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Town Focus: Artist, sunset serenade and cancer awareness

The Long Island Rail Road station in Sea

The Long Island Rail Road station in Sea Cliff, built in 1868, is on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 6, 2012) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

This morning, I am meeting with Dimitry Schidlovsky, an artist who has a studio on Sea Cliff Avenue.

In the afternoon, I’m speaking with Lori Schneider to talk about her five-year-old daughter Penelope who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3. Although her daughter found a bone marrow match, her family began a nonprofit called Penelope’s Odyssey to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and the need for bone marrow donations. In fact, the organization is holding a bone marrow drive at Sea Cliff Beach on Friday at 7 p.m.

Later, I’ll make sure to stop by for Sea Cliff Civic Association’s “Sunset Serenade 2012,” a music event held on Thursdays at Memorial “Sunset” Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

So far, I’ve received an exciting amount of suggestions regarding places to eat. I greatly appreciate it because it’s my favorite part of the day. On Wednesday, I ate a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw at the Sea Cliff Bistro. It was probably the best pulled pork I have ever had. Keep the suggestions coming.

At every step along the way, I welcome your input. Tell me what you think of the coverage, what you would like me to find out and where I should go. You can reach me via email, Twitter and the comments below.

Tags: Sea Cliff , Dimitry Schidlovsky , Penelope’s Odyssey

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