Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
Our lives are filled with special moments such as weddings, graduations, bar and bat mitzvahs, first communions, and other special occasions. While these celebrations last only for a few hours, the memories are cherished for a lifetime.
Preserving these moments with photographs helps to preserve these occasions. However, video brings these special moments back to life. Imagine gazing through a wedding album and being able to not only see the images, but also hear the band playing music and the best man as he toasts the happy couple.
One local entrepreneur has devised an ingenious way to do this. Ed Sikorski, owner of Tablums in Mineola, has a patent pending on a product of the same name. A “tablum” looks just like a traditional photo album, however with one interesting twist - it has a place for a tablet computer either on the front cover, inside front cover or inside back cover, depending on your preference. By doing so, as someone gazes through it, not only can the special event be recalled through the images of the photos, but also the sounds, emotions, and video all come to life on the video displayed on the tablet. In addition, all of the photos which could not be included in a traditional photo album because of space limitations may also be uploaded to the tablet, thoroughly preserving every moment and detail of the special occasion in a slide show to music.
“It’s very hip, very cool, and extremely cutting edge,” says Sikorski about his product. “A tablum is not an album; it’s your whole event.”
Sikorski just launched his business, which he says he has been working on for about three years. The idea was inspired by gift boxes in which the sender could not only send gifts, but a personalized video message as well, which sparked the idea of the tablum. Sikorski holds the patent pending on this concept also.
Those who want something that’s cost-effective can choose a Tablum’s tablet computer, which will display video, photos, sound and settings. However, those who prefer the full functionality of a Blackberry Playbook or an Apple iPad can select a tablum with one of those devices included. Whichever tablet is used, the 1080 HD video is sure to vividly recall all the moments from any special day.
Visit the Tablums showroom in Mineola at 131 Liberty Avenue or on the web at www.tablums.com. Tablums is a registered trademark and patent pending and can only be sold and manufactured with licensed agreements with Tablums.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Mineola doesn’t fancy itself as a San Francisco treat, but if the $360 million Nassau Hub plan comes to fruition, residents could see a trolly-style-like tram rolling down East Second Street. Funding for the trolley would likely be funded by the federal government, according to village officials.
Nassau County spent a $5.1 million federal grant on the county/Federal Transit Authority-led feasibility study analyzing the practical nature of a transportation service through Mineola, as part of the Nassau Hub plan. One end of the plan would be the Mineola Train Station, with the Hempstead Bus and Rail Station being the other.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with confusion to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including five from Mineola, ranging in age from 23 to 50.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, is an over-reach. East Williston Attorney Jeff Kalenka thinks prostitution is a problem, but thought publishing the names “embarrasses” the men caught in the act.
“It doesn’t surprise me although I do disagree with what Kathleen Rice did because I think the ‘Johns’ or reported ‘Johns’ are innocent until proven guilty and to put their names in the paper embarrasses them, embarrasses their families and possibly unintended victims like their children,” Kalenka said outside the Mineola train station.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.