 Newbridge Road 221-2868 www.metromodes.com

Bellmore JFK Alumni Assoc. Inc 3000 Bellmore Avenue 992-1400 www.bellmorejfkalumni.org

Olga’s Hair Design 2657 Merrick Rd 826-0139 www.olgashairdressing.com

Bellmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2770 2400 Bedford Avenue 785-2617

Red Door Spa 2750 Merrick Road 409-2800 www.reddoorspas.com

Giovanni Caboto Lodge #2372 109 Michaelian Way 631-468-8192 Knights of Columbus of Bellmore #3689 2333 Bellmore Avenue 785-9407 www.bellmorekofc.com Knights of Pythias 2400 Bedford Ave 526-2492 www.kopny.com North Bellmore American Legion # 1749 PO Box 559 785-5130 Vietnam War Veterans Association PO Box 1138 946-2906 www.vwva2006.com W.C. Mepham H.S. Alumni Association 2401 Camp Avenue 785-8230 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 www.dldollies.com Nature’s Museum Store 2400 Merrick Road 781-6872 Hair, Nail, Beauty Salons & Spas Hair Effex Inc. 304 Bedford Avenue 221-2022 www.haireffex.com Laser Plus Spa 2717 Merrick Road 785-0700 www.laserplusspa.com

Unique Salon & Spa 2024 N. Jerusalem Road 564-6000 www.uniquesalonandspany. com Hardware Stores Costello’s Ace Hardware 2667 Merrick Road 221-0010 www.costellosace.com Weinman’s Hardware 106 Bedford Ave 785-0222 www.weinmanshardware.com Health & Fitness Clubs Cross Fit Invasion 301 Bedford Ave 308-4010 www.crossfitinvasion.com Ladies Workout Express 1894 Newbridge Road 826-3486 Moonflower Yoga, Inc. 2093 Bellmore Avenue 557-2206 www.moonfloweryoga.com Take Shape for Life 917-834-2000 www.lisafrasca.com Train for the Game Long Island 545 Bedford Avenue 809-9700 www.trainforthegameli.com Health Care & Wellness Services Advantage Acupuncture Therapy & Massage 2154 Newbridge Road 313-5052 www.acuforyou.com Bellmore Family Practice 2053 Bellmore Avenue 679-3627 Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network 2480 Hull Ave 781-7814 www.carcinoidawareness.org Continued on next page


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Emerge Yoga & Wellness 2579 Merrick Road. 781-1078 www.emergeyogawellness. com

Heating, Cooling, Supplies & Services Affordable Fuels 2061 Bellmore Avenue 826-0099 www.affordablefuels.com

Finker Wellness 2308 Bellmore Avenue 765-3272 www.drfinker.com

Centigrade Heating & Cooling Corp. 1847 Newbridge Rd 826-9273 www.centigradeheatcool.com

Genesis Creations Contracting Ltd. 212 Pettit Avenue 783-5454 www.genesiscreationscontracting.com

Home & Office Organizing Organize Me! of NY, LLC PO Box 556 783-9084 www.organizemeNY.com

Guardian Brain Foundation PO Box 1216 631-271-3292 www.guardianbrain.org Kaizen Centre for Health & Wellness 2710 Grand Ave 781-9555 www.kaizenny.com Lice Miracles 2137 Kenwood Place 987-6496 www.licemiracles.com Lupus Alliance of America Long Island/Queens Affiliate 2255 Centre Avenue 783-3370 www.lupusliqueens.org Medici, Dr. Paul R. DDS 2601 Jerusalem Avenue 781-5405 www.drpaulmedici.com Metropolitan Physical Therapy 2140 Bellmore Ave 586-5533 www.metropt.com Oppenheimer, Marchitelli & Fasano 2073 Newbridge Road 781-9898 Oriental Martial and Healing Arts 738 Farmers Avenue 221-2503 www.dojos.com/nanos Premier Care 2459 Merrick Rd 826-2273 www.premiercaredoc.com Health Food & Nutrition Qivana 2486 Natta Boulevard 300-9500 www.QInU.myqivana.com

Home Improvements & Contracting All American Construction 2425 Grand Ave 557-2197 www.americanbuiltcorp.com Ammel Construction Corp. 903 Oakland Ct 221-4081 www.ammelconstruction.com Cary Construction, Inc. 2687 Jerusalem Avenue 679-5107 CK Custom Home Builders Inc. 2410 Farmers Avenue, Unit #2 543-9874 Cuccias Contractors, Inc. 80 Merrick Avenue 221-6400 www.cucciascontracting.com Family Fence 2207 Newbridge Rd 783-4904 www.familyfence.net George Parsons General Contracting Corp. 2539 Merrick Road 804-8751 www.georgeparsons.com Patio and Fireplaces, Inc. 421 Sunrise Hwy 809-9652 www.patioandfireplaceinc.com W.A.W. Creative Construction 2089 Spruce St 679-8393 Ice Cream, Ices & Yogurt Hershey’s of Bellmore 305 Bedford Avenue 308-4818 Madison’s Smoothie Cafe 2793 Jerusalem Avenue 679-2463 www.madisonsmoothie.com

Saher Enterprise - Mister Softee 106 Flower Road 884-8419 Insurance Agencies Allstate - Conneely Agency 2712 Grand Avenue 781-7722 www.gregconneely.com Genworth Financial 206 Pettit Avenue 378-8365 www.marjorieeliasltci.com Gerrato Agency, Inc. 107 Bedford Avenue 826-3666 Newbridge Coverage Corp. 1666 Newbridge Road 781-9000 www.newbridgecoverage.com Vintage Agency Inc. 321 St. Marks Avenue 781-1407 www.vintageagencyinc.com Interior Design & Decorating Creative Arts Design Studio Inc. 2680 Lee Place 606-6217 www.creativeartsdesignstudio. com G Gallery 2717 Grand Avenue 376-2737 www.ggallery.info

Landscaping, Design & Garden Supplies Bob’s Landscape Services 2080 Bedford Avenue 984-8238 Island Greenery 2036 Bellmore Avenue 785-0349 www.islandgreenery.net Old Mill Nurseries 1862 Newbridge Road 679-6228 www.oldmillnurseries.com Marketing & Promotional Products Tepper Marketing Promotional Products 1378 Anchor Ct 826-5067 www.teppermarketing.com Medical Billing Phoenix Medical Billing 521 Jerusalem Ave 783-6692 Metal Detectors & Treasure Hunting Nassau Treasures Unlimited 2811B Merrick Road 785-1618 Movie Theaters Bellmore Movies and The Show Place 222 Pettit Ave 783-3199

Jewelry A to Z Jewelers 2831 Jerusalem Avenue 409-1600 www.alexandersjewelry couture.com

Music Related Services Music Emporium 2641 Jerusalem Avenue 221-4888 www.nymusicemporium.com

Gennaro Jewelers 410 Bedford Avenue 785-0134 www.gennarojewelers.com

Rock Underground 300 Bedford Avenue 221-ROCK www.rockundergroundmusic. com

Origami Owl Jewelry 3117 Lydia Lane 522-4040 www.origamiowl.com Polara Jewelers 111 Bedford Avenue 785-4141 www.polarajewelers.com Karate Schools Red Dragon Karate Studio Inc. 2691 Merrick Road 785-8800 www.reddragonstudio.com Ultimate Champions Tae kwon do 2803A Merrick Road 785-5425 www.tackwondo.net

Newspapers & Media Cablevision/News12 111 Crossways Park Drive West 393-1312 www.cvadsakes.com All Island Media, Inc. 1 Rodeo Drive 281-9665 www.lipennysaver.com Bellmore Herald 2 Endo Blvd 569-4000 www.liherald.com Bellmore Life 1840 Merrick Avenue 378-5320 www.bellmorelife.com

Newsday Media Group 235 Pinelawn Road 631-843-2935 www.newsday.com Patch.com 1872 George Ct 640-1796 www.bellmore.patch.com Office Supplies & Printing Bedford Stationery 207 N. Bedford Ave 221-2234 Perfection Printing 2829 Merrick Road 221-4100 Party Services Entertainment Plus More 2137 Kenwood Place 783-4200 www.entertainmentplusmore. com Have You Heard?, Inc. 2554 Merrick Road 409-0283 www.haveyouheardinc.com Pharmacies/Drugstores CVS Pharmacy 2034 North Jerusalem Avenue 481-6654 www.cvs.com Kee-Zac Pharmacy 109 Bedford Ave 221-4022 Plumbing & Heating High-Tech Design Plumbing and Heating, Inc. 804 Sterling Street 805-6040 Podiatrists Cherrywood Foot Care 2791 Jerusalem Avenue 826-9000 www.cherrywoodfootcare.com Livingston Foot Care Specialists 1685 Newbridge Rd 826-0103 www.livingstonfootcare.com Real Estate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 2119 Bedford Avenue 809-1000 www.coldwellbankermoves. com Realty Connect USA 2868 Merrick Road 662-0274 www.LouiseYourRealtor.com ReMax Hearthstone 2059 Merrick Road 771-8300 www.remax-newyork.com Continued on next page


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Zagarino Realty 6 Broadway 785-0013 www.zagarinorealty.com Religious Institutions Bellmore Jewish Center 2550 South Centre Avenue 781-3072 www.bellmorejewishcenter.org Restaurants & Cafés Antonette’s Restaurant 2701 Merrick Rd 221-3416 www.antonettesrestaurant. com Applebee’s 2660 Sunrise Highway 783-9014 www.applebees.com Arby’s of Bellmore 409 E. Sunrise Highway 308-4535 Bellmore Bean Cafe 2718 Grand Avenue 804-4624 www.bellmorebeancafe.com

Jimmy Jacks II 221 Bedford Avenue 807-0090 www.jimmyjacksny.com Las Bahias Restaurant 2818 Jerusalem Ave 308-7265 www.lasbahiasrestaurant.com Mediterranean Diner 195 Bedford Avenue 221-8721 www.mediterraneandiner.com Oak Chalet 1940 Bellmore Avenue 826-1700 www.oakchalet.com Pasquale’s Pizza 505 Bedford Avenue 679-3661 www.pasqualespizzapasta.com Piccolo Ristorante 2770 Sunrise Highway 679-8787 www.piccoloristorante.com

Schools, Nurseries, Camps & Day Care Alphabetland Day School & Camp 1775 Newbridge Rd 826-9339 www.alphabetlanddayschool. com Bellmore United Methodist Nursery School 2640 Royle St 221-1483 www.bellmoreumc.org South Shore Country Day School & Camp, Inc. 1149 Newbridge Road 785-3311 www.southshoredaycamp.com FasTracKids/JEI 2583 Merrick Road 224-3177 www.maxviewlearning.com

Carvalhos Restaurant 2700 Sunrise Highway 679-3300

Umberto’s 208 Bedford Avenue 409-1400 www.umbertosofbellmore.com

Security & Alarms Budd-Morgan Central Station Alarm Company 2050 Bellmore Avenue 221-0440 www.buddmorgan.com

Chicken’s Road 2975B Merrick Road 221-5222 www.chickensroad.com

Zorn’s 2495 Merrick Rd 826-8000 www.zornscaterers.com

VisionTec Solutions 2486 Natter Blvd 535-3935 www.visiontecsolutions.com

Signs Sign Up Now 2541 Merrick Road 221-3394 Vital Signs Plus, Inc. PO Box 262 223-3080 www.vitalsignsny.com Solar Energy Materials & Installation Built Well Solar 2752 Grand Avenue 695-1000 www.builtwellsolar.com Spanish Workshop/ Tutoring All About Spanish 1514 Bellmore Avenue 462-7777 www.allaboutspanish.org Sporting Goods & Memorabilia Doc D’s Trading Cards 1069 Bellmore Ave 308-7350 Stairs & Rails A Step Above Stairbuilders, LLC 2578 Jerusalem Avenue 679-2622 www.astepabovestair builders.com

Supermarkets Koi Market Connection 2965 Bellmore Avenue 809-6771 www.koimarket.com Stop & Shop 2450 Jerusalem Avenue 826-0880 www.stop&shop.com Swimming Instruction Saf-T-Swim of Bellmore 2050 Bellmore Avenue 557-2114 www.saf-t-swim.com Transportation All County Limousine 1677 Newbridge Road 785-0500 www.allcountylimo.com Bellmore Transportation 214 Pettit Avenue 785-0788 Executive Limousine 2200 Bellmore Avenue 826-8172 www.executivelimousine.org Travel Cruise Planners 2133 Jacqueline Ave 620-0855 www.mycustomtravel.com

Courtesy Carly Perahia

The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. Gerard H. Menzies’s dental practice in North Bellmore. Menzies is a 1986 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School who has dedicated himself to dentistry for the past 27 years. Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, left, congratulated the dentist for reaching the milestone with chamber members and the doctor’s friends.


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