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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER

Glorious Summer Fun

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ow that the winter season has past, we anxiously await the commencement of another glorious summer in our “Crown Jewel”... Long Beach. Michael J. Kerr

Locals and out-of-towners alike will flock to our beautiful seashore, and frequent our numerous eating establishments offering a wide variety of cuisines to appease even the most discerning palate. Just imagine beautiful blue skies with billowy clouds and softly crashing waves hitting the shore. What a wonderful canvas for lazy and carefree days of swimming, boating, or just plain relaxation with a good book. Our boardwalk will once again be alive with joggers, couples strolling hand in hand, bicyclers and children. Let’s take this opportunity to give thanks and praise to our brave and dedicated police officers, our auxiliary police officers, our career and volunteer firefighters and lifeguard crew, who work so hard to keep Long Beach residents and visitors safe from harm. We applaud their dedication and tip our hats to them all. Bravo to a job well done! Our 2011 Dinner Dance was a huge success and attracted more than 800 attendees to a gala honoring a very special group of individuals, including: Alan Rosenberg as Man of the Year; David Pinto as Merchant of the Year; and Dr. Robert Canter as Professional of the Year. Additionally, City Court Judge Frank D. DiKranis was the recipient of the Edmund A. Buscemi Public Service Award. The chamber also hosted its Summer and Winter Blast networking parties, both of which were enormously successful. Even though we are going through a recession, our busi-

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nesses are managing to weather the storm. The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce keeps growing and continually adds new members to its roster for 2012. We can proudly boast that we are one of the largest chambers in Nassau County. This is due to the efforts of the chamber office manager Janet Cohen and all our chamber officers, especially Executive Director Warren Vegh and Executive Vice President Mark Tannenbaum. Our local storefronts reflect the exciting and innovative businesses that have moved in. This year, we were thrilled to continue our Restaurant Week celebrations to support our local restaurants, and more information about the chamber can be found at our website, www.thelongbeachchamber.com. All of us at the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce wish you a wonderful summer.

Warren E. Vegh Executive Director

Mark Tannenbaum Executive Vice President

Lawrence E. Elovich

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chamber Greeting..............................................................11 Publishers Message.............................................................14 About the Chamber of Commerce....................................16 Chamber of Commerce Events .........................................18 Chamber of Commerce Bios .............................................20 City Phone Numbers..........................................................26 History ................................................................................28 Jack Schnirman Message ...................................................30 Fran Adelson Message .......................................................31 Denise Ford Message .........................................................32 Harvey Weisenberg Message .............................................33 Fire Department .................................................................34 Surfing Schedule .................................................................36 Recreation Department......................................................40 Summer Concert Series ......................................................46 Clubs and Organizations ...................................................48 Police Commissioner's Message ........................................52 Police Department..............................................................53 Places of Worship ...............................................................58 Long Beach Medical Center ..............................................60 Seniors.................................................................................64 Superintendent's Message ..................................................66 Schools ................................................................................68

Library ................................................................................72 Long Beach JASA...............................................................75 Youth and Family Services.................................................76 Sanitation Department.......................................................78 Public Transportation ........................................................80 Census.................................................................................84 About Our City ..................................................................86 Public Officials....................................................................88 Nassau County Government.............................................92 Town of Hempstead ..........................................................92 Long Beach Humane Society.............................................96 Rescue Ink ..........................................................................96 Chamber of Commerce Members ....................................98

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A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS

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ong Beach — it just keeps getting better. The city has never looked sharper or more prosperous. Everywhere you look, new restaurants and shops have added excitement and vibrancy to the community. There is one thing, however, that remains unchanged: our beautiful Beach Park and boardwalk. Memorial Day is here, marking the official start of the beach season and the unofficial start of summer. The world seems to move a bit slower during the long, lazy days of summer, when those of us with sand in our shoes return to our beloved ocean and beach. Long Beach has much to offer in every season, but summer is its time to shine. A look through this year’s Guide reveals just how jam-packed with outdoor activities this summer will be. As always, we have tried to make the Guide the most comprehensive source of information about Civitas Ad Mar, the City by the Sea, plus the adjoining communities of East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach and Point Lookout. The Long Beach Guide is a special publication of the Long Beach Herald, the hometown newspaper of the barrier isle. The Guide is published in cooperation with the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and we are honored to mark another year as the official publication of the chamber. We hope you find this issue of the Long Beach Guide useful and informative, and that you enjoy reading the Long Beach Herald 52 weeks a year. Have a great summer, and we’ll see you on the beach! Clifford Richner Publisher

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICERS President Chairman Executive Director Executive VP Vice Presidents

Photos courtesy Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Executive Director Warren Vegh, left, Larry Elovich, Chairman of the Board; Allegria Hotel owner Allen Rosenberg, the chamber’s 2011 Man of the Year; and President Michael Kerr at the chamber’s 48th annual dinner dance in November.

An Ode to the Chamber The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Welcomes thee To our City by the Sea

Treasurer: Recording Secy. Corresponding Secy. Financial Secy. Legal Counsel Chairman of the Board Emeritus Office Manager

Michael J. Kerr Lawrence E. Elovich Hon. Warren E. Vegh Mark Tannenbaum Dr. Ira Grushack Steven Leibstein Paul Leone Elizabeth LeSeur Bob MacDonald Adam Rothstein Frank Trifaro Ben Rutella Les Jacobs Martin Goldenberg Vicky Green Robert A. Smith, Esq. Stanley Fleishman Janet Cohen

PAST PRESIDENTS There are no strangers in the world just new friends you haven’t met. We would like to be your new friend. Long Beach is a neighborhood, where places and things are in your own back yard. So why drive miles up the parkway? Why take a train or a bus? When you can walk or ride a bike and come visit us. The members of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce are your neighbors; we live and work in Long Beach. If you need something, we most likely have it; if not, we can recommend someone or tell you where to get it. Personal service, that’s how we make and keep our friends. So come in, browse around, Let us welcome you to our town.

*Harold David Larry Elovich *Morris Fleishman Norman Fleishman *Leonard Kingstone *Charles Lynch *Ely Pappo *Hon. D. Lawrence Rose *Neil Rubin *Ben Tenenbaum Arnold Weinberg

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*John Farese *Morris Fried *Roy Hamilton *Robert McAvoy *Hon. Franklin Ornstein *Fay Thoung *Pearl Weill *Denotes Deceased

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS

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Chamber Executive Vice President Mark Tannenaum, left; Chairman Larry Elovich, City Council President Fran Adelson, City Manager Jack Schnirman, chamber President Michael Kerr, Executive Director Warren Vegh, Vice Presidents Frank Trifaro and Paul Leone, Treasurer Ben Rutella, and Secretary Martin Goldenberg at the chamber’s monthly meeting in February. June 7: Monthly meeting at Chase Bank, 220 E. Park Avenue, Long Beach, 7 p.m.

■ Menorah lighting, corner of Park Ave. and Edwards Blvd., visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. ■ Christmas tree lighting, corner of Park Ave. and Edwards Blvd., visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com.

June 19: Summer Blast at The Sands at Atlantic Beach, featuring music by FOG. Tickets are $49 per person in advance, $55 at the door. Visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details.

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July 14 and 15: Visit the Chamber booth at the Arts & Crafts Festival on the Boardwalk. Purchase a raffle ticket for great prizes and watch for the drawing winners. September: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. Oct. 12 through Oct. 28: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Fall Restaurant Week. Visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. October: Monthly Meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. November 4: The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 49th Annual Dinner Dance at The Sands at Atlantic Beach. November: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. December: ■ Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com

2013

January 31: Winter Blast, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. February: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. March 1: General meeting for restaurants and Restaurant Week Committee at Chamber office at noon to discuss upcoming Spring Restaurant Week. March: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. April: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. April 5 through April 21: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Spring Restaurant Week. Visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com for details. May: Monthly meeting, visit www.thelongbeachchamber.com.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BIOS MICHAEL J. KERR Michael J. Kerr was born in Brooklyn and came to Long Beach at the age of one, thus beginning the fourth generation in Long Beach. He attended Long Beach schools and graduated from Long Beach High School in 1964. In 1969, Kerr founded Fire Command Co. Inc., a firm he owns that provides a wide range of fire protection services and equipment, serving Nassau, Suffolk, and the five boroughs. He holds a certificate of Fire Technology from SUNY Farmingdale, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University and holds a certificate from Hofstra University in occupational safety and health. Kerr is currently serving his seventh year as president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. He served as executive vice president of the Chamber four years prior to that. He also is currently commencing his fourth six-year stint as Presidential Officer of the Exempt Fireman’s Association. Kerr served as the city's fire commissioner from December 1998 to April of 2006, donating his salary for the purchase of Fire Department equipment. Kerr has been a member of the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department for the past 47 years, serving first as treasurer, then Lieutenant Captain, Assistant Chief and rising to Chief, a position he held from 1973 to 1975, and held the distinction of being the department's youngest fire chief when elected. He is a member of the Long Beach Lions Club, Long Beach Historical Society, the Nassau County Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Fireman’s Association of the State of New York, Nassau County Fireman’s Association, South Shore Fireman’s Association and on the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Medical Center, to name a few. A devoted family man, Kerr has been married to his wife, Janice, for more than 20 years. They have three children: Jennifer, Andrew and Joshua.

LAWRENCE "LARRY" ELOVICH Lawrence E. Elovich, known by all as "Larry," considers himself a native of Long Beach even though he was born and raised in Brooklyn. He did, however, summer in Long Beach with his family from 1950 to 1960. Those summers were spent working for the City of Long Beach in various capacities, starting in the early 50s with beach combing then to filling pot holes with the Highway Department, and culminating with the position of Special Patrolman with the Long Beach Police Department. During law school, Elovich worked as a physical education teacher in Harran High School in New York City’s afterschool program. He also

worked as a high school basketball referee. Elovich graduated from Brooklyn's Lafayette High School in 1953 and from Long Island University in 1957. He later graduated Brooklyn Law School in 1961, and almost immediately began practicing law in Long Beach. While he is respected in the legal profession as a trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury, he is equally respected for his political acumen. Elovich served as Long Beach Democratic Chairman from 1967 to 1973, and has been active in the political field ever since. He continues to be an advisor to political figures on the local, state and national level. The question is often asked, "did politics make Larry a successful lawyer or did being a lawyer make him a politician?" His interest in politics was launched at approximately the same time as his law practice, so it's hard to tell which came first, but both disciplines continue to thrive. Over the years, Elovich has served in the city in many capacities. He has been a volunteer fireman and was president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1981 to 2006. He is presently chairman of the chamber's board, and has served as a trustee, vice president and secretary to Long Beach Medical Center since 1967. Additionally, he has been active in various charitable and civic organizations within the city and has served as president of Long Beach Lion's Club as well as Exalted Ruler of the Long Beach Elks. Elovich has also served as a trustee at Nassau University Medical Center since 2001, and is also a trustee of the Long Island Power Authority. Since 1975, Elovich has been a director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and served as LAWPAC Trustee and as Vice Chairman from 1991 to 2003. He is also a former chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association legislative committee, and has served as a member of the New York Governor's Judicial Screening Committee. Elovich continues to practice law and is senior partner of Elovich & Adell in Long Beach, specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice law. In his spare time, Elovich enjoys keeping physically fit, playing golf, tennis, jogging, running races and working out daily at a local gym. Elovich has been married to Helen Mirel since 1963 and they have three daughters: Lisa, Lauree and Lynn, as well as nine grandchildren. There is no question that family is the best part of this busy man's life!

WARREN VEGH Executive Director Warren Vegh has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for more than 19 years, and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 11 years. Vegh oversees the day-to-day operations of the chamber, including chairing committees and organizing various meetings and events. Vegh is a lifelong resident of Long Beach. His company, W & L Pool Servicing, Inc., has served commercial facilities, beach clubs, country clubs, camps, condominiums and homeowners’ associations across Long Island and the Rockaways for more than 29 years. His years of business experience bring valuable insight to the management of the chamber. Vegh is also a teacher and has taught in the Long Beach School District for 29 years. He is an elected trustee of the Long Beach Public Library, currently serving as president, as he completes his second full term. During his tenure as a library trustee, Vegh has worked together with fellow trustees and community members to bring back a new library to the West End. Last year, in the spirit of "Go Green," he worked on a solar-paneling project installed on the roof of the Long Beach Library, an initiative that will save energy and taxpayer dollars in the years to come. He has also worked with trustees to keep the budget in check, while continuing to enhance all areas of the library for our citizens. This past year, Vegh began working as a liaison to the Long Beach School Advisory Board, helping to bring merchants and students toContinued on page 22


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gether for internships as well as recruiting business professionals from various industries to speak with students on Career Day. Vegh is currently serving on the board of the Long Beach Medical Center’s Coalition To Prevent Underage Drinking. He was the past president of his temple and is a current board member. He has served on the Board of Directors for many civic organizations, including the Lions Club and Long Beach-Lido Beach Little League; he is also a member of the Kiwanis Club and Historical Society. Vegh has served as the chairman and master of ceremonies at the chamber’s Annual Dinner Dance; and is one of the founders, and a chairman, of the chamber's Summer and Winter Blasts. He continues to work diligently with fellow officers of the chamber to promote Restaurant Week; organize and run monthly meetings and networking events for merchants. In 2009, Vegh was the recipient of the chamber's Man of the Year award, recognizing him for his service to the community at the Vision of Hope Golf Classic and Dinner fundraising event. Vegh continues to work with city officials for the welfare of the merchants and the City of Long Beach.

MARK TANNENBAUM, CLTC, LUTCF Mark Tannenbaum, CLTC, LUTCF is the executive vice president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and has been a resident in the Long Beach/South Shore region of Nassau County for more than 45 years. He lives with his domestic partner, Michele Kivolowitz, and they have three daughters and three grandchildren between them. After a 35-year career in business management in New York City, Tannenbaum set up his professional practice on Long Island. Tannenbaum is a financial advisor specializing in financial, protection and retirement strategies for individuals and businesses. He uses his forty plus years of business management experience and skills to guide his clients in setting and achieving their financial objectives. His commitment to his clients is to work diligently in being a trusted, lifelong advisor. As executive vice president and a member of the Board of Directors, Tannenbaum devotes his time and skills in giving back to the community by organizing and helping to develop many projects to promote and benefit the members of the chamber. He has used his business management skills to create and organize a highly successful, bi-annual Restaurant Week in Long Beach. When Tannenbaum first joined the chamber, he founded and developed the annual Summer Blast event. During his tenure, Tannenbaum has served as chairman of the Summer Blast and has been instrumental in the planning of the Winter Blast each season. He also has developed numerous advertising campaigns for the chamber’s membership. The president of the chamber has relied on Tannenbaum to represent the chamber membership at various City Council and community meetings and state initiatives. This past spring, after a five month process, Tannenbaum "pioneered" by launching a group dental plan for the chamber mem-

bership. This group plan is the first ever to be offered to a chamber. Tannenbaum is also an active member in The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the National Care Planning Council for Long Term Care, The Center for Long Term Care Reform, a Charter Member of ElderCare Matters Alliance and the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance. He is a graduate of the American College and The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification, achieving the designations of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Certified Long Term Care Planner. In 2010, Tannenbaum received the Vision of Hope’s Professional of the Year award.

DR. IRA GRUSHACK Vice President Dr. Ira Grushack has lived and practiced chiropractic care with his wife, Dr. Jo Eisman, in Long Beach for the past 30 years. He is proud to be a current trustee of the Long Beach Public Library. He has also served as president for B’nai B’rith, as well as on the boards of Temples Beth Shalom and Emanuel, Council on the Arts, and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. In an effort to better serve the health care needs of the Long Beach community, his practice has expanded to include acupuncture, massage, nutrition and trigger point therapy. He’s proud to be helping Long Beach to become an even better place to live.

STEVEN LEIBSTEIN Vice President Steven Leibstein opened Jewelry by Steven in Long Beach in 1992 after more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the jewelry industry. He built a business that quickly grew from modest roots, and now boasts a beautifully unique collection of merchandise. His sales staff recognizes the faces and needs of the community, and consists of a team of artisans capable of the most intricate custom designs and creations. He has recently embraced the new technology within the jewelry industry with a Computer Aided Design and 3D growing machine. Leibstein is passionate about is his craft, second only to his love of animals, and enjoys the social and personal relationships he has with his customers. A strong supporter of local events, charities, and religious organizations, he is an active community presence in his position as a vice president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.

PAUL LEONE Vice President Paul Leone is a licensed master electrician who owns and operates All Good Electric, Corp., located in the West End of Long Beach, a company he started in 2001. He brought his strong belief in honesty, sincerity, and fairness which he stands by as the key to success. He is always working to build strong, long-lasting relationships with customers and the community. Being passionate about his work, he is always willing to help find solutions to any problem. Leone has been a member of the chamber since 2001 and has been a vice president for the last three years. Committing his time and skills, he is very active in planning and organizing the Summer and Winter Blast events, as well as helping with many chamber initiatives to benefit the merchants. Leone was born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where everyone knew their neighbors, merchants and police officers. Upon moving to Long Beach at age 35, he was pleased to find that same sense of community and quickly blended in. He met his wife, Colleen, in Long Beach and they have three children Ava, Jack and Stella, who are or will be attending the local public schools.

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Long Beach community for the past 14 years. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Lions Club. She resides in East Rockaway with her husband, Bill.

BOB MACDONALD Vice President Bob MacDonald has been the owner and operator of Broward Limousine for the past 27 years. Starting as a small limousine company with a focus on corporate work, Broward Limousine is one of the largest full service transportation companies on the South Shore, operating Lincoln Town Cars, stretch limousines, specialty vehicles, and the new coach bus division, including party buses and motor coaches. MacDonald is well known in the community and has been a member of the chamber for 22 years. He became a vice president in January, and serves on many committees. MacDonald is committed to giving his time and resources — on numerous occasions, Broward Limousine has donated car service for events involving the chamber, such as Restaurant Week and last year’s Winter Blast. He has always been involved with charitable work and is continually donating his time to his community, including his work with the Little League and many charitable organizations. MacDonald was born and raised in Point Lookout, and now resides in Long Beach. He is truly thankful to the Long Beach Community and all of his loyal customers along with the dedication of his entire Broward Staff. MacDonald is always ready to assist and give back whenever there is a need.

ADAM ROTHSTEIN Vice President Adam Rothstein is the branch manger of Emigrant Savings Bank located on E. Park Ave. in Long Beach. Rothstein has worked in Long Beach for more than 10 years, and is a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce. He resides in Wantagh with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Annie.

FRANK TRIFARO Chamber Vice President Frank Trifaro is a vice president and branch manager with Community National Bank located on Long Beach Road in Oceanside. He has been in the finance industry for more than 10 years. Trifaro has served on numerous committees, such as the annual dinner dance committee, and he is currently serving as chairman to the Restaurant Week committee. He resides in East Islip with his wife Maureen and his son, Andrew.

BEN RUTELLA Ben Rutella attended New York Institute of Technology in New York City and received a Bachelors Degree in architecture, and completed a one-year special thesis study program related to city planning, historic building design, and received an accredited Masters Degree. During his thesis, he aided in the New York City Urban Renewal Project, known as the South Street Seaport, and worked in conjunction with world renowned developers such as the Rouse Company. He opened his own practice as a design-build firm in 1982 with an office in Westbury. He received his professional architect license in 1992 to practice as a registered architect and design professional. Rutella now has 30 years of architecture, design and construction experience, having completed projects in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties, upstate and even Florida. He is also an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and became an executive board member. In 2000, Rutella relocated his practice to Suffolk County during the residential building boom. He was instrumental in designing and

building mansion homes on the North and South Shores of Long Island. Rutella has worked with many private land developers and builders, planning and designing residential developments such as Woodbury Estates, Evergreen Estates, Mansion at Sagamore Hills, The Manors at Chester Hills in Huntington and commercial shopping centers throughout the state, including the Waldbaum's Shopping Center in Long Beach. His professional architectural practice is currently located in Long Beach, and he has been a resident for seven years. Rutella is currently president of a very active business networking group, Elephant Networking, in Long Beach. For the past three years, he has been an active member of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and was recently elected to serve as its treasurer, and is now part of the executive board. During his three years with the chamber he has actively participated on Restaurant Week and special event committees. Rutella’s background, experience and professional motivation is to work with the chamber and local merchants to help fuel the city’s future growth, prosperity and reconstruction.

LES JACOBS Recording Secretary Les Jacobs is the co-owner of Island Park Car Wash & Detail Center and Island Park Shell Rapid Lube, located on Austin Blvd. in Island Park. Jacobs was a municipal bond trader, underwriter and investment banking advisor to municipalities throughout the country for 15 years. He subsequently started New York City's first affordable and accessible transportation company, dedicated to the disabled community in the five boroughs. He followed that effort by co-founding a women’s footwear company. Jacobs has been actively involved with the American Cancer Society for the past 15 years in all aspects of cancer awareness and fundraising. Jacobs doesn’t live in Long Beach, but he has immersed his business into the community as a strong supporter of local schools, religious organizations, and charities. The car wash contributes a percentage of sales toward The Long Beach Polar Bears and Make-aWish Foundation, and also provides free car washes on Veteran’s Day to all who have served our country, in addition to regular specials for ladies and seniors.

MARTIN GOLDENBERG Corresponding Secretary Martin Goldenberg has been a resident of Long Beach for 24 years. He and his wife, Amy, married in the city and are lifelong residents with their two children. For 34 years, Goldenberg has been an account executive at Newsday Media Group. He covers southwest Nassau County, handling advertising display sales in Newsday, Hometown Shopper, This Week Pennysaver, newsday. com, and circulars. Goldenberg has been a member of the chamber for many years, and was elected to its Board of Directors this year. He currently works on the Restaurant Week committee, and serves as a liaison between the chamber and Newsday Media Group.


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ong Beach — what a place! A privileged few know why and the population continues to grow.

Once a playground for the wealthy, now a sandbox for all. The Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society makes it a goal to attract an interested audience and tell our island’s tale. The best place to hear it is in our Long Beach Museum, complete with archives and docents who will tell all. Geologists love the term "barrier island," but local historians lean more toward "barricade’" island, for the earlier segregation within the city confines, where plenty of unorthodox behavior went on. Separated from the mainland and accessible primarily by flat-bottom boats, and later by a swaying, primitive wooden bridge, everyone touched by Long Beach’s natural beauty, white sand and friendly sea could be counted on to come back for more. From the seasonal migrations of returning Algonquin families in the 18th century to its Gatsby-esque, Roarin’ residents of the 1920s annual return to their ‘West End,’ Long Beach was a city of play, a safe haven. Because of World War I, Sen. William Reynolds’s Long Beach ‘Estates’ concept met financial failure, leaving large summer homes vacant. The opportunity to buy large homes for large families, not just summers but year-round abodes, meant the barricaded island would become a safe, healthy home for children and families. With Ellis Island’s new Americans at our door and the Great War behind us, these families chose to live on our ‘Barri-

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The Nassau Hotel is now the Ocean Club condominiums at 102 W. Broadway. cade Island.’ Their children are Americans, true, first-generation Americans, and now they have a safe, healthy community in which to begin their new lives. From Village Hall to City Hall, they continued to build homes, schools, libraries, churches, synagogues and movie theaters — there was a time when five theaters operated in town at the same time, harmoniously. Even the crash of the stock market, the year 1929 saw the opening of the Granada Towers and the Lido Hotel. The quality of life here was uncompromised, protected on our Barricade Island.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING 1643 - Sachem Tackapausha barters with Hempstead settlers to share the long white sandy beach. 1797 - Our island is named on Stewart’s map. 1837 - Wreck of the barque Mexico. 1849 - Building of a House of Refuge, a United States LifeSaving Station. 1861 - The Baymen’s secession from New York State (‘But not the Union’). 1869 - Davenport (Deb) Wright builds Long Beach’s first home. 1880 - The construction of the largest seaside resort in the world, the Long Beach Hotel. 1906 - The entrance on our shores of visionary master-builder, Senator William H. Reynolds. 1907 - Senator Reynolds builds the first concrete boardwalk in Long Beach; the Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company starts to dredge the Channel bearing his name. 1908 - Construction of ‘The Estates of Long Beach’ signals the beginning of Long Beach as a ‘Planned Community.’ 1912 - The resort community of Long Beach becomes an

incorporated village. 1914 - Long Beach dedicates its first school 1915 - Lido Golf Course is designed 1919 - We have Walks and a West End bungalow community 1922 - Long Beach becomes a self-governing city; new milliondollar bridge built over Reynolds Channel; Long Beach-on-theOcean Trolley begins service 1927 - Long Beach Hospital dedicated 1929 - Stock market crashes and the modern urban Long Beach begins. You can learn more about Long Beach history through: ■ The Long Beach Historical Society’s web site: www.long-

beachhistory.org ■ Annual events and monthly programs (published in the Long Beach Herald) at our museum at 226 West Penn St.; ■ At the Long Beach Public Library’s local history programs; ■ And through the Long Beach Adult Education courses held at Long Beach Middle School.


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A MESSAGE FROM JACK SCHNIRMAN

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s we approach the summer months, all of us are eager to enjoy our beautiful beach, boardwalk and ocean in Long Beach.

Even while dealing with the difficult financial situation we inherited, we have been working around the clock to make repairs and improve the overall safety of the boardwalk. To that end, we recently launched a new initiative that has crews

working to fix the boardwalk seven days a week, without any additional overtime costs. Along with upgrading various support structures, the Department of Public Works was recently able to replace all 98 boardwalk lights with more cost-effective and energy-efficient Jack Schnirman fixtures. The lighting project was largely paid for through a community development grant. Additional reconstruction projects will also be taking place throughout the city as we strive to make Long Beach an even greater place to live, work and play. I’m thrilled to be spending my summer in the “City by the Sea,” and I look forward to seeing you around town or on the boardwalk, during a morning run or bike ride. Don’t hesitate to say hi and share your hopes, suggestions and ideas. Together, we will continue to improve Long Beach for all our families to enjoy. JACK SCHNIRMAN City Manager

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A MESSAGE FROM FRAN ADELSON

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ong Beach has always been a great destination spot in the summer months. Our beautiful beaches are an attraction for all. As the season approaches, we look forward to a great series of community events. Organized athletics have always been a

priority through our recreation department. Volleyball, surďŹ ng, beach tennis, various races both on land and in the ocean are all features that the city is proud to host. The city will again present a arts and crafts festivals on the boardwalk, a juried ďŹ ne arts show Fran Adelson in Kennedy Plaza, as well as Arts in the Plaza and our ever-popular beach concert series offering a wide variety of music. The Long Beach Public Library also presents blues and jazz festivals throughout the year. Long Beach is a wonderful community and we invite you to come on out and celebrate the season with your family, friends and neighbors. All the best for a safe and wonderful summer. FRAN ADELSON City Council President

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s the weather gets warmer, we realize that summer is not too far away. For me, summer begins with the Memorial Day weekend and of course, the Memorial Day Parade.

It is wonderful that so many residents come out to cheer on the marchers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially our veterans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for whom this holiday is celebrated. These brave men and women who have served in our military did so to protect our liberty, and have allowed us the freedom to live in and build our communities. We also pay homage to those that lost their lives defending our country. Ever since I moved here in 1980, I have always known that I made the right choice in making Long Beach my home. My friends and family who visit here marvel at the strong sense of community. Every year, more and more people plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on Super Bowl Sunday to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We end the summer season with hundreds of volleyball teams that compete to raise money for another worthwhile cause, the Michelle Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Foundation. During the summer, the city hosts the Waterfront Warriors. During this time, residents open their homes to host veterans, many who are amputees and recovering from injuries sustained during the war. They and their families are treated to the generosity, warmth and hospitality that is typical of our residents and business owners. These are just a few of the many events that are held throughout the year. As your Legislator, I am proud to have secured funding that

led to the renovations of the parking mall between Long Beach Road and Monroe Blvd. I am proud of my involvement in bringing the Farmers Market to Kennedy Plaza and this year, our local artists will also be at the plaza on Saturdays. I urge all of you to check out the fresh fruits and Denise Ford vegetables as well as the art being shown. I love the artwork that I purchased and have hanging in my ofďŹ ce as well as my home. We also need to remain a safe community. Just as the summer is a time for fun and vacation, it is also a season for hurricanes. I urge you to attend the hurricane preparedness meeting that I sponsor with representatives from our OfďŹ ce of Emergency Management. If you cannot attend, make sure to read the emergency preparedness information that is mailed to your homes and follow the advice given. Also, if you can, please watch out for your neighbors as well! Another important reminder is to practice safety in the sun. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to wear your sunscreen and always swim near a lifeguard. Everyone should keep hydrated, especially when it is very hot and humid. As you watch out for your family, remember that your pets also need protection as well â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they need plenty of water and should never be left in a parked car for long periods of time. My family and I wish each and every one of you a healthy and happy summer! DENISE FORD 4th District Legislator

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A MESSAGE FROM HARVEY WEISENBERG

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fter this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter, we are all looking forward to a wonderful summer in Long Beach.

As a lifelong resident, I feel blessed to live in this beautiful community and enjoy its fantastic quality of life. Any time of year, Long Beach is a special place to live, but nothing beats our summers. We have it all: the spectacular beaches, the boardwalk, the festivals and, of course, the people. I have always believed that what really makes Long Beach outstanding is our people. Our residents have a tremendously generous spirit, bringing great energy and enthusiasm to events like the Michelle Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Volleyball Tournament, which raises money for children with cancer; the Melanoma Walk to raise awareness about skin cancer; and the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Swim on Superbowl Sunday, which has raised millions of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Long Beach also brings the joy of surďŹ ng to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. As a lifeguard for more than ďŹ ve decades, I know about all the magic the beach offers. But whether you are swimming, surďŹ ng, boating, walking on the boardwalk or just relaxing on the sand, please make sure to wear sunscreen!

Sunscreens lose effectiveness over time. If you suspect that your sunscreen is more than a year old, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use it! I continue to introduce legislation requiring sunscreen manufacturers to print expiration dates on their products. Until then, when in doubt, Harvey Weisenberg throw it out! It is my extraordinary privilege to get to know so many of you and to work on your behalf. I continue to focus on bringing resources to the institutions at the heart of our community: our schools, hospitals, libraries, community and recreation centers; and of course programs that serve children, the elderly and those with disabilities. I am committed to protecting our beautiful natural resources and ensuring that those who protect us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; our dedicated ďŹ reďŹ ghters, law enforcement ofďŹ cers and emergency medical personnel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have the resources they need. My lovely wife, Ellen, and I raised our ďŹ ve children in Long Beach, and our six grandchildren also grew up here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no place like home! Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to a wonderful Long Beach summer, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see you at the Memorial Day Parade! HARVEY WEISENBERG Assemblyman

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he Long Beach Fire Department serves and protects the City of Long Beach, as well as the East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Fire Districts.

The Fire Department responds with approximately 150 volunteer firefighters and 32 career firefighters. Our communications office is staffed 24/7 by 20 part-time dispatchers. Richard Corbett is currently the Chief of Department, and has 26-years of dedicated service. Alongside him are 1st Assistant Chief Antonio Cuevas, Jr. and 2nd Assistant Chief Robert Tuccillo. Together, they work to ensure that the City receives the best emergency service coverage possible. Our firefighters are extensively trained in the latest firefighting tactics. Many have also received special training in vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, rope rescue and other technical rescue techniques. Our three ambulances are staffed with emergency medical technicians, many of whom are trained to provide advanced life support procedures. As one of the busiest departments on Long Island, last year the department responded to 4,745 calls overall. These included reports of fire, EMS calls, auto accidents, water rescues and other types of emergency calls in addition to outside requests for assistance from our surrounding jurisdictions. We work hand-in-hand with our dedicated Police Department and other city services during times of inclement weather, such as hurricanes and blizzards as well as during blackouts or other major widespread emergencies. The Fire Department operates out of three fire stations: Headquarters is located at the rear of City Hall; Station One is at the corner of Maple Blvd. and E. Park Ave. and Station Two is located at the corner of Indiana and West Park avenues. With the support of our residents and the City Council, we are equipped with some of the finest equipment available. The department responds with five fire engines, a 100-foot ladder tower, a 95-foot tower ladder, a heavy rescue truck, three advanced life support ambulances, a floodlight truck, and a field communications vehicle. Also, several utility vehicles respond with a jet ski and other water rescue equipment to reports of emergencies in our surrounding bodies of water. These vehicles are four-wheel drive capable and also assist during times of inclement weather. Recently, a fire training facility was built in the rear parking lot of City Hall. This allows our firefighters to practice firefighting and rescue techniques from the safety of a controlled environment. Constant upgrades are being built into the facility al-

CHIEFS Chief of Department — Richard Corbett 1st Asst. Chief — Antonio Cuevas, Jr. 2nd Asst. Chief — Robert Tuccillo

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Pro surfer and Long Beach resident T.J. Gumiela catching some waves.

Safety rules: Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Patrol Safety guidelines for use of body boards. 1. All body boards must have a leash cord attached. The cord must be used by the rider. 2. All children under the age of 8 must be watched by a parent or guardian. 3. Only body boards may be used. No other flotation devices may be used on the City of Long Beach oceanfront. Inflatable tubes or water wings are strictly prohibited. 4. Body boards/surfboards are used at the discretion of the lifeguards on the beach. Body boards may be regulated as to time of day, distance from shore and number allowed. Please obey the lifeguards. 5. In the event of rough water or other conditions that may prevail, the Beach Patrol Administration may ban the use of body boards/surfboards for a period of time. 6. The use of body boards and surf boards in the same bathing area is prohibited by Health Department regulation. The safety regulations have been established to allow for the enjoyment of our patrons. They in no way imply that the use of body boards or surf boards is safe and will not result in injury. BEACH PATROL HEADQUARTERS: National Blvd. on the beach • (516) 431-1810 BEACH PARK OFFICE: Magnolia Blvd. on the Bay • (516) 431-1021

CITY OF LONG BEACH SURFING SCHEDULE: The following schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather and/or water conditions. All surfers must pay admission to the Beach Park and are subject to all Beach Park and Beach Patrol rules and regulations under penalty of removal from the beach and/or arrest. PERMANENT SURFING BEACHES: Surfing is permitted seven-days a week at all Beach Park hours on the following beaches: ■ Between Lincoln Blvd. and Monroe Blvd. ■ Between Maple Blvd. and Pacific Blvd. (to the east of the of the swimming area) ROTATING WEST - CENTRAL SURFING BEACH SCHEDULE Surfing is permitted seven-days a week at all hours on the following rotating schedule: May 26, 27, 28 Magnolia Blvd. to Laurelton Blvd. June 2-3 Laurelton Blvd. to Lafayette Blvd. June 9-10 Lafayette Blvd. to Washington Blvd. June 16-17 Between Washington Blvd to Lindell Blvd. June 23-29 Lindell Blvd. to Grand Blvd. June 30 - July 6 Magnolia Blvd. to Laurelton Blvd. July 7-13 Laurelton Blvd. to Lafayette Blvd. July 14-20 Lafayette Blvd. to Washington Blvd. July 21-27 Washington Blvd. to Lindell Blvd. July 28 - Aug. 3 Lindell Blvd. to Grand Blvd. Aug. 4-10 Magnolia Blvd. to Laurelton Blvd. Aug. 11-17 Laurelton Blvd. to Lafayette Blvd. Aug. 18-24 Lafayette Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Aug. 25-31 Washington Blvd. to Lindell Blvd. Sept. 1-4 Lindell Blvd. to Grand Blvd.


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SURFING BEACHES WITH LIMITED HOURS:

CITY OF LONG BEACH SURFING SCHEDULE:

Surfing is permitted seven-days a week until noon on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends and holidays at the following beaches: between Roosevelt and Neptune boulevards, between Magnolia and Laurelton boulevards, except June 9-10, July 14-20 and Aug. 18-24, between Laurelton and Lafayette boulevards (Danny Bobis Beach) and between Lindell and Grand boulevards.

The following schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather and/or water conditions. All surfers must pay admission to the Beach Park and are subject to all Beach Park and Beach Patrol rules and regulations under penalty of removal from the beach and/or arrest.

OTHER BEACHES Continuing the policy of the last several years, surfing will be permitted on all other beaches at all times unless/until swimmers are present, at the discretion of the Chief of Lifeguards. Please visit longbeachny.org or longbeachsurfersassociation. com for more detailed schedules or changes.

SURF SCHOOL BEACHES: Surf Schools will operate on the following two beaches, sevendays per week. ■ Surf 2 Live: between Maple Blvd. and Pacific Blvd. (to the east of the of the swimming area). ■ Skudin Surf: between Long Beach Blvd. to Riverside Blvd. (west side of beach open to swimming on weekends).

SURF SCHEDULE - WEST END The following rotating schedule will be in effect for summer 2012. Surfing will be permitted seven days per week on the following beaches: May 26, 27, 28 New York beach (N.Y. to Arizona) June 2-3 Arizona beach (Arizona to Wyoming) June 9-10 Tennessee beach (Tennessee to Maryland) June 16-17 Maryland beach (Maryland to Georgia) June 23-29 Ohio beach (Georgia to Nevada) June 30 - July 6 New York beach (N.Y. to Arizona) July 7-13 Arizona beach (Arizona to Wyoming) July 14-20 Tennessee beach (Tennessee to Maryland) Sat July 21-27 Maryland beach (Maryland to Georgia) July 28 - Aug. 3 Ohio beach (Georgia to Nevada) Aug. 4 -10 New York beach (N.Y. to Arizona) Aug. 11-17 Arizona beach (Arizona to Wyoming) Aug. 18-24 Tennessee beach (Tennessee to Maryland) Sat Aug. 25-31 Maryland beach (Maryland to Georgia) Sept. 1-4 Ohio beach (Georgia to Nevada)


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Safe summer fun Paul Gillespie, the Long Beach chief of lifeguards, urges everyone who takes advantage of the Long Beach oceanfront this summer to obey the rules of the beach and listen to the lifeguards. Chief Gillespie has issued the following guidelines for a safe summer in our beautiful corner of the Atlantic.

BASIC RULES OF THE BEACH Learn to swim and never swim alone. ■ Only swim when lifeguards are on duty. ■ Lifeguards are on duty, weather permitting, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends only from May 26-June 17, and daily from June 23-Sept. 3. Beach passes are required when lifeguards are on duty. ■ Always go to the beach with an adult - and swim in front of the lifeguard between the green flags designated as the swimming area. ■ If you are in trouble, call out for help and wave your arms above your head. Do not panic. ■ Do not hesitate to call a lifeguard for help in any medical situation on the sand or in the water. ■ Stay off the rock jetties and never swim near them. ■ Check water conditions with lifeguards for undercurrents or sandbars. Both can be dangerous. ■ Report dangerous situations to the lifeguard. ■ Check the depth of underwater surface by jumping or walking, not diving head first! ■ Don’t attempt to make any rescue yourself. Get a lifeguard; they are trained to do the job. Do not interfere with lifeguards making a rescue. ■ When you hear the whistle, look at the lifeguard chair. They may want your attention. ■ Beaches close at 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty! ■ Surfing is permitted on specific beaches. Visit longbeachny. org/beach for surfing, concert, and event schedules. People are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. ■

FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE REMEMBER: ■

No alcoholic beverages on the beach or boardwalk.

No bonfires or barbecues on the beach or on the boardwalk. Swimming is prohibited without a lifeguard on duty. ■ No animals are not permitted on the beach or boardwalk. ■ No glass on the beach. ■ All body boards must have a leash cord attached. ■ Leash cord must be used by the rider. ■ All children must be watched by a parent or guardian. ■ Flotation devices such as inflatable tubes and water wings are strictly prohibited. ■ Body board use: It is at the discretion of the beach patrol to restrict body boards (distance from shore, number permitted and rough water or other conditions). ■ Please listen to lifeguards instructions. ■ The use of body boards and surf boards in the same bathing area is prohibited. ■ ■

These safety regulations have been established to allow for the enjoyment of our patrons. They in no way imply that the use of body boards or surf boards are safe and will not result in injury.

OTHER INFORMATION, RULES, AND REGULATIONS OF BEACH PARK: Entrances are located between Nevada Ave. and Pacific Blvd. ■ The beach is 3.3 miles long with 2.2-mile boardwalk. ■ Beach passes are required 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends only from May 26-June 17, and daily from June 23-Sept. 3. ■ Parking is free, please obey the parking rules. ■ For your own safety rollerblading or roller-skating is not permitted on the boardwalk. ■ Please swim in front of a lifeguard stand and only when lifeguards are on duty. Failure to follow this directive may result in serious injury, including death by drowning!! ■ A beach pass is needed to enter or stay on the beach between the hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ■

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RECREATION DEPARTMENT WHO MAY USE THE BEACH? Everyone above the age of 13 must have paid the admission fee to be permitted onto the beach on weekends from May 26 through June 17, and daily from June 23 through Sept. 3. A birth certificate is required for each child listed on the application. Non-residents are entitled to the same privileges as residents.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A SEASON BEACH PASS? Beach passes may be purchased at the Gazebo just east of Magnolia Blvd. on West Bay Drive (across from the ice arena) or at the boardwalk office on Edwards Boulevard and the boardwalk. Passes may be purchased with cash, credit card, or check. We currently accept Visa and Mastercard.

WHEN CAN I PURCHASE A SEASON BEACH PASS? Season passes will be sold at the Gazebo from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7-25, seven days a week and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26 – Sept. 3, seven days a week. Season passes will be sold at the Beach Park Office located at Edwards Boulevard on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends only Saturday, May 26, and, Sunday, June 17. Starting June 23, passes will be sold everyday at the boardwalk office from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CAN I PURCHASE MY PASSES ANY OTHER WAY? Yes! This year Long Beach will be offering mail in applications for season passes. Avoid standing in long lines. Mail in application information is available by visiting www.longbeachny. org/beach.

WHAT CAN I USE FOR PROOF OF RESIDENCY, AGE, OR DISABILITY? Residency: ■ Driver's license (with Long Beach address). ■ Picture ID and check with Long Beach address. ■ Picture ID and current bill/leas/deed with Long Beach address *for mail in applications only: If your check has your mailing address on it, and we are mailing your passes to that address also, we will consider that proof of residency.* Age (for seniors/children): License, passport, birth certificate, picture ID with birth date.

Disability: Doctor's note, handicap parking sign, medical record, etc.

*Non-resident rates apply when an application is submitted from an individual outside of the local Long Beach area not residing under the 11561 zip code.*

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SEASON PASS BEACH RATES All resident purchases must be accompanied by proof of residency at the time of purchase.* ■ Resident individual $40.00 (Proof of residency is required, 18 to 61-years-old) ■ Resident family $60.00 (Proof of residency is required, two adults and children ages 13-17, as long as proof of birth date is presented at the time of purchase) ■ Resident senior $15.00 (Proof of residency and age is required, 62+ years old) ■ Non-resident individual $80.00 (18 to 61-years-old) ■ Non resident family $120.00 (Two adults and any children ages 13-17, as long as proof of birth date is presented at the time of purchase) ■ Non-resident senior $30.00 (Proof of age is required, ages 62 and over) ■ Child pass $20.00 (Proof of age is required, 13 to 17-years-old) ■ Physically challenged $15.00 (Proof of disability is required) ■ Economy $80.00 This pass is good for 10 times, or 10 people, especially good for larger groups


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RECREATION DEPARTMENT SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM 2012 The Long Beach Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Long Beach City School District, conducts an eightweek summer playground for children ages 5-12. Supervised by qualified personnel, this program features swimming instruction, baseball, softball, arts and crafts, trips to Citi Field, SplishSplash, Hot Skates and more. The program takes place at West School, Lindell School and the High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the program is $425. For an application visit. www.longbeachny.org/rec or call 431-3890 for more information.

AFTERNOON SPORTS PROGRAM The Long Beach Recreation Department will conduct an eight-week afternoon sports program for children ages 7 to 12. This program, supervised by qualified personnel, includes swimming at the municipal indoor pool and at the beach, Hot Skates, SplishSplash, bowling, volleyball and more. The afternoon program meets at the Recreation Center on weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost for the program is $425. For an application visit. www.longbeachny.org/rec or call 431-3890 for more information.

SUMMER BASEBALL Summer baseball is open to children ages 7 to 12. There are two leagues, pee-wee (ages 7 to 9) and juniors (10 to 12). An instructional clinic is held prior to the start of the league. All games are played at the George B. Costigan Recreation Fields. Uniform shirts and caps are provided and trophies are awarded to league and playoff champions. The program is supervised by trained recreation personnel. Call 431-3890 for more information.

SUMMER BASKETBALL Summer basketball is open to children ages 7 to 15. There are several leagues, pee-wee co-ed, for 7 to 9-year-olds, junior boys 10 to 12, junior girls 10 to 12, intermediate boys 13 to 15 and girls’ intermediate 13 to 15.

MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUES Men’s softball league games are played Monday to Friday nights at 7, 8:30 and 9:45 p.m. under the lights at George Costigan fields on Magnolia Blvd. at West Bay Drive. Teams are sponsored by local merchants and organizations. Trophies are awarded for league and playoff champions.

MEN'S 8 ON 8 SOCCER A men’s summer soccer tournament for players 18 and over starts June 25. Games are played Sunday mornings. Visit www.longbeachny.org/rec for an application.

YOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL A co-ed Beach Volleyball program is offered to Long Beach youth ages 10-17 during the summer months. The program is held at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the beach volleyball courts at Riverside Boulevard. 10-12 year olds will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays and 13-17 year olds will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SUNRISE & SUNSET BEACH YOGA The Long Beach Recreation Department is offering two Yoga Classes on the beach this summer. Registration is taking place at the Long Beach Recreation Department’s Swimming Pool located on Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive in Long Beach. The registration fee for each class is $50 for City of Long Beach residents and $100 for non-residents. For a schedule call 431-3890 or visit www.longbeachny.org/rec.

FACILITIES Playground facilities are located at Georgia Ave. in the West End; Magnolia Blvd. at West Broadway; Pacific Blvd. and Shore Rd.; North Park Place; Clark St. on the bay; the Veterans’ Park on Magnolia Blvd. and the bay and Splash Parks are located at Georgia Avenue Park, North Park Place Park and Clark St.

SWIMMING POOL

Jeff Wilson/Herald

The City of Long Beach Municipal Indoor Swimming Pool is open seven days a week. Please visit www.longbeachny. org/rec for our summer schedule or call 431-3890.


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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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Musician Ric Mango performed at the Neptune Blvd. beach during last year's summer concert series.

JULY Date: 7/2 7/3 7/5 7/9 7/11 7/12 7/13 7/16 7/18 7/19 7/23 7/25 7/26 7/30

On the boardwalk at: Long Beach Rd. New York Ave. Neptune Blvd. National Blvd. New York Ave. Neptune Blvd. Long Beach Blvd. National Blvd. New York Ave. Neptune Blvd. National Blvd. New York Ave. Neptune Blvd. National Blvd.

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Performers: Simply Tzfat Alive & Kicking Vintage Bliss High Tide All Together Now Jerry Costenzo Killer Joe (fireworks) Stevie Shaimans Big Band Real Hot Lanta Steel Horse: Pete & Kim T’bazco Road Ric Mango FOG LosPlayeros

AUGUST Risky Business Mary Lamont Rockinghams 60's Band New Yorkers Joe Kane's Big Band Chiclettes Irish night with Andy Cooney Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam 6 Gun-Country Italian Night: Con Astone Yiddish Night: Shlomie Dachs Linda Ipanema: & The Dixie Chicks

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS AARP Long Beach Chapter 5348 Magnolia Senior Center (auditorium) 650 Magnolia Boulevard Rena Iacono, President (516) 889-1532 Meets first Friday each month at 1:30 p.m. (except July and August). American Legion P.O. Box 97, L.B. Vincent Vanella III Commander (516) 992-2622 Meets the second Sunday of each month at the Magnolia Senior Center at 9 a.m. American Red Cross 195 Willis Ave.,Mineola. John Miller, CEO Executive Director (516) 747-3500, ext. 204 www.nyredcross.org AMVETS POST 100 P.O. Box 1122 Dave Goodman 431-9822 Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 17 St. Brendan The Navigator P.O. Box 547 John Hanley, President 897-0483

Artists in Partnership, Inc. P.O. Box 952 Johanna Mathieson-Ellmer, Director 456-9902 aip4arts@gmail.com www.aip-arts.org Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) P.O. Box 598 John Mooney, President 647-2722 Catholic Charities (Oceanside Senior Center) 80 Anchor Ave., Oceanside Barbara Magoolhan, program manager 764-9792 Catholic Daughters of The Americas, Court 1067 St. Ignatius Martyr, R.C. Church 721 W. Broadway 432-0045 Catholic Youth Organization 10 W. Beech St. Steve Candon, coordinator (516) 903-9697 Circulo de la Hispanidad 26 W. Park Ave. Gil Bernardino, Executive Director 889-3869 / 431-1135 www.cdlh.org

Concerned Citizens of North Park Cecil Garrett, chairman 432-7477 Open to all residents, meets twice a month at the Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church, 620 Rev. JJ Evans Blvd., and twice a month at Evangel Revival Community Church, 569 National Blvd.

Hadassah, Long Beach Chapter 561 E. Pine St. Fay Brody, Co-President 432-0934

Girl Scouts of Nassau County 110 Ring Rd. W., Garden City Diane M. McFarlane, President 741-2550 webemail@gsnc.org www.gsnc.org

JASA Senior Community Services Center 570 W. Walnut St. Mindy Leeper, Director 432-5555

Harriet Eisman Community School 212 W. Park Ave. Juli-Anne Sabino, Director hecs@longbeachreach.com www.longbeachreach.com 889-5575 Harry S. Truman Democratic Club P.O. Box 76 Steven Polcer, Party Leader 432-5446 Havurah for Humanistic Judaism 436 E. Harrison Street Leonard Cherlin 889-8337

Hadassah, Long Beach Tzipora Group 166 Audubon Blvd., Island Park Sandy Volpe, President 996-4033 or 766-2725

JASA- Long Beach Service Center 570 W. Walnut St. Gloria Lebeaux, Director 432-0570 Jewish Women International (formerly B’nai Brith Women) 159 National Blvd. Grace Levie, Helen Tenenbaum, Co-Presidents 432-6034 or 889-6946 Robin Garfinkel Mahler Co-President 305 E. Olive St. 432-3546 Kiwanis Club Of Long Beach P.O. Box 711 Valerie Buscemi, President 432-8901

Knights of Columbus Monsignor Cass Council 26-26 970 W. Beech St. Bob Daly, Grand Knight 431-3687 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 Marianne Fleischer, President 764-1670 League of Women Voters of Long Beach 248 W. Park Ave., Suite 238 Veronica Rose and Veronica Gilligan, presidents 431-2894 Lido Beach Civic Association 6 Kensington St., Lido Beach Elizabeth Murdy 431-6709 Lido Homes Civic Association Darlene Haut (917) 992-0924 lidohomesca@gmail.com Long Beach Auxiliary Police Commissioner Joshua Sundquist East Park Avenue 431-6868 www.lbapd.com Continued on page 50

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Continued from page 48

LB Breast Cancer Coalition P.O. Box 844 Jodi Hollingshead, President www.LongBeachBCC.com 897-1344 Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 350 National Blvd. Michael J. Kerr, President 432-6000 www.longbeachny chamber.com Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking Long Beach Medical Center 455 E. Bay Drive Patricia Hincken, Director Judi Vining, Coordinator 897-1250 Long Beach Cricket Club 244 W. Fulton St. James Persaud, President 432-1386 Long Beach Democratic Committee 305 W. Park Ave. Michael Zapson, Chairman 432-1912 lbdems.com Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society 226 W. Penn St. Carole Anne ShahdaGeraci, President 432-1192 www.longbeachhistory.org Long Beach Humane Society Carol Meyer, President PO Box 356 889-PETS www.lbhsny@petfinder.com Long Beach Island Landmarks Association PO Box 1148 431-3775 Alexandra Karafinas, President www.lbila.org Long Beach Intercultural Community Coalition 429 E. Beech St. Edith Oberman, Chair 432-8288 Long Beach Latino Civic Association 52 East Park Ave. Mike Cruz, Executive 889-4912 lblatinocivic.org Long Beach Lawyers Association 164 W. Park Ave. Corey Klein, President 212-233-7195 / 432-6263

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Adalcy Quintin was among the hundreds of residents who turned out to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the MLK Center’s annual parade in January. Grand Marshal and Tuskegee Airman, Julius Freeman led the event. Lions Club Robert Carroll, President P.O. Box 243 297-1000 Long Beach Masonic Lodge # 1173 Magnolia Senior/ Community Center 650 Magnolia Blvd. Joseph Karom 897-9161 Long Beach REACH 2-12 W. Park Ave., Suite 200 Dr. Joseph Smith, Director 889-2332 Long Beach Republican Committee P.O. Box 1058 Jim Moriarty, Chairman 780-3288 Long Beach Food & Friendship Inn (Interfaith Nutritional Network) 140 W. Pine St. 355-6209 Long Beach/Lido Beach Little League 218 E. Park Ave., Suite 654 Steve Strauss, Director 431-1506

Long Beach Surfer's Association Board of Directors: Andy Smith, Billy Kupferman, Jackie Suskind Kupferman, Jeff Kupferman, Rachel Bobis and Will Hallett. Contact longbeachsurfersassociation@gmail.com or visit www.longbeachsurfersassociation.com. Website includes daily surf beach schedule and information. L.I. Toy Lending Center for Children with Disabilities Town of Hempstead’s East Marina, Lido Blvd. Colleen Moseman, Director 889-8287 www.longislandtoylending center.org Martin Luther King, Jr. Center 615 Riverside Blvd. Myrnissa Stone, Executive Director 889-6300 info@lbmlk.org www.lbmlk.org

North Park Neighborhood Association 50 E. Hudson Street Deloris H. Smith 889-7302 OVER FIFTY CLUB Our Lady of Miraculous Medal R.C. Church P.O. Box 20, 75 Parkside Drive Point Lookout Pastor Rev. Patrick J. Callan 431-2772 Point Lookout Civic Association P.O. Box 391, Point Lookout Sheila Meyer, President www.pointlookoutcivic.org Project Challenge 120 W. Park Ave. Maria Brown, Director 459-7798

NAACP, Long Beach chapter P.O. Box 774 Ronnie Myles, President 603-8806

Saint Paulia Society of Long Island 131 Taft Ave. Kathryn Rotando, President 889-0198

New York Center for Tolerance 301 E. 66 St., Suite 8L New York 10065 Garren Small, Executive Director 917-494-5116

Sons of Italy, Michael Valente Lodge P.O. Box 1097 Ralph Madalena, President 766-7772

Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC 310 National Blvd. Roni Kleinman, Director 431-2929 www.friedbergjcc.org Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation 2-12 W. Park Ave. 889-5105 www.sjkfoundation.org Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation 250 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach Susan S. Russo, President 432-0200 www.theresafoundation.org VFW Post No. 1384 675 W. Park Ave., Dan Mac-Phee, Commander 432-9138 West End Arts Visual Artists Guild Box 247, Atlantic Beach Jennifer Aly, president 603-5116 West End Neighbors Civic Association 218 E. Park Ave., suite 512 Rick Hoffman, President www.westendneighborslongbeach.org


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he Long Beach Police Department has recently reorganized to provide more efficient services to residents, while reducing costs to the taxpayer. The reorganization has added an additional seven police officers and two police sergeants to the patrol force. The additional officers on patrol give us greater flexibility on a daily basis to provide vital services to our residents. We operate under a “community policing” dictate. This cooperation with the public is the most current strategy in policing. We also subscribe to the concept of “if you see something, say something.” Never hesitate to call 911, because it’s always better to be safe than sorry. The Police Department’s mission is to provide the safest environment for our residents, businesses and visitors. Our new mantra is “We are here to help.” The LBPD has one of the best response times of any police department. This quick call to action ensures that situations do not get out of control, offenders are arrested at the scene and order is restored. We have been able to maintain a low crime rate because of the proficiency of our patrol force. The department also maintains a highly skilled Detective Division, consisting of eight detectives, one detective sergeant and one detective lieutenant. These officers are responsible for all investigations. They all have extensive training and expertise in many areas of the criminal investigation field, from narcotics to homicide and everything in between. They are highly regarded by their counterparts in both Nassau and Suffolk

counties, as well as the New York City Police Department. There are many services provided by our department: we currently have two certified school resource officers that work with our schools to foster a positive relationship with students, Michael Tangney while educating them about the law. We also participate in career days and a “teen night out” in the high school. Our nine specially trained motorcycle officers conduct traffic enforcement and perform ceremonial duties at parades and special events. A 40-member Auxiliary Police Force, commanded by Auxiliary Police Commissioner Joshua Sunquist and Capt. Edward Oliva, assists the LBPD. Each member attends a training course every Wednesday, for 26 weeks. These officers routinely patrol our city six-nights a week during the off-season, and every night during the summer as extra eyes and ears of the LBPD. They also provide traffic control at all our fires, car accidents, races, parades and special events freeing up sworn police officers for more important police duties. The summer brings an additional army of 25 Summer Special Officers that patrol in and around our beach park enforcing quality of life issues. We recruit these men and women from area colleges. They are all criminal justice majors looking for a career in law enforcement. They are very dedicated and responsible individuals. The LBPD is happy to serve the City of Long Beach, and will do everything in its power to make your time in Long Beach trouble free. MICHAEL TANGNEY Police Commissioner

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he Long Beach Police Department is one of finest law enforcement agencies in Nassau County.

The department is headed by Commissioner Michael Tangney, a 34-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department. Tangney has held virtually every management position during his tenure prior to his recent appointment to the position of Commissioner. The department is comprised of 76 sworn police officers, five traffic enforcement officers and 35 full and part time civilian personnel.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP CHURCHES Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church The Rev. Issac Milton, Jr. Pastor 620 Rev. JJ Evans Blvd. Long Beach 11561 432-7477 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Labis 1005 W. Beech St. Long Beach 11561 www.lds.org Evangel Revival Community Church Rev. Delores Miller 569 National Blvd. Long Beach 11561 432-1527 Iglesia Cruzada Evangelica Misionera Inc. Raul Colon, Pastor 265 Long Beach Blvd., P.O. Box 832 Long Beach 11561 431-7122 New Life Church of Christ Disciples Rev. Bishop Marvin Creech 124 W. Chester Street Long Beach 11561 889-2357 Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church The Rev. Patrick J. Callan, Pastor 75 Parkside Drive, P.O. Box 20 Point Lookout 11569 431-2772 www.olmmc.com Panaghia Church of Island Park Greek Orthodox Church Father John Paizis 83 Newport Road Island Park 11558 432-4086 www.panaghiaofislandpark. com Point Lookout Community Church Pastor Joel Beasley 60 Freeport Avenue Point Lookout 11569 432-5990 www.theplcc.com Promised Ministry Rev. William Fuller 615 Riverside Blvd. 431-6484 fuller907@aol.com

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Children were treated to a pirate show by Billy Bones at ‘Purim Under the Sea’ BACH Jewish Center, in conjunction with Beth El, on March 8. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Rev. John Tutone, Pastor 282 Long Beach Road Island Park 11558 432-0655 ship282@optonline.net

St. Mary of the Isle Roman Catholic Church Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Brennan, Pastor 315 E. Walnut Street Long Beach 11561 432-0157 897-0566 (Fax)

St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal 220 W. Penn Street Long Beach 11561 432-1080 stjameslongbeach@gmail.com www.stjameslongbeach.org

The People’s Church of Long Beach Peter J. Campo, Pastor 111 Delaware Avenue Long Beach 11561 432-0392 tpcsecretary@optonline.net www.thepeopleschurchlb.com

St. John’s Lutheran Church Rev. Father Robert N. Splittgerber, Pastor 75 E. Olive Street Long Beach 11561 432-7771 St. Ignatius Martyr Roman Catholic Msgr. Donald Beckmann, Pastor 721 W. Broadway Long Beach 11561 432-0045 ext. 11 saintignatiusmar@yahoo.com

The House of Refuge Rev. William Fuller 563 Riverside Blvd. SYNAGOGUES BACH Jewish Center Rabbi Eli Goodman 210 Edwards Blvd. Long Beach 11561 516-897-2473 www.BachYouth.com Benai Asher Sephardic Congregation of Long Beach 161 Lafayette Blvd. Long Beach 11561 431-3847

Congregation Bachurei Chemed 210 Edwards Blvd. Long Beach 11561 Congregation Beth Sholom Rabbi Johanan Bikhart 315 Roosevelt Blvd. Long Beach 11561 432-7464 Lido Beach Synagogue Rabbi Daniel H. Mehlman 1 Fairway Road Lido Beach 11561 889-9650 www.lidobeachsynagogue.org Temple Beth-El of Long Beach 570 W. Walnut Street Long Beach 11561 432-1678

Temple Zion 62 Maryland Ave. Long Beach 11561 432-0349 The Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff 100 Nassau Avenue Atlantic Beach 11509 371-0972 Young Israel of Long Beach Rabbi Chaim Wakslak 120 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach 11561 431-2404 www.yilb.org

Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach Rabbi Bennett Hermann 455 Neptune Blvd. Long Beach 11561 431-4060 ext. 6 www.temple-emanu-el.org

MOSQUES Islamic Center of Long Island 835 Brush Hollow Road Westbury 11590 333-3495 www.icliny.org

Temple Israel of Long Beach 305 Riverside Blvd. Long Beach 11561 432-1410 www.templeisraeloflb.org

Maha Shiva Mandir (Hindu) President Manadeo Persaud 610 Laurelton Blvd. 431-6596


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he Long Beach Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of Long Beach Island and its surrounding communities since 1922.

Founded as a beachside emergency first aid station, today's medical center includes a 162-bed hospital, a 200-bed skilled nursing facility, a certified home health care agency, eight Centers of Excellence and numerous outpatient programs. Accredited by The Joint Commission, it offers state-of-theart Emergency Department care and a full range of medical and surgical services including inpatient and ambulatory surgery, ICU/CCU, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric care, behavioral health services, a family care clinic for individuals with limited financial resources, fitness and community education programs. The Medical Center is a teaching affiliate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency training programs in Family Practice and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as a fellowship program in Geriatric Medicine. Our services and programs include: ALLIANCE FOR BREAST HEALTH 897-1344 Community members and hospital staff who have joined together to raise awareness about breast health services available in Long Beach and to raise funds to acquire digital mammography equipment at Long Beach Medical Center. ARTHRITIS & OSTEOPOROSIS CENTER 897-2295 A comprehensive center that offers diagnostic, treatment and pain management options for those suffering with arthritis, including gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and lupus. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES The Medical Center offers a variety of services for persons with mental health, alcohol or substance abuse problems. These include a 24-bed psychiatric unit, 16-bed detox service, and three outpatient treatment programs:

■ The Counseling Center (mental health) (516-897-1270), ■ Family Alcoholism and Chemical Abuse Counseling and Treatment Services (FACTS) (516-897-1250), and the ■ Methadone Maintenance Clinic (516-897-1330).

Long Beach Medical Center is the lead organization in the Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, which was formed in 2000 to address the prevalence of underage drinking among youth on Long Beach Island. Utilizing a scientifically-based environmental protection model, it advocates increased enforcement efforts; limiting access to alcohol and other drugs and; community education to bring about changes in attitudes regarding underage drinking. The coalition is composed of a broad-based group of community organizations and meets monthly to discuss different means to address the problem from multiple fronts, with the recognition that underage drinking is fundamentally an adult problem. Contact Patricia Hincken, LCSW, CASAC, CPP or Judi Vining, CASAC, at FACTS 897-1250. CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Long Beach Medical Center has developed eight Centers of Excellence, each providing comprehensive care using the latest technologies, treatments and evidence-based research. Staff are experts in their field and contribute to the patient-centered care these centers provide. Centers of Excellence include: Arthritis/Osteoporosis Center, Behavioral Health Center, Counseling Center, Diabetes Education Center, Family Care Center, Orthopaedic Care Center, Pain Management Center, and Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. CHRONIC DIALYSIS UNIT 897-1644 Our new 8-bed outpatient dialysis unit offers the most state-of-the-art technologies in renal dialysis. Designed for patient comfort, its patient-centered amenities include individual phone, internet and TV access, movies, and library services. COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION 897-1097 The Medical Center offers numerous health screenings, support groups and programs throughout the year to educate Continued on page 62


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the community about important health conditions. Offerings include screenings for blood pressure, skin cancer, stroke, anxiety & depression, as well as baby-sitter training, influenza and pneumonia prevention programs, and smoking cessation. Support groups include breast cancer and breast health, bereavement, diabetes, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Gambling Anonymous, and Gam-Anon.

lieved pain in all areas of the body including, but not limited to, back and neck pain, extremity pain, arthritic pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, headaches, postherpetic neuralgia and facial pain.

DIABETES EDUCATION CENTER 897-4354 Recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a Center of Excellence, the center offers a high quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management program where individuals living with diabetes are offered education, support and resources to help them achieve optimum health. Most insurances accepted. For individuals without insurance or whose insurance does not cover diabetes education, the Medical Center offers classes at no cost through a sponsorship program generously provided by the Lions Diabetes Club of Nassau County and The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION 897-1600-INPATIENT; 897-4300-OUTPATIENT The Medical Center's comprehensive rehabilitation services include the 15-bed John B. Cullen Rehabilitation Unit, sub-acute (short-term) rehabilitation at The Komanoff Center for Geriatric & Rehabilitative Medicine, and outpatient physical, occupational and speech/language programs. The rehabilitation team includes physiatrists, neurologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, nutritionists, and movement and activities therapists. The Fitwell Club is a health club offering realistic exercise programs for individuals of all ages, complete with certified personal trainers, Cybex/Eagle equipment and aerobic classes.

EMERGENCY CARE 897-1100 The hospital's modern Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to meet the needs of area residents. It is a designated Stroke Center, meeting all the NYS Department of Health requirements to provide the latest stroke interventions. All Emergency Department physicians are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine to provide the highest level of emergency care possible.

SHORT-TERM AND SKILLED NURSING FACILITY 897-1110 The 200-bed Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine provides short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, chronic disease management, IV therapies, long-term, skilled care and hospice care. The facility is proud of its TJC accreditation and certification from the New York State Department of Health.

FAMILY CARE CENTER 897-1350 The Family Care Center clinic provides primary and specialty medical care to individuals with limited financial resources. Specific clinics include: pediatric, adolescent, immunization, prenatal, gynecology, adult medical, cardiology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, general surgery, dermatology, vascular, gastrointestinal, podiatry, nutritional counseling and social work services. Fees are based on a sliding scale and assistance is available for enrollment in many low-cost insurance programs. Bilingual staff is available.

SURGICAL CARE The Medical Center's modern operating suites are equipped to support video-assisted laparoscopic, endoscopic and laser technology. Surgical specialties represented on the medical staff include general surgery, orthopedics, vascular, thoracic, plastic, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, maxillofacial, urology, podiatry, dentistry and neurosurgery. The surgical caseload ranges from ambulatory surgery to major, in-patient surgical procedures. A Pain Management Program that addresses acute, post-surgical pain and chronic pain conditions supports surgical services.

HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY 897-1300 Since 1982, the Medical Center's Home Health Care Agency has been providing nursing and other supportive services to individuals who require home-based care. Home Care staff work with each patient's physician to ensure that services are provided in a coordinated fashion. The agency is licensed to provide both short-term and long-term home health services.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 897-1180 Our volunteer program is open to teens and adults and offers a variety of opportunities that range from cheerful visits to assisting with clerical work. We value our volunteers for their contributions to our success in providing high quality care to our patients and their families.

MEDICAL IMAGING 897-1360 Offers a comprehensive array of modern, diagnostic imaging technology including Toshiba’s Vantage MRI, the most patient-friendly machine available and the Toshiba CT scanner, which takes only seconds for diagnostic scans. Our newly redecorated mammography suite offers privacy and comfort, along with new technology upgrades for more precise diagnostics. We proudly hold ACR accreditation in all diagnostic technologies. PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 897-4365 Offers interventional pain management therapies for unre-

WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC CENTER 897-4344 The Medical Center offers comprehensive outpatient care for non-healing wounds, bone infections and chronic circulatory problems. A team of physicians, nurses and technicians who specialize in wound care and hyperbaric medicine coordinates each patient's treatment program. For information on these programs, or any of the services mentioned here, contact the Public Affairs Department at (516) 897-1095.


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SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES CITY HALL 1 West Chester Street Long Beach (516) 431-1000 For information on senior activities, Parks and Recreation services, bus transportation, senior discounts and city events, please visit the City of Long Beach Web site at www.longbeachny.org. For the Storm Information Hotline, Press Option 1 after dialing 431-1000.

MAGNOLIA SENIOR CENTER 650 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach (516) 431-3510 The City of Long Beach supports one of the most dynamic and effective senior centers on Long Island. In a modern and cheerful setting, participants can select from approximately 60 stimulating wellness, cultural, educational and recreational programs. Available to citizens age 55 and over, the city has successfully improved the quality of life for its mature adults. Seniors can age gracefully by taking advantage of the numerous quality programs offered. The instructors are very skilled and supportive. All mature adults are encouraged to join the senior center for an experience that will enrich their lives for years to come. For more information or a monthly calendar, call 431-3510.

LONG BEACH PARKS & RECREATION Magnolia Blvd. & West Bay Drive, Long Beach (516) 431-3890 Senior discounts are available for the municipal swimming pool and the exercise room at the Recreation Center. Daily water exercise classes, steam rooms and handball courts are also available. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program features trained instructors who provide water exercises for people with arthritis. Medical approval is necessary. For more information, call the Recreation Center.

LONG BEACH HOUSING AUTHORITY (LBHA) 500 Centre Street, Long Beach (516) 431-2444 Pursuant to state housing statutes, the LBHA provides low-rent housing for qualified individuals in accordance with the rules and regulations of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It administers senior citizen housing at 415 National Blvd., 35 E. Broadway, 175 W. Broadway and 225 W. Park Ave. There is an application process and waiting period.

BUS TRANSPORTATION Transportation Department City Hall, 1 West Chester St., Long Beach (516) 431-4445 Seniors (62+) can ride Long Beach’s municipal buses for a reduced fare. Call the Transportation Dept. with any questions on bus transportation or check the City of Long Beach Web site

at www.longbeachny.org for bus schedules and other information. The Shoppers Special bus, which is wheelchair accessible, makes it more convenient for seniors to get to the Magnolia Senior Center, the Recreation Center, the City’s shopping districts and the East End of town. This bus line runs on weekdays, except for holidays, making stops similar to the West End and the East Loop buses. However, additional stops are made at the Magnolia Senior Center, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) and local supermarkets. Long Beach PARA Transit Service is available to people unable to use the city’s bus system. This wheelchair liftequipped, curb to curb service will provide transportation for medical appointments and social activities within Long Beach, Lido and Point Lookout. Contact the Transportation Dept. or check the Long Beach Web site www.longbeachny.org for an application and more information. Medical approval is necessary.

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT Senior citizens are offered property tax reductions on their home. To apply for the Senior Citizens Tax Exemption, call City Hall (516) 431-1009. The filing time is September 1 through November 30.

LONG BEACH ADVISORY BOARD FOR SENIORS 650 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach (516) 431-3510 This appointed nine-member board, created by an ordinance in 1983, advises the city manager and the City Council on policy and program development to meet the needs of Long Beach residents age 60 and over. The board assists senior citizens with obtaining information about local resources and resolves senior citizen concerns where possible. Call the Advisory Board for information on senior discounts, volunteer opportunities, bus transportation, senior activities, etc.

L.I.F.E. (LIFESAVING INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCIES) PROGRAM The L.I.F.E. Program makes vital medical information immediately available to rescue and health personnel in emergencies in your home. Medical information is placed on the L.I.F.E. medical form and kept in the refrigerator. A magnet on your refrigerator alerts medical personnel of the existence of this vital information that can be used to administer appropriate treatment. For further information or to obtain a L.I.F.E. Packet, contact the Advisory Board for Seniors at 431-3510.

SENIOR FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENTS There are approximately 40 businesses in Long Beach that offer senior discounts. Contact the Advisory Board for Seniors at 431-3510 to get the list of senior friendly establishments.


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t seems hard to believe that I have nearly completed my first year as Superintendent of Schools.

As a parent of two children who have successfully graduated from Long Beach High School, I was already aware of the exceptional programs offered by this district. I was also acquainted with many of the dedicated staff members who work so hard each day to make these programs successful. Now that I have an insider’s view of the workings of this district, I have an even deeper appreciation for all the people and programs that make it so special. Our school district enrolls 4,000 children from pre-K to grade 12 and stretches from Point Lookout and Lido Beach in the east through Long Beach and East Atlantic Beach in the west. We also are pleased to welcome a growing number of high school students from the Island Park schools. The International Baccalaureate Diploma program, introduced in the 2010-11 school year, will graduate its first class of IB Diploma candidates in June. This internationally recognized program prepares students to meet the demands of college while motivating them to become thoughtful, caring and active citizens. At the same time, the high school continues to offer Advanced Placement (AP) and college-level courses, which are open to any student wishing to rise to the challenge. Enrollment in these college readiness programs have more than doubled over the past five years, while at the same time performance continues to improve. At our middle school, we have begun the exploratory phase of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program, which stresses student inquiry in areas including community and service, health and social education, environment and human ingenuity. If we decide to move ahead, this would be a school-wide program. The middle school also offers the Activities Promoting Thinking (APT) enrichment program for sixth and seventh graders. In addition, the MATHCOUNTS program was introduced this year to give sixth and seventh graders

who excel in math the opportunity to explore mathematical concepts beyond their grade level. Our goal is to ensure that student preparation for college and career readiness gets an early start. This year the district has introduced a grade 3-5 pilot-program called David Weiss SPIRIT, which stands for Specialized Program Integrating Research, IB Principles and 21st Century Technology. Additionally, the Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) program provides all elementary students (K-5) with foreign language instruction that excites them about the joy of learning a second language and encourages them to continue their foreign language instruction in Spanish, French or Italian at the middle and high school levels. The Learning Activities to Raise Creativity (LARC) program for gifted and talented students provides weekly enrichment activities to enhance critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. Long Beach also offers a pre-kindergarten program that supports the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of our youngest learners as we prepare them for kindergarten. The success of these programs is evident as our students continue to excel as scholars, athletes, fine and performing artists and humanitarians, earning recognition at the regional, national and international levels for their accomplishments. Thanks to the community’s support of a comprehensive School Preservation Plan approved in May 2009, all of our buildings are in the process of receiving improvements that will enhance safety, support instructional services and improve efficiency. As the school year comes to a close, I look forward to continuing to work closely with teachers, administrators, parents and concerned community members to give our students every opportunity to develop all the skills they will need to be college and career-ready. DAVID WEISS Superintendent of Schools The Long Beach City School District was named a Best Community for Music Education for the second year in a row. More than 1,600 students participate in 36 bands, orchestras and choral ensembles, with many winning All-State and All-County honors. Courtesy Syntax Communications


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COALITION TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING Founded in 2000 by the Medical Center, the Coalition utilizes an approach that focuses on the causes and conditions that support underage drinking and/or other drug abuse. It is a community issue, and it is everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problem. Coalition partners include: Long Beach Medical Center Long Beach School District Long Beach Police Department City of Long Beach Nassau County District Attorney Central Council PTA Chamber of Commerce Circulo de la Hispanidad

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The Long Beach third-grade team of Uma Arengo, Maya Arengo, Sophia Chigounis, Elisa Richter, Delphine Esformes, Abbey Carpenter, Aadhi Murugaveri, Jude Pizzone, Francesca Macchia, Douglas Weiss and Tyler Collinson finished first in the nation in the WordMasters Challenge. Long Beach Public Schools Blackheath Pre-K School 322 Blackheath Road 516-897-2081 Principal: Cristine Zawatson School Hours: Morning: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Afternoon: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. East School 456 Neptune Boulevard 516-897-2184 Principal: Sean Murray School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

West School 91 Maryland Avenue 516-897-2215 Principal: Sandra Schneider School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Long Beach Middle School 239 Lido Boulevard 516-897-2166 Principal: Dr. Michele Natali Vice Principals: Keith Biesma, Theresa Taplin School Hours: 7:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m.

Lido School 237 Lido Boulevard 516-897-2140 Principal: Brenda Young School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Long Beach High School 322 Lagoon Drive West 516-897-2012 Principal: Dr. Gaurav Passi Vice Principal: John Emmons, Dr. Timothy Piciullo, TBD School Hours: 7:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m.

Lindell School 601 Lindell Boulevard 516-897-2198 Principal: Karen Sauter School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Parochial and Non-Public Schools Harriet Eiseman Community School of Long Beach REACH 165 E. Park Ave., 889-5575 Director: Juli-Anne Sabino

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach 530 W. Broadway, 432-8285 Principal: Rabbi Shmuel Klammer Long Beach Catholic Regional School 735 W. Broadway, 432-8900 Principal: Veronica Danca Mesivta of Long Beach 205 West Beech St., 255-4700 Principal: Rabbi Aron Rosenberg Montessori School of Long Beach 111 Delaware Ave., 897-3031 Director: Priscilla Carreon Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC Nursery School/Pre-K (transportation available), Pee Wee Camp (transportation available, ages 2-5), Mommy & Me classes, after-school and vacation programs, speech, OT, PT social skills and play therapy, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday parties, art classes and continuing education classes for adults. Credential and resource training. 310 National Blvd. 431-2929, www.friedbergjcc.org


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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Long Beach Public Schools Central School Administration (2011-2012) 235 Lido Boulevard Lido Beach, NY 11561-5093 897-2000 Superintendent of Schools David Weiss Chief Operating Officer Michael DeVito, Esq. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Vincent Butera Long Beach High School Principal Dr. Gaurav Passi Long Beach Middle School Principal Dr. Michele Natali East School Principal Sean Murray Lido School Principal Brenda Young

Director of Alternative and Adult Programs Marcia Mulé

Lorenzo Torres and Michelle Bello executed a dramatic dip during Long Beach High School’s Morning Madness Fashion Show. Students participate in this event each year to help the Parent Teacher Student Association raise money and awareness for the annual substance-free Morning Madness After-Prom Party in June.

Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Arnold Epstein

Director of Social Studies Sean Hurley

Director of Comprehensive Arts Dr. Dale Johanson

Executive Director of Special Education/Pupil Personnel Services Sabrina Cantore

Director of English Language Arts Joshua Anisansel

Director of Technology and Information Services Sally Neumann

Director of Facilities and Operations Steve Lahey

Director of World Languages and ELL Programs Vivian Fiallo

Director of HR TBD

Transportation Supervisor Robert Sambo District Clerk Carole Butler

Lindell School Principal Karen Sauter West School Principal Sandra Schneider

Director of Mathematics Cheriese Pemberton Director of Nutrition Services Steven Kamlet Director of Science Kenneth Graham

Board of Education (2011-2012) Dr. Dennis Ryan, President Roy J. Lester, Esq., Vice President Patrick E. Gallagher, Trustee Gina T. Guma, Trustee Darlene Tangney, Trustee

Two teams of Long Beach elementary students qualified for the Odyssey of the Mind State Finals by finishing first in the regional competition. A third team finished second at the regional competition. The three teams are pictured with LARC teachers Caitlin Fuentes, far left, and Beverlee Bertinetti, at right. Photos courtesy Syntax Communications


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The library hosts an annual Folk-2-Funk and Jazz Festival.

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ince its establishment in 1928, the Long Beach Public Library has provided a wide range of programs and services to the community, with the purpose of bringing people together to learn, to grow and to be inspired. With a main building and two branches, the Library serves the Long Beach City School District, which includes the City of Long Beach, Lido Beach, East Atlantic Beach and Point Lookout. A five-person Board of Trustees governs the library and usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Board agendas, minutes and the Director's Report are posted online at www.longbeachlibrary.org the Monday before the meeting. Trustees are elected at-large and serve a five-year term, with one Trustee elected each year at the annual school and library board election. The current trustees are Carol Arnone, Kathleen Dwyer, Paula Freund, Ira Grushack and Warren Vegh. The main building is located at 111 West Park Ave. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., from mid/late September to mid-June. The phone number is 432-7201.

The Point Lookout branch is at 26B Lido Blvd. (call 432-3409 for hours and information); and the West End Branch is located at 810 W. Beech St. (call 432-2704 for hours and information). All buildings are accessible to the physically challenged. The library is open more than 340 days per year, including five holidays: Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day. Library cards can be obtained at any one of the three libraries with proof of residency. In addition, people who own property, a business or work in Long Beach but are not district residents are eligible for a card. Parents or guardians can register children 12 or younger for access to all collections. For patrons’ convenience, there are book returns located on the following street corners, Regent Drive and Continued on next page


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Lido Boulevard, Roosevelt Boulevard and Park Avenue and Maryland Avenue and Beech Street. For Long Island Rail Road commuters, a book exchange is located in the lobby of the Long Beach train station. Books may be taken, returned or replaced for others to read. The display also has program fliers describing library events. The main building is a WiFi hotspot and has a technology center, quiet study, tutoring room, art gallery, program room and a 175-seat auditorium that can be divided into three separate sections for simultaneous events. As a focal point for the community, the main building hosts many organizations’ meetings and provides exhibit space in the second floor art gallery. Exhibits, coordinated by the Long Beach Art League, change monthly. In the West End branch, there is also a mini-gallery whose exhibits are coordinated by West End Arts Group. The library has an up-to-date collection of fiction and non-fiction books, recorded books, electronic databases, compact discs, films and magazines for users of all ages. There are 17 public access computers with Internet access for adults. All have WinWay resume writing software and Power Point. Databases are available every day and every hour. One electronic service, Live Homework Help, offers tutoring assistance in English, math, science and social studies to students in grades K-college. This service also provides assistance with resumes and job searching. The online catalog connects 52 public libraries in Nassau County, provides the shelf status of all materials and enables users to renew and reserve items online. The automated system also enables patrons to pay overdue fines and lost items in excess of five dollars with a Master or Visa credit card. The Youth Services Department has a collection of test-prep books for Advanced Placement, Regents and college entrance exams and high school textbooks for use within the Library. Local newspapers from 1928 are on microfilm. Consisting of old photographs and newspaper clippings, the Long Beach local history collection is housed in the main branch. Other noteworthy services are downloadable e-books and recorded books and museum passes. Downloadable books can be accessed from home through the library’s homepage www.longbeachlibrary.org. Click on the download audio & ebooks icon in the upper left corner of the homepage. Recorded books are downloaded to your home computer where they reside until the circulation period is reached and then they are automatically returned. Ebooks can be transferred to a variety of devices including Apple iPads and iPhones, MP3 players, Kindles, Sony Readers and Nooks. Museum passes circulate to library patrons for three days at no charge and permit free admission to several institutions including the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art and Old Westbury Gardens. In cooperation with Nassau Community College, the Library offers college courses for credit. Registration is through the college.

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS Our “Family Place” certified Youth Services Department offers more than just books, films and sound recordings to the children, teens and parents of Long Beach. The library provides teens, tweens and children a number of programs such as; story times for children from 4 months in age to third grade, bilingual story time sessions for children from 3 to 6 years of age, winter and summer reading club, a number of monthly book discussions by grade level up to 9th grade, special presentations, teen advisory board, teen drawing club, arts and crafts for all ages. The department also offers Wii gaming. In addition to programming, the Youth Services Department offers computer access (contingent upon parental consent) via netbooks and one laptop, and eight desktops. We provide parents with an extensive collection of parenting materials, such as Tummy Time programs and “Born to Read” bags for those with newborn children. The department also has a special collection of Spanish materials augmented by the Long Beach School District.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS The library is known for its wonderful, multi-cultural programs, including the September Jazz, February Folk-2Funk, May Cabaret, July Barrier Beach Blues and, new this year, the October Long Beach Roxx Festivals. Live theatrical performances, programs for singles, discussions of current issues, feature films, workshops for job seekers, book discussion series and an extensive, varied concert series are also presented. For a current listing, check the library website at www.longbeachlibrary.org. The library’s auditorium has a sound-enhancing system for the hearing impaired. Users who need this system should give the library one-day's notice. Excepting August, a monthly newsletter, “Channels,” describing library events and services, is emailed free to interested patrons.

FOR THE HOMEBOUND AND SENIOR CITIZENS The library will deliver recorded books with players and large or regular-type books to medically eligible patrons. Many programs are of particular interest to seniors, including free blood-pressure screening, computer, defensive driving, caregiver and fitness classes, free tax assistance and an annual information and assistance fair.

THE HOLOCAUST LIBRARY The Holocaust Library, established in November 1990, is the first of its kind on Long Island. It is co-sponsored by the Long Beach Public Library and the Holocaust Memorial Committee of Long Island. The Long Beach Holocaust Library has books and videotapes. It was originally funded by a New York State grant and continues to be supported by the Holocaust Committee.


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JASA JASA (www.jasa.org) is the leading and most dynamic non-proďŹ t agency in New York working with older adults. JASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Long Beach Senior Services is located at 570 W. Walnut Street. For general information about any of our programs please call 516-432-0570.

Services include: â&#x2013;  Long Beach Senior Center (516432-5555) offers a multitude of cultural, social and recreational opportunities on a daily basis. A hot or cold kosher lunch is served daily. The Center is funded by the Nassau County OfďŹ ce for the Aging. â&#x2013;  Medical Transportation (516897-1895) is available to seniors on the Long Beach peninsula and Island Park, Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. â&#x2013;  JASA Social Workers (516-4320570) are available to provide information, offer assistance and coordinate Home Delivered Meals. â&#x2013;  Kosher and Non-Kosher Home

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YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES The Department of Youth and Family Services for the City of Long Beach operates out of the Senior/Community Center which is located at 650 Magnolia Boulevard, and can be reached by calling (516)431-3510. The department administers the following programs:

MAGNOLIA SENIOR CENTER The City of Long Beach supports one of the most dynamic and active senior centers on Long Island. Located on the 2nd floor of the Magnolia Senior/Community Center, participants are provided with a modern and cheerful setting where they can engage in stimulating wellness, cultural, educational and recreational programs. Free of charge to Long Beach citizens aged 55 and over, our city has successfully improved the quality of life for its mature adults. Handicap access is available by entering through the rear of the Community Center parking. Call (516) 4313510 for registration information or log on to www.longbeachny.org.

MAGNOLIA CHILD CARE CENTER New York State licensed child care center for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. In addition to infant and toddler care, early morning and extended care services are available. Space is extremely limited. For information please call (516)431-4989.

LICENSED SCHOOL-AGED CHILD CARE PROGRAMS Parents who require before school & after school care may drop off their children at Early Morning programs which start at 7AM. Our programs are located at the West End Community Center and Lido Elementary. Parents who have children attending East or Lindell schools can arrange to have their children bused to and from our programs by calling the LB School District Transportation Dept. at 889-2132. Our After-School programs start at the end of the school day and

end at 6PM. Financial assistance is available through the Dept. of Social Services for those who qualify. Please call our offices at 431-3510 for further information.

WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER The West End Community Center (WECC) is located on Maryland Avenue, on the southern side of the West School. The Community Center is run through the Department of Youth & Family Services and can be reached by calling 4316770.

SANDBOX PRE-K PROGRAM Sandbox Pre-K has been providing the community with quality education for over 20 years. Classes are held at the West End Community Center. Sandbox offers a fine teaching staff, small classes and a caring environment. We offer our three-year old program two, three and five days a week. Our four-year old program runs five days a week. We are currently accepting applications. Call 431-3510 or WECC at 431-6770

CITY OF LONG BEACH CHILD CARE AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER The MLK Center is located at 615 Riverside Boulevard. The Child Care Program offers Infant/Toddler care, early morning and after school care, and holiday care. Meals are provided free to all participants. Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Please call 431-1035 for additional information.

LICENSED SUMMER CARE PROGRAM The City of Long Beach offers two Summer Camp programs: West and Lido Camps for Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd grade and up; Camp Adventure for the more experienced 6th - 8th grade campers. The 2012 camp season runs from June 25th - August 17th. Space is limited. Please call 431-3510 to reserve your spot.

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SANITATION AND RECYCLING HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE Household garbage (including metal items) is picked up on Mondays and Thursdays, for the East End; Tuesdays and Fridays for the West End. Household Hazardous Waste: household batteries should be brought to the Sanitation Department. Battery containers are no longer collected at the ďŹ re department. Drop off at Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) program. All of the household materials should be disposed of at the S.T.O.P. program. Call for locations 516-378-2200. Exceptions: when the city does not pick up the garbage due to a holiday, it will be picked up the next day unless otherwise noted in the Long Beach calendar. BULK GARBAGE Place bulk garbage, such as sofas, tables, mattresses, etc. curbside the same day as your regular trash. East End pickup is Thursdays, Fridays for the West End. Four items per pickup. Wood must not exceed 4 feet and must be tied in bundles weighing less than 40 lbs. The city will not pick up automotive or boat batteries, auto tires, nor any construction materials or debris. Please make certain that any home improvement contractor you hire agrees to dispose of debris.

SCRAP METAL AND APPLIANCES East End pickup Monday and Thursday. West End pickup Tuesday and Friday. Please place metal items curbside. No appointment necessary. Items include washers, dryers, stoves, bikes, refrigerators, metal pipes (not to exceed 4 feet). Remove doors from all appliances. RECYCLING Citywide recycling pickup is Wednesday. Do not recycle foam packaging. Exceptions: when the city does not pick up garbage due to a holiday, it will be carted away the next day. On these occasions, due to the volume of garbage expected, metal will not be picked up. Newspaper, junk mail and cardboard: These items must be placed in a red bin or tied with the string. Recycling bins: are available Monday through Friday on the third ďŹ&#x201A;oor City Hall in the tax department. The sanitation department recommends you buy two bins, one for paper and cardboard and one for cans and bottles. Brown paper bags, plastic grocery bags and cardboard boxes should not be used due to breakage. For further information call the Long Beach Sanitation Department 432-3132.

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Long Beach hosted the annual Spirit Rider 9/11 Memorial Brotherhood Walk and Regatta.


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Thousands turn out each summer to the Arts and Crafts festivals on the boardwalk.

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An estimated 6,000 participants and 15,000 spectators turned out for the 13th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Splash on Feb. 5, which raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Area of City - Five square miles.

churches and synagogues representing a dozen different faiths.

Population - The city’s year-round population is approximately 33,275; During the summer months, the population swells to 50,000.

Climate - In the summer, the island is consistently 12-13 degrees cooler than Manhattan and in the winter, it is usually about 10 degrees warmer than the Big Apple.

Government - Five-member City Council; the appointed City Manager is the chief administrator; the barrier island is also part of Nassau County, which is governed by a 19-member elected legislature and an elected County Executive; The city, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Lido Beach are in Legislative District Four. The unincorporated areas of the island are under the jurisdiction of Hempstead Town, which is governed by an elected council and a supervisor.

Elevation - Sea level

Beach - Long Beach boasts five miles of the finest, cleanest sand and safest bathing in the northeast. There is a fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day (see fee schedule on page 38). There are also town and county beach parks in Lido Beach and Point Lookout. Admission is free, but there is a per-car parking charge. The beach park in East Atlantic Beach is for residents only.

Hospital - Long Beach Medical Center is a comprehensive facility offering emergency services with a stroke center designation, acute inpatient hospital care, a certified home health care agency and renowned rehabilitation and behavorial health services. It also maintains a top-notch nursing home.

Boardwalk - There’s a 2.1-mile boardwalk along the ocean that is well-lit in the evening and regularly patrolled by the Long Beach Police Department. There is also a promenade on the bay near the Recreation Center. Houses of Worship - Long Beach is home to nearly two dozen

Police/Fire Protection - The Long Beach Fire Department has three stations. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department is primarily responsible for the eastern portion of the barrier island. The city is protected by its own police force, assisted at times by the Nassau County Police Department, which patrols and protects East Atlantic Beach, Lido and Point Lookout.

Utilities - The city is served by the Long Island Power Authority, Cablevision and Verizon. Transportation - Twenty minutes from JFK International Airport, Long Beach has a Long Island Rail Road station, maintains its own local bus service and is also on the county MSBA line. There are taxis whose in-city rates are regulated by the city council.


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Dave Juan, co-owner of UnSound Surf in Long Beach, with his son Brody, 2, before participating in a paddle out in remembrance of 9/11, part of a beach mass and ecumenical service at National Boulevard Beach.

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS REGIONAL OFFICIALS County Executive Edward P. Mangano (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 571-3131 District Attorney Kathleen Rice (D) 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 571-3800 County Comptroller George Maragos (R) 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 571-2386 County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 571-2664 County Assessor James E. Davis 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 571-1500 Legislator - 4th District Denise Ford (R) 1 West Street, Mineola, NY 11501 571- 6204 Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224 (518) 474-8390 Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli (D) 110 State Street, Albany, N.Y. 12236 (518) 474-4044 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) 120 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10271-0332 (212) 416-8000 State Senator - 9th District Dean G. Skelos (R) 55 Front Street, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570 (516) 766-8383 State Assemblyman - 20th District Harvey Weisenberg (D) 20 West Park Ave., Long Beach, NY 11561 (516) 431-0500

FEDERAL OFFICIALS President of the United States Barack Obama (D) 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500 (202) 456-1414 president@whitehouse.gov Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D) 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20510 vice.president@whitehouse.gov UNITED STATES SENATORS Charles E. Schumer (D) 757 3rd Avenue, Suite 1702, New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 or United States Senate 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6542 Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) 780 3rd Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 688-6262 or United State Senate 476 Russell Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4451 United States Representatives Peter King (R) - Third District 1003 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park, N.Y. 11762 (516) 541-4225 or Office Building 436 Cannon House, Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-7896 Carolyn McCarthy (D) - Fourth District 300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 200, Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-3008 or Office Building 106 Cannon House, Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516

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NASSAU COUNTY Long Beach became a city in 1922, but it is also a part of Nassau County and certain county services and facilities are available to Long Beach residents. In fact, barrier island residents who live outside the city limits — in East Atlantic Beach to the west and Lido Beach and Point Lookout to the east — depend on them. Nassau is governed by an elected Legislature that was formed in January 1996. It replaced the Board of Supervisors, which was ruled unconstitutional because of its weighted voting system. The Legislature’s 19 districts enable constituents to have greater access to their elected representatives. It includes an independent budget director who advises the Legislature on spending and revenue matters. The legislature also enables residents to submit petitions for proposed new laws that legislators are obligated to consider. The legislators serve two-year terms. The Fourth District includes the City of Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach and Point Lookout. The county executive — currently Edward Mangano — serves a four-year term and is the chief administrator.

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TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD The Town of Hempstead is the largest township in the United States with over 142 square miles, a population of approximately 725,000, 34 unincorporated areas, 22 incorporated villages, over 65 parks and marinas and 2,500 miles of city, county and state roads. In 1643, two Englishmen, John Carman and the Reverend Robert Fordham, traveled from Connecticut across the Long Island Sound to Long Island. They represented a group of settlers who wished to purchase from the Indians (the Reuckowacky, the Merockes, the Matinecock, and the Massapequas), the current Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. In 1644, the Town of Hempstead was founded when a patent was obtained from William Kieft, the Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam. The name Hempstead seems to derive from Hemel-Hempstead in Great Britain, which means town spot. Hempstead grew steadily in the 1800s and by 1855 it was the most populous town in Queens County with just under 10,500 people. The town, along with the rest of Long Island, supplied the greater metropolitan area with a multitude of farm products and provided abundant recreational opportunities including seashore resorts, fox hunting, polo and horse racing. The population peaked at just over 800,000 in 1970, and is now levelled at approximately 725,000. Today, on the Long Beach barrier island, the Town of Hempstead encompasses Point Lookout and Lido Beach to the east and East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach to the west. The Town maintains two marinas in Point Lookout as well as several beach parks. Hempstead Town has seven elected board members. The Supervisor, Kate Murray, serves a two-year term. The six council members serve four years each.

NUMBERS TO KNOW Animal Shelter and Control Building Department Conservation and Waterways Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Sanitation Department of Water Help Line Town Attorney Zoning Board of Appeals Crisis counseling Domestic Violence hot line HUD hot line

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Owen Wright won the $300,000 top prize in the Quiksilver Pro New York, while Kelly Slater took home $100,000 in September. Surfers competed for an unprecedented $1 million prize purse.

Kate Murray Town of Hempstead Supervisor

Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Receiver of Taxes

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stablished in 1976, the Long Beach Humane Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The LBHS exists solely to champion the ethical and humane treatment of the most unfortunate and neglected animals that are rescued.

The group has been able to survive and continue its 33-year mission only through the generous public contributions that help fund and support its life-saving work. The humane society, which is a separate and independent entity from the Long Beach Animal Shelter, formed a rescue and adoption center, nicknamed "Kitty Cove" in May 2005. Kitty Cove is open to the public 7 days a week and located within the Pet Supplies Plus at 3644 Long Beach Road in Oceanside. With the help of the public, they were able to find homes for more than 500 cats in 2008, nearly a 17 percent

increase over the prior year. In addition to managing its Kitty Cove adoption center and cat/kitten foster care program, the Humane Society provides referrals for people inquiring about trap, neuter and return (TNR), low cost spay/neuter options, where to report animal cruelty and abuse and how to help control the feral cat population plaguing Nassau County. In recent years, the society has worked in conjunction with charities such as Maddie’s Fund Pet Rescue Project, Purina Pet for Seniors, as well as North Shore Animal League. Each month, North Shore Animal League brings its mobile van to the Kitty Cove adoption center to help puppies find a loving home in the community. For more information about volunteer, donation and sponsorship opporunities, or if you are looking to give an animal a home, call (516) 594-1721, visit lbhsny.petfinder.com, or email adoptionslbhs@att.net

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escue Ink Inc. — the non-profit animal rescue organization best known for its reality series on the National Geographic Channel, “Rescue Ink: Unleashed” — took over the city’s long-vacant Long Beach Animal Shelter last year. The members of Rescue Ink — a tough, tattooed bunch who, in addition to the series “Rescue Ink: Unleashed,” were featured in a self-titled book in 2009 — founded the group six years ago. Its volunteers include police officers, former military personnel and private investigators that look into cases of animal abuse in the tri-state area and around the world. The facility is described as “a safe haven for all the animals.” The City Council unanimously approved a one-year contract with Rescue Ink to launch a pilot program, aimed at reopening the local shelter, at 770 Park Place, to treat lost, stray or abused animals found by the city’s animal control

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officers and resident volunteers. Rescue Ink works closely with the Long Beach Police Department, the ASPCA and animal control officers, among others, conducts home checks when animals are adopted and investigates tips about abused animals. For information about the organization, volunteering or making a donation, visit www.rescueink. org, call (5160 665-9050 or email

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Architects Benjamin Rutella Architects Benjamin Rutella, R.A., AIA 237 East Broadway (516) 431-7757 benjaminrutella.com

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West End Automotive Phil Rivera 927 West Beech Street (516) 432-7383/432-4400

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West Park Avenue Service Center Spiro Triantafilis 390 West Park Avenue (516) 432-6581 Bagel Shops Beach Bagel & Deli Sam Retjig 1090 West Beech Street (516) 431-7406 Long Beach Bagel Café Rob Anzalone 757 East Park Avenue (516) 432-2582 Max Bialystok & Company Carrie Bleck 159 East Park Avenue (516) 432-5300 Banks Capital One Bank Justin Teisch, Branch Manager 11 East Park Avenue (516) 431-5390 capitalonebank.com Chase Bank Melinda DiPietro 220 E. Park Avenue (516) 432-9195 chase.com

Emigrant Savings Bank Adam Rothstein, VP, Mgr 280 East Park Avenue (516) 897-5700 emigrant.com Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union Regina Esernio 2995 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 240-1248 nassaufinancial.org TD Bank Liz LeSeur. VP Long Beach Store Manager 550 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 889-1119 tdbank.com Beauty Salons & Spas 5 Star Salon Wendy Grant 647 E. Park Avenue (516) 442-1216 Continued on next page


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Aura at the Beach Salon & Spa Christopher Guardino 28 A West Park Ave. (516) 431-1555 Jorge & Ida Hair Designs Jorge Mendez 174 West Park Avenue (516) 889-8354 Paulina's Hair Salon Paulina Diaz 118 East Park Avenue (516) 665-3476 Beer & Ale (Retail) Monarch Beverage Michael Lisi 505 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 432-6767 Bicycles Local Cycles Nick Lalli 307 West Park Avenue (516) 390-7085 localcyclesinc.com Blinds Budget Blinds of Nassau Dave Driscoll 122 Guenther Avenue Valley Stream, NY 11580 (516) 825-3135 budgetblinds.com/nassauny Business Management Barrier Beach Management Jamie Shaw 58 W. Park Ave. 2nd Fl. (516) 705-4300 Camps/Schools Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC Paula Wall 310 National Blvd. (516) 431-2929 friedbergjcc.org/longbeach Car Rental Royal Rent A Car Matt Puma 4000 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-9600 royalrentacarnow.com Car Wash/Lube Island Park Car Wash/ Island Park Lube Les Jacobs Stephen Siskind 4576 Austin Boulevard Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-2555 Carpet Cleaners Z-Best Maintenance Co. Inc. Michael Hills 105 Windsor Parkway Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 766-1492 zbestcleaning.com

Caterers Jem Caterers@ Sands in Atlantic Beach Richie Lang Bob Leimsider 1395 Beech Street Atlantic Beach, NY 11561 (516) 371-4000 thesandsatlanticbeach.com Chiropractors East Park Chiropractic Dr. Jo Eisman, DC Dr. Ira Grushack, DC 714 East Park Avenue (516) 431-7972 eastparkchiro.com Thrive Integrated Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Dr. Sean Pastuch 901 W. Beech Street (516) 432-2100 thrivelongbeach.com Computer Companies Networks by Design Steven Slatkin 10 West Broadway #11E (516) 889-0777 networks-by-design.com Computer Technology Assistance Islandwide Technology Computer Service, Inc. Paul Mistretta 248 W. Park Avenue (516) 442-3950 islandwidetechnology.com Contractors Pat Gordon Contracting Pat Gordon 145 West Broadway (516) 889-6962 patgordoncontracting.com Credit Card Processor Planet Payment Phil Beck Duncan Fraser 670 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 670-3200 planetpayment.com Dance Studios Dance Loft Willa Damien 160 West Park Avenue (516) 889-7837 danceloftlb.com Hagen School of Irish Dance Jean Hagen Duffy 163 East Park Avenue (516) 897-7260 Delis/Catering Lido Kosher Deli Wally Goetz 641 East Park Avenue (516) 431-4411 lidokosherdeli.com

Dentists Dr. Glen's Happy Teeth Dr. Glen Shanock 120 West Park Avenue (516) 431-5855 happyteethonline.com

Dry Cleaners Laurel Tailors & Dry Cleaners, Inc. Allen & Lisa Schwartz 285 West Park Avenue (516) 431-6863

KoKo Fit Club Tom Cantone 34 East Park Avenue (516) 312-6106 longbeach.kokofitclub.com

Dr. Henry Korn 409 Lindell Boulevard (516) 431-2503 Laleh Tavabi Dentistry PLLC 324 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2837 tavabidds.com

Electricians All Good Electric Corp. Paul Leone 57 Vermont Street (516) 431-8585 allgoodelectric.net

Long Beach Fitness Juan Rolon 48 East Park Avenue (516) 208-6090 kettlejuan.com

Rocco J. Morelli, DDS 326 West Park Avenue (516) 431-5631 Sanford J. Kowan, DDS 622 East Park Avenue (516) 432-5195 Stephen P. Celella, DDS 713 West Park Avenue (516) 431-8055 emergencynydentist.com Desserts/Candy and Ice Cream Gourmet Nuts 'N' Sweets Ghanor Persad 874 W. Beech Street (516) 442-1185 gourmetnutsnsweets.com Popztarz Aline Strobl Henry Alletto 768 W. Beech Street (516) 442-2688 Red Mango Long Beach Scott Buda 32 E. Park Avenue (516) 442-7801 redmangousa.com Tutti Frutti Patricia Berkowitz 28 W. Park Avenue (516) 376-1635 Dietitian/Nutrition Eating Solutions, Inc. Laura Glenz, RD, CDN 535A West Broadway (516) 432-3119 eatingsolutionsinc.com Diner - Luncheonette Laurel Luncheonette & Restaurant Peter Loucas 300 West Park Avenue (516) 432-7728 laureldiner.com The Long Beach Diner Nick Mastorakos 284 W. Park Avenue (516) 670-9100

E.H. Haines Electric Corp. Richard Haines P.O. Box 929 (516) 432-4114 ehhaineselectric.com

Pilates for Every Body Patty Maraldo 342 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 992-0229 pattymaraldo.com

Embroidery-Custom Screen Printing The World of E. Van Creations Chris Bergoffen 54 S. Long Beach Road Rockville, Center 11570 (516) 897-2950 evancreations.com

Studio 5 Yoga and Pilates Paige Bertuglia 5 Lido Blvd. Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 208-5905 studio5yogaandpilates.com

Embroidery-Silk Screen, Trophies All Seasons Sporting Goods, Inc. Jeanne Radin-Forkin 74 West Park Avenue (516) 432-0222 Entertainment Broadcast Half Time Howie Broadcasting Half Time Howie Show (516) 445-9324 Fire & Water Prop Restoration Great American Restoration Services Inc. Sam Pinto/David Pinto 2623 N. Jerusalem Road East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 783-5053 damagerelief.com Servpro of Long Beach/ Oceanside William Lieblein 3540 Lawson Blvd. Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 536-1801 servprolongbeachoceanside. com Fire Protection Services Fire Command Co., Inc. Michael J. Kerr 475 Long Beach Blvd. PO Box 337 (516) 889-1111 firecommandco.com Fitness/Health Clubs Crossfit King of the Beach Dr. Sean Pastuch 901 W. Beech Street (516) 432-2100 thrivelongbeach.com

Synergy Fitness Club of Long Beach Patrick Hegarty 226 West Park Ave. (516) 432-6300 lifitness.com The Bridge Club Ethan Eneman 780 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 897-9000 bridgefitness.com Florists Doris the Florist Doris Gralitzer 233 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 897-2460 doristhefloristt.com Long Beach Florist Patrick O'Neill 955 West Beech Street (516) 432-1021 longbeachflorist.net Food & Janitorial Supplies J & F Supply of L.I. Michele Cohen P. O. Box 881 (631) 920-5883 Funeral Homes Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home Inc. Christopher T. Jordan 302 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-2900 jordanfh.com Continued on next page


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Glass/ Mirrors Surf Glass Co. Harold Michelman 457 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 431-5220 Go Green Projects The Green Project of L.I. Joe Sinnona 51 Oswego Avenue E. Atlantic Beach, NY 11561 (516) 897-2700 thegreenprojectoflongisland. org Hardware F. M. O'Rourke, Inc. Frank O'Rourke 917 West Beech Street (516) 432-6161 Health Care Facility Beach Terrace Care Center Martin Zwick 640 West Broadway (516) 889-1100 beach-terrace.com Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Hoishe Heller 645 West Broadway (516) 889-1100 grandellrehab.com Park Avenue Extended Care Facility Theresa Pocchia 425 National Blvd. (516) 431-2600 Home Care Comfort Keepers of Oceanside, NY Judy Geier 3355 Lawson Blvd Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 442-2300 comfortkeepers.com/office-786/oceanside-new-york Hospitals Long Beach Medical Center Douglas Melzer, CEO 455 East Bay Drive (516) 897-1000 lbmc.org Hotels/Motels Allegria Hotel & Spa Allen Rosenberg 80 West Broadway (516) 889-1300 allegriahotel.com Best Western Mill River Manor Lisa Zavala Donna Carallo 173 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (516) 678-1300 bestwestern.com/ millrivermanor

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Chamber vice presidents Bob MacDonald and Paul Leone, left, President Michael Kerr, Exec. Director Warren Vegh; Howie Appel, host of the “Halftime Howie” radio show on WGBB-1240 AM; Larry Elovich, Chairman of the Board, and Exec. Vice President Mark Tannenbaum. Insurance Agencies DMI - Denis A. Miller Ins. Denis A. Miller 60 West Park Avenue (516) 432-9245 floodagent.com

Edward Jones Debbie Bernstein, CFP, ChFC, AAMS 350 National Blvd, #2D (516) 897-1947

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Edward Jones Sarah Jones/Barbara Mosca 242 West Park Avenue (516) 889-4623

Lancer Management Company Gail W. Reilly 370 West Park Avenue (516) 431-4441 lancer-ins.com Mackoul & Associates Robert Mackoul 25 Nassau Lane Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-9100 mackoul.com Meyerson-Roth & Company Brian Bergman 30B West Park Avenue (516) 432-5800 Y. A. Tittle Insurance Services Steven L. Diamond 28 East Park Avenue (516) 214-8618 Int'l Credit Card Processor Planet Payment Phil Beck Duncan Fraser 670 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 670-3200 planetpayment.com Investments & Financial Advisors Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Edward P.Reilly, CRPC, CMFC, AAMS 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. # 903 Mitchell Field, NY 11553 (516) 479-5837 ameripriseadvisors.com/ edward.p.reilly

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Long Beach Plaza Liquor Charles Klein 45 Long Beach Plaza (516) 432-5500 Lumber Centre Millwork, Inc. Chris Esposito 669 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 432-6566 centremillwork.com Whitbread's Sons Lumber Co. of Long Beach, Inc. Joan Whitbread Billy Whitbread 600 Magnolia Blvd (516) 432-1900 Monuments/Memorials Sprung Monuments Harvey Consor 1060 Farmingdale Road North Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (631) 957-0700 sprungmonuments.com Mortgages Discount Home Mortgage Corp Steve Michaels Cheryl Rosenthal 1 Cross Island Plaza Rosedale, NY 11422 (718) 528-0645 closer826@aol.com Newspapers Long Beach Herald Richner Communications 2 Endo Blvd Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 569-4000 liherald.com Long Beach Tribune Frank P. Naudus 4 California Place North Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-5628 litribune.com Newday, Inc. Martin Goldenberg 143 Pacific Blvd (631) 843-2303 (516) 382-0409 newsday.com

Organizations CSEA of Long Beach John R. Mooney, President P.O. Box 598 (516) 647-2722 Long Beach Reach, Inc. Joseph Smith, Ph.D. 2-12 West Park Avenue (516) 889-2332 longbeachreach.com P.B.A. of Long Beach Stefan Chernaski P.O. Box 754 (516) 431-1800 longbeachpba.com Painters CertaPro Painters Bill Pepino 218 E. Park Avenue (516) 345-3950 rockville-centre.certapro.com Pharmacies Bi-Wise Drugs Mitchell Matza 26 West Park Avenue (516) 432-7131 Kings Pharmacy Lucy Kong 639 East Park Avenue (516) 431-6633 Physician - Cardiology Weitzman & Chesner Leo B Weitzman, MD Michael Chesner, MD 325 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2004 Physician - Dermatology Island Dermatology, PC Ronald H. Falcon, MD 604 East Park Avenue (516) 432-0011 islandderm.com Physician - ENT Long Island ENT Associates Konstantin Tarashansky 309 West Park Avenue (516) 889-7733 longislandent.com Physician- General Long Beach Multi Medicine Dr. Beth Massey 126 E. Park Avenue (516) 442-3980 Continued on next page


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Dr. Lowell B. Taubman 206 Riverside Blvd (516) 432-5670 Physician- Internal Medicine Beach Internal Medicine Richard E. Goodman. MD 340 West Park Avenue (516) 431-5064 Long Beach Rheumatology Sanddep Gupta MD 759 Lincoln Blvd. (516) 897-3885 thearthritisdoctor.com Physician Ophthalmologist Richard Storm, MD, PC Richard Storm, MD 303 East Park Avenue (516) 431-2020 Physician - Orthopedic Jay W. Eneman, MD, PC 780 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 897-9000 Physician- Pediatric Matthew S. Cohen, MD, FAAP Matthew S. Cohen, MD, PC 272 West Park Avenue (516) 543-5000 matthewcohenmd.com Physician - Podiatry Bob S. Biller, DPM 756 East Park Avenue (516) 432-7470 Physician - Radiology Island Wide Medical Imaging Dr. Alan B. Greenfield 210 West Park Avenue (516) 431-4800 Physician - Surgeon Joel Benowitz, MD 206 West Park Avenue (516) 889-9100 benowitzmd.com Physical Therapy & Aquatics Metro Physical Therapy & Aquatics Jay Scheurer 309 W. Park Avenue (516) 568-7858 Plumbing & Heating Charles A. McAvoy, Inc. Kevin McAvoy Charles P. McAvoy 301 West Park Avenue (516) 431-1569 mcavoyplumbing.com Highland Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Thomas Gillan 451 Long Beach Blvd. (516) 431-0303

John D. MacDonald Plumbing & Heating John MacDonald 77 Lido Blvd. Point Lookout, NY 11569 (516) 432-0246 johndmacdonaldplumbing.com Turnabout Plumbing & Heating Joseph Armellino 74 North Prospect Avenue Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 887-4411 William Snow & Sons Plumbing & Heating William/Peter/Paul Snow 733 E. Pine Street (516) 431-5775 Pool Hall/Billiards The Hub Billiard Club Brad Turner 4060 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 442-1599 thehubbc.com Pool Services W & L Pool Service, Inc. Warren E. Vegh 182 School Lane Lido Beach, NY 11561 (516) 431-7797 wandlpools.com Printing B & H Printing Harry Newcomb 4410 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 889-1636 F&B Printers and Corp. Frank J. Naudus 4 California Place North Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-5628 IDC Printing & Stationery Co., Inc. Tony Trani Glenn Pollack 536 Merrick Road Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 599-0400 officesupplieslongisland.com Minuteman Press of Island Park Brian Croutier 4337 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 432-0227 islandpark.minutemanpress. com The Ocean Press Paul Green 933 West Beech Street (516) 432-3127

Promotional Prod. Distributor Zeblue Promotions, Inc. Linda McGuiness 30 Jericho Turnpike #300 Commack, NY 11725 (800) 842-3000 x 503 zebluepromo.com Real Estate All Star Real Estate Brokers Camille Giardina Juan Jara 2901 Long Beach Road Oceanside, NY 11572 (516) 766-8200 allstarrealestatebrokers.com Beach to Bay Realty, Inc. Ramona Debenedetto 120 W. Park Avenue (516) 983-0935 beachtobayrealestate.com Century 21 American Homes Dan Ryan 28 East Park Avenue (516) 665-2000 c21amhomes.com Coldwell Banker Beach West Realty Mary Peri Anthony Chiaravalloti 880 West Beech Street (516) 889-7500 beachwestrealty.com Coldwell Banker Beach West Realty Mary Peri Anthony Chiaravalloti 152 East Park Avenue 432-7900 beachwestrealty.com Diamond Realty Nevin Diamond 28 East Park Avenue (516) 432-2000 buyinlongbeach.com Paul Gold Real Estate Paul & Miriam Gold 1051 West Beech Street (516) 432-0110 paulgoldrealestate.com Petrey A. B. Real Estate Vicky Green Jennifer Bartko 2041 Park Street Atlantic Beach, NY 11508 (516) 371-3339 petreyrealestate.com Petrey East Real Estate Vicky Green Jennifer Bartko 254 East Park Avenue (516) 889-9700 petreyrealestate.com

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Prudential Douglas Elliman Realty Fran Adelson 30A West Park Avenue (516) 987-8649 longbeachnyrealestate.com

Restaurants A Whales Tale Gregg LaPenna 916 West Beech Street (516) 432-9587 awhalestale.com

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Paddy McGees Fish House & Bar Dylan Vitale 6 Waterview Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 431-8700

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Pita Grill Samuel Levin 10 West Park Avenue (516) 543-4242 pitagrillny.com Pop's Seafood Shack & Grill George Voutsinas 15 Railroad Place Island Park, NY 11556 (516) 432-7677 popsseafoodshack.com Serata South Long Beach Anthony Brew 777 West Beech Street (516) 670-8300 serata160.com Sugo's Allan Adams 62 W. Park Avenue (516) 431-7846 sugocafe.com SwingBellys BBQ Inc. Michael Bonino 909 West Beech Street (516) 431-3464 swingbellysbbq.com

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Solar Power EmPower Solar Gregory Sachs David Schieren 221 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558 (516) 837-3459 empower-solar.com Surfing Equipment & Supplies Skudin Surf Cliff Skudin 218 E. Park Avenue # 552 (516) 318-3993 skudinsurf.com Unsound Surf Dave Juan Mike Nelson 359 East Park Avenue (516) 889-1112 unsoundsurf.com Surfing Lessons/School Surf2Live, Inc. Elliott Zuckerman 830 East Chester Street (347) 231-6866 surf2live.com Temples Temple Emanu-el of Long Beach Neil Vogel Susan Hirschbein 455 Neptune Blvd. (516) 431-4060 temple-emanu-el.org Veterinary All Creatures Veterinary Hospital Dr. Lewis Gelfand 733 West Park Avenue (516) 432-2946 allcreaturesvetservices.com

Website Internet Development Webair Internet Development Inc. Michael Orza 501 Franklin Avenue Ste 200 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 938-4100 webair.com Wellness & Health Isagenix International Sally Tilles 59 Roosevelt Blvd. Apt. 24 (516) 608-9828 sally67.isagenix.com Long Beach Wellness Mr. Ralph Anselmo 240 West Park Avenue (516) 431-9355 lbwellness.com Yoga Bikram Yoga-Long Beach Anne Hayes Colleen O'Rourke 120 East Park Avenue (516) 442-3261 bikramyogalbny.com Yoga Long Beach Hana Anat Hershko 54 West Park Avenue (2nd Floor) (516) 889-0808 yogalongbeach.com The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce 350 National Blvd. (516) 432-6000 www.thelongbeach chamber.com

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