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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.



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