1 -- Mary McMahon, Parish Outreach Director for Our Lady of Lourdes
Church (West Islip) accepts a food donation from Christine Hendriks,
a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s (NSHC)
Communications Committee and Vice President, Public and External
Affairs for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY).
Members of the NSHC’s Communications Committee collected the food
during their winter food drive. From left: Christine Hendriks, VP
Public and External Affairs, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
(West Islip) with Mary McMahon, Parish Outreach Director for Our
Lady of Lourdes Church (West Islip).
2 -- For the second consecutive year, the National SeniorNet
organization has bestowed its highest honor upon the
Huntington-based chapter, the Chairman Award in Excellence.
SeniorNet’s mission is to provide seniors with education in and
access to computer technology and programs. Pictured third from
right, Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station)
presents a Proclamation to SeniorNet of Family Service League
volunteers (from left) Jerry Grubner, Otto Niebler, Slava Vero, Bill
Baker and Jim Burke. The organization received the Chairman Award in
Excellence for the second consecutive year.
3 -- Rhoda Newman, a Town of Babylon resident who gives selflessly
of her time to make the community a nicer place for her fellow
seniors and neighbors, was recently honored by Suffolk County
Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-North Babylon) as District 17’s 2011
Senior Citizen of the Year. Picture: Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro
presents North Babylon resident Rhoda Newman, District 17’s 2011
Senior Citizen of the Year, with a Proclamation during the Spangle
Drive Senior Center’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner Dance.
4 — With the commemoration of the eighth anniversary of Operation
Iraqi Freedom and recent developments in Libya, the welfare of US
military personnel remains a matter of pressing concern. In
appreciation of the sacrifices made by veterans and their families,
leaders from Franklin Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ Health System
today joined with representatives from the Nassau County American
Legion to honor two staff members: Paul J.Kubiak, MD, who recently
returned from Iraq, and Deborah Scott, RN, MSN, who will soon be
deployed to the Middle East. (From left to right). Emergency Room
Nurse Deborah Scott; Nassau County American Legion Commander Frank
Colon; Franklin Hospital Executive Director Joe Manopella; and Dr.
Paul Kubiak (seated).
5 — The Queens Library Foundation’s Buy-A-Book Campaign took a big
leap forward today, as local community groups donated funds totaling
$5,000 to fill the shelves at Queens Library at Hollis. Donors were:
The Hilltop Village Co-Op Number 1 ($1,000); Hilltop Village Co-op
Number 2 ($1,000); Hilltop Village Number 4 ($2,500); Queens Youth
and Senior Funding Corporation ($500). All funds will be used to
purchase new library materials for Queens Library at Hollis. (Left
to right): Mary Boyd-Foy, Hilltop Village Co-op Number 2; City
Councilmember Mark Weprin; Queens Library Foundation Executive
Director Diana Chapin; Marc Haken, president of both Hilltop Village
Co-op Number 4 and Queens Youth and Senior Funding Corp; and Queens
Library CEO Thomas Galante.
6 — More than 200 supporters of the Art League of Long Island came
out in force at the Cold Spring Country Club to attend Artrageous
2011, the Art League’s celebration of 56 years of service to the
community. (Left to right) Huntington Town Councilwoman Glenda
Jackson, Laura Powers-Swiggett, John Perkins, and Thomas Stacey.
7 — On March 6, Mr. William Lomnicki, President of the Long Island
Beach Buggy Association (LIBBA) “Keepers of the Beach” was presented
with a conservation award by the Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter,
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). This
distinguished award was given to Mr. Lomnicki for his past and
present work through LIBBA’s conservation programs. In attendance
were Jack Hawthone HODAR, Barbara Meszaros DAR, Kristine Smith DAR,
Judy Hawthrone DAR, William Lomnicki LIBBA, Paul Noguier HODAR/LIBBA,
Bea Noguier DAR/LIBBA and Sue Griffing DAR.