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Koch Bros. Exposed

Billionaires David and Charles Koch are the subjects of a new documentary by Brave New Films that will be shown on “A SANE Voice, ” Great Neck SANE/Peace Action’s monthly program on Public Access Television.

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Mick Jagger In Port

Rock_080114AThere has been a lot of rock ‘n’ roll (and sex and drugs) going on in Port Washington—orchestrated, in part, by Mick Jagger.

Jagger was among A-list celebrities in Sands Point last week to help oversee filming of a so-far untitled HBO drama about music in the 1970’s, when punk and disco were having their beginnings.

In addition to filming at a Sands Point waterfront mansion, the cast and crew used Sousa Elementary School as its base camp.

The pilot has quite a pedigree. In addition to Jagger’s participation, Martin Scorsese is directing, and was said to be on-site, and Sopranos writer Terence Winter is an executive producer. All three created the story.

Comedian Ray Romano has a role as the right hand man of a music industry executive and Andrew “Dice” Clay will be an “obnoxious” cocaine addict who owns a chain of radio stations, according to reports.

Jagger’s son, James, will reportedly play the lead singer of punk band the Nasty Bits.

Scorsese and Jagger, who worked together on the Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light, began the rock and roll project as a feature after Jagger told Scorsese they ought to make a movie like Casino about the music world.

The pilot has been in the works at HBO since 2010, moving slowly because of the principles’ busy schedules.

Local officials say the monetary benefit to the area was robust while the crew and actors were here.

“It’s tremendous,” said Kim Kaiman, executive director of the Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation. Kaiman could not give a dollar figure, but said businesses that benefited included Port delis, hardware stores, restaurants and even laundromats.

Generations Talk Communication

Project Independence discusses the past/present pros and cons in the world of social communication. The panel will be intergenerational consisting of PI constituents, high school, college and recent college graduates. The program runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Additional Sites To Pay Taxes

 Taxpayers also can pay their general real estate second half taxes in person by check or money order at these locations:

• Friday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Port Washington Parking District, 15 Vanderventer Ave., Port Washington

• Friday, Aug. 1, 1-2 p.m., TONH Dept. of Services for the Aging, 470 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn (off the LIE S. Service Road) [Read more...]

Summer Film At Clark Gardens

The North Hempstead Summer Film Series will screen the film Million Dollar Baby at 8:45 p.m, at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. The film features Clint Eastwood and Hillary Swank, and won four academy awards; including Best Picture.

Worried About Skin Cancer

Skin-telligence, a program designed to raise awareness about skin cancer. The program is the product of a partnership between the Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC). The program is being held at North Hempstead Beach from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

General Tax Due

The last day to pay the Town of North Hempstead 2014 General taxes—second-half bill without a penalty is Monday, Aug. 11. To avoid a penalty, mailed payments must be postmarked no later than Aug. 11. Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman reminds taxpayers that office postage meters are not official postmarks. [Read more...]

Village Halts Water Tower

WaterTower_072514AThe Village of Munsey Park recently filed a complaint against the Manhasset Lakeville Water District citing a lack of transparency on the part of the water district to seek approvals from Munsey Park for its water tower project. [Read more...]

Concert: Hip Pickles

CalendarPhoto_071814AA family night multi-dimensional drum band with a blend of drumming, singing, hip choreography and audience participation.

Free concert every Monday night at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road in Manhasset.

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bring a chair and a snack. Children will have access to the playground during performances.

Summertime Crab Cake Fajitas


Makes 4 generous size fajitas,

or 8 appetizer size

For the crab cake:

1 tablespoon fajita seasoning (you can use more, however take care as this can be very salty)

2 slices of soft white bread, finely minced

3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise (you can use tartar sauce if you like extra flavor)

1 egg, whisked [Read more...]