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Over 50 Fair Returns

Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Celebrating life on Long Island 

 The fourth annual Over 50 Fair returns to the Melville Marriott on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The one-day expo is being organized as a celebration of life on Long Island for people over 50. 


To make it even easier for attendees to participate in this year’s event, there will be free valet parking as well as free scooter rentals for those who need one, compliments of Patriot Mobility, Inc.  


“The Over 50 Fair is part health and wellness fair, part conference and part activities and lifestyle expo,” said fair director, Barbara Kaplan, the East Hills resident who also organizes Long Island’s popular All Kids Fair every April.  With 30 classes covering a variety of disciplines, there will be “something for everyone at the Over 50 Fair,” she added. 


This year’s attendees will recognize some of the speakers from last year, while many are new to the Over 50 Fair.  Classes will include two comedy shows, Zumba, social media, weight loss, bio-identical hormones, essential oils, and iPad apps.


Over 80 exhibitors will be participating, offering a broad spectrum of services and products relevant to baby boomers and seniors, including local medical and dental practices, financial experts, and education providers, plus weight loss, vitamins, in-home care, and even psychic readings.   Meditation classes will take place all day.


Geraldine Puglia, a Deer Park resident who has attended all three previous fairs described last year’s event as “very informational and fun.”


The fair’s slogan, “60 is the new 50” summarizes the philosophy of the event’s organizer, that Americans are living longer and should seek to live life to its fullest.  


“There are so many opportunities here on Long Island,” Kaplan said. “You just need to know where to look to find them.  Many can be found at the Over 50 Fair.”


Free health screenings will be available, such as body fat analysis, blood pressure checks, and oxygen saturation.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food and cash donations for The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), a local non-profit, to exchange for raffle tickets for exciting and valuable prizes.  Other non-profit organizations participating include the Lymphatic Research Foundation, SeniorNet at Family Service League-L.I., and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Rounding out the expo will be photo opportunities with three beauty queens, including Ms. New York Senior America 2013, Virginia Werner.


Admission tickets, which include access to all classes and exhibitors, are $6 online, $8 at the door, and free for Veterans.  The Melville Marriott is located at 1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Melville off the Long 


Douglaston Couple Wins Essay Contest

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

New Yorkers may or may not choose to vacation in the great state of South Dakota, but that was the destination for the lucky winners of the 40th anniversary contest at Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers.


Last year, Ben’s celebrated its 40th anniversary of culinary service at its Greenvale location, and offered various contests – essay, photo, and t-shirt design – for its most loyal customers. For the essay prize, it offered an essay contest for its most loyal customers. Since South Dakota was the 40th state to join the Union, it was chosen as the destination for the winners, who turned out to be Lorraine and James Maniscalco of Douglaston, Queens.


Celebrating A Long Island Patriot

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Xiomaro exhibit on the William Floyd House

Roslyn Heights artist Xiomaro continues his photographic projects, bringing American history alive for future generations to enjoy. 


His latest work is an extensive photographic exhibit of The Mastic House, the ancestral home of Long Island patriot William Floyd. A native of Mastic, Floyd was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Floyd fled the island during the British occupation, returning after the war ended and American independence was gained.


Desert Highway Rocks Roslyn

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

The much-anticipated Desert Highway concert, one held July 24 at Gerry Park, turned out to be a huge success. A crowd of up to 400 people attended the show by a band that plays the songs of the legendary band The Eagles. 


The show was produced by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce and was considered their premier event of the summer months. It started at 6:30 p.m. and the pleasant summer evening, along with the familiar tunes, all contributed to a family-friendly event, one that highlighted the continued growth and success of the chamber itself.


Roslynite Makes Directorial Debut

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Changing The Game from Shilpi Gupta

Roslyn native Shilpi Gupta—a Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning director and three-time Emmy Award nominee—has enjoyed a productive career in the world of film and television.


Now she has embarked on a new project, this time as director of her feature documentary debut, Changing The Game, a film about soccer and its power to change lives.


Renovation Project Delayed

Written by Chris Boyle Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Car wash, live music approved 

At the July Village of Roslyn board of trustees meeting, a local car dealership was granted a long-sought-after variance while the board’s decision on a Lumber Road building renovation was pushed back pending further investigation.


 Mayor John Durkin and the board unanimously voted to allow Rallye Motors, a Mercedes-Benz dealer at 1600 Northern Blvd., to put up an additional building to house a car wash.


Preservation Update

Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Victoria Crosby to speak at Aug. 28 Landmark Society meeting 

On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:45 p.m., the Roslyn Landmark Society will present a lecture by Victoria Crosby, “Inside 25A Magazine: Behind the Stories on Historic Preservation.”  The meeting takes place at the Atria of Roslyn, 99 Landing Rd. Admission is free.


Reduced Rates For Roslyn Pines

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Village residents invited to swim at longtime club

The summer heat wave is here with a vengeance and the only place to be is a cool, pleasant swimming pool.

Fortunately, the people at Roslyn Pines Pool Club are trying to make it easier for residents of the Village of Roslyn to escape the oppressive heat and enjoy hours in their pool.

For the first time in its 60-year history, the pool club is offering special rates to village residents. The pool club will continue to offer pro-rated memberships for those residents who live outside the village.


Safe Landing In Roslyn

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00

Zion Lion offers everything Judaica for local customers 


In business on Long Island since 1981, Zion Lion has been serving customers at locations in New Hyde Park and Huntington. Now, co-owners Gloria Yellin and Harold Rubinowitz have moved from their former New Hyde Park location to Roslyn Heights, where their new store is open for business at 390 Willis Ave.


Zion Lion held its grand opening on July 14, even though the store has been in operation since the beginning of the month. 


Criminal Mischief In Roslyn, East Hills

Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00

Damage to numerous automobiles 

The last weekend in June was marred by a string of vandalism to automobiles in the Roslyn area. The Third Squad is investigating multiple occurrences of criminal mischief that occurred in East Hills, Roslyn Heights and Mineola, between Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 9 a.m.

According to detectives, numerous automobiles were damaged by unknown subject(s). The vehicles and locations are the following:


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