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Editorial: A Kid Who Shows Adults How It’s Done

You’ve read about him in two Anton Newspaper publications and have seen him on TV. At the forefront of many charitable enterprises, J.P. Iacona has become quite the philanthropist in his early years and shows no signs of slowing down.

Last year, Iacona donated $4,800 to America’s VetDogs at his birthday party at the American Legion Hall of Post 1033. He set and shattered a goal in January to raise $2,000 by his twelfth birthday on May 13, 2011.

Iacona donated a check for $4,500 on his birthday. He donated an extra $300 the following week. The young Elmont resident is at it again, but this time, he intends to rock out for charity and give people a chance for good food and music at the same time.

Iacona and his charity group Rock Out For Cures Inc. will present “Rock V,” a live band extravaganza at the Plattduetsche Park Biergarten on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square on Saturday, Sept. 22. Gates open at 3 p.m., rain or shine. Adults: $20, children under 18 are free. Tickets are available at www.rockoutcures.com.

Raffles, great German food and beverages will be available. Live performances from Exit Verona, Guilty Pleasures, Hat Trick and Modern Justice. Proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Cancer Society, America’s VetDogs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Long Island and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

—RF

News

Members of the Council of Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries and the Nassau Homemakers helped make this holiday season special for students who attend school at the Children’s Learning Center at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. One of these holiday elves was Joan Talamo, a Floral Park resident.

Defendants sold counterfeit handbags, shoes and electronics

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced on Dec. 19 that eight people have been arrested and charged with selling counterfeit shoes, handbags, and electronics at an outdoor flea market in Valley Stream.

Rice said that on Saturday, Dec. 15, investigators from the DA’s Office conducted a joint operation with the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture Unit and ICE’s Trademark Counterfeit team at the Green Acres Outdoor Flea Market. Numerous booths were identified by experts for selling counterfeit Coach and Louis Vuitton handbags, UGG boots, music CDs, and DVDs.


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