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New Hires And Promotions on Long Island

Emily E. Iannucci

Emily E. Iannucci
Iannucci was named a partner in the Garden City-based law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King. She is a management-side labor and employment law attorney who represents and counsels New York employers.

Robert Detor

Robert Detor

Detor was named chairman of NuHealth, the public benefit corporation that operates the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. The longtime health care executive replaces attorney and hotelier George Tsunis.

Jothy Narendran

Jothy Narendran. Photo by Jim Lennon

Narendran was promoted to co-managing partner of the Garden City-based law firm of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP. She is a partner in the firm’s banking and financial services practice group, where she represents institutional lenders in financing complex commercial transactions.

John A. Pohlman

John Pohlman

Mount Sinai South Nassau named Mount Sinai South Nassau senior vice president and chie financial officer of the Oceanside-based hospital, where he will be responsible for its overall financial management.

Emily Corso

Emily Corso

Corso has been hired as a marketing assistant at Tenenbaum Law in Melville. She was a PR intern at R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations and a PR assistant at Corso Business Advisory Incorporation who graduated from the College of Sacred Heart University.

Christopher Becker

Christopher Becker

Becker was named the new president and CEO of The First National Bank of Long Island, replacing Michael Vittorio, who retired Jan. 1 after 18 years at the helm. Becker was also named to the board of the bank’s holding company, The First of Long Island Corporation.

Jill Schilling

Jill Schilling

Lindenhurst Union Free School District hired Schilling as district coordinator of world languages and English as a new language. She joins the district with more than 12 years of English as a new language teaching experience.

Fred J. Langstaff

Fred Langstaff

Langstaff elected president of the Board of Directors of the New York State School Boards Association for 2020. He has been a board member for Eastern Suffolk BOCES since 1998, and he previously served on the Sayville School Board.

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Long Island Concerts & Events February 21-23

Tracy Morgan

SNL’s Goatboy and the Dead Head from Half Baked is back on home turf. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $29.50-$79.50. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

Tribute bands 45 RPM and ’60s Invasion play this charity show benefiting the nonprofit Smile, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live self-determined lives. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 89northmusic.com $30-$50. 1 p.m. Feb. 22.

The Grammy-winning iconic band was considered a cornerstone of 1970s rock radio. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $42-$79. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.

This multi-platinum artist’s introspective, personal and relatable lyrics are proof that country music is about lifestyle and values, not necessarily where you were raised. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $39-$69. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.

This celebrated Jazz Rock Latin fusion band with a New York City groove is promoting its recently released seventh album, PGS7. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $30. 8 p.m. Feb. 21.

You know her from her ’90s hit, “One of Us.” Now she’s touring to promote her latest album covering Bob Dylan songs. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $50-$65. 8 p.m. Feb 21.

The veteran comedian and 30 Rock alum delivers a can’t miss stand-up performance on his No Disrespect Tour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $50-$70.  7 p.m. Feb. 22.

Combining ultra-sleek showmanship, genre-crossing arrangements and hauntingly familiar hooks, Leonard is country-rock in both its purest dose and its untapped potential. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $25. 8 p.m. Feb. 22.

The grizzled former sidekick to Howard Stern and Beer League star brings his stand-up act to town. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29-$49. 8 p.m. Feb. 22.

Don’t miss the “Last Train to Clarksville,” because here comes this former member of The Monkees. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $75. 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

A dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $65-$70. 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

His stand-up routine has been described as self-revelation and cultural analysis, which includes his own relationships with his family, girlfriends and various stand-up comedians he has befriended. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39.50-$69.50.  8 p.m. Feb. 23.

Sunny Colonial Neighboring Oheka Castle Asks $950,000

This sun-filled Colonial neighboring historic Oheka Castle and the Cold Spring Country Club is listed for sale at 1 Colonial Dr. in Huntington.

Built in 1940 on a one-acre lot, this five-bedroom home with a slate roof has two and a half bathrooms. and three levels of living space. It boasts distinguished characteristics, crown moldings, and hardwood floors.

The house has an eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, and a dining alcove overlooking private yard. The home also features a formal dining room, full basement, family room, sun room, and office. The second-floor master suite has an en-suite bathroom and balcony.

French doors lead to the professionally landscaped backyard featuring fruit trees, mature plantings, a blue stone patio, in-ground pool, and built-in BBQ perfect for entertaining.

The house comes equipped with central air conditioning, two fireplaces, in-ground sprinklers, and an attached two-car garage.

The property is about two miles from downtown Huntington, less than a mile from the Cold Spring Harbor Long Island Rail Road station, and is located in the South Huntington School District.

The asking price is $950,000, not including the $29,936 in annual property taxes.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Jorge Calvo of Lucky to Live Here Realty. He can be reached at 631-692-7100.

Discovery of Abandoned Goat Leads To Search For Humanity

This baby goat was found near The Piping Club in Locust Valley.

When her husband found a baby goat tied up in a cardboard box and left for dead on the side of a road in Matinecock, Manda Kalimian knew what she had to do.

As soon as she got the call relaying news of the discovery on Jan. 20, Kalimian, founder of the CANA Foundation, a Locust Valley-based nonprofit wild horse rescue, jumped in her truck and rushed to the scene on Old Lane Road. She tried to save it from freezing to death in the 20-degree weather that day, but it was too late.

“A frenzy of baby bottles of goat milk, heated towels, blankets, and emergency veterinary care could not save this poor 10-day-old baby goat from the inhumanity that had befallen him,” Kalimian wrote of her experience. “He died eight hours after we found him. The only thing I can wrap my mind around is that at least he didn’t die frozen and alone in the dark and he felt compassion around him as he slipped away.”

Such discoveries are not uncommon on Long Island. Nassau and Suffolk SPCA investigators routinely report cases of animals — some wild, other domestic, occasionally those typically found on a farm — dead, neglected, or abused. Such cases are often investigated as animal cruelty, a misdemeanor in New York State punishable by imprisonment, a fine, or both. But not all perpetrators are apprehended and charged. 

For Kalimian, who spends her days trying to rescue wild horses out West from being euthanized by the federal government, the goat discovery underscores her mission to try to change some people’s perception of animals as being disposable, like the person who dumped a baby goat on the side of the road like a piece of garbage.

“What happens to a society when they have become so callous and self-absorbed that they have no regard for the natural world around them?” she asks. “Where is compassion and a sense of morality for even the smallest of things? … It is the little things and small acts of kindness that actually matter the most.”

What Is The Best Chinese Restaurant on Long Island?

Chinese restaurants are all over Long Island, serving dumplings, rice, chicken, pork, and more. But which one stands out from the pack?

Long Islanders voted The Orient the Best Chinese Restaurant on Long Island and Best Chinese Take-Out on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

The Orient Chinese Restaurant is known for serving all your favorite Chinese dishes, including General Tso’s Chicken, Filet Steak in a Brown Sauce, Pork Tenderloins in a Brown Sauce, Young Chow Fried Rice, etc.

The Orient is proud to serve quality Chinese cuisine on Long Island. The Orient has been open for over eight years and they are looking forward to serving you delicious, mouth-watering food for years to come. The Orient offers dim sum (breakfast / lunch small plates) every day. More selection is available on weekends (Saturday, Sunday) and holidays.

It’s a great local option for the best Chinese food you can find.

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Voting is now closed in the 2020 contest and winners will be announced soon. Nominate for your favorite businesses and people in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1 through Aug. 31.

The Orient is located at 623 Hicksville Rd. in Bethpage. It can be reached at 516-822-1010 or theorientny.com

Long Island’s Leading Wedding And Event Planners

Act 1 Entertainment, Inc.
From bands, dancers, and impersonators to fortune tellers, magicians, and comedians, Act 1 Entertainment has everything needed to turn any gathering into an unforgettable event, whether it be a kid’s party or corporate retreat. 28 Price St., Patchogue. 631-758-3505. Act1entertainment.net

All Above Events 
This award-winning wedding and event planning agency focuses on unique design, luxurious styling, and exceptional service to ensure a most perfect day. Besides weddings, they also do birthdays, communions, baby showers and graduation parties. 631-241-4948,

Ashley Douglass Events & Wedding Planners
Starting with the perfect vendors, these planners work together from start to finish to ensure that the special day is cohesive, personal, and unique. They plan weddings, corporate events, destination events, and charity events. 314 Main St., Huntington, 917-748-6281, ashleydouglassevents.com

A. Merisier Event Coordination & Design
This luxury experience coordinator works alongside each client to ensure the highest quality results and full customer satisfaction for their wedding or birthday. 107 A Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, 631-327-3307, amerisierevents.com

Couture Concepts
This luxury boutique event planning and design company has strong roots in the wedding, creative events, and luxury brand markets. They also plan birthdays, benefits, grand openings, and more. 3 Wilder Ln. #5833, Huntington, 631-239-5142, coutureconceptsny.com

Dazzling Affairs, Inc.
Having planned events from the Hamptons to Manhattan, owner Francesca Leonardini’s attention to detail and keen eye for the unusual is what sets her apart from the rest. They plan weddings, birthdays, showers, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, corporate events, golf outings. 185 Westbury Ave, Carle Place, 516-455-1751, dazzlingaffairs.com

Deborah Minarik Events, Ltd.
Clients do not have to spend a fortune to have a spectacular, beautiful wedding day, corporate event, or other party, and these planners help people accomplish that, regardless of budget. 516-318-6079, deborahminarikevents.com

Elite Glamour Events
These planners create an ambiance that will stand out from any other event clients or their guests have ever been to, while keeping clients stress free. They plan weddings, proposals, showers, birthdays, and other special occasions. 508 Station Way, Huntington Station, 631-523-6799, eliteglamourevents.com

Event Kings
From a corporate picnic of 7,000 people to a celebrity benefit to an intimate birthday affair, they have done it all, including outdoor events, team building retreats, fundraiser galas, corporate conferences, holiday events, and social events. 1010 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, 631-392-1234, eventkingsny.com

Events By Khadejah
With experience in planning everything from extravagant birthday parties to elaborate South Asian wedding celebrations, this detail-oriented and hands-on team can make any vision become a reality. They also plan showers, engagement parties, and anniversaries. 646 Bellmore Rd., East Meadow, 516-547-2854, eventsbykj.com

Glamorous Event Planners
From luxury weddings to lavish social and corporate events, this team is committed to customizing and personalizing each and every one of their clients’ occasions. 260A W. Old Country Rd, Hicksville, 516-933-2788, glamorouseventplanners.com

La Bella Planners, LLC
With a hands-on approach and a network of the best and most experienced vendors at our fingertips, LBP’s ultimate goal is to make each wedding, corporate event, and other milestones feel like an intimate gathering no matter the size. 158 Main St., Port Washington, 516-767-1984, labellaplanners.com

Long Island Party People
These party pros take pride in their service and team of experts that can customize any kind of party or special event to make sure clients and all their guests have as much fun as possible. They plan weddings, birthdays, communions, bar and bat mitzvahs, and corporate events. 1952 Commonwealth Ave., Merrick, 516-377-1028, longislandpartypeople.com

Long Island Wedding and Event Planners Boutique
These planners have expertly designed and coordinated exclusive and luxurious events from weddings to corporate retreats for the most discerning clientele on the Gold Coast for more than 17 years. 6270 Northern Boulevard, East Norwich, 516-802-0612, liweddingplanners.com

L. Marie Events
From concept to execution, every detail is seen to with a passionate eye, from high-concept event design, travel and logistics to sumptuous catering, inspired custom party favors and more for weddings and special events. 4 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley, 516-659-6897, lmarieevents.com

Tiffany Weddings And Events, LLC
Your event planner has a trifecta of resources to help you plan an event the whole town will be talking about. These planners have the experience, enthusiasm, and education required for a perfect wedding or other type of event. 631-805-2055, tiffany-weddings-and-events-llc.business.site

Unique Entertainment
Unique Entertainment is a one-stop shop for all your DJ, videography, M.C., and photo booth needs. Unique will make your wedding, birthday party, or family celebration, unique and amazing! 427 Willis Ave., Williston Park, 516-248,4500, uniqueent.com

Larger Than Life USA Raises Over $600,000 for Children With Cancer

Larger Than Life Marketing Director Netta Nathaniel, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey (District 4), Larger Than Life Chairman Avi Cohen. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Larger Than Life held its annual Long Island fundraising event on Feb. 5 in Old Westbury to support the charity’s bigger programs, such as annual trips to Disney, summer camps, and a unique pre-K school for children with cancer that was established in 2015.

The gala, featuring famed Iranian-American comedian Max Amini, drew a large crowd that helped raise more than $600,000. The largest organization in Israel of its type, the charity delivers services throughout the country’s hospitals and in private homes.

To learn about the many programs and opportunities to support this worthwhile cause by donating or volunteering at largerthanlifeusa.org 

Larger Than Life Chairman Avi Cohen (Photo by Ed Shin)
Adi Cohen. (Photo by Ed Shin)
A young cancer survivor. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Comedian Max Amini. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Larger Than Life Long Island Gala supporters. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Larger Than Life Long Island Gala supporters. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Larger Than Life Long Island Gala supporters. (Photo by Ed Shin)


Custom Colonial Mansion in Kings Point Asks $45M

Swan Landing, a custom-built waterfront Colonial-style mansion that was featured in Architectural Digest, is listed for sale at 1 Swan Landing in the Village of Kings Point.

Built in 1995 on a 5.4-acre lot, this 13-bedroom home has 10 bathrooms, four half bathrooms, and 23,000 square feet of living space. The home was designed by the award-winning architecture firm Shope Reno Wharton Associates and exemplifies luxury living at the highest caliber. Amenities include a deepwater dock, indoor pool, outdoor pool, beach, tennis court, English garden, guest house, greenhouse, and much more.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room, and office. The ground-floor master suite has two bathrooms and walk-in closets. The fully finished basement has a gym, media room, changing room, and billiards.

Outside it has a stone patio and attached five-car garage. It comes equipped with central air conditioning, eight fireplaces, and an elevator.

The home is about three miles from the Little Neck Long Island Rail Road station, and about four miles minutes from the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway. For adventures outside the house, it is conveniently located nearby Kings Point Park, Steppingstone Park and the American Merchant Marine Museum. It falls in the highly ranked Great Neck School District.

The asking price is $45,000,000, not including the $203,813 in annual property taxes. That makes it the most expensive home currently listed for sale on Long Island, as of this post.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Jason Friedman and Sarah Friedman of Daniel Gale Great Neck LLC, who can be reached at 516-466-4036.

American Community Bank’s Glen Cove Branch Celebrates 20th Anniversary

American Community Bank celebrated its 20th anniversary on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Ralph De Pas)

American Community Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Glen Cove branch to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Jan. 31.

The celebration capped off the bank’s customer appreciation week in January.

“We have roots where others only have branches,” is the banks motto.

American Community Bank is located at 300 Glen St. in Glen Cove. It can be reached at 516-609-2900 or acbalways.com

Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke was among those on hand for the event. (Photo by Ralph De Pas)
(Photo by Ralph De Pas)
(Photo by Ralph De Pas)
(Photo by Ralph De Pas)

City National Bank Donates $5,000 to the Book Fairies

City National Bank’s Long Island team, based in Melville, presented the Book Fairies with a $5,000 donation at a special presentation on February 12. Left to right: Barinder Parmar, relationship banker with Personal & Business Banking at City National; the Book Fairies' program coordinator Sherry McGrath and executive director Eileen Minogue; and Davi Tserpelis, business banking manager at City National.

City National Bank, through its Reading is The way up® literacy program, has donated $5,000 to the Book Fairies, a Freeport-based nonprofit organization that donates new and gently used books to underprivileged communities across Long Island, the New York Metro area, and overseas.

The donation is part of City National’s 11th annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive program, and represents a purchasing power of approximately $6,660 that reflects a 25 percent discount with Barnes & Noble.

“City National Bank’s literacy program is a key part of giving back to our local communities and empowering the next generation, and we’re proud to support an important local nonprofit in their mission to donate thousands of books each year to schools and organizations in need across Long Island and metropolitan New York,” said Davi Tserpelis, senior vice president and business banking manager at City National Bank on LI. “Reading is a fundamental prerequisite to the future success of this country, and we feel fortunate to be able to foster literacy and a love of reading in the children in our community.”

Related Story: Literacy Nonprofit The Book Fairies’ Novel Idea: Break Guinness World Record

The Book Fairies has donated books to libraries, schools, community organizations, homeless shelters, children’s hospitals and elsewhere.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from City National,” said Eileen Minogue, executive director of the Book Fairies. “Thanks to organizations such as City National, we were able to distribute 597,652 books to individuals in need last year.”