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Stop the Bleed Class Teaches Public How To Keep Victims From Bleeding To Death

Training non-medical professional to stop a shooting or accident victim from bleeding out in the minutes before first responders arrive is a new class called Stop The Bleed.

The free class sponsored by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) is designed to counter uncontrolled bleeding, which is a leading cause of preventable death following such traumatic incidents. 

“We encourage anyone to take this training and become certified because you can never be too prepared,” said Maureen O’Brien president and CEO at NYSID, a statewide network of 165 nonprofit rehabilitative agencies and private sector business partners.

While CPR has been around for many years, Stop the Bleed kits were created after the active shooter disaster at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A joint committee created a national policy to enhance survivability from mass shootings. One recommendation was to turn bystanders into immediate responders before first responders arrive at the scene. This step improves the survivability of victims with severe bleeding. 

It can take as few as five minutes to bleed to death, but average response times from EMS personnel can range from seven to nine minutes. The training teaches bystanders how to use a kit or alternative devices to quickly bring bleeding under control.

Participants will receive Stop the Bleed kits assembled by people with disabilities. NYSID is collaborating with two Member Agencies on this project: AHRC Nassau is hosting the event and Arc Herkimer assembles the Stop the Bleed kits. Most Stop the Bleed kits include a tourniquet, a hemostatic dressing with Quick-Clot, a marker, gloves, and instructions.

“I hope people that attend our training will be inspired to save a life if they ever encounter an emergency bleeding situation,” said Amanda Aiello, RN, an American College of Surgeons certified Stop the Bleed trainer. “This training can be utilized in any emergency situation with life-threatening bleeding. This could happen at your home, after a car accident, in a severe weather incident, or any number of outdoor activities. It could also be a result of an unstable individual with dangerous impulses or a terrorist event.” 

Stop the Bleed Training and Certification is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday August 21 at AHRC Nassau, 115 E. Bethpage Rd., Plainview. RSVP here

Notable Waterfront Setauket Mid-Century Asks $1M

This Modernist beach-style mid-century home designed by famed architect Julian Neski and offering panoramic views of Smithtown Bay is listed for sale at 6 Childs Ln. in Setauket.

Built in 1967 on a 2.4-acre lot along a prestigious street on one of the highest plots of land in the area, this four-bedroom, light-filled home has three and a half bathrooms, 2,500 square feet of living space, and steps leading down to its private beach. The house is mostly original to 1967.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, and living room. Outside it has a patio, deck, two-car attached garage, and 100 feet of water frontage. It comes equipped with central air conditioning and a fireplace.

The property is about two miles from downtown Port Jefferson and the Port Jefferson Long Island Rail Road station. It’s located in the highly ranked Three Village School District.

The asking price is $1,095,000, not including the annual property taxes of $36,174.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Ronald Lanzillotta and Michael Pesce of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-795-3456.

Petition Urges Cuomo To Sign Hempstead Oversight Bill

The Hempstead School District's troubles run deep.

Education advocates have formed a petition urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign recently passed legislation that would create an oversight panel to monitor the troubled Hempstead School District. 

The online petition was started by Melissa Figueroa, a former Hempstead school board member who tried to reform the district and is now serving as a spokeswoman for New York State Assemb. Taylor Darling (D-Hempstead), the lawmaker that championed passage of the oversight bill.

“These monitors will provide the needed oversight into the academic and financial operations of the district, ensuring that allotted resources go to the students and not to administrators and vendors,” the petition states. “School begins in September and the bill needs Governor Cuomo’s signature.”

More than 100 people have signed the petition, putting it more than halfway to its goal.

“As a Hempstead High School alumni, I know first hand the issues, the lack of support, guidance and the poor quality of education all Hempstead children experience,” said Biena Depena Collin, who signed the petition. “The students deserve better.”


Long Island Concerts & Events August 19-22

Ten Years After

This charity dinner will include an open bar and live music with 50 percent of all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sangria 71, 1095 Jericho Tpke., Commack, jdrf.org $100. 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Join Winnie the Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger for a musical adventure in the hundred-acre wood!  Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey keeps getting him into trouble! Meet the characters after the show! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $15-$19. 11 a.m. Aug. 20.

Jazz legend Bob James, iconic saxophonist David Sanborn, and beguiling bassist Marcus Miller reunite for the first time since the release of their Grammy-winning ’80s collaboration that dominated the airwaves with the hit single “Maputo.” Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $65-$90. 8 p.m. Aug. 20.

Brothers Brad and Lesley Stoller blend musical styles of folk, rock and jazz to turn what started as a Friday night concert series at Parkside Lounge in Manhattan into their very first produced album Stationary Sun. With White Collar Crime. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $25. 8 p.m. Aug. 21.

Meet the PBS star and food empire entrepreneur, who will talk about her career and her memoir, My American Dream, a fascinating, rags to riches immigration story. Price includes a copy of the book. Facility fee is also included. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $44. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

This Bostonian funky metal quartet best known for their 1990 breakout album Pornograffitti performs blistering guitar riffs, often with syncopated timing, and incendiary, high-speed rock/metal solos. Opening is Cringe. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Aug. 22.

A night of peace and music with the band performing their original Woodstock set along with their newer album A Sting in The Tale. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $60. 8 p.m. Aug. 22.


5 New Products To Help You Live Your Best Life

My Portable Pull-Up and Push-Up Bar, created by Dr. Len Lopez, a chiropractic sports physician and strength and conditioning coach, offers a complete upper body workout for those who want to strengthen their upper torso. The bar is free-standing, portable, and folds up for easy storage, $99.95 plus shipping at MyPullupBar.com. With any purchase, you get a free copy of his e-book, The 10 Biggest Workout Mistakes.

KEEPIN’ IT CLEAN WHILE ON THE GO  Bonblissity candy scrubs are a clever way to keep the germs at bay. Each cube-size hand scrub is individually wrapped and is said to exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize your skin. Made from a blend of shea, avocado and cocoa butter, these candy scrubs smell deliciously good with scents including ocean mist, lemongrass, mango sorbet, sweet satsuma, lavender luxury, vanilla and brown sugar, $20 for 30 at Bonblissity.com

Just like the name states, Simply Gum is a chewing gum brand free of aspartame and synthetics, and it’s plastic-free and biodegradable. The texture is softer than regular gum’s texture and it’s available in fun flavors including fennel, maple, coffee, and the classics: mint and cinnamon. Some of the new flavors include cleanse, boost and revive, $2.39/pack at thrivemarket.com

Here’s the perfect snack that promises to keep your energy up throughout the day: Keto Farms’ Strawberry Gouda Snack Mix. It’s a clean, low-sugar savory snack that is packed with nutrients and made with only four ingredients: sweet strawberries, gouda cheese, sprouted almonds and sprouted organic pecans. Other flavors are raspberry gouda and tomato pepperjack, $24.95 for three bulk bags at ketofarms.com

The Biocellulose Calming Birch Mask created by the biotechnology firm Aurum Skincare is said to soothe and deeply hydrate skin. Aurum claims that its product, based on award-winning research and harvested straight from Northern Canada’s trees, can reduce sensitive and inflamed skin and is ideal for those with atopic and acne-prone skin, $20 per mask at aurumskincare.ca

4 Acts That Played Original Woodstock Coming To Long Island

A night of peace and music with the band performing their original Woodstock set along with their newer album A Sting in The Tale. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $60. 8 p.m. Aug. 22.

Folk legends Melanie, known for “The Bicycle Song,” joins Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, who will play the trio’s hits, including “Puff The Magic Dragon.” Yarrow didn’t play Woodstock, but Melanie did. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $65. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

Shortly after the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the psychedelic rock legends who were there will play their many hits from “White Rabbit” to “Somebody to Love.” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $65. 8 p.m. Aug. 30.

Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have reunited to perform their timeless classics with a stand-in for founding front man John Fogerty, who’s long since gone solo. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $39-$89. 8 p.m. Sept. 13.

What Is The Best Tattoo Parlor on Long Island?

A tattoo artist at work (Photo by Michael Deschenes)

When you’re committing to something as permanent as a tattoo, you want a reputable tattoo parlor to do the job, but with so many to choose from, which is best?

Long Islanders voted Lark Tattoo Best Tattoo Parlor on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest for the seventh year in a row!

Lark Tattoo Long Island is proud to host one of the most talented crews in the tattoo business. Their artistic creativity and talent enables you to get the tattoo of your dreams. Everything from custom fantasy tattoos, portraits, traditional tattoo designs or graphic tribal tattooing and cover-ups, they do it all.

The shop’s commitment to excellence is shown not only in its artistic talent, but the dedication to a clean & safe working environment, and client satisfaction. Lark Tattoo is also very proud to host the most talented tattoo artists from around the world, visiting and tattooing at their shop!

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Lark Tattoo is located at 1610 Old Country Rd., Westbury. It can be reached at 516-794-5844 or larktattoo.com

TILRE Success Solutions Debuts in Melville

TILRE Success Solutions CEO J.B. Bolvadin and his wife, Belce Bolvadin, hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new office.

Launching a new sales and business training facility that aims to be a one-stop shop for those new to sales or professionals looking to boost their skills is TILRE Success Solutions in Melville.

The company, which celebrated its grand opening last month, is a licensee of famous sales trainer Grant Cardone and boasts an average 35 percent increase in sales in the first 30 days for those who participate in its daily 10x programs.

“We want to help millions of people become millionaires and I thought that this would be the best way to do it,” says J.B. Bolvadin, TILRE Success Solutions’ chief executive officer, a former realtor who considers Cardone a personal mentor.

“I just wanted to build the ideal scene for a salesperson where they can come in and get training and not have to wait six months for a conference.”

Waterfront Kings Point Villa Asks $16.5M

Villa-Forte, a stunning custom built waterfront Italian Villa set on perfectly manicured grounds, is listed for sale at 4 Harbor Way in the Village of Kings Point.

Built in 2009 on a 2.5-acre lot, this eight-bedroom mansion has nine bathrooms, and three half bathrooms. It boasts unobstructed water views from most rooms, exemplary craftsmanship, and clear lines of sight throughout the home. The property features a private dock, a mosaic in-ground pool with a hot tub, a large patio with an outdoor kitchen, and a driveway with private gates.

The house has two eat-in kitchens, a formal dining room, family room, bar, and breakfast nook. The second-floor master suite has his-and-her bathrooms and walk-in closets. The fully finished basement has a spa and gym.

The house comes equipped with central air conditioning, five fireplaces, and an elevator. Outside it has a three-car attached garage.

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 $16,500,000, not including the annual property taxes of $146,658.

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

Investors Bancorp Acquires Gold Coast Bank

John Tsunis
John Tsunis of Gold Coast Bank

New Jersey-based Investors Bancorp acquired Gold Coast Bank, headquartered in Islandia, last month.

Investors, which has about $23 billion in assets and 147 branches across the tri-state area, effectively doubled its seven-branch footprint on Long Island by absorbing and renaming the seven branches of Gold Coast, which had $700 million on the books.

“This transaction strengthens Investors’ current suburban Long Island franchise and deepens our presence in this large, affluent market,” said Investors’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Cummings. 

Gold Coast founder, CEO, and Chairman John Tsunis will chair the regional advisory board for Investors, and Gold Coast’s board has been offered membership in Investors’ LI board.