Betsy Abraham

Betsy Abraham is senior managing editor at Anton Media Group and editor of The Westbury Times and Massapequa Observer. She also writes for Long Island Weekly.

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Movies For The Military

DVDs seem a thing of the past, collecting dust on shelves as viewers opt for streaming services. But for Arthur Strachman, those silver discs are a precious commodity. Arthur heads up Big Hy For Heroes, a...

Looking At The World With New Eyes

Through the eyes of a child, the world is a wonderful place filled with color and life and excitement. But as adults those colors often seem to fade and the excitement gets traded in for...

Chef Tom Schaudel Brings High-End Seafood The Vanderbilt With Kingfish

Walking into the Vanderbilt’s gorgeous lobby—outfitted with a hand-blown glass chandelier, glass and bronze entry table and custom-patterned marble floor under a 22-foot high rotunda—is enough to prompt guests to speak in hushed whispers, a...

The Office! A Musical Parody Pays Tribute To Dunder Mifflin

And The Dundie Goes To... How do you pay tribute to one of the best TV shows of all time? With music, of course! The Office! A Musical Parody opened off-Broadway on Sept. 20, bringing singing,...

My Squirrel Days And Other Delights

“There comes a time in every sitcom actress’s life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When my number was up, I told myself that I would not blink. I would...

The Unstoppable Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper has filled many roles over the years: redhead, daughter, improviser, bride, mom, receptionist, Kimmy. But sitting down to read through My Squirrel Days, Kemper’s collection of personal essays, readers get a much warmer sense...

New-York Historical Society’s Harry Potter Exhibit Is Positively Spellbinding

With 500 million titles sold around the world, a movie franchise and Broadway play currently on Broadway, it seems almost an understatement to say that the Harry Potter series has changed the world. But what...

Mike Birbiglia Hosts Stand Up And Vote At Hofstra University

The list of names read more like something you’d see on a Governor’s line-up than hosting a free voter registration drive on a college campus. But that was the point, as comedian Mike Birbiglia hosted...

Eric McCormack Unlocks His Id On Will & Grace

When Eric McCormack got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month, it seemed only appropriate that it found a home next to Debra Messing’s. The two not only play roommates on...

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Halston Style Debut At Nassau County Museum Of Art March 25

Nassau County Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American fashion designer Halston. Halston Style includes many never-before-seen...

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The way parents communicate with their children can enhance the quality of the relationship and the sense of security, or it can lead to...
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