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The “real film school” Scully referred to was working with Ethan Kornfeld, cinematogra pher and owner of Kornfeld Stu dios. Kornfeld is a seasoned vid eographer with a pedigree in the business; his father was also a videographer and founded Kornfeld Studios in 1975. The pair collabo rated on a number of small projects through the years, mostly family occa sions like weddings and bar mitzvahs. But it was Scully’s dream to make a fea ture length film. “Fast forward to 2019,” Scully said. “At this point, I’ve basi cally given up on this dream. My daughter, Michayla, who was 12 at the time, comes up to me and says, ‘Why haven’t you done that yet? I always see you writing stuff; when is your full movie coming?’” Scully said his daughter’s sim ple question inspired him to write his feature film, “Mon tauk77.”“There comes a time when Continued on

John and Christine Abreu, along with their daughter, Ashley, are Massapequa Park residents who made the trip to the Seaford Farmers Market on Washington Avenue for fresh fruits and vegetables. on page

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S eventy years ago, the Seaford Lions Club was launched with a commitment to fight blindness, but since then the group’s efforts have expanded to take on many other worthy causes in the Wantagh-Seaford com munity.Founded in 1952, the organization is celebrating its “Platinum Jubilee” this year. The Lions Club is an international organization, with thousands of chapters all over the world. Sea ford is part of the New York chapter and is accom panied by many other clubs all over Long Island. This global networking makes mutual aid among the Lions Club easier, as chapters can donate direct ly to one another through the Lions Club Interna tional“LastFund.year, the LCIF raised $30 million to help people throughout the world,” said Donald Paulson, a longtime member who has served as the club’s secretary and president. “This money goes everywhere,” added Charles Wroblewski, fellow member and former president and secretary himself. “Whenever there is a disas ter, it’s sent to the local Lions Club, with no over Tim Baker/Herald

Lions Club celebrates 70 years

Vol. 70 No. 33 AUGUST 11-17, 2022 $1.00 Experts continue shark discussion Page 3 A newer tradition in Wantagh Page 4 HERALD WANTAGH HealthYour Family Wellness Inside August 11, 2022 yourHEALTH body mind fitness wellness With a focus on

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T here comes a time when you look at your kids and think, ‘What kind of example am I setting?’

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Michael Scully, a Levittown native, refused to give up his dream of becoming a film writer and director, and now his many years of hard work are finally paying off. Scully, 42, was born in Levittown, briefly was moved to California when he was very young, but came back at age 3. He attended Catholic school, first going to Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Hicksville before attending Chami nade High School. His wife, Deena, is also from Levittown, growing up 15 blocks from didn’talthoughMichael,thetwomeetinschoolsince he had attended Catholic school. After high school, Scully got his associates degree from Nas sau Community College, before attending Binghamton Universi ty to get his film degree. “It was a very experimental film school up there,” Scully said. “I felt like my real film school came later.”

The group’s primary goal is fighting blindness



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Hotter summers usually drive more beach activity, which will bring a greater chance of shark encounters. Curtis said it is important to remain cautious but not scared.“Iwouldn’t be afraid to go swimming out here,” he said. “If a huge school of bunker fish came through with feeding dolphins and birds, I’d get out of the water. Just like taking a hike in the moun tains, you have to keep an eye out for bears.“They’re not people eaters, these are fish eaters, and they’re just doing their thing,” Curtis added. “It just so happens that their food is just right next to the swimming beach, and people can get in the way. My general message is to be aware but don’t be afraid.” provide insight on shark

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Biologists continue to advise swimmers on how to enjoy summer without being afraid

THE JoNEs BEAcH Energy and Nature Center has easy access to both the bay and ocean side, making for good presentations.

With the rising number of shark sight ings seen on Long Island this summer, experts recently educated beachgoers on how to deal with sharks. The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center hosted Greg Metzger, from the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Shark Research and Education Program, and Tobey Curtis, fishery management specialist, to discuss Long Island’s shark populations, the research that South Fork’s museum has conducted over the past years, and how to identify sharks. Metzger and Curtis, who have decades of shark research experience, explained that sharks swim in Long Island waters year-round but the species of sharks that appear throughout the year change based on water temperature. Metzger said that the species he has seen the most of is the dusky shark, and advised beachgoers what to do when a shark is spotted in the water.“How do you protect or reduce the number of negative interactions?” Metzger said. “You want to observe the environment you are about to enter. If you see birds colonize, if you see whales and dolphins, your first thought should not be to paddle out and swim with the dolphins. There’s probably a feeding event going on. If you see lots of activity, get out of the water, and observe a more conserved ocean, from the beach. Once that feeding event moves through, you canWhileresume.”itis impossible to get rid of the risk of possibly encountering a shark, Metzger discussed ways to identify shark dorsal fins, from that of dolphins and sun fish, and ways to identify the shark spe cies.Metzger gave several tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by a shark, includ ing swimming in large groups and avoid ing swimming in the early morning and the late evening because sharks take advantage of the darkness for success in feeding on fish. One reason for the increases in shark sightings is due to positive conservation efforts, impacting many different species that are being seen more near Long Island waters, such as Spinner and Blacktip sharks.Many of the sharks have always been seen in local waters, but an ample supply of bunker fish, a good food source for them, has attracted sharks in larger num bers.Many of these types of fish are “filter feeders” and are found close to the shore line. “If these bunker schools were two miles offshore, you’d probably never see a shark, but you’d also never see a whale or a dolphin,” Metzger said. “It’d be super rare because all that feeding activity would happen offshore. They’re very close to the beach and so predators come look ing for Curtisthem.”said that while there has been a rise in shark bites from past years, sharks are not looking to interact with beachgo ers and the increase in food sources has led to more interactions. “When you have the food, pushing into those areas where there’s a ton of people, the risk factor goes up and that’s what’s happened this year,” Curtis said. “Thank fully, they’re minor incidents.”

■ Stay out of the ocean at dusk, night and dawn ■ Avoid areas with schools of splashing fish or diving seabirds

■ Avoid murky water ■ Swim in groups ■ Stay away from areas with seals ■ Swim where your feet can touch the bottom How to reduce shark interactions

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NICE aims to ease new rider mass transit anxiety

What started as a socially distanced, pandemic-friendly summer activity has grown into an August tradition for resi dents of the Wantagh-Seaford area. Two years ago, as the first surge of the pandemic was slowing down, the Want agh Chamber of Commerce and County Legislator Steve Rhoads were left scratch ing their heads at what safe and fun sum mer activities they could put together. “Our thoughts were ‘what could we do outdoors, socially distanced, and family friendly?’” Rhoads said. “And then we set tled on an outdoor movie, something we all grew up with. This was back in August of 2020.”Rhoads and the Chamber decided on Wantagh Park for the venue, since it is a large, open space where cars can drive on the lawn without causing any damage to theItproperty.wassuch a success that it continued into August of 2021, and now continues this year, with Top Gun kicking off the drive-in movies on August 3. The event sold out on its first night, with 75 cars signing up to watch the movie. Initially, the cars had to be spread apart to ensure social distancing, but that is no longer the case, allowing for more cars to sign up. The drive-in movie will continue every Wednesday night in August, at Wantagh Park. Chamber, Rhoads host drive-in park SITE: www.liherald.com/wantagh E-MAIl: DEPARTMENT: Ext. 287 E-mail: wantagheditor@liherald.com Wantagh Herald USPS 16790, every Thursday by Richner Communications, Inc., 2 Endo Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530.


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Nassau Inter-County Express bus service unveiled what it’s described as a more individual ized service for riders with questions, concerns or even anxieties regarding the public busWithsystem.support in both English and Spanish, NICE Assist is pri marily designed for those using the system for the first time, including people who might not get around too easily otherwise, or simply would-be riders who have just moved to the region, or are exploring taking public transportation for the first time. Being new mass transit “can be challenging and intimidat ing,” said Jack Khzouz, NICE’s chief executive, in a release. And while NICE is fully accessi ble, Khzouz says he understands this type of “invisible barrier” may pre vent some from taking a bus. “NICE Assist is meant to ease transit anxiety and gain confidence by answering those questions with a personalized intro duction to the system,” he added. A NICE agent can make arrangements to personally meet a rider in need at a pre ferred bus stop and guide them through boarding procedures, fares, timetables, and even the bus service’s smartphone app, Khzouz said. The program also can be used to schedule a visit to one of NICE’s transit hubs and learn more about the connections with other bus routes and other forms of Appointmentstransportation.areavailable weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and made at least two hours in advance. To learn more, call (516) 967-5182. — Lily Cohen

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BEST LOCAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: 343BDenny’sSOyster Bay Rd, Plainview (516) www.shopdennys.com681-4490

Owner and Brooklyn-native Suzette LaValle has over 25 years in the fashion industry, from traveling to Paris and working with top fashion magazines like Bazaar and Elle. Find the perfect pieces for each season, head to toe, from hats and belts, shoes, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses, and of course the beautifully curated clothing. Adorn your home too with lifestyle and wonderful decor gifts such as ceramic, candles, artwork and printed towels.

BEST ANTIQUE STORE: Garden City Antiques & Fine Arts Ltd 730 Franklin Ave, Garden City (516) www.gardencityantiques.com524-6000

This boutique not only curates distinct and beautiful products – from clothing and accessories to home decor and art – with a focus on handmade, fair trade products so you can feel good as you shop. The products they hold are not mass produced which makes many of the items unique to you! Shop colorful kitchenware, bath and beauty products, baby gifts, men’s — the options are endless and ever changing.

This women owned and ran company was established in 2009 by mother and daughter duo Barbara Lubel and Jenna Librett. They strive to deliver the “New York Girls’ lifestyle” to Long Island. Curating pieces for not only the young crowd but anyone young-minded that are trendy, fun, fresh and reasonably priced. From accessories and two-piece sets to unique tops and skirts that will surely turn heads for events or the office.

In 1946, two brothers Murray and Lee Levitt created Mur-Lee’s to provide exceptional service while creating a welcoming and safe atmosphere for customers to not only shop for what they need but enjoy the process. For over 75 years the New York State award-winning family business has been committed to these core values, and sons Bruce and Harry keep them alive. With trendy fashion and an expertly trained staff to tailor and assist in finding your style.

BEST FURNITURE STORE: The Rustic Loft 420 Sunrise Hwy, Lynbrook (516) www.therusticloftli.com612-3582


BEST LOCAL SHOE STORE: 321HummingbirdSeaCLiffAve, Sea Cliff (516) www.welovehummingbird.com671-2281

The Rustic Loft brings luxurious, solid wood into your home in unique and stylish ways. They take pride in allowing customers to really get creative and customize a number of pieces to get their desired look. Customers can choose from a variety of different reclaimed wood pieces and select modern or antique styles. Whatever fits your taste, The Rustic Loft is devoted to making wonderful, real reclaimed wood furnishings for your home.

Matthew and Natascha Ruiz have been carefully curating their collection of fine luxury clothing, accessories, and shoes since 1999. With over four decades of retail management at leading luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci, Versace, Chanel and Oscar de la Renta, among many others, they are internationally known to have a desire to bring stunning, authentic luxury and Manhattan flair to Long Island.

BEST BOUTIQUE/BEST GIFT SHOP: Artisan Jules Gifts and Goodness 215 Glen Cove Ave, Sea Cliff (516) www.artisanjules.com240-1894

For 43 years, the family run business has been serving up the latest fashion to families at a great cost. Trendy styles for newborns, toddlers, tweens and everyone in between, including sleepwear and accessories. You can make one-on-one appointments or walk in to talk to a sales associate, and they can tell you about manufacturing right down to the fabric and sizing.

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BEST LOCAL JEWELRY STORE: Ritz 3574JewelryLongBeach Rd, Oceanside (516) www.ritzjewelryinc.com255-0465

BEST LOCAL WOMEN’S CLOTHING: Ruby and Jenna 433 Glen Cove Rd, Roslyn Heights (516) www.rubyandjenna.com801-3444

Arts Ltd buys and sells an array of vintage jewelry, sterling silver, porcelain and paintings. Homeowners can adorn their house with reasonably priced, unique decor or shop their selection of well tended antique jewelry. In addition to antique buying and being a member of the American Society of Appraisers and the Better Business Bureau, they also offer estate clean out services: They carefully manage your precious estate heirlooms and assist in buying or liquidating your estates.

BEST CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE: 21LuxeSwapBerryHill Road, Oyster Bay (516) www.luxeswap.com226-1055

Denny’s also prides itself on helping parents and their kid campers stock up on what they need at discounted prices.

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Owner Anmol established Ritz Jewelry in 2003 with over 10 years of experience in the diamond and jewelry industry and aims to make the customers happy by providing quality customer service at competitive prices. Locally owned and operated, Ritz is the first retail venture for DStar Jewelers and they won’t stop for generations to come. Providing beautifully designed products, with diamonds from Israel and Belgium, to the community is their passion.

BEST LOCAL MEN’S CLOTHING: Mur-Lees Men’s & Boy’s Shop 24 Atlantic Ave, Lynbrook (516) www.murleesclothing.com599-7777

By HANNAH MERWIN Intern Maximillion Watches opened its doors in Bellmore on June 6 and has begun to thrive ever since. The luxury jewelry store, named after its founder and owner Max Hinden, is a proud host to one of the biggest selection of watches on Long Island. The store fea tures brands like Rolex, Bre itling Hublot, and many oth ers in store and in its show room.The store prides itself on treating anyone who walks in as not just a customer, but as a friend. Hinden described the store as having a “great vibe,” with music playing and modern artwork on the walls. “We don’t cater to them as customers, we cater to them as friends,” Hinden said. “I’m really community oriented. (My vice president and I) are locals, and we know the neighborhood very well. We just want to spread the joy in the jewelry.” Since college, Hinden has had an inter est in watches, and went out of his way to save up for a watch in his first job. Ever since he purchased his first watch, he said, he became curious as to how watch es work.That love of understanding, and a motivation to always have the best ver sion for himself, sparked his interest in presenting this high-end jewelry to oth ers, describing purchasing his first Rolex as the beginning of an addiction. “I kept working to get the Rolexes, and eventually I pursued my dream and pas sion and hobby, and I turned it into a busi ness,” he said. “I ended up being able to get a storefront and got more into the jew elryHindenside.” said that the most important thing about what he does is network and get along well with others in the business, explaining that building a relationship is key. What started as him reaching out, making connections with high end jewelers, and learn ing tricks of the trade from them, turned into Hinden being completely confident in what he does in the industry. Aside from watches, the store also acts as a place for customers to get other jewel ry. The store offers custom jewelry, as well as diamond setting, engagement rings and weddings bands at a great price and quick turnaround time. Hinden describes the store as a fully functional jewelry store with a specialization in watches. Passion is the driving force behind everything Hinden does, and says he is excited to get up every day and go to work. “I love going to work because I’m just so intrigued by the new designs,” Hinden said. “I’m very into the new modern designs of jewelry. So, when I see some thing come up online, I make my own spin on it and get custom work done. If I see another jeweler doing certain things, I want to jump in and try to get my feet wet. “I love learning every day,” Hinden continued. “Every day is a learning expe rience, and it’s really helped me grow into who I am as a jeweler. We welcome any one, and we are excited to branch out and do some crazy funky jewelry.” Maximillion Watches is located at 2938 Merrick Road in Bellmore. The store is currently open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. I ’m oriented.communityreally MAx HINdEN Owner

MAx HINdEN, fouNdER and owner of Maximillion Watches, inside the store.

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Could toll lanes fix parkway’s ‘Bloody Alley’?

Herald file photo LoNg IsLaNd CoNtraCtors Association representatives joined Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and other officials as part of a demonstration last year remembering those killed in accidents on the Southern State Parkway.

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Anyone driving the Southern State Parkway knows it’s not an easy highway to travel. There are a lot of accidents, but there’s simply too many vehicles. But one fix offered by the Long Island Contractors Association and Assembly woman Michaelle Solages might not get the happiest reception: They propose add ing a toll lane for carpoolers. The high occupancy toll — or HOT — lane under consideration wouldn’t remove an existing lane, but instead be added, according to an Aug. 4 outline of a pro posed public-private partnership released by Solages to renovate the Southern State Parkway.Thereport found that such an addition al lane could help alleviate traffic. Focusing on the Southern State Park way is nothing new for the contractors or Solages, as they have brought attention to the dangers of the 26-mile highway in the past.One particular area of concern is between Exits for Malverne/West Hemp stead and Huntington/Amityville, which have been referred to as “Bloody Alley” thanks to the high number of accidents occurring there. And it’s not just a perception. Between 2012 and 2019, more than 15,750 accidents were reported on the Southern State, claiming 78 lives, according to the state than six accidents per day, killing some one, on average, once every month. Joshua Hurwitz blames the parkway’s outdated design for its traffic and accident woes.“Construction was complete in 1962, and despite some improvements since that time, the design of the parkway is largely unchanged since its first section opened to traffic in 1927,” he said, representing the American Road and Transportation Build ers Association in Washington. At the same time, the number of driv ers using the parkway has increased dra matically, with the population of Nassau and Suffolk counties nearly quadrupling since 1950. Southern State now carries an average of 200,000 vehicles a day through Nassau.Solages’ report weighs the redevelop ing the roadway through a public-private contract. It’s similar to projects like the Goethals Bridge replacement between Staten Island and New Jersey, redevelop ment of LaGuardia Airport, and the Moynihan Train Hall conversion at Penn Station in Manhattan. For the Sothern State, private part ners could be contracted to design, con struct, finance, operate and even main taine the roadway. In return, that private group could be compensated through periodic government payments, or with tollSolagesrevenue.has long advocated for renova tions to the Southern State. “I am proud to support the release of this study, especially because I believe the data presented will save lives,” the Assem blywoman said, in a release. “The traffic crush that occurs on the Southern State Parkway simply cannot be left as is. We must act for families across Long Island. This report provides a future roadmap to successful change.”

Yet, Solages office clarified that while the Assemblywoman does not specifically endorse the plan she presented last week, she is open to any ideas that could help relieve the Southern State’s systemic issues.Any toll lane will be dynamically priced, Hurwitz said, meaning costs would fluctuate depending on the time of day and other conditions. “The user has the decision of whether they want to use that lane and pay the toll or use the general purpose lanes,” he said. “This is sort of a preliminary step to bring attention back to the Southern State Parkway,” with the next step reaching out to drivers who would ultimately be affect ed by such change, and getting their input.

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The Seaford Public Library looks forward to a new era of leader ship as old terms expire.The SeafordLibrary held its annual reorga nizational meeting on July 11. The new Board of Trustees was elected unanimously. The new officers will be President John M. Scaparro, Vice Presi dent Mary Westermann, Secretary Margaret D. Grub, Financial SecretaryCatherine DiPi etro, and Assistant Financial Secretary Peter J. Ruffner.JohnScaparro was sworn in for a five-year term commencing on July 1. “I am confident in John Scaparro’s dedica tion, intelligence, and leadership as the new Board president,” Peter J. Ruffner, outgoing president, said. “He has the full support of the Board and the community. The Seaford Library is in great hands!” Library Director Frank McKenna thanked Ruffner for his service as board president since 2005, and looks forward to working with John Scaparro.

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The Wantagh Kiwanis Club specifical ly named sister and brother Tamega and Kerwin Vilbon, who donated a filled shop ping cart, as its “food heroes”.

Wantagh residents help fight hunger

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Seaford Public Library reorganizes its board

Humanitarianism is alive and well at the local level in Wantagh. The Wantagh Kiwanis Club held a summer food drive from the morning to early afternoon on July 30. King Kullen Supermarkets cooperated in this food drive.Turnout was high, and considering the level of inflation in America today, the Kiwanis Club was very grateful. “It is always amazing how people are willing to help others in need,” Deb Colton of the Kiwanis Club said. “But especially during such difficult financial times hitting everyone’s pocketbooks, the giving on Saturday was even more pro found.”Donations ranged from single cans of soup to whole shopping carts of groceries. The Kiwanis Club donated the food to St. Francis Food Pantry in Wantagh, St. Jude Episcopal Food Pantry in Seaford and the Freeport Emergency Food Pantry.

SiSter and brother Tamega and Kerwin Vilbon donated a filled shopping cart at the Wantagh Kiwanis Food Drive on July 30th.

“The Lions have three objectives: To cure world blindness, to help others in need, and to be good citizens in your community,” said Paulson.TheLions Club collabo rates with a number of fellow local altruistic organizations, such as Boy Scouts, Ameri can Legion, Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church, St. William the Abbot, and the Chamber of Commerce. These organizations assist the Lions Club with running blood drives, organ drives, food drives, and helping with Eagle Scout projects. They also lead cleanups at wildlife preserves. Recently, the club has expanded its out reach to younger citizens of Seaford. “Thanks to one of our younger mem bers, we have a Leo’s Club,” Paulson said. “The Leo’s Club is for high school stu dents. Leo’s Club members can get a spe cial distinction on their diplomas for com munity service.” The Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Runyon’s on Merrick “EverybodyRoad.has an innate talent,” Brennan said. “And that talent can be used for the good of the community. You don’t have to be a wallflower; join the Lions and get involved in something good.”

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Wroblewski’s mother suffered from Fuchs dystrophy, a dis ease affecting the eyes, which Wroblewski said runs in the family.The Lions Club was, there fore, a perfect fit for him; he could join the fight against blindness and give back to his hometown.Paulson grew up in South Ozone Park before he moved to Seaford. His father was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a common eye disorder, so he also joined the Lions Club to help his family.Club president George Brennan said he joined because he was inspired by the group’s altruistic fight. Brennan lives in Amityville but helped to found the Sea ford Kiwanis Club, and has also been involved in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. After meeting Paul son, Brennan was convinced that the Lions Club was the best place to fight for good causes in Seaford. While initially committed to fighting blindness, specifically blindness caused by diabetes, the Lions Club has expanded its fight to numerous arenas, including hearing, environmental protection, natu ral disaster funding, and many more. The club’s members include people from many different walks of life, including former police officers, doctors, dentists, nurses, attorneys, and teachers, among others.

The Seaford LionS Club marched in the annual Fourth of July parade.

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headThefee.”Seaford Lions Club donates thou sands of dollars annually to places in need, but when Hurricane Sandy struck in 2012, the organization received money from the LCIF. For Paulson and Wroblewski, involve ment in the Lions Club was personal for a number of rea sons.Wroblewski moved to Sea ford at age six in 1948 and attended public schools from second to 12th grade. He then lived in Washington, D.C., serving the country for many years in the FBI before mov ing back to Seaford in 2005.

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the Indigenous creation story.

A look at the Shinnecock Nation T hrough ar t

Top middle: Jeremy Dennis ‘s work, ‘Choknanipok (Man of Flint),’ presents the mythological figure from the Algonquian people, who had a body as big as a mountain.

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Swinging Sweethearts’‘America’swith America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves. America’s Sweethearts will charm you while navigating their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solos all with a slice of oldfashioned fun! Hear such hits as ‘Sing Sing Sing,’ ‘It’s My Party,’ ‘Lullaby of Broadway,’ and many more. Plaza Productions stages this joyous ode to a classic musical genre. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2:30 p.m. $40, $35 seniors. Elmont Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. (516) 599-6870 or PlazaBroadwayLongIsland.com.visit

Bottom left: David Bunn Martine, in residence through Aug. 14, shares Shinnecock history with visitors as they cre ate landscape paintings that show wigwams used in the nat ural environment.

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When: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Sunday, Sept. 4 Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City; LICM.org or (516) 224-5800 He co-curated the exhibit with his mother, painter and tradition-bearer Denise Silva-Dennis, collaborating with museum exhibits director Erik Schurink and museum associate education director Jeanmarie Walsh Mansfield. “In the case of Indigenous people and artists, we often have to bridge gaps in empathy, understanding and Theknowledge.”motherson Dennis team is joined

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highlighted pieces of their work as soon as they enter the museum. Dennis’ interactive map — showcasing Long Island’s culturally significant Native America — enables visitors to gain an understanding of place as they explore various communities. The children legendareaalongKaleidoZonemuseum’sgallerydisplaystheworksofallfourartists,whileanothergalleryisthesettingforthevariousartist-ledworkshopsandanopenareaforart-making.Thisspacefeaturesworksbyeachartisthighlightingtheircreativeapproach,withastorytellingthatpresentstheof“SkyWoman,”

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thefocusedartcollaborativecompletedTheyMartine.DavidandTarrantTohanashworkandappliquébeadworkbyribbonartistpainterBunnrecentlyapieceonthemeof the medicine wheel, a powerful symbol of anMuseum-goersinterconnectivity.hadopportunitytoadd to the collaborative piece, which is now on display in the art-making space for the remainder of the exhibit.“In many Native American communities, it is believed that family members who pass away depart westward. In this medicine wheel, I used black-and-white photos of Shinnecock ancestors in a collage style,” Dennis explains. “I chose the black southerly section of the wheel to depict where the winged-ones migrate to,” Silva-Denis added. “The figure has winter gear on as they are left behind in the northern blanket-of-snow section. Yet there is a promise of spring with the strawberry-heart, white flowers promising, to great relief, spring.” Families are immediately introduced to the creators through images of each artist and By Karen Akbloom@liherald.comBloomspectslongassociated with Native American culture — medicine wheels, wampum, talking sticks and so forth — are unfamiliar yet fascinating. Members of Long Island’s Shinnecock Nation are introducing families to their heritage and traditions throughout the summer at Long Island Children’s Museum’s dynamic exhibit “Toyuskanash: Bridges,” which runs through Labor Day. Four indigenous artists are in residency all summer long to meet, discuss and make art with museum visitors. Artist workshops familiesinvolve thestorynature,byexhibitions,mediumtheprocesstheexploringinbothcreativeandindividualused.Arttheirtella—fromselectionof pieces, how they are grouped and placed, and of course, which artists are on view. In this installation, artists selected others to join them to tell a collaborative story. The four artists involved represent different generations and use different media, but share a culture and commitment to celebrating traditions in a contemporary context. “The concept of ‘Bridges’ represented in the title is a metaphor for bringing people together over difficult or impossible terrain,” says fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis, who notes “Toyuskanash is the Algonquian word for “bridges.“

Middle: A collaborative art piece focused on the theme of the medicine wheel, a powerful symbol of interconnectivi ty. Each quadrant represents the style each artist shared with the children’s museum’s audience, conveying the significance the medicine wheel has among the Indigenous community.

Hang out with some Long Island Children’s Museum’s “residents,” Saturday, Aug. 13, noon. Join an animal educator in the Yellow Studio in the Feasts for Beasts Gallery to learn what goes into the care of LICM’s animals. Observe animal bath time. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or LICM.org.

Santana & Earth, Wind, and Fire While it may not be the same as an Earth, Wind, and Fire concert on Sept. 21, on Aug. 13 they will be performing, along with Santana, at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. The concert starts at 7 p.m., for more information visit TINyurl. com/sewf813.

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AUG. 11 Comedy revue Laugh on at this five-person comic showcase that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present, now through Aug. 14, at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre. Think you’ve heard them all before? Not this way. If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, these comic actors will give you a second opinion, and ask you where you got that. The fun is at Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 448-7469.ticketsLandmarkOnMainStreet.org.VisitForandinformationcall(855)

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Those classic doo-wop sounds live on. Johnny Farina, Stan Ziska’s Del Satins, with The Chiclettes and Bobby Wilson, will have everyone singing along to some classic tunes, Friday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m., at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Journey back to rock ‘n roll’s early days with songs that never go out of style, led by Johnny Farina, whose “Sleep Walk” added a new sound to rock ‘n roll when it hit the airwaves in 1959. And Stan Ziska is still grooving along with his hit “Teardrops Follow Me.” With those lovely ladies of song, The Chiclettes, and the dynamic Wilson, it’s an unforgettable evening of great hits. As always, bring seating. For information, visit NassauCountyNY.gov/parks.

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A traditionsummer is being brought to Seaford, and hopes to become a regular thing. On Aug. 13, Maria Regina Catholic Church will be hosting a car show in its parking lot. This is the first show, hosted by Holy Name Society, and they plan on doing it annually. For more information or to register your car, visit TINyurl.com/ hnscarshow.


RunningThrive! Club T.H.R.I.V.E. - short for transformation, healing, recovery, inspiration, validation, and empowerment – is hosting a running club event on the Jones Beach Boardwalk. This is a weekly event, occurring every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., meeting in front of Boardwalk Café on 2600 Ocean Parkway. For more information visit THRiveli.org or call (516) 434-8397. Kinetic Sand Land The Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, located at 150 Bay Parkway, wants to add geology studies to your kids’ summer fun! On August 11, they will be hosting an event for ages 10-15 that entails using sand to study geological formations and topography. The goal is for the group to make their own “country” out of sand by the end of it. For more information visit TINyurl.com/ jonessand.

After a number of successful outings this year intended to make Jones Beach a little bit cleaner, the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center is hosting yet another beach cleanup. This one will take place on 8 a.m. starting at the Center, although participants are advised to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. to avoid the parking fee. In order to sign up, visit TINyurl.com/ cleanup813. Having an event? Items on The Scene page are listed free of charge. The Herald welcomes listings of upcoming events, community meetings and items of public interest. All submissions should include date, time and location of the event, cost, and a contact name and phone number. Submissions can be emailed to thescene@liherald.com.

AUG. 13 Art talk Grab your lunch and join Nassau County Museum of Art Docent Riva Ettus for her popular “Brown Bag Lecture” live, via Zoom, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. She’ll discuss the current exhibition, “Other Worlds than This: The Supernatural in Art.” Participants are invited to ask questions at the end of the program. Register at least 24 hours in advance to receive the program Zoom link. Also Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or NassauMuseum.org. SEP. 15 Streetfighter returns to Jones Beach! The Jones Beach Bandshell is back this summer and Streetfighter and their Rolling Stones tribute show will once again be there! The performance will be held on August 12 at 7:30 p.m., located at the Jones Beach Bandshell on the Boardwalk. For more information, please visit TINyurl. com/jonesstreetfighter.

United Skates of America in Seaford wants to make skating a summer activity, too! Every Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m., they offer a skate night with only $5 admission – for an extra $6 you can rent skates from them. For more information visit TINyurl.com/thursdayskate.

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Scully’s movie ‘Montauk77’ filmed all over Long Island

Scully said he plans on making another feature length film, and hopes to have Kornfeld and Williams involved with that one, too.

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LWAN1 0811 Place a notice by phone at 516-569-4000 x232 or legalnotices@liherald.comemail: PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES To place a notice here call us us at 516-569-4000 x232 or send an email legalnotices@liherald.comto: you look at your kids and think, ‘What kind of example am I setting?’ That’s when I decided to go for it,” he said.Montauk77, a mixture of crime, drama and comedy, is the story of a rideshare driver named Harry, who takes a 15-year-old girl, Liz, to Mon tauk to scatter her mother’s ashes. The film takes multiple twists and turns when Harry and Liz discover they have a personal connection nei ther knew about, form a bond and decide to rob a bank in order to both start fresh financially. The film is scheduled to be released on Aug. 30. In the film Scully plays Harry, and his daughter, Michayla, who is now 15, takes on the role of Liz. Scully’s son, Dean, also appears in the film. On the production side, Scully would only consider Kornfeld, his longtime friend. They also employed Gavin Williams, who served as the co-cine matographer.Kornfeldsaid he felt that making the movie was personal, since his father, Marty, died in 2019, and his ashes were scattered in “MichaelMontauk.wasvery close to my father,” Kornfeld said. “He wrote this script before he passed. But when the movie was done, Michael dedicated it to my father. That was very special and made me glad to have given this movie my all.”


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Michayla Scully in a scene at John F. Kennedy Airport, one of the film’s many locations in and around Long Island.

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Photos courtesy Michael Scully Ethan KornfEld, Gavin Williams, Michayla Scully and Michael Scully at one of Montauk77’s premieres.

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Montauk77 faced a number of road blocks before filming even began. Accord ing to Scully, a fundraiser had been sched uled for Levittown Hall in May of 2020, but was pushed back to August due to the pan demic and then eventually cancelled alto gether.The budget was also an issue, until Scully’s friend and former Binghamton roommate joined as executive producer, bringing the budget to about $30,000. They also had a difficult time finding a bank that would agree for them to shoot a bank robbery scene, until the Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union in Seaford agreed to helpMontauk77them. filmed for 14 days across 23 different locations in and around Long Island, including JFK Airport, Levittown, Seaford, Jones Beach and Montauk. “We even filmed at Adventureland, the first night they were open after shutting down because of the pandemic,” Scully said.Montauk77 has already been shown to audiences in various premieres all over Long Island and will be available on a number of streaming services, including iTunes and Amazon Prime. For Michael Scully, this is a lifelong dream finally realized. “I can finally die a happy man,” he said, with a laugh. “My main goal was to teach my children how to follow their dreams, whatever that is. Just because I wasn’t the Steven Spielberg of Long Island by age 30 doesn’t mean I can’t still achieve my dreams. For them to see me do this means that they too can do whatever they want.”

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Kornfeld added that there was some thing beautiful about how Scully and his family worked on the film, adding that “it is rare to see this type of camaraderie between teenagers and their parents. Michael’s wife and kids were completely dedicated to helping his dream come true.”

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HERALDWANTAGH—202211,August 16 08/11H2 EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE Richner Communications - a rapidly growing multimedia company and publishers of the Herald newspaper grouphas several administrative job openings: Receptionist (F/T), AccountsMulti-MediaCollectionsReceivable/BillingClerkCoordinator(HoursFlexible) Qualified candidates are fast learners with good organizational and people skills - entry level ok. Role requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to learn custom software programs. If you would like to join a communitydriven, fast-paced environment, please send your resume to: CHILDCAREcareers@liherald.com.COOK & TEACHER/ ASSISTANT Needed For Early Childhood Education And Care Center In Rockville Centre Full Time Positions High School Diploma Needed E-mail maintenanceRichnerrlychildhoodctr@aol.comResume:Call516-536-5674CIRCULATIONASSOCIATEFullTime/PartTimeCommunications,publisherofHeraldcommunitynewspapershasanexcellentopportunityforaFT/PTCustomerServiceClerkinourbusyCirculationDepartment.Basiccustomerserviceandadmin-istrativeresponsibilitiesinclude:heavycomputerwork,answeringphones,makingphonecalls,enter-ingorders,faxing,filing,etc.STRONGknowledgeofEXCELamust!KnowledgeofDATABASEorpostalregulationsabigplus.QualifiedCandidatesmustbecomputerliterate,abletomulti-task,dependable,reliable,orga-nized,energetic,detailorientatedandabletoworkwellunderdead-lines.Forconsideration,pleasesendresume&salaryrequirementsto:careers@liherald.comCLERKFULLTIMENeededForGardenCityLawFirm.ResponsibilitiesIncludeFiling,OrderingAndStockingOfficeSupplies,MailDistribution,Photocopying,Scanning,AndErrandsToBanks,PostOfficeAndCourts.MustHaveAVehicleAndValidN.Y.DriverLicense.PleaseEmailResumeTomjagnandan@albaneselegal.com COMPANIONS P/T and F/T With Elderly Experience Required All Hours Available CALL516-328-7126AGENCY DELI COUNTER AND PREP PERSON Full Time And Part Time. Weekends A Must. Experienced. Long Beach. Call 516-431-5515 DRIVERS WANTED Full Time and Part Time Positions Available! Busy Print Shop in Garden City is Hiring Immediately for Full Time and Part Time Drivers. Must Have a Clean License and BoxTruck Driving Experience. Hours Vary, Night Availability is a Must. Please Email Resume to ehecker@liherald.com or Call (516)569-4000 EDITOR/REPORTERx239 The award-winning Herald Community Newspapers group, covering Nassau County's North and South Shores with hard-hitting news stories and gracefully written features, seeks a motivated, energetic and creative editor/reporter to join our dynamic (and awesome) team! This education and general assignment reporting position offers a unique experience to learn from some of the best in the business. Historically, reporters who have launched their careers with us have gone on to The New York Times, Newsweek, Newsday, the New York Daily News, New York Post, CNN, BBC, NBC News and The Daily Mail, among many others. We look for excellent writers who are eager to learn, enhance their skills, and become well-established and respected journalists in our industry. To apply: Send a brief summary in the form of a cover letter describing your career goals and what strengths you can bring to our newsroom, along with a resume and three writing samples to mhinman@riverdalepress.com

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Richner Communications is looking for a hands-on Human Resources professional to oversee all HR functions on a strategic and tactical level. Exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding Garden City, Long Island media company. This position has a flexible schedule, part-time job share would be Responsibilities:considered. Talent acquisition: Source, screen, and interview potential candidates and manage new employee onboarding Benefits administration: Liaise with brokers, providers and facilitate enrollment and updating of coverage. Manage annual open enrollment and employee benefits review. Administration of 401(k) plan. Employee relations: Provide day- today support and problem resolution in regards to employee concerns, questions and policy issues. Performance management: Coach, counsel and recommend disciplinary actions Compliance: Maintain indepth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance Payroll: Process biweekly payroll through payroll vendor for population of 150 employees Requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or HR, or equivalent experience Minimum 5 years HR generalist experience Knowledge of Federal, State & Local regulations governing employment Experience with payroll processing Self-motivated, ability to prioritize and work well under pressure Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion Excellent oral and written communication and quantitative skills Proficiency with Microsoft Office Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: OUTSIDEcareers@liherald.com.SALESRichnerCommunications,OneoftheFastestGrowingMedia,EventandCommunicationsCompaniesonLongIslandisSeekingaSales/MarketingCandidate to Sell our Print Media Products and our Digital, Events, Sponsorships. Salary, Commission, Eligible for Health Benefits, 401k and Paid Time Off. Will Consider Part Time. Please Send Cover Letter and Resume with Salary Requirements to PRESS-ROOM/WAREHOUSEorereynolds@liherald.comCall516-569-4000X286HELP

And DMV Check. Call For Details. Barbara 516-705-4804 RECEPTIONIST - FULL TIME Receptionist (full-time) needed for Publisher and Self-Storage Facility located in Garden City. The ideal candidate should have excellent communications and customer service skills, be professional, dependable and have reliable transportation. Candidate should have computer knowledge and working knowledge of MS Office. Candidate MUST be reliable, punctual and be able to work a CONSISTENTMondayschedule:andWednesday 8am to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 6pm

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RAnDi KREiss s intandingfront of a classroom is a forchallenge,dauntingevenveterans.

You prepare a meal, and teach the kids about keeping conditions healthy and hygienic around food. I know there will be some natural-born teachers among the veterans who move into Florida classrooms. That will be a bonus for the kids. But loving teaching and loving children are not enough.Iwouldn’t want to see doctors replaced by veter ans who really love medi cine but have no medical training. Same for pilots. Ship captains. Some jobs demand critical thinking skills and rigorous training for which there is no short cut. To suggest that anyone without teacher training can step into a classroom, maintain classroom decorum, teach the curriculum, work effectively with colleagues and truly educate our children is dismissive of teacher educa tion. I know our vets have faced daunting responsibilities and fearsome challenges in their work. But standing in front of a classroom presents entirely different chal lenges, and requires a body of learning and a process of training that does not allow for shortcuts. Our children deserve to be taught by individuals who have been fully educated themselves. Even the most motivated, child-loving wannabe teacher needs to study how to teach third-graders mathe matics, and how to get nonreaders to read, and how to settle classroom disputes, and how to get the truant back to school, and how to plan lessons for a month ahead, and how to teach a classroom of 30 kids who are all on different reading levels. According to New York state, to become a teacher, a candidate must meet the requirements stipulated by the Office of Teaching Initiatives. Like most states, New York requires that all teachers hold a bachelor’s degree, complete a state teacher certification pro gram, and pass the required content examinations. Upon meeting the require ments for certification, an applicant may be issued an initial certificate, which is valid for five years. This entry-level certif icate leads to a professional certificate, which is an advanced-level license that is continuously valid, assuming the teacher completes the appropriate number of pro fessional development hours every five years.Ispend part of my year in Florida, and I am concerned for the upcoming genera tion of Floridians. One teacher I know said of DeSantis’s plan, “He likes his con stituents to be uneducated because criti cal thinkers would vote him out.”

Florida Gov. DeSantis: teachers need to be educated


opinions Courage is too rare a commodity these days o ne of my all-time favorite books was written by the late Presi dent John F. Kennedy in 1956, four years before he became president. The book, “Profiles in Cour age,” comprised short biographies of eight members of the U.S. Senate who defied their party or their constituents by taking a stand they believed was impor tant on an issue of the day. There are few people in today’s world who have been willing to face the conse quences for follow ing their con science, but those few are worth not ing.At the top of the list are two Repub lican members of the House of Rep resentatives. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinz inger have had the guts and the strength to oppose a president and take a vital role in the current hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Cheney has become a powerful voice in helping the public understand the gravity of what our nation would face if Donald Trump were to again seek public office. She has been fearless and courageous in discuss ing the significance of the witness testi mony, and by using simple terms she has touched a raw public nerve. Kinzinger has served in the House since 2010. His seat in Congress has been a safe one, and he had no reason to jump ship and take on Trump. Kinzinger became the first Republican to challenge Trump’s claim of voter fraud and attempts to overturn the 2020 elec tion. He not only supported Trump’s impeachment, but also voted for the creation of the Jan. 6 committee. He has chosen to leave office at the end of the year. Next in line for accolades are the eight other Republi can House members who voted for Trump’s impeachment. It takes courage to defy your party and your voters to do the right thing, but they stood up for their beliefs, and most of them are now paying a price. Of the 10, including Cheney and Kinzinger, four are retiring, one lost a pri mary, one survived a primary and must face voters again in November, and Cheney faces a primary next week. It isn’t often that the action of a large group of people qualifies as an act of courage, but kudos go to the voters of Kansas, who defied many of their friends and neighbors to stand up for a woman’s right to make a personal choice on wheth er to have an abortion. Kansas is one of the reddest states in the country, yet some how, while the opinion polls showed anti-abortion propo nents winning, I didn’t believe them. Over the past 10-plus years, lots of opin ion polls on political issues and candidates have been wrong, and this vote was a closely guarded voter secret. The subject of abortion brings to mind one of the few instances in my career in Albany when a member willingly sacrificed his seat, and more, to cast a “yes” vote for legalized abortion. In April 1970, Assemblyman George Michaels, a Demo crat from upstate Auburn, sat in the chamber during a highly emotional debate on abortion. Michaels represented a predominantly Catholic district, and his decision to vote to approve the abortion law cost him his seat and his law partner ship, along with bitter community blow back.My last nominated group that has shown the courage of its convictions is the parents of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New town, Connecticut. These parents will for ever suffer over the loss of their children, and they didn’t deserve to become the vic tims of a conspiracy campaign launched by conservative radio talk show host Alex Jones.Jones claimed the Sandy Hook massa cre was a hoax and tormented the parents for years, but they refused to accept the taunting. Their defamation lawsuit against Jones has led a jury to award them huge Couragedamages.intoday’s world is a rare com modity. Mark Twain defined it as “resis tance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” Muhammad Ali stated, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” My own definition is, if you haven’t been will ing to defy the odds and speak out against the forces of evil, you have missed an opportunity, and that makes you a lesser person. Jerry Kremer was a state assemblyman for 23 years, and chaired the Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee for 12 years. He now heads Empire Government Strategies, a business development and legislative strat egy firm. Comments about this column? JKremer@liherald.com.

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L ast week, the Florida Department of Education announced that mili tary veterans, as well as their spouses, would receive a five-yearvoucher that allows them to teach in the classroom despite not receiving a degree to do so. It’s a move tied to the $8.6 million the state announced would be used to expand career and work force opportunitiestraining for military veterans and their spouses. — USA Today Gov. DeSantis’sRonplan to allow U.S. veterans to teach in bachelor’sveteransifterrificclassroomsFloridaisaconcept—andwhentheearndegrees and complete teacher training programs. The governor’s initiative, announced last week, would open the classroom door to any veteran who has served four or more years in the military, left the service with an honorable discharge and agrees to working with a mentor. The proposal would allow veterans to teach for five years without a bachelor’s degree, without classroom experience or a teaching license and without passing any kind of certification program.

Veterans deserve all we can provide: emotional support, good pay, programs to help them re-enter civilian life and the same excellent standard of medical care that our office-holders enjoy. If veterans want to become teachers, then let’s provide the money and the best teachers to prepare them to enter the classroom. To throw them in cold is irre sponsible and potentially damaging to both veterans andI’mstudents.ateacher, and have been a teacher in some way or another since 1968. I taught junior high school and high school English. I still have the notebooks from NYU, filled with teaching techniques and lesson plans and suggestions for negotiating the emotional minefield that is a junior high school classroom.I’vebeen retired for many years, but I still teach. I lead book groups, and I teach my grandkids. It’s a kind of instinctive way to connect, a way to be in the world. You walk on a beach and you see some critters, and you talk to the kids about how horseshoe crabs are prehistoric and how they help keep our tidal waters clean.

Although Florida is facing a dire teacher shortage, the governor’s plan is disre spectful to both students and the veterans.

letters Sharks aren’t the problem To the Editor: As an anthrozoologist, I was pleased to read experts from the Department of Environmental Con servation calming concerns about sharks in Long Island waters in last week’s Herald (“Sharks at Jones Beach”).Notonly are sharks an important part of our natural ecosystem, but injuries suffered by shark-attack victims provide only a glimpse into the terrifying ordeal that billions of sea animals experience when they are pierced with sharp hooks or crushed in nets and dragged out of their natural environment, suffocat ed for sport or taste. Only six fatalities, on average, are attributable to unprovoked shark attacks worldwide each year. You can become an election protector by signing up at the ProtectTheVote.net website. For more information on elections and voting,

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Protect democracy: Become an election protector d uring the traditional dog days of summer, many people are more apt to relax on vacation than to think about whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming elections, never mind how they can help ensure vot ers’ rights at the polling place. What was custom just a few years ago, however, has been tossed on the scrap heap, as early voting and the expanded use of absentee ballots have shifted vot ingNewhabits.census data led to a redrawing of political districts, upending the 2022 elec tionInseason.June,which has become the prima ry month in New York state in the past few years, there were gubernatorial and Assembly primaries. But because there was a brouhaha over how the congressio nal and state senatorial districts were drawn, the legal wrangling pushed those primaries to Aug. 23. With those votes approaching and the general election in November, it’s not just voting that is important, but protecting the right to vote as well. In this country, “one person, one vote” truly means that when a ballot is filled out, that vote will count. Whether it’s an election with a razor-thin margin between candidates or an overwhelming victory, we take for granted that every one’s vote counted. From local elections such as the 2021 race for Nassau County executive — in which Bruce Blakeman’s margin of victo ry over Laura Curran was 2,150 votes — to George W. Bush’s victory over Al Gore in the presidential election 21 years earli er that was decided by 537 votes in Flori da, every vote is consequential. And pro tecting that vote is essential. In order to safeguard the act of voting, we need election protectors. What are they? According to the Election Protec tion coalition organized by the political watchdog group Common Cause, an elec tion protector is a trained, nonpartisan onsite volunteer who can explain voting rules and help troubleshoot issues with voting. Election Protection is an effort to overcome what Common Cause describes as the “outdated infrastructure, rampant misinformation and needless obstacles to the ballot Commonbox.”Cause dates back to the Nixon administration, when it was found ed by John Gardner, a Republican cabinet member in President Lyndon B. John son’s administration. The initial push of Common Cause was to end the Vietnam War and lower the voting age in the U.S. from 21 to 18. Today, the nationwide coalition aims to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote, and that that vote counts. There are more than 300 local, state and national Election Protection partners, according to Common Cause. Whoa, you may think. Is this just another way for one political party to gain an advantage over the other? No. Signing on and learning how to be an election protector simply means you play a vital role in the most critical cog that makes this nation’s democracy work: vot ing.No matter which political party you are affiliated with, and no matter which political philosophy you are aligned with, you, as a citizen of this country, have the civic responsibility to take part in its gov ernment.Whenyou vote in an election, you exer cise your right to give voice to your opin ions. An election protector helps safe guard that right, which in turn safe guards our democracy. “The most important political office is that of the private citizen,” Louis Brandeis wrote over a century ago, early in a legal career that eventually took him to the U.S. Supreme Court. By becoming an election protector, you will serve a dual purpose: protecting the right of people to vote, while breathing life into Brandeis’s words.

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Think they’d mind if we just sat in there and cooled off? — Norman Levy Preserve, Merrick That’s 1,994 less than are attributable to lightning strikes. Comparatively, 100 million sharks and rays are killed every year by fisheries, and humans consume more fish, trillions of them annually, than all other species of animals com bined. Fishing, including shark tourna ments like those out of Freeport and Montauk, not only devastate our oceans, but the blood in the water attracts exact ly the type of unwanted conflicts beach goers would like to avoid. Before their next meals, I hope read ers will remember that, unlike sharks, humans are not natural carnivores, and we have a choice not to partake in fish or the flesh of any other animal.

JOHN DI LEONARDO President, Humane Long Island Anthrozoologist and wildlife rehabilitatorRiverhead Kudos to Hinman for his shipwreck research

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, of Glen Cove, who was elected to the Nassau County Legisla ture in 2011, represents the 11th Legislative District.

To the Editor: I liked Executive Editor Michael Hin man’s column, “Two heroes, and one captain who should’ve been ashamed,” last week. I’ve been the historian of the Village of Lynbrook for over 30 years, and am the author of “Water & Ice: The Tragic Wrecks of the Bristol and the Mexico on the South Shore of Long Island.” (The book is available on Ama zon.) I have also had dozens of local his tory articles published in the Herald over the years, including several related to the two wrecks, and to the annual cer emony that I help organize at the monu ment, along with the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Nassau County and the Historical Society of East Rockaway andHinman’sLynbrook.detailed summary of the story of the two wrecks is by far the most accurate of any I have seen — and I have seen many, including in Newsday. Aside from his mention of Ruth Bader’s article, which appeared on the Web after my book was published, Hinman seems to have based his story on sources iden tical to those I used (and cited) in my book. And it took me almost 10 years to find them. With such deep research, it is truly remarkable that he accomplished this despite never having come across either my book or my articles in the Herald.Those same organizations that hold the annual ceremony and I have applied to the Town of Hempstead for Land mark and Preservation status for the monument and the small remaining open space of the Mariners Burying Ground (the very space Ruth Bader mentioned). The cemetery operators are fighting our application. It is a compel ling struggle, well worth covering in the Herald.


LETTERs FRAmEWORk by Tim Baker

N assau County’s ongoing mission to address the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most impor tant and most heart-wrenching issues I contend with as a mother and as the ranking member of the County Legis lature’s Health & Social Services Commit tee. This merciless and unforgiving scourge has touched nearly all of our lives.As the county sits on tens of mil lions of settlement dollars from the nation’s largest opioid drug manu facturers and dis tributors, Suffolk County has announcedalready plans for its share — a blueprint that was devised through the work of a transparent, bipartisan and collaborative advisory panel. To date, Nas sau County, in contrast, has offered little more than conceptual plans for using our share.Itis time to follow Suffolk County’s lead, so that these funds can get into the hands of agencies and entities on the front lines of our response to the addic tionOncrisis.July 26, Suffolk County announced that it would dedicate settlement funds received from opioid distrib utors

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was con vened by County Executive Steve Bellone. The advisory panel also published a report describing how future funds would be spent.Meanwhile, in Nassau, we still lack a clear vision from County Executive Bruce Blakeman. According to annual reports from the county comptroller’s office and the independent Office of Legislative Budget Review, the county has received $55.9 million in settlement funds, $15 mil lion of which must be directed toward opioid addiction recovery, prevention and education. None of these funds had been spent as of last month. Since Blakeman told Newsday on April 19 that he would “meet with Barry Wilansky, his new director of substance abuse policy who has more than 30 years of experience in rehabilita tion services, to identify the best way to spend the money,” Blakeman’s admin istration has not articulated a clearly defined strategy. To my knowledge, the adminis tration has not engaged leg islators or community stakeholders on the best uses for these funds, either. That is especially unfortunate when you consider how those resources could amplify the benefits of successful pro grams that are already operating, and those that could come soon. Nassau’s highly successful Operation: Natalie, which floods opioid “hot spots” in the county with enforcement, education, com munity outreach and treatment resourc es, is back up and running at full force after the pandemic. Legislation that would provide Narcan to nightlife estab lishments statewide is on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk. In Nassau, my minority caucus colleagues and I are pushing for fentanyl testing strips to be added to the Narcan kits the county distributed as part of an effort to reduce the number of over dose deaths caused by fentanyl-laced drugs.Acollaborative and community-pow ered strategic plan for the use of Nassau County’s settlement funds would be another giant step forward in our mission to amplify and deliver the treatment, edu cation and prevention services that will save lives and help residents free them selves from the grip of addiction. For the sake of all the people that we have lost and the families that continue to grapple with the horrors of this disease, we must not miss this opportunity.



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