Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nassau County Community Policing Center Temporarily Moves To Farmingdale

 Hi All,

Just a quickie post today.  The above mentioned title says it all...the Nassau County Community Policing Center is temporarily moving to Farmingdale.  Click on this link to see the article from the Farmingdale Patch. 

The center will relocate while the original location will undergo construction starting this week - September 13, 2016.  The new address is the site of the South Farmingdale Fire Department Station on 44 Beverly Road in Farmingdale.

Other helpful services of the Second Precinct include: 
Phone Number: 516-573-6200 
Obtain a copy of an accident report

Pistol License Renewal

Public Information Office

Strat-com - Uniform Crime Report

Bullying Guide For Parents

Bullying Guide For Teens

Safeguard Your Car

Safety Tips For Seniors

Hope the links help and are useful!

Regards,
Stu

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Only In Your State

Hi All,

Travel tip ahead - watch out!

Click on this link - for a state-by-state guide to unique accommodations, waterfront and rooftop restaurants, hot springs, swimming holes, little known islands, covered bridges, swinging bridges and even haunted houses and much, much more on 'OnlyInYourState.com'.

Users can click on tabs at the top of the page on topics like food, attractions, news, life, community and more to find more attractions listed on the site.

Once you find an attractions or spot of interest an article with pictures describes the venue and the attraction. Directions to the location are given as well.

What a great way to learn about lesser known spots of interest in New York state - or any state for that matter!

Enjoy the vacation spots and the trips you'll take!

Regards,
Stu


Monday, September 19, 2016

Free Ebooks

Hi All,

The library has a fantastic product for downloading ebooks and audiobooks called Overdrive - its free by the wayClick here for the link.

Using just your library card you can download current fiction, current non-fiction and audiobooks to your iPad, Kindle and other Android devices.

But wait...there's more. Other websites give users access to even more free ebooks and free audiobooks.

Readers can visit Gutenberg.org to download free contemporary fiction and non-fiction ebooks to your devices.  Users must use the Kindle free app or have an Amazon kindle device

However, users can also use HundredZeros to download free and discounted (these cost money)  ebooks that match your interests.  Link to HundredZeros is here.

Finally users can try BookBub.com for even more downloadable books. (Users must register for BookBub though.  BookBub is free to join and you can read on any device. Also, the books are yours to own.

Enjoy the sites and the free ebooks!  Happy reading.

Regards, 
Stu

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Voting and Elections

Hi All,

Here's another election post - short and sweet!  Click on the links below to get the various pieces of information needed!  All your elections and voting needs are now in one place!

Decide Who to Vote For


Find Your State or Local Election Office Website

How to Vote 

Presidential Election Process

Voter Registration, Requirements, and Deadlines

Voting and Election Laws and History

Remember that the election is on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016!!!

Regards,
Stu

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Medical Identity Theft

Hi All,

Its a fact of life - we live...and we sometimes get sick.  And its a very unfortunate fact of life some people try to take advantage of those very same sick people.

As a result there is such a thing as medical identity theft. 

Basically it goes like this: 'A thief may use your name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with your insurance provider, or get other care. If the thief's health information is mixed with yours, your treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report may be affected'.  

If you see signs of medical identity theft, visit Identity Theft.gov to report and recover from identity theft.

Click on the following links to learn more about detecting medical identity theft, correcting mistakes in your medical records, protecting your medical information and checking for other identity theft  problems.

For more information on extended fraud alerts and credit freezes, click this link.
To learn how to keep your personal information secure, click here.  

Hopefully you won't need these links, but if you do I hope they help!

Regards,

Stu

Friday, September 9, 2016

Just Do It - Yourself

 Hi All,

I just heard about yet another 'Do It Yourself' website called 'Do It Yourself.com'. Click here for the link.  So what makes this site different than other sites?  Well, its easily navigated, quick to load and has loads of tutorials.

How To articles are well written and organized in many cases organized in a 'step-by-step' basis.

How To's explanations are organized by topic. 
Topics include:
- Design Center
- Cars/Trucks/Boats
- Decorating/Painting
- Electrical/Electronics
- Exterior Home Improvement
- From Our Workshop
- Games/Rec Room
- Green Home/Green Living
- Hardware/Tools/Woodworking
- Household/Cleaning
- Interior Home Improvement
- Lifestyle/Crafts/Recreation,
- Personal Finance/Legal Matters
- Plumbing/HVAC
- Real Estate.

Whew - that's quite a list!

There is also a list of Your Projects on the top ribbon on the homepage. 
Projects include:
- Automotive Projects
- Bathroom Projects
- Bedroom Projects
- Decorating Projects
- Dining Room Projects,
- Electrical and Electronic Projects
- Exterior Projects
- Game Room /Rec Projects
- Garage Projects,
- Green Projects
- Holiday Decoration Projects
- Home Office Projects
- Kitchen Projects
- Landscaping Projects
- Living Room Projects
- Patio/Deck Projects
- Room Addition Projects
- Work Projects and other projects.

Furthermore, each category has more sub-categories once you click a link.  For example, the Your Project tab for Decorating/Painting has further links to Designing With Color, Decorating For Kids, Design By Room, Designers & Ideas, Exterior Painting, Furnishings and much more.

The site also has a forums - click here for the links to them - which are heavily used by readers. 
Use this link if you would like to sign up for any of the Do-It-Yourself newsletters.

Clicking on the search box at the upper right side of the page for the term 'replacing an outlet' gave these results.

From the results given, I would suspect that this is one of the better answers.
This article has a list of 'what tools you'll need to complete the projects', a step-by-step written narrative of how to complete the project, and links at the bottom of the page to other similar, but different projects.

All in all this is a helpful, comprehensive, user friendly 'how-to fix things' website.

Enjoy the projects and the links above!

Regards,

Stu
 


Friday, August 26, 2016

Rent.com

Hi All,

Have you heard?  Of.  Rent.com?  Its a website where you can rent your next apartment. Users can find an apartment using zip code and/or the name of the town or city and the state.  Its really easy to use. Rent.com uses Legit-A-Master to help make the site more authoritative and useful.

What's Legit-a-Master? It collects 3D floor plans, photos, virtual tours and finds certified resident reviews for the apartments on the site.

Site listings have floor plans, a list of amenities that come with the apartment, property details and neighborhood information. Contact information is included as well.

Other useful parts of the site include a Moving Center, Rent.com's Blog and a way to personalize your apartment searches using My Rent.

Enjoy the site.  Good luck finding your new place to live!

Regards,
Stu