Hospice Care Network Celebrates 25 Years

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Hospice Care Network celebrated its 25th Anniversary at its Crystal Ball Gala featuring Carnevale di Venezia at the Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head.  Thanks to the hard work of its Crystal Ball Gala Committee, spearheaded by event co-chairs Patricia Mulholland and Rita Tully, and the generosity of its supporters, over $150,000 in net income was raised for Hospice’s programs and services.  This year’s honorees were Patricia Bloomgarden, Deirdre and George Frank, Jr., Dorothy Greene, Romayne Kovach Berk and Michael Nolan. Each received the George W. Frank Chairman’s Award.  Hospice Care Network takes pride in honoring these individuals who have been part of this organization since its inception 25 years ago. They have all been part of the growth of HCN from the time it started as a small organization caring for only a handful of patients to its current status as the preeminent hospice organization on Long Island serving over 500 patients and families a day throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens.


Honorees Dede and Woody Frank


Family and Friends of Honoree and HCN Board Trustee Patricia Bloomgarden



Honoree and HCN Board Trustee Romayne Kovach Berk and Dr. Floyd Berk

Young Artists

Craun, Frozen inside my burning dream (detail)

Justin Craun
Frozen Inside My Burning Dream (detail), 2010
Oil on canvas
96” x 181”
Private Collection, New York

Young Artists in Group Exhibit at Nassau County Museum of Art

June 29-October 13, 2013

All the galleries on the second floor of Nassau County Museum of Art will be filled with exciting work by five contemporary artists in AftermodernisM AM, opening June 29 and remaining on view through October 13. Each of the artists— Nina Chanel Abney, Justin Craun, Wendell Gladstone, Erik Parker and Tom Sanford—is showcased in a dedicated gallery. Aged 31 to 44, they represent a movement of young artists involved in the use of very strong color. They share an interest in combining figurative and abstract elements in new and innovative ways. The famed art collector Hubert Neumann called their work “an asymmetric aesthetic for a fractured asymmetric world.”

AftermodernisM AM is organized for the museum’s Contemporary Collector Circle by the CCC’ co-chairs, Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson. [Read more…]

The Great Gatsby Ball June 2013


The Great Gatsby, Nassau County’s 2013 Ball, may just have been one of the best parties on Long Island since the days of Jay Gatsby himself. Guests got into the spirit of the fabled Jazz Age with flapper dresses, headbands, feathers, and mountains of sparkling jewelry. The lavish tented pavilions for the cocktail hour and dinner similarly evoked the extravagant décor of Long Island’s Gold Coast history. The Museum Ball is the museum’s major annual fundraising affair, raising significant support for exhibitions and educational programming. The 2013 Ball was chaired by Museum Board Member Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Community Publications. The Journal Committee was chaired by M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, senior vice president, wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Bank; and Rebecca Creavin, senior vice president, private banker for Wells Fargo Bank.

1-Ball Committee

Photo-1-Ball Committee

Members of the Ball Committee: Kimberly Bancroft, Irina Sushko, Connie Carr, Thalia Elie, Angela Susan Anton, Natalia Good, Esther Ambalu, Sara Ambalu, Gayle Finkelman- Cohen, Karen Loeffler, Eve Califano, Judie Chessin, Kandice Seitz, Linda Ugenti. (photo by Tab Hauser)

3-Cora Michalis, KW, A. Saltzman, Todd Cohen, J. Saltzman

Photo-3-Ball Committee Member Cora Michalis, Museum Director Dr. Karl E.Willers, Founding President Hon. Arnold A. Saltzman, Board Member Dr. Todd Cohen, Joan Saltzman (photo by Scott Levy)

4-Journal Committee

Photo-4-Journal Committee

Members of the Journal Committee: Patricia Janco-Tupper, Ilene Cooper, Rebecca Creavin, Mona Engel (photo by Scott Levy)


Photo-14-Board President Clarence F. Michalis with Board Member and Ball Chairman Angela Susan Anton (photo by Scott Levy)