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Pros Tee Off For Clark Gillies Foundation Golf Invitational

NHL Pierre Larouche star shows friends how to golf, hockey stick style! (Photo by Tab Hauser)

Sports celebrities came out swinging — their golf clubs, that is — when the nonprofit Clark Gillies Foundation held its annual Golf Invitational at the Huntington Crescent Club on July 28.

The former pro hockey player who helped lead the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup wins four decades ago founded the nonprofit to improve the quality of life of children who are physically, developmentally, and/or financially challenged. The golf invitational is one of the group’s biggest annual fundraisers.

Besides Gillies, sports stars in attendance included “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey Team Captain Mike Eruzione, former NBA player Wally Szczerbiak, and NFL great John Schmitt.

Clark and Pam Gillies with NFL great John Schmitt. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Trish Posillico and RoseAnn Trentacoste CGF volunteers for 20 years with NBA Wally Szczerbiak. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Dennis Cutrone, Britt Wenzel, Clark Gillies (HOF NHL), and Pete Johnston. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Trevor Zuch, Clark Gillies, Morgan Zuch, Nancy and Rod Zuch, Zuch’s are grant recipients of The Clark Gillies Foundation for 20 years and The Morgan Center is named in honor of Morgan Zuch who survived childhood cancer. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Sal Ferro, CGF Board Member, with friends: Frank Stehlik, Carmino Santomaro, and Travis Mayes. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Pam Gillies with 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic Capt Mike Eruzione. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
Clark Gillies signing foundation pennants for charity. (Photo by Tab Hauser)
1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic Captain Mike Eruzione before teeing off for a good cause. (Photo by Tab Hauser)

Point Lookout Home With Jones Inlet Views Asks $3.3M

Offering fantastic views of Jones Inlet and the Altantic Ocean is this newly remodeled home listed for sale at 136 Lynbrook Ave. in Point Lookout.

This six-bedroom, three-story home has three and a half bathrooms, 3,227 square feet of living space, and three water-view decks to make the most of the great location.

The house features a new kitchen with top Energy Star appliances, a formal dining room, living room, den, and a second-floor master suite. 

It comes equipped with wood floors, two fireplaces, central air conditioning, and double-pane windows.

Outside it has a two-car attached garage, in-ground sprinklers, a porch, and patio.

The property is located nearby the quaint downtown strip in Point Lookout, which is at the western tip of Long Beach island. It’s also near the Loop Parkway connecting to mainland Long Island and is two miles from downtown Long Beach, which has the closest Long Island Rail Road station. The house is in the Long Beach School District.

The asking price is $3,350,000, not including the annual property taxes of $30,771, which come to $29,921 after the Star Exemption.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Thomas Hug of HUG Real Estate, who can be reached at 516-431-8000.

Who Is The Best Chiropractor on Long Island?

Woman having chiropractic back adjustment.

When it comes time to get your back adjusted, there is no shortage of local chiropractors to choose from to go for help, but which one is best to trust with treating your back? 

Long Islanders voted Dr. James Lambert and Dr. Bruce Berns of Connetquot Chiropractic the Best Chiropractor on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest, a title they won for the third year in a row. 

Anyone with nagging back pains can attest to the uncomfortable feeling each night of tossing and turning or waking up and having difficulty rolling out of bed. If they’re in desperate need of treatment or just want to get their back checked out, Long Islanders visit Dr. James Lambert and Dr. Bruce Berns at Connetquot Chiropractic.

Lambert is no stranger to this prestigious list, having clinched the top spot in 2015, too. Both exemplify what many appreciate in a good doctor: diligence, kind-hearted care, and a commitment to achieving a future in which those tedious back pains become a thing of the past.

Don’t just take our word for it. Long Island has spoken! The Best Chiropractor on Long Island has got your back.

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.

Related Story: Make Your 2020 Best of Long Island Contest Nominations By August 31 Deadline

Dr. James Lambert and Dr. Bruce Berns of Connetquot Chiropractic are located at 2805 Veterans Hwy. Ste. 8, Ronkonkoma. They can be reached at 631-738-9539 or drjlambert.com

Hair We Share Hosts Mangia and Nosh Fundraiser

Hair We Share Co-Founders Dean Riskin and Suzanne Chimera. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The deliciously fun 2nd Annual Mangia and Nosh fundraiser sponsored by Hair We Share was held at Appliance World in Huntington on July 15.

Dean Riskin and Suzanne Chimera, the founders of the nonprofit organization Hair We Share, aptly named their Mangia and Nosh event because of their combined Italian and Jewish backgrounds.

Founded in 2014, Hair We Share manufactures real-looking, comfortable wigs for people who have lost their hair due to illness, at no cost to the recipient. The profits from the recent Mangia and Nosh go toward the manufacturing of the wigs, made from nearly 3,000 hair donations per month.

The yummy tastings at Mangia and Nosh were served by local chefs cooking live at Appliance World. The restaurants included Red, Harbor Club at Prime, Private Chefs Chris LaVecchia and Moris Valle, and Home Chef Maggie’s Kitchen.

Attendees also sampled delicious bites from Uncle Giuseppe’s catering, Tutto Pazzo, Core Life Eatery, The Refuge, Piccolo Mondo, Volpe at Fox Hollow and Porto Fino. Delicious fruity wine tastings were provided by the Romano Family Wines, Grandma’s Sangria, Blue Prosecco and Boxed Waters. Sweet, beautifully decorated desserts were provided by Stacy Cakes Cupcakes, Bellas Cookie Butters and Chocolate Works at Walt Whitman.

Guests left with not only a warm, fresh pretzel from Philly Pretzel Company, but with raffle prizes also provided by local restaurants and businesses including free hotel stays at the Fox Hollow and the William NYC.

Guests also left with a feeling of pride, knowing that they made a difference in the life of someone suffering the debilitating effects of medical hair loss.

Photos by Ed Shin

Classic rock favorites provided by Russel Breiter (Photo by Ed Shin)
Custom made cake by Stacy Cakes and Cupcakes (Photo by Ed Shin)
Grandma’s Apple Raspberry Sangria (Photo by Ed Shin)
Home Chef Maggie the Queen of Pasta “Fazool” (Photo by Ed Shin)
Chef Moris Valle prepares his signature scallops (Photo by Ed Shin)
“Chicken Supreme Duo” prepared by Private Chef Chris LaVecchia (Photo by Ed Shin)
Salmon Croquettes by Red (Photo by Ed Shin)
Healthy eats by Core Life Eatery (Photo by Ed Shin)
Tastings by Romano Brands Fine Wines (Photo by Ed Shin)
Tastings provided by Tutto Pazzo (Photo by Ed Shin)
Hair We Share Co-Founder Suzanne prepares the raffle baskets (Photo by Ed Shin)
Tastings provided by Volpe at Fox Hollow (Photo by Ed Shin)
Boxed Water on ice (Photo by Ed Shin)

St. Francis College Golf Outing Honors Supporters

Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)

St. Francis College honored its top supporters during its annual Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on Monday.

The event is one of the Brooklyn-based college’s premier fundraising events that supports its mission of providing an affordable, superior liberal arts education.

Honorees who were the event’s 2019 Pace E Bene Recipients were John F. Tully, a member of the college’s board who is also counsel of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Ana Oliveira, Senior Vice President, Market Executive at Investors Bank, and James Argutto, James V. Argutto, President of POM Recoveries, Inc.

Photos by Ed Shin

Katie Nicosia is a 2019 Graduate and an Investors Bank Community Service Scholarship Recipient (Photo by Ed Shin)
L. – R.: Ana Oliveira, President Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Katie Nicosia, Thomas Flood V.P for Development for St Francis College (Photo by Ed Shin)
Honoree John Tully (Photo by Ed Shin)
Honoree James Argutto (Photo by Ed Shin)
President Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Honoree Ana Oliveira (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ana Oliveira and Katie Nicosia (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ken Daly, John Tully (Photo by Ed Shin)
St Francis Student Volunteers (Photo by Ed Shin)
Linda Dashefsky, Ana Oliveira, and Victoria Schneps-Yunis, owner of SChneps Media, parent company of Long Island Press (Photo by Ed Shin)
Rosario & Carolyn Casssata (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the St. Francis College Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)

18th-Century Waterfront Kings Park Horse Farm Asks $3.3M

Patriot Farm, a restored classic waterfront Pre-Revolutionary War Georgian Colonial, is listed for sale at 141 Sunken Meadow Rd. in Kings Park.

Built in 1754 on a remarkable 9.2-acre estate overlooking Sunken Meadow Creek, this nine-bedroom mansion has five and a half bathrooms. The home’s tasteful renovations seamlessly blend historic craftsmanship and charm with the finest modern amenities.

The elegant plantation boasts one of the few remaining hand-crafted barns constructed in the 18th century. Its large paddocks has stalls for multiple horses.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, parlor, great room, music room, and a huge billiard room on the third floor. The master suite and laundry room are on the second floor.

The house comes equipped with six fireplaces, central air conditioning, in-ground sprinklers, and Energy Star appliances. Outside it has a detached four-car garage and a screened-in porch.

The property is within walking distance of Sunken Meadow State Park, nearby downtown Northport, and about a mile from the Kings Park Long Island Rail Road station. It’s in the Kings Park School District.

The asking price is $3,395,000, not including the annual property taxes of $71,884.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Laura Zambratto and Leana Visalli of Daniel Gale Agency Inc., who can be reached at 631-692-6770.

NYCBS Opens New 347 Cancer Treatment Center in Port Jefferson Station

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS)

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) celebrated the grand opening of its newest treatment facility, at 49 Route 347, in Port Jefferson Station on Monday, July 29. Located on Long Island’s scenic North Shore, the center will feature the most advanced cancer treatment on Long Island.

As patients enter this modern, state-of-the-art cancer center they will be greeted by friendly and professional staff, as they wait in a spacious, accommodating lounge. The new NYCBS center encompasses numerous amenities and services to patients that provide a comfortable and attentive environment that is more conducive for healing.

The most cutting-edge medical technology and equipment– including advanced PET/CT Scans and MRI machines are just some of the new features in this new facility. There will also be exclusive clinical trials, unavailable at many hospitals, and an on-site pharmacy, where patients can pick up their medication after visiting their doctor. The center will also be able to process outside laboratory treatments and deliver faster results to its patients.

Dr. Jeffrey Vacirca, CEO of NYCBS, explains the vision behind the center. “Through 40 years of treating and actually listening to our patients, we understand their needs and what they want –top-quality treatment, and compassionate services. We strive to make quality comprehensive care. We want our patients to have what they need, closer to home—now we can do it, all under one roof.”

The center will also offer a wellness program staffed by nurse educators, psychologists, and other experts ready to provide nutritional, emotional, financial, and psychological guidance for any NYCBS patient. These comprehensive support services demonstrate NYCBS’s commitment to conquering cancer.

“This is a proud moment for those dedicated to comprehensive cancer care.” Dr. Vacirca added. “We offer dedicated services for all of our patients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we want to keep them close to home. We’ve grown, and so has our ability to treat those in need. Tomorrow brings hope… and together… we’re conquering cancer together.”

About NYCBS

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is committed to our patients. We are dedicated to providing each patient with a unique path to treatment and unmatched support. We strive to make quality, comprehensive cancer care available in each and every New York neighborhood

Make Your 2020 Best of Long Island Contest Nominations By August 31 Deadline

Those looking to nominate their favorite local businesses and people in the coveted 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest should act fast, because the deadline to submit nominations is Saturday, Aug. 31.

The competition is fierce, as evident by the 65,287 nominations made in last year’s contest. Nominations are made by visiting bestof.longislandpress.com, clicking the “Nominate Now” button and entering the name and contact information for the local business or person you want to enter into the contest.

Once the nomination period closes, the top nominees will be advanced to the official ballot. The voting period runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. Each of the dozens of categories will have one local winner and, where applicable, one national winner.

Again, the competition is tough, with more than 1.3 million votes cast last year. The winners will be announced in early 2020.

Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the 15th annual Bethpage Best of Long Island competition has grown into the largest business awards program in the history of LI.

The contest offers participants a chance to nominate and vote on businesses in dozens of subcategories within each category, ranging from restaurants to automotive and everything in between.

Good luck!

Golf Outing Raises Funds For Helen Keller Services

Helen Keller Services golf classic at the Mill River Club in Oyster Bay on July 22, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The nonprofit Helen Keller Services held its 29th Annual Golf Classic at the Mill River Club in Oyster Bay on July 22.

Larry Kinitsky, a Helen Keller Services board member and former senior vice president for marketing of Dime Community Bank, was the honoree at the fundraiser. 

Photos by Ed Shin.

Kim Zimmer, new president of Helen Keller Services. Photo by Ed Shin
Larry Kinitsky, a Helen Keller Services board member and former senior vice president for marketing of Dime Community Bank, was the honoree at the fundraiser. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Joe Bruno, former president of Helen Keller Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Joey Lee came in first place in the golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Cathy Cumming had the longest drive in the womens division of the golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
L – R – Susan Ruzenksi – Executive Director of Helen Keller National, Christopher Woodfill Executive Associate Director of Helen Keller National, Joseph Melillo, Patrick Mullin. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Attendees enjoy the Helen Keller Services golf outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Long Beach International Film Festival Back To Screen Movies On The Oceanfront

The Long Beach International Film Festival festivities are held at multiple venues, including on the beach itself.

The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) returns July 31 to Aug. 3 for the eighth year of independent full-length features, short films, al fresco food and beer tastings, and other festivities.

In addition to more than 50 films and an array of nightly special events, the four-day festival will also include red carpet premieres, gala celebrations, filmmaker receptions, filmmaker Q&As, celebrity appearances, industry seminars, beach concerts, a casino night, and more.

“It’s a wonderful treat for our community,” said LBIFF co-founder Craig Weintraub.

The slate of films on deck range from feature-length narratives, documentaries, short and animated movies open for all ages that will compete for a series of jury, festival honors and audience awards. 

The festival kicks off with a screening of Astronaut at the Regal Lynbrook 13 Theater at 5 p.m. July 31, followed by Taste on the Plaza featuring musical performances and more than 30 restaurants, wines, beers, and spirits on Long Beach Plaza celebrating filmmakers and artists. 

The second day marks the return of the popular third-annual Chefs & Shorts, a five-course locally sourced dinner-and-wine pairing inspired by short films and prepared by esteemed chefs. The films that inspired the culinary creations will be screening during the unique dining experience at the chic beachfront Allegria Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Tickets start at $149.99.

“Chefs & Shorts is a wonderful way to enjoy both film and food on the shores of Long Beach,” said Weintraub.  

For example, Chef Andrew Allotti of Grotta Di Fuoco in Long Beach will cook up spaghetti alla Chitarra, spicy garlic shrimp, sesame, chive crumbs inspired by the movie Pulled Strings directed by Vicki Chau-Ryan. Chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Restaurant in Stony Brook draws from In a Nutshell directed by Fabio Friedli in his dish, crisp branzino, cauliflower custard, slow roasted beets, candy striped beets, beet vinaigrette, chives scented oil.

Then on Aug. 2 will be the Shorts on the Beach portion of the festival in which short films will be screened on the shore-front. At 6 p.m. there will an accompanying free concert on the beach  featuring reggae-rock band Aqua Cherry, singer-songwriter Sammi Rae with reggaetón Artist Los Vegas, and Long Beach’s own DJ Chef.

“Each year the festival draws more and more local musical talent and I’m excited to showcase these rising stars in front of filmmakers and producers from all over the world,” said Rick Eberle, LBIFF’s live music director.

The festival will conclude on Aug. 3 with Casino Night at the Long Beach Hotel Ballroom to raise money for the Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Tickets for the feature films as well as for Chefs and Shorts and Taste on the Beach, can be purchased at the LBIFF website, longbeachfilm.com, where moviegoers can also checkout showtimes and more info on what will be shown.