When Superstorm Sandy struck the area, 11-year-old Courtney Murdaugh, a student at Westbury Middle School, felt she had to do “something.”
“I wanted to help the people affected by Sandy and help them feel better and let them know that people want to help them and make sure they’re safe,” she said.
Fat. It’s The Enemy, especially this time of year, amid resolutions, self-improvement plans and the inability to see your feet. Yet despite our national obsession with dieting, The Enemy is winning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a third of American adults are overweight and another third are obese. Why are most diets doomed to failure? For Isaac Schulman, the director of Dr. Bo’s Diet Center in Hewlett, the reason is pretty straightforward.
“The problem is that all [of the usual diet programs] address some short-term weight loss, which is just a symptom,” says Schulman. “It doesn’t address the core issue: How did the person get overweight?”
Frank and Camille’s East, a renowned Long Island piano dealership serving the tri-state area, recently celebrated 36 years of business by giving away a Kawai grand piano to a deserving family. As part of the anniversary’s festivities, which took place at Frank and Camille’s Melville showroom and included a multi-day sale and live performances by acclaimed international concert pianists, the store raffled off a Kawai grand piano. The grand prize-winner, Garden City resident Fanny Escobar, will use the piano to help nurture her grandchildren’s love of playing the piano.
Escobar’s daughter, Jackie Rodgers of Commack, is a mother of two children, ages 10 and 8, both of whom are avid pianists. Unable to afford a brand-new piano and seeking to provide her children with an at-home outlet for expressing their musical creativity, Rodgers and her mother arrived at Frank and Camille’s through a strong recommendation, to inquire about purchasing a pre-owned piano – knowing that they could trade-up and receive full value towards a better piano some day. While in the store, Escobar took notice of the raffle that would be taking place over the following weekend. Unable to resist the idea of winning a Kawai grand piano for her grandchildren, Escobar entered her name into the drawing and hoped for the best.
Since the 1990s, Anton Community Newspapers has served as a major sponsor for the Toys For Tots charity campaign. This year, our readers once again came through by dropping off donations of unwrapped and unused toys at our Mineola office dropoff point. Special thanks go out to Kate and Patrick Tracy of Manhasset for getting their friends involved in the project. Pictured from left to right: Anton employees Karen Gellender, Kristen Anton, Ron Scaglia and Iris Picone. Major Chuck Kilbride, Anton Community Newspapers publisher Angela Anton, Anton Newspapers Managing Editor John Owens, Legislator Norma Gonsalves, Anton Newspapers EVP of Sales and Operations Frank A. Virga and Anton Newspapers President and COO Michael Castonguay.
Photo by Dave Gil de Rubio
Baseball culture boasts nearly two centuries’ worth of players, coaches and fans of America’s greatest pastime.
That inseparable trio was on display Nov. 28 at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place as local icons Bucky Dent, Dom Scala and Ed Randall joined more than 300 attendees in supporting Adelphi University’s athletic programs and in celebrating the game of baseball.
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