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Macabre Faire Film Festival 2016



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Macabre Faire Film Festival Co-Founder Elsie Ginsberg poses for a photo-op at The Macabre Faire Film Festival at the Upsky Hotel in Long Island, New York








































Actors Thomas Ryan and Edward X Young from FACES poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlaneat The Macabre Faire Film Festival


















































Exorcist Star Eileen Dietz poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival















































Santa Claus poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival


















































Matthew Almeida and Kalen Artinian,from The Indestructible pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival


















































Actress  Fiona HorriganIn from "The Dark" poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival
















































Actress Paula Spurr from MINE poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Macabre Faire Film Festival










































Daniel Brown 2015 Award Winner for Best Macabre Horror Film and his guest pose for a photo-op at the Macabre Faire Film Festival with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane - Photos and Video by Patricia Parenti
















































Stylist Patricia Parenti and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Macabre Faire Film Festival


Horror fans got a real treat This past weekend. The Macabre Faire Film Festival returned to the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge, Long Island again to celebrate excellence in independent Horror films from around the globe.


Macabre Faire events and Film Festival has a reputation for being a very friendly environment with a wonderful celebratory ambiance within an intimately sized space. If you are a person who needs to be at an event with 1000’s of people in a large space where you may need to attach a GPS on your friends & family so that you can find each other quickly and easily… then the Macabre Faire Film Festival may not be the event for you. However, if you prefer an atmosphere that runs steady; you enjoy costumes; you love movies, music, Halloween and fun non-pressuring vendors; you genuinely enjoy making new friends; you appreciate everything being within close proximity; and are comfortable around a few hundred macabre-loving fans like yourself, then it is most certainly the event for you.

This year the Macabre Faire Film Festive proudly showed 145 films.  These film range from Horror, Comedy, Feature Films and Shorts with a Saturnday Night Awards Ceremony Gala equivalent to the Academy Awards for Best in Category.

For starters the word “Macabre” is pronounced “ma-cob.” The “re” is hardly ever heard. What does it mean?
Although it is an adjective meaning “disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury,” you should approach the Macabre Faire Film Festival with a lighter touch in so far as not all of the films screened are a gore-fest. Of course there isn’t anything wrong with adding some gore to your film but, when we hear the word “Macabre” we remember those hauntingly fascinating films that starred legendary greats such as: Vincent Price & Peter Cushing. Or those fantastic Gothic Horrors like those from “Hammer” films. These names in themselves represent what “macabre” means to the Macabre Fair Film Festival.

Their mission is to provide a venue for showcasing films within a celebratory & respectful environment, where fans can enjoy the independent films entered by those who passionately craft their Strange, Weird, Horrifying, Sci-Fi-tastic, Fantastical and Macabre-laden films. The opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution is always part of the equation with the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

Congratulations to all Winners:

Best Actor Joseph Halsey for Junkie Heaven
The Boatman‬ directed by Greg Morgan wins ‪‎Best Feature‬
Jack Is Pretty‬ directed by Jarek Zabczynski wins ‪‎Audience Choice‬
‪El Gigante‬ directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero wins ‪‎Best SFX‬
Summit‬ directed by Christina Raia wins ‪‎Best Sound‬
The Red Man Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Daniel Faraldo
‪Gfest14‬ Alum Director Javier Arcelus Cano and SUPERMISIL in winning ‪‎Best Foreign Short‬
The Smiling Man‬ directed by A.J. Briones receives ‪‎Honorable Mention‬ in the ‎Best Horror Short‬ category
‪‎Hush‬ directed by Michael G. Kehoe wins ‪Best Horror Short‬
Director Brian Cottington’s Film House of Oddities Best Costumes
Helio‬ directed by Teddy Cecil wins ‪Best Director
The Vulture‬ directed by Amin Haghshenas wins ‪Best Music Video‬
Who Lives There‬ directed by Luc Sirois wins ‪Best Super Short

For more information about the Macabre Faire Film Festival please visit: http://www.macabrefairefilmfest.com

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in red carpet events in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons

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New Years Eve At The Legendary Savoy Night Club At The Hilton Hotel


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Sales Manager Gino Veneroso, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Director of Sales and Marketing Dorothy Roberts pose for a photo-op at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel

















































Director of Sales and Marketing Dorothy Roberts and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel in Long Island





































































































































































































































































































































Sales Manager Gino Veneroso poses with a loyal Guest at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Guests party at  the New Years Eve Gala at the Legendary Savoy Night Club at the Hilton Hotel in Long Island


















































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on the Pink Carpet at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel in Long Island











































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op  at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel in Long Island































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel in Long Island











Longislanders made the Hilton Hotel their choice for celebrating New Years Eve.  There were many choices to choose from including  The New Year’s Eve bash at the Grand Ballroom which featured a 5-course gourmet dinner, open bar, live band, and an overnight stay in a Deluxe Guest Room. and enjoying The Savory Club New Year’s Eve bash which included dancing to a live DJ performance, cocktails, hors d'oeurves served white glove on elegant silver platters and an open bar with premium liquors.

I enjoyed the evening and was happy to chat with the staff including Director of Sales and Marketing Dorothy Roberts, Director of Human Resources Meredith Ryter and Sales Manager Gino Veneroso who invited me to the elegant gala.

During my interview Sales Manager Gino Veneroso revealed that In its hey day the Savoy Night Club was the IN place to be and one of the Top Night Clubs in the Metropolitan area accommodating more than 1,000 guests per evening.  Loyal patrons and guests would be standing at the door on a line wrapped around the Hotel and all the way down into the parking lot!

The staff at the hotel wanted to bring back that incredible experience for one night only at the Savoy Night Club on New Years Eve at the Hilton Hotel.

The Hilton Long Island Huntington is the ideal hotel centrally located on  Long Island, New York for business, groups, weekend getaways, family and leisure travel.  This NEWLY RENOVATED Hilton hotel offers 305 deluxe guest rooms with all the amenities of a full service hotel. Plush bedding with spacious guest rooms that feature coffee makers, refrigerators, in room safe & flat screen TV's.

Some of the amenities include:

    305 Deluxe Guest Rooms
    Digital Check In
    Hilton Honors
    Outdoor Seating with Firepit
    Basil's Cafe & Lobby Bar
    Complimentary Parking
    Materson's Steak House
    Starbucks
    Avis Rental Car
    Fitness Center
    Indoor Heated Pool with Hot Tub
    Outdoor Pool
    Tennis Courts
    Volley ball Court
    Walking Path
    Conceirge Lounge
    24 Hour Room Service

The Hilton Long Island Huntington is an upscale eleganthotel and is adeal venue for hosting events or meetings with their 26,000 sq. ft. of banquet space.  The hotel can accommodate up to 1,200 guests in their Grand Ballroom.  The hotel has over 20 rooms to use for banquets, meetings, events or conventions. Long Island weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens and Political events

Their expert planning professionals and 26,000 square feet of flexible function space ensures your occasion is simply unforgettable. The Hilton Long Island Huntington is truly the ideal destination among other hotels in Long Island New York, whether it be a family vacation, business meeting, or simply a weekend getaway, enjoy superior service and amenities at this Long Island hotel.

Happy New Year Darlings, Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Red Carpet Events in Manhattan, Long Island and The Hamptons.

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BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’



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Bash for the Bulldogs Founder Laurette Richen and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’





































Bash for the Bulldogs Award Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author Jill Rappaport and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’





















































 Beth Stern, Animal Advocate, Actress and Wife of Radio Legend Howard Stern poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’



























































Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op on the red carpet at BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’








































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on The Red Carpet at BETH STERN & FRIENDS ‘BASH FOR THE BULLDOGS!’- Photo taken by Rob Rich







Supporters and press attended a holiday bash with Beth Stern & Friends for 'Bash for the Bulldogs!' on December 14, 2015 at Rosenthal Pavilion, New York University Kimmel Center.

It was an entertaining evening to help raise much-needed funds for LIBR, including Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres, Italian Dinner Buffet, Coffee, Dessert, and music.  Supporters participated in a Silent Auction and Raffle as well as meeting and mingling with friends and to  find unique items for the Holidays.
More importantly the event was to bring awareness and to save lives of bulldogs in urgent need of finding their forever family!

The mission of Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) is to provide education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes where they are provided the life-long care they require. We commit to each English Bulldog and adopter(s) we serve for the life of the dog. In the event that an adoption is unsuccessful, the dog is to be returned to the LIBR.

They fulfill their mission by providing:

Humane education for school-age youth, so children learn the principle, practices and procedures involved in adding to the family by buying or adopting an English Bulldog
    Breed-specific best practices education the general public can use to understand the characteristics of English Bulldogs and make informed decisions about purchasing, adopting, or releasing a puppy or dog for adoption.
    Breed-specific education to prevent tragic outcomes of the vicious cycle of irresponsible breeding, sale and purchase of puppies and dogs, leading to neglect, abandonment, abuse, and death of English Bulldogs.

    The spectrum of services involved in rescuing English Bulldogs, including but not limited to:

        a) Networking with national and regional breed rescues, as well as shelters, advocacy organizations, and English Bulldog Clubs;
        b) Conducting intake services to process and receive English Bulldogs that have been abused, abandoned at shelters, or released for adoption by owners who are unable            to keep them;
        c) Screening all prospective adopters to create an optimal match between prospective adopters and dogs available for adoption.
        d) Offering transitional guidance and support for owners forced to release dogs for adoption due to family crisis;
        e) Offering transitional support to families receiving English Bulldogs that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or released for adoption;
        f) Collaborating with veterinarians and other medical practitioners to provide screening, spay, neuter, vaccinate, and other medical attention, such as surgery and            medication;
        g) Homing special needs English Bulldog puppies and dogs;
        h) Providing foster care for English Bulldogs seeking permanent homes;
Raising funds to support the above activities.

For more information please visit longislandbulldogrescue.org

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Honorees, members and supported joined together at The Club House at Merrick Golf Club for the Third Annual Creative Empowerment, Inc. Scholarship and Fundraising Gala to benefit


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Founder Madona Cole Lacy and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at r the Third Annual Creative Empowerment, Inc. Scholarship and Fundraising Gala to benefit Creative Empowerment. Inc.



















































Actress, TV Personality, Beauty Pageant Winner and Motivational Speaker Gail King poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at r the Third Annual Creative Empowerment, Inc. Scholarship and Fundraising Gala to benefit Creative Empowerment Inc.







Honorees, members and supported joined together at The Club House at Merrick Golf Club for the Third Annual Creative Empowerment, Inc. Scholarship and Fundraising Gala to benefit Creative Empowerment. Inc.


Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. is your contribution towards a much needed solution to the challenges of life and pitfalls of the 21st century. Creative Empowerment Inc. believes that the task at hand calls for solutions that are not ordinarily thought of as viable and effective by others outside the area of the arts.


As artists, they are forever taking on challenges as they create something out of nothing, as they seize upon opportunities to create the tangible and aesthetic which even though not, preconceived, takes its rightful place in this world. Creative Empowerment neither entertains nor tolerates the term ‘obstacle’ in their lexicon of life.

Creative Empowerment believes in and values the idea of working collaboratively with teaching artists and other professionals and experts to provide arts-centered solutions to life’s problems. They believe that assisting youth and parents in practicing creative ways of identifying, developing, and creating self-help solutions to relevant issues that affect them will result in improvement in the areas of personal development, multicultural and social acceptance/tolerance.


Visual Artist, Mrs. Cole-Lacy is passionate about creating custom art that particularly addresses the needs of others. With over 30 years of experience as a designer of wearable art and custom home accessories, Madona Cole-Lacy focuses on creating one-of-a kind garments and accessories. She is also passionate about creating wearable art for people who are not able to easily find solutions to meet their aesthetic, special and medical needs. Madona Cole Originals, functional and fashionable, Dignity Headwear for women and girls experiencing hair loss is the vehicle through which she does this. More information can be found at www.madonacoleoriginals.com

As an Educator and a Long Island Teaching Artist, Mrs. Cole-Lacy is passionate about the teaching and learning process. This speaks to her desire to maximize the potential of all children, adolescents and youth for success within the social, educational and cultural sphere. Her professional experience as a New York City Public School teacher and facilitator of art-related workshops for students and teachers; which combine art, fashion, the awareness of cultural diversity and personal development; illustrates this well www.mytimehascome.org

Madona Cole-Lacy is a motivator whose engagement in community service initiatives; such as workshops for college-bound students, workshop for seniors citizens, community-wide creative conversation and artistic expressions; triggered what she refers to as a ‘Eureka Moment’. This led her to create a tool that would encompass her professional skills and the lessons learned from her experience as a mother, an adult care-giver to parents in their nineties, and a one-time divorcee and single mother.

For more information please visit http://www.yourtime4liny.org



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Documentary Screening of Artist George Schulman at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York

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Artist George Shulman poses for a  photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York
































































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Documentary Screening of Artist George Schulman at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York








Art experts and special guests came to a very special screening of a film documentary about Artist George Schulman on November 17, 2015. Presently over 80 paintings of Mr. George Schulman’s work are being exhibited at the Judaica Museum in the Temple Beth Sholom complex.


The exhibit is curated by Bat-Shiva Slavin at 401 Roslyn Road in Roslyn Heights, NY and will run until November 27, 2015 and represents what Schulman calls “Mapping,” the style that took him decades to achieve.


Beth Sholom in Rosyln, New York is a warm and dynamic conservative, egalitarian congregation committed to exploring and expressing their Jewish identities through spiritual, educational, and social moments of communal connection. A house of prayer, a house of learning, and a house of community, Temple Beth Sholom nurtures personal development and social responsibility while promoting greater knowledge of their Jewish history and culture. For over sixty years, TBS has been caring for and engaging our congregants and community. Through their services, programs and activities they create sacred communal Jewish moments worthy of the Divine. Their team of clergy, educators and lay leaders are committed to making TBS a place where each and every member of their family can learn, grow, gather and celebrate together.


Painting since the age of four, classically trained Schulman can paint in any style. Touted with an eye for color and form, yet not satisfied with his early success, Schulman pushed to find his own voice different from all the rest. A spiritual man with Jewish roots. Schulman is also a gifted historian and consummate storyteller. Schulman’s paintings and collages share his, and the Jewish Peoples’, drive to slay dragons. His use of white has been inspired by the light he saw, as well as his grandmother’s voice, telling him it was not his time before being revived from heart failure.


Using a Classical Grid to format his Works, Schulman looks for the dominant shape found in his favorite Master Artists’ Paintings. Schulman’s Works are colorful, kinetic and at times visually tense. His viewers are drawn in and out of the picture plane. Schulman’s uses special oils and acrylics in his massive paintings. He makes his own stretchers and uses only the finest linen and canvas. Hand sewn paper collages are made out of fast food containers collected over a 2 year period.


To learn more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/georgeschulmanartist


Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art, Theater and Red Carpet Events in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons.


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Supporters Gathered At 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island

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Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) Founder Manyann Wahmann poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane At 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island



























Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) Honoree Dr. Hal Gerstein and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op At 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island







































Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) Executive Director Bob Wahmann and  TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op At 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island











































Dr. Hal Gerstein and Founder Maryann Wahmann pose for a photo-op At 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island
































Caryn Gerstein, Dr. Gerstein, Lucy Gerstein, Irene Karp and James Rich pose for a photo-op at 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island






















































Sponsor Elyse Spatz Caplan, Founder Maryann Wahmann and TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala To Support Neuroendrocine Cancer, Bethpage, Long Island






Contributors, supporters and Neuroendocrine Cancer patients gathered together to celebrate the 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala at Sterling Caterers in Bethpage, Long Island for the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) and research.



Neuroendocrine tumors are a highly diverse group of tumors formed by neuroendocrine cells. Because these cells are found throughout the body, neuroendocrine tumors can arise in a variety of organs, including those of the gastrointestinal system, lungs, thymus, and skin. Another type of tumor that arises in the adrenal glands — called pheochromocytoma — is sometimes classified as a neuroendocrine tumor. Carcinoid tumors are by far the most common type of neuroendocrine tumor found in the gastrointestinal system. Other, more rare types of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors include small cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, which arise in the islet cells of the pancreas. Doctors may diagnose and treat neuroendocrine tumors according to the types of cells involved, the appearance of the tumor cells under the microscope, and their location in the body.


At this years 12th Annual Celebration of Life Gala. Oncologist, Dr. Hal Gerstein was honored. Dr. Hal Gerstein is a medical oncologist in Great Neck, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for 37 years. He is one of 16 doctors at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and one of 13 at North Shore University Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology.


For more information on how you can learn more information please visit http://netcancerawareness.org



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Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York



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Publisher and CEO of 25A Magazine Chase Backer Poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York







































David Finkel Business Group Manager of Ferguson in Greenvale, NY and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York



























Victoria Crosby, Cognac Wellelrane and Andrea Correale pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York















































Victoria Crosby, Cognac Wellelrane and Andrea Correale pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York































Elegant Affairs Caterer Andrea Correale and 25A Magazine Publisher Chase Backer pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York






















































Artist George Schulman, Debra Rothberg and Elegant Affairs Caterer Andrea Correale pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York



















































Debra Rothberg and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Greenvale, New York









The Grand Opening of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery took place in Greenvale, New York on November 12, 2015. The glitterie and glamorous event was hosted by 25A Magazine and affluent guests enjoyed fabulous cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs.



Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. The company’s expertise goes way beyond plumbing. Ferguson is a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past sixty three years they have grown from a local distributor to an $11 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 20,000 associates nationwide. Ferguson prides themselves on delivering world-class service and their clients and customers know that “Nobody expects more from us than we do” is more than just a tagline to Ferguson associates. It’s a cultural belief that is demonstrated every day through exceptional customer service, product selection and industry knowledge.


Ferguson is the largest distributor of commercial and residential plumbing supplies, and pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) in the United States. It’s more than a slogan about how Ferguson does business. Expecting a lot from themselves is how they make a positive impact to strengthen the communities where they are located throughout the country.. It’s a challenge they share with more than 20,000 associates who help Ferguson fulfill its mission by lending a hand where it’s needed. Supporting communities, families, the military and education is not that different from what they do every day – providing what it takes to keep a wide range of good things going, making everyone’s lives better.



For more information please visit : Ferguson.com



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Bailey Arboretum Hosts Autumn Annual Cocktail Party

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 Mrs. Sarane, President Margaret Stacey and Jim Tyberg pose for a photo-op at Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party






















































Superintendent Michael Maron and Darlene Bunce  pose for a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party





























































Christine MacKinnon, Jeff Wanek, Miriam Droller pose for a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party












































Victoria Crosby, Alice Vonbriesen, Marjorie Isaksen pose for a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party






















































Janice and Felix Badillo pose for  a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party


























Christine MacKinnon, Jeff Wanek, Peter MacKinnon, Miriam Droeller and Kelly MacKinnon pose for  a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party


































Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Pascal Franchet Tone, Son of Movie Stars Franchot Tone and and Jean Wallace and stepson to Movie Stars Cornell Wilde and Joan Crawford  at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party

























President Margaret Stacey explains the History of Bailey Arboretum

























Honorees Sue and Peter MacKinnon and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party


































Cognac Wellerlane and Cabaret Singer Michael Kevin Walsh pose for a photo-op at the Bailey Arboretum Autumn Annual Cocktail Party







Come Fly With Me was the theme for the Sinatra and Mad Men Annual Autumn Cocktail Party as guests, friends and supporters gathered to support The Bailey Arboretum on November 7, 2015. Bailey Arboretum is a scenic grand forty-two acre property situated on the North Shore of Long Island in Lattingtown, New York, located on the estate of renowned horticulturist and philanthropist Frank Bailey. Bailey Arboretum is the only accredited arboretum on Long Island and in the New York Metropolitan area.

Bailey Arboretum is open to the public seven days a week, year round. Community and educational programs are offered throughout the year. Bailey Arboretum provides visitors well marked trails, gardens and the freedom to stroll the beautiful grounds. The arboretum does not charge admission or parking fees to the community of Long Islanders and supporters.

During the event Sue and Peter P. MacKinnon were honored for their generous donation time, expertise and talent to the continuation and enhancement of Bailey Arboretun.
Sue and Peter are exemplary friends in every way. Their generosity of time, expertise and talent reverberates in the Long Island community. Their passion for horticulture is legendary. Peter, being the son and nephew of Scottish estate superintendents has detailed familiarity with maintaining grand properties which has applied to his own gardens along with Sue’s meticulous direction. Their often toured gardens are soon to be part of the Smithsonian Archives.

To learn more information please visit http://www.baileyarboretum.org



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Eighth Annual Little Shelter Masquerade Ball at Watermill Caterers


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President Maryann Chernovsky and David Ceely Present Award to Dr Frank Liguori at Eighth Annual Little Shelter Masquerade Ball at Watermill Caterers























Sara Gore from NBC TV and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane at the Little Shelter Animal Rescue’s 8th Annual Masquerade Ball and Charity Event, Thursday, October 29, 2015.















































David Ceely and TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Little Shelter Halloween Bash at The Watermill in Smithtown, NY














































Mike Wellbrock, Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose on the red carpet at the  Eighth Annual Little Shelter Masquerade Ball at Watermill Caterers























































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the red carpet at the  Eighth Annual Little Shelter Masquerade Ball at Watermill Caterers








Long Island supporters dressed as ghosts, witches, goblins and zombies gathered to celebrate the Little Shelter Animal Rescue’s 8th Annual Masquerade Ball and Charity Event at the Watermill Caterers in Smithown, Long Island. The event took place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6-9PM and featured a cocktail reception, dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions and live entertainment.



Jacque Reid and Sara Gore from NBC TV was this year’s recipient of the 2015 Media Excellence Award for their outstanding contributions to promoting The Little Shelter Animal Rescue.



Jacque Reid is an Emmy winning co-host of New York Live, NBC 4 New York’s lifestyle show, airing weekdays at 12:30PM. Together with co-host Sara Gore, New York Live’s dynamic duo serves audiences a daily dose of the very best New York has to offer from the latest fashion trends to celebrity news, top food and restaurant choices, and entertainment.


Prior to joining NBC 4 New York, Reid was a regular guest co-host on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show The View as well as a correspondent for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show where she presented her segment, Inside Her Story, a feature focused on women’s issues. Presently, Jacque continues as a correspondent with the Joyner show as well as a co-host of the AR Bernard Show on Sirius radio. Jacque is also creator and editor in chief of,SingleandLivingFAB.com, a lifestyle website that encourages single women to live their best lives.


Sara Gore is co-host of New York Live, NBC 4 New York’s lifestyle show, airing weekdays at 12:30 p.m.



Together with co-host Jacque Reid, New York Live’s dynamic duo serves audiences a daily dose of the very best New York has to offer from the latest fashion trends to celebrity news, top food and restaurant choices, and entertainment.



Sara Gore is also host of LX.TV’s Open House, a weekly show on NBC and nationally syndicated across the country. Each week, Open House opens its doors to the country’s most lavish homes, giving viewers advice and inspiration from the industry’s best designers and home improvement experts.



Early in her career, Gore pursued her passion for food by working as a caterer and personal chef, and worked as a line cook for famed chef Jean-Georges. She has demonstrated her cooking skills on both The Today Show and The Steve Harvey Show.



Veterinarian and Medical Director for twenty five years Dr. Frank Liguori was also honored. Dr. Liguori is this year’s recipient of the President Award of Medical Excellence. Sponsors for the event included: Petco Foundation, 1-800 Flowers, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Ferrari-Maserati of LI, Newport Creative, Carol Duffy, Contour Concepts and Counter-Tech Industries.



Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter nestled on six wooded acres in Huntington, Long Island. Little Shelter has been dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving homes since 1927. Age, physical condition, and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life is in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. All Little Shelter pets receive the highest quality medical care and are spayed /neutered before adoption. Every potential adopter is interviewed and thoroughly screened to ensure the best quality homes. Included on the grounds is Sheltervale Pet Cemetery, which has been the final resting place for companion animals for more than 80 years. Little Shelter Animal Rescue has won Best of Long Island 6 straight years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) for Best Animal Shelter/Rescue. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. Little Shelter is the only shelter not located in New York city to be included in the alliance.


For more information please visit http://littleshelter.com



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Co-Founder Rachel DeMolfetto and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at First Annual Long Island Beauty Ball at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury










































































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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at First Annual Long Island Beauty Ball at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury









Beauty experts, professional cancer care experts, politicians and cancer survivors attended Mondays at Racine Long Island Beauty Ball on Monday October 26, 2015 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

For over ten years, the staff of Racine has looked for a way to provide support and comfort to people receiving treatment for cancer. In 2003, they created the Mondays at Racine cancer care program, which provides complimentary services and supportive therapies every third Monday of the month.


At a time when few were addressing the mental and emotional impact of being diagnosed with cancer, Racine set out to attempt to offset its ravaging side effects and provide solace, integrity and support to it’s community members stricken with this disease. In that time, the program has grown to become a safe haven for patient’s emotional well being, as well as an important supportive resource center within our community. It has also helped hundreds of women deal with their affliction in a gentle and proactive way.


Co-Founder Rachel Demolfetto knew that the beauty industry was her chosen career. At the age of 26 in 1989, Rachel purchased an aesthetic salon in East Islip where she began establishing her spa career. In September 1994, she opened Racine Salon de Beaute & Spa in Islip, NY with her sister Cynthia Sansone. What began as a small operation has now grown to be a hugely successful community-driven full Spa & Salon and landmark in the town of Islip. Keeping benevolence and philanthropy close to their hearts, for the last ten years Rachel, Cynthia, and team Racine began a program to provide support and beauty services for people going through treatment for cancer. The Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Program has garnered many accolades, citations and awards. As well as the subject of an HBO Oscar nominated short documentary.


Mondays at Racine’s mission is to encourage a self-empowering, mind-body approach to treatment, in concert with traditional medicine, to ensure wellness and vitality. By attending to the whole person and not just the disease, Mondays at Racine offers people suffering with cancer the opportunity to face the challenge of healing…beautifully.



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