It’s not really Memorial Day weekend without the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. The scheduled performers for this year include the Canadian Forces CF-18 Demo Team, American Airpower Museum Warbirds, Chuck “Malibu” Aaron, David Windmiller, Dusty, star of “Disney’s Planes,” Geico Skytypers, John Klatt, Kirby Chambliss, Matt Chapman, Miss Geico, Misty Blues, Raiders Demo Team, Red Bull Air Force Skydiving Team, Rob Holland, Sean Tucker, SUNY Farmingdale Aerospace and Amityville American Legion Highland Pipe Band. The show will feature a colorful, interactive display based on “Disney’s Planes,” a 3D animated comedy adventure arriving in theaters on August 9th. This display will feature tattoos, stickers, coloring sheets and other things featuring all the characters of the movie, which will most likely put smiles on many children’s faces. The performers are passionate about what they do and ready to make the unofficial start to summer better than ever.
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Concert in the Park: Nassau Helping Nassau
Written by Michael Levy
Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:07
While most people have long returned to their normal way of life since Superstorm Sandy hit us, there are many others who are still trying to figure out how they are going to pay for the damage that the storm left behind. Luckily, we have people who truly care about helping others, such as Robert Gayer, a 911 first responder, who is putting on what is sure to be a great all-day fundraising concert. The concert will feature a wide variety of bands and performers including Strawberry Fields (Beatles Tribute), Michael DelGuidice of Big Shot, Liberty DeVitto and the Slim Kings (Liberty DeVitto was the drummer in Billy Joel’s band from 1975-2006), Uppercut, That 70’s Band, Rapid Fire, Five Stone, Killer Joe, and Disco Unlimited. The proceeds from the show will go to The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, which was created by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. The fund helps those who are uninsured and underinsured. Saturday, June 8th. Noon-9:30pm. Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick and Stewart Ave., East Meadow, 11554. $10 (donation).
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 13:51
Great South Bay Music Festival Acts Announced
Written by Michael Levy
Friday, 22 March 2013 03:13
Some of the performers for this year's Great South Bay Music Festival were announced today on Facebook. The annual festival at Shorefront Park taking place on July 19th, 20th and 21st will feature The Doobie Brothers, Dark Star Orchestra, Electric Hot Tuna, Billy Squier, Soulive, Jerry Douglas, Infamous Stringdusters, James Maddock, Steve Forbert, Amy Helm Band, Funknasty, Jellyband, Heartless Devils, Kerry Kearney, Miles 2 Dayton, Heavy Duty Super Ego, Juicy Bruce, Funkin A, Streetlight Circus, Rickety, Jack's Waterfall, Electrix, Vanilla Ghost House, Red White & Blues, Michael Jazz Trio, Victoria Faiella, Jem Warren, Jamie Bendel, Zoe Black, Mara Levine and Rob Bruey. Talk about a super-impressive lineup! Click here to buy tickets from Ticketfly.
I was driving home from Micro Center in Westbury today and the entrance to the Southbound Meadowbrook Parkway was closed. So instead I take a detour to Eisnehower Park to cut through to Hempstead Turnpike. I was in for a not so pleasant surprise, there was a $5 per vehicle fee to use the park. This fee is for non-Nassau County residents, valided by your photo ID. I told the person at the booth that I was not using the park, I was only using the road to get to Hempstead Turnpike. She said that I would still have to pay the $5.00 vehicle fee, or I can make a U-Turn and leave the park property. I think it's crazy enough to charge for use of a public park, let alone charge someone for just driving through to get to the main road.
Additionally, Cantiague Park in Hicksville, Cedar Creek in Seaford, Christopher Morley in Roslyn-North Hills, North Woodmere in North Woodmere, and Wantagh Park in Wantagh will also charge non-residents a fee. These fees are in effect on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 8am to 4pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The New York State Assembly Thursday passed a no-fault divorce bill. New York is the last state to allow couples divorce when one spouse thinks the marriage is over. Current laws state that the couple must enter a one year separation period, or assign blame to one spouse. The current requirements for ending a marriage without the seperation period are adultery, abandonment, or cruelty.
The no-fault bill will allow one spouse to push for divorce stating underoath that the marriage has been dead for a minimum of six months. One benefit to having a no-fault bill passed in New York is it would stop couples from making false accusations and causing unnecesary conflict. This bill awaits a signature from Governor Paterson.
Alright, so you’ve got your CMS (website software) installed and set up, and you’re looking at your new front page.
Here’s my suggestions for the first ten things to do to get your website “off the ground” as it were. It’s recommended that they be done in some kind of order, as you will get the best results with one after having done the others before it.
1. Edit your front page
This should go without saying. Change the default content to something a little personal talking about you and your new site. State what it’s about, but don’t go overboard with the keywords or ads. A new site is a new site, but a new site rife with “keywords” and ads will scream “stay away!”
Don’t worry about themes at this point, unless you have something specific in mind. The search engines won’t care what kind of theme you use and they’ll re-index as things change. There will be plenty of time for theming later.
2. Get an XML Sitemap plugin
XML sitemaps are sitemaps specifically designed for search engines to use to crawl your site quickly and effectively. They contain a list of every page regardless of whether or not it’s linked from another page, and the page’s last update. Even better, most XML Sitemap plugins will automatically “ping” (or notify) the search engines when you create a new page or update a page. A must have for fast indexing.