Limerick bookie thief jailed for four years

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook TAGSbetting officebookieLadbrokeslimericklimerick circuit courtthiefTom O’DonnellWillie O’Dwyer Twitter Previous articleLimerick TDs urged to oppose green bin waste chargesNext articleLimerick driver gets licence back after 15 year ban over fatal crash Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick bookie thief jailed for four yearsBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2016 961 Ladbrokes in LimerickA CAREER criminal who was found lying on a bed with hundreds of euro in cash he had just robbed from a bookies, has been jailed for four years at Limerick Circuit Court.Willie O’Dwyer (28), was found in a room of a supported living hostel in Limerick with a bag of cash spread on a bed as he changed his clothes minutes after fleeing the Cecil Street betting shop he had just robbed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At a sentencing hearing before Judge Tom O’Donnell, the 28-year-old with 98 previous convictions was jailed for four years for what was described as an attack on a “vulnerable and easy target and with producing a knife”.In his evidence, Garda Enda Clifford told the court that O’Dwyer entered the Limerick betting shop at 6:30pm and as he approached the counter demanded that the staff members open the till.He pulled a makeshift knife from his pocket and jumped the counter.In fear, the staff retreated to a back room and locked themselves in leaving O’Dwyer to steal €810 cash from the till.As Gardaí were alerted, O’Dwyer fled the scene cycling through laneways of Limerick city towards the hostel he was staying in on Alphonsus Street.Garda Clifford was the first garda on scene and the court heard that he followed a “hunch” and went to McGarry House where he found the accused in his room changing his clothes with a bag of cash emptied on the bed.Ladbrokes dockets were also found on the bed in amongst the cash.CCTV footage showed the incident but the court heard that ultimately the “quick thinking” of Garda Clifford was credited for the apprehension leading to the prosecution.In his judgement, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that the 28-year-old was a “career criminal with a chronic drug problem” and imposed a five year jail term but reduced it to a four year jail term given the early plea of guilty.The sentence was backdated to April 17, 2015 last.center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleOne of Limerick City Gallery’s most treasured pieces heading to LondonNext articleSpecsavers Ireland raise €100,000 in aid of The Hope Foundation Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMake a wish LimerickNewsMake-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 14, 2020 211 Make-A-Wish fundraising volunteer Hannah Poynton is urging people to volunteer for the charity’s national fundraising day, ‘Wish Day’ on Friday 13th March. Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. Making wishes come true can have a hugely positive impact on a child and their families, giving strength, hope and joy. Research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] is looking for volunteers to support its national fundraising day at locations including Limerick City, Abbeyfeale and Newscastle West this Wish Day, Friday 13th March.Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year Make-A-Wish granted wishes for 4 children in Limerick and a further 177 across Ireland.The charity grant wishes to seriously ill children and let them experience something very magical and memorable.Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and is solely dependent on the generosity of the public to continue granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Ireland.Make-A-Wish Ireland Chief Executive, Susan O’Dwyer said, “To date, we have granted more than 2,600 wishes for Irish children. This would not be possible without the support of the Irish public, but we need your help to continue granting wishes.“If you could spare a couple of hours on Friday, you will be making a life-changing difference to a seriously ill child and their family, in your community.” she added.For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Reduction Of COVID ICU Beds Reservation: High Court Asks Delhi Govt To Submit Status Report After Jan 5 Meeting

first_imgNews UpdatesReduction Of COVID ICU Beds Reservation: High Court Asks Delhi Govt To Submit Status Report After Jan 5 Meeting Shreya Agarwal28 Dec 2020 6:33 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today directed the AAP Government in Delhi to place on record the outcome of the review meeting which is to take place on January 5, 2021, in the case relating to 80% reservation of ICU beds in private hospitals for Covid patients. The court has adjourned the matter for hearing on Jan 8, 2021.The Single Judge Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad hearing the matter was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court today directed the AAP Government in Delhi to place on record the outcome of the review meeting which is to take place on January 5, 2021, in the case relating to 80% reservation of ICU beds in private hospitals for Covid patients. The court has adjourned the matter for hearing on Jan 8, 2021.The Single Judge Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad hearing the matter was informed by the Delhi government counsel the committee reviewing the situation is scheduled to meet on Jan 5. In a previous hearing the government had informed the court that the committee constituted comprised of top-notch doctors and their opinion on the issue of “de-escalation” of reservation and other issues under consideration was essential and relevant to the case.The government counsel had also told the High Court that until any administrative decision was taken in the matter, the court could not exercise its power of judicial review in the case.On the question of de-escalation, the Delhi government has said in its latest status report that, “The new UK strain of COVID-19 is a new development which has witnessed itself to the country very recently. The new strain situation is still evolving in the country. About 20,622 persons have landed from the UK in Delhi, from November 25, 2020, to December 23, 2020. Further till now, about 19 UK returnees have tested positive and their genome sequencing in underway in NCDC. In view of the unfolding situation of the new strain, we are of the view that we should take abundant precaution.”The government has also cautioned in its report against Christmas and New Year celebrations acting as super spreaders of the virus.The Association of Healthcare Providers on the other hand, has submitted repeatedly before the Court that the unilateral order passed by the government directing reservation of the ICU beds is not only violative of the fundamental rights of non-Covid patients as it deprives them of ICU treatment even in emergency cases but also amounts to sitting over ICU beds through ‘reservation’, a phenomenon which is unknown globally.The Court earlier asked the Delhi government to consider reviewing its decision reserving 80 per cent ICU beds for COVID-19 patients only in 33 private hospitals.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Man in 60s dies on farm in Co Tyrone

first_img Man in 60s dies on farm in Co Tyrone Homepage BannerNews Facebook A man in his 60s has died on a farm in County Tyrone.Police say they attended the sudden death of a man, in the Coolaghy Road area near Ardstraw on Sunday morning.A post mortem is due to take place to determine the cause of death, however, at this stage police say it is not being treated as suspicious.The Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland say they are investigating the circumstances. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – September 4, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleTusla welcomes HIQA report on Donegal foster care servicesNext articleMcClean out of Wales & Poland ties News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Authorities announce arrest in 1999 case of newborn baby found dead in trash bag

first_imgCumberland County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — Almost 21 years after a newborn baby was found dead inside a trash bag along a rural road in North Carolina, forensic genealogy has helped investigators trace the mother and arrest her. Detectives at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating the case since March 3, 1999, when a plastic trash bag was tossed from a moving vehicle onto the side of a road in a rural area south of the town of Hope Mills. Some hours later, a soldier driving down the same road spotted the bag and what he thought was a doll inside.Authorities were called to the scene and discovered there was no doll inside the bag, but rather a baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached. Investigators determined the infant, who was not even 24-hours-old, died of blunt force trauma, according to the sheriff’s office. Moose Butler, the Cumberland County sheriff at the time, issued a public plea for the parents to come forward. When no one did, Butler arranged a funeral service for the infant, whom he named “Baby Michael” after the patron saint of law enforcement officers. The child was buried in the cemetery of a local church on March 30, 1999, according to the sheriff’s office.“Detectives have never given up working on this homicide, and finally got a break in the case,” Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright announced in a press release Thursday. “Baby Michael’s DNA was sent to Bode Technology, who specializes in forensic genealogy services, for comparison. The results gave a family line, and it was up to the detectives to narrow the suspect field.” Using the DNA results, detectives identified 54-year-old Deborah Riddle O’Conner as the likely mother of the baby. They drove more than 200 miles west to Burke County to speak with her. During the interview, O’Conner told detectives she was in fact the baby’s mother.“With only 12 days until the 21st anniversary of the Baby Michael, sheriff’s office detectives have finally closed the case,” Wright said. O’Conner was taken into custody after the interview and transported to Cumberland County, where she was charged with first-degree murder and booked in the local detention center. She is currently being held without bond and is scheduled to have her first court appearance on Friday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office. It’s unknown whether O’Conner has obtained a lawyer at this time. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Research Technician II

first_imgPosition SummaryAs a Research Technician, you will perform standard tasks andprocedures to directly assist a research project or program. Tasksmay include:• Support advanced, unusual or experimental activity• Provide direction to others to accomplish tasks.• Perform complex assignmentsThis is a pooled posting positions are filled on an as neededbasis.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatusMinimum Qualifications• Requires an Associate’s degree or two years formal training insubject matter directly related to the project or program, and atleast 3 years of experience directly related to the project orprogram• Requires familiarity with the standards used in the fieldPreferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Somers Point Lumber Keeps on Building

first_imgOwners Sam Phillips, left, and Robert Biferie have been business partners since 1984. By Donald WittkowskiRobert Biferie had no idea exactly how much wood was stacked up at Somers Point Lumber & Building Supply on a recent day.From the looks of it, let’s just say that it was a lot.Wood boards of all sizes were piled high in front of the store, on the sides, out back and inside the building, too.There was seemingly enough lumber to build an entire town. In a way, that’s what the 58-year-old Biferie and his business partner, Sam Phillips, 62, have done during the 33 years they have owned Somers Point Lumber.Wood from their store has been used to build a town’s worth of homes at the Jersey Shore, including Ocean City, Margate, Longport, Ventnor and Brigantine.“We primarily do custom, single-family homes,” Biferie explained. “That’s our forte, along with home additions and remodeling jobs.”Somers Point Lumber workers Brett Carty, left, and Gilberto Hernandez stack some of the wood boards.Although Biferie couldn’t say how much lumber he had on hand the other day, he had no trouble naming the types of wood he sells.He mentioned fir, pine, spruce, cedar, oak and mahogany. The most expensive wood, mahogany, prized for its beauty and durability, is often used in the construction of luxury, seashore homes, Biferie noted.Some of the wood at Somers Point Lumber comes from the timber-rich Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. California and Montana are other spots that supply the store with lumber. In the East, it gets wood from Maine, Biferie said.When Biferie and Phillips opened their business in 1984, it was strictly a lumber yard. But they expanded over the years, adding a home design section focusing on kitchens, a full line of hardware and also millwork, windows, doors and molding.“Now, we’ve made it pretty much a full-stop shop,” Biferie said.Decorating the walls of the store’s small office are faded color photos showing what the property at 2 Chestnut St. originally looked like in the 1980s. Somers Point Lumber occupied what had been a modest building once used to store cars. As the business grew over the years, two more buildings were added, Biferie said.Phillips and Biferie check out an old photo showing what their property originally looked like in the 1980s before it was fully developed.Biferie and Phillips seemed to anticipate the coming of the home-improvement craze that exploded nationally in the 1980s and ’90s with the likes of big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. By adding more services, they positioned themselves as a store for both do-it-yourselfers and professional contractors.“We do compete. No doubt about it – and then some,” Phillips said of how Somers Point Lumber has gone head-to-head against the home-improvement giants.Its competitive pricing, quality products and individualized customer service all help to give Somers Point Lumber an edge over the big-box retailers, Phillips and Biferie stressed.“Quite often, our customers will tell us how much is in those big stores. But they don’t have what they need, so they come here,” Biferie said. “Here, it’s going to be better quality, it’s going to be convenient and everything will be handled by professionals.”As business partners, Biferie and Phillips have professional backgrounds that have complemented each other over the years.Biferie had experience building homes and also worked at a lumber yard before starting his own business. Phillips formerly worked as a civil engineer for Atlantic County, giving him the expertise in blueprints and designs he now uses to help customers with their home-improvement projects.Somers Point Lumber & Building Supply is located at 2 Chestnut St., near the city’s bayfront.Then only in their 20s, Biferie and Phillips began discussing going into business together in the 1980s.“I asked him if he wanted to be my partner,” Biferie recalled.With a laugh, Phillips said it was so long ago that he had trouble remembering the details of the start of their partnership.But from that time on, they moved into what had been an empty block building, once used to store cars, and transformed it into a lumber yard and home design store that has thrived for more than 30 years.last_img read more

US House passes green school bill, VT to get $14 million

first_imgUS House passed a bill today that would invest $6.4 billion in school modernization, renovation and repairs in fiscal year 2010. The vote was 275-155. The bill authorizes $14 million in funding to Vermont schools.HR 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Act, would require that the majority of funds be used for projects that meet green building standards.US Rep Peter Welch and several other northeastern lawmakers successfully amended the bill during the last Congress to allow schools to use the funding for renewable energy and heating systems including biomass, wind, solar and geothermal. This investment in public education will support Vermont students, make-much needed improvements in their schools and save taxpayers money by reducing energy costs, Welch said. Vermont s schools have already taken the lead in converting their heating systems to woodchip and wood pellet burners. This bill will help continue that process and ensure our schools have the resources they need to thrive.Welch worked with Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, Michael Arcuri and Paul Hodes on the amendment.Source: Congressman Welch’s officelast_img read more

BBA’s 2011 Architectural Excellence Award honors Perry Hall at Champlain College

first_imgChamplain College,Champlain College’s Roger H Perry Hall is the winner of the 2011 Architectural Excellence Award presented by the Burlington Business Association. The Architectural Excellence Award is granted to a project contributing significantly to the physical or architectural quality of Burlington. Champlain College began their $12 million renovation of the historic Roger H Perry Hall in May of 2009. This project not only called for the complete renovation of the building but for some significant additions to the original structure and the land surrounding it. With approval for the project, Champlain went full speed ahead, finishing the restoration completely by late August of 2010, just in time to welcome the incoming students. The original structure was built in 1859 by Middlebury lawyer and diplomat Edward Phelps, and is one of only 11 houses in the South Willard Street Historic District that predates the Civil War. The building has served as home to several notable historic figures during its 152-year history, including an advisor to Presidents Grover Cleveland and Millard Fillmore, John J. Flynn, a local financier and founder of Chittenden Bank, and a doctor. It is named for Champlain College’s former president, Roger H. Perry, who retired in 2005. The building now houses the Advising and Registration Center, Admissions, Financial Aid, and serves as a general purpose Student Welcome Center. The original structure’s open staircase, ornate historic details and ground floor rooms were preserved and used for reception and conference spaces. Roger H. Perry Hall’s former library space now houses a collection of documents; photos and historic artifacts related to the Burlington Hill Section District. The restoration also included energy-efficient climate control systems, including a geothermal pump from Roger H. Perry Hall’s deep wells. The ultimate goal was to earn certification from The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. LEED recognizes performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. With the grand opening held on September 24, 2010, Champlain College was proud to announce that Roger H. Perry Hall was able to become a LEED certified building. Champlain College maintained the west lawn open space available for public use. Visitors will enjoy an original iron sundial created by Vermont sculptor Kate Pond, at the edge of an innovative wetland garden designed to absorb storm water runoff. Engleberth Construction of Colchester was the construction manager of the project.  The project employed local workers and contractors, and helped create jobs during a difficult economic time. Final nominees for the Architectural Excellence Award included Roger H Perry Hall, the Maltex Building on Pine Street, the Courtyard Burlington Harbor Marriott on Cherry Street, and Renovations to Howard Bank Block including the Hinds Lofts, 88 King and Farrell Residences (within St. Paul, King, Main and Pine streets). The Burlington Business Association has over 200 member businesses with the majority being located in Burlington. The Association and its members work to promote the economic vitality of Burlington.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events October 9 – 15

first_imgBadfishMissed the last time Sublime with Rome came to town? Fear not. This tribute band has been touring for years, dedicated to the best of the ska superstars from the other Long Beach. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $15. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11.Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental InstitutionA powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by filmmaker and former patient, Lucy Winer, who returns to the mental ward where she was committed as a 17-year-old in 1967. She will be in attendance for a Q&A to commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week. Co-hosted by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 1 p.m. Oct. 12.Boating with the BaymenPart of the Arts Alive LI mega-celebration unfolding all this month across Long Island, this tour explores the traditions of fishermen and baymen, boat builders and bay house owners including the legendary Bob Doxsee of Doxsee Sea Clam in Point Lookout, boat builders Al Grover who broke the Guinness Book of World Records with his trans-Atlantic voyage in his Grover-built skiff, and Fred Scopinich, whose family built rum runners and navy boats. Other guests on the three-hour cruise will include bay house owner and boat builder John Remsen Sr., and Freeport baymen and fishermen Tony Sougstad and Joey Scavone. Miss Freeport, 85 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. longislandtraditions.org $40 adults, $20 kids under 16. 2 p.m. Oct. 12.Herb Alpert and Lani HallNine-time Grammy Award–winning music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy Award–winning singer Lani Hall call their fall US concert tour “In the Mood,” and they’ll be making wonderful mood music at this intimate performace, another featured Arts Alive LI event. The couple will perform, in their unique way of presenting songs, from their new album In The Mood, set to be released this fall, in addition to songs from last year’s Grammy–winning album Steppin Out. Also, within the set will be a selection of Brasilian songs and a Tijuana Brass Medley. The New York Times has said, “They have it all – a contemporary look, infinite sound and sex appeal.” Their band, Michael Shapiro on drums, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on keyboards, are simply magical music to the ears and heart and soul. Expect a jazz set sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites such as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Moondance,” “Let’s Face the Music & Dance,” “Fever,” “La Vie en Rose,” a nostalgic Tijuana Brass medley and many others. Wowzler. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $38-$68 7 p.m. Oct. 12.Alter BridgeLed by the sonic assault of guitarist Myles Kennedy (who takes lead vocals in Slash’s new musical devastations), the rest of this Fla.-based quartet consists of the remnants of Creed. Will Myles break into tunes off Creed’s back catalog or some of Slash’s new inventions? Not sure. The gig will rock, regardless. With Special Guests California Breed & Like A Storm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$65. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.Kevin JamesHailing from Mineola (Strong Island in the house, yo!), the comedian, writer, actor and producer is perhaps best known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens. Tonight is the chance to catch him all up-close-and-personal, unloading hilarious joke after joke after joke on his home turf. Not to be missed. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $56.50-$81.25. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Oct. 12.Pancreatic Cancer Research WalkThe Bethpage-based Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, hosts this fundraiser to support research to find a cure for the deadly disease. Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. curePC.org  9:30 a.m. Oct. 12.Scott IanThe founding singer of thrash metal icons Anthrax will be signing copies of his memoir, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax. Will he bust into an impromptu version of his team up with LI’s own Public Enemy “Bring The Noise” in between autographs? Will Strong Island bad-boy Flavor Flav make a surprise visit to jazz this appearance up even more!? And if so, will the two then bust into the Long Island Press rap together!?!? One can only hope. Learn the lyrics to Flavor Flav’s Long Island Press-inspired rap here, then go teach it to your families. #messwiththepressandillpunchyouinthechest #t2 #ohio The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 6 p.m. Oct. 13.Bowling For BooksFundraiser to raise enough money to purchase electronic book readers for children who have extended stays in local hospitals. Most hospitals are unable to accept ‘gently used books’ due to dust and other allergens. E-book readers will help these children academically, but more importantly, the readers will truly engage their minds and provide a distraction from the doctors, tests, diagnoses, boredom and pain that come from living in a hospital. Wantagh Lanes, 1300 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. $20. 12 p.m. Oct. 13.Asbury ShortsNew York City’s longest-running short film exhibition returns to its roots with an evening of outstanding, world-class short films specially selected from top international film festivals, Oscar nominees, US festival “Best of Show” winners and global honorees, all in one sitting. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com  $12. 8 p.m. Oct. 14.Cary ElwesIvan Simon Cary Elwes dropped his first names when he focused on his acting career. Born in England, he moved to the U.S. and studied drama at Sarah Lawrence College. He’s done off-Broadway plays and the fanatically popular television series The X-Files. But most people—young and old—will no doubt remember him as Westley, the handsome Zorro-like love interest in the perennial classic The Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner, the 1987 romantic comedy also starred Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant and Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup. Mel Brooks dubbed Cary “the next Errol Flynn.” He certainly had a princely air about him. In real life, he can claim some distant royal roots to the Tudor’s King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Henry’s ill-fated wife who died in childbirth—at least she wasn’t beheaded. Cary met his own wife Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 1991 at  a chili cook-off in Malibu. Now he’s out promoting a book he co-wrote whose title borrows Westley’s trademark line, “As You Wish,” and includes “inconceivable tales” from the making of the hit film that was “not your average, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale,” as they promised in the trailer. Spoiler alert: The final kiss between Corey and Robin took six takes. They must have gotten it right, because even Pope John Paul II was a huge fan of the fantasy film that is one for the ages. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at The Princess Bride from one of its stars. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 14.Chuck Close: Close UpAs part of the Arts Alive LI program, now through November 9, the Nassau County Museum of Art is running a 28-minute film, “Chuck Close: Close Up,” about the brilliant contemporary American artist renowned for his highly inventive technique of portraying the human face. He’s best known for his large-scale, photo-based realist portraits whose oversized, closely cropped renderings are emblazoned with brilliantly colored squares and circles, or other designs that melt into abstraction when they’re viewed up close but resolve into full-blown realistic images when they’re viewed from afar. His life story is also one of motivation and determination triumphing over adversity because he was born with learning disabilities and later became paralyzed as an adult. But that didn’t stop him from earning a reputation as one of the 20th century’s top artists. He taught himself to paint using a brush-holding device strapped to his wrist and forearm, according to Pace Gallery, which has represented him since 1977. Recently President Obama appointed Close to serve on The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The film is free with museum admission; reservations aren’t needed, it’s on a first come, first seated basis. The documentary film accompanies the exhibit called, “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” which features Close’s work along with Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and a host of other contemporary artists. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (62+) $8; Students $4; Children (4-12) $4; Museum Members Free. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Through November 9Check out these and more Arts Alive LI exhibits and events at artsaliveli.orgPower, Politics, and War: Selections from the Permanent CollectionHuntington’s Heckscher Museum of Art highlights the significance of George Grosz’s “Eclipse of the Sun” as a scathing critique of the corrupt Weimar government in 1920s’ Berlin by placing the painting in the context of other works from the museum’s permanent collection that depict power, politics, and military aggression. Grosz, perhaps one of the more famous German artists living in exile, escaped Nazi Germany and landed in New York, eventually residing in Bayside. Here, his work is accompanied by paintings about the American Revolution and the birth of America by Alonzo Chappel, a piece on the Franco-Prussian War by Etienne Berne-Bellecour, and photographs from World War II taken by the Russian photographer Mark Markov-Grinberg. “Eclipse of the Sun” will be included in an upcoming exhibition, “New Realities and Neue Sachlichkeit: Modern German Art during the Weimar Republic,” that will be held later next year at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s on display as part of the Arts Alive LI celebration at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Check website for admission rates. Through November 23Richard Gachot’s AmericaFor more than 35 years, Richard Gachot, who lives in Old Westbury, has turned objects found at Long Island beaches, in curbside trash bins, abandoned in attics and discarded in basements into witty sculptures that take on a life of their own. His creations draw upon humor, social commentary and imaginative repurposing of everyday objects to the delight of countless viewers. His method is much more metaphysical than simply recycling. For example, “Miss Liberty (Bardholdi)” is a 1992 carved-wood and metal parts sculpture with a whimsical touch. His 1985 painted wood carving, “Fishing Party, Shelter Island,” shows three comical fishermen about to be knocked overboard by a large silver spotted fish. “Election Devil” is an overtly political sculpture of a recognizable Satanic figure made of discarded metal, painted wood and found objects—his face looks like a red coffee can, and his stomach looks like a miniature TV screen—who is wearing campaign buttons that say “Vote Devil Row D” and “No Taxes.” This exhibition honors Gachot, now 81, for a lifetime of aesthetic achievement. Part of the Arts Alive LI celebration at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. heckscher.org Check website for admission rates. Through November 23—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger, Sylva Durres & Zack Tirana. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York CrowderThis folktronica musician is the former lead singer of the now-defunct, Texas-based David Crowder Band, known for its incorporation of unconventional, often homemade instruments into its music. Not content on merely creating Christian rock with standard instruments and sounds, Crowder merged the realms of folk, alt-rock, bluegrass, electronic ambiance and worship, and will be elevating all those in attendance to some special, magical place as he unleashes new tunes from his solo debut Neon Steeple. Warming up the crowd are Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb. Not to be missed. Read more about Crowder and his unique musical hybrids here Amen. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25- $55. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.The KooksAs a Brit-pop quartet that gained instant, international mainstream attention with their 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out, their catchy upbeat tunes are crowd-pleaser ear candy, infectious among indie millennials and Gen-X grunge-o-phites alike. They’re touring to promote their fourth album, Listen, which was released just last month. Expect fast, insanely addictive numbers spanning pop, punk, Brit Invasion and even rap and reggae. These cats know how to rock! Not to be missed! Opening the show are Halsey & Priory. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$35. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.Martina McBrideLong Island goes country y’all when Martina McBride storms the stage belting out her smash hits “In My Daughter’s Eyes” and “Concrete Angel.” Is this blue-eyed beauty kicking up her boots for the guys? Maybe next time! “This One’s for the Girls!” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.Hamptons International Film FestivalThe 22nd annual installment of this ritzy film fest features Q&As critically acclaimed director Joel Schumacher, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, as well as Patricia Clarkson, Laura Dern and Mark Ruffalo. Making a splash will be Bill Murray, Julianne Moore, Richard Gere and other notable actors. The premiere film event on East End is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world, with cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $190,000. The awards season continually validates their selections, as 2013 marked the fifth time in the last six years that a film at the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction. In those six years, films screened at the festival have received 150 Oscar nominations. hamptonsfilmfest.org Times, prices vary. Oct. 9-13.Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert MorganThe Rogers Mansion in Southampton Village is hosting an exhibit that showcases the dean of society photographers, Bert Morgan, who spent many a summer weekend chronicling the idle pursuits of the rich and famous in the Hamptons. His photographs of the young Jacqueline Bouvier, later Kennedy, as she competed in a local horse show as a little girl were among the 500 photos he took of just her and her family alone. But there’s more to his work than that. Morgan’s career spanned more than half a century after he got his start syndicating photographs for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. By the 1930s, he’d gained a reputation as a prominent high society photographer, whose photographs ran in The Social Spectator, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Town and Country. This show, culled from thousands of negatives and part of the Arts Alive LI celebration, focuses on three key decades. He gained access to the “Social Set” at their exclusive clubs and private parties, which put the South Fork on the map. Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Admission: $4; Free for members and children. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through October 18Deconstructing the Sayre Barn: Photographs by Ulf SkogsberghAnother interesting exhibit part of the Arts Alive LI program at the Southampton Historical Society’s Rogers Mansion are highly detailed oversize photographs of what photographer Ulf Skogsbergh found to be the most fascinating phase of the reconstruction of the Society’s Sayre Barn: its deconstruction. As the Sayre Barn was being dismantled, its skeleton was revealed, letting the tools of another age come to light out of the shadows of the past. With his keen eye, Skogsbergh reexamined these structural elements, showing their sculptural beauty and their simple utility, and chronicling the passage of time. With his engineer’s training and artist’s eye, Skogsbergh used photography’s most advanced techniques to uncover time-worn methods that created this edifice. And thanks to his approach, he has recreated a stunning four-by-15-foot, 360-degree panorama of the Sayre Barn to recapture it, as he puts it, “before anything really happened.” His work ranges from a stunning shot of the starry sky through the barn’s rafters to a stark portrait of an old wooden plow, as he takes this rare opportunity to reexamine design imperatives of an earlier age and how we got where we are today. Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Admission: $4; Free for members and children. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through October 18Click here to learn about Arts Alive LI events unfolding all across Long Island throughout this month-long mega-celebrationEinav YardenClassical music aficionados are not to miss this performance by an internationally renowned concert pianist whose debut solo album, Oscillations, released just last year to critical acclaim. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Grace Auditorium, 1 Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. cshl.edu $20. 6 p.m. Oct. 10. The MachineOne of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988 when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the British band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll play requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.45 RPMTell us the truth: What are the songs you belt out the loudest in the privacy of your shower or the insulated interior of you car? We’re willing to bet they aren’t the high-brow classics you’d have us believe, but the cheesiest tunes of your awkward adolescence. I’m talking Journey. Songs like “Hooked on a Feeling.” Songs you will belt out at the top of your lungs in all of its cheesy splendor. Here to help you relive those memories is 45RPM. Always a great time, guaranteed! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $15- $25. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.MTV’s Guy Code + Girl CodeOne of countless amazing events from the ongoing, month-long Arts Alive LI super-celebration, get ready for a night of laughter and enlightenment as two of the MTV’s—yes it’s still around—most popular shows—Guy Code and Girl Code—join forces. Both shows offer crucial tips about manhood and womanhood, and in doing so, leave many of its viewers ROFL. Their live show will include stand up comedy, a panel discussion about important guy and girl “codes” and an audience Q&A. Guy Code bills itself as “the ultimate guy’s guide to the laws of manhood.” Admit it bros, you thought you knew it all. Well, prepare to be humbled. That goes for the girls, too. Tilles Center, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville. tillescenter.org. $23-$53. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.Bad RabbitsThis Bostonian funk and R&B quintet formed from former members of The Electric Collective have performed as a backing band to Slick Rick. Respect. 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $15-$18. 7 p.m. Oct. 10.Kill the MessengerLong Island-born filmmaker Michael Cuesta (L.I.E.) and Academy Award-nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) lead an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose investigation revealed of the origins of the nation’s crack-cocaine epidemic and the CIA’s shocking involvement. Questa will appear for Q&A and reception following the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.Exploring Gesture & ColorOpening reception for exhibit of paintings by Lois V. Walker, who described her latest work as “concerned with color and gesture” to “explore its power to seduce with the visually active paintings.” Through Oct. 27. The Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10.Judy CarmichaelThis Grammy-nominated pianist has the rare ability to bring audiences back the Jazz Age with her equally rare, physically daunting skill at tickling the ivories, performing classics from the Great American Songbook, including those by Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. She also sings as beautifully as the sexy and sultry songstress truly is, gracing the stages sometimes with just her microphone to showcase her absolutely amazing voice (and letting someone else handle Steinway duties). Wild. Last year she released her first album, I Love Being Here With You, and even better yet, she lives in Sag Harbor, making this truly a very, very special Arts Alive LI event. Stick around to meet her after the show! Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $45-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.The South Shore Symphony: The Classical Legacy of a Rock StarMozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky are among the great classical composers whose symphonies are kept alive through performances although their authors are long gone, thanks to the dedicated volunteer musicians of The South Shore Symphony. Celebrating its 30th season, this group—under the direction of conductor Scott Jackson Wiley—welcomes famed keyboardist Keith Emerson as a gust performer on the piano for their latest show, which is also an Arts Alive LI event. Molloy College, Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $30-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Family Film FestivalNothing better to keep the tikes occupied and bring the family together than magical characters, hilarious tales and learning about how it’s really laughter and friendship that makes the world go round (nothing really to do with gravity or centripetal and elliptical force at all, actually). Nine films in all, with a collective running time of 66 minutes. There are marmots, there are hedgehogs, cats and so much more! http://whbpac.org/pages/event_detail.php?event_id=838 The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach whbpac.org 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Oct. 11.Jimmy Webb & Jane MonheitAnother amazing evening of music brought to you by Arts Alive LI and co-presented with Usdan Center for Creative and performing Arts, Webb, a critically acclaimed composer, and Monheit, an Usdan grad, combine forces to deliver this special, special show that is sure to win over music lovers across countless genres! Webb has authored some of the American Songbook’s most memorable and heartfelt numbers and is sure to perform such classics as “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Up, Up and Away.” Monheit stands as one of the greatest and most gifted modern jazz and cabaret vocalists of our time. This night is set to explode with magic! Wow! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org Premium: $52; Friends: $47; Standard: $47; Friends: $42. 8 p.m. Oct. 11Chazz PalminteriSee Chazz Palminteri reprise the role that catapulted this actor, screenwriter and film producer to fame. In A Bronx Tale, the autobiographical play that debuted off-Broadway before Robert Deniro brought it to the silver screen, Palminteri tells the story of young “C,” the boy who witnessed (as Palminteri did as a child) a mob murder. This coming-of-age story touches on the father/son relationship, the burgeoning flares of racial tensions in the 60s, and la Cosa Nostra. Don’t miss this chance to see Palminteri’s live performance. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50- $99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Engelbert HumperdinckOnce upon a time frenzied female fans of Engelbert Humperdinck—and no, that’s not his real name—would toss their undergarments on stage as they swooned over this permanently popular English pop star. His hits “(Please) Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “After the Lovin’” and “A Man Without Love” render knees weak and make hearts flutter. Why? Because the Humpler is a big hunk of a loving man, that’s why. And if there’s any doubt about his having the chops, ask those he’s sung duets with, who range from Wynonna Judd to Johnny Mathis, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson and even Elton John. This guy gets around. Ask those who’ve bought more than 150 million of his records—63 gold and 24 platinum. Can you believe that Jimi Hendrix was once his opening act? Yeah, that must have been a mind-blowing experience for those concertgoers. And don’t forget that it was Humperdinck who influenced Elvis to don the sideburns and the flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Not bad for a young lad from Leicester born with the name Arnold George Dorsey who went on to become a living musical legend. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.NY Funk ExchangeBrooklyn-based nine-piece NYFE describes its sound as a mix of old-school funk, jazz, soul, R&B, and is led by Serena’s strong, soulful vocals and the four-piece “Wall Street Horns” section. Their power and energy during each live performance leaves audiences begging for more. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $10. 10 p.m. Oct. 11.New York Islanders Home OpenerIt’s the last time Islanders fans can attend a home opener at The Old Barn before the Isles skate to their new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, starting next hockey season. Puckheads would be wise to tailgate on the turnpike while they still can! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $40-$270. 7 p.m. Oct. 11.SoulflyMax Cavalera continues to push the limits as the lone, leading member of this ultra-heavy groove/thrash/death metal band since leaving Brazilian metal superstars Sepultura. With opening acts Black Water Rising, Westnyle and Fear of None. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $20. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.Gary WrightThe ‘70s rock icon last month published his autobiography named for his biggest hit of the same name, Dream Weaver, which covers his rise to prominence as a singer and songwriter during the Golden Age of Rock and his journey alongside his close friend and initial spiritual mentor George Harrison. Aside from that classic, his set will include “Love is Alive,” “Really Wanna Know You” and his most recent release, “Connected.” In between songs Wright will weave passages from his autobiography over a slide show of never-before-seen photos and videos of him and George together, along with images spanning his career. The Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.Bo BiceLong-haired lyrical maestro Bo Bice—the fourth season American Idol runner-up to Carrie Underwood—will be gracing LI with his tremendous talent. The Alabama-born rocker scored a Billboard #2 hit with his single “Inside Your Heaven.” As those in Alabama know, May 24th was officially declared Bo Bice Day in his home state. He has since joined Blood, Sweat, and Tears as lead vocalist, melding his gritty rock stylings with their mix of blues and jazz sounds. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $38. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.last_img read more