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Back-to-school sales get high marks

Retailers encouraged by consumer demand BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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s some of the country’s largest retail chains rode the back-toschool rush to strong August gains, several area businesses also reported double-digit sales increases going into Labor Day weekend. The encouraging August retail sales data, which were released by more than a dozen national chains Aug. 30, followed a report by the U.S. Commerce Department that consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in July, representing the first monthly increase since April.

Steve Rotker, owner of Family Discount Center & Ace Hardware at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center in Rye Brook, said consumers have shown a willingness to open their wallets and pocketbooks for additional items they may not have bought in the past two years. “We had an extremely strong August,” said Rotker, adding that back-to-school sales – for which he said his store competes with the likes of Staples and Target – are up “a good couple of handfuls.” “I think people are back in the mode of spending,” he said. “They’re spending maybe where they hadn’t in the past couple of years.” Rotker attributed some of his store’s sucBack-to-school sales, page 6

Cortlandt deal could have Walmart link

‘Sleeping giant’ stirs • 2 A Main Street pharmacy in Peekskill shows a renovated facade funded by state grants.

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BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

A shopping center owner and redeveloper in White Plains has acquired a property eyed as the potential site of a Walmart Supercenter in the town of Cortlandt at a price more than double that paid by its previous owner four years ago. Acadia Realty Trust last month closed on its $11 million purchase of 3144 E. Main St., a 36-acre property across state Route 6 from Acadia’s Cortlandt Town Center shopping mall. Walmart leases a 144,000-square-foot

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store in the 750,000-square-foot mall. The seller, Westrock Development L.L.C. in Yonkers, in 2008 paid $5.4 million for the East Main Street property, where it planned to build Cortlandt Crossing, a mixed-use development with 90,000 square feet of retail and bank space and a 10-lot housing subdivision. The project did not progress in the economic downturn that halted development plans throughout the county. In March, Westrock and Walmart representatives reportedly surprised Cortlandt town officials when they informally revealed Cortlandt deal, page 6

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A changing Peekskill draws new investment

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ohn Sharp and his business partners recently opened their second bar and restaurant in downtown Peekskill in the last three years. Another restaurant or retail store opening is not unusual in this postindustrial city in northern Westchester, where a public marriage of arts and commerce seems to work even in the long economic downturn. “Various entrepreneurs have been coming in and making investments,” said James Slaughter, the city’s economic development director. “People are genuinely excited about Peekskill and think it’s well worth the investment.” At 911 South St., Gleason’s, the partners’ new food and beverage venture, is “sort of” named after comedian and actor Jackie Gleason, said Sharp, one of a growing number of New York City exiles who live and work in and around Peekskill. Gleason, a former Peekskill resident, might have patronized the South Street bar in its past incarnation as Miller’s. He and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath – a known habitué of Miller’s during New York Jets training camps – were too early, though, for the flatbread pizzas and craft beers introduced by the tavern’s new owners. “There’s a lot going on,” Sharp said of his adopted city. “A lot of people moving in, a lot of businesses opening.” He and his partners two and a half years ago opened Birdsall House, a popular bar and restaurant at 970 Main St. that features American craft beers and regional farm-to-table food. “For a long time we were the babies in town, but we’re not the babies anymore,” he said. Sharp, who with his partners also owns a popular Greenwich Village ale house, moved to the Peekskill area nine years ago from Queens. More recently he has seen persons in their twenties, thirties and forties moving up from the city. City and business leaders want to attract those residents with more downtown housing to create stronger consumer demand there, where upper floors of commercial buildings continue to be developed as live-

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Restaurant partners Tim Reinke, left, and John Sharp outside their newly opened tavern in Peekskill.

work artist lofts more than 20 years after that revitalization effort began. “It’s sort of become a destination town for food and beer,” said Tim Reinke, a partner in Birdsall House and Gleason’s. “A few years ago, you’d have to drive down to White Plains to bar-hop. I think you can do that now in Peekskill.” “It used to be you always had to drive down-county for fine food,” Sharp said. “We’re bringing traffic in the opposite direction.” “Part of Peekskill’s turnaround,” said Slaughter, “has been (due to) various entertainment venues that have opened up and have been springboards for others who want to come in.” Prominent among those venues is the Paramount Center for the Arts on Brown Street, a short walk from the restaurants, bars and cafes that line Division Street and Main Street. “Peekskill has actually come through the recession very well,” said Slaughter. “A lot of these new restaurants have started to happen since the downturn.” Slaughter and other city officials are newly guided this year by a downtown retail recruitment report and leasing strategy completed by two consulting firms. They found

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that Peekskill needs to attract even more dining establishments and entertainment and nightlife offerings. “While Peekskill is a growing destination for regional arts and entertainment offerings, our findings suggest that the city often fails to fulfill its brand promise,” the consultants said. “Beginning with visitors’ experience parking their cars, followed by the quality and timeliness of their dining experience (including their ability to get to their show on time), coupled with the lack of interesting retail offerings both before and after the show, all reflect specific opportunities to improve the downtown visitor experience.” The consultants recommended the city recruit businesses for which there is pent-up demand, including restaurants, arts-related retail, furniture, specialty retail and specialty foods, followed later by specialty apparel stores and boutiques. The report said the city should strategically recruit businesses to build “walkable” retail nodes in the vicinity of downtown’s existing anchors. An evening node should focus on retailers that complement the growing arts, entertainment and cultural activities in the vicinity of the Paramount Center and Division Street, while a daytime retail node

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would cater to employees and visitors to City Hall, Westchester Community College and other downtown office buildings. Consultants concluded that Peekskill “is in a strong position to build on its strengths as a walkable, pedestrian-friendly downtown with a strong cultural brand attached. Yet there is significant work to be done to ensure that a visitor’s experience shopping, dining and visiting cultural destinations within Peekskill is the best that it can possibly be.” In the future, “If you walk through Peekskill, it’s going to be the renaissance of Cape May, New Jersey,” the oceanside resort community noted for its 19th-century architecture, said real estate investor Gabriel Arango. “Everybody is working together to make Peekskill better.” Arango, a Realtor and owner of Gabmar Realty Corp. in White Plains, knows both the old city and the new Peekskill to which, he said, New York City residents and returning elderly on fixed, limited incomes are drawn. In 1981, he paid $12,000 for 992 Main St., a 19th-century commercial building for which he is seeking city approvals to renovate as an upscale wine and tapas restaurant. Thirty years later, Arango in 2011 paid $450,000 for 900 Main St., a vacant, architecturally distinctive 19th-century building that he plans to reopen with a retail tenant on the first floor and a mom-and-pop food market on the second floor. On the third floor, the building’s Dramatic Hall, which dates to 1838, will be restored to use as a theater, he said. “You buy a property anywhere else maybe 45 to 50 percent more than you buy in Peekskill,” said Arango “Opportunities are there.” Among Westchester County’s aged cities, “The most aggressively wealthy for the next 10 years will be Peekskill,” the investor predicted. “Because the environment for business is growing every day. Everybody is cooperating, city and industry, to put together the idea and let it flourish.” “It’s changing like every day,” Sharp said of the adopted city in which he and his partners have invested. “It’s a sleeping giant,” Arango said.

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Sy Schulman remembered as a ‘visionary’

BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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hose who worked with Sy J. Schulman during his time in city, county and state politics didn’t always agree with

him. But most, if not all, agreed that Schulman would fight tooth and nail to defend the best interests of his clients – the people of Westchester County – in a manner rarely exhibited in politics today. Westchester lost one of its great architects and visionaries Sept. 1 when Schulman died in his White Plains home at age 86. He had pancreatic cancer. Schulman is survived by Rosalind Jordan Schulman, his wife of 64 years, his sons Ethan and Dan Schulman, and granddaughters Markita and Juliet. A service was held Sept. 3 at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains, where he and his wife were members. With a career in politics and business spanning more than four decades, Schulman departed from the political scene in 1997 after a four-year term as White Plains mayor, where he spearheaded the creation of White Plains Vision, a program that led to the large-scale redevelopment of the city’s downtown area, appearance and infrastructure.

While he may no longer be a household name, Schulman’s contemporaries say he left his mark on much of what makes up modern-day Westchester, from its center and the county seat of White Plains to its parkland and parkways. “He was quite a guy – politically and intellectually – a real gentlemen,” said former Westchester County Executive Andrew P. O’Rourke, who was in office from 1983 to 1998. “He was a great wit, but that never took away from his determination to do what was right.” O’Rourke said he and Schulman would, from time to time, grab a bite to eat and “we would really let our hair down and I would tell him the problems I was having with the GOP and he would tell me what the Democrats were trying to do to him.” “He understood that a lot was accomplished through understanding each other’s position and also understanding that compromise made the world go round,” O’Rourke said. “We never took a position that was harmful to the people. Maybe our parties didn’t care for what we did but we slept better.”

Born in Brooklyn in 1926, Schulman enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Stuyvesant High School, serving from 1944 to 1946. After leaving the Navy, Schulman enrolled at Cooper Union School of Engineering, where he received a master’s degree in civil engineering, and in 1954 he received a master’s degree in planning from Columbia University. Schulman became Westchester County’s chief planner in 1955 after serving as an engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Phoenix and subsequently as an assistant in the New York City Department of Planning, and served as planning commissioner for the county from 1962 to 1968. During his time with the county, he was instrumental in a major expansion of the county’s park system and in the planning of some of the region’s most-traveled highways, including Interstates 287 and 684. Schulman in 1968 was named general manager of the newly formed State Park Commission for New York City by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. Two years later, he was asked to work with the Westchester branch of the state Urban Development Corporation – which today does business as Empire State Development Corp. – where he fought for the develop-

ment of low- and middle-income housing, particularly in nine northern Westchester communities. Alfred DelBello frequently came into contact with Schulman as mayor of Yonkers and later as Westchester County Executive from 1974 to 1982. DelBello said he opposed the plan to bring affordable housing developments to northern Westchester on the grounds that there weren’t enough transportation options available for low earners; however, he said he understood and appreciated the way Schulman fought for the plan. “I knew Sy Schulman my entire career,” DelBello said. “He was tenacious; more like a bulldog when expressing his views. He was never reticent.” Beginning in 1973, Schulman would serve as president of the Westchester County Association for nearly two decades. All the while, “it was advocacy, not adversarial,” DelBello said of Schulman’s approach. William M. Mooney, president of the WCA, described Schulman as “one of the best advocates I’ve ever known for Westchester business.” “He would never take no for an answer – in a positive way,” Mooney said. “He was such an unbelievably great advocate. And he Schulman, page 6

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Scoring Albany’s lawmakers BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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everal members of the Westchester delegation to the state Assembly and Senate have their work cut out for them, according to legislative scorecards recently issued by the Business Council of New York State and Rochester-based Unshackle Upstate. ball With all 212 seats in the state Legislature up for grabs in November, incumbents, candidates and business organizations have stepped up their activity with less than two months until Election Day. While the current government has represented a marked improvement over previous legislatures, passing on-time budgets in consecutive years, Business Council of Westchester Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President John Ravitz said there has not been enough action taken in the areas of mandate relief and fiscal reform. “We were obviously looking for a much stronger showing,” he said. The key issues for Westchester businesses “aren’t the sexy headline issues but they’re ones that have to be addressed in Albany to move economic development along,” Ravitz said. Ravitz said the state has not done enough to reduce the costs of Medicaid and of pension benefits that weigh down local governments. He said more action also is needed to streamline the state’s environmental review process for planned developments and that more could be done to encourage publicprivate partnerships on public works and infrastructure projects. Ravitz said a major focus of the Business Council has been to maintain open lines of communication with the county’s legislative delegation. The state government has taken positive steps over the past year and a half, Ravitz said, but he cautioned that much work remains in order for the state to continue to attract and retain businesses that “want to see that our house is in order.” In the Business Council of New York State scorecard, all six Democratic members of the state Assembly representing portions of Westchester received pro-jobs scores of 54 percent or below, while Republicans Robert Castelli and Steve Katz received scores of 62 percent and 75 percent, respectively. Of the five state Senators representing portions of Westchester, Republican Greg Ball received a score of 90 percent, while his

four Democratic colleagues received scores ranging from 56 percent to 70 percent. The BCNYS scores were based on legislators’ votes on items deemed by the group as being pro- or anti-growth. Legislation supported by BCNYS included bills to reduce state and local pension costs, control state spending while avoiding new taxes, reform labor laws that impose unneceskatz sary costs and restrictions on employers, and promote new jobs and investments in strategically important business sectors.

“The key issues for Westchester businesses “aren’t the sexy headline issues but they’re ones that have to be addressed in Albany to move economic development along.” ­— John Ravitz

BCNYS opposed bills it said sought to extend public-sector prevailing wages to private- sector projects, expand lawsuits against publicly traded companies, drive up group health coverage costs, erode workers’ compensation program reforms, and impose new environmental costs on power generation. Unshackle Upstate, which advocates for lower taxes and spending, pension reform and mandate relief, rated legislators on a scale of one to 100 based on the results of the two-year term. In the Assembly, Katz, whose district includes portions of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, received an 82, while Castelli received a 63. Sandra Galef, who represents portions of Westchester and Putnam, received a 53, making her the only Democratic Assembly member from Westchester to score above a 50. In the Senate, Ball, whose district includes parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, received a 73, while Democrats Jeffrey Klein and Suzi Oppenheimer received a 62 and a 53, respectively, and Democrats Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Andrea Stewart-Cousins both received a 43.


deals & deeds Mount Kisco showroom to open

A Spanish manufacturer and distributor of stone building and design products is opening a showroom and warehouse in Mount Kisco. Cosentino USA has leased 31,454 square feet of space at 333 N. Bedford Road, a 575,000-square-foot former grocery distribution facility owned by Diamond Properties. The space will contain a showroom and more than 27,000 square feet of product displays. The Mount Kisco center will distribute to stone fabricators, home improvement centers, kitchen and bath specialists and architects and designers. The tenant was represented by Howard E. Greenberg, president of Howard Properties Ltd. in White Plains. Broker Jonathan Marwell of the Princeton Realty Group in Mount Kisco also was involved in the deal. Cosentino USA is the largest distributor, fabricator and installer of stone surfacing and decorative products in North America. Its parent company, headquartered in Almeria, Spain, is the largest manufacturer of natural quartz surfaces in the world, operating six factories, 14 quarries and 17 fabricating factories. About half of its 2,100 employees work in Spain. The family-owned company, which sold more than $271 million of quartz surfaces and natural stone in the U.S. in

2011, predicts U.S. sales of more than $365 million in 2013. The company is opening 10 centers around the country, which will bring the total number of Cosentino centers in the U.S. to 22. Cosentino operates 72 centers worldwide.

Industrial, retail deals close

Corax Corp. in June sold a 42,000-squarefoot warehouse at 255-257 Lake Ave. in Yonkers for $1.7 million to 257 Lake Avenue L.L.C. Peter Cokin, executive vice president in the industrial division at NAI Friedland Realty Corp. in Yonkers, brokered the deal for the buyer. In Mount Vernon, Rugova Trading Corp., an import company, leased 12,610 square feet of industrial space at 524 S. Columbus Ave. from Sandford Columbus Associates Inc. Ross Schneiderman, senior executive vice president at Friedland Realty, represented the tenant. In Yonkers, Franchise Contractors L.L.C., a company that does franchise store build-outs, leased 2,895 square feet of retail space at 145 Saw Mill River Road. Steve Kornspun, executive vice president of Friedland Realty’s retail division, brokered the deal for landlord Lubin Flowers L.L.C. and the tenant. Kornspun also brokered a deal at the same Yonkers address for Ronjon Luxury Wheels Ltd., which leased 2,074 square feet of space. – John Golden

Chamber hosts tasty event

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The spotlight is about to be put on the restaurants, farms and wineries of the Warwick Valley. The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 19th annua l Taste of Warwick, designed to promote the sense of community in the Orange County region, will be held Sept. 18. Highlighting the abundance of culinary choices in the area, the evening will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery on Little York Road in Warwick. An elegant, candlelit night is planned, with guests sampling locally sourced foods and wines. Regional chefs will be taking advantage of local produce to create and promote their signature dishes. The chamber has announced that more than two dozen restaurants and related food

establishments are already signed up to participate, with a number of wineries and wine shops also set to offer tastings. The evening will also include live music by the E’lissa Jones Trio. Tickets, at $60 per person, must be bought in advance. They are on sale at the chamber site (warwickcc.org) or at its Caboose Office on South Street. For more details, call the chamber at (845) 986-2720. – Mary Shustack

Citrin Cooperman Corner How to Get Control of Your Company’s Costs BY GILBERT K. WATKINS, CPA CITRIN COOPERMAN Over the past three years, cost control was generally reduced to cost slashing. As the recession depleted revenue, businesses looked for ways to cut costs. In many situations this was required for any chance of survival. Now, as business is slowly returning, cost control remains critical. The objective of cost control is to keep costs and expenses at reasonable levels, and to constrain them from exceeding targeted amounts. There must be a balance when controlling costs so as not to reduce expenses to the point where there is a detriment to quality of service or the production process, or to the point of starving future growth without the appropriate investment. A key tool to controlling costs is effective management of the budget. While this may sound daunting, a budget can start simply and then be made more sophisticated as it is used and developed over time. Start by using historical information for the last five years. This should incorporate direct and overhead costs as well as investments in property and equipment. With the historical information as a reference, the next step is to anticipate the costs for the current year. Have some costs risen to the point where they need to be cut back? Is it time to increase investments in technology or another area that will aid the growth of the company? Are some costs out of line compared to current or anticipated revenue? In addition to your knowledge of your business, use industry benchmarks to ascertain that amounts and ratios are in line with your competitors. For example, architectural firms will generally spend between four and five percent of net revenue on technology. For any number of reasons, your firm may budget a different amount, but an industry standard will add an objective thought process as to why a greater or smaller amount of funds would be better spent for your business. Now that you have a budget, do not treat it as a static document. Reporting

through the accounting system should compare actual costs to the projected amounts. Ideally, this report should be generated monthly providing monthly and year-to-date amounts. Most accounting systems or dashboards can be formatted to provide this information. Significant variances should be investigated to determine why they have occurred. Frankly, one month is almost too short a period to warrant major adjustments, but you may find there was an item in an expense category that was not anticipated when the budget was prepared. Potential problems need to be identified early, so that future costs can be curtailed for that expense or so that another area can be cut. Or in some cases, it may be that expenses for the period should be higher. As more months are added over the course of the year, it will be clearer how the actual expenses will compare to projections; but if too much time passes it may be too late to make adjustments. There needs to be accountability for costs and significant variances from projections. This requires the budget to be shared with key personnel throughout the budgeting process. If it becomes clear that actual expenses are going to exceed a budget item, the cause needs to be discussed with those responsible for the line item immediately. Your company’s budget is just a tool in helping to control costs. While it provides a guide for expenses for the year, it has to remain flexible to adjust for changes in the business. Hopefully these changes are positive with increasing revenue, controlled costs and higher profit. The next Citrin Cooperman Corner column will appear on this page Monday, October 1, 2012 dealing with how to make your business profitable. About the Author: Gilbert K. Watkins is a partner at Citrin Cooperman’s Norwalk office. For over 30 years he has provided counsel, financial analysis and performance measurement to businesses in a variety of fields. Gil can be reached by phone at 203-8474068 or via email at: gwatkins@ citrincooperman.com. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm.

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Back-to-school sales ­— From page 1

cess to an increase in activity at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, which he said acts as a crossroads between Rye, Port Chester, Harrison, Greenwich and Purchase, drawing customers from as far as Armonk or New Rochelle. “We’re growing again just as this center is growing again,” he said. “I think it’s a destination center again.” At the opposite end of the shopping center, Mel Siegel, owner of athletics outfitter Sportech, said the economy has an “encouraging” feel to it. “We’ve actually had a very busy month. Our entire summer was good, but August was particularly good,” Siegel said, adding that August sales at Sportech were up “more than 10 percent” compared with last year. “The first few days of September have been encouraging also.” Siegel said he has heard from other area retailers and storeowners who have experienced similar sales increases over the past month. “It’s just the general feel of the economy and the consumer,” he said. “From my perspective, it seems encouraging.” August chain-store sales, not counting sales at drug stores, rose by 6 percent compared to last year, the International Council of Shopping Centers reported Aug. 30 following the releases of monthly sales data by more than a dozen national retail chains. Target Corp., with locations in Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon and White Plains, reported sales increased 4.7 percent to $5.54 billion for the four weeks ended Aug. 25 from $5.29 billion for the four weeks ended Aug. 27, 2011. For the same period, comparablestore sales increased 4.2 percent, Target said. Macy’s Inc. reported August sales and comparable-store sales increases of 5.7 percent and 5.1 percent, Costco Wholesale Corp.

Cortlandt deal­— From page 1

plans for a 160,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter at the Cortlandt Crossing site. The larger store would include a supermarket, which Walmart reportedly is restricted from having at Cortlandt Town Center by its lease agreement with Acadia. That lease reportedly expires in 2018. Chris Kehoe, deputy director of the Cortlandt planning division, said no plans for the Walmart development have been submitted to the town for approval. The project would require a zoning change for the property, most of which is zoned for residential use, he said.

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reported increases of 8 percent and 6 percent, and Kohl’s Corp. reported increases of 5.3 percent and 3.4 percent. Among specialty apparel chains, The Gap Inc. reported August sales and comparable-store sales increases of 9 percent each, TJX Cos. reported increases of 10 percent and eight percent, Nordstrom Inc. reported increases of 25 percent and 21 percent, and American Apparel Inc. reported comparablestore sales increased 24 percent without disclosing data for all August sales.

“If you can float, you’re doing well. All you need is foot traffic. If 10 people walk in here, eight are going to buy. So all you need is foot traffic.” — Patty Palmieri

Steve Rotker, owner of Family Discount Center & Ace Hardware.

Mel Siegel, owner of Sportech.

Patty Palmieri first opened LV2BFIT, a fashion fitness boutique, last October at the Rye Ridge Shopping Center, with a second location opening at The Gym in Armonk in May. Despite the economy, she said she has no complaints. “If you can float, you’re doing well,” Palmieri said. “All you need is foot traffic. If 10 people walk in here, eight are going to buy. So all you need is foot traffic.” Siegel cautioned against looking too far into the numbers, noting that in an election year consumers could easily become discouraged from spending. “I’m always very tentative when we’re coming into an election period,” Siegel said. Over the next two months, he said, “there’s certainly going to be a lot of election rhetoric. We’ll see.”

Jason Friedland, principal of Westrock Development, declined to comment on the deal with Acadia. Jonathan Grisham, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Acadia Realty Trust, said the company had no development plans to announce “at this time.” Walmart officials did not return a request for comment at press time. A real estate investment trust headquartered at 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, Acadia in Westchester also owns the 309,500-square-foot Crossroads Shopping Center in Greenburgh and the 229,000-square-foot Pelham Manor Shopping Plaza and manages the 35,000-square-foot Tarrytown Centre.

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was a good man – a really good man…He cared about the public, he cared about what happened to business and his entire life was devoted to that and making it better.” Schulman would go on to serve as acting chairman of the Westchester Playland Commission, when in 1980 the county government assumed control over the park’s management, and as chairman of the White Plains Planning Board, before being elected to the White Plains Common Council and subsequently being elected mayor. Developers Robert Weisz, of RPW Group Inc., and Robert Weinberg, of Robert Martin Co., characterized Schulman’s vision

as being unique among his peers. “The best way to describe him is as a visionary and a dreamer,” Weisz said. “His real love was planning and he saw White Plains not the way it was, but he had a vision for it and he worked very hard on that vision.” For his part, Weinberg said his and Schulman’s paths frequently crossed, “always with respect, even if not agreement, since he came through every walk of government life while I came from real estate development.” However, he said, “our fondness for each other kept our minds attuned to the longterm health and infrastructure of the county generally and White Plains specifically. He will be missed as a force, but his vision leaves a permanent mark.” Bob Rozycki contributed to this report.


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wo organizations charged with protecting the reliability of the state’s electrical grid are in disagreement over whether the state would be able to meet peak capacity requirements if Indian Point’s licenses to operate are not renewed. Entergy Corp., owner of the Buchananbased Indian Point Energy Center, has applied for license renewals for the plant’s two nuclear reactors with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with the current licenses expiring in 2013 and 2015, respectively. While environmental organizations, groups of Hudson Valley residents and elected officials including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have called for the plant’s closing, energy industry advocates say it would be difficult – if not impossible, given the alternatives that are currently available – to replace the plant’s 2,060-megawatt capacity. In a draft version of its 2012 Reliability Needs Assessment, the New York State Independent System Operator (NYISO), a nonprofit that oversees the operation and maintenance of the state’s electrical grid, warned that “under stress conditions” – such as during the summer peak consumption periods – “the voltage performance on the system without the Indian Point Plant would be degraded.” NYISO officials were careful to note that the 2012 RNA has yet to proceed through the approvals process, which includes the NYISO operating and management committees and the board of directors. In contrast, the state Energy Planning Board, in its 2012 Reliability Study, approved by the board Aug. 30, concludes that despite reliability concerns highlighted by NYISO in its draft RNA, “there are mechanisms in place that would adequately replace any deficiency related to the closure of the IP units.” The board includes appointments by the governor and both houses of the state Legislature, and representatives of various state departments and authorities, with NYISO represented as a nonvoting member. Possible replacement sources cited by the Energy Planning Board include the Hudson Project, a transmission line under construction that would connect New Jersey to New York City once completed and that could provide at least 320 megawatts by mid-2013, and proposed generation and transmission projects that could provide as much as 5,000 megawatts to the southeastern portion of the state by 2015 or 2016. The board also noted that a request for information issued earlier this year by Cuomo’s Energy Highway Task Force elicited responses from 85 developers, investor-owned

utilities, financial firms and other entities with ideas to upgrade the state’s electrical grid that would total more than 25,000 megawatts. Entergy spokesman Jim Steets downplayed the Energy Planning Board report, saying the board’s composition is largely political in nature. Steets said the NYISO report reinforces the need for Indian Point to continue to operate, adding that many of the proposed replacement sources of electricity are still in the planning stages. “If you were to replace Indian Point, you have to think about what you would replace it with, and really the only thing available right now would be generators that rely on fossil fuels,” he said. “There’s a lot of discussion about other things that might happen but right now they’re just ideas. So we think it’s very important that Indian Point continues to operate to ensure a reliable, less expensive and clean supply of electricity.”

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ne of the big marketing desires of most companies is to have their content go viral. It is a question I am regularly asked about by both clients and social media followers. While having content that goes viral may increase sales and branding, it should still be only one aspect of your marketing campaign. It is not the ultimate outcome that many companies dream of and envision. Unless you’ve gone viral because of an Oprah Winfrey endorsement, your fame is only fleeting except in very rare instances. We see this in the real world when as the result of some situation, a person is thrust

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staying power. Social media provides the platforms and tools to remain in front of your audience. In today’s world, companies are constantly striving to use social media to improve branding, customer relationships, sales and a host of other activities. They are seeking a way that will enable them to stand out and differentiate themselves from their competition. Having a post that goes viral may temporarily help them achieve that goal. Be warned, however, that it can also backfire. In 2006, Sony got caught promoting one of their videos within a viral campaign by using “superficial facades shielding mouthpieces for the corporation.” This generated such an online uproar that Sony was forced to apologize. It is unknown, however, whether the uproar from this campaign led to increased sales.

• Include something unusual, something people don’t expect. Graphics and videos help, but they still must be sufficiently unique in order for people to take notice and then want to discuss them with their friends and followers. Incidentally, if you’re doing a video, music significantly helps. • Provide something new or different. This could include something unique, inspiring, or funny. Eliciting emotional reactions from your audience can also trigger a viral campaign. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive response such as to some pictures of animals, either. Look at the recent reaction to Congressman Akin’s comment on “legitimate rape,” for example. • Offer great content, particularly when it can easily help a wide variety of businesses or is highly relevant to a red-hot topic. Do not sell. • Make it easy to share. (This is obvious.) I believe that the majority of content that goes viral is accidental. There is just so much information being posted daily that to expect any one item – particularly if it’s not outrageous or wildly appealing, to go viral is wistful thinking. Using any of the tips listed above will certainly increase your chances of having your posting go viral but remember that this reaction is short-lived and one whose effect you must continue to reference in future postings and marketing campaigns. Bruce Newman is the president of wwWebevents.com, a division of The Productivity Institute L.L.C. in Carmel. He is a social media guru and a specialist on webinar creation and promotion. He can be reached at bnewman@prodinst.com.


Cultivating a common voice for nonprofits

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he nonprofit sector in Westchester County encompasses more than 5,000 organizations. Their work impacts all ages, touching on everything from the arts to education, health care to the environment, housing to social services. And now, Nonprofit Westchester, a new nonprofit launched in May, has begun working earnestly to band these organizations – and their common goals, concerns and needs – together. Its stated mission is “to strengthen the capacity, impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector in Westchester County for a more just and caring community.” Leading the drive is Joanna Straub, a few weeks into her role as Nonprofit Westchester’s first executive director. The veteran of the local nonprofit community – 10 years of experience, most recently as a marketing consultant to nonprofits – knows what important work lies ahead of her. A visit with Straub on a recent morning was the chance to find out more about the organization during its earliest days. The part-time post finds Straub well settled into her “office,” a corner cubicle

donated by the Mental Health Association of Westchester in its Tarrytown offices. She’s happy to have a home base, but the focus remains on the work. “One of our primary goals, or primary

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points, is to have a voice to advocate for nonprofits,” Straub said. “The profile needs to be raised little bit.” Straub said that too often nonprofits are stereotyped as being always “needy.” “(You) go to a business networking event and everyone kind of scurries away from the nonprofit executive,” she said. “They don’t want to get asked for something.” She wants people to know that the sector employs more than 97,000 people in Westchester – and has a $23.5 billion estimated economic impact on the community. Nonprofits, she said, contribute by the

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“dollars and cents and through the quality of life.” Nonprofit Westchester traces its roots back to more than a year ago, Straub said, when several in the nonprofit sector began meeting. “They saw the need for the nonprofits to have a unified voice in the community.” Nonprofit Westchester’s organizing committee includes members across the spectrum, from United Way of Westchester and Putnam to the Westchester Children’s Association, from ArtsWestchester to The Volunteer Center of United Way, from Phelps Memorial Hospital Center to the Westchester Library System. Straub is clearly excited to have a key role in the initiative. “I love shaping something from the start,” Straub said, but noted she is not starting from scratch. “My job has really been to clarify their outlines and build on them,” she said. “Clearly there is a breadth of issues” And those will come into sharper focus once membership grows. “We’re very committed to this being member-driven,” Straub said, noting any nonprofit can join with membership starting at $100 per year. Nonprofit Westchester will be a common

thread, Straub said, that ties together large multimillion-dollar agencies with smaller operations. “The larger ones, interestingly, have been among the first on board,” she said. “The smaller ones are a little more cautious.” She said smaller organizations, though, might benefit more readily from some planned efforts, such as group purchasing. “It sounds silly but hey, if you save $1,000 a year on office supplies, that’s significant for a smaller nonprofit.” And Straub knows how nonprofits work, having been the director of The Volunteer Center of United Way, which she left in 2009 to have children. “That gave me a sense of the scope of the sector and the wide range,” she said. “I was in the trenches and saw what it was like to run a nonprofit.” Straub said she knows that cooperation is not a given. “What I think has happened is we get set up as competition against each other,” she said, with everyone wanting to “get a piece of the pie.” It’s understandable, she said, but Nonprofit Westchester “is an effort to combat that.” For more on Nonprofit Westchester, visit npwestchester.org or call (914) 332-6679.

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Get more efficient with cost estimates We have a lot of walk-ins who are potential customers. They are doing their homework on what’s available and what things cost. Right now, if they ask for an estimate we say we’ll get back to them. But then there’s a week of delays to get the estimate out and once they get a price from us it’s an opportunity for them to go to our competitors. I want to close more sales on the spot and reduce the chances prospects will make a purchase elsewhere. Thoughts of the day: Qualify prospects for needs and timing. Create a system to quote on the spot. Tell prospects what to expect from you next and build trust by doing exactly that. Ask for commitment before saying goodbye. Systematize basic sales skills. Create a set of routine questions that every salesperson asks right off the bat in order to get to know what a prospect needs. Build a questionnaire that salespeople fill out that matches how information gets fed into proposals. Have a spreadsheet that tracks prospects, including introduction, information gathering, proposal submission, follow up and final decision. Note which competitors your salespeople run into and who on your sales team is involved in each sales opportunity. Analyze what’s going on. Which competitors should you watch out for? Why? Which salesperson is doing an excellent job at each sales stage? What can you teach your salespeople so they can replicate best practices? Define the scope of prospects needs. Try explaining it this way. “Some people need very complex solutions and will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Other people want something simple and have a very limited budget. I don’t want to waste your time or mine. Give me a ballpark figure that you think you can live within so I can create options that fit within your budget.” Review the pattern and complexity of your company’s sales. Look for the

things that come up regularly. Make policies – which kinds of clients get what levels of discounts and who in the company has to approve them. Work out standard quote language with blanks that can be filled in. Build templates on the computer that the salesperson can pull up and quickly complete while the customer is still in front of them. If it’s necessary to get management approval before extending a quote, make sure there’s always a manager on call. Customers want to have a relationship with the person who is selling to them. That doesn’t mean knowing everything about a prospect’s family history. It does include being knowledgeable about the buyer’s needs and helping that buyer to be more successful. Record notes in a database for access throughout the sales process. Establish business relationships. Tell prospects what to expect. Refer prospects to satisfied customers who can vouch for how the salesperson helped them, as well as vouch for the product or service. Make sure prospects know how to reach a salesperson. Return all calls by the end of the day, even if it means sending an email or leaving a voicemail. Seek commitment. It’s fair to ask where a prospect is in the decision-making cycle and what would cause them to take action on a proposal. It’s also fair to point out that as a salesperson one gets paid by educating customers and helping them to find the right solution. And that the job isn’t complete until the customer has made a purchase with which he/she is satisfied. Ask the prospect what else has to be done to complete the job. Looking for a good book? Try “How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less” by Milo O. Frank. Andi Gray is president of Strategy Leaders Inc., strategyleaders.com, a business-consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurial firms grow. She can be reached by phone at (877) 2383535. Do you have a question for Andi? Please send it to her, via email at AskAndi@ StrategyLeaders.com or by mail to Andi Gray, Strategy Leaders Inc., 5 Crossways, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Visit AskAndi.com for an entire library of Ask Andi articles.


Enforcement lax on campaign finance BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

The New York Public Interest Research Group recently released a report detailing what it says is a lack of enforcement action on the part of the New York State Board of Elections with regard to state campaign finance regulations. On an annual basis, violations of campaign finance law include hundreds of instances of donors giving more money than is allowed by state law, dozens of instances of candidates failing to disclose large contributions received in the period just prior to Election Day, and thousands of instances of filings that muddle the identity of donors or the purpose of expenditures through the inclusion of incomplete or incorrect information, the report states. The report notes that dozens of incumbents spend campaign funds for “what reasonable people would unanimously agree are non-campaign reasons.” Despite that, the only enforcement actions taken by the state Board of Elections since 2007 for violations of campaign finance laws have been the levying of modest fines against campaign committees for filing late disclosure reports, according to NYPIRG. In just one example, more than $31 million in campaign funds previously disclosed by 2,328 active campaign committees had not been detailed in any current filings as of Aug. 13, a month after filings for the July 2012 period were due. Bill Mahoney, NYPIRG research coordinator and author of the report, said the biggest area in need of attention is the “administration and enforcement of the current system.” “The state Board of Elections has repeatedly scaled these regulations back and they’ve also failed to enforce the laws that are on the books,” Mahoney said. The difficulty, Mahoney said, is making the average voter aware of the lax campaign finance oversight. “At the state level, at least in the world inside Albany, people notice it,” he said. “We’re trying to do our part to make sure people who are not nose-deep in politics are made more aware.” Mahoney said the blame lies both with the state Legislature and with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who during his campaign promised increased government transparency and campaign finance reform. “The legislators themselves will often hope to put it off until next year,” he said. “Governor Cuomo has said repeatedly that this is something he would do during his first term in office, and yet this is one of his two campaign promises that he has yet to fulfill.”

New York to get $9 million in drug settlement BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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ew York state will receive nearly $9 million as part of a $181 million settlement between 37 states and the District of Columbia and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. over allegedly deceptive marketing practices. The plaintiffs charged that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, from 1998 through 2004, engaged in deceptive and misleading practices in marketing Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab and Invega for off-label uses. Johnson & Johnson maintained the settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing or a violation of any law or regulation. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Johnson & Johnson agreed to change its marketing of Risperdal

and Invega, and to cease promoting offlabel uses of the drugs not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “This landmark settlement holds the companies accountable for practices that put patients in danger, and serves as a warning to other pharmaceutical giants that they must play by one set of rules,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “It goes further by ensuring that the corporations stop rewarding doctors for prescribing certain drugs or presenting scientifically suspect studies as sound.” Risperdal is an anti-psychotic medication approved to treat mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and irritability associated with children and adolescents with autism. Invega, which is derived from risperdone, is also marketed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The complaint charged that Janssen

promoted Risperdal for unapproved uses, including dementia in elderly patients, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, and depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. The complaint also charged that Janssen concealed and misrepresented information regarding the side effects and efficacy of Risperdal. The settlement in part requires Janssen to report clinical research results regarding Risperdal or Invega in an accurate, objective and balanced manner; disclose on its website a searchable list of all health care providers and related entities that received any payments directly or indirectly from Janssen; and provide accurate, objective and scientifically balanced responses to requests for off-label usage information by doctors.

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Math and science get hands-on treatment

BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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n 1996, 18 percent of high school students in the U.S. took physics. That wasn’t good enough for Arthur Eisenkraft, chairman of the science department at Fox Lane High School. He was determined to come up with a way of teaching physics and other sciences that would show students a way that was not solely dependent on memorization, but that took into account how people learn utilizing cognitive science to teach.

The structure of his method went like this: each lesson would start with a realworld example of what was being discussed, teachers would then get a sense of the students’ thinking and follow that up with laboratory exercises demonstrating what was being learned. He took his ideas to the National Science Foundation, which funded him to create curricula. He did, in books that eventually became Active Physics and Active Chemistry, published by It’s About Time, an educational publisher in Mount Kisco whose curricula use hands-on learning to teach math and science.

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“Big publishers approached him,” said Laurie Kreindler, co-founder and president of It’s About Time, “but we (she and husband Tom Laster) created this company for him, to get him to publish his books here.” It’s About Time was not the first company founded by the couple. Kreindler has long been a filmmaker, specializing in educational documentaries. In 1988, the two met Mary Budd Rowe, an innovator in science education whose goal was to put the wonder of exploration back into the teaching of science. Rowe needed a publisher for her science curricula, so Kreindler and

Laster formed a nonprofit, The Learning Team, to publish her work. When they met up with Eisenkraft in 1996, they created It’s About Time, a for-profit company, to publish Active Physics, his first work in this area. Active Physics led to Active Chemistry, Active Physical Science, and Active Biology, which is still in the works. There is also a program for astronomy, not normally taught at the high school level. In all, there are 15 high school science curricula, three curricula for math, and four for science at the middle school level. As its business has expanded, so has the company. It moved June 1 to Mount Kisco after 15 years in Armonk, where it was founded. The expanded offices include a 1,700-square-foot professional-development facility for workshops and summer institutes. A 16,000-square-foot area includes book and material-kit development, editorial and production; video studios; offices and a warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution center. The company has also grown to 40 employees after hiring 10 people since the beginning of the year. Thirty are in Mount Kisco, while the other 10, the sales team, are scattered around the country. The textbooks are published all over the country by various companies, such as Courier and RR Donnelly. In Westchester, It’s About Time is used at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry and in Peekskill at the high school and middle school. Kreindler said Yonkers is considering the program. So far though, it has mainly been used in larger urban districts around the country, New York City, for one, as well as Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, San Antonio and San Diego. “Initially,” said Kreindler, “it went where the need was,” where students may not have been doing well with a traditional curriculum and the district wanted a change. If that is not the case, it can be hard to get a school system to try something new. But Dana Turner, who is in charge of product development, says what can happen then is that new programs can move in as older teachers retire and are replaced by younger ones who are more receptive to new methods of teaching. The recession has not helped either, as school districts, operating with reduced tax revenue, have less to spend. But Turner, as she dropped a ruler through a reporter’s hand to demonstrate Newton’s laws of motion, said the It’s About Time programs, which are tailored to each district, can result in savings to school systems. Some schools, she said, save 30 to 40 cents on the dollar from what they had been spending. “We’ve come a long way,” she said, “from the early years, when we were buying lab equipment from other companies that didn’t work.”


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o you look at customers who aren’t loyal as firebreathing dragons who are trying to destroy your life and business? Like the hapless young Viking who aspires to be a dragon slayer in the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon,” you may discover how these customers can become unlikely friends. The movie’s hero named Hiccup found an improbable comrade in his “night fury,” the dragon called Toothless. Customers who stop doing business plague your organization like attacks from fierce dragons that steal your livestock and burn your home. By trial and error, Hiccup discovered a way to earn the dragon’s trust by beginning to understand and care. By going to your own dragon training school, you too can earn back the loyalty of those who have left. • What problems are your customers facing? • What kindness, compassion and care are they seeking? • How can you win their trust and ultimately their undying loyalty? In “Flip the Funnel,” author Joseph Jaffe suggests that to build customer trust and create loyalty you must be a problem solver. Hiccup found the dragon’s problem was the inability to fly because of a tail injury and fashioned a makeshift prosthetic device that allowed Toothless, with the young Viking’s guidance, to resume flight. All organizations depend on relationships because when the need arises customers will first buy from people they trust, know and like. Although a competitor may be able to duplicate a product or service, produce and deliver it for less, it’s not easy to replace the value of the relationships. Strong relationships, premium prices and loyalty exist in companies where customers are engaged. David A. Aaker, professor emeritus of Marketing Strategy at the Haas School of Business and author of “Brand Relevance” points out, “The Betty Crocker Mixer website invites members to talk to experts and connect with others,

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while bikers can post pictures of their most recent ride on the Harley-Davidson site.” Do you know what your customers are interested in and how to engage them? Crocker and Harley found that engagement happens by going beyond the product, offering expert advice and providing online meeting places where relationships with other customers and the company are solidified.

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hat does a successful consignment shop owner do on her two days off? If her name is Alice Pollock of Milton and she is operating the Fashion Rewind Consignment Boutique in Marlboro, she can be found keeping her hand in two former careers, all having to do with artistry. On days off, she enjoys styling hair at a local salon or setting tile with an area contractor. Standing among racks of clothing, some still bearing original tags of purchase, Pollock emphasizes, “We are a boutique, not a thrift store.” The shop specializes in slightly used or never worn women’s clothing and accessories. The store’s logo is a dragonfly, chosen by the owner “because it signifies two lives, larvae and the adult stage. Our clothing also has two lives.” “I love helping people put outfits together. A bright scarf or special shoes can make a plain outfit look special.” She also helps working women transform day into evening attire by substituting a skirt for pants. Pollock grew up on an Iowa farm as one of five children. “We were poor,” she recalls. “The three of us girls were less than a year apart. My mother used to sew and she’d dress us three like triplets.” When faced with career choices, Pollock chose a year at cosmetology school and went on to own several salons. But fortune lured her to New York state and she sold her salons. After working in cosmetology and also venturing into tile setting, she opened her consignment shop. “I wanted an occupation where I could move into retirement,” she explains. “This was not physically demanding; and what woman doesn’t like fashion?” she exclaims. “Unique shoes, jewelry and accessories are especially popular.” Already working on the winter line, Pollock finds the bright colors currently appealing to customers. “I think it has to do with the economy – recessions bring on more happy colors, as people are looking for a lift. Clients run the gamut. “Senior citizens on fixed incomes can buy articles that are both fashionable and affordable,” she says. “More young people are getting satisfaction out of recycling and repurposing of things.” Pollock keeps out of disputes between mothers and daughters. “Most parents won’t buy an item unless the child likes it, because

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the child won’t wear it,” she notes. “If a skirt is too short, the mother has the last word.” Valentine’s and Christmas eves find males rushing to the consignment shop. “Panic sets in. Men aren’t particularly fond of going to a mall and (prefer) a shop where people help them choose.” The shop offers attractive wrapping to make even the least expensive item look special. “I can recall getting gifts I didn’t want to open because the paper was so pretty,” she says.

A career change led Alice Pollock to open Fashion Rewind Consignment Boutique in Marlboro.

The shop at 1504 Route 9W is open Wednesdays through Sundays, usually 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals leaving items on consignment can choose, if articles are not sold, to pay a small fee to take them back or to donate them to the Grace Smith House, a Poughkeepsie shelter for abused women, or Dress of Success, a Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce undertaking. She also often donates a portion of her proceeds. Challenging Careers focuses on the exciting and unusual business lives of Hudson Valley residents. Comments or suggestions may be emailed to Catherine Portman-Laux at cplaux@optonline.net.


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TD Bank has named Catherine Secor as manager of the Fishkill branch at 18 Westage Drive, Suite 15, Fishkill. An assistant vice president, Secor is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the branch. Secor has 31 years of banking experience. Prior to joining TD Bank, she served as a branch manager at Wells Fargo in Newburgh and Fishkill. She is a member of the Fishkill Business Association. A resident of Beacon, Secor volunteers with the Salvation Army and historic preservation in her community. She is a graduate of Dutchess Community College and Arlington High School in LaGrangeville.

Home improvement sees upturn, BofA says

The home improvement sector is getting its own makeover as distressed properties are rehabbed and homeowners take on remodeling projects, according to a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report. “Spending on home improvement is a powerful economic force that will provide a tailwind to the remodeling and construction industry for years to come,” said Denise Chai, retail analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and a co-author of the report. “As small-scale renovations give way to bigger ticket home remodeling projects and properties turn over to new owners, a wide range of companies and sectors stand to benefit.” The report examines construction expenditures, building material sales and hiring for remodeling projects. It also looks at the foreclosure pipeline and demand from investors for distressed supply, concluding that the

rally in remodeling activity is likely to persist. The analysts identified four sectors for investors to focus on: home improvement, home furnishings, building materials and appliance makers. “While the home remodeling market is often overlooked, it is helping to lead the broader housing recovery,” said Michelle Meyer, senior U.S. economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and co-author of the report. “There are some near-term macro headwinds, but also strong underlying trends that will sustain spending for years to come, creating a long-term investment cycle.”

Wells Fargo fulfilling settlement agreement

Wells Fargo & Co. reported that from March 1 through June 30 it had helped more than 27,000 homeowners cover expanded modifications, customer relief options and refinances under the National Mortgage Settlement. The bank estimates that it fulfilled about 35 percent of its $4.3 billion consumer relief and refinance commitment in the first four months of settlement activities. It said that it expects to meet all its commitments in the timeframes prescribed in the settlement. Announced in February, the settlement provides $25 billion in relief for borrowers, states and the federal government. It is the largest since the Tobacco Settlement in 1998. The settlement includes 49 states and the nation’s five largest loan servicers: Ally/ GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. According to the agreement, it settles investigations that found these loan servicers “routinely signed foreclosure related documents outside the presence of a notary public and without really knowing whether the facts they contained were correct.”


Pearl River builds on event to widen customer base

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visit to Pearl River’s business district on a recent morning reassured that the downtown’s old-fashioned charm endures. Dozens of independent shops, restaurants and service establishments were quietly conducting business as usual up and down Central Avenue and its environs. But beneath the seemingly placid surface, preparations were in high gear for the sixth annual Pearl River Day, set for Oct. 6. That’s when locals and visitors will again gather for the Pearl River Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraiser. Matt Reid, a Pearl River resident and chamber member, is chairing this year’s family-oriented street fair and festival. “We’re probably about four months into the planning, but August is when you really gear up,” Reid said. As September unfolds, he said committees are busy finalizing everything from vendors to sponsorships. “Right now, it’s crunch time.” The festival will again spotlight the community and its shops, restaurants and other businesses. The day not only offers fun activities, but also is designed to give exposure to and ideally, broaden the customer bases of the businesses. “Now we have to get the word out,” Reid said. “That’s one of the most important parts of it.” He added the event has a natural audience of Pearl River residents; the goal is to bring more potential customers to the community. Festival attendees will find plenty of local establishments joined by all kinds of vendors. Michelle Worob, who again heads up the vendor committee and has served as event chair twice before, said Pearl River Day has attracted some 20 percent more vendors each year since its start. This year more than 120 are expected. “We’re definitely looking for unique, craftier items,” she said. “We just try to bring in people that will accent what Pearl River already has.” The exhibitors, she noted, primarily come from Rockland County, upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. “We definitely have a good stock of vendors that have been with us since day one,” she said. “Every year it kind of grows as vendors talk to each other at other events.”

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Organizers are hoping to top last year’s event, which they say drew 6,000 people to town. “It was throngs of people,” Worob said. “You couldn’t see across the street.” There will again be a spotlight on food, showcasing Pearl River’s restaurants and food destinations – Worob’s Luigi O’Grady’s Deli & Catering, a Middletown Road business, will have a booth, for example – along with vendors selling festivalstyle fare. The day will also feature music and other entertainment, demonstrations and shopping specials. Children’s activities will range from face and pumpkin painting to sand art. A perennial draw, Reid added, is the talent competition. This year’s, “Pearl River’s Got Talent,” expanded from just a singing showcase to also include everything from dance to magic. Preliminary rounds have been held, with those advancing, mostly ages 5 through 19, ready to perform next month. Isabel Haley, who owns The Danu Gallery with her sister-in-law Audrey Haley, said the competition is a great element of the day as so many young people get involved. “It also brings a lot of grannies and granddads out,” she said. The Danu Gallery, an elegant shop that showcases Irish-themed gifts, art, home goods and jewelry and will mark its seventh anniversary in March, has participated in Pearl River Day since its start. And Isabel Haley, whose job as head of the sponsorship committee includes everything from event T-shirts to securing sponsors for specific activities, said while it’s not the only objective, Pearl River Day does benefit retailers. “I don’t think it’s necessarily a shopping day,” she said, but noted that her own shop has indeed gained new customers who first discovered The Danu Gallery during Pearl River Day. For her, she said, the day goes beyond that one element. It’s more about drawing locals together and showcasing what Pearl River is all about. “There’s definitely a great sense of community spirit,” she said. “People come out and support it.” All proceeds from the day benefit the chamber and its beautification fund, which supports downtown-district improvements along with seasonal decorations such as holiday lights. For the event, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Central Avenue will be closed between John and Main streets, with William Street closed between Franklin and East Washington avenues. For more details, visit pearlriverny.org.

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Financial planner takes integrated approach BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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arry Elkin started out to be a journalist, working the federal court beat. He also covered tax policy. At night he went to New York University, getting his MBA. From there the next stop was Arthur Andersen in 1986. “People used to ask me, ‘Wasn’t that a huge change from journalism to accounting?’ But it never felt like I was doing anything different. In both professions my duty was to figure out what the audience needed to know and convey it accurately so the audience can use it to make decisions. The difference with financial planning was I had a narrower audience and it paid better,” said Elkin, who left Andersen in 1992 to start Palisades Hudson Financial Group in January 1993 as a one-man operation in Hastings-on-Hudson. “The key is communication – people pay us to inform them and help them make informed decisions,” he said. Now in Scarsdale, Palisades has 21 employees in four offices – 10 in Scarsdale, six in Atlanta, four in Fort Lauderdale, and one in Portland, Ore. “We were going to go to the Pacific Northwest anyway, but when someone needed to move to Portland for family reasons,” Elkin said, “we decided to open an office there.” That person is David Walters, a certified public accountant and certified financial planner who is only 32, but has been with the firm for 10 years. Elkin says he aims to hire talented young people and have them stay for a long time because the firm’s clients tend to do the same. “It’s a young group and it takes a good five to ten years to develop skill in all these areas. I’m not gonna let someone go for a silly reason like he wants to move across the country.” All these areas are what makes Palisades more than just a money management firm, which Elkin says it does for only a quarter of its clients. “What we do for most clients is tax planning, estate planning, insurance

consulting and retirement planning. We do not take any compensation from anyone other than our clients. They always know exactly what we’re being paid and for what. All these fields, any one is a profession in and of itself.” Elkin says because the firm looks at all aspects of a firm or individual’s financial life it sometimes sees problems, or opportunities, other firms might not. “Here’s an example,” he said. “One client is an American citizen living in Brazil, married to a Brazilian and working for a unit of a U.S. company. He had always had large accounting firms doing his taxes. We sat down with him and his lawyer and pointed out that Brazil has a community property law, whereby half the income of one spouse automatically belongs to the other. Since she was not a citizen or resident of the U.S., anytime he sold an asset half belonged to her and therefore was not taxable. No one had noticed that in 30 years,” Elkin said. Palisades now has more than a billion dollars under management. “It doesn’t make sense for us to manage accounts of less than half a million dollars. The median account is in the $3 million to $5 million range. It’s not unusual for a Westchester professional or executive to have that kind of money.” The firm charges a fixed fee per assignment, so, Elkin says, clients feel costs will not spiral out of control, as if they were charged hourly. The state of the economy and the recent credit crisis have the firm “earning its keep,” Elkin says. “We have certainly been through numerous traumas over the last 12 years. Especially in metro New York. The real test of the value and importance of what we do came in the worst days of the financial crisis, the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. I always cautioned people this could happen and virtually without exception our clients didn’t panic.” His job, says Elkin, is to be calm in troubled times, and sober when everyone else is giddy over high returns. “No one can accomplish every single thing they want to do, but you can set priorities and get the most important things done,” he said. “That’s my philosophy, and I’ve passed it on to everyone who works here.”

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Chase gives WCC $150K for financial education BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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he JPMorgan Chase Foundation has renewed its grant to the Westchester Community College Center for Financial and Economic Education. The center was launched with the bank’s initial grant in May 2011 and this grant, $150,000 for the fall semester, will allow the center to expand its person-

al finance training and education for students, faculty, staff and the community. The programs funded by the grant will include sessions targeted at students with financial and academic needs and those in the English Language Institute. The money will also allow the center to expand its offerings to Westchester residents and form partnerships with other community organizations involved in financial education.

“Nothing is more important than helping individuals in our community to become more informed about managing their everyday financial decisions,” said Bob Como, head of Chase Business Banking in Westchester County, northern New York and Connecticut. During its first year, the center introduced noncredit personal finance workshops and classes. Some sessions were designed for students involved in programs such as TRIO, a

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“Nothing is more important than helping individuals in our community to become more informed about managing their everyday financial decisions.” — Bob Como The center last year had more than 800 students on financial topics such as credit, debt, saving and investing. It has been involved in promoting financial education in the county by helping to form the Westchester Financial Education Alliance, a group of four organizations including the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley and GreenPath. One of the events sponsored by the Alliance was Financial Education Day, held at the Gateway Center at WCC in March. This half-day conference was open to the public and offered free financial workshops, one-on-one counseling and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky. Westchester Community College is offering several new “financial fitness” classes this fall to help people manage their money in tough economic times. Courses include Managing Your Money While Unemployed, Personal Finance for College Kids, Smart Money for Parents and Teens, and Credit Repair and You. Students will learn how to establish and achieve personal financial goals; how to create a budget, stick with it and control spending; how to reduce or eliminate debt; how to save and spend money wisely, and how to understand and improve your credit score.

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uantifying the success of a servicebased company can be difficult for small business owners. How do life coaches use numbers to track their business when clients’ goals are very subjective? How would an interior designer determine the most cost- and time-efficient activities, when every client’s project is different? “A lot of business owners are very knowledgeable about their business or industry,” said John Harmon, managing director of Adulant Consulting Services. “But they operate off of instincts and without structure.” Speaking at a SCORE workshop in Darien, Conn., late last month, Harmon stressed the importance of quantifying a business’s structure through creating value chains and identifying key performance indicators. Besides managing his own consulting agency after many years in corporate America, Harmon has been a mentor for small businesses through SCORE for two and a half years. SCORE is a nonprofit education and counseling organization dedicated to expanding small businesses. “I rarely come across a service business that has a rich set of metrics that measure their performance,” Harmon said. “That may be fine because they’re happy and they don’t want to change. But most businesses have this problem and also want to grow. If they run their business in a structured and quantifiable way, they’ll have a lot more success, fewer hassles and a lot more growth opportunities.” Supply chains are easier to conceptualize when there are tangible materials being used to produce a good. But service organizations can also use the concept by looking at their service and creating a value chain and then identifying their key performance indicators, Harmon said. For instance, a call to an IT help desk might begin with an operator with little tech knowledge. Then it might get passed to a message machine and then it might need to be directed to someone with higher expertise. Looking at the call process, a company could measure the amount of time a user spends waiting for a solution, how many times the operator misdirects a call and also how often calls end up in a voicemail box. If a business owner is running a business by the seat of their pants, they won’t be able to understand why their customers are ever unhappy or what to improve. If having calls

be answered promptly is the most important aspect to customers, maybe employees need to be given cell phones, Harmon suggested. If employees are continuously dealing with the same issue, maybe an automated answering system should be put in place. The key difference between a manufacturer and a service is that a service doesn’t require raw materials, said Mark Fagan, Citrin Cooperman managing partner. Instead they are selling their time and their expertise.

Supply chains are easier to conceptualize when there are tangible materials being used to produce a good. But service organizations can also use the concept by looking at their service and creating a value chain and then identifying their key performance indicators. — John Harmon Citrin Cooperman is a business solutions and accounting firm with an office in Norwalk. If an interior design firm tracks how much time is spent with its clients, it may notice that it has 10 clients that demand twice as much attention as its others clients for the same price. If that’s the case, the firm may want to consider doubling the price. If half leave, they’ve already been paid for by the other half and now the firm can go out and look for more clients, Fagan said. Metrics are vital to a small company looking to grow, but that’s only the first step, Fagan said. It might seem obvious that an employee who is cranking out five sets of designs at a firm is more valuable than the employee completing three in the same time period, but the metrics must be put into context. The employee completing less work may be out securing more work and clients for the future. “As you grow it’s even more important,” Fagan said. “We want to get these metrics in and get the owners used to running their business like this, when the business is manageable … a larger company takes more time to change.”

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he $590 million sum that Citigroup Inc. recently agreed to pay to settle fraud claims by investors could be “too little and too late” for those shareholders who have seen Citi’s market value plunge by $173 billion since 2007, according to a Pace University business professor. While agreeing to the settlement, Citigroup executives denied a federal court complaint charging the company misled investors by hiding the amount of bad debt it held in the form of collateralized debt obligations, or CDOs, during the subprime mortgage crisis. The bank’s write-downs on its housing market debt totaled $31 billion, according to the lawsuit brought by

investors. Citigroup was estimated to have underwritten more than $70 billion of those securities and, unknown to investors, had kept about $57 billion on its books, according james to the federal complaint. The settlement will be divided among investors who bought Citigroup common stock during a roughly 14-month period from late February 2007 to mid-April 2008. The payback reportedly is expected to amount to 19 cents a share, to be covered by the company’s existing legal reserves. Citigroup officials said the bank agreed

to the settlement “solely to eliminate the uncertainties, burden and expense of further protracted litigation.” Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit said the institution he has led since 2007 sought to “put the pain from the financial crisis behind it.” John Alan James, an international management consultant and executive director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, called the settlement “another chapter in a long and sad story of mismanagement and ineffective governance by major financial institutions during the toxic subprime debt era of 2007 to 2009.” James in prepared comments compared Citigroup’s out-of-court agreement with

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John Alan James called the settlement “another chapter in a long and sad story of mismanagement and ineffective governance by major financial institutions during the toxic subprime debt era of 2007 to 2009.” “Citi had earlier settled a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission for similar lapses in transparency and accurate reporting,” said James, referring to Citigroup’s $285 million settlement with the SEC in 2011. “This earlier action and settlement with a major federal regulatory agency probably played a role in encouraging the suing investors and the decision by Citi” to avoid further litigation. Reserves set aside for the settlement will be another cost to shareholders if reflected in earnings and share prices, James said. “It has become evident by these massive legal actions by regulators and investor groups that the integrity of corporate governance and its effective implementation was sorely lacking,” James said. “Failures to develop sound policies at the board level, to insure that their implementation is effective and constantly monitored and tested – compliance management – cost shareholders billions of dollars and vast disequilibrium in the national and global financial markets. The failure in effective governance, risk management and compliance has brought about the huge, complex and costly Dodd-Frank legislation and its hundreds of new regulations.” “Sadly, many institutions more effectively managed will have paid the price of the failures of a few,” James said.


Food waste drives these teens to pick up and deliver BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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atasha Suri and Siena Spitzer return to high school this month with a shared social conscience that’s been road-tested and with plans to start clubs at their respective schools to recruit other kids in the service of their mission. Their mission? To rescue bagels, pastries and other daily leftovers at bakeries and restaurants from their usual stale fate and unproductive end in the garbage heaps of Westchester and deliver them instead to community programs and people who can use them. To community shelters for homeless men and battered women, to school programs for at-risk students in White Plains, for a start. “It’s a big commitment,” said 15-year-old Siena, sitting at a table in Martine’s Fine Bake Shoppe, across from the train station in Scarsdale, in the waning days of August. Across the table sat her friend and co-organizer of FoodSync, 16-yearold Natasha. “We pick up the food when they call us at 7:45 or 8:30” at night, said Siena. She was speaking of staff at Martine’s, the first business to join the Scarsdale girls’ fledgling food recovery network at its bakeries in Scarsdale and Tuckahoe. They store their gleanings overnight at home for delivery the next day. “We employ our parents and siblings to drive us,” Natasha said with a smile. “We can’t drive yet, but as soon as we’re on the road (with driver’s licenses), we’ll be doing it.” Siena starts her junior year at Edgemont High School this month. Natasha, who transferred from Edgemont a year ago, starts her junior year at the private Hackley School in Tarrytown. Both are engaged in several extracurricular clubs and activities, but they’ll make time for FoodSync and try to expand it in the busy new school year. It began last spring when Natasha’s older sister took a job at Martine’s in Scarsdale. “One day she brought home a huge bag of bagels, doughnuts” that otherwise would have been destined for the dumpster, said Natasha. That gave Natasha food for thought. She began contacting organizations about delivering salvaged food to their locations. Food for Thought – an organizational name later deemed too common and changed to FoodSync – was born. “I asked Siena if she would be interested in running the program for me,” Natasha said. “She hopped on board.” The partners did research. They met with a founder of the Food Recovery Network, a national network of student groups that collect and redistribute surplus food from dining halls. “There’s a lot of food wasted on college campuses,” Natasha said. They found that one in six Americans go hungry each day, while this heedless nation tosses out 30 million tons of food waste annually. Food waste, said Siena, “is something that you notice,” especially when you’ve traveled to the world’s poverty-stricken places, as these girls have. The divide between the hungry have-nots and enclaves of privilege such as Scarsdale is evident within the bounds of their daily lives. “It’s a big difference from where we live,” said Natasha, “and just a couple of minutes away.” In White Plains, they deliver baked goods to Open Arms Men’s Shelter and Samaritan House women’s shelter, programs run by Grace Church Community Center. With schools reopening, FoodSync volunteers this fall will resume

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Food Sync founders Natasha Suri, left, and Siena Spitzer outside Martine’s Bake Shoppe in Scarsdale.

deliveries to programs at White Plains High School. The partners have added La Renaissance Patisserie Française to their collection route in Scarsdale. They aim to add cafes and restaurants in the area to their network. “We’re trying to entice them with tax-deductible donations” of food whose value they can claim on their income tax returns, Natasha said. Some potential donors “are worried about the liability issues,” Siena said. FoodSync’s organizers, though, have done their homework to dispel such worry. They can cite the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a 16-year-old federal law that encourages food donations to nonprofits by minimizing liability for donors other than in cases of gross negligence. Promoting their enterprise on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Natasha and Siena plan to grow their network through technology. Their website, foodsync.org, is being developed as a networking center and database where restaurants, bakeries and other commercial food donors can post daily reports on what’s available for pick-up at their businesses.

“We have to try to integrate it into the restaurants’ daily lives, so they submit a report every day,” Natasha said. The partners want to create a regional food recovery network by recruiting volunteers in New Jersey, New York City and Connecticut to collect at businesses in their communities. “It’s a big project, and we really need a working web site, because that’s a big concept of FoodSync,” said Natasha. “We’re going to tell other food recoverers to use it.” Proving to be able grant writers too, FoodSync’s founders have been awarded $3,000 to aid their work from groups that include GenerationOn and Youth Service America. Citizens Bank recently awarded $1,000 in seed money to Food Sync as a regional winner of its Banking on Youth competition for nonprofit entrepreneurs. With two more years of high school ahead, Natasha and Siena are more focused on building their online model for food recovery than on nerve-racking college choices. “Everyone is very into technology and so it makes it very easy for them to just whip out their phone and donate,” Natasha said. HVBiz • WCBJ • September 10, 2012

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THELIST: financial planners Ranked by number of planners in the county; listed alphabetically in event of tie.

Westchester County Next List: Sept. 17 Real Estate Developers

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Stuart Silverman CEO ssilverman@fusionadvisornetwork.com 2003

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Richard Flowers CLU, ChFC Steven Randall rick.flowers@nmfn.com 1857

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Tiffany C. O'Toole Tiffany C. O'Toole totoole@tompkinsfinancialadvisors.com 1836

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Clarfeld Wealth Strategies & Financial Confidantes 560 White Plains Road, Tarrytown 10591 846-0100 • clarfeld.com

Fusion Advisor Network * 555 Taxter Road, Elmsford 10523 909-1500 • fusionfinancialnetwork.com

Northwestern Mutual The Rye Brook Financial Group 5 International Drive, Suite 100, Rye Brook 10573 275-4555 • flowersgroup.nmfn.com

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120 White Plains Road, Suite 112, Tarrytown 10591 468-8900 • lexcowealth.com

20 Baltic Place, Croton-on-Hudson 10520 271-8102 • hhcminc.com

116 Kraft Ave., Suite 8, Bronxville 10708 793-4095 • mdicinc.com

Palisades Hudson Financial Group 2 Overhill Road, Suite 100, Scarsdale 10583 723-5000 • palisadeshudson.com

Tompkins Financial Advisors 10 Bank St., White Plains 10606 946-1277 • tompkinsfinancialadvisors.com

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ITI Strategies Inc. 994 Main St., Peekskill 10566 734-2800 • itistrategies.com

The Ostrove Group Inc. 4 New King St., Suite 101, White Plains 10604 428-4095 • ostrovegroup.com

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Christopher W. Judge CFP

800 Westchester Ave., Suite 641N, Rye Brook 10573 (845) 627-8300

1053 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 204, Ardsley 10502 693-6789 • cwjudgefinancial.com

Petrone Financial Service 67 Burns Place, Briarcliff Manor 10510 944-3073

Werlinch Asset Management L.L.C. 14 Birch Lane, Rye Brook 10573 481-5888 • waminvest.com

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FACTS& FIGURES on the record WESTCHESTER Bankruptcies The following petitions were filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets.

Manhattan Ampal - American Israel Corp., 555 Madison Ave., 20th floor, New York City 10022. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Michelle McMahon. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-13689. Holsted Marketing Inc., 135 Madison Ave., New York City 10016. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Gerard R. Luckman, Jericho. Filed Aug. 28. Case no. 12-13672. James G. Kennedy & Co. Inc., 215 E. 38th St., New York City 10016. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Tracy L. Klestadt. Filed Aug. 28. Case no. 12-13669.

Items appearing in the Westchester County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bob Rozycki c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 3 Gannett Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680

Crowley Latin America Services L.L.C. Filed by Zurich Insurance Co. Action: admiralty claim. Attorney for plaintiff: The following cases appear on Martin F. Casey. Filed Aug. 31. the docket of the U.S. District Case no. 12-06674. Court for the county of Westchester in White Plains. Discover Financial Services L.L.C. Filed by Milton Gotay. U.S. District Court Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Adorama Inc. Filed by Alex- Act of 1978. Attorney for plainander Interactive Inc. Action: tiff: Ahmad Keshavarz. Filed copyright infringement claim. Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06624. Attorney for plaintiff: Denise Savage. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. Escape Media Group Inc. 12-06608. Filed by Capitol Records Inc. Action: copyright infringement Allstate Insurance Co. Filed by claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Gedalya Altman. Action: diver- Ilene Farkas, Frank Scibilia and sity-insurance contract claim. David Zakarin. Filed Aug. 30. Attorney for plaintiff: Adam Case no. 12-06646. Gana, Christopher L. Lufrano and Brian G. Maloney. Filed FIL Lines USA Inc. Filed by Aug. 31. Case no. 12-06679. Nippon Kaisha. Action: admiralty claim. Attorney for plainApproved Marine Inc. Filed tiff: Joseph De May Jr. Filed by Ace American Insurance Co. Aug. 30. Case no. 12-06643. Action: admiralty claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Gregory Barnett and Janine Brown. Filed Fulvio & Associates L.L.C. Filed by Paul Panepinto. Action: Aug. 31. Case no. 12-06673. claim filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Ariba Discount Inc. Filed by Attorney for plaintiff: George Shamim Begum. Action: claim Sitaras. Filed Aug. 30. Case no. filed under the Fair Labor Stan- 12-06654. dards Act of 1938. Attorney for plaintiff: John Idouchi. Filed Geomological Institute of Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06620. America Inc., et al. Action: diversity-property damage claim. Atria Senior Living Group Attorneys for plaintiff: Jerome Inc. Filed by Lynda Hines. Ac- J. Lawton and Capricci G. Bition: job discrimination claim. landal. Filed Aug. 30. Case no. Attorney for plaintiff: Mark 12-06644. Carey. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06622. Glenn Miller Productions Inc. Filed by Gary S. Tole. AcCitigroup Inc. Filed by Rent- tion: diversity-breach of conokil-Initial Pension Scheme. tract. Attorney for plaintiff: Lee Action: claim filed under the Bantle. Filed Aug. 31. Case no. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 12-06660. Attorneys for plaintiff: Theodore Pintar, Darren J. Robbins, Samuel Rudman, Mark Solomon and David Straite. Filed Aug. 30 Case no. 12-06653.

Court Cases

Home/Life Services Inc. Filed by Frances Odamy, et al. Action: denial of overtime compensation claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Scott Lucas. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06603.

Pathways to Housing Inc. Filed by Kamiko Bradley. Action: job discrimination claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Paul N. Cisternino. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06599.

Warner Music Group Corp. Filed by Charles Bollfrass. Action: copyright infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Kleinman. Filed Aug. 30. Case no. 12-06648.

SC Choice Management Corp., et al. Filed by Donna Deeds Aumick. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Attorneys for plaintiff: David Brodsky and Gary Gre- Above $1 million enwald. Filed Aug. 31. Case no. Manhattan Sheraton Corp., 12-06671. 557 Gramatan Realty L.L.C., et al. Filed by Joseph Bejjani, et New York City. Seller: Zamar al. Action: claim filed under the Seko Worldwide L.L.C., et al. Realty Corp., Mount Vernon. Labor Management Relations Filed by Allianz Global Corpo- Property: 557-567 Gramatan Act of 1947. Attorney for plain- rate & Specialty. Action: federal Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: tiff: Daniel Kaiser. Filed Aug. 29. question claim. Attorney for $5 million. Filed Aug. 31. plaintiff: Thomas Grasso. Filed Case no. 12-06618. Aug. 29. Case no. 12-00609. The McGraw-Hill Companies Below $1 million Inc. Filed by Muench Photog- SHNY Restaurant Group raphy Inc. Action: copyright in- L.L.C. Filed by Gilberto Pafringement claim. Attorneys for checo. Action: claim filed under 2010-2020 Main Street L.L.C., plaintiff: Robert Crockett, Alex- the Fair Labor Standards Act Brooklyn. Seller: Alice Dean, ander Kerr and Christopher Se- of 1938. Attorney for plaintiff: et al. Property: 2010 Main St., idman. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. Michael Faillace. Filed Aug. 31. Peekskill. Amount: $750,000. Filed Aug. 30. Case no. 12-06664. 12-06595. Madison Bistro NYC Inc., et al. Filed by Pablo Novarro. Action: denial of overtime compensation claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Michael Faillace. Filed Aug. 31. Case no. 12-06663.

Mekruth Inc. Filed by Abdul Shariff. Action: claim filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attorney for plaintiff: James E. Bahamonde. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06637.

Spire Biomedical Inc., et al. Filed by Bard Access Systems Inc. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Anthony Laura and John J. Zefutie Jr. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06606.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., et al. Filed by Julio Tardio. Action: claim filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Attorney for plaintiff: Richard Gonnello. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06619.

Sunbeam Productions Inc. Filed by Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Action: diversity-product damage claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Sheps. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06594.

Palmer Hill Development Co. L.L.C., et al. Filed by Nieto Contractors Inc. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Karen Riggio. Filed Aug. 30. Case no. 12-06655.

TRS Recovery Services Inc. Filed by Joann Bucko. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Brian Bromberg. Filed Aug. 29. Case no. 12-06607.

632 Fort Hill Road Lot A Realty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Seller: Henry Webster, et al, Elizabethtown. Property: 632 Fort Hill Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $400,000. Filed Aug. 30. 632 Fort Hill Road Lot B Realty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Seller: Henry Webster, Elizabethtown. Property: Paradise Drive, Greenburgh. Amount: $350,000. Filed Aug. 30. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Edward D. Loughman III, New Rochelle. Property: 36 Crosby Place, New Rochelle. Amount: $273,307. Filed Aug. 31.

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FACTS&FIGURES MD Residential L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Seller: New Roc Parcel 1A L.L.C., Valhalla. Property: 175 Huguenot St., 2702, New Rochelle. Amount: $423,865. Filed Aug. 30.

MOUNT VERNON, 401 S. Seventh Ave. Apartment; .09 acre. Plaintiff: Flushing Savings Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jaspan, Schlesinger, (516) 7468000; 300 Garden City Plaza, Fifth floor, Garden City. Defendant: Dominick Servedio. Referee: Joseph Goubeaud. Sale: Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $428,661.40.

Plains Holdings L.L.C., Conifer, Colo. Seller: Joseph P. Nardone, White Plains. Property: 723 Old White Plains Road, Mamaroneck. Amount: $100,000. Filed Aug. 30. MOUNT VERNON, 418 S. First Ave. Three-family dwellProfile Lake 2 L.L.C., White ing; .12 acre. Plaintiff: Aurora Plains. Seller: Manuel Garcia, Loan Services. Plaintiff’s atWhite Plains. Property: 16 Mer- torney: Rosicki & Rosicki & ritt Ave., White Plains. Amount: Associates, (845) 897-1600; 2 Summit Court, No. 301, Fish$425,000. Filed Aug. 30. kill. Defendant: Vilma Lozano. Referee: Bruce Trent. Sale: Sept. Weichert Relocation Re- 11, 8:45 a.m. Approximate lien: sources Inc., Morris Plains, N.J. $312,084.63. Seller: My-Hanh deFontaine, et al, Larchmont. Property: 25 Vanderburgh Ave., Mama- NEW ROCHELLE, 44 Crosby roneck. Amount: $750,000. Place. Two-family dwelling; .17 acre. Plaintiff: Emigrant MortFiled Aug. 29. gage Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Foreclosure Wabnik, (516) 812-4500; 401 Franklin Ave., Garden City. DeAuctions fendant: Sylvia Garrison. Referee: Anthony Keogh. Sale: Sept. CORTLANDT MANOR, 10 Hill Top Drive. Vacant land; 13, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: not 9.27 acre. Plaintiff: Suntrust available. Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Ped- PORT CHESTER, 38 Upland dy, (516) 222-6200; 100 Garden St. Single-family residence; .38 City Plaza, Garden City. Defen- acre. Plaintiff: Hudson City Savdant: Jean Claude Olivier. Ref- ings Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: eree: Anne Penachio. Sale: Sept. Cohn & Roth, (516) 747-3030; 13, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: not 100 E. Old Country Road, available. Mineola. Defendant: Gary Kestlinger. Referee: Michele BerLARCHMONT, 2 Washing- mel. Sale: Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m. ton Square, Apt. 4E. Condo- Approximate lien: $343,399.74. minium. Plaintiff: Board of Managers of Larchmont Ter- THORNWOOD, 200 Westrace Condominium. Plaintiff’s chester Ave. Single-family attorney: Finger & Finger, 158 residence; .33 acre. Plaintiff: Grand St., White Plains. De- The Bank of New York Mellon. fendant: Joel Poisson. Referee: Plaintiff’s attorney: Leopold & Pauline Galvin. Sale: Sept. 11, Associates, 80 Business Park 9:15 a.m. Approximate lien: Drive, Armonk. Defendant: $15,107.44. Pjeter Balaj. Referee: Michele Bermel. Sale: Sept. 13, 10 a.m. MONTROSE, 2101 Albany Approximate lien: $425,352.78. Post Road, aka 157 Albany Post Road. Multiple-use building; 25 x 220. Plaintiff: Alaska Financial Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Richard Herrmann, (518) 383-1299; 440 Route 146, Clifton Park. Defendant: Cathy Griffin. Referee: Bruce Trent. Sale: Sept. 14, 10:45 a.m. Approximate lien: $260,772.06.

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THORNWOOD, 230 Albany Ave. Single-family residence; .2 acre. Plaintiff: U.S. Bank N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, (516) 222-6200; 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City. Defendant: Lillian Terilli. Referee: Anne Penachio. Sale: Sept. 20, 9:15 a.m. Approximate lien: not available. YONKERS, 54 Ravine Ave. Apartment; .05 acre. Plaintiff: Flagstar Bank FSB. Plaintiff’s attorney: Fein, Such & Crane, (973) 538-4700, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge. Defendant: Edwin Vasquez. Referee: Ian Spier. Sale: Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $360,608.11. YONKERS, 355 Warburton Ave. Two-family dwelling; 1 acre. Plaintiff: JW Liens L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, (516) 812-4500 401; Franklin Ave., Garden City. Defendant: Jacob Samra. Referee: Dominick Calderoni. Sale: Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Approximate lien: not available.

Judgments

Badolato’s Florist Inc., Yonkers. $969 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Bedford Asset Management L.L.C., Bedford. $115 in favor Huffmire Fabricators Inc., of the New York State Tax Com- South Salem. $1,360 in favor of mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Briarcliff Market Inc., Briarcliff Manor. $11,464 in favor of Ianemm Inc., Larchmont. the New York State Tax Com- $4,502 in favor of the New York mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Celtictile L.L.C., d.b.a. Celtic Tile, Peekskill. $150 in favor of J and J Landscapes Ltd., Irthe New York State Tax Com- vington. $518 in favor of the mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Cernese, Henning and Company Inc., Peekskill. $1,521 J.V.J. Deli and Grocery Corp., in favor of the New York State New Rochelle. $410 in favor of Tax Commission, Albany. Filed the New York State Tax ComDec. 19. mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Conica Management Company Inc., Thornwood. $15,484 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Dec. 21.

Jade Car Corp., Yonkers. $8,442 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Dec. 21.

DMC Global Consulting Inc., Cortlandt Manor. $1,507 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Jodogi Corp., d.b.a. Quick Stop, Mohegan Lake. $50 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

1154 First Avenue Corp., d.b.a. Highridge Cleaners, Yonkers. $10,775 in favor of the New Express Valet Parking SerYork State Tax Commission, Al- vice Inc., New Rochelle. $3,976 in favor of the New bany. Filed Dec. 19. York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Aldana Construction and Landscaping Inc., Peekskill. $1,412 in favor of the New York Greame Chung Enterprise Inc., State Tax Commission, Albany. Mount Vernon. $1,706 in favor of the New York State Tax CommisFiled Dec. 19. sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. ASA Commodities Inc., Chappaqua. $14,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Dec. 21. Atlantis Management Group Inc., Mount Vernon. $223 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Hedaya Furniture Corp., d.b.a. Ever More Furniture, Yonkers. $1,023 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Gregg Radio and Television Inc., New Rochelle. $517 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Half Shell Bev Inc., Mohegan Lake. $423 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Hamilton Designs Inc., Sleepy Automated Interiors Inc., Hollow. $1,939 in favor of the Elmsford. $523 in favor of the New York State Tax CommisNew York State Tax Commis- sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

North Avenue Food Market L.L.C., New Rochelle. $1,733 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. North Broadway Phones Inc., Yonkers. $1,382 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Quality Auto Clinic Inc., Mount Vernon. $532 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Remy’s Deli Inc., White Plains. $1,755 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Roadline Distributors Inc., New Rochelle. $589 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Roake’s Corner Deli Inc., Peekskill. $1,662 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. SLP Construction Corp., White Plains. $278 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Tenampa Inc., Croton-onHudson. $7,098 in favor of the La Brisa Marina Inc., New New York State Tax CommisRochelle. $2,993 in favor of the sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Tower Development L.L.C., Bedford Corners. $3,978 in faLinkage Restaurant Inc., vor of the New York State Tax Mount Vernon. $3,167 in favor Commission, Albany. Filed of the New York State Tax Com- Dec. 19. mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Tri-State Learning Center Management Bus Line Corp., Inc., New Rochelle. $50 in favor White Plains. $1,792 in favor of of the New York State Tax Comthe New York State Tax Com- mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Tuesday Style Inc., Elmsford. N and S Carpet Company $265 in favor of the New York Inc., Yonkers. $20,801 in favor State Tax Commission, Albany. of the New York State Tax Com- Filed Dec. 19. mission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. United Container and ConNantucket Industries Inc., struction Corp., New Rochelle. Yonkers. $1,627 in favor of the $1,983 in favor of the New York New York State Tax Commis- State Tax Commission, Albany. sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Filed Dec. 19.


Credits, Clients and Awards Amalgamated Life Insurance Co. has been named to the 2012 Ward’s 50 group of the top-performing companies. Amalgamated Life was evaluated among nearly 800 life and health insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identified as one of the top performers in the life-health segment. Westchester Community College has announced its Center for Financial and Economic Education has received $150,000 renewed grant funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Newsmakers WESTMED Medical Group, a Purchase-based multispecialty group medical practice, has announced the following appointments. Caroline DeFilippo, a board-certified internist, was previously a public health educator for the Rockland County Department of Health. She was awarded her medical degree and a master’s degree in public health from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Chang Soo Kim of New Canaan, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been in private practice since 2003. He received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. Heather Schultz of Brooklyn, a board-certified dermatologist, earned a medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

From left, Lou Budetti, broker/owner of ERA Insite Realty; Miriam O’Malley; Carole Andrews; Dominick DeGaetano, former principal broker of Deed Real Estate; Bernadette Traub; Barbara Hawkins; Aristea Thanos; and Ed Walsh.

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Richard D. Rathvon has been named vice president for retail commodity services at ConEdison Solutions. He will be based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Westchester County and will lead the team focused on energy supply to commercial, industrial and governmental customers. Most recently, Rathvon served as senior vice president at Liberty Power Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ERA Insite Realty Services, a full-service, family-owned and operated residential real estate firm headquartered in White Plains for 27 years, will be celebrating its merger with Deed Real Estate of Bronxville Thursday Sept.13. (Pictured above). The Volunteer Center of United Way in Tarrytown has announced the following individuals have joined its board. Otis B. Ellis of Tarrytown. Jonathan Hotz of Ossining. Jennifer Lavelli of Yonkers.

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Snapshot Anne Janiak, executive director of the Women’s Enterprise Development Center recently accepted the New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) 2012 Award for Excellence at the recent EAP conference. Pictured right: Anne Janiak, right, with Joyce Smith, EAP director of the at the Empire State Development Corp., and Steve Cohen, deputy commissioner at the Empire State Development Corp.

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FACTS&FIGURES Vaughn Trevor Limousine Corp., Mount Vernon. $1,755 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Burnett, Sharon, as administratrix, devisee and legatee of the estate of Veronica Burnett, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an VGF Realty Corp., Briarcliff unspecified amount affecting Manor. $1,805 in favor of the property located at 115 GrandNew York State Tax Commis- view Ave., Mount Vernon 10553. Filed July 30. sion, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Wallger Enterprises Inc., d.b.a. Crystal Bay on the Hudson, Peekskill. $59,721 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Westchester USA Taxi Inc., White Plains. $1,730 in favor of the New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19. Yonkers Funeral Home Inc., Yonkers. $324 in favor of New York State Tax Commission, Albany. Filed Dec. 19.

Lis Pendens The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. 1833 East Main Street L.L.C., et al. Filed by Mahopac National Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $562,500 affecting property located at 1833 E. Main St., Yorktown. Filed July 31. Acosta, Henry J., et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 4 Alan Place, White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. 3. Akinleye, Babatunde, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $162,500 affecting property located at 25 Orchard St., Yonkers 10703. Filed Aug. 2. Blake, Steven, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,000 affecting property located at 7 Edinburgh Drive, Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 1.

Fiore, David, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $325,000 affecting property located at 69 Oak St., Harrison 10528. Filed Aug. 2.

Jenkins, Taimeka, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $292,000 affecting property located at 415 Woodland Hills Road, White Plains. Filed July 31.

Orsini, Marilyn, et al. Filed by Hudson City Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $47,000 affecting property located at 156 Chauncey Place, Peekskill. Filed Aug. 2.

Gannozzi, Szabo, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $332,000 affecting property located at 9 Floral Road, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed Aug. 3.

Kwanmuang, Chatri, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $244,800 affecting property located at 39 Sterling Ave., Unit 3, White Plains 10606. Filed July 30.

Padilla, Favian, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $461,700 affecting property located at 935 McKinley St., Peekskill 10566. Filed July 31.

Ledgister, Susan, et al. Filed by BLB Trading L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 4 Consulate Drive, Unit 4-3M, Eastchester 10707. Filed Aug. 1.

Perez, Kenneth J., et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,000 affecting property located at 6 Teramar Way, White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. 3.

Capeci, Ronald W., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $358,000 affecting property located at 717 Westchester Ave., Port Chester Guzman, Manuel F., et al. 10573. Filed July 30. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Carlson, Michael E., et al. mortgage to secure $520,000 Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: affecting property located in seeks to foreclose on a mort- Mount Vernon. Filed Aug. 2. gage to secure $521,500 affecting property located at 31 Ernst Harris, Allen W. Jr., et al. Filed Road, Cortlandt Manor 10567. by BAC Home Loans Servicing Filed Aug. 3. L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $496,000 Cespedes, Maria, et al. Filed by affecting property located at Loancare. Action: seeks to fore- 11 Pond View Lane, Ossining. close on a mortgage to secure Filed Aug. 3. $376,062 affecting property located at 185 Warburton Ave., Hobbs, Mark J., et al. Filed by Yonkers 10701. Filed Aug. 3. Putnam County Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on Cox, Richard, et al. Filed by a mortgage to secure $91,200 JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. affecting property located in Action: seeks to foreclose on a Somers. Filed July 31. mortgage to secure $306,500 affecting property located at Iaropoli, Joseph Sr., et al. Filed 236 Prospect Ave., Greenburgh by Citimortgage Inc. Action: 10607. Filed Aug. 1. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount Davy, Nigel B., et al. Filed by affecting property located at 102 PNC Bank N.A. Action: seeks Mahopac Ave., Granite Springs to foreclose on a mortgage to 10527. Filed July 31. secure $300,000 affecting property located at 47 Willow Drive, Irizarry, George Jr., et al. Filed Briarcliff Manor 10510. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: July 30. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $370,000 affecting Deleon, Carolina, et al. Filed property located at 103 W. Lake by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: Drive, Thornwood 10594. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mortgage July 31. to secure $415,500 affecting property located at 22 Cabot Isaacs, Garfield, et al. Filed by Ave., Elmsford 10523. Filed Deutsche Bank National Trust Aug. 1. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $342,000 Edwards, Jeremiah, et al. Filed affecting property located at 308 by Topa Associates Four. Action: Mundy Lane, Mount Vernon. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Filed Aug. 3. to secure $400,000 affecting property located in Peekskill. Filed Aug. 2.

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Malcolm, Janett M., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $408,900 affecting property located in New Rochelle. Filed Aug. 3. Mejia, Alvaro, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,500 affecting property located at 6 Hillside Close, White Plains 10603. Filed Aug. 3.

Pinero, Rose, et al. Filed by John Varela. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $428,000 affecting property located at 31 Warren St., Unit B, New Rochelle 10801. Filed July 30.

Placzankis, Brian, aka Brian Barone, aka Brian Barrone, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 423 Hinman Place, Mamaroneck 10543. Mitchell, Michael, et al. Filed Filed July 31. by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Ramsey, Craig, heir to the esmortgage to secure $337,000 tate of Herbert M. Ramsey, et al. affecting property located at 734 Filed by Generation Mortgage S. Sixth Ave., Mount Vernon Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on 10550. Filed Aug. 3. a mortgage to secure $630,000 affecting property located at 19 Nash, Mary, et al. Filed by Cooley Place, Mount Vernon Deutsche Bank National Trust 10550. Filed Aug. 2. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $368,000 Rao, Richard L., et al. Filed by affecting property located at Deutsche Bank National Trust 159 North Road, White Plains Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on 10603. Filed July 30. a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property Nero, Lisa M., et al. Filed by located at 29 Atlas Place, Mount Deutsche Bank National Trust Vernon 10552. Filed Aug. 3. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $318,000 Reiss, Francine, et al. Filed by affecting property located at OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: 183 Gibson Ave., White Plains seeks to foreclose on a mortgage 10607. Filed July 31. to secure $436,000 affecting property located at 13 Sunset Drive, Yonkers. Filed Aug. 3.

Robinson, Lester, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $181,900 affecting property located at 4 Morris Crescent, Yonkers 10705. Filed July 30. Rodriguez, Cirilo, et al. Filed by PNC Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $219,138 affecting property located at 150 Cortlandt St., Sleepy Hollow 10591. Filed Aug. 3. Romero, Jose, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 19 Livingston Ave., Yonkers 10705. Filed Aug. 3. Schnaars, Nancy J., et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $400,000 affecting property located at 2846 Avis Court, Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed Aug. 3. Simpson, Shannon, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $279,839 affecting property located at 14 High Meadow Trail, Unit A507, Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 2. Sinopoli, Anna M., et al. Filed by Citibank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 1 Cornell Drive, Hartsdale 10530. Filed Aug. 3. Soropoulos, Steven, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $175,000 affecting property located at 368 Washington Ave., Pelham 10803. Filed Aug. 3. Tucker, Jackie V., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1.3 million affecting property located at 79 Beech Hill Road, Scarsdale 10583. Filed July 30.


Turnquist, John, et al. Filed by Mahopac National Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $325,000 affecting property located at 94 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow. Filed Aug. 2. Webb, Felicia, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $397,497 affecting property located at 29 Grandview Ave., Rye 10580. Filed Aug. 3.

EGC Home Improvement, 60 States Insurance, 25 Sprague Lafayette St., Second floor, New Road, Scarsdale 10583, c/o Peter Rochelle 10805, c/o Edilson T.H. Wood. Filed Feb. 7. Leslie McQueen Trust, et al, Geraldo Cardoso. Filed Feb. 9. as owner. $136,000 as claimed Treat Me Sweet Bakery, 49 by Lisa Usavich, White Plains. Family Club Haircuts, 39 Pon- Overlook Ave., Eastchester Property: in Mamaroneck. Filed ingo St., Port Chester 10573, c/o 10709, c/o Frances R. Casson. Aug. 29. Filed Feb. 9. Maria Chicaiza. Filed Feb. 8.

Mechanic’s Liens

South Broadway WP L.L.C., Farez Consulting, 8 Rockledge as owner. $3,917 as claimed Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Edby Papp Architects P.C., White ward L. Farez. Filed Feb. 7. Plains. Property: in White Plains. Filed Aug. 29. FR Spartans Baseball, 1121 Knollwood Road, White Plains Wendel, Andrew M., et al. 10603, c/o Eric Holtz. Filed Filed by Astoria Federal Savings New Businesses Feb. 9. and Loan Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortThis paper is not responsible for Francesca’s Collections, 1 gage to secure $212,800 affecttypographical errors contained Ridge Hill Blvd., Suite 1330, ing property located at 2 Wilton in the original filings. Yonkers 10710, c/o John T. DeCircle, Rye Brook 10573. Filed meritt. Filed Feb. 9. July 31.

Partnerships

Wright, Dorice J., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $520,000 affecting property located at 615 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle 10804. Filed Aug. 3. Wright, Karen, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $533,850 affecting property located at 220 North Seventh Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 3.

United, 2005 Palmer Ave., Suite 235, Larchmont 10538, c/o Paul Miller and Marilyn Miller. Filed Feb. 9.

Sole Proprietorships 3 Lil Sisters Productions, 1 Landmark Square, No. 204, Port Chester 10573, c/o Fernando A. Mateo Jr. Filed Feb. 8.

Carrot Communications, 517 Bedford Ave., Tarrytown 10591, Zapata, Arlene, aka Arlene J. c/o Gabrielle Langholtz. Filed Buono, et al. Filed by JPMor- Feb. 7. gan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Certus Limo, 154 E. Boston to secure $304,000 affecting Post Road, Mamaroneck 10543, property located at 500 High c/o Monuchar Suvgeladze. Filed Point Drive, Apt. 211, Hartsdale Feb. 7. 10530. Filed Aug. 3.

Patents The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.

Managing logical sockets. Patent no. 8,261,323 issued to Dwip N. Banerjee, Austin, Texas; Marco A. Cabrera, Austin, Texas; Tommy L. McLane, Hutto, Texas; and Eduardo L. Reyes, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Security management for an integrated console for applications associated with multiple user registries. Patent no. 8,261,331 issued to Samar Choudhary, Morrisville, N.C.; Nataraj Nagaratnam, Cary, N.C.; and Naveenkumar V. Mugada, Cary, N.C. Assigned to International Business MaNetwork intrusion blocking chines Corp., Armonk. security overlay. Patent no. 8,261,326 issued to Ron Ben- Test structure for characterizNatan, Lexington, Mass. As- ing multiport static random signed to International Busi- access memory and register ness Machines Corp., Armonk. file arrays. Patent no. 8,261,138 issued to Leland Chang, New Optimizing allocation of re- York City; Jente B. Kuang, Aussources on partitions of a da- tin, Texas; Robert K. Montoye, ta-processing system. Patent New York City; Hung C. Ngo, no. 8,261,281 issued to Sujatha Austin, Texas; and Kevin J. Kashyap, Austin, Texas. As- Nowka, Georgetown, Texas. Assigned to International Busi- signed to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. ness Machines Corp., Armonk.

Breakpoint identification and presentation in virtual worlds. Patent no. 8,261,199 issued to Ryan Cradick, Rochester, Minn.; and Zachary Garbow, Rochester, Minn. Assigned Lasting Nature, 559 Blinn to International Business MaRoad, Croton 10520, c/o Kath- chines Corp., Armonk. Optimizing power consumperine S. Brechner. Filed Feb. 7. tion by tracking how proComputer program product, gram runtime performance LMP Design, 125 Parkway apparatus and method for metrics respond to changes Road, Suite 1307, Bronxville inserting components in a hi- in operating frequency. Pat10708, c/o Linda Pagano. Filed erarchical chip design. Patent ent no. 8,261,112 issued to Feb. 9. no. 8,261,224 issued to Frank John B. Carter, Austin, Texas; Malgioglio, Hopewell Junction; Heather L. Hanson, Austin, Monique L. Aspinall, 1273 and Christopher J. Berry, Hud- Texas; Karthick Rajamani, AusNorth Ave., Apt. 505, New Ro- son. Assigned to International tin, Texas; Freeman L. Rawson chelle 10804, c/o Monique L. Business Machines Corp., Ar- III, Austin, Texas; and Malcolm S. Ware, Austin, Texas. Assigned monk. Aspinall. Filed Feb. 7. to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Mother’s Day Fashion and Energy-efficient server-locaTalent Show, 34 E. First St., tion determination. Patent no. Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Carol 8,261,118 issued to Seraphin B. Processor packing in an SMP Calo, Cortlandt Manor; David server to conserve energy. Bradley. Filed Feb. 7. L. Kaminsky, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Patent no. 8,261,285 issued to Dinesh C. Verma, New Castle; Wesley Felter, Austin, Texas; and New Central Cleaners, 106 E. and Xiping Wang, Scarsdale. As- Soraya Ghiasi, Austin, Texas. AsMain St., Elmsford 10523, c/o signed to International Busi- signed to International BusiKyung Ae Woo. Filed Feb. 7. ness Machines Corp., Armonk. ness Machines Corp., Armonk.

S. Collective Clothing, 481 Chianese Productions, 56 Main St., Suite 303B, New RoZurrow, Robert, et al. Filed by Palisade St., Dobbs Ferry 10522, chelle 10801, c/o Shaun Skeene. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: c/o Sarah Chianese. Filed Feb. 7. Filed Feb. 8. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $617,500 affecting SAB Car Service, 42 Pine St., property located at 24 Belden No. 4K, Yonkers 10701, c/o ShaAve., Dobbs Ferry 10522. Filed hid Abulbashar. Filed Feb. 8. July 31.

Trust and identity in secure calendar-sharing collaboration. Patent no. 8,261,329 issued to Daniel C. Gurney, Worcester, Mass.; Carol A. Jones, Raleigh, N.C.; Anthony J. Nadalin, Austin, Texas; Nataraj Nagaratnam, Morrisville, N.C.; John J. Rawls, San Marcos, Texas; Robert L. Yates, Arlington, Mass.; and Alfred Zollar, New York City. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Federated identity brokering. Patent no. 8,261,330 issued to Barry D. Atkins, Raleigh, N.C.; David O. Melgar, Raleigh, N.C.; Anthony Nadalin,Austin, Texas; and Ajamu A. Wesley, Concord, Mass. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF End Transmission Games LLC. Date of filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) 4/5/12. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served is to the principal business location at 11 Kaldenberg Pl., Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #58018 NOTICE OF FORMATION of LtB associates, LLC. Arts. of Organization filed with Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/08/12. Offc. location: Westchester Cty. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The add. to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to the LLC, 101 Maple St. #3, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. #58053 Notice of Formation of ROOSEVELT HOTEL REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 7/23/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 560 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: all lawful activities. #58054 F & J PARTNERS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/20/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 440 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58055 Notice of Formation of the Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of Stateís Office (SSNY) on 7/10/12 for SUTERA FAMILY DENTISTRY, PLLC. Principal office: Westchester County. Business: Dentistry. The SSNY is designated as the agent of the company upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process is: 190 Goldens Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536. #58056 Notice of Formation of Bluestone Equestrian Center, L.L.C. Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY(SSNY) on 04/20/12. Office location:Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 10 Hartford Lane, White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose:Any lawful activity. #58057 Nationwide Security Consultants, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 07/17/12. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 22 Laurel Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #58058

LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of BBC TECH LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on July 11, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: Bryan L. Cappelli, c/o Cappelli Enterprises, Inc., 115 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, New York 10595. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #58060

LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of 9 REYMONT AVENUE ASSOCIATES LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on July 16, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: Susan Cappelli, 18 Sylvia Avenue, Ardsley, New York 10502. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #58061

LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of RENAISSANCE HOTEL PARTNERS HOLDING, LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on July 26, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: Louis R. Cappelli, c/o Cappelli Enterprises, Inc., 115 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, New York 10595. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #58062 Notice of Formation of At Your HR Service, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/13/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 572, Yorktown Heights, NY. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58063 Notice of Formation of Hoppenfeld Partners, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc. Ten Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58064 Notice of Formation of Fiasco Limited Partnership. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/14/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 282 Rye Beach Avenue, Rye, NY 10580. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2111. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58065 Name of LLC: Raphael Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 7/26/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process c/o R.J. Equities Inc., 169 S. Main St., Ste. 380, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful act. #58066 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Redan Capital, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Thistle Lane, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58067 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: Penn Flood Consulting, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/11/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 7 Keller Lane, Suite 8, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #58068

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Multiply Social Solutions, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 90 Atlantic Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: General. #58069 40 Broad Street 15-C LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eugenia M. Vecchio, Esq., 550 Mamaroneck Av Ste 210, Harrison, NY 10591. Purpose: General. #58070 Tru Praise LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Marcus Aaron Pass, 322 Decatur St. Apt 2, Brooklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: General. #58071 Peter Atkins & Associates LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/29/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Peter H. Atkins, 38 Rolling Meaodw Ln., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: General. #58072 Corinthian Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Wulf Lueckerath, 7 Taylor Rd., Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: General. #58073 Notice of Formation of B & E Network Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/6/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 300 Broadway Apt. 11B Dobbs Ferry. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58074 AIDA KRGIN PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/03/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Aida Krgin, 18 Winfield Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58075 ECOBUILD LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/21/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mr. Omer Kalafatoglu, 206 East 87th St. Apt. #5A, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58076 32 ADVISORS, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 07/24/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 07/02/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9 Westerleigh Rd , Purchase, NY 10577. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St. Ste 600 Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58077 Notice of Qualification of Lake George Northway, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY): 7/31/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE): 7/31/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2700 Westchester Ave., Ste. 407, Purchase, NY 10577. Registered agent upon whom process may be served: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58078

Notice of Formation of Oyster Bay 777 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1 North Broadway, Ste. 400, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58079

Notice of Formation of SPREEMO IPA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926, Attn: David A. Manko, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58091

Notice of Formation of Altheus Advisors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Law Office of Anthony L. Meola, 2500 Westchester Ave., Ste. 210, Purchase, NY 10577. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58080

Notice of Formation of Louise Ruberman, M.D., PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rand Rosenzweig Radley & Gordon, 445 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. #58092

Notice of Formation of EAT WELL: FOOD BY DANIELA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Bernard S. Gordon, Rand Rosenzweig Radley & Gordon LLP, 445 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58081 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Sickles & NRH, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/21/12. Office location: in Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paul Donahue, 472 Gramatan Avenue, GG3, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #58083

LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of NEW ROC NORTH AVE, LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on August 3, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: Louis R. Cappelli, c/o Cappelli Enterprises, Inc., 115 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, New York 10595. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #58084

PARDON ME PRODUCTIONS LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (ìSSNYî) on 08/01/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 35 Siscowit Road, Pound Ridge, New York 10576. Purpose: To conduct any lawful act or activity for which an LLC may be organized under the LLCL of New York. #58085 CariMere LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 05/07/12. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 150 North Road, White Plains, NY 10603 (the LLC’s primary business location). Purpose: any lawful business activity. #58086 BA-YUNUS LAW OFFICES, P.L.L.C., a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/28/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 950 Main Street, Suite 100, Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. #58087 Notice of Formation of JULIANNA PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/18/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Spresa Elizi, 62 Springer Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #58090

Notice of Formation of JT Capital Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/18/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 7 Pondfield Lane, Suite 201, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58093 Cheekie Charlie, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 06/25/12. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to:119 Villa Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #58094 Notice of Formation of MCN LIGHTING SUPPLY, LLC. Principal office Westchester County. Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to 3 Westchester Plaza, Suite 117, Elmsford, NY 10523. Articles of Organization of the LLC filed with the SSNY on July 24, 2012. Purpose: Any lawful act(s). #58095 SANBA GLOBAL LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/02/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Winfield Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58097 BRUNETTI MOTORCARS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/22/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58098 FORDHAM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/02/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Scott Kocher, 1155 Warburton Ave Ste 4v, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58099 NOTICE OF FORMATION of M&R SCARSDALE RESTAURANT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/12. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of LLC: 851 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 360 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #58100 Notice of Qualification of SLICELABS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 9/29/2009. NY Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 12 Plateau Circle, Bronxville, NY 10708. DE address of LLC: c/o LegalZoom, 1521 Concord Pike #301, Wilmington, DE 19803. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Suite 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58101

Notice of Qualification of Parramatta LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/6/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58102 Notice of Qualification of Dixon Projects LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/6/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58103 Notice of Qualification of South Sydney LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/6/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58104 Notice of Qualification of North Sydney LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/6/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58105 Notice of Formation of BRIDGEHAMPTON CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 8/13/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 119 Montgomery Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: all lawful activities. #58107 Notice of Formation of Milky Bayou LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY n 04/19/12. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to the LLC: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #58108 CLICKERCONNECTION DOG TRAINING, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 07/10/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. LLC formed in CT on 03/28/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Middle Patent Rd , Bedford, NY 10506. Principal Address: 40 Middle Patent Rd , Bedford, NY 10506. Cert of Formation filed with CT Sec. of State, Commercial Recording Div., P.O. Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58109 UNTITLED STAR LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/12/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 58 Cook Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58110

Notice of Application for Authority to do business in New York of IGPS Professional Services, LLC (ìLLCî) Application for Authority filed with the Secretary of State (ìSSNYî) 07/25/2012. The LLC formed in Delaware (ìDEî) on 04/27/2012. Office location is Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process to the LLC 24 Tonnelier Way Denville, NJ 07834. Office address in DE is c/o Corporation Service Company 2711 Centerville RD Suite 400 Wilmington, DE 19808. Copies of Certificate of Organization of LLC are on file and may be obtained from the Secretary of State of DE, Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #58111 Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by 992 Main Street Restaurant Corp to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 992 Main Street Peekskill NY 10566. #58112 Notice of Registration of SAPIR & SCHRAGIN LLP. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 399 Knollwood Road, Ste. 310, White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose: practice the profession of law. #58113 Notice of Formation of JENLOR INTERNATIONAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Cardillo & Corbett, 29 Broadway, Suite 1710, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58114 Notice of Formation of Design by Park LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/9/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. #58115 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Golden View II LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 22, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Golden View II LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58116 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Golden View Managers II LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 22, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Golden View Managers II LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58117

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MGV II LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 22, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MGV II LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58118 Notice of Formation of 290 Dyckman Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Edison Properties, LLC, 100 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #58119 Notice of Formation of 268 Dyckman Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Edison Properties, LLC, 100 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #58120 Notice of Formation of Soder Real Estate Equities, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on July 13, 2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 206 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58121 Notice of Formation of SOFUBO LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/11/11. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 158 Grand St., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58122

TARTARUS ADVISORS LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (ìSSNYî) on 8/23/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at Old Post Road Professional Building, 892 Route 35, P.O. Box 784, Cross River, New York 10518. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the LLCL of NY. #58123

168 Radford Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony J. Maiocchi; Law Office Of Anthony J. Maiocchi, PLLC, 22 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Duration Date: 12/31/2110. Purpose: General. #58124 Randolph Street Management Company, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony J. Maiocchi, Law Office of Anthony J. Etal, 22 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Duration Date: 12/31/2112. Purpose: General. #58125 Bright Capital Advisors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2 Tamarac Trail, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: General. #58126 Lower Corner Soccer Store, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/5/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Horace A. Mcfarlane, 419 White Plains Rd., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: General. #58127 Tiki 24 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2138 Williamsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: General. #58128 Tresi, Limited Liability Company. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 62 Pamela Rd, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: General. #58129 Peak Performance Fitness, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 16-1 Steven Dr., Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: General. #58130 Bandtz LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gabriel Gabella, 424 Long Ridge Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: General. #58131

Efficient Dental Market Systems, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/6/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 15 Great Oak Ln., Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: General. #58132 BH 551 Manhattan Ave LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/20/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 405 Tarrytown Rd. Ste 1488, White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: General. #58133 17 S. Hamilton Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Wulf Lueckerath, 7 Taylor Rd., Mt Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: General. #58134 Zenometrics LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/11/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 38 Gordon Ave., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. #58135 Notice of Qual. of Think Apps, LLC. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/10/12. Office in Westchester County. Formed in DE: 4/16/12. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 2785 Carr Ct., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. #58136 Anthony S. Leno, D.O., PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 15 Candlewood Ct., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: Medicine. #58137 Marina D. Castellanos PT, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/6/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2711 Centerville Rd. Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Purpose: Physical Therapy. #58138 Notice of Formation of Baisch Ingrassia & Co., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/13/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, NY, 12207. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58139

Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Dhisha LLC d/b/a Paradise Biryani of Yonkers to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 1727 Central Park Ave Yonkers NY 10710. #58140 Notice is hereby given that a restaurant wine license, #TBA has been applied for by 3 Sixd Rest Group LLC to sell beer and wine at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 360 Mamaroneck Avenue Mamaroneck NY 10543. #58141 Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Jamaica Mi Krazi d/b/a A Place 2 Go to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 273 North Avenue New Rochelle NY 10801. #58142 Notice of Application for Authority of RASE STABLES, LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC) filed with the Secy of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/2/12. LLC organized in Delaware on 7/26/12. NY office location: Westchester Co. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501, NY, NY 10001. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Copy of Cft. of Org. on file with SSDE. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58143 Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Kollata Inc. d/b/a Alex’s Bar & Grille to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 577 North Broadway White Plains NY 10603. #58144 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Suarez Medical PLLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 8/23/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: medicine. #58145 Notice of Formation of 3180 Riverdale Realty LLC. Principal office Westchester County. Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to c/o Badaly,2 Wilson Place, 1st Floor, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Articles of Organization of the LLC filed with the SSNY on August 15, 2012. Purpose: Any lawful act(s). #58146 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Chappaqua Senior LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 24, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Chappaqua Senior LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58147

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Chappaqua Senior Managers LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 24, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Chappaqua Senior Managers LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58148 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MCS Associates I LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 24, 2012. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MCS Associates I LLC, c/o Mountco Construction and Development Corp., 700 White Plains Road, Suite 363, Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #58149 Name of LLC: Vet Staffing US LLC. Articles of Organization filed NY Secretary of State on 08/24/2012. Office location: Westchester County. Secretary of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 200 Business Park Dr, Suite 200, Armonk, NY, 10504. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #58150 JICCPRPLUS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/18/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 West Prospect Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58151 Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: INTERMED CREATIVE ASSOCIATES LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O INTERMED CREATIVE ASSOICIATES LLC, 23 Nottingham Circle Peekskill, NY10566. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. #58152 844 NEPPERHAN REALTY LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/23/2012. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 N. Central Ave., Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #58153

Notice of formation of FINER HOME SERVICES LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/7/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: 31 Avon Circle #C, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful act. #58154 Notice of Qualification of GLM Superholdings LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/26/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 274 Madison Ave., Ste. 801, NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58155 Notice of Formation of 16 NEW SCOTLAND SQUARE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 500 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58156 Notice of formation of the limited Liability Company LLC VM Ultraventures LLC articles of organization for the Secretary of State of New York(SSNY) on 8/14/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o VM Ultraventures LLC, 44 Bedford Road, Pleasantville New York 10570. Purpose: any lawful act. #58157 Notice of Formation of Miehl Security Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/24/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3 Eliot St., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. #58158 Notice of Formation of CLG I, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mr. Alan J. Glustoff, 324 Betsy Brown Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #58159 Name of Limited Liability Company (LLC): Momentum Nutrition LLC. Date of filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY): 6/27/1012. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served is to the principal business location at 384 Blinn Rd. Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #58160

Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: Xquisite Coffee Plantation LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/11/2012. Office Location: Westchester County, SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O Xquistie Coffee Plantation LLC, 12 Steven DR. Unit.10, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. #58161 LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of 18 WAKEMAN ROAD ASSOCIATES, LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on August 17, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is Alfred B. DelBello, c/o DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, One North Lexington Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #58162 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Qualification of 221-BCH LLC, App. for Auth. Filed with the Secíy of State (SSNY) on August 27, 2012. Office Location: Westchester County. LLC org. in Delaware 05/03/05. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Alfred E. Donnellan, Esq., c/o DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, One North Lexington Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, the principal office addr. Of LLC. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. #58163 Name of Limited Liability Company(LLC): Swift Advisers, LLC. Date of filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) 3/20/2012. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served is to the principal business location at 62 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #58164 Notice is hereby given that an on premises license, #TBA has been applied for by Tess-Sky Inc. to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 11 Boniface Circle Scarsdale NY 10583. #1265529

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GOOD happening In and THINGS about the hudson valley senior vice president and veteran community leader, and Vice Chairman Charles A. Freni, senior vice president of customer services at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. “United Way provides all of us with an opportunity through the Workplace Campaign to help those in need to obtain food, prepare their children for school, gain financial stability and shelter persons from abuse,” said Rath. “Last year the generosity of our region’s donors made it possible for more than 61,000 people to receive help from United Way-funded programs. By giving to the annual campaign you help raise the funds that can be allocated to programs where they will have the most impact and best outcomes and meet the challenges faced by so many individuals and families in our community.” For more information about joining the Campaign for the Common Good or donating to the 2012 Annual Campaign visit uwdor.org. To establish a workplace campaign in an organization, call Elizabeth Manning at (845) 471-1900, ext. 3121, or email emanning@uwdor.org. Tickets for the United Way Day breakfast are $25 and can be purchased online at uwdorg.org or by calling Julie Wittenberg at (845) 457-4774, ext. 3108. Reservation deadline is Sept. 10. While business attire is recommended, attendees are encouraged to wear Live United t-shirts or dress to support their favorite cause.

Kingston barn raising

Art at the bank

Ulster Savings Bank’s latest art exhibit, a collection of paintings from local artist Marianne Heigemeir, has been mounted at the bank’s branch, 280 Wall St., Kingston, and will be on display through the end of September. Heigemeir, a resident of Rifton, was a student of Christina DeBarry, Staats Fasoldt a n d Richard Segalman at the Woodstock School of Art and further honed her skills under the tutelage of Richard Pionk at The Art Students League of New York City. An active member of the Woodstock Arts Association and Museum (WAAM), Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) and Pastel Society of America, Heigemeir has participated in a number of solo and group shows throughout eastern New York state and received numerous awards for her work over the years. For more information concerning the art exhibit, contact Brea Bonfante, Wall Street branch supervisor, at (845) 3386060, ext. 4102.

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Campaign for the common good

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region has set aside Sept. 21 as its first United Way Day to help launch the 2012 Campaign for the Common Good. The day will be celebrated at a breakfast event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Riverfront Park in Beacon. A rallying event to mobilize the community for the Campaign for the Common Good, United Way Day is an effort by United Way to raise awareness about community needs and to encourage Dutchess and Orange County residents to “Think We Before Me and Live United.” “We are asking everyone in the community to step up not only for one day, but every day and Live United by giving to our annual campaign, volunteering for a nonprofit and advocating for our neighbors who need help,” said United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region President and CEO Don Hammond. United Way Day also signals the beginning of United Way’s Workplace Campaign that runs through December. This year there are more than 300 companies and organizations participating in the workplace fundraising effort, which is being led by campaign Chairman John Rath, TD Bank

The community is invited to join Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Hudson River Maritime Museum Saturday Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. for a celebration and barn raising for the much anticipated Kingston Home Port and Education Center. The public will be able to observe the carefully choreographed, pre-planned assembly or “Amish-style” timber-frame barn raising that will take place on the grounds of the Hudson River Maritime Museum, at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston. Members of the Timber Framers Guild will be on hand starting at 5 a.m. to begin the assembly. Working throughout the day, a secondary construction crew will assist with other vital parts of the structure such as bents, floor joists, purlins, diagonal braces and posts. Members of the community are invited to assemble outside the safety fence to witness the festivities with state and local officials, key community members, donors, project stakeholders and visionaries, representing both Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum, which are working closely together to help redefine the waterfront and continue to revive the historic Rondout district of downtown Kingston as a center for community and maritime interests. The Hudson River Maritime Museum will be open Saturday Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits on view that day will be “The Face of Work Today in the Hudson Valley,” sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank; “TUGS!” and “Fishing the Hudson.”

Film festival premieres

The Big Eddy Film Festival has announced the official selections for its first annual event at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, Sept. 14 to 16. Eighteen new independent films were selected, including a documentary about water, “Last Call at the Oasis,” and a narrative film based on a local


author’s book “Fat Kid Rules the World.” The festival opens with the Tribeca Films release “For Ellen,” directed by So Yong Kim and starring Paul Dano and John Heder. “As this is our first year, we hand picked our selections from the best of what’s out there,” said lead programmer Tina Spangler, who previously served as a producer with Sundance Channel and a programmer at NewFest in New York City. “The curatorial philosophy is to show high-quality films that advance the art of storytelling. With that simple guiding principle, I worked with a team of programmers to identify an exciting lineup of films, some of which screened earlier this year at festivals such as Sundance or Tribeca and others that are brand new.” The film selection includes three feature films, three documentaries, and 11 short films. A total of 18 directors will be presenting works at the festival, half of whom are women. “We are really excited to be bringing back a credible film festival to the area,” says Elaine Giguere, executive director of the presenting organization, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. “We truly believe that this event will not only provide an economic boost to the local economy, but also provide a unique three-day cultural experience for residents and tourists of the Upper Delaware River region.” “I’m so happy to have a new film festival starting up in Sullivan County,” says Academy Award-nominated actress Debra Winger. “Life only gets better when there are great venues like the Tusten Theatre to show films that entertain, educate and shine light on the things that connect us to each other and take us to worlds we’ve yet to discover.” For more information, visit bigeddyfilm.com or call (845) 252-7576. Big Eddy Film Festival official selections: • “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” Terence Nance, director. • “Fat Kid Rules The World,” Matthew Lillard. director. • “For Ellen,” So Yong Kim, director. • “Last Call at the Oasis,” Jessica Yu, director. • “Low & Clear,” Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen, directors. • “Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York,” Nina Rosenblum and Daniel Allentuck, directors. • “An Animated Life,” short animated films. • “Portrait Pieces,” short documentary films. For more information, visit BigEddyFilm.com or contact Elaine Giguere, at elaine@artsalliancesite.org or (845) 2527576.

Nano art show

In conjunction with her art show, One Billionth of a Meter: Artistic Reflections on the World of Nanotechnology, Carol Flaitz and her husband, materials scientist and IBM senior engineer Phil Flaitz Ph.D., will present a master class titled Science and Art: Walking the Tightrope-NanoArt21. The title refers to the balancing act in which many artists find themselves when “the two worlds of art and science converge.” “Does the love of science and technology influence art for the better or does it drain it of its spontaneity?” asks Carol Flaitz. This master class “will explore artists through history whose work was profoundly shaped by science” in

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relation to “the burgeoning world of what can be seen under a microscope.” It is through the microscopic images taken by Phil Flaitz that Carol Flaitz is inspired and subsequently creates art. This event, free and open to the public, takes place Tuesday Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in Orange Hall Gallery, at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues, Middletown on the campus of SUNY Orange. For more information, call (845) 341-4891 or cultural@ sunyorange.edu or visit sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

Sept. 11 art exhibit

Susan Slater-Tanner made a promise to herself that she would go down every year to Ground Zero until the doors reopened. When she goes, she records what she sees through photography to “share it with our audience.” Her audience is her annual exhibit of photographs documenting the progress at the site. The exhibit, titled Eleven Years of Progress: Eleven Years of Reflection, continues her remembrance and is “a light at the end of the tunnel since the building is going up and the memorial with all its controversy is there,” she said, adding, “Quite different from any other year… emotionally overwhelming. One would think it would get easier each year – it just gets harder and so painfully real.” This year the exhibit is being shown in Orange Hall Gallery Loft, located on the SUNY Orange campus at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues, Middletown, from Sept.10 to 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A short reception at which the artist will be present is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 27. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Slater-Tanner, a town of Warwick resident, is an assistant professor at SUNY Orange where she teaches art history, modern art, history of animation and color and design art courses. For more information, contact cultural@sunyorange.edu or call (845) 341-4891 or visit sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

Partnership names honorees

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently named Josh Sommers, president and CEO of Focus Media Inc., as the 2012 recipient of the Walter A. Rhulen Award. The Partnership also recognized Darlene Fedun, CEO, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, as Distinguished Service Award winner. Both Sommers and Fedun will be honored at The Partnership’s annual meeting Oct. 4 at The Sullivan

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Josh Sommers and Darlene Fedun

in Rock Hill. The Partnership board of directors selected Sommers for the Walter A. Rhulen Award and Fedun was picked for the Distinguished Service Award by the Partnership staff for her leadership in fostering economic development. “Josh has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Rhulen Award for his dedicated service to the Partnership, economic development and philanthropic activities,” said Fred Stabbert III, Partnership board chairman. “Darlene is being honored for her tremendous commitment to economic development and for bettering the lives of so many residents in Sullivan County. We are extremely proud of both award recipients.” Allan Scott, president and CEO of the Partnership, said: “Both Josh and Darlene are excellent honorees of these prestigious awards. They have both done excellent work for the people of Sullivan County and have shown an unwavering commitment to economic development.” The Sullivan County Partnership is an organization made up of both private and public entities that work together to serve the needs of new and expanding businesses throughout the county. To learn more about the organization, visit scpartnership.com

Red Hook and Belfast to connect

On Sept. 21, an unprecedented artistic project, the Transatlantic Diner, will connect the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland to the village of Red Hook as part of a unique cultural exchange that uses the diner booth as a meeting point. Conceived by Hudson Valley-based artist Matthew Slaats and Belfast-based artist Johanna Leech, the project will link a table at the historic Village Diner in Red Hook to a table at the Belfast Blinkers Diner via an online video connection. In doing so, Transatlantic Diner will create relationships between places and people that are far apart, allowing them to meet and talk to one another. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will place a video monitor and camera on a table of the Village Diner at 7550 N. Broadway, Red Hook. This will be connected through the Internet to another monitor and camera in Belfast. Via this link, those sitting at the table will be able to talk, order from a special menu designed for the project, and share a meal. At the same time, a video projection in both Red Hook and Belfast will allow the audience to post images and share comments about the project through a twitter and image-sharing feed. “The table is a place where people come together to share an experience and build connections. With Transatlantic

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Diner, we are interested in using the diner as a site for this exchange, exploring the similarities and differences in diners from two different countries,” said Slaats, artist and director of Pause. “Our hope is to find a moment where people from vastly different places can talk and share a meal, getting to know one another if only for a brief moment.” The project was selected for participation in Culture Night, a citywide annual cultural festival in Belfast, which brings thousands of people into the city to celebrate its cultural vibrancy. This project will establish a bridge between the U.S. and Northern Ireland that the artists hope to continue through other installations and the establishment of an international artist residency in Poughkeepsie during the summer of 2013. In the US, the project is supported by Pause, a Poughkeepsie-based arts organization that partners artists with communities as a catalyst for new ideas, connections and ways of considering where we live. For more information about Pause, visit pauselab.org and about the project visit facebook.com/ events/536815189665481/.

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Collective show

Group Show No. 3, a collective art exhibit, which opened Sept. 1 at Wired Gallery in High Falls, shows work of 12 Hudson Valley artists: Josh Finn, Kathi Robinson Frank, Lynne Friedman, Lara Giordano, Chris Gonyea, Oren Kalus,

Lynn McCarty, Stephen Protoss, Sam Scoggins, and Kaete Brittin Shaw, with featured artists Unison founder Stuart Bigley, and international photojournalist and political writer Lorna Tychostup. Bigley’s paintings, with dominant motifs of spiraling and concentric circles, shapes, colors and textures, will be on display on the most prominent wall in the gallery, the Showcase Wall. For more than 40 years, Bigley, the co-founder of the Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, has been exhibiting his work. Tychostup’s haunting black and white portraits of Iraqis, will be displayed on Wired’s Dedication Wall. “I went to Iraq the first time in the weeks before the bombing began with the intention to capture as many faces of Iraqis as possible and show the American public just who would be targeted,” said Tychostup. “Returning regularly, I’ve grown exponentially both as a journalist and as a global citizen and remain passionate about accessing new arenas in my quest to infiltrate.” “Wired Gallery was created in April in response to friend artists and artisans who wished there was a venue in High Falls to exchange ideas and showcase their works,” says Wired Director Sevan Melikyan. “When John Novi, owner of the Depuy Canal House, decided to transform the ground floor of his barn into an antique store, we turned the upper floor into an art gallery, currently the only one in the village of High Falls. The Gallery operates thanks to contributions from artists. Being in the do-it-yourself era thanks to social media, I believe we can make this gallery sustainable.”


Darwin and robots

Shake that tail

Tickets are now on sale for the Mutt Strut Across the Catwalk, a fashion-forward fundraiser for the Dutchess County SPCA and the Dutchess County Arts Council. The event, held Sept. 15 at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, 7 p.m., raises funds for both animals and the arts. The catwalk features adoptable and alumni dogs from the Dutchess County SPCA shelter wearing some of the doggone couture fashions and pet accessories donated by artists and designers. Canine clothing and pet accessories will be available for purchase at the show. Michelle Taylor, the evening’s master of ceremonies, will be joined by three celebrity judges: Gail Cassle of Scruples Boutique, Joe Forman of Up To Date, and Jeanne Biever of Mary H. Abdoo and You, t select a Best in Show and two runners-up. Call the Dutchess County SPCA at (845) 454.5346, ext.100, to purchase tickets. Seating is limited with a very limited number of VIP tickets available. The public is encouraged to call early to reserve their seats. Funds raised at this event support the homeless animalsT: at the Dutchess County 7 in SPCA and help the Dutchess Arts Council continue its work to strengthen and support artists and arts organizations.

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Vassar College biorobotics expert John Long has gained wide praise for his 2012 book “Darwin’s Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology,” from such prominent and varied publications as Science, Scientific American, Nature, Popular Science and Salon.com, as well as from Marketplace public radio, MSNBC, and the Discovery Channel. Darwin’s Devices explores Long’s innovative use of animal-inspired robots to conduct evolutionary research, which he will discuss in a free public lecture Friday Sept. 28 at noon in Olmsted Hall, Room 300, as part of the Vassar College Center for Collaborative Approaches author series. Long explains that the challenge of studying evolution is that the history of life is buried in the past – we can’t witness the creatures and the dramatic events that shaped the adaptations we see today. Finding an ingenious way to overcome this problem, Long creates robots that look and behave like extinct animals, subjects them to evolutionary pressures, lets them compete for mates and resources and mutates their software-driven genes. In Darwin’s Devices, Long tells the story of these evolving biorobots, how they came to be and what they can teach us about the biology of living and extinct species. Long’s robots replicate aspects of creatures that disappeared from the Earth long ago, and demonstrate in real time what happens when they respond to unexpected environmental challenges. Perhaps the most impressive feature of these robots is their ability to illustrate the power of evolution autonomously,

without human input. Long is chairman of the Vassar College biology department, holds a joint appointment in cognitive science, and is co-director of the Vassar Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Laboratory he helped found. For more information, visit vassar.edu.

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Cornerstone Financial

3944 Route 9G, Red Hook 12571 876-1919 • finserctr.com

42 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie 12603 452-4080

Eastern Planning Inc. 800 Westchester Ave., Suite 641N, Ryebrook 10573 627-8300 • easternplanning.com

John G. Ullman & Associates Inc. 30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck 12572 876-4499 • jgua.com

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Emerald Retirement Planning Group Inc. P.O. Box 513, Stony Point 10980 942-8578 • emeraldretirement.com

Krane Financial Services Corp. 56 Mayer Drive, Suffern 10901 369-7226 • cantella.com

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Beth Blecker Randi Proce bblecker@easternplanning.com 1995

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Financial Services Center Asset Management Inc.

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185 Route 312, Suite 101B, Brewster 10509 278-2629, ext. 206 • ifpadvisor.com

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Integrated Financial Partners/ Lincoln Financial Advisors

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11 Racquet Road. P.O. Box 10186, Newburgh 12552 567-3930 • nhamg.com

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New Horizons Asset Management Group L.L.C.

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FACTS& FIGURES on the record HUDSON VALLEY Building Loans Below $1 million Pallatto, Robert J., as owner. Lender: Flagstar Bank F.S.B. Property: in Stanford. Amount: $144,900. Filed Aug. 30. Richers, Ryan W., et al, Kingston, as owner. Lender: The Rhinebeck Bank, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Kingston. Amount: $212,000. Filed Aug. 30.

Deeds Above $1 million Kalux Development L.L.C., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Robert I Miller Jr. Property: 841 Route 52, Fishkill. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Aug. 27. Millennium Pipeline Company L.L.C., Pearl River. Seller: Farmstead Land Development L.L.C., Westtown. Property: 104 Jacobs Road, Minisink. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Aug. 28.

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PJH Realty L.L.C., Goshen. Seller: Cloverleaf Realty of New York Inc., Middletown. Property: in Wawayanda. Amount: $3.6 million. Filed Aug. 28.

Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Robert Torres, et al, Yonkers. Property: 27 Lexington Hill, Unit 8, Harriman 10926. Amount: $182,893. Filed Aug. 31.

New Horizons Resources Inc., Pleasant Valley. Seller: Georgette R. Orlando, Hopewell Junction. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $335,000. Filed Aug. 29.

IJK Properties L.L.C., Pine Below $1 million Plains. Seller: Richard Osofsky, et al, Pine Plains. Prop195 Fishkill Ave Realty Inc., erty: in Pine Plains. Amount: Cortlandt Manor. Seller: Di- $450,000. Filed Aug. 29. Marb Inc., Peekskill. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $550,000. JPMorgan Chase N.A., New Filed Aug. 29. York City. Seller: Union 201 L.L.C., Pleasantville. Property: 212 Hudson Street L.L.C., in Poughkeepsie. Amount: Walden. Seller: Sandra Scior- $200,000. Filed Aug. 29. tino, Goshen. Property: 212 Hudson St., Croton-on-Hud- Jubalee Realty Company son 12520. Amount: $113,495. Inc., Cornwall. Seller: Susan Filed Aug. 29. Holt, Newburgh. Property: 11 Hill Run Road, NewAmerican Internation- burgh. Amount: $95,599. al Relocation Solutions Filed Aug. 28. L.L.C., Danbury, Conn. Seller: Douglas J. Stoeckle, et al, K and A Real Estate Interests Salt Point. Property: 172 Tin- L.L.C., d.b.a. Patrick Clair, kertown Road, Pleasant Val- Middletown. Seller: Chrisley 12578. Amount: $181,000. topher Nagel, et al, Otisville. Filed Aug. 27. Property: 4 Lewis St., Otisville 10963. Amount: $69,000. Filed Bayview Loan Servicing Aug. 30. L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Seller: Nancy Hughes, New City. Lorraine Drive L.L.C., TemProperty: 5252 Route 9W, pe, Ariz. Seller: Gretchen R. Newburgh 12550. Amount: Werner, Rhinebeck. Prop$201,474. Filed Aug. 28. erty: in Rhinebeck. Amount: $290,000. Filed Aug. 28. Carnic II L.L.C., Middletown. Seller: K and A Real Estate In- M&T Bank. Seller: Berbro terests L.L.C., d.b.a. Patrick Management Corp., et al, New Clair, Middletown. Property: Windsor. Property: 15 ½ Bon13 ½ Ogden St., Middletown nell St., Middletown. Amount: 10940. Amount: $55,600. Filed $57,616. Filed Aug. 28. Aug. 31. Meron Tzfas Inc., Monroe. Cartus Corp., Danbury, Seller: One Tzfas Unit 101 ReConn. Seller: Jason Kachun alty Corp., Monroe. Property: Cheng, Wappingers Falls. 1 Tzfas Road, Unit 101, MonProperty: in Fishkill. Amount: roe 10950. Amount: $200,000. $279,000. Filed Aug. 29. Filed Aug. 30.

New Life Properties of the Hudson Valley L.L.C., Commack. Seller: Richard Haig Sarajian, New City. Property: 103 Schunnemunk Road, Highland Mills 10930. Amount: $290,250. Filed Aug. 29.

Deutsche Bank Mortgage Trust Co. Seller: Darlene Bover, Kingston. Property: 56 Stephen Road, Kingston 12401. Amount: $646,000. Filed Aug. 27.

Monroe JG L.L.C., Brooklyn. Seller: Prag Hill L.L.C., Monroe. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $300,000. Filed Aug. 31.

Paleen Construction Corp., Yorktown Heights. Seller: Joseph Gigliotti, et al, Wappingers Falls. Property: 6 Ryan Drive, East Fishkill. Amount: $72,000. Filed Aug. 27. Paleen Construction Corp., Yorktown Heights. Seller: Patrick Gigliotti, et al, Wappingers Falls. Property: 10 Ryan Drive, East Fishkill. Amount: $80,000. Filed Aug. 27. Paleen Construction Corp., Yorktown Heights. Seller: Patrick Gigliotti, et al, Wappingers Falls. Property: 2 Ryan Drive, East Fishkill. Amount: $72,000. Filed Aug. 27. Retained Realty Inc., New York City. Seller: Ricki H. Berger, New City. Property: RD3 Box 517D, Mill Road, aka 224 Mill Road, Red Hook 12571. Amount: $59,500. Filed Aug. 27. Seven Springs Road L.L.C., Brooklyn. Seller: Gary Thomasberger, et al, Highland Mills. Property: 152 Seven Springs Road, Highland Mills 10930. Amount: $380,000. Filed Aug. 30. Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association. Seller: John Bach Jr., Goshen. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $10,000. Filed Aug. 28.

WW Commons L.L.C., Tuxedo. Seller: Davenport Holdings L.L.C., Middletown. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $467,875. Filed Aug. 31.

Academy Green Residence Inc., Woodstock. $903 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Aug. 27.

Affirmative Evangelism Fellowship, Pine Bush. $2,798 in favor of the New York State Judgments Department of Labor Unem462 Lexington Realty Inc., ployment Insurance Division, Middletown. $103 in favor of Albany. Filed June 12. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Airoma Diffusers Inc., Monroe. $1,431 in favor of the New Albany. Filed June 4. York State Department of 5969 Mountain Property Taxation and Finance, Albany. Inc., d.b.a. Tuscan Grille, Filed June 18. Kingston. $16,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Alfred’s Bakery and Deli Board of the State of New Grocery, Newburgh. $1,186 in favor of the New York State York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Department of Taxation and 80 Spencer Street Corp., Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Monroe. $1,443 in favor of the New York State Department of All Around Cleanup Inc., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Walden. $1,396 in favor of the New York State Department of Filed June 4. Taxation and Finance, Albany. A Cut Above Tree Service Filed June 4. Inc., Kingston. $9,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensa- All County Property Mantion Board of the State of New agement Inc., Chester. $240 in favor of the New York State York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Department of Taxation and A Medical Supply Inc., Mon- Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. roe. $1,447 in favor of the New York State Department of All Service Pest ManageTaxation and Finance, Albany. ment Inc., Pine Bush. $5,569 in favor of the New York State Filed June 18. Department of Taxation and A.C. Communications, Otis- Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. ville. $1,166 in favor of the New York State Department of All-Family Trans Inc., New Taxation and Finance, Albany. Windsor. $478 in favor of the New York State Department of Filed June 4. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Aborigines Inc., Warwick. Filed June 4. $1,832 in favor of the New York State Department of Allstate Security Inc., MontTaxation and Finance, Albany. gomery. $14,150 in favor of the New York State DepartFiled June 18. ment of Taxation and Finance, Abri Inc., Middletown. $154 Albany. Filed June 18. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Anton’s on the Lake Hotel Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Company Inc., Greenwood Lake. $1,445 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

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FACTS&FIGURES Apex and Wise Building Company Inc., Kingston. $14,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Ardonia Development Corp., Newburgh. $1,447 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Aryan Inc., New Windsor. $195 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Audrey’s Mobile Café Inc., Otisville. $1,017 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 8. B and H Electronics Co., Chester. $519 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Beechel Construction and General Contracting, West Shokan. $70,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Best Associates Ltd., Monroe. $525 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. BHNV Realty Inc., Monroe. $1,444 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. BNG Hospitalities Inc., Newburgh. $142,357 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Bridgepointe Group Inc., Newburgh. $250 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Brooklyn 3 C Graffix, Newburgh. $1,911 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Burst Corp., Newburgh. $268 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Ely Enterprises Inc., Port Jervis. $1,100 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed By Booth Inc., Vails Gate. June 12. $1,408 in favor of the New York State Department of Family Counseling Service Taxation and Finance, Albany. Orange County, New WindFiled June 4. sor. $334 in favor of the New York State Department of Carmine’s Bakery Inc., Mid- Taxation and Finance, Albany. dletown. $3,601 in favor of the Filed June 4. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Fancy Door U.S.A. Inc., MidFiled June 18. dletown. $1,342 in favor of the New York State Department of Chapel Hill Associates Inc., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Highland. $92,000 in favor Filed June 18. of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New FCG Drywall Inc., New York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Windsor. $1,302 in favor of the New York State Department of Choice Services North Labor Unemployment InsurAmerica L.L.C., Warwick. ance Division, Albany. Filed $525 in favor of the New York June 4. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Flanagan Realty Inc., CenJune 18. tral Valley. $336 in favor of the New York State Department of Continental C.S. Builders Taxation and Finance, Albany. L.L.C., Campbell Hall. $2,306 Filed June 18. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and FP Services Inc., d.b.a. Fine Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Products, Florida. $1,022 in favor of the New York State Daz Greenville L.L.C., Port Department of Labor UnemJervis. $561 in favor of the ployment Insurance Division, New York State Department of Albany. Filed June 4. Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Fran Sussman Holistic SerJune 12. vices Inc., Chester. $104 in favor of the New York State DCL Facility Maintenance Department of Taxation and Inc., Newburgh. $2,568 in Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unem- Game Time Sports Café Inc., ployment Insurance Division, Newburgh. $7,720 in favor of Albany. Filed June 4. the New York State Department of Labor UnemployDestinations Ireland and ment Insurance Division, AlGreat Britain Inc., Port bany. Filed June 12. Ewen. $231 in favor of the New York State Department of Garitta’s Market Inc., d.b.a. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Robin’s Fresh Fruit and Filed Aug. 27. Vegetable Market, Highland. $26,000 in favor of the WorkDoulin Newburgh Funeral ers’ Compensation Board of Home Inc., Newburgh. $1,447 the State of New York, Albany. in favor of the New York State Filed Aug. 27. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. GGM Fitness Management Corp., d.b.a. Gold’s Gym of Edelweiss Fur Inc., West- Middletown, Middletown. town. $1,352 in favor of the $430 in favor of the New York New York State Department of State Department of Labor Taxation and Finance, Albany. Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12. Filed June 4.

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Ginny Foodmart Inc., d.b.a. South Side Deli, Walden. $303 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 8.

Hudson Valley Paper Works Inc., Newburgh. $378 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12.

Krutown Construction Corp., Middletown. $3,283 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Gold B Inc., Monroe. $692 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Ice Bar Gelateria Inc., Woodstock. $270,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27.

La Hacienda Bar Inc., Newburgh. $234 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12.

Golden Oak Contracting Inc., Pine Bush. $268 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

J and S Custom Home Improvements, Cornwall. $5,776 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment InsurGrand Entrance Systems ance Division, Albany. Filed Inc., Monroe. $1,992 in favor June 18. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, J. Wright Contracting Inc., Albany. Filed June 22. Wallkill. $1,359 in favor of the New York State Department of Green Planter Enterprises Taxation and Finance, Albany. Inc., Harriman. $208 in favor Filed June 18. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Jemp Management Inc., Albany. Filed June 4. Warwick. $537 in favor of the New York State Department of Hall Builders Inc., Campbell Taxation and Finance, Albany. Hall. $5,150 in favor of the Filed June 4. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Jez Management Corp., New Filed June 4. Windsor. $313 in favor of the New York State Department of Harriman Pizza and Deli, Taxation and Finance, Albany. Harriman. $1,092 in favor of Filed June 4. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, JGS Cornwall Corp., CornAlbany. Filed June 4. wall. $422 in favor of the New York State Department of Harriot Auto Sales, New- Taxation and Finance, Albany. burgh. $955 in favor of the Filed June 4. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Joe’s Pizza and Deli Inc., Filed June 18. Newburgh. $1,363 in favor of the New York State DepartHeathcare Sync Inc., Har- ment of Taxation and Finance, riman. $1,354 in favor of the Albany. Filed June 18. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. John J. Lease Management Filed June 4. Inc., Newburgh. $269 in favor of the New York State DepartHigh Definition Cut, Mid- ment of Taxation and Finance, dletown. $4,603 in favor of the Albany. Filed June 22. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. K-9 Solutions NYC Inc., Filed June 8. Middletown. $1,355 in favor of the New York State DepartHomestead Deli Inc., May- ment of Taxation and Finance, brook. $1,284 in favor of the Albany. Filed June 18. New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insur- KK Home Improvements ance Division, Albany. Filed Inc., Florida. $1,831 in favor June 12. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

La Ranchera, Monroe. $371 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Landmark Cabinetry L.L.C., Middletown. $270 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Latino Foods Inc., Florida. $191 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Legacy Fine Furniture Inc., Monroe. $1,385 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Leo’s Mexican Corp., Monroe. $1,358 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Lim’s Blooming Grove Store Inc., Blooming Grove. $460 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 8. M and R Furniture, Newburgh. $226 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. M and S Sanitation Inc., Florida. $4,692 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 18. M and S Truck and Bus Repair Inc., Monroe. $201 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12.


Credits, Clients and Awards United Hospice of Rockland in New City has announced that TD Bank will make an annual contribution to its Affinity Membership Program. To participate, individuals can open an account at TD Bank and the bank will make an annual contribution based on the average balance in all member accounts.

Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Orange Regional’s commitment in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Marty Rutberg, head of the law firm Rutberg Basso Personal Injury Law, has been named one of New York state’s Super Lawyers in the upstate region for the fifth year running. The Super Lawyers rating service seeks to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used by consumers in need of legal counsel. Rutberg Basso Personal Injury Law is based in Poughkeepsie and has other offices located in Newburg, Monticello and Utica.  

On the Go: Business, Etc. Monday Sept. 10 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation’s second annual “Power Breakfast,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Newburgh waterfront at Billie Joe’s Ribworks, 26 Front St., Newburgh. For information, email dvanburen@cenhud.com.

Tuesday Sept. 11 “Get Out of Your Own Way and Become a Better Boss or Manager,” noon, webinar. For information visit orangeny.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Professional Women of Putnam present “Speed Networking and Beyond,” 6 to 8 p.m., Arturo’s, 878 Route 6, Mahopac. $15. For information, visit professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Newsmakers Charles M. Andola of Highland has joined Riverside Bank in Poughkeepsie as chairman of the board of directors. Andola is COO of United Apple Sales Inc. in New Paltz. He has been a board member since March of 1990 and is one of the bank’s founders. Andola graduated from Cornell University in 1965.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s stroke team, from left, JoAnn Schultz, Cathy Ryan, Anuj Vohra, Rose Toscano, Laura Mansfield and Robin Brennan Seibel.

Fran Melder of Warwick has been appointed director of sales Snapshot at Glen Arden in Goshen. Melder brings more than 25 years of leadership and marketing experience to her new position. Most recently, she served as CEO and administrator at Southwinds Re- Orange Regional Medical Center and town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs Inc. teamed up to support Backpacks tirement Home in Middletown. Melder earned her master’s de- for Hope, a school-supplies drive with the goal of providing new supplies and backpacks for low-income or needy children. gree from the National School of Banking at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. MaryRose Warcholak has been elected executive director of the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Warcholak serves as vice president/branch administration and business development at Ulster Savings Bank. She joined Ulster Savings Bank, headquartered in Kingston, in 2003.

Community Capital New York (CCNY), a nonprofit alternative lender that provides loans to create jobs and revitalize communities, has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance as a founding member. CCNY, which is the Small Business Administration-certified micro lender for the lower Hudson Valley, provides loans to entrepreneurs starting small businesses in the region.

Boys and Girls Clubs Executive Director Alexis Eggleton accepts donated supplies from Orange Regional Medical Center’s President and CEO Scott Batulis.

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FACTS&FIGURES M.M.J. Inc., Middletown. $125,375 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Nowab Hotels Corp., d.b.a. Palisade Motel, aka Hudson Valley Hotel and Conference Center, Newburgh. $692 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Mama Theresa’s Italian Spe- Finance, Albany. Filed June 22. cialties II Inc., New Windsor. $651 in favor of the New York Optimization Consulting State Department of Labor Inc., Newburgh. $2,314 in Unemployment Insurance Di- favor of the New York State vision, Albany. Filed June 18. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Marlin Pools and Spas Albany. Filed June 12. L.L.C., Middletown. $15,203 in favor of the New York State Orange County Capital Department of Taxation and Development Corp., New Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Windsor. $455 in favor of the New York State Department of Martial Arts Studio Inc., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Washingtonville. $275 in favor Filed June 4. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Orange County Grass ChopAlbany. Filed June 18. pers Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc., Newburgh. Mighty Built Construction $1,072 in favor of the New Company Inc., Newburgh. York State Department of $750 in favor of the New York Taxation and Finance, Albany. State Department of Labor Filed June 18. Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12. Personal Touch Medical Management Inc., Monroe. Miya Entertainment Inc., $345 in favor of the New York Wallkill. $114,000 in favor of State Department of Taxation the Workers’ Compensation and Finance, Albany. Filed Board of the State of New June 18. York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. Pinpoint Plus Ltd., Warwick. Moosey’s Beaded Accesso- $206 in favor of the New York ries, New Windsor. $810 in State Department of Taxation favor of the New York State and Finance, Albany. Filed Department of Taxation and June 18. Finance, Albany. Filed June 22. Platinum Limousine and Mr. Bullfrog’s Aquatic Crit- Luxury Car Service Inc., ters, Port Jervis. $100 in favor Newburgh. $275 in favor of of the New York State Depart- the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Albany. Filed June 4. Newburgh Market Corp., Newburgh. $629 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Preet Pizza Inc., New Windsor. $2,145 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Nick-Adam Corp., Montgomery. $216 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Pro-Scape Landscaping Inc., Sugar Loaf. $369 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Nocturnal Diagnostic Solutions L.L.C., Monroe. $1,747 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12.

Quality Janitorial II Services Inc., New Windsor. $2,407 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 4.

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Ragan Home Improvement Inc., Port Jervis. $194 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Rainmaker Fire Systems Corp., d.b.a. Fire Sprinkler Installation, Port Jervis. $4,203 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 4. Rev Flo Inc., Highland Falls. $104 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 8. Rogelio Espinoza Construction Inc., Middletown. $1,356 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Rorylian Inc., Warwick. $1,989 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Sarine Inc., Middletown. $1,020 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Schmick Surveying Inc., Warwick. $331 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Scott Perri Landscaping Inc., Washingtonville. $371 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12. Sleep N Save Headquarters Inc., Monroe. $204 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Solid Reinforcing L.L.C., Wallkill. $320 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick. $36,209 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed June 12.

Two Brothers Drywall Contracting Inc., Newburgh. $106 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Star East NY Inc., d.b.a. GoGo Chinese and Japanese Restaurant, Middletown. $679 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Uppercut Mechanical Inc., Newburgh. $311 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Upscale Resale Inc., Chester. $775 in favor of the New York Storm King Property Man- State Department of Taxation agement Ltd., New Windsor. and Finance, Albany. Filed $155 in favor of the New York June 18. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Vailsgate What’s Hot Inc., June 18. Campbell Hall. $455 in favor of the New York State DepartT.C. Auto World Inc., Har- ment of Taxation and Finance, riman. $1,354 in favor of the Albany. Filed June 4. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Valentine Gifts N More Filed June 4. L.L.C., Greenwood Lake. $910 in favor of the New York State Tanatsa Management Inc., Department of Labor Unemd.b.a. Blimpie’s, Saugerties. ployment Insurance Division, $2,000 in favor of the Work- Albany. Filed June 4. ers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Valiant Developments Filed Aug. 27. Corp., Warwick. $1,352 in favor of the New York State The Aspen Group Inc., d.b.a. Department of Taxation and Aspen Personnel Services, Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. Newburgh. $94,373 in favor of the New York State Depart- Vera’s Pizza and Deli, Harment of Labor Unemploy- riman. $239 in favor of the ment Insurance Division, Al- New York State Department of bany. Filed June 12. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4. The Tocci Group Inc., Tuxedo. $396 in favor of the New Weslowski Transportation York State Department of Inc., Goshen. $10,000 in favor Taxation and Finance, Albany. of the New York State DepartFiled June 18. ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 8. Tiny Tot Daycare Inc., Middletown. $441 in favor of the West Park Union Free New York State Department of School District, West Park. Taxation and Finance, Albany. $5,106 in favor of the New Filed June 18. York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. TNT Lawn Service, Sau- Filed Aug. 27. gerties. $172,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation West Park Wine Cellars Inc., Board of the State of New West Park. $314 in favor of the York, Albany. Filed Aug. 27. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Tuxedo Auto Body Inc., Filed Aug. 27. Southfield. $313 in favor of the New York State Department of Why-You Renovations and Taxation and Finance, Albany. Landscaping, Chester. $1,015 Filed June 4. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 4.

Y-Bi-Nu Auto Sales L.L.C., Middletown. $650 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Yanco Drywall Inc., Newburgh. $2,595 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18. Youngsville Custom Kitchens and Baths Inc., Middletown. $3,766 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed June 18.

Lis Pendens The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Abrams, Laronna, aka Laronna M. Ward, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $168,000 affecting property located at 66 New Paltz Road, Highland 12528. Filed Aug. 31. AIM Properties Corp., et al. Filed by Northeast Community Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1 million affecting property located at 210 E. Main St., Middletown. Filed Aug. 10. Akers, Anthony D., et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $466,407 affecting property located at 5 Ram and Lake roads, Salisbury Mills 12577. Filed Aug. 10. Andreas, Kevin Sr., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $331,120 affecting property located at 12 Andrew St., Port Jervis 12771. Filed Aug. 15. Bailey, Kim, aka Kimberly Michelle Bailey, et al. Filed by State Farm F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 18 Chestnut St., Port Jervis 12771. Filed Aug. 13.


Blisko, Anthony, et al. Filed by Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $258,750 affecting property located at 134 Sawkill Road, Kingston 12401. Filed Aug. 29.

Colon, Johnny, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $320,000 affecting property located at 21 Red Oak Road, Wallkill 10940. Filed Aug. 10.

Elberth, Ron, et al. Filed by MetLife Home Loans. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $151,450 affecting property located at 63 Elm St., Saugerties 12477. Filed Aug. 31.

Boubaris, John, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $319,600 affecting property located at 219 Tamarisk Lane, Unit 245, New Windsor 12553. Filed Aug. 10.

Covington, Delores, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $144,000 affecting property located at 90 Highway 6, Port Jervis 12771. Filed Aug. 10.

Fixsen, John, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $228,500 affecting property located at 55 McVeigh Road, New Hampton 10958. Filed Aug. 16.

Brown, George Erwin, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $184,576 affecting property located at 36-38 Bergen Ave., Walden 12586. Filed Aug. 17.

Cruickshank, Calandra, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $359,650 affecting property located at Hatchery Hollow Road, Big Indian 12481. Filed Aug. 27.

Buchholz, Stacy M., aka Stacy M. DeCerbo, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,416 affecting property located at 209 Edgewood Drive North, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 17.

Daniels, Darlene, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $169,016 affecting property located at 62 Peenpack Trail, Huguenot 12746. Filed Aug. 14.

Buck, Alex, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $225,000 affecting property located at 233 Lynch Ave., Wawayanda 10958. Filed Aug. 20.

Defreitas, Maria G., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $154,800 affecting property located at 27 Gardner St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 13.

Callender, Robert, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $236,241 affecting property located in Middletown. Filed Aug. 16.

Desmond, Dennis Sr., et al. Filed by EMC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $333,500 affecting property located at 3454 Route 208, Campbell Cepeda, Maria E., et al. Filed Hall 10916. Filed Aug. 15. by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to fore- Dimura, Michael, et al. Filed close on a mortgage to secure by Aurora Loan Services L.L.C. $183,207 affecting property Action: seeks to foreclose on a located at 10 S. Aspen Road, mortgage to secure $370,500 Middletown 10940. Filed affecting property located at Aug. 13. 11 Alloway Crest, Highland Mills 10930. Filed Aug. 16. Downey, Kathleen Cooper, et al. Filed by Harold P. Grout. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $165,000 affecting property located in Goshen. Filed Aug. 14.

Gutkaiss, Thomas R., et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 280 Route 17K, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 10.

Hargrave, Randy, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $57,240 affecting property located at 44-46 Lander St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Garrison, Anne M., et al. Aug. 16. Filed by the Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to fore- Hendrickson, Raymond, close on a mortgage to secure et al. Filed by Wells Fargo $225,000 affecting property Bank N.A. Action: seeks located at 322 S. Route 94, to foreclose on a mortgage Warwick. Filed Aug. 16. to secure $154,700 affecting property located at 106 Gonzalez, Frank K., et al. Kingston Ave., Port Jervis Filed by MetLife Home Loans. 12771. Filed Aug. 15. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $165,000 Kazanjian, Linda, et al. Filed affecting property located at by Bank of America N.A. Ac18 Richardson St., Walden tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $127,920 12586. Filed Aug. 15. affecting property located at Goodman, Wesley Jr., et al. 74 Jordan Lane, Unit 61, MidFiled by The Bank of New dletown 10940. Filed Aug. 15. York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to se- Kehnle, Andrew John, et cure $262,000 affecting prop- al. Filed by Bank of America erty located at 31 Hi Lo Drive, N.A. Action: seeks to foreHamptonburgh. Filed Aug. 14. close on a mortgage to secure $193,000 affecting property Graham, Margaret, et al. located at 28 Lexington Hill, Filed by BAC Home Loans Unit 12, Harriman 10926. Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to Filed Aug. 16. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $265,900 affecting prop- Kemp, Marcia Goble, et al. erty located at 89 Maureen Filed by JPMorgan Chase Drive, Middletown 10940. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to Filed Aug. 9. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $54,400 affecting propGross, Tzipporah E., et al. erty located at 473 Dave Elliot Filed by The Bank of New Road, Saugerties 12477. Filed York Mellon. Action: seeks Aug. 31. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $126,000 affecting Kilfoyle, Corey J., et al. Filed property located at 40 Cor- by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal win Ave., Middletown 10940. Credit Union. Action: seeks to Filed Aug. 17. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $149,350 affecting property located in Kingston. Filed Aug. 28.

Labar, Paul T., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $238,095 affecting property located at 4 Mark Drive, Port Jervis 12771. Filed Aug. 17. LDL Properties L.L.C., et al. Filed by Flushing Savings Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $202,500 affecting property located at 261 Grand St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 13. Lee, Kenneth M., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $488,000 affecting property located at 5295 Searsville Road, Pine Bush. Filed Aug. 16.

Mastandrea, Paulette, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $379,900 affecting property located at 146 Grahamtown Road, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 15. Melendez, Nelson, et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $365,727 affecting property located at 12 Alex Court, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 9. Moraski, Michael, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,200 affecting property located at 21 Courtland St., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 14.

Lennon, Cheryl J., et al. Filed by Sovereign Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $213,000 affecting property located at 245 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick 10990. Filed Aug. 9.

Nazzaro, Donald W., et al. Filed by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $138,000 affecting property located at 6 Morgan Court, Central Valley 10917. Leone, Joan, et al. Filed by Filed Aug. 9. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mort- Otero, Charles B., et al. Filed gage to secure $217,000 af- by Flagstar Bank F.S.B. Action: fecting property located at 119 seeks to foreclose on a mortWitchtree Road, Woodstock gage to secure an unspecified 12498. Filed Aug. 31. amount affecting property located at 36 Seybolt Ave., OtisLutterodt, Abraham, et al. ville 10963. Filed Aug. 16. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Panet, Michael F., et al. Filed mortgage to secure $280,000 by Bank of America N.A. Acaffecting property located tion: seeks to foreclose on a at 14 Kobelt Drive, Wallkill mortgage to secure $224,000 12589. Filed Aug. 27. affecting property located at 9 Dubois St., Wallkill. Filed Lynch, Patrick G., et al. Filed Aug. 31. by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Patrocinio, Gaston, et al. mortgage to secure $226,677 Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Acaffecting property located at tion: seeks to foreclose on a 206 M and M Road, Middle- mortgage to secure an unspectown. Filed Aug. 17. ified amount affecting property located at 1136 Route 94, Martelli, Loren N., et al. Filed New Windsor 12553. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Ac- Aug. 16. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $207,920 affecting property located at 8 Peter Scott Drive, Cornwall 12518. Filed Aug. 15.

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FACTS&FIGURES Philippe-Auguste, Auguste, et al. Filed by BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $226,598 affecting property located at 5 Meadowbrook Drive, Kingston 12401. Filed Aug. 28.

Serrano, Robert P., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $207,622 affecting property located at 55 Glenwood Road, Blooming Grove, 10950. Filed Aug. 15.

Rauche, Joanne, as executrix of the estate of Robert L. Magnaud, aka Roberta Magnaud, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $191,000 affecting property located at 38 Sandy Court, West Hurley 12491. Filed Aug. 27.

Stein, Isaac, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 15 Ridgefield Road, Warwick 10990. Filed Aug. 13.

Rivera, Hector Jr., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $156,898 affecting property located at 4 Revere Drive, Unit 3-2, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 9. Rivera, Kathryn, et al. Filed by EMC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $430,851 affecting property located at 12 Marian Drive, Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 13.

Wiggins, Selma C., et al. Partnerships Filed by Walden Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $192,000 Angela Cleaning Service, 5 affecting property located in Ackerman Road, Warwick, c/o Angela L. Garcia and Luis A. Crawford. Filed Aug. 20. Garcia. Filed Aug. 31. Wormer, Ron Van, aka Ron Van Warmer, aka Ron Vanwarmer, et al. Filed by Sovereign Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $100,000 affecting property located at 53 Moonhaw Road, West Shokan 12494. Filed Aug. 28.

Storms, Ronald W., et al. Filed by Citicorp Trust Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $299,151 affecting property located at 883 Route 12, New Hampton. Filed Aug. 10.

Gabbi’s Port-A-Party, 225 Toleman Road, Washingtonville 10992, c/o Karen M. Peters. Filed Sept. 6.

Recoursa Information Solutions, 759 Broadway, Kingston 12401, c/o Sherry A. Giammichele. Filed Aug. 29.

Hair Solutions at the Hair Gallerie, 386 Route 17M, Monroe 10950, c/o Sandra Hudson Valley Foam, 69 Marawalee Giff. Filed Aug. 24. Charming Barn Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Brandon J. Walsh and John P. Reidy. Filed Home Town Improvements, 260 Quarry Road, Kingston Aug. 31. 12401, c/o Erik G. Cloud. Filed Aug. 28. Plan B Web Publishing, 671 Twin Arch Road, Rock Tavern 12575, c/o James C. San- Hudson Valley Business sone and Paul J. McKee. Filed Digital, 438 N. Riverside Road, Highland 12528, c/o Aug. 31. Deborah L. Kwiatoski. Filed Aug. 28.

Roemon Enterprises, 11 Forshee St., Monroe 10950, c/o Jennifer Lindbeck. Filed Aug. 25.

Young, Ruth, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $168,000 affecting property located at 840 Sole Proprietorships Route 211 West, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 15. A Healthy You, 115 Witchtree Road, Woodstock 12498, c/o Sullivan, Carrie, aka Carrie Georgette Burns Glennon. R. Gillen, et al. Filed by Bank Filed Aug. 31. Mechanic’s Liens of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Abbey Enterprises, 87 Jordan to secure $140,790 affecting Mediacom Realty L.L.C., Lane, Middletown 10940, c/o Middletown, as owner. property located at 17 Grant $169,544 as claimed by Triad Rose Habwe. Filed Sept. 2. St., Walden. Filed Aug. 10. Metals International, Horsham, Pa. Property: 24 Old Man- ARKS IT Consulting, 4 Surefit Properties L.L.C., sion Road, Blooming Grove Sutherland Drive, Monroe et al. Filed by M and C of 10918. Filed Aug. 29. 10950, c/o Rene Stephen MarDutchess Inc. Action: seeks can. Filed Aug. 25. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $132,000 affecting Palmieri, Michael, as owner. 14 property located at 27-29 $53,131 as claimed by Mario BestFabricsOnline, Jackson Drive, Middletown. Hernandez, Newburgh. Prop- Montgomery St., Middletown, erty: 9-11 Dolfinger Place, c/o Teddy Atlas. Filed Sept. 6. Filed Aug. 9. Fishkill. Filed Aug. 29.

Robinson, Dughcoix, aka Robinson Dughcoix, et al. Filed by Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $120,000 affecting property located at 43 S. Lander Trakis, Athenis, et al. Filed by St., Newburgh 12550. Filed OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: Aug. 14. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $172,000 affectRobinson, Harold E., et al. ing property located at 36 Julie Filed by Bank of America N.A. Lane, Greenwood Lake 10925. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Filed Aug. 15. mortgage to secure $162,500 affecting property located at Volk, Richard, et al. Filed by 31 Prospect Terrace, Mont- The Bank of New York Mellon. gomery 12549. Filed Aug. 9. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $192,000 Rosario, Ricardo, et al. Filed affecting property located in by Bank of America N.A. Ac- Kingston. Filed Aug. 28. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $135,000 Warren, Ronald, et al. Filed affecting property located at by BAC Home Loans Servic13 Ash Ave., New Windsor ing L.P. Action: seeks to fore12553. Filed Aug. 14. close on a mortgage to secure $162,000 affecting property Ruiz, Thomas, et al. Filed by located at 41 Hubshop Road, U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks Chester 10918. Filed Aug. 13. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 14 Knoth Road, Wallkill 12589. Filed Aug. 28.

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Bumble Bee Academy, 170 Old Indian Road, Milton 12547, c/o Darlene A. Roggio. Filed Aug. 27.

This paper is not responsible for typographical errors con- Champions of Justice, 48 tained in the original filings. Dewitt Mills Road, Hurley 12443, c/o Kevin Madonna. Filed Aug. 28.

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Morgan Anderson Consulting Ltd., d.b.a. Peaceful Kingdoms, 304 Moonhaw Road, West Shokan 12494. Filed Aug. 31.

Doghouse, 200 Route 299, Highland 12528, c/o Lauriann M. Marion. Filed Aug. 27.

SCR Productions, 17 Frances Lane, Monroe 10950, c/o Tammy Ann Ryan. Filed Aug. 26. Six and Four Articulations Four, 17 Furman Lane, Pine Island 10969, c/o Laura Zelda Smith. Filed Aug. 24.

Special Delivery Services, JCP Painting and Contract- 18 Basel Road, Pine Bush ing, P.O. Box 167, Shokan 12566, c/o Luis A. Navarro. 12481, c/o Janelle Perry. Filed Filed Aug. 29. Aug. 28. The C.P.R. Source, 30 Rose Maurice Enterprises, 97 St., Florida 10921, c/o Jose AnW. Main St., Middletown gel Perez. Filed Sept. 6. 10940, c/o Andre Maurice Dziegelewski. Filed Sept. 2. The Dog House, 46 Williams Drive, Greenwood Lake Miah Cotton Candy, 3072 10925, c/o Steven Kelley. Filed Route 32, Kingston 12401, c/o Sept. 6. Mohammed Juwel Miah. Filed Aug. 30. Top of the Ladder Painting, 9 River St., Port Jervis 12771, PC Service, 233 Riseley St., c/o Jamie Eusene Thornton. Kingston 12401, c/o Jay M. Filed Sept. 2. Carucci. Filed Aug. 28. Trail Game Bird, 75 Sara Peppercat Productions, 54 Wells Trail, Campbell Hall Old Route 213, High Falls 10916, c/o Giuseppe Aiosa. 12440, c/o Hanna M. Sawka Filed Aug. 25. Hamaguchi. Filed Aug. 27. Trouble Tees, 48 Silo Lane, Performance Diesel Plus, Middletown, c/o Karen Grant574 Shore Drive, New Wind- Hewitt. Filed Aug. 24. sor 12553, c/o James W. Dainty. Filed Sept. 1. Will Merritt Construction, 95 Glenwood Road, Pine IsPfunkmodels, 35 B N. Front land, c/o William Steven MerSt., Kingston 12401, c/o Steven ritt. Filed Aug. 24. A. Blackmon. Filed Aug. 30. Your SRC, 1 Thayer Road, PLEnergy, 64 Crane Road, West Point 10996, c/o Sungi Middletown 10941, c/o Tanya Cho. Filed Aug. 26. Mary Brooks. Filed Sept. 6.

Dust Bunny, 2F Hardenburgh Lane, Rosendale 12472, c/o Althea D. Werner. Morgan Anderson Consult- Filed Aug. 27. Principia, 302 Clinton Ave., ing Ltd., d.b.a. Witten Pond, Kingston 12401, c/o Mary C. 304 Moonhaw Road, West Focus On Employment Life Palmer. Filed Aug. 31. Shokan 12494. Filed Aug. 31. Coaching, 809 Parr Meadow Drive, Newburgh 12550, c/o Laura M. Gall. Filed Aug. 30.


FACES& PLACES Down by The Boathouse Friends and supporters of Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) recently gathered at The Boathouse in Ossining to honor Ossining resident Kim Jeffrey as the museum’s first community ambassador. Jeffrey will represent Ossining and Westchester County. The event also provided an overview of the museum’s construction progress and details about future exhibits. 1. Phyllis Glassman, superintendent, Ossining School District; Tracy Kay, WCM executive director; Kim Jeffrey, WCM community ambassador; Carolyn Carr-Spencer, WCM board member; and county Legislator Catherine Borgia. 2. Kari Nelson and Lisa Rudley. 3. Amy Seiden, president, Ossining Matters Education Foundation; Mark Seiden; Alex Jeffrey; and Honorable Mike Tawil. 4. Ray Sanchez, Eleanor Wardwell and Steve Wardwell. 5. Ossining Mayor William Hanauer, Mary Shaefer and Bill Burton.

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Yonkers Raceway harness drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland, Larry Stalbaum and Jordan Stratton recently visited the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford to support the fight against hunger. Joined by three-dozen Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway employees headed by vice president and chief operating officer Bob Galterio, the stars bagged more than a ton and a half of Navy beans, which will be among the foodstuff distributed to the needy in Westchester County by the food bank. 6. Yonkers Raceway drivers and employees at the Food Bank for Westchester.

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