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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,12:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Maragos Kicks Off Women’s History Month with Art and Photography Exhibition

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Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists ...

Mineola, NY - January 28th, 2014 -  Over 50 Female Artists Will Compete for Prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building located at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York. Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists and contribute to the growing arts industry in the County. The display of art will bring recognition to over 50 award winning artists and kick-off Women’s History Month in Nassau County. The artists will compete for prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building. Participation from local artists, local businesses and individual sponsors has been overwhelming.

“Nassau County is home to some of the most talented artists in the Country,” Comptroller Maragos said. “I am honored to host the Women of the World Art Exhibit as a way to promote our local artists and spur further growth in our local film and art industry. The Comptroller’s office is always ready to support our local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs.”

"As curator of "Women Of The World" it was an amazing 'artventure' for me to set out on a quest to locate and invite fifty outstanding women artists from every corner of Long Island to showcase their individual style,” Curator Jill Rader Levine (Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Long Island Press Club, National League of American Pen Women - MA Master of Visual Arts.) “The results of their creativity in expressing the theme of the feminine mystique in the medium of their choice are brilliant - fifty unique images that will leave a memorable impression on all who attend this event."

The event format will include a panel of distinguished judges to evaluate each piece based upon focusing on the criteria of the "Wow" factor, expression of the theme, creativity and expertise in their chosen medium. There will be three awards in each of the two divisions - a total of six. Prizes will be awarded in each category for Fine Art and Photography.

Judges will include notables in the arts such as: Donna Tuman, Ph.D, Chair of C.W. Post Art Department, Dr. Joan Powers, Director of Photography at C.W. Post, Professor Marc Kopman of Hutton House Lecture Series, Professor Thomas Germano of Farmingdale State College, Artist Tom Sammon, Newsday Photo Editor Ken Sawchuk, Dr. Regina Gil, Director of the Great Neck Arts Center, and Fatimah White, of the African American Museum of Art.

The "Women Of The World" Long Island Art & Photography Exhibition featuring over 100 works of art will be on display for the entire month of March - Opening March 4,2014 at the Hutchins Gallery in the main library at CW Post Campus. Tuesdays - Saturday 2- 5 PM.

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