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Making Your Mark With A Bra

Special Creative Cups

workshop to be held

at Adelphi

A local art studio is offering a workshop at Adelphi University on Thursday, Aug. 21, to help people design their own Creative Cups—turning ordinary bras into works of art—for the Creative Cups Fund Raiser that will be held next March. Artists Denise Collins and Laura Bykowski, owners of The Mermaid Art Studio of Long Beach, will guide participants in the design of their Creative Cups and help them reach their artistic vision. They will also help participants with the registration and submission process. The completed bras are due by Oct. 15.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon and is located on the Adelphi campus at Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art, Ceramics Studio, Room 104, located at the south end of the campus off of Cambridge Avenue. BYOB (bring your own bra-36C underwire, no pushup) and for $15, all other materials are included. Supplies include yarn, beads, buttons, trimmings, fabric, thread, paper, paints (watercolor and acrylic), tissue paper, feathers, crayons, markers, pastels, glue/hot glue, wire, duct tape, stencils, stamps, scrapbook materials and various odds and ends. You may also bring your own material if you have a special theme in mind.

Please note there is a $25 registration fee payable to Adelphi University for participation in Creative Cups. Only the first 200 bras will be accepted. All bras will be professionally photographed and published in a collectible coffee table book and auctioned off at a gala and auction on March 19, 2015. All money raised will be used to offset the costs of running the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.

The fee for the workshops is $15 (to be paid at the door) and pre-registration is required. For more information on this workshop or to register, please call 516-897-3710. To see examples of Creative Cups from previous years, visit http://breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/

News

Nassau County Police recently arrested former 44-year-old Democratic County Legislator David L. Mejias, of Farmingdale, over allegations he stole a Louis Vuitton purse from the apartment of a 35-year-old Garden City resident.

According to police, on Nov. 13, Mejias entered the female victim’s apartment on Mitchell Field Way and removed the pocketbook from the countertop. Mejias then demanded to know the location of a bangle bracelet that was kept in the bedroom, police said. He then pushed past the victim and removed the bracelet while refusing to leave. The victim then called 911 and summoned the police.

Small businessman finds big success

Anthony DePalma has been manager at Covert Avenue’s Raindew Family Center and Pharmacy for 13 years. Last month, at the 30th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club, DePalma got his much deserved recognition when he was awarded the day’s top honor by the Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce, whose members hail from Stewart Manor and Floral Park.  

“My initial reaction was ‘wow that’s very nice,’ I didn’t realize that it was going to be such a beautiful extravaganza,” said DePalma on winning the award. “They did it very, very well. They had a breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club and everything was done beautifully. It was just done very, very nicely. Very proud.”


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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