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What is The Best Staffing Service on Long Island?

Instead of wading through piles of resumes or hoping the right candidate will respond to a job posting, sometimes it’s faster and more cost efficient to seek out new employees from a staffing service, but which one is the most reliable?

Long Islanders voted Horizon Healthcare Staffing Best Staffing Service on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Since 1992, Horizon Healthcare Staffing has been providing Long Islanders with optimal healthcare staffing services that stand out from the rest.

A leading provider of rehabilitation, nursing, allied and home care health personnel in the region, Horizon Healthcare Staffing prides themselves on their unwavering commitment to both facilities and organizations they help staff, as well as the individual healthcare professionals that they help find employment.

It’s no wonder why Long Islanders voted Horizon Healthcare Staffing the Best Staffing Service on Long Island!

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.

Horizon Healthcare Staffing is located at 20 Jerusalem Ave. Third Fl. in Hicksville. It can be reached at 516-326-2020 or hhstaff.com

Chefs For A Cause Raises Funds for Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition

The fellas at Bayshore's Coastal Kitchen and Cocktails serving up some delicious food

Hundreds of people from the gathered May 15 at the newly renovated Piermont in Babylon Village for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s (BBCC) 21st Annual Chefs for a Cause fundraiser.

The evening was filled with raffle prizes, silent and live auction items, and delicious food and drinks donated from local restaurants and vendors within the community. The ballroom area was decorated with beautiful teal and pink, representing breast and gynecological cancer awareness colors. Local flower shops donated beautiful centerpieces for the charity event as well.

The BBCC is a grass-roots, volunteer-based nonprofit group that began by three friends sitting around a kitchen table in Babylon. it strives to raise breast and gynecological health awareness and support to those living with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. In 2007, the BBCC continued to expand from breast cancer finding an urgent and pressing need to include our community members diagnosed and currently being treated for gynecological cancer.

Their patient service program, Lend a Helping Hand, is the core of the nonprofit. It offers a variety of services to those undergoing breast and gynecological cancer treatments. These services include transportation to and from chemotherapy and radiation appointments, assistance with medical expenses, childcare, housecleaning, meals, and much more.

Photos by Ed Shin

The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition President, Karen Kunkel, alongside Legislator Kevin McCaffrey.
BBCC board member Catherine Bahm (center in light pink sweatshirt) and friends.
The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitions VP and CO-VP of Fundraising, Erika Tripoli and Cassidy Kammerer.
The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitions office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Beverly Flaherty, alongside Chef’s volunteer, Yodi Terrusa
Argyle Grille and Tavern
Santa Claus, a local celebrity, cooking up some BBQ for Cocktail Hour!
Private Chef Chris LaVecchia dishin’ up some food at Cocktail Hour!

Cozy Lloyd Harbor Tudor Asks $1.2M

This quintessential Tudor with a slate roof and picture-perfect curb appeal situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is listed for sale at 25 Beattie Ct. in the Village of Lloyd Harbor.

Built in 1930 on a one-acre lot, this exceptional four-bedroom home with two and a half bathrooms has been updated to include the comfort of modern amenities while boasting timeless features and distinguished characteristics inside and out.

The house features and eat-in kitchen with limestone counter tops, a formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom in the second-floor master bedroom.

The home comes equipped with central air conditioning, radiant heat floors, and a full basement. Outside it has a two-car attached garage, French doors that open to a bluestone patio, and room for a backyard pool. The village has a beach, tennis court, summer camp, and mooring rights with dues.

The property is nearby downtown Huntington. It’s about three miles from the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. It is located in the Cold Spring Harbor School District.

The asking price is $1,295,000, not including the annual property taxes of $18,664.

The real estate brokers listed for the property are Elena D’Agostino and Joyce Mennella of Lucky to Live Here Realty. They can be reached at 631-692-7100.

Long Island Memorial Day Parades 2019

Memorial Day weekend is back, and that means it’s time to line up for local parades honoring American military service members that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Hempstead
Everyone is invited to attend the Village of Hempstead’s 133rd Annual Memorial Day Parade. There will be banners, floats and more. A ceremony will be held at Greenfield Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. before the parade. Starts at Legion Square, 160 Marvin Ave., Hempstead. 2:30 p.m. May 26.

Plainview-Old Bethpage
Parade lasts about one hour and ends at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park on Washington Ave. Ceremony honoring local veterans to follow. 700 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 9 a.m. May 27.

Merrick
Starts at Veterans Plaza on Merrick Avenue, followed by ceremony at Merrick’s Veteran Memorial Park. 9:30 a.m. May 27.

Bay Shore
Starts at the corner of Lanier Lane and Main Street. Ends in front of the St. Patrick Cemetery. 10 a.m. May 27.

East Meadow
Begins at East Meadow High School, marches east on Hempstead Turnpike, then south on Prospect Avenue, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Wantagh
Starts at Wantagh Middle School and ends at the American Legion Post on Park Avenue. 10 a.m. May 27.

Farmingdale
Starts at Northside School, marches down Main Street, and ends at Village Hall. 10 a.m. May 27.

New Hyde Park
Starts at Garden City Park School on Central Avenue and followed by a ceremony at Garden City Park Fire Department Headquarters on Jericho Turnpike. 10 a.m. May 27.

Garden City
Starts at Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th Street and ends in front of the village’s war monuments in front of the Garden City Public Library. 10 a.m. May 27.

Long Beach
Begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall. 10 a.m. May 27.

Malverne
The parade will begin on Church Street. Marchers will parade through the Westwood Section. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Gazebo in Reese Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Massapequa Park
Begins westbound on Front Street, then northbound on Park Boulevard, to Clark Boulevard to Broadway, south on Broadway to Klestinec Park, where a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place. 10 a.m. May 27.

Northport
Located at Village Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Levittown
Starts at Island Trees Middle School on Wantagh Avenue and ends at Shelter Lane near the Levittown Library. 10 a.m. May 27.

Smithtown
Starts at corner of Larkfield Road and Jericho Turnpike, marches east before ending at Cannon Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Oyster Bay
Starts at South Street and corner of Adams Street, heads eastbound on Main Street, heads north on Ships Point Lane, stops for waterfront ceremony, then marches down Florence Avenue to Main Street, ending at Derby Hall Bandstand. 10:30 a.m. May 27.

East Islip
Starts at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Main Street and ends at Town Hall. 2 p.m. May 27.

2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Photos

The PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Photos by Kevin Kane.

After more than a week of excitement as the world’s greatest golfers went head-to-head at Long Island’s famously challenging Bethpage Black course, life is getting back to normal in Farmingdale. But before it becomes a distant memory, here’s a recap of some of the action, as captured for the Press by photographer Kevin Kane.

Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Jason Day (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tommy Fleetwood (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Sergio Garcia (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Charley Hoffman (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Dustin Johnson (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooks Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Kevin Kisner (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Luke List (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Adam Long (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Hideki Matsuyama (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Rory McIlroy (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Louis Oosthuizen (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Justin Rose (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Adam Scott (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Rickie Fowler (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Jordan Speith (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin Kane)
(Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)

Long Island High School Students Paint Anti-Hate Mural

Students at Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School in Port Washington recently painted a mural to promote anti-bullying and acceptance.

The National Art Honor Society worked with the school’s No Place For Hate Committee to create the mural after Nicole Thomas, the school’s art department head, won an arts grant for supplies to make the project possible.

“Our school has been named a recipient for the last three years and this year we will be awarded a banner for the forth year,” said Thomas.

The grant was awarded by HEARTS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enriching the arts in Port Washington. As a result, the art supplies were provided by Alper’s True Value Hardware in Port Washington. 

The school’s No Place For Hate Committee is a part of a nationwide Anti-Defamation League program that encourages anti-bullying campaigns in high schools.

Old Westbury Gardens Honors Tom Samet at Gardeners Fair

Holding glasses is Honoree Tom Samet with his “honoree greeters” Meg and JamesMcCartney, Patrick LeTourneu, Nathan Wold, Maria Vimmerstedt.

Old Westbury Gardens held their annual Gardeners Fair honoring interior designer Tom Samet at the historic venue on May 18.

Photos by Tab Hauser.

Chair Anne Byer and Honoree Tom Samet
Claudio and Debra DelVecchio with table guest and family. Claudio runs Brooks Brothers.
Nelson Demille, a supporter of Old Westbury Gardens
Anne Byer and Tom Samet
The Castagna family, who own the Americana in Manhasset.
The event included an auction.
Colorful dresses with the backdrop of a pretty garden worn by Margarit Bouffard, Darlyne Chanve and Suzy Houghton

HIA Hosting Business Expo, Trade Show & Conference

Thousands of Long Island’s top business decision makers are slated to attend the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s largest one-day business expo this month.

More than 375 exhibitors and 4,500 attendees are expected at the 31st Annual HIA-LI Trade Show & Conference, which will be held on May 30 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

Most of the attendees will be decision makers including presidents, CEOs and other senior managers, according to the HIA. Every industry on Long Island will be represented including energy/environmental, technology, finance, hospitality, healthcare, media/advertising, Education, government and workforce development.

Breakout sessions include:

-Solar: An Investment You Can Bank On
-Media For C-Suite: Meet The Pros
-Navigating The Haze: Employer Challenges in the Rapidly Changing World of Marijuana
-How To Break The Rules … and Close More Sales
-From Interview to Hire
-Peace & Love Won’t Close a Sale: 7 Sales Success Strategies That Will
-How Nonprofit Board Service Impacts Your Community, Your Company, and You
-Get HYPED With Speed Networking
-Why Video is No Longer an Option in Business
-Amplify Your Team Results by Implementing These Five Behaviors

Contact aforgione@hia-li.org to learn more about sponsorship, exhibiting, and to apply for breakout session speakers/panels now!

Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood, eventbrite.com, $50-$850. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser Held on Long Island

The crowd applauds those who raised funds for the competition.

The Experience Auto Group hosted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Asaf German’s Man of the Year campaign at the company’s Ferrari and Maserati dealership in Plainview on May 4.

The spirited 10-week fundraising competition leading up to the event had teams raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year who are local pediatric cancer survivors. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Boy of the Year was Jesse Pallas. The event featured raffle baskets, silent auction prizes, a live auction, local food vendors, and more.

The Racing to a Cure event was just one part of a 10-week fundraising competition, which wraps up with a Grand Finale Gala on June 6. The fundraising totals will not be revealed
until that night, and until then, the candidates are working tirelessly to raise money to find cures.

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to fund cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 

Asaf with 2019 Boy of the Year Jesse Pallas, and mom, Fariba Pallas. Jesse is a 12 year old, two-time cancer survivor. Jesse fought both acute lymphoblastic leukemia (2011) and cancer of the central nervous system (2014). Fariba captivates the audience as she shares her story of Jesse and her family’s battle with blood cancer.
Asaf is joined with guests at Ferrari Maserati of Long Island featuring silent auction item, Steph Curry Jersey, just one of the many incredible items up for auction that night.
Asaf addresses the crowd, relays his gratitude to all who have attended and supported his campaign and the LLS thus far, and speaks about the work that is still yet to come.
The crowd applauds Asaf, Jesse, Fariba, and all those whose lives are touched by the work of LLS
Asaf with Team members and supporters of his campaign

Long Island School For The Gifted Competes in 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship

The Long Island School for the Gifted's robot team

The Long Island School for the Gifted (LISG) sent a team to compete in the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky last month and came home with a new sense of camaraderie.

The South Huntington-based school won the chance to have their team of fifth and sixth graders compete in the Middle School Division against students from around the world April 24 through 27. At the local level, the team competed primarily against high school teams.

“Not a lot of people were competing at their grade [in Southern New York],” said Patricia Geyer, Head of School for LISG. “They’re a rookie team, so that was very exciting” she said of the team’s participation during the season and VEX Worlds.

In order to compete, the team had to design and build a VEX robot, learn how to code it, then have it perform the various tasks of the challenge, such as throw a ball, toggle a flag, flip a cap, and park on a platform.

The LISG team of nine — eight boys and one girl — also worked on soft skills such as collaboration and communication. The team additionally raised funds and developed sponsorship packages to make the cut. Sponsors of the team include Parabit Systems, Frankel Loughran Starr & Vallone LLP, the Long Island Nets, and many more.

The team tackled their mission by taking on different roles, such as designing, coding or driving the robot. But together, they all learned about teamwork.

“When we realized we were going to Worlds, I actually kind of doubted it at first,” said Vincent, one of the team members. “I didn’t expect to go so far.”

Kayla Ho, the team’s coach, said that for this team, winning the chance to compete in Kentucky against was an amazing opportunity.

“For a team so young, the experience of competing on the world stage is unparalleled,” she said. “Their work throughout the season has shown what they can achieve, and their potential is extraordinary.”