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As life beats on in the new year, February ushers in a focus on matters of the heart: Valentine’s
Day and American Heart Month.
Speaking to the importance of choosing the right gift for our significant others, we had the
opportunity to sit down with jewelry designer Charles Krypell, the eponymous visionary,
whose new Greenvale flagship is as breathtaking as is his bejeweled collections. If you haven’t
been in yet, you must! You might even get to meet Charles himself!
In Press Business, beat reporter Claude Solnik covers how wedding venues are coping amid
continuing pandemic restrictions during what is normally showcase season. And in Press
Health, Digital Editor Briana Bonfiglio brings readers the latest cardiac care tips for preventing
heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 cause of death.
This month, we bring you a special section, Coping With Death, delving into the sensitive
issue at a time when many families are saying final goodbyes to loved ones lost to the
In Press Buzz, our reporters round up where to go and what to do this Valentine’s Day. And
Associate Editor Annie Wilkinson recalls the bad old days when slavery was legal on Long
Island in a special Black History Month edition of Rear View.
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Happy Valentine's Day!
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Volume 200, No. 2 February 2021
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6 THIS MONTH
A roundup of the latest local news headlines
on Long Island. And how New York
State oversight of court-appointed psychologists
is lacking, despite complaints. 10 COVER
Fine jewelry designer Charles Krypell,
who recently opened his flagship store in
Greenvale, shares the inspiration behind
his unique brand and how he›s helping
restore the meaning behind gifting sparkly
accessories. 12 GUEST COLUMNISTS
New York State Democratic Committee
Chairman Jay Jacobs on why Republicans
who voted against certifying President
Joe Biden›s Electoral College votes should
resign. And one of those congressman, U.S.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), on why it›s OK
LI catering halls get creative to stay afloat
amid Covid-19 restrictions, meet new
SUNY College at Old Westbury President
Timothy Sams, and Mended Little Hearts›
benevolent mission to help kids with cardiac
defects. 25 HEALTH
Why taking care of your heart is more
important than ever due to the pandemic,
why some are refusing to take advantage
of the new vaccine, and a roundup of the
latest coronavirus headlines. 33 FAMILY & EDUCATION
Apps to help moms cope with virus-induced
stress, graduation rates are up
statewide, and how to avoid puppy and
43 COPING WITH DEATH
A special section on how to plan for a funeral
during crowd size restrictions, and
a primer on funeral trusts. 51 BUZZ
Romantic places to take your honey for
Valentine›s Day, Hook & Reel brings a new
Cajun option ahead of Fat Tuesday, Do This!
listings, and recalling LI›s forgotten slaves.
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